Friday, October 13, 2017

October 16th - 20th

Fire Safety Presentation ~

Thank you to the Calmar Fire Department for coming out to the school and presenting to the students on Fire Safety.  The students enjoyed practicing skills, dressing up in the fire fighter gear, and exploring the truck.  


Coming Up This Week ~

Parent Teacher Interviews ~

Parent Teacher Interviews are being held on Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th from 4:30 - 7:00.  Please make an appointment to see your child's teacher by using School Appointments.  Information regarding booking was sent out previously by Mrs. Austin.  

Jersey Day ~

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite jersey on Thursday, Oct. 19th.  

Book Orders ~

Book orders are due to the library on Thursday, Oct. 19th.  

Staff Planning and Development Day ~

There will be no school on Friday, Oct. 20th.  This is a staff planning and development day.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Friday, October 6, 2017

October 9th - 13th

Student of the Month Awards ~

Congratulations to the following students for being awarded with Student of the Month:

Ben R - Gr. 6              Madison P - Gr. 4       Brynn O - Gr.1 
Taylor P - Gr. 6          Jarret A -  Gr. 3         Kinsley T - K
Madison M - Gr. 5       Rylee B.T. - Gr. 2                       

Golden Garbage Can Award ~

This month the award went to two student in each class who made a special effort to keep their desk neat and organized.  Congratulations goes to:

       Jayden K - E                            Austin F.N - Gr. 4
       Caden S - Gr. 1                        Colby B - Gr. 5
       Alyssa T - Gr. 2                        Kianna L - Gr. 6
       Kylie T - Gr. 4

Assembly Presentation ~

This month our Gr. 5/6 leadership team consisting of Kianna L, Taylor P, Aron M, Ben R, and Cameka S wrote and performed a skit about Honesty.  Excellent job, team!

Mark Your Calendar

Fire Safety Presentation ~

The Calmar Fire Department will be out to the school to do Fire Safety presentation to the students on Tuesday, Oct. 10th. 

                    K - 2 - 8:45 - 9:15
                    Gr. 3/4 - 9:15 - 9:45
                    Gr. 5/6 - 10:20 - 11:00

Fall Pictures ~

Lifetouch will be at the school on Thursday, October 12 to take individual student pictures as well as class pictures.  They will begin first thing in the morning.

Language of Friendship ~

Calmar Elementary is hosting a parent-tween workshop called the Language of Friendship on Thursday, October, 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm.  Please go to this link,, if you are interested in registering for this workshop.  To find out more information about URSTRONG you can visit their website @

Sunday, October 1, 2017


I truly do not remember a time when I have seen the fall leaves look so amazing.  Each day when I am driving to and from school through the river valley by Devon I marvel at how vibrant the colours of the leaves are this year and how beautiful the landscape looks with the sun shining softly upon the hillside.  It reminds me of why fall is my favorite season of the year.  

Other things I love about fall are seeing the combines harvesting the fields, the fresh vegetables from the garden, crisp mornings and warm afternoons, and the smells from the Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie.  We definitely have so much to be thankful for.  (I don't enjoy seeing the geese flying back south however.)

We have managed to survive our first month of online forms. Things seems to have gone smoothly, with only a few minor glitches.  Thanks to everyone for your patience and cooperation as we all become more comfortable with this process. We have set up a computer in the office so if you are experiencing difficulties at home, you can call Mrs. Austin or come into the office and use our computer.  

October Kindergarten Days

3, 5, 10,12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, & 29

October Birthdays

Joseph Cutshaw - 2nd
Eryn Rutherford - 8th
Justin Kabanuk - 22nd
Spencer Day - 25th 
Garrett Armstrong - 27th
Nikolas Dudiak - 30th


Our assembly will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 8:30 a.m.  If your child will be receiving special recognition at the assembly you will be contacted by your child's teacher to let you know.  

Everyone is welcome to attend the assemblies.  We hope to see you there!

Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8th-14th.  Although fire prevention is important year-round, Fire Prevention Week is a great time to talk to your children about what you can do to make sure your family and home are fire safe.

The theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"

Mark Your Calendars

Coloniale Classic Cross Country Run ~

The 2nd Annual Coloniale Classic Cross Country Run will be held on Tuesday, October 3. This will be held at Ecole Coloniale Estates School in Beaumont. The races begin at 4:20.  If your child is participating they should have already brought information home to you. 

Early Dismissal ~

Early dismissal is on Wednesday, Oct. 4.  Students will be dismissed at 2:30.

Thanksgiving ~

There is no school on Monday, Oct. 9th as that is Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Fire Safety ~

Members of the Calmar Fire Department will be at the school on Tuesday, Oct. 10th to talk with each class about Fire Safety.  The students may even get an opportunity to go the the fire truck.

Picture Day ~

School photos will be taken on Thursday, October 12th.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences ~

Our first parent-teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19 from 4:30 pm. to 7:00pm.  Mrs. Austin will be sending out information about the online appointment scheduling closer to the date. Stay tuned! 

Home Alone - Workshop ~

Leduc County FCSS is hosting the Home Alone Workshop. Information about the workshop is listed below.

Home Alone Workshop for children ages 9-11 and their parents.  

Do you think your child is ready to start staying home alone before or after school or occasionally for short periods of time? Does your child have some experience

being home alone? No matter what your situation, this workshop will enhance your child's skill and confidence to stay home alone while giving you the knowledge about what your child needs in order to be ready. This course focuses on home alone skills and readiness, as well as emergencies, back up plans and scenario practices. Children must be a minimum of 9 years old and attend with at least one parent.

Date: Thursday, October 19

Location: Thorsby Arctic Spas Recreation Complex

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free


Date: Tuesday, October 24
Location: County Centre, Nisku
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Register for either 2 hour workshop, please contact Sara at 780-955-6424.
Space is limited.
If you are interested in attending, but the date and time does not fit your schedule, please call to discuss alternate dates.

Halloween Activities ~

Once again we are encouraging families to carve pumpkins and then bring them to the school on Tuesday, October 31st to be displayed. Checking out all the fabulous carvings in always a highlight.

In the afternoon, the students will be divided into cross grade groups where they will rotate through a variety of Halloween activities.  The afternoon festivities will end in the gym where we will hold our annual costume parade. This will begin at 2:45.  Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the parade.  Please remember that weapons are not allowed at school.  Thank you!

Track Meet ~ 

Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the LDAA Cross Country Run in Wetaskiwin.  The students did a fabulous job.  Most of the races had over 100 runners and most of our students came in the top half of their heat.

Special mention goes to Sophia Day who came in 4th out of 158 runners. Excellent job, Sophia!

Terry Fox Run/Walk ~ 

Everyone had a great time participating in our Annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday.  Thank you to everyone who sent in a "Toonie for Terry".  All donations go towards cancer research. Thanks also to all of the parents that came out to walk or run with us.

Spencer Day was the lucky winner of this year's Terry Fox T-shirt.  

Orange Shirt Day ~

There was excellent participation in the Orange Shirt Day from the students and staff.  Awesome job New Humble Centre!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week of Sept. 18 - 22

We have had a wonderful start to our school year.  There have been five new families join our New Humble Centre Family.  Welcome!

Thank you to all of the families that were able to come out to the Welcome Back BBQ.  During the BBQ the Gr. 5/6 class collected donations for water to help give water to a under privileged village.  Thanks to the generous donation of the people at the BBQ the class collected $41 which is enough money for a well of water.

Thanks also to the PTA for providing the food for the BBQ and a special thank you to Mr. Besler and Mr. Martinoff for cooking the hot dogs and hamburgers.

Here are some pictures from the first day of school.

To see more of the first day pictures check out the TV carousel by the gym.

Mark Your Calendar

Coloniale Classic Cross Country Run ~

The second annual Coloniale Classic Cross Country Run is taking place on Wednesday, September 20 at Coloniale Estates School in Beaumont starting at 4:30.  If your child is participating in the run, information will be coming home with them.  Best of luck to all of the participants.

Scholastic Book Orders ~

The scholastic book orders are due this Thursday, September 21. Please have orders into Mrs. Micku by Thursday.

Gr. 5/6 Fundraiser ~

The Gr. 5/6 class has started their classroom fundraiser, the ADmazing coupon books (formerly known as the Student Union Ticket Pac Book).  If you would like a book please contact Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. Austin or one the gr. 5/6 students.  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Staff have been busy preparing for the return of the students over the last couple of days.  Everyone is excited to hear all about the students' summer adventures.  I hope everyone is well rested and eager to start another new year of learning.   

 A Message From Our Superintendent

September Kindergarten Days:

       5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, & 29

September Birthdays

Jimmy Slack - 1st
Lynn Bakker - 1st
Joseph Matthews - 6th
Kennedy Huber - 6th

Bell Schedule for 2017-2018 School Year

8:10am - Busses Arrive & Supervision Begins
8:20am - Entry Bell
8:25am - Classes Begin
9:55am - 10:15am - Morning Recess
11:45am - 12:05pm - Lunch
12:05pm - 12:35 - Recess
2:05pm - 2:25pm - Afternoon Recess
3:15pm - Dismissal

Early Dismissals

Early Dismissals for staff meetings will be on the 1st Wednesday of each month starting in October.  Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on these days.

Monthly Assemblies

This year our monthly assemblies will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30am.  If your child will be receiving special recognition at an assembly you will be notified prior to that Thursday.  Everyone is welcome to attend the assemblies!  We would love to see you there!

Please note that the September assembly will be the exception to this as we are having a Welcome Back Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 5 @ 10:30.  Please join us if you are available.

School Fees

There is an Enhanced Kindergarten Fee of $80.00.  There are no school fees for students in Gr. 1 - 6

Lice Buster Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to do lice head checks at the school. All volunteers will receive training on how to complete the head checks.  If you or someone you know is willing and available to fill this occasional volunteer position, please call the school and let us know.  We thank you in advance for volunteering for this position.  

Bus Lane Safety

Vehicles will not be allowed to park in the bus lane.  This lane is strictly for emergency response vehicles and busses only.  

School Zone Times

New Humble Centre would like to thank our local law enforcement for keeping our students safe and for enforcing the school zone speed limits.

School Zone Times:
     8:00am - 9:30am
     11:30am - 1:30 pm
     3:00pm - 4:30pm

Student Absences

For the safety of our students, it is extremely important to notify the school if your child will be late or absent.  If the school is not notified, we are obligated to phone your home or office to confirm the absence.  Students who arrive late must report to the office before going to class.

Alternate After School Plans

If your child will be going home in a different manner than what is typical, such as getting picked up by yourself or someone else, going with another parent, or not taking the bus, please contact the school and let us know of these arrangements.  Often times students think there is a change of plans when really there are none.  

If your child typically takes the bus and we do not know they are being picked up, it is our policy to send them on the bus.  We do not want to send a child home to an empty house so please let us know.  

Thank you for your cooperation in this manner.

School Visitors

For the safety of our students,staff, and visitors, all school visitors must first report to the office before going to another part of the school.  

Student Handbooks

Please take a moment to review the student handbook with your child.  The student handbook can be found on our website under parents and students.

Become a Leader in Your Community

Mark Your Calendar

Welcome Back BBQ - 

The Welcome Back BBQ will be on Wednesday, September 6 @ 5:30.  The event will begin with open classrooms at 5:30.  At 6:00 everyone will convene in the gym for introductions and the BBQ.  The Annual General Meeting for the School Council will follow at 6:30.  All parents are welcome to attend the School Council Meeting.  Election of new officers will happen at this meeting.  

Terry Fox Run/Walk -

On Thursday, Sept. 28 we will once again be having our annual Terry Fox Run/Walk.  We will start the walk @ 2:25 with a short presentation in the gym.  Please come out and join us!

Orange Shirt Day -

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations to come.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear an Orange Shirt on Friday, Sept. 29 to honour Orange Shirt Day.

Friday, June 30, 2017

June 26th - 30th

I can not believe how fast the 2016-2017 school year went. It seems like only yesterday that we were planning for the Christmas concert.  Now we are ready to put our summer holiday plans into action.  

This last post for the school year show some of our final activities as well as some information for the fall. 

We wish everyone a wonderful, fun-filled summer!

Canada 150 Celebrations ~

On Friday, June 23 the students and staff celebrated Canada's 150th birthday.  We assembled in the gym to watch a few videos about Canada, we hung 150 Canadian flags along the fence which were kindly donated by the Leakey Family, and then we broke into 4 groups and rotated through some Canadian themed activities.  

The students all painted a rock to represent Canada, made maple syrup suckers, used a maple leaf to do crayon rubbings, and played Canada's National Sport - Lacrosse.

Relay Races and Tug of War ~

Despite the windy day on Tuesday, June 27th, the entire school went outside to participate in some relay races and tug of war.  

Thanks to all of the parents that came out to watch and cheer the students on.  

Celebration of Learning ~

On Tuesday, June 27th we held our Celebration of Learning to recognize the students that consistently worked hard all year long.  We began the celebration by handing out Track Meet awards to the students that placed at the District Track Meet and then continued with our school awards.

District Track Meet Winners

Citizenship Recipients:
Makenna M - ECS       Nikolas D - Gr. 4     
Emily P - Gr. 1           Aron M - Gr. 5   
Sophia D - Gr. 2         Kole R - Gr. 6
Jamiesen H - Gr. 3
Love of Learning Recipients:
Justin K - ECS           Rylen M - Gr. 1
Sam B - Gr. 2            Madison P - Gr. 3
Jakob K - Gr. 4         Walker H - Gr. 5
Jordan D - Gr. 6

Gr. 4 Pursuit of Excellence Recipients:
    Eva M                        Madison M 
    Brianna L                  Rhylinnn F

Gr. 5 Pursuit of Excellence Recipients:
    Taylor P                   Abigayle M
    Wyatt H                   Ryder B
    Walker H                  Garrett A
    Kianna L                   Sydney M

Gr. 6 Pursuit of Excellence Recipients:
       Jordan D              Brayden L
       Kaleanna F           Megan D
       Kole R

Panther Award:
Dylan F

Top Academic Award in Grade 6 went to Megan Day and Jordan Dudiak. Megan and Jordan were presented their awards at the Gr. 6 Farewell Celebration. 

Congratulations to all of our students for a job well done!

School Fees

This is the Proposed Fee Schedule for 2017-2018 pending the approval of the Government.

Staffing for the 2017 - 2018 School Year ~

Miss Richards - Kindergarten & other assigned duties
Mrs. LaGrandeur - Gr. 1/2
Mrs. Hutchings - Gr. 3/4
Mrs. Hansen - Gr. 5/6 (until Mrs. Martinoff's return)
Mrs. Hawkins - Principal
Mrs. Austin - Secretary
Mrs. Sekora - Library Learning Commons Clerk (Wed - Fri.)
Mrs. Lacey - EA & Custodian
Mrs. deMilliano - EA

Have a wonderful summer!  See you back on Tuesday, September 5, 2017