We have been very fortunate to offer breakfast to our children 5 days a week. We have a large number of children who avail of this program. Our program is not possible without the sport of KES, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, RBC Torbay Branch, private donors but most of all the volunteers who come to prep, serve and clean up during the week.
Again this year we are looking for volunteers to help out. If you are able to give us some time could you please fill in this form.
We are hoping to begin on Monday September 17th as the children have already been asking.
We are all excited to begin a new school year. To help with the first day please:
Read the previous post to review information for opening and busing
Send a note with your child about their dismissal; are they walking, being picked up; who will meet them; on the bus what bus will they be going on (color and name of driver helpful) and the address they are going to.
Remind children that there are many teachers here to help them.
Children who are being picked up will be brought to the cafeteria at the end of the day. Parents need to wait in the cafeteria for their child.
This is a very exciting time of year. Here is how you can help prepare your child.
Talk about how exciting it is. Remind them that if they are coming on the bus… Ms. Peddle and other teachers always greet them and lets them know where they go. All teachers are on duty at their classroom door on the first day to greet everyone. All of our specialists teachers (music, gym, library TLA’s & IRT’s are all in the hallways near the classroom helping all students to their classrooms)
It would be very helpful to write your child’s name, address and which bus they will be taking home, on a piece of paper to give to the teacher. Indicate on the note if they are being picked up. All Kindergarten students are being picked up for the first week of school.
If you are driving your child on the first day… please let them be independent.
Hope everyone is as excited as we are. See you all soon.
First Day of School for Holy Trinity Elementary Students
School Opening for Students
September 5th & 6th – No school for students at Holy Trinity Elementary School. All our staff will be in-serviced on new initiatives and expectations for the Premier’s Task Force (PTF).
September 7th – First day of school for students.
Routines for Friday, September 7, 2018
As we all know the first day of school is pretty hectic, including traffic. To make the morning as smooth as possible, we are asking for your support on a few things.
Students in grades 1 – 4 should use the bus, if bus eligible. The bus maps and stops are located on our website.
Kindergarten students will start @ 10 am and not 9 am.
If you really need to drop off your child on the first morning, follow our parking lot routines using the center drop off lane and the crosswalk closest to the main entrance. There will be an adult on that crosswalk to guide students across safely.
If you drop off your children, please turn right on Quigley’s Lane when exiting our parking lot. From experience, vehicles coming and going will bottleneck up on the corner.
First Day only for Grades 1 – 4 Students: We will open the doors for early drop off at 8:10 am so grades 1 – 4 students can go to the cafeteria and wait for school to begin. To avoid traffic delays, some parents may wish to avail of this option. We are hoping that this will help cut down on traffic congestion with the buses trying to get on and off the parking lot at 8:40am. From experience, we are unable to accommodate parents into the building at this early arrival time.
We have limited parking, so please use the church/Parish Hall parking lot and walk across the crosswalk.
A child’s bus route is assigned using their home address. Parents / Guardians can check bus routes and specified stops from our school website.
Kindergarten students will not start riding the bus until Monday, September 17, 2018.
Each bus route is colour coded so the bus is easily remembered and identified.
The Courtesy Rider policy can be accessed through our website and applications can be dropped to the school or emailed to email@example.com. Courtesy riders will not be approved until October 1, 2018. Remember, a new application must be done each year.
Here are some fall dates to take note of for your planning. All dates with the exception of September 5th and 6th are subject to change. If there are any changes we will notify parents as soon as we know.
September 5th & 6th – No school for students at HTE. As a phase school for the Premiers Task Force (PTF), All our staff will be in-serviced on new initiatives and expectations.
September 7th – First day of school for students. (To cut down on traffic, Kindergarten students will start an hour later @ 10 am.)
October 18th – Today is Picture Day.
October 30th – District Close Out – No school for students
November 29th – Parent /Teacher Interviews – Half day for students
November 30th – Teacher Professional Learning Day – No school for students.