FILL OUR BUCKETS CAMPAIGN 2020-2021

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this year, we are unable to raise funds through the traditional community building in person events we have come to know and love within the Nellie community.

Therefore, it is more important than ever to focus our efforts into areas where we can positively impact and further advance the education of our students and support our teachers at Nellie McClung.

The school has identified the buckets of technology and arts as requiring additional funding and have set a fundraising goal of $20,000.

If you can support our great school, students and teachers please consider making a financial contribution to our 2020/2021 Fill Our Buckets campaign.

Your donation will have an impact on ensuring our students receive the best education possible and will be used to further support advancements in technology based learning and artistic expression. Donations can be made through signup genius, cheque or e-transfer to treasurernellie@gmail.com.

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt for the year the donation was made. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX RECEIPT.

The Fill our Buckets campaign will run from December 2020 through January 2021.If you would like a tax receipt for the 2020 year, please make your donation prior to December 31, 2020.

HERE IS THE SIGN UP GENIUS.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844AEA72FA3F85-nellie2

The fundraising committee made a really great video in support of the campaign!!

Make sure to have a look!https://youtu.be/4NtXybOwyZM

Nellie McClung Student/ Parent Handbook is NOW Online

Our 2020-21 Student/Parent Handbook is now digital. Please click the following links for information on specific topics:

Welcome

Staff Email

Attendance

Before and After School Care – Summit

Calendar

Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

Cold Weather Days

Communication

COVID-19 Protocols

Digital Citizenship

Dress Code

Fire Drills and Lock Downs

Health and Wellness

Learning Commons

Lost and Found/Personal Belongings 

MyCBE / PowerSchool

Parking and Drop-off

Playground expectations

Progressive Discipline

School Safety Patrols

Supervision

Noon Supervision

School Learning Team

Volunteers and Visitors

Council of School Councils (COSC) Meeting

Please find below a link to the October Council of School Councils (COSC) meeting. Usually an in-person gathering of representatives from all CBE parent councils, the meeting has moved online and is more easily shared with interested parents.  
The presentation included COVID funding and supplies updates, an update on Hub Learning, updates on the Ministerial order process, some general reminders about the roles of school councils vs. parent societies, and some new guidelines on fundraising. The video goes on to record a q&A with school trustees and parents. 
LINK: Oct. 22 CBE Council of School Council meeting

Reminder: 2nd Monthly Nellie Covid-19 Friendly Bottle & Clothing Drive!!!!

Time: 8 am to 9:30 am, this Friday – November 6How to contribute?

*EASY: Simply bring your bottles to school and put them in the drop in bins pictured in red below or drive through where the blue arrows indicate!

*We are also taking clothing for the ‘Share the Warmth’ winter clothing drive at the same time, let’s keep our community warm!

Didn’t save any bottles this month? That’s OK – bring them December 4, 8-9:30 am. Same place!

Nellie McClung’s Clothing Drive

The weather is changing and so is the temperature!  Nellie has a tradition of helping those in our community and by “Sharing the Warmth.” 
Please consider donating your gently used kids winter items to help the students in our school.  

We are looking for the following items: gloves, scarves/neck tubes, toques, jackets, snow pants and  boots.  If you have all ready donated your items a small  monetary donation would be appreciated to purchase the above items needed.


Your generous contribution can be donated the following ways:
– yellow bin located inside the main front doors (bin to the right)
– send your item with your child to school in a bag
– alternatively contact Kondilenia at kkaketsis@shaw.ca to make alternative arrangements.


Full details can be viewed at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844AEA72FA3F85-2020

Thank you in advance for your generous donations and helping “Share the Warmth” by keeping our students all warm this winter.

PAC Requesting Contact Information

Our PAC would like your contact information. Due to FOIP the school is not able to provide your contact information to anyone.*If you would like the PAC to have your information you must provide it to them yourself. The PAC will use the information to contact you regarding events and initiatives that they are sponsoring.They are also trying to set up a Class Parent/Guardian for each class. Please note that this request is coming from the Parent Advisory Council and not from the school. If you wish to voluntarily provide this information please follow their link below.https://forms.gle/jeqDvLZhEHE5NPcV9

PAC/ School Council Upcoming Meeting

Good afternoon Nellie Community. We will be having our next PAC meeting on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Here is the link to join the virtual meeting:

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PAC/ School Council AGM Update

Our AGM will be this coming Tuesday, October 6th at 5:30 pm. Follow the link below to attend the virtual meeting.

The link for the TEAMS Meeting is Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Some items in which you may want to review prior to the AGM can be found here. These include last year’s AGM minutes, the job descriptions of the council members as well as the agenda for the upcoming meeting.

There are two other links you may want to have a look at prior to the meeting:

  1. Position Nomination Survey
  2. ASCA resolutions Survey (will be reviewed in AGM)

Here is a list of the updated interest in the positions for this upcoming school year.

Nellie Parent School Council Positions 2020/2021

Chair (Executive Position): Person interested/ Eva Munro
Vice Chair (Executive Position): Person interested/ Catherine Loades
Treasurer (Executive Position): Vacant
Secretary (Executive Position): Person interested/ Ibtissem Zekri

Fundraising Coordinator: Persons interested/ Kristin Dublonko and Laura McIntyre 
Casino Coordinator: Vacant
Communication Liaison (PAC Website and Facebook):Person Interested/ Caley Wolf
Volunteer Coordinator: Person Interested/ Wendy Moffat
CBE Key Communicator: Person interested/ JoAnn Reynolds
Members at Large (2): Person Interested/ Onalee Orchard