Cette Semaine à Sissons - le 14 au 18 décembre, 2020

Thank you for checking in with us and staying on top of the Sissons news! Here are our announcements for this week. We are now in the last week of school. After this week, classes resume on Monday, January 4th, 2021.

QUICK REMINDERS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
It has certainly been an unusual start to the year. And though we are following some different routines within and around the school, overall things have gone very smoothly. This is in large part due to the hard work of our school’s staff, but also of the students themselves. They have adapted very well, and we know that happens because of your support for them at home. So, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, but also to wish you the best of the holiday season. We hope that you find time to relax, and enjoy much of what our beautiful North has to offer.

THIS WEEK IN CEPA
This week in CEPA all of the classes got their bodies moving with a ski! Heidi’s Grade five class walked over to Frame Lake and did some exploring.  The grade one students  learned how to fall down (and of course, get back up again!) as well as how to shift their weight in order to glide on skis. Each class warmed up in the tent afterwards with some storytelling and classwide games.

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
Our school is hosting a holiday food drive to collect non-perishable goods for those who are in need in our community. We are encouraging students to bring in their non-perishable donations starting Monday, December 7 up until the last day of collection which will be Wednesday, December 16. Students will place their donations in boxes which will be located in the portables (Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms) and the second floor of the school building (Grades 1-5 classrooms). If you have any questions about this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact Mme Jasmine at the school. jasmine.marianayagam@yk1.nt.ca.
 
Take care and thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
 
HOLIDAY EQUIPMENT RENTALS
In collaboration with our school’s PAC, we will be loaning student-sized cross-country skis and any available size of snowshoes to the Sissons community. We will be asking for a nominal donation for the use of the equipment. This donation will go towards the cost of maintaining the skis and snowshoes themselves, and replacing them as they need it through normal wear and tear. Also, those families who would like to borrow equipment but feel they are unable to donate are free to advise the school’s administration so that other arrangements can be made.

The loan period will be for the duration of the holiday break, with returns taking place in the first week back in January. We had hope to have all dates ready for sharing in this edition of Cette Semaine, but we are not ready to announce them yet. Please keep an eye on the school’s website, Facebook or Twitter feeds for further details. We hope to have them to you no later than Tuesday, December 15th.

LOST AND FOUND
Compared to past years, our lost and found isn’t nearly as full as we have seen it before. Nevertheless, there are still items of clothing (and masks) that are regularly showing up in it. Starting on January 4th, there will be a daily display of items in the lost and found. Items that are lost, but haven’t been pîcked up on the day they are displayed will be re-displayed every four days until the lost and found is full. We will be reminding our students about this system as well, but wanted you to know so that if one of your children comes home without something, you can remind them to keep checking the lost and found over the course of the following week.

DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER
The weather forecasts for the coming week are calling for it to get much colder. This is a good reminder that students must dress warmly and for the expected conditions. Our school will continue to follow the YK1 procedure of letting students inside when the temperature dips to -30 or lower. However, warm clothing is still essential so please remind your children to dress for the expected weather conditions. Our teachers and staff will also be reminding them.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU. SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR!