130 York Street.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
B4V 2M1.
Phone: (902) 541-8240.
fax: (902) 541-8250.

February Newsletter & Menu

Please follow the link above to access the February Newsletter with menu inside. Paper copies will be sent home for those who have requested on Monday, February 2nd.

Canadian School Counselling Week

A week to recognize the contributions of the School Counselling Profession to the personal; social; academic and career development; and the mental health and wellbeing of all students in Canada.

Canadian School Counselling Week, sponsored by the School Counsellors Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), will be celebrated from February 2-6, 2015, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counsellors within Canadian school systems. Canadian School Counselling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counsellors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 


The special week honouring school counsellors provides recognition for school counsellors who "implement comprehensive school counselling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century," according to Mayor Don Downe & Mayor David Walker who signed the proclamation designating February 2-6, 2015 as Canadian School Counselling Week.


In a proclamation, Mayor Don Downe & Mayor David Walker cited school counsellors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students' personal, social, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counsellors are certified, experienced educators with a graduate-level degree in counselling or a related professional field. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.


School counsellors across Canada will be participating in the week's festivities. Many school counsellors will be hosting special events and activities to call attention to the myriad benefits of a comprehensive school counselling program.


Parents or community members with specific questions or concerns about school counselling programs should contact the school counsellors at their local schools.


Please see the poster above and or visit www.ccpa-accp.ca for further information about school counselling.











Our February milk cycle begins on Monday, February 2nd.  If you would like your child to participate in the milk cycle for the month of February, please send in $7.60 to the classroom teacherby Wednesday, January 28th.  This covers milk for the month of February.  Our milk totals must be pre-ordered with Farmers Dairy, and since we require a few days to tally all orders and monies, we are not able to accept any milk orders after 9:30 am January 28th.  If you are unable to bring your milk money in to give to your classroom teacher by this date, your child is welcome to purchase milk daily at a cost of 40 cents.

Early Primary Registration Week - January 26-30, 2015

Students turning five years of age on or before December 31st, 2015 are eligible to begin primary in September 2015. If your child will be starting school in September and live in the town of Bridgewater, please register your child during the week of January 26-30 at Bridgewater Elementary School. Parents/Guardians will be required to present identification for their child with their date of birth (i.e.: birth certificate), health card number and expiry date, and proof of residence (i.e.: driver’s license, utility bill). If you have further questions please contact us at 902-541-8240.

We have provided a link above for further information regarding our primary screening, parent orientation meeting and our student orientation day.






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