Newbridge Academy Upcoming Key Dates and Events
Hello Newbridge parents:
This email is to serve as an update to families on the following subjects:
FUNDRAISING – Mandatory Raffle tickets due November 1st
BLACKBOARD LOGIN for Junior & Senior High students sullivan.blackboard.com
– IMPORTANT DATES & REMINDERS –
Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, October 23rd
Class photos and retakes for those who wish * GREY POLO ONLY *
PD DAY for all students
Friday, October 26th
SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27th from 12-2pm
**Student/Parent Volunteers needed email email@example.com
Senior High Dance
Tuesday, October 30th 7:30-10pm
Parent Teacher Interviews /PD Day NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 8th
Remembrance Day Observed NO SCHOOL ALL GRADES
Monday, November 12th
Newbridge Participates in the Holiday Parade of Lights
* VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED *
Halifax Parade Saturday, November 17th 6pm
Bedford Parade Sunday, November 18th 6pm
Senior High Snowflake Ball
Tuesday, December 4th 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 5th 6pm Grade 2-6
Thursday, December 6th 6pm Grade JP-1
Last day of classes before Christmas Break ALL GRADES
Friday, December 7th
Report Cards Accessible after 4pm
In more detail:
SAFE ARRIVAL is up and running. 902-252-3222
If your child will be out of school for any reason you can call the safe arrival message line at any time, leave a voicemail with the students name, grade, date, and absence. The voicemail will then be forwarded directly to the appropriate teaching staff for that day.
HOT LUNCHES have been set up through Healthy Hunger & the Lunch Lady for all grades. To order hot lunch you can visit www.healthyhunger.ca or thelunchlady.ca and set up an account using your contact information. From there, choose Newbridge Academy Dartmouth as your school and continue by adding your students name and grade. After set up is complete you can go ahead and order lunches. Payment can be made right there online and orders are delivered to the school just before lunch hour. At lunch hour those who’ve ordered can make their way to the cafeteria to pick up their lunch.
FUNDRAISING – Our food fundraiser was a success. A big thank you to everyone involved, final orders will be delivered November 7th after school. Mandatory raffle ticket sales have officially began October 1st. All students or the youngest of the family should have received their booklet of 10 tickets worth $50.00 total on October 1st. We ask that every family sell at least these 10 raffle tickets (@ $5 each) for a total of $50.00 per family. The raffle draw will take place on facebook live November 22nd. 100% of the first ten tickets you sell, goes to the school for fundraising initiatives, however as an incentive, any additional books of 10 tickets you sell, will give your child 50% of the sales towards their own school account. Additional tickets are available in the office by request.
Please drop off completed ticket stubs and money to the Administration Office as soon as you sell them. Tickets are assigned to students by number for tracking purposes.
DEADLINE TO RETURN TICKETS IS Thursday November 1st 2018
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACKBOARD LEARNING PLATFORM – Newbridge Academy utilizes Blackboard online learning platform. Blackboard will serve as a database from which students can access course notes, textbook resources and a variety of supplementary videos, articles and website links. Students and parents can use Blackboard to track academic progress and remain up-to-date on graded assessments and overall success in each course. In short, this resource is an invaluable tool for our junior and senior high students.
At the start of the school year, each student was given a unique username and password that allowed access to his or her courses. Neither of these can be altered by the student, and Newbridge Academy would like to make the username and password available to parents who wish to track their son or daughter’s progress over the course of the year.
If you would like the log-in information for your student, please email Sam@newbridgeacademy.ca
Once you have the appropriate username and password, the Blackboard database can be accessed by visiting sullivan.blackboard.com