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School Council Elections Council Elections<p>​We held our elections for our 2016/2017 School Council at last night's meeting. Please check our "School Council" page for a list of active members. If you'd like to be a part of our council, please come to our next meeting on December 5, 2016 at 6:30pm in our library. New members are always welcome!</p>
Online Newsletter Newsletter<p>​Effective November 1st, our School Newsletter will only be available online, as part of our website.  If you have subscribed to our website, you will automatically get an email notification when the newsletter has been uploaded. For families who require a paper copy still, one can be obtained by visiting our main office. We hope this change will be eagerly supported as it contributes to our EcoSchools and Green Team initiatives!</p>
First Day of School Day of School<p>​We are excited to welcome staff and students back to New Lowell for another great year. Our first day of classes for SK to Grade 8s is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Our JKs will be joining us for their first day on Thursday, September 8, 2016.</p><p>See you then!</p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Discovery Day TODAY!!! Day TODAY!!!<p>​We're very excited for Discovery Day, happening today!  If you do not follow us on Twitter, please consider checking us out for updates and pictures as the day progresses; <a href=""></a></p><p>Our "MBA" team will be playing in the New Lowell Series from 2:00pm to 3:00pm across the road at the park, come cheer us on!</p>



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