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Black Mountain Elementary
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First Day at School Memo- Tuesday, September 5th (8:25 - 11:00 am)

First Day Back!                   September 5, 2017      8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

As in every year, teaching assignments and class organization are subject to change in September…. especially in a growing community like Black Mountain!  Due to the possibility of reorganization, students will return to their previous year's classroom on September 5th.  We have found that the first day of school becomes much less stressful when students know where to line up (for the most part) and are able to return to familiar classmates and friends.  Students will remain in their previous classrooms until Thursday afternoon when we place students in their new classrooms. We have found this to be an easier and smoother start for everyone! 

Other items to note:

  • Our PAC Executive will be at our front entrance on the morning of Sept. 5th with coffee & treats for parents.  They will have brochures handy and will be available to answer any questions parents may have in regards to the PAC.
  • New Kindergarten “Scavenger Hunt” will begin at 9:30 am.  All new kindergarten students are welcome to ‘roam’ and ‘discover’ BME’s warm, and welcoming community in this family-interactive hour session.  Please stop at the office first to receive your PASSPORT.
  • As per usual, students will be receiving supplies throughout the school year as needed.  School fees for the year are $40 ($30 for supplies + $10 cultural performance fee).  You will receive an email with a link to our online payment system as soon as it is active.
  • For those new to BME, please note that the school will be open August 29th (8:30-11:00am), August 30th (8:30-11:00am) and August 31st (12:00-3:30pm) for those that need to bring in any documentation.  All required documentation for new students is due by Thursday, August 31st by 3:00 pm to finalize the registration process.   
  • Finally, our 2017-18 Handbook is now posted on our website under the 'About Our School' tab.  The handbook contains information on our school calendar, hours of operation, Litterless lunch program, Code of Conduct and much more. 

Looking forward to seeing you in September!

 Janet Williams.  Principal         and          Adrian Zuyderduyn, Vice Principal

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School's Main Office Open this week
All Day
Labour Day
All Day
First Day of School - Dismissal @ 11:00 am
8:25 AM- 11:00 AM
Students placed in classes in afternoon
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Welcome Back Assembly!
12:00 PM- 12:50 PM
First Full Day for kindergarten students
8:25 AM- 2:30 PM
Safety Patroller Training in am
8:30 AM- 10:00 PM
PAC Executive Meeting
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Bell Schedule

  • Welcome Bell 8:25 am
  • Morning Classes 8:30 - 11:00 am
  • Lunch 11:00 to 12:00 pm
  • Call to Class 11:55 am
  • Afternoon Classes 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
  • Recess 12:50 to 1:05 pm
  • Afternoon Classes 1:05 to 2:30 pm
  • Dismissal 2:30 pm
  • Supervision Ends 2:45 pm

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