Breafast program among activities back at River Hebert Elementary

Sam McNeish
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Students raise over $2,000 for Terry Fox Foundation

October will be a busy month for students, staff and families associated with the River Hebert Elementary School.





RIVER HEBERT October will be a busy month for students, staff and families associated with the River Hebert Elementary School.

The Grade 1 and 2 class is selling tickets on a bag of Halloween goodies to help fund their year-end class trip. Tickets are 25 cents each and available at the school, from the students or their families.

The breakfast program will enter its second year with a kickoff on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The program was popular and proved beneficial to students last year.

In addition, photos were taken on Oct. 10.

A bake sale is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will be hosted by the Grade 1 and 2 class in support of its class trip.

There will be no school on Oct. 19 as an accreditation workshop will be held for teachers and staff

On Friday, Oct. 26, there will be no classes, as teachers will attend a provincial conference.

Projects that were completed recently included the Terry Fox Run that saw over $2,000 raised by the students for cancer research.

Changes in the Public Health Immunization program will see Grade 4 students no longer inoculated for hepatitis B, meningitis and chicken pox. Instead, students will receive inoculations when they enter Grade 7.

Parents are being asked to monitor their children for head lice.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween parties will be held.

Students are encouraged to wear black and orange as opposed to costumes on this day. Prizes will still be awarded as anyone wearing black and orange will have a chance to win the classroom prize.

This has been difficult for several years with confusion being created throughout the day with children putting costumes on.

School officials feel this will be safer and fair to all children and the level of fun will remain the same.



smcneish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Grade 1, Terry Fox Foundation, River Hebert Elementary School

Geographic location: RIVER HEBERT

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