Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary School

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ALJ Calendar 2016/17

Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary School Calendar



August 30                               Late Registration Day

September 5                            Labour Day (no classes)

September 6                            Organization Day P-12 (no classes)

September 7                            PD Day (no classes)

September 8                            First Day of School for Elementary

September 15                          Stand Up Against Bullying Day (Wear Pink)

September 19                          PTO First Annual Meeting at 6 PM

September 29                          Curriculum Night/Ice Cream Social

September 28                          School Photos

October 10                              Thanksgiving Day (no classes)

October 27                              Photo Retake Day

October 27                              PTO Fundraiser – TBA (6-8PM)

October 28                              Provincial Conference Day (no classes)

November 9                            Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 11                          Remembrance Day (no classes)

November 14                          Assessment and Evaluation Day (no classes)

November 25                          Report Cards Go Home

November 30                          Parent Teacher Interviews (Evening 6-8pm)

December 1                             AM: PD

PM: Parent Teacher Interviews (Afternoon 1-4pm)

December 6                             Holiday Concert #1 (Storm date: December 7th)

December 8                             Holiday Concert #2 (Storm date: December 13th)

December 22                           Last Day of Classes – Christmas Break

January 3rd                             School Reopen

January 24                               Second Curriculum Event (TBA)

February 1-28                          REGISTRATION MONTH

February 20                             Mi’kmaq Heritage Day (no classes)

March 13-17                            March Break (no classes)

March 22                                 Assessment & Evaluation Day (no classes)

March 31                                 Report Cards Go Home

April 6                                     AM:  PD Day

PM:  Parent Teacher Interviews/Conferences (no classes)

1-4 pm and 6-8 pm

April 14                                   Good Friday (no classes)

April 17                                   Easter Monday (no classes)

April 7                                     Report Cards Go Home

May 4                                      Spring Band Concert (GPV)

May 19                                    PD Day (no classes)

May 22                                    Victoria Day (no classes)

May 27th                                 Spring Fair

June 29                                    Assessment and Evaluation Day (no classes)

June 30                                    Last Day of School – Report Cards Home

The Department of Education Wants to Hear From You!

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is developing a provincial student attendance policy. They are asking for input through an online survey from teachers, parents, students, administrators and employers about key issues and ideas to help improve overall attendance. The survey can be found at . Responses will be accepted until July 8. Based on that information, the department will develop a new policy that will be implemented in the fall. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback.

Art for our Art Auction 2016

4 Auld

6 McMaster

3/4 Dunn

4/5 Ross/Miller

4 Rhindress

2 McFarlane


5 Theriault

5/6 Currie

1 Legere

1/2 Smith-Philips

2 Amirault

2/3 Elson

Primary Walsh

4/5 Pyke

6 Webster

Learning Center

1/2 Payne

3 Hobbs

Primary Andrews

Primary Hilton

2 Thompson


1 Ayres


Big changes to the School Insurance Program for 2015-16

Nova Scotia School Insurance Program (SIP) is the non-profit insurer owned by school boards across Nova Scotia.

Since 1988 we have paid for basic student accident insurance for every student in the Province for school hours and activities.

In previous years we sent all schools flyers to give to each student providing parents and guardians the option to purchase the Gold Plan for 24/7 coverage. This year we would like to promote the Gold Plan only online, in an effort to take the eco-friendly route, reduce costs and staff time.

Please open the link to register for this insurance: