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Recycling Fund 

for 2017-2018
$297.55
to January 25th

Find out more here.

2008-2009 = $ 765.85
2009-2010 = $ 841.25
2010-2011 = $1030.35
2011-2012 = $ 894.10
2012-2013 = $ 894.85
2013-2014 = $696.70
2014-2015 = $877.70
2015-2016 = $711.55
2016-2017 = $ 501.10

 

 

 

 


 

 

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To develop responsible, life-long learners in a student centered environment where all educational partners are successful, respected and valued.

 

 

 

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Summer Safety

Beat the Heat

 

​Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water.

Bug Safety

 

Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you can do to protect yourself at work and play.

Playgrounds

 

Emergency departments see more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related traumatic brain injury each year.

Fireworks

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, fireworks displays – and plenty of visits to emergency rooms, especially during July.

Pedestrian Safety

Cell phone distracted walking is a huge problem, and rarely are we more vulnerable than when walking, crossing streets and negotiating traffic.

 

 

Water Safety

poolside.jpgNot including boating incidents, on average about nine people die from drowning every day.The younger the child, the greater the risk

Bicycling

Bicyclists must take extra precautions when they ride. They often share the road with vehicles, but injuries can happen even on a bike path.

Skateboarding

Everyone falls, but there's a right way to do it. In 2015, 125,145 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms after being injured skateboarding.

Boating

Most boating experiences are positive. But joyful times quickly can turn deadly if boaters are not vigilant about safety – at all times.

Summer Programs

For more information about local summer programs click HERE.

 

Inclusive Education Supports for Students in Nova Scotia

Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development announced inclusive education supports for students across Nova Scotia in response to the Students First report. These supports will help more students receive the supports they need to reach higher levels of achievement and well-being.

More information and details about today’s announcement is available online and in the attached fact sheets.

 

To view the report click HERE

 

 

English website: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/inclusiveeducation

 

Enjoy the Outdoors - and check for Ticks!

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It’s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors – physical activity, fresh air and time with family and friends is so important! With being outside more, we also need to be aware of ticks. These are small insects – sometimes as small as the period at the end of this sentence – that are found across Nova Scotia.

 

Tick checks help protect us from the germs that ticks can carry. Removing ticks as soon as possible can prevent or reduce the risk of infection. Follow these steps to help protect against ticks, especially in grassy, wooded or shrub covered areas:

Apply insect repellents containing DEET or lcaridin to exposed skin and clothes. Follow directions on the package carefully

Wear light colored long sleeved shirts and pants, closed-toed shoes, and tuck shirts into pants and pant legs into socks.

Keep lawns mowed short.

Put playground equipment in sunny, dry places away from wooded areas, yard edges, and trees.

Check your whole body for ticks and, when possible, take a bath or shower within two hours of coming indoors. This makes it easier to find ticks and washes away loose ones.

 

 

If you find ticks, here’s how to remove them safely:

  • Carefully grasp the tick with tweezers as close to the skin as possible.

  • Gently and slowly pull the tick straight out. Do not jerk, twist or squeeze it.

  • Clean and disinfect the site with soap and water, rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

  • Dispose of the tick in a sealed plastic bag and put in the garbage.

  • Do NOT burn, squeeze or coax a tick’s mouthparts from your skin using other methods.

 

Only the blacklegged tick can transmit the germ that causes Lyme disease, and only after being attached for at least 24 – 36 hours. One of the earliest and most common symptoms of Lyme disease is a rash that’s often shaped like a bull's-eye. The rash occurs on the same site as the bite. Other symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain and headaches. If you’ve been exploring outdoors, especially in wooded areas, forests, areas where tall grasses and or shrubs are present, or have found a tick on your body, and show these symptoms, see a healthcare provider.

 

To learn more about tick safety, visit https://novascotia.ca/ticksafety/ or call your local Public Health office at 902-542-6310.


 

 

 

Do you enjoy working with children?

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Are you interested in making a difference in the educational experience of a student?

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is looking to hire Educational Assistants, including casual, part-time, and full-time.  Educational Assistants work directly with students and under the direction of a teacher to support students who require medical, personal care, safety and/or behavior management support.

If you believe that you have the ability and interest in this type of work, please contact the Human Resources Department of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board at 902-538-4600 or view the job postings available on the Board website at www.avrsb.ca/jobs

Educational Assistants are a valued member of our larger school community that support school based activities and the “whole life” of the school.

Autism Atlantic CONSULTING SERVICES Summer Institute 2018 “Girls on the Autism Spectrum”

Please join us for 12-hours of professional development focusing on the characteristics, learning styles and major issues in education and personal growth of girls on the autism spectrum from elementary age through high school graduation.  This informative two-day session devoted to understanding females with ASD will be of interest to parents, adult partners and siblings, caregivers, professionals, and educators including student teachers, teacher assistants, support workers.

When:  August 21 & 22

Where: École Secondaire du Sommet   

    500, Boulevard Larry Uteck, Halifax NS

Registration Fees:

Teachers and Professionals: $250.

Non-teachers including post-secondary students, teacher assistants, parents/guardians, caregivers, and other support workers: $200

Registration will close on August 1st.

*Minimum Registration: 20 participants

To request a registration form, please forward your name and email contact information to:

We hope you can join us!

Kym Hume MEd Sp Ed Admin & Yvonne Rafuse MEd, MSpEd