Cafeteria

At this point in time we do not have cafeteria services available at our school. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Contact Information

LE Shaw Elementary School

486 Oak Island Road

Avonport, NS B0P 1B0

902-542-6900

leses@avrsb.ca

Please write bus notes on an individual piece of paper so students can bring them to the office and drop them in the bus note basket.  Bus notes should include your childs first and last name, where they are going, the date and their teacher or grade.

Dates to Remember

Dec 5 - No School-Please check the AVRSB website and School websites regularly for updates.

Dec 21 - Last day of School before Christmas break

Dec 22 - Christmas Break begins - No School

Jan 3 - First Day Back!  WELCOME BACK students!!

 

 

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Visitors to the School

We would like to remind parents and visitors that they should not be further than the lobby of the building unless they have signed in at the office and received a visitor tag.  Thank you for assisting us in keeping the school safe and our children settled :)

Welcome to LE Shaw

 

 

 

L. E. Shaw Elementary School is a grade Primary to Five school with a total of 128 students and 6 classrooms.  It was opened in September 1950 and is named for Lloyd Ethelburt Shaw, a member of the Shaw Brick family.  The school, named in his honor, is located on Oak Island Road in Avonport.   Avonport is a rural, farming community within the municipality of Kings County.  Its catchment area includes the Glooscap First Nation Reserve and is located between the towns of Wolfville and Hantsport.

 
 
 
 
 
Current News and Announcements
  • NSTU Strike Action: Parent/Guardian Frequently Asked Questions

    On November 28, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) announced they are planning strike action beginning Monday, December 5. A "Frequently Asked Questions" information sheet for parents/guardians has been developed to address some of the questions you may have about the impacts of this strike action on activities at your child's school. This information sheet is available as a pdf for download, or click to read more.


  • Students to Resume Classes December 6

    The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development has announced that students will resume classes on Tuesday, December 6. All AVRSB schools will be open to students as of this date.


  • L.E. Shaw's Giving Tree

    Dear families and community members,

    This year's giving tree will be put up in our Lobby on November 25th.  When children bring in an item for under the tree they receive an ornament to place on the tree, this is how we decorate the tree, one donation at a time.  Below is a list of suggestions for the giving tree.

    -Toiletry items such as tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, body wash, soap

    -Christmas dinner food items such as stuffing, canned veggies, gravy, cranberries

    -Small items such as mittens, hats, hair elastics, Kleenex packs etc

     

    All items collected will go to families in our school community for Christmas this year.  If you feel that you would like to help out further or you know an organization looking to sponsor a family for Christmas please contact the school office at 902-542-6900.  Thank you for your continued support of our school and families.

     

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  • November 22-Information Notice for Parents and Guardians from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

    The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has prepared an information sheet for parents/guardians with answers to frequently asked questions about possible job action by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. Please visit https://goo.gl/hu1WZE to view this information sheet.


  • November 28: Information for Parents and Guardians--NSTU Job Action

    This morning, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union announced that it intends to begin a work-to-rule strike action on Monday, December 5th at all schools in Nova Scotia. 

    The NSTU has described the work-to-rule in this way: Teachers will continue to carry out their instructional duties in classrooms, but will not support any extracurricular activities like concerts, coaching teams or supervising clubs; field trips will not go ahead. The NSTU has indicated that teachers will arrive 20 minutes before school and leave 20 minutes after, as stipulated in the Teachers Provincial Agreement. 

    More details about the impact of a work-to-rule job action on AVRSB students and schools will be available in the coming days. Please continue to monitor www.avrsb.ca and @avrsb on Twitter for further updates. 



Documents and Forms    How to Prevent, Find, and Treat Head Lice
   Annual Report 2015-2016
   2016-2017 School Calendar
   Ticks and Lyme Disease

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What does my child require for school supplies?

Answer #1
Your child will need indoor sneakers for gym and a backpack. All other supplies are covered by the $35.00 fee that we ask be paid by the end of September.

Links
  • We Give Books

    A free site (you need to register but it's free) that shows books in an enlarged format. Books are displayed in a format that enable you to "flip" the pages. Also you can zoom in on the text. Non-fiction books include such resources as Eyewitness books.



Mi'kmaq Culture

 

Here is a great link to information on the Mi'kmaq people

http://www.muiniskw.org/

 

Learn some words in Mi'kmaq!

http://www.mikmaqonline.org/

 

O'Canada in Mi'kmaq

http://www.firstnationhelp.com/ali/okanata.php


 

CRISIS MANAGEMENT (September 21, 2016)

 

All schools in the AVRSB are required to hold 6 fire drills per year and 2 lockdown drills and 1 hold and secure drill.  These are conducted periodically and LE Shaw has thus far has had 2 fire drills and one lockdown practice to-date . A relocation drill is required once per year as well.

LE Shaw Elementary  also has a crisis management committee to oversee any potential crisis that may arise and will follow the "Administrators' Book of Emergency Checklists" if required.  If you have any questions, please direct them to administration.