L. E. Shaw Elementary School


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Contact Information

LE Shaw Elementary School

486 Oak Island Road

Avonport, NS B0P 1B0



Bus Notes

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

Oct 17 - Dove program starts for those who signed up.  Every Tuesday for 10 weeks 2:30-4:00.

Oct 26 - Early Dismissal at 11:30am

Oct 27 - Provincial Conference Day - No School for Students

Oct 27 - Red Cross Stay Home Alone and Baby Sitting course 9-3:30 Sign up sheets went home

Nov 8 - Remembrance Day Assembly, Families welcome, no talent at this assembly.

Nov 10 - Marking Day, No School for Students

Nov 13 - No School Remembrance Day observed

Nov 28 - Report cards go home

Nov 30 - Regional shut down day, No school for students, WE Day

Dec 6 - Parent teacher evening and open house

Dec 7 - No School for students, Parent teacher and open house AM Inservice PM

Dec 19 - Last day for the Dove Program

Dec 21 - Early Dismissal at 11:30am Last day before break.

Dec 22- Jan 2No School Winter Break

Jan 3 - First day back.  Welcome back students and staff!!

Breakfast Program

We are always looking for donations of cereal and fruit.  Cereal needs to be low in added sugar.  Suggestions are cheerios or oat bran squares.  Thank you for always supporting our breakfast program!!


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.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What does my child require for school supplies?
Your child will need indoor sneakers for gym, a water bottle and a backpack. All other supplies are covered by the $35.00 fee that we ask be paid by the end of September.


Mi'kmaq Links and Info

Mi'kmaq Culture


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



Learn some words in Mi'kmaq!



O'Canada in Mi'kmaq



CRISIS MANAGEMENT (September 19, 2017)


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 1 fire drills and one lockdown practice is scheduled soon . 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.





Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is a regular day. Current temperature is 9 and sunny.


This year's Terry Fox Run raised $1,179.00!!  Wow great job students.  Thank you to all the families and community members that donated to this great cause!!!


WE WON!! Ms. Conrad-Tracey's story was in the top five in Nova Scotia!  The top five stories were entered in a draw for a top prize of 2500.00 and four 500.00 prizes.  Ms. Conrad-Tracey's name was drawn for the top prize!!!  That's an additional 2500.00 worth of books for our school library!!!!

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