We currently do not have an employee to start our school year in the cafeteria.  We will keep you updated on the new start date once we have a new staff member settled :)



You can now follow us on TWITTER!!  Check us out!! @LEShawElem You can see a snapshot of our daily school life :)

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 18 - Common early dismissal at 11:30am

Oct 18 - Family Halloween Dance 6-8pm

Oct 25 - Provincial Conference No School for students

Oct 31 - Orange and Black day

Nov 6 - Remembrance Day assembly at 1:15

Nov 7 - Early dismissal at 11:30am

Nov 8 - Marking day - No school for students

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - No school

Nov 19 - Common early dismissal @ 11:30am


Nov 27 - Report cards come home


Assembly Dates:  Wednesday's at 1:15pm (unless noted otherwise)

Oct. 23 - Good News Awards

Nov. 6 - Remembrance Day Assembly,

Nov. 20 - Good News Awards

Dec. 20 - Assembly in the AM - School only - No Good News Awards today.

Jan. 22 - Good News Awards

Feb. 19 - Good News Awards

Mar. 11 - Good News Awards

April 29 - Good News Awards

May 20 - Good News Awards

June 17 - Good News Awards

June 30 - Grade 5 Closing Assembly 9:00 AM


Margaret's Rainbow Gallery


Margaret Elizabeth Burnard

May 26, 1997 – November 19, 2002

Margaret was a grade primary student at L.E.Shaw Elementary School when she passed away in 2002.  Her arrival at L.E.Shaw brought a bright spot to our school.  Margaret had a warm smile that lit up her whole face and made her beautiful blue eyes twinkle.

She enjoyed people and always looked for the best in others. Margaret showed thoughfullness and tolerance beyond her years and went out of her way to make others feel special. She was greatly loved and she reflected that love to everyone she met.  Margaret was a beautiful person inside and out. As she always loved lots of colour she was captivated by rainbows therefore rainbows often figured prominently in Margaret’s own artwork and they have become symbolic of Margaret’s presence around us.

Margaret’s Rainbow Gallery is a gift from Margaret’s family to her classmates, friends and neighbours at LE Shaw.  It will give each and every child at L.E. Shaw a chance to shine. As the dove of peace pulls her rainbow it will always be a bright spot in our school welcoming everyone who comes through our doors.




Sunday, October 20, 2019


Text/Email Alerts

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