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Parent Café

Please join us at: The 2nd Bluenose Academy

Parent Café

When: Wednesday,October 8th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bluenose Academy
Moms, Dads, school staff, caregivers 
Coffee andrelaxed conversation, in a welcoming space with parents, teachers, staff
and Principal, Denise Dodge-Baker and Vice Principal, Ray Aucoin.

District of Lunenburg Recreation 541-1343

Award Winning Woodlot - Field Day (Family) - 9 am - 4 pm, October 4  Hikes 10:30 am & 1:30 pm. 208 North River Road (shuttle available from route 10)
-  Hike to Apron Rock  - 3:30 pm, October 4, North River Road bridge, North River  FREE!
-  Dynamite Relay for Walker & Runner (9.6 k) - Noon, October 4,  Welcome St., Mahone Bay  624-8864 or<>
-  Moonlight Walk at Miller Point - 6:30 pm, October 8, Miller Point Peace Park, Dayspring  FREE!
-  St. John's Ambulance Babysitter Course (ages 11 - 14) - 9 am - 4 pm, October 18, MARC, Dayspring  $30
-  Two Willow Baskets for Beginners - 10 am - 4 pm, October 18 & 19, Lunenburg Co. Winery, Newburne  $55 (includes materials)
-  Dynamite Trail Hike - 2 pm, October 19 Meet at Station Rd., Martin's River Fire Hall  FREE!
-  Family Pumpkin Party (MARC) - 3 - 5 pm, October 19  Wear orange! Donations for PRO Kids welcome!  FREE!  MARC, Dayspring
-  Family Pumpkin Party (Pd/Md) - 2 - 4 pm, October 25  Wear orange! Donations for PRO Kids welcome!  FREE! Parkdale/Maplewood 4H Bldg
-  Food Handlers Course - 6 - 9 pm, October 22 & 23 MARC, Dayspring  $30
-  Zumba at the MARC (session 2) - 5:15 - 6:15 pm, starts November 3/6 wks  and/or 5:15 - 6:15 pm, starts November 6/6 wks, MARC, Dayspring $45

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Looking for something fun to do when you aren’t in school? Why not sign up for the PD Daycamp at LCLC; we’ll be doing a whole whack of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, skating and swimming!! We have a daycamp scheduled for the October 24th  and November 28th School PD Days.  Registration, by phone (902.530.4100) or online (  Spaces are filling up fast so don’t delay!



September, 2014

New Times @ BA:

Doors open @ 8:05am.  Homeroom is from 8:20-8:25am.  Classes begin promptly @ 8:25am.
Dismissal (starting with bus students) begins @ 2:27pm.  Parents picking students up after school are asked to wait until after bus students are dismissed, as calling students out of class early for pick-up can be very disruptive to classes.

Breakfast Club open every morning between 8:05 - 8:20 in the Galley -- Free Breakfast Available for All Students!

2014-2015: Change in School Day Start & End Times:

Embedded Time
Bluenose Academy will join all other SSRSB schools by participating in the Embedded Collaborative Learning Time model to enhance professional learning for teachers. There is overwhelming evidence that student learning and student engagement increase when teachers have opportunities to work together as collaborative learning teams. Our staff will be part of this Collaborative Learning Time model next year. This means that our start and end times each day, beginning in September, will change slightly.
Our instructional day will start at 8:25AM (instead of 8:30AM) and our dismissal at the end of each day will be 2:32PM (instead of 2:30PM).
Please note this change, as bus schedules in September will be revised each morning and afternoon to reflect these changes.  Also, please note that on the following dates, buses will dismiss from Bluenose Academy at 1:02PM to allow teachers and staff to participate with their collaborative learning teams on these afternoons.   Bus students will be dropped off at their regular bus stops 1 hour and 30 minutes early on Embedded Time days.          

  1. Wed., October 8 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  2. Wed., October 22 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  3. Wed., November 5 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  4. Wed., November 19 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  5. Wed., December 3 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  6. Wed., January 14 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  7. Wed., February 4 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  8. Wed., February 25 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  9. Wed., March 11 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  10. Wed., March 25 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  11. Wed., April 15 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  12. Wed., April 29 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  13. Wed., May 13 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  14. Wed., May 27 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM

    These dates will still include full service from our cafeteria menu and students will continue to eat lunch in The Galley on these days.                 


If you didn't order a yearbook and are interested in purchasing one -- we do have extra's! 
They will be on sale (first-come-first-serve basis) for $30.00.  (Cheques made payable to Bluenose Academy)

Technology Engagement Learning Project (TELP)

Bluenose Academy, along with our School Advisory Council, is currently exploring the SSRSB initiative for students and families known as T.E.L.P. The Technology Engagement Learning Project (TELP) is a partnership between schools, community, businesses and organizations, families and their students, and the South Shore Regional School Board. Simply stated, the goal of this program is for every student to have access to an iPad to increase their engagement, learning and achievement.

The reality is that web-based tools and resources have changed the landscape of learning. Students now have at their fingertips unlimited access to digital content, resources, experts, databases and communities of interest. By effectively leveraging such resources, we not only have the opportunity to deepen student learning, but they can also develop digital literacy, fluency and citizenship that will prepare them for the high tech world in which they will live,
learn and work.

The South Shore Regional School Board, along with other progressive and innovative educational jurisdictions, are leading the province in achieving one-to-one technology. All of the students participating in T.E.L.P. in their particular school and grade level(s), would have access to an iPad 24/7, which they manage effectively with their families.  The South Shore Regional School Board will provide a monthly payment plan (such as $15.38 for an iPad Mini  or $25.00 for an iPad Air  over 24 months) that would allow parent(s) and / or guardian(s) the ability to purchase an Apple iPad for their child through an automatic payment plan system. The student would then own a powerful educational tool for use at home and at school.


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