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November 27
Safety

Hello Cappy Smart Families,

We have had an increasing number of parents and community members come to us to discuss unsafe choices that are occurring in front of the school. The most frequent concern is parents and students jay walking (crossing the road when not in a crosswalk). This choice creates significant safety concerns for both our students and their parents. We have witnessed several incidents in the past few weeks where children have been narrowly missed by cars driving down the street.

We work hard to model and teach safe choices with our students. Please support the safety of your children by also modeling safe choices. Please use the crosswalks on either side of the school property or park your vehicle on the far side of the school playground where students can come to your vehicle without crossing the street.

Please help teach our children safe behavior by choosing safety over convenience every day.

Thank you,

Mr. Bennett

October 14
October Break

Hello again Cappy Smart Families!

I hope this message finds you all enjoying the long weekend and that you are looking forward to the fall break this week. If your child is looking for something to do, encourage them to do some reading both with someone and on their own if they are able to read independently. Even 20 minutes a night would be beneficial.

I also would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the families and community organizations that supported our 3rd annual community potluck. It was a great to see so many of our families come together and the food was incredible! We're already looking forward to next year! 

Stay tuned for information regarding community events throughout the year and please remember to check the classroom blogs weekly for information about what students are learning as well as what will be coming up in the near future.

Have a wonderful fall break!

Mr. Bennett

September 02
September is here!

Hello Cappy Smart Families!

A quick message tonight to say welcome to all of the families who have joined us over the past few weeks. It's been exciting to see our staff and students getting to know each other​ and the number of families that joined us for the open house was awesome!​

After a bit of a technical hiccup, our website is nearly updated and you can find a copy of our current year calendar for download if you would like to have another copy at home or on your device. We are also starting up classroom blogs and they will be updated every week by staff and students. Please look at them regularly to stay up to date on what is happening in our classrooms! They will also have a translation button in the top corner to assist those that would rather read in another language. Information will be sent home with students as soon as the blogs are completed.

Have you been missing some of our emails? Please make sure that we have current contact information on file. Our email system uses the data that is set up in your child's profile. If you need to make any updates, please do so on the demographic forms that will be sent home if you didn't already look at them during the Open House. If there are any further changes, please contact Amanda in the office and she will update your file.

Thank you to all of the parents who signed up to get their volunteer clearance in the last few days! We are looking forward to having those completed and then working on ways to bring you in to support our staff and students in making each school day the best it can be!

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Bennett

August 16
We're back!

​Hello Cappy Smart families!


I hope this message finds you all well and having enjoyed your summer break!

We are back and our 2019-2020 year is underway. It has been a wonderful first few days getting to know all of our new students and see our returning students after the summer. If you're new to Cappy Smart, welcome and we look forward to getting to know you. If you were with us in the past, welcome back!

Our community is very pleased to welcome Ms. Coldbeck (Gr 3/4), Ms. McLeod (SKILL 1) and Ms. Woodward (Gr 1/2). Ms. Woodward will be with us while Ms. Sibilo is on leave. We are also in the process of hiring an additional lunch supervisor and will share more information when we have someone in place.

Please note that our Open House is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6-7 PM. Please come in to meet our new staff and have a some time to get to know your child's teacher for this year.

A reminder that the parking lots are for staff and CBE vehicles only as per the posted signage. We ask that you park in alternate locations so that our students are safe walking near our parking lots and across the driveways. Please help us prioritize student safety over convenience​.

Students will be most successful when staff and families work together. Please do connect with teachers and office staff often, we are all part of the Cappy Smart community and we welcome your support.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Bennett

June 28
Summer Break!

Hello Cappy Smart families!

I would like to express my thanks to all of the students, staff and families of Cappy Smart School for making my first full year as your Principal, a wonderful one. It was a busy year full of learning, smiles and I hope, some good memories for all!

​As we draw our year to a close, I would like to share some staffing changes that will be happening for the 2019-2020 school year. Departing our school for new opportunities are:

Ms. Baird (Deer Run school)

Ms. Wills (Nose Creek School)

Ms. Nicholls (System Literacy Strategist)

We wish them all well in their exciting new positions.

Also moving on from our community are Ms. McGarvey and Ms. Alicia​ who work in the Children's Village Program that will now be located at Buchannan school and Ms. Hari who has completed her contract supporting Ms. Sibilo's class while she was on leave. Best wishes to all as they move on into the 2019-2020 school year.

Joining us as a Learning Leader is Ms. Elizabeth Coldbeck. She joins us from West Dover school with a strong background in education. I would also like to welcome Ms. Kari MacLeod who will be joining us from Nose Creek School and will be teaching in our SKILL program. We are excited that they have chosen to share their expertise with the Cappy Smart Community

As we move into July, I would like to wish you all a safe and restful summer break and remind everyone who is returning to Cappy Smart that classes resume on August 15th, 2019.

Have a wonderful summer!

Mr. Bennett


May 25
Upcoming Dates

Hello Cappy Smart Families!

A few important dates for you to put on your calendars:

​June 7th - Volunteer Tea from 10:00-11:00 am in the Learning Commons. If you have been involved in volunteering with us in any way this year, please join us for some refreshments and student presentations.

June 14 - Activity Day - Weather permitting, we will be outside for most of the morning taking part in a variety of activities supported by Leadership students form Dr. Egbert school. Please make sure that your children come to school dressed appropriately for the weather including a hat and sunscreen.

June 17-20 - Swimming - Permission forms will be coming home soon and we are still looking for additional volunteers to support this activity. Thank you to School Council for subsidizing the cost of this trip through their fundraising dollars and to Ms. Nicholls for organizing the schedule.

June 27 - Last day of classes and report card distribution.

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Bennett

April 12
Welcome Back

Hello Cappy Smart Families!

Welcome back, it's been a busy week!

Thank you to everyone who joined us ​at our second annual reading rally. It was wonderful to see all of our division one students have the opportunity to explore books with CBE, corporate and community volunteers. We greatly appreciate the time that each of you gives to create a great experinece of our learners!

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Arpan Hari who has joined us at Cappy Smart in one of our grade 2/3 classes while Ms. Sibilo is away. She breings great enthusiasm and a wide variety of experiences to our community.

Have a wonderful week and remember to keep reading with your kids at home! Want more ideas about how to do that? Stay tuned, we will be having a home literacy night in May. More info to come!

Mr. Bennett

February 07
Some reminders

Hello Cappy Smart Families!

I hope this message is finding you all well and warm.  It's been quite cold outside lately!  On that note, I'd like to remind everyone that the hill by the playground is quite slippery.  We have been asking students to go around by the soccer field where there is clear grass as it's easier to walk down safely.  

I would also like to say thank you to all of the families who came to our Winter Wonderland event.  We were all so happy to see such a great turnout!

Report cards and IPP's have recently been sent home.  Report cards are only one of the ways in which you can get information about your child's progress.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.  You do not have to wait until Parent/Teacher Interviews and we would be happy to keep you updated! I also recommend that you check our classroom blogs and/or Twitter (links are in the Cappy Smart Website) to stay updated on what is happening in our classrooms.

Kindergarten registration is OPEN!  If you know of anyone who will be registering for kindergarten, please encourage them to do so soon!  We can do a more effective job of planning classrooms and staffing if we have a good idea of how many students will be joining us!

Have a wonderful week!

January 13
Welcome Back!

Hello everyone!

I hope this message finds you well and having had an enjoyable winter break!

We have some important dates coming up that everyone needs to be aware of:

1) Kindergarten registration begins on January 14th, 2019.  The number of classes and when they will be happening (morning, afternoon or both) will be determined by the number of students that we have register.  It is much easier on the students and staff if we can plan with accurate numbers before classes begin next school year.  If you or someone you know is planning on joining us as Cappy Smart School next year, please register with as early as you can!  Registration will be open on an ongoing basis but our planning processes will begin by March.

2) Winter Wonderland - January 24th, 2019.  Please come join us in the evening to celebrate some of the learning that has been happening in our classrooms and then enjoy musical based performances in the gymnasium.  All our welcome and we would love to have you join us!

3) School Council meetings happen on the second Thursday of every month in the Learning Commons at 8:30 am.  It's never too late to join and your support will be greatly appreciated!  Come hear more about our plans for this year and next as well as provide your input on how we can enhance the experience​ of being a Cappy family.

Have a great week!

Mr. Bennett


December 12
It's December!

Hello everyone!

December always brings a combination of excitement and challenge in schools as we all see a break coming in the weeks ahead but need to stay focused on learning until we get to December 22nd.​  It's a time when many in our building are tired (students and staff alike) but are also working hard to make the last few weeks of 2018 amazing​.  The great news is, you can help!  Please continue to have conversations with your kids about what is happening at school, talk about their learning, ask what has been exciting for them and review the classroom blogs and twitter feed together!  On that note, we have a full week of school next week!  Our last day of classes is December 21st (regular Friday hours).

We have also recently sent home an email to families around our winter celebration.  In an effort to have families join us in a quieter time of year, we have decided to invite families in on January 24th.  There will be more details to follow in the new year but you can look forward to some time celebrating learning in our classrooms and enjoying some music presentations in the gymnasium.  Please plan to join us that evening.

If you didn't receive the email and are wondering why, please pop into the office or give us a call so we can make sure your contact information is up to date.

If we don't see you before the break, please accept our warmest wishes for a fun and restful holiday season!  We look forward to continuing our journey with you in 2019!

Mr. Bennett

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