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Kindergarten Registration

September 2021



Attention all parents of children born in 2016:

Kindergarten registrations in Anglophone School District North will be occurring in the coming weeks. Registrations this year will be completed by following COVID-19 health protocols. If your child will begin Kindergarten in September 2021, please follow these steps to register:

·       Contact your community school by telephone, between September 24 and October 9, to make an appointment for a face-to-face meeting at the school. 


·       Face-to-face registration appointments will occur from October 13-23 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 


·       At the time of your appointment, you will be required to go into the school to complete registration requirements:

1.     Provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate,

2.     Provide a copy of your child’s proof of immunization,

3.     Provide a copy of your child’s Medicare card.


·       Please note:  Access to the school building will not be permitted without an appointment.


·       All visitors to our schools, including parents and children, must wear a community mask upon entering our buildings and follow all health and safety guidelines.

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During the month of September, we teamed up with Interventionists Wendy McIntyre, Sherri Lynn Hood and Juliette Poirier from Family and Early Childhood North.  Together we provided a professional learning session to educators in Dalhousie, Bathurst and Rexton on Fine Motor Development skills for children 0 to 5 years old. 


The session provided educators the opportunity to revisit typical growth and developmental milestones for our preschool population.  It also provided the opportunity to strategize specific “tips and tricks” for encouraging little hands to try new skills such as using scissors or beading.  As part of our “hands -on” activities, educators were encouraged to create their tallest towers using only pipe cleaners and a bit of imagination.  The results were truly impressive!


Looking for more ways to encourage fine motor development?  We will be continuing to upload interesting articles as well as our Fine Motor Monthly Motivators to our site.  Please continue to check back!

A single red dress is hung of the tree branch, never to be worn again.  A group of us gather outside to place our tobacco at the base of the tree, to make our silent offering to Mother Earth.  As the final beat on the drum fades away, the small group of us who have gathered to pay tribute to the missing and murdered indigenous woman begin to make our way back to our classrooms and offices at Miramichi Valley High School.  It feels like such a small offering when considering more than 1000 indigenous women across Canada are missing.

The Red Dress campaign was created by Metis artist Jaime Black, to give a voice to the families who have lost a loved one.  When asked why she chose the color red, Ms. Black explained that “One woman I spoke to, she’s Dakota, and she said red is the only colour that the spirits can see”.(CTV News: Reporter Karolyn Coorsh. Published October 4, 2015.  To watch the full interview, please click on the following link:https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/red-dresses-honour-canada-s-missing-murdered-aboriginal-women-1.2594856 )  More information on Jaime Black’s red dress project for murdered and missing indigenous women can be found on the following site: http://www.redressproject.org/

Why is this important?  This is part of our past and our present. Families still carry hope in their hearts that their wife, mother, daughter, aunt will come home.  Women are still going missing across Canada.

Conversations around topics that make us uncomfortable are often difficult to have.  They challenge us to dig deeper into our own understanding and beliefs, to challenge our fears and to explore beyond our comfort zone.  These are valuable conversations to have with children. 

Within the area of Diversity and Social Responsibility of the New Brunswick Curriculum Framework  For Early Learning and Child Care ~ English, we are reminded that we are to provide children the opportunity to become responsive members of our community.  As educators, we must model the actions and interactions that will encourage kindness, compassion and empathy within our youngest citizens.   

Children’s understanding of feelings and emotions begins far before many of us realize.  Research has suggested that toddlers as young as 12 to 18 months recognize when someone is sad and react.  (https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/behavioral/toddler-empathy/ )

Within their research, they found that the way the children reacted was directly related to how they observed their caregivers reacting.  We are called to lead by example…what will your example be?

Want to continue the conversation within your own classroom about missing and murdered indigenous women?  Missing Nimâmâ by Melanie Florence is available through our resource lending library. 

A single red dress is hung of the tree branch, never to be worn again.  A group of us gather outside to place our tobacco at the base of the tree, to make our silent offering to Mother Earth...

A few photos of our professional learning day Msit Ni’kmaq, All My Relations:A Day of Reconciliation  held on February...

Two successful days of learning about our First Nation neighbors’ history and culture have been experienced by Early Childhood Educators across ASD- N. Saturday, Feb. 9, Max Aitken Academy hosted early childhood educators in the Rexton and Miramichi areas and Saturday, Feb. 16, Eel River Bar’s Aboriginal Heritage Garden hosted educators in the Bathurst, Dalhousie and Campbellton areas. The title of the learning day was Msit Ni’kmaq, All My Relations:A Day of Reconciliation and that is exactly what it was! The ASDN Early Childhood team partnered with First Nation Education team and planned a Day of Reconciliation through learning about First Nation history, culture, storytelling, dance, and song.



For ASD-N, registration will take place at your local school or online from October 9–12 for children who will turn five by December 31, 2019. Once you have completed the online registration visit your local school with proper documentation.

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