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a McCaig Elementary School
Nov '19
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About Us

McCaig Elementary School is committed to promoting the personal, social and academic development of each child's potential. Programs and Services

This is achieved by:

  • Involving parents, teachers and other members of the school community in a spirit of enthusiasm
  • Keeping academic standards at the forefront
  • Developing literacy skills
    • Stimulating students to explore, experiment and progress
    • Accepting individual learning styles
    • Involving students in the process of their own learning
  • Fostering respect and responsibility
    • Providing a supportive and accepting environment
    • Encouraging acceptance of cultural diversity
  • Maintaining a caring, safe and responsible school environment
  • Promoting extra curricular activities 

This educational project was originally adopted by the McCaig Orientation Committee in 1990.

It was revised and affirmed by the McCaig Governing Board in June 2004

 

Programs, Services

McCaig Elementary offers a strong English academic program in accordance with the Quebec Education Program.

All students succeed in an integrated class setting.

Thirty percent (30%) of the curriculum is taught in French - French Language Instruction, Social Studies and Art.

The Digit, Numbers and Decimal Program and teacher-prepared resources support the competencies of the mathematics curriculum.

In addition, our drama program is an enriching component of each child's education.

  • The student's program of study is rounded off with an extensive physical education program.

   
Peanut and nut free school
  • McCaig is a peanut and nut free school.  We request parents to support this policy as there are many children in the school who are severely allergic to nuts and peanut by-products. All lunches and snacks should be peanut and nut free e.g. no peanut butter sandwiches, Nutella, etc.

Green School

We are continuing with our efforts to make McCaig a ‘greener’ place this year and ask that everyone work together to make this effort a success. Green schools protect the environment, keep teachers and students healthy, and promote environmental literacy - a triple bottom line! Our student Green Brigade will, once again this year, be leading the way towards making McCaig a “greener” school. They will be continuing with our recycling program, which focuses on educating and encouraging students to participate in making McCaig a positive example of environmental responsibility.

Much of our waste is created during the school lunch hour and so we are asking parents to keep our green goal in mind while making choices about what is included in their child’s lunch box. Please note that only reusable containers and utensils should be used to reduce waste

NO MORE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

Starting this year, single-use, disposable, plastic water bottles from home are not permitted at McCaig. Parents should purchase a reusable water bottle for their child. The school has purchased refrigerated, filtered water fountains with a special dispenser for refilling water bottles. Please remember to make sure your child’s name is on their water bottle.

Behaviour Code
  • Everyone at McCaig Elementary is expected to follow our Rules of Conduct and Safety Measures guidelines.

 

Services, Programs

Daycare

We offer a harmonious transition between home and school with our

devoted daycare team who keep attendees entertained before and

after school.
   
 

Before school: 6:30 am to 8:40 am

After school: 3:35 pm to 6:00 pm

$8.35/day (if registered at least 3 days per week).

$14.00/day (if registered as a sporadic user, less than 3 days per week).

Late fee: $10.00/15 minutes (if picked up later than 6:00 pm).

Fees are billed on a monthly basis.

Open every day except for holidays and some school closures.
   
Library

We have a fully equipped library at McCaig School containing English and French books - both fiction and non-fiction.

To ensure the smooth running of our library, we ask the following:

  • Please make note of your child’s library day and be sure that the book(s) are returned on time.                                          
  • Parents will be charged for any lost or damaged books.
   
Cafeteria

All students are welcome to eat their lunch at the school in the cafeteria. Supervision is provided by Lunchroom Supervisors.  These supervisors have all the authority of any staff member. Pupils who do not follow the few reasonable rules established for the lunchroom may be refused permission to eat at school.  A cafeteria offering a hot lunch program, drinks and lunch box extras is located on the lower level.  Menus and prices will be sent home as soon as they are available.

Catering Service

McCaig will continue to offer a full-lunch catering service for the 2019-20 school year. The name of our food provider is “Piccola Gioia”. Lunch service at McCaig will start next Monday, September 16th. Please be reminded that even if you order a lunch from the caterer for your child you must send them to school with a snack. The caterer only provides lunches that have been pre-ordered. There is no other food for sale in the cafeteria. Please visit their website at: (www.piccolagioia.com ) for more information regarding their services. The password for McCaig is lunchtime.

Finally, please note that in keeping with our “green initiative” our caterer’s lunches will no longer include disposable plastic water bottles or disposable plastic utensils. Parents making use of the caterer’s services will need to supply reusable cutlery from home.

  The menu is based on a rotation schedule as indicated on the monthly calendar.

Latest News


Upcoming Events / Calendar

Nov-28: Parent Interview
Nov-29: Pedagogical Day
Dec-20: Last Day of School before Christmas Break

Word of the Day: CAJOLE
Definition: (verb) Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.

Synonyms: blarney, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle, palaver.

Usage: The little girl cajoled her father into buying her a new dress.