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
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.
|Peanut and nut free 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.
We offer a harmonious transition between home and school with our
devoted daycare team who keep attendees entertained before andafter school.
Before school: 6:30 am to 8:40 am
After school: 3:35 pm to 6:00 pm
$8.95/day (if registered as a regular user).
$14.00/day (if registered as a sporadic user).
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.
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:
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.
McCaig will continue to offer a full-lunch catering service for the 2021-22 school year. The name of our food provider is “Piccola Gioia”. Lunch service at McCaig will start next Monday, September 12th. 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.|