Kinderstart/ Kindergarten Online Registration
Kinderstart/Kindergarten Online Registration for the Avalon Region is scheduled for May 11th and 12th, 2022. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 11th and remain open until 9:00 p.m, Thursday, May 12th, 2022.
This registration is for children who will be five (5) years of age on or before December 31st, 2023.
When families register their child for Kindergarten, they are registering for Kinderstart sessions which will be held during 2022-23 and Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year.
Online registration can be completed by following the steps here:
Families will need the following in order to complete an online application:
1. MCP number including expiration date;
2. An email address in order to receive confirmation of receipt of your application;
3. What school you are zoned for (please use the School Catchment Viewer HERE);
4. Contact phone number and an emergency contact phone number; and,
5. An Internet-ready device.
To complete the registration process, proof of address and confirmation of MCP number must be provided. Arrangements to complete this process will be communicated in the coming weeks by the school at which you registered.
If you have any questions regarding the Kinderstart/Kindergarten program and registration process and details, please contact your zoned school administrator for assistance or email your questions to email@example.com.
The winner of this years 50/50 is Bert Dyke ticket number 0436 (seller Gracie Baker)
Emma Vickers sold most tickets $50 prize. Kayleigh Pippy sold the second most - 3 Growlers Tickets. Aimee Brown was the third highest - 2 Growlers Tickets
Thank-you to our school community for your support.
Education Week March 14-18, 2022
Theme: A Place to Grow
The week of March 14-18th has been designed as Education Week throughout the
province. This year’s theme of Education Week is: “A Place to Grow”
This year’s theme not only represents the physical and academic growth that happens in our
school every day but also reflects the formative social and emotional growth that happens with
the support and encouragement of our teachers and staff. We are celebrating this week with various activities each day for our students, teachers and staff at Bishop Abraham Elementary.
1. Monday, March 14th
A day in the life - A firefighter visit our school. (schedule attached)
D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read)
2. Tuesday, March 15th
Dress as your favourite character from a book
3. Wednesday, March 16th
Dart Outdoors Day
4. Thursday, March 17th
Crazy Hair /Hat Day
5. Friday, March 18th
Wear your Favorite Jersey
School Development Surveys
School Development Surveys are conducted annually to gather feedback from students, staff, and parents/guardians to inform the school development process. The survey results will be provided to your child’s school and used with other data to identify the school’s strengths and challenges. Your child’s school will then create and implement a plan to build on successes and address areas of challenge. The survey is anonymous, which means that we cannot connect your survey responses to you. We encourage everyone to participate so that we have the most accurate representation of family perceptions at your school.
The Family Survey will be available on February 14th, 2022. Please complete the survey by March 25th, 2022 by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/SDFAMILY2122EN.
If you do not have internet access contact your school.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the school development surveys, please contact:
Allan Johnson at 709-729-7831 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Patricia Emberley at 709-729-6850 or email@example.com
Thank you for your participation and for being a valued member of your school community.
Public Health would like to advise additional ages 5-11 Mass Clinics will be held this week in the St. John’s Area at The Village Mall (YELLOW)
Thursday Feb 3rd 10am-6pm
Friday Feb 4th 10am-6pm
Saturday Feb 5th 10am-6pm
Please ensure an 8 week interval between the 1st and 2nd dose.
1st doses appointments also available.
Please book your appointment online by visiting Get the Shot - COVID-19 Vaccine (gov.nl.ca) or by calling 1-833-951-3884
January 27th is #FamilyLiteracyDay! This year, families across Canada are encouraged to learn in the great outdoors. Don't forget to tag us in all of your activities today, and be sure to visit FamilyLiteracyDay.ca to access free learning resources.
As noted in the Public Health Guidance for Return to School (2022), and the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Special Measures Orders, wearing a mask plays an important role in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. In advance of your child’s return to school tomorrow (January 25), the District is highlighting the following requirements:
● All students are required to wear a mask at all times in common areas and while in the classroom
(unless there are significant communication impediments);
● All students must wear a mask on school buses (unless there are significant communication
● Masks are not required when actively eating or drinking, or during physical activity.
● Public Health has advised the District masks with three (3) layers are recommended for students.
These can be either a three-layer cloth mask or a three-ply disposable non-medical mask.
Requests for exemptions to this requirement will only be considered where:
● The student has a physical or mental health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask
(which must be supported by appropriate medical evidence; the school's knowledge and
experience working with the student ), or
● There are significant communication impediments to wearing a mask, which will be assessed by
the District, and may also require medical evidence.
Unless an exemption is approved by the District, based on one of the above grounds, every student is required to wear a mask in accordance with Public Health Special Measures Orders in order to ride the bus and attend school.
Please take the time to discuss with your child the importance of following the mask guidelines contained in this memo. Non compliance with these guidelines may result in your child being advised that they cannot attend school or ride the bus.
The District thanks you in advance for your continued support and cooperation.
In-class Instruction Resumes Tuesday, Jan. 25th
Tuesday, Jan. 25 has been confirmed as the date for resumption of in-class instruction for students. Monday will be a transition day for staff, and students will not be in attendance. Virtual learning will conclude on Friday, Jan. 21st.
Students will now take a rapid self-test on Saturday Jan. 22, and again on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 25 before leaving home for school. Please follow the instructions included with your rapid self-test kits. If a student tests positive, they should not attend school and should follow Public Health Guidance.
St. John’s & Area
Children, aged 5-11, who received their first dose of COVID vaccine on November 25, 26 or 27, 2021 are now eligible for a second dose and can book a second dose appointment for this Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Village Mall Yellow or at 50 Mundy Pond Road (Former Public Service Commission Building). Appointments can be booked online by visiting Get the Shot - COVID-19 Vaccine (gov.nl.ca) or by calling 1-833-951-3884
Children, aged 5-11, who received their first dose of COVID vaccine after November 27, 2021, are now nearing their minimum 8 week interval between doses.
Parents are now being asked to visit Get the Shot - COVID-19 Vaccine (gov.nl.ca) or call 1-833-951-3884 to book their child’s second dose appointment in a mass clinic site of their choice.
Please note, second dose appointments for children ages 5-11 must be at least eight weeks after the first dose.
Appointments are also available for children who have not yet received a first dose and wish to do so.
Rapid Test Kit Information
Please read the information below carefully. If you have any questions about pick-up details please contact the school at 579-9071.
Exactly one kit has been assigned to each child in our school. We have not been given any extra kits at this time. The kit comes in an envelope and contains 5 rapid tests for covid-19. The double sided paper instructions will also be provided.
Follow the links below for rapid test kit information and a video on how to administer the rapid test on your child.
Please wait for further communication on when to administer the rapid tests. This information will be shared following the announcement on Thursday, Jan. 20th. Everyone receiving a kit is asked to hold it in a secure location until receiving the official go-ahead to begin the testing process. This notification will come in the form of a public advisory from the Provincial Government and communication from your school administrator.
Each student will be expected to take 2 tests, at home, 72 hours apart. Both tests must be negative in order to send your child to school.
Pick Up Details
The gym will be used for test kit pick up for both Wednesday, Jan. 19th and Thursday, Jan. 20th.
Pick Up Schedules: Pick up times are indicated below.
Primary Grades Wednesday, Jan.19th
1:00 pm Kindergarten
1:30 pm Grade 1
2:30 pm Grade 2
3:00 pm Grade 3
Elementary Grades Thursday, Jan. 20th
9:30 am Grade 4
10:00 am Grade 5
10:30 am Grade 6
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm open pick-up time for those who could not make assigned times on Wednesday or Thursday.
Please wear a mask and use the open red door at the gym for entering. Please stay in your car if you see a line up at the door and wait until there is no line up to enter the gym. Once in the gym you will see a table where a staff member will distribute your child’s test kit envelope and record the name. If parents have other children in different grades they may pick up all the kits during one visit. Exit the gym to the side parking lot through the red exterior door in the gym closest to the stage.
If you cannot make the assigned time slot, feel free to drop by when possible on Thursday afternoon between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. If you cannot make it to the school for pick up please email firstname.lastname@example.org so arrangements can be made for a drop off time on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Virtual Library Learning Commons
Thanks to Ms. Currie for developing the Virtual Library Learning Commons. This site is designed to promote literacy beyond the four walls of our library and engage learners. We want to inspire creativity with makerspace activities, as well as continue and further your love of stories, reading, and writing. This Virtual Library Learning Commons is here to help students, teachers and families connect with quality literature and educational resources. We hope that you enjoy as you explore at your own pace.
Special Thanks to Mrs. Harris for her amazing help!
Jamarama is scheduled for Friday, October 22, however this is our picture day.
Bishop Abraham students will participate in Jamarama Day on Monday, October 25.
Similar to our Terry Fox Walk, we will be taking online donations only for Jamarama at : https://9643.thankyou4caring.org/
In accordance with Public Health recommendations announced today (Friday, September 17),
the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is amending its current masking
protocols in schools throughout the province. Effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 18th, mask-use in
schools is reintroduced for the following:
● All students and staff (K-12), including contracted bus drivers, must wear a non-medical
mask while on school buses.
● All students and staff (K-12) must wear a non-medical mask in school corridors, and in
all common areas within the school (e.g., staff rooms, cafeterias, music rooms, learning
● All students and staff (Grades 4-12) must wear a non-medical mask at all times while in
the school environment, including while in the classroom. The exceptions are:
➢ Masking will not be required in school gymnasiums when physical activity is
➢ Music programs and instrumental activity, including the playing of wind
instruments, can continue.
● All visitors, volunteers and external presenters in schools are required to wear a
non-medical mask at all times.
Reminder Staff and students must use this questionnaire daily to decide if they should attend school. Parents should complete the screening on behalf of their school-aged children.
Again this year, students from Bishop Abraham Elementary will be participating in the Terry Fox Walk/ Run. It will take place on Friday, Oct 1st, 2021 at 1pm. Our K-3 students will be walking around the Field, adjacent to our school, and our 4-6 students will be walking to and around Mundy Pond.
Participating in the Terry Fox Walk/ Run is an excellent opportunity for us to remember and celebrate the life of Terry Fox, the impact he has had on our community, as well as to contribute to his cause by raising money for cancer research.
If you would like to donate and support students in their Terry Fox Walk, please visit this website: Bishop Abraham Elementary Donation Link, so that your donation will be registered through our school.
Please see our September 2021-22 School Opening Update
Class Supply Lists 2021-2022
Congratulations to our lucky winner of the 50/50 ticket draw. The winner is Richard Allen with a winning ticket # 2516.
Congratulations also go out to our student Mary Allen who won the sellers prize.
Congratulations also to Isabella Bonnell who sold the most tickets.
Thank-you to our school community for your support.