SSA Mission & Vision Statements

Bell Schedule

8:25

Breakfast program begins

8:25

Playground supervision begins

8:35

Entry bell

8:45

Instruction bell

10:15-10:30

P-3 recess

10:45-11:00

4-6 recess

12:10-1:00

Lunch

  • 12:10-12:35 - P-3 Students Play Outside/4-6 Students Eat
  • 12:35-1:00 - 4-6 Students Play Outside/P-3 Students Eat

2:35

Dismissal bell

2:45

Supervision Ends

 

Phys. Ed. & Music Schedules

Music

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

3 Constantine

4/5 Gill

6 Wood

6 Wood 4/5 Gill

5/6 Murphy

4 Robertson

5 Bennett

5/6 Murphy

4 Robertson

4 Fuller

5 Bennett

3 Davis

2/3 Foley

4 Fuller

3/4 McKoy

3 Constantine

P Crocker

2 Graham

P Crocker

2/3 Foley

3 Davis

P/1 McCarthy

1/2 MacLean

P/1 McCarthy

1 Baker

3/4 McKoy

1 Baker

P Brunt

P Brunt

P Letcher

2 Cunningham

1 Allen

P Letcher

2 Graham

1 Allen

1/2 MacLean

 

 

2 Cunningham

 

 

 

Physical Education

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

3 Davis

P Letcher

3 Constantine

3 Davis

Learning Ctr.

2 Cunningham

P/1 McCarthy

3/4 McKoy

2 Cunningham

Learning Ctr.

2 Graham

P Crocker

1/2 MacLean

1 Baker

1/2 MacLean

1/2 MacLean

P Brunt

2/3 Foley

2 Graham

1 Baker

P Crocker

3 Davis

1 Allen

2/3 Foley

1 Allen

P Brunt

1 Allen

1 Baker

P Letcher

P Letcher

P/1 McCarthy

2 Cunningham

P Crocker

P Brunt

Learning Ctr.

 

2 Graham

 

P/1 McCarthy

2/3 Foley

 

 4 Robertson

  5/6 Murphy  
 

4/5 Gill

  6 Wood  
 

4 Fuller

 

5 Bennett

 
 

3/4 McKoy

  4 Robertson  
 

3 Constantine

  4/5 Gill  
 

6 Wood

  4 Fuller  
 

5 Bennett

  3/4 McKoy  
 

5/6 Murphy

  3 Constantine  

 

 

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Please join us at our next School Advisory Council and Home & School meetings on

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30

 

 

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Need to Know....

  • Volunteers

    We love volunteers at SSA. Whether it be to chaperone class trips or events, provide in-school support by way of reading and early literacy practice, supporting fundraising events, etc. we welcome the support of our familes. Please be reminded, however, that in order to volunteer you must have completed an approved CCRCE volunteer package that includes a criminal records check and Child Abuse Registry clearance. This process can sometimes take time so the earlier it is completed the better. We are thankful for our families.

  • Friday Night Fun at the YMCA

    Every Friday, starting October 4, 2019
    A fun night of activities including crafts,
    games, canteen, and swimming.
    Ages 5-8: 6:00-8:00pm
    Ages 9-14: 8:00-10:00pm
    Admission $2
    Space is limited, registration starts every Wednesday for the coming Friday.
    For more information or to register contact the YMCA at 902-667-9112.
    Sponsored by the Town of Amherst.

  • Allergy Safe

    This is a reminder that Spring Street Academy strives to be an allergy safe school and we ask that you help us to keep our students and staff safe.  We have several students and staff who have life threatening allergies. Currently, we ask that no products containing nuts (including Nutella and peanut butter) and dill (including dill pickle chips) be sent to school. We recently had a member of our school community suffer an anaphylactic reaction as a result of the smell of dill in the classroom. There are many allergy safe snacks available so please be diligent in not sending prohibited items. Please make us aware in the office of any students who have severe allergies of any kind.

  • Homework Club

    We are pleased that YReach and Maggie's Place will once again collaborate to provide our students with an opportunity to be part of Homework Club. Open to all students, it will be held in the school cafeteria on Wednesdays from 2:40-3:30pm from October 2 to November 27th.

  • Army Cadets

    The 272 Amherst Army Cadets train on Thursday evenings at the Amherst Armouries from 6:30pm until 9pm. It is open to youth ages 12-18 and is FREE of cost!! All that is required to join is a copy of the student's birth certificate and MSI card. If parents have any questions please contact Capt. Adam Weatherbee at 902-402-9238.

  • Changes to Gender Documentation in Schools

    The Department of Education and Early Childhood development has announced changes to the way gender is recorded in school records. Please read the following memo from the department for full details on the changes.

  • Importance of Sleep

    After safety and nutrition, how much sleep a child gets is uppermost in a parent’s mind. The amount your child needs varies by age: Toddlers need 11 to 14 hours, while preteens and teens require 8 to 10 hours. Following a well-rehearsed bedtime routine and tucking in at a reasonable hour are two key components to helping your child get a solid night’s sleep.

    If your child can’t fall asleep easily, the following are effective strategies to soothe your kid’s nighttime struggles.

     

    Get Outside!

    Consider having your child run for exercise first, as a way to use up energy and prepare for bedtime later on.  Getting physical increases the body’s temperature—and after it lowers, the drop may help kids fall asleep more easily.  Sixty minutes of exercise is considered ideal for kids, including activities such as biking, hiking, or sports.

     

    Watch the Clock

    Staying up too late is a big reason kids aren’t getting the sleep they need each night. In fact, a child who heads to bed too late can take longer to fall asleep and may wake more frequently during the night.  Try to base your child’s bedtime on his age and activity level and then stick to the appointed time during the week and on weekends.

     

    Set the Scene

    A calming bedroom atmosphere can help ease sleep struggles. Be sure the room is dark enough (installing black-out shades can help) and the temperature is comfortably cool.  A rumbling tummy can keep kids awake, so offer a light snack before bed. Ones to try: whole-grain crackers with peanut butter or a small banana.

     

    Power Down Devices

    Watch out for electronics before bed. The blue light emitted by iPads, computers, and the television can keep kids awake. Turn off devices at least an hour before your kid turns in.

    If lifestyle and environmental adjustments aren’t helping your child get back on track with sleep, talk to a pediatrician.

     

    Children aged 3-5 years are recommended to have 10-13 hours of sleep each night while school aged children (6-9 years) are recommended to have 9-11 hours.

    ~National Sleep Foundation article~

  • Playground Access Notice

    Keeping our students safe is important to all of us. For that reason and in response to concerns raised by parents and staff, we ask that the playground area be reserved to students and staff only between the hours of 8:25 AM and 2:45 PM. All parents/guardians/siblings/pets are kindly asked to remain outside the playground area. As such, we ask that our families accompany their children to the edge of our playground at the beginning of the day and allow their children to play/socialize independently until the bell rings. Children will walk to their designated entry door on their own. We also encourage parents/guardians who pick up their children at the end of the day to wait along the edge of the playground and establish a meeting spot in those areas.

    The playground is an extension of our school and often used as an outdoor classroom throughout the day.  The same check-in process is necessary for the playground as inside our building. Parents/guardians who wish to be on the playground within the hours noted above are required to sign into the office and pick up a visitor’s tag. An exception to this guideline will be made for our licensed daycare providers who drop off/pick up a number of children each day. These changes are supported by our School Advisory Council which is comprised of parents, community members and staff.

  • September & October 2019 Menu

    Please be advised that the September and October cafeteria menus are posted on this site. They can be found under the About SSA tab labeled "cafeteria menu."

  • Student Arrival on Playground

    Parents and guardians are reminded that students are NOT to be on school grounds before 8:25 am in the morning. Morning supervision does not begin at school until then and the safety and security of your child is at risk as a result. Thank you for your helping us to keep your children safe.

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