The 2016-2017 school year is just around the corner. I wanted to let our families know that our wonderful Mrs. Fletcher has made the decision to retire as of August 1, 2016. 

Mrs. Fletcher has had an amazing career spanning over three decades. We have been very fortunate at ESM to have had her on staff for over a decade. 

The staff and students are going to miss Mrs. Fletcher’s innovative teaching, gentle ways and positive attitude! 

We wish her all the best on her retirement! 

Mrs. Connors-Blades will be moving to the Grade 1/2 position and we will be hiring a teacher for the Grade 3/4 position within the next week or so. 

Our School Sign is up!

Last winter our school sign was blown over in a snow/wind storm. We had the sign repaired by Alpha Signs but didn’t know how to get it installed…

This is when our community showed how much they care about ESM! 

Thank you to John Campbell for re-doing the planter box by donating the materials and labour! 

Thank you to Bradley Lanteigne of Coastal Restoration fo r donating time, materials and labour for the install! 

Our community school is so lucky to have this support from community members and its staff (Trish Cuvelier!


Dear Families,

Giant Steps Child Care will not be able to offer a satellite after-school childcare program for the coming school year at ESM. There are delays with licensing from the province.  We will perhaps revisit this opportunity again in 2017. 

Before and, especially, after-school childcare are a need in our community.  I encourage anyone who may be considering opening a home-based child care business to “Just Do It”!  

Goddard peace conference Video and photos

A video of the 10th Annual Captain Nichola Goddard Peace Conference was put together by Kelli Connors, HRSB Communication Officer.  This video with a short write up will be in the Superintendent’s June Update.  You can access this video here:–odgOzbOI



The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia attended the closing ceremony of our peace conference. Here is the link to the photos that were taken by the photographer:

Newcomers to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is expected to welcome many newcomer families from Syria in the next few months. If you are a member, or know, of a church or community group that is sponsoring a family, could you please contact the school and provide details? We want to do our best to welcome our newcomers to our school community and prepare to meet their needs as soon as they arrive.

Ways we can communicate…

What would work best for your family? 

Here are the following ways we currently communicate:

– At times paper copies of noticed, calendars, newsletters

– email to our family distribution list

– Twitter account @estmschool

– Facebook- ESM Parents

– phone calls home

– notes in the communication bags or homework binder

If you have another way that you would prefer to communicate, please let us know!