Bell Schedule

8:25                 Playground Supervision begins
8:35                  Entrance Bell
10:15-10:30    P-3 Recess
10:45-11:00    4-6 Recess
12:10-1:00       Lunch
2:35                   Dismissal
2:45                   Supervision ends

Upcoming Events

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Next meetings:

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

SAC - 6:00 PM

Home & School - 7:00 PM



Calendar of Events



  • Mid-Day Dismissal Procedure

    Students who leave school during the school day (for illness, appointments, etc.) are required to remain in the office until a parent or designate sign them out. That said, parents are asked to come into the school on such occasions. If someone who is not listed as a contact on the student's file is picking up the student, it is also important that parents either notify the school by phone or written notification. Thanks so much for helping us keep your children safe!

  • What's Happening at the Amherst Library in March??

    To celebrate Cumberland Public Libraries turning 50 in 2017, we are running a Birthday Club all year long!

    If you’re between the ages of 1 - 18, visit the front desk, say the magic words...“It’s my birthday month!” (and show your library card), to receive a free book!

    Contact your local library for details.


    ****MARCH BREAK****


    Monday, March 13

    • Puppet Show Storytime

                  10:00 -11:00am, All Ages

                  Stories, songs, & PUPPET SHOWS!

    • Crafternoon (Registration Required)

                 1:00-3:00pm, Grades P-6

                 Get crafty at the library! We’ll provide the paint, glue & glitter - all you need is your imagination!

    • Breakout: Zombie Apocalypse (Registration Required)

    7:00-8:00pm, Ages 12-18

    Race against the clock to crack the code, open the briefcase, and find the antidote. If you fail, the zombies will take over the world. (There will be snacks!)


    Tuesday, March 14

    • Mad Science  (Registration Required)

                 10:00am-12:00pm, Grades P-6

                 The library has been turned into a mad scientist’s laboratory! Join us for a morning of exciting and messy science experiments!

    • Afternoon Movie – Trolls

                 2:30-4:00pm, Grades P-6


    Wednesday, March 15

    • Lego Party (Registration Required)

                  1:00-3:00pm, Grades P-6

                   Do you love LEGO? Come to the library for an afternoon of building fun!

    • Board Game Night

                 6:00-8:00pm, Ages 12-18

                 Challenge your friends to play Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!

                 There will be snacks!


    Thursday, March 16

    • The Great Puppet Mystery (Registration Required)

                  10:00am-11:30am, Grades P-6

                  It’s a library whodunit! Put on your detective badge & help us find which puppet is behind recent book crimes!

    • Castle Crashers (Registration Required)

                  2:00-3:30pm, Grades P-6

                 Construct epic cardboard castles, then try to knock ‘em down!


    Friday, March 17

    • Potter Palooza (Registration Required)

                 10:00am-12:00pm, Grades P-6

                 Harry Potter fans, unite! Make a wand, mix potions, eat treats from Honeydukes, and more!


    March 28

    Evil Genius Club

    3:00-4:30, Ages 9-14

    Channel your inner evil genius with science experiments, new technology, crafts, LEGO, and more!

    Please call 902-667-2549 for more information.

  • Integrated French Application Deadline Extended

    CCRSB has extended the application deadline for students interested in enrolling in Integrated French. The new application deadline is March 6, 2017.

    In the Chignecto family, Integrated French (Grade 7 entry) is available at E.B. Chandler Junior High (Amherst) and Springhill Junior/Senior High (Springhill).

    Information packages (including application forms) are available at all schools with Grade 6 students, as well as each Family of Schools Office (Chignecto Family of Schools Office - 84 Church Street, Springhill) and at the CCRSB Central Office in Truro. Once completed, the application form should be returned to the child’s school.

    This same information can also be found on the CCRSB website at   

    Students and their families do not need to have a background in French to participate and find success in Integrated French programs.

    Parents or guardians with questions should contact the CCRSB French Program Services Department at 902-897-8965 or 1-800-770-0008 (toll-free in Nova Scotia).

    For more information about Optional French Programs in CCRSB visit

  • Cafeteria Menu

    The March menu for the SSA cafeteria is now posted. Please find it under the 'About SSA' tab at the top of the page.

  • Winter Weather Is Here!

    For CCRSB schools, winter weather means the potential closure of schools when conditions are considered unsuitable for our students and staff.

    When winter weather is predicted, CCRSB staff consult with multiple weather forecasts and forecasters, and check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as well as our own staff members on the ground in each area, to help make the call to cancel school or for early dismissal.

    Decisions regarding school cancellations, or early dismissals, are made by CCRSB’s Operational Services Department and happen in the early morning (before 6:30 am). It is important that our schools have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and guardians, and that parents and guardians have alternative arrangements in place for their children, before a cancellation or early dismissal takes place.

    A full day cancellation or an early dismissal, due to weather conditions, will be announced in several ways:

    • The “All Schools Open” button on the CCRSB home page changes to red for a full cancellation or orange for early dismissal. By clicking on the button, you can get closure information specific to your Family of Schools.
    • A message regarding the cancellation or early dismissal is posted to the CCRSB home page under “News”, to the CCRSB Facebook page and to our Twitter feed.
    • Information is sent to all local newspapers, radio and television stations within CCRSB, including CBC radio in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and CFCY radio in Charlottetown.

    CCRSB thanks all parents, guardians and students for their patience and understanding as we move through the start of the winter season. Please know that all decisions regarding cancellations and early dismissals are made with great care for the safety of students and staff.

  • Cumberland Youth on the Move Afterschool Program

    The YMCA of Cumberland offers a free after school program at SSA for students in grades 4-6 every Monday and Wednesday starting Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 3:00-4:30pm. ThIs program will run from November 2016- April 2017 and will be broken down into the following sessions:

    Session 1 November 2- December 14, 2016 (7 weeks)

    Session 2 January 9- March 8, 2017 (9 weeks)

    Session 3 March 20- April 26, 2017 (6 weeks)

    The Program-The YMCA will provide your child with a healthy snack and 1 ½ hours of fun filled physical activity based programming. There is no cost to participate in this program. This program is an active program, so we ask that your child comes prepared to be active indoors and outdoors.

    Registration - To register your child in the program, please call Virginia at (902) 667-4724 or email Your child may pick up a registration form from the school office and return it back to the school. Once this is filled out, your child can attend any of the three session activities.

    Virginia McManaman, YMCA Youth on the Move Program Coordinator

    (902) 667-4724

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