Boys Nighthawks Earn First Victory

On Thursday, our boys Nighthawks volleyball team had their first victory of the season by defeating the OLA Crusaders in two straight sets.

The girls came close to having their first win of the season, but fell short to the OLA Crusaders. It is the second time this year that the team lost a close game. With the improvements that the team has made over the last two weeks, a win is not so far away.

Way to go Nighthawks!

The Week Ahead: October 2 – October 6

REMINDER: No buses are running on Thursday, October 5. Please make alternate travel arrangements for your child.

Monday,  October 2

  • Hot Lunch orders are due.
  • Read In Week Begins
    • Let’s ‘kick’ off Read In Week with a fun pair of socks or shoes! Be sure to wear your cool ‘kicks’ or socks!
    • We are very fortunate to have another great line up of readers to visit our school throughout Read In Week. Education students from Kings University, Corrections Officers, a Firefighter, Sherwood Park Crusaders, The Stollery Children’s Hospital Representatives, Realtor Ben Oosterveld and of course our own Mr. Don Falk!

Tuesday, October 3

  •  Read In Week

    • Blast Off with reading! Let the fun begin. Students will have to be prepared to drop everything and read when signaled throughout the day!!
  • FANHS Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. (NHS Learning Commons)
  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. OLPH Tigers at OLPH.
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. OLPH Tigers at NHS.

 

Wednesday, October 4

  • Early Dismissal Day:
    • Students are dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • Read In Week
    • Wear a favourite team jersey of any sport and let’s show some team spirit!!
  • New Horizons Charter School Society Special General Meeting
    • 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.
  • New Horizons Charter School Society Board Meeting
    • Following after the AGM.

Thursday, October 5

  • No buses are running on Thursday, but classes are in session.  Please make alternate travel arrangements for your child.
  • Read In Week
    • Wear your PJs bring a stuffie if you wish and let’s spend he last day of Read In Week curled up in a good book!
  • Nighthawks Volleyball

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. Holy Spirit Heat at NHS.
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. Holy Spirit Heat at Holy Spirit.

 

Friday, October 6

  • Non-Instructional Day (IPP Writing) : Students not in attendance. 

Monday, October 9

Thanksgiving Day

 

Hot Lunch!

Please remember that hot lunch orders are currently being taken for the fall cycle. The deadline for ordering is Monday, October 2.

Click here for more information and to register for your child’s hot lunch.

The Week Ahead: September 25-29

REMINDER: No buses are running on Thursday, October 5. Please make alternate travel arrangements for your child.

Monday,  September 25

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Tuesday,  September 26

  •  Nighthawks Volleyball 
    • Girls: Nighthawks vs. St. Theresa Hawks at St. Theresa
    • Boys: Nighthawks vs. St. Theresa Hawks at NHS
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday,  September 27

  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 4:30)

 

Thursday,  September 28

  •  Nighthawks Volleyball 
    • Girls: Nighthawks vs. OLA Crusaders (Ft. Sask.) at NHS
    • Boys: Nighthawks vs. OLA Crusaders at OLA (Ft. Sask.)

Friday,  September 29

  •  Orange Shirt Day 
    On Friday, September 29th, New Horizons School will be participating in Orange Shirt Day. We participate in this day to show support and understanding for FNMI children that were affected by residential schools in our country. All students need to do is wear an article of clothing that is orange (shirt, shoes, socks, headband, etc.) in order to show their support.
    More information on this day, as well as the story that sparked the wearing of orange, can be found at http://www.orangeshirtday.org/.
    Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation!

REMINDER: No buses are running on Thursday, October 5. Please make alternate travel arrangements for your child.

Nighthawk Volleyball Has Begun

Our boys and girls Nighthawks volleyball teams began their season in the Elk Island Catholic Schools League this week.

Each team played two games this week, one against the Holy Spirit Heat, and the other against the Holy Redeemer Raiders.

Despite having only a week to practice before the games, our teams performed well in their first two games. Both teams remain winless, after the first week.

However, The girls put a very strong showing in their games against Holy Sprint, forcing one of the sets to 29 points! They were with a few points of Holy Redeemer as well.

The boys opened the season against Holy Spirit losing soundly in the first set, but coming back and making the Heat work for the second win. A much better game was played against Holy Redeemer. While losing both sets, the boys were within a few points of victory.

Good luck next week when the teams take on the St. Theresa Hawks and the OLA (Ft. Sask.) Crusaders.

 

 

A huge thank you is extended to the Elk Island Catholic Schools Sports Council for once again inviting us into their league!

 

 

 

Classroom Agreements

Those of you who were with us last year know that our school has a social contract. It is an agreement about what we value and believe at New Horizons School and helps guides our choices of behavior.

Our school wide social contract reads as follows:

Our school is a place of learning.

It is a place where we treat each other with respect and honesty.

We work and play in a way that is safe and fair.

All who enter our school, whether they be students, teachers, parents, or visitors, are expected to honor our social contract.

Now that a new year has begin, many classrooms have begun establishing their own social contracts.

In the above photos, students in grade 5J examined what they believed was important to consider when behaving in the classroom. From the beliefs come rules or expectations for behavior. This process allows students to understand why a rule is in place, and it empowers them by being able to actively contribute to class expectations.

By exploring rules and the beliefs behind rules, students identify what is important to uphold in the class.

Parents are invited to attend the School Council Meeting on Tuesday September 26 @ 7:00 a.m. to learn more about our approach to managing student behavior at school.

Student Fundraises for Stollery Children’s Hospital at NHS Meet the Teacher Night

NHS staff welcomed back students and parents on the September 13 Welcome Back Barbecue and Meet the Teacher Night.

Over two hundred parents and students came for the evening event and helped to support a fundraiser organized by grade 3 student, Sydney (far left).

At the end of the day, Sydney raised $166.oo for her cause by selling freezies. She sold out before the evening was done.

Thank you, Sydney, for organizing the fundraiser, and thank you to all the students and parents who supported it.

 

 

 

The Week Ahead: Sept. 18-22

Monday,  September 18

  •  Picture Day!
  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

 

Tuesday,  September 19

  •  Nighthawks Volleyball Kicks Off
    • Girls: Nighthawks vs. Holy Spirit Heat at Holy Spirit Catholic School
    • Boys: Nighthawks vs. Holy Spirit Heat at NHS

Wednesday,  September 20

  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 4:30)
  • Fundraising Association of New Horizons School (FANHS) meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the NHS Learning Commons.

Thursday,  September 21

  •  Nighthawks Volleyball 
    • Girls: Nighthawks vs. Holy Redeemer Raiders at NHS
    • Boys: Nighthawks vs. Holy Redeemer Raiders at Holy Redeemer (Ardrossan)

 

REMINDER: No buses are running on Thursday, October 5. Please make alternate travel arrangements for your child.

The Week Ahead September 11-15

 

Tuesday,  September 12

  •  Junior High Boys & Girls Volleyball Practice:  
    • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Please arrange to have your child picked up promptly after practice.
    • Students must wear appropriate gym attire and shoes.

Wednesday,  September 13

  • Our “Meet the Teacher Night” will be held from 6:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m.
  • From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. we will be having a “Welcome Back BBQ.” Staff will be preparing hot dogs and hamburgers for parents and students.
    • Please indicate your attendance to the BBQ by using the link emailed to you previously (contact the office for a link if you did not receive one). Please respond by Monday, September 11.
  • A Board Meeting will be held in the Learning Commons beginning at 7:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend.

Tuesday,  September 14

  •  Junior High Boys & Girls Volleyball Practice:  
    • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m

Friday,  September 15

  •  Terry Fox Run  
    • Students at NHS will be participating in a Terry Fox Run at school in the afternoon.
    • We are requesting that students participate in the “Toonie for Terry” fundraiser for the Terry Fox Run. Please bring the toonie in on Friday.

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

Tuesday,  September 5

  • Our gym should be available beginning Monday, September 11
  •  Junior High Boys & Girls Volleyball Sign-Up:  
    • Students interested in signing up will be asked to meet in the Learning Commons during lunch hour.

Wednesday,  September 6

  • Early Dismissal: 
    • Every first Wednesday of the month is an early dismissal for staff meetings.
    • Students are dismissed at 2:14 p.m. Buses will arrive for early dismissal.
    • If you are picking your child up, please remember to come at 2:14 p.m.

Please Remember that next week, September 13, a big day!

  • Our “Meet the Teacher Night” will be held from 6:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m..
  • From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. we will be having a “Welcome Back BBQ.” Staff will be preparing hot dogs and hamburgers for parents and students.
    • Please indicate your attendance to the BBQ by using the link emailed to you last week.
  • A Board Meeting will be held in the Learning Commons beginning at 7:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend.