The Week Ahead (April 30 – May 4)

Monday, April 3

  • Lunch Recess
    • Chess Grades 1-3
    • Jr. High Study

Tuesday, May 1

  • Morning:
    • Running Club: 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
    • Junior High Badminton Practice @ 7:00 a.m.
  • Lunch Recess:
    •  Current Events Club (Grade 4-9)
      • We have started a new club for students from grades 4-9. The Current Events Club will allow students to explore and discuss current events ranging from international stories to local stories.
    • Junior High Study
  • After School
    • Grade 5/6 Badminton

Wednesday, May 2

  • Early Dismissal Day: Students for dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • After School
    • NO Sign Language Club After School
  • Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 3

  • Morning
    • Running Club: 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Lunch Recess:
    •  Current Events Club (Grade 4-9)

Friday, May 4

  • New Horizons School will be hosting a Grade 5/6 badminton tournament beginning after school and extending into the evening.

Coming Up Next Week

  • Next week is Mental Health Week. A variety of presenters will be coming to classes to present to students on a variety of mental health topics.
  • Parents are invited to attend a session on  anxiety with Dr. Shawn Reynolds on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Grade 6 and Grade 9 Writing PATs.

 

 

Thank You To Our Volunteers!

Last week, New Horizons School hosted a Volunteer Tea. Each year we have a Volunteer Tea in the spring to thank all the parents who volunteer in the school in some way.

Our parents help us it in so many ways. Some fill formal roles such as the Board of Directors, School Council, and the Fundraising Association of New Horizons School (FANHS). Beyond that, we have numerous parent volunteers assisting us with coaching, being assistant supervisors on field trips, and helping out with special events such as the talent show. Our parents help with special projects such as organizing lost and found, organizing Scholastic Book Orders and Book Fairs, and keeping the Hot Lunch Program up and running. Our school is safer as parents help out at drop off and pick-up times or assist with supervision. There are parents who work behind the scenes helping teacher prepare classroom resources, and some who assist by doing special presentations in classrooms.

This list is long, and likely did not include all the ways that our parents help make our school a great place to be.

In order to show our appreciation, we had our annual Volunteer Tea on April 18. Staff brought in snacks for a light brunch while students from all three divisions provided entertainment in the gymnasium that had students created decorations for tables and walls. Thank you to Ms. Servold for preparing the students  and organizing the show!

Our heartfelt thanks is extended to all our volunteers and to all our parents who support us by assisting your children at home. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful parent body!

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is coming up May 7-11!

We have a number of speakers coming into talk to our students on a variety of mental health topics.

We will also have a special parent presentation by Dr. Shawn Reynolds on anxiety that will take place May 9 in the evening. More details will be coming soon! Mark your calendars!

NHS is Hosting Debate Camp: Summer 2018

We are excited to be hosting Debate Camp for the Edmonton area this summer.

Debate Camp provides one-week summer camp programs in Public Speaking, Debating and Model United Nations for students eager for new ideas and a boost in their skills, confidence, and ability with the spoken word!  Debate Camp is built for everyone, with a leveled program for the novice speaker to those with competitive experience. All campers develop skills in parliamentary debate, effective structure of a good debate, brainstorming and case construction, effective delivery – all speeches.

Debate Camp is a high-powered, fun and engaging week that opens young minds up to the multiple perspectives on important matters of our time.  In 2018 we are bringing our 1 week day camp to New Horizons School; July 23 – 27; 8:30 – 4:30.

For further information and / or to reserve a spot – please visit http://www. debatecamp.com/edmonton

 

The Week Ahead (April 23-27)

Monday, April 23

Birthday Boxes

This is the last week to contribute to the Strathcona County Birthday Bocx initiative. One of Mrs. Watson’s Leadership students is collecting birthday items for theFood Bank as a part of her IPP.

Birthday Box is filled with everything a family would need to throw a birthday party for their child.

Completed Birthday Boxes will be donated to the Strathcona County Food Bank. Each class will be responsible for one box.

 

 

 

The box will be for a child their age and the students will pick a theme. The theme for 5W is “Space.

All NHS parents were sent an email with instructions on how to sign up and donate.

  • Lunch Recess
    • Chess Grades 1-3
    • Jr. Reach
    • Jr. High Study

Tuesday, April 24

  • Running Club: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Junior High Badminton Practice @ 7:00 a.m.
  • Lunch Recess:
    • Grade 4-9 Chess
    • Junior High Study
  • After School: Grade 5/6 Badminton

 

  • FANHS Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 25

  • Crazy Hair Day!
    • Students are invited to come to school in a crazy hair do.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 1-3 Chess
    • Junior High Study
  • After School
    • Sign Language Club
  • Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 26

  • Running Club: 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • After School
    • Junior High Badminton Practice

Friday, April 13

  • Professional Development Day (School not in Session for Students)
    • Staff will be learning more about Truth & Reconciliation by participating in a Blanket Activity.

The Week Ahead (April 16-20)

Monday, April 16

Birthday Boxes

One of Mrs. Watson’s Leadership students is collecting birthday items for the Strathcona County Food Bank as a part of her IPP.

Last week, the student  made  brief presentations to other classrooms, and this week, she is  collecting items.

Birthday Box is filled with everything a family would need to throw a birthday party for their child. Completed Birthday Boxes will be donated to the Strathcona County Food Bank. Each class will be responsible for one box. The box will be for a child their age and the students will pick a theme. The theme for 5W is “Space.

Last week, all NHS parents were sent an email with instructions on how to sign up and donate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lunch Recess
    • Talent Show Auditions Continue
    • Dance Club
    • Jr. Reach

Tuesday, April 17

  • Running Club: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Junior High Badminton Practice @ 7:00 a.m.
  • Lunch Recess Dance Club
  • After School: Grade 5/6 Badminton

 

EARTH WEEK CHALLENGE

April 16-21 is Earth Week, and Mrs. Ward (student teacher in Mrs. Asquini’s classroom) and the grade 4’s are inviting students to challenge each other by making small choices that, when combined, make big differences.

 

Tuesday’s Challenge

  • Use recyclable lunchboxes and bottles.
  • Use less water- Be mindful of how much water we waste each day.

Wednesday, April 11

  • Volunteer Tea

    Day Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Time:  9 am – 10:30 am

    Where:  NHS Gymnasium

    Why:  The NHS Staff would like to show our appreciation to the many amazing parent volunteers!

    Come enjoy a yummy breakfast supplied by the ever grateful NHS Staff.

    Entertainment supplied by NHS Students

    A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers!

 

  • After School
    • Sign Language Club

 

EARTH WEEK CHALLENGE

Wednesday’s Challenge

  • Use technology instead of paper today or use scrap paper for writing and art.

 

 

Talent Show

  • Dress rehearsal at 12:45 p.m.
  • Talent Show Evening Performance: 6:45 p.m.
    • Come join us for 95 minutes of students sharing their talents!

Thursday, April 12

  • Running Club: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Inspire and Create Event @ 8:50 a.m.
    • School-Wide creative problem solving.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Dance Club
    • Choir Practice
  • After School
    • Junior High Badminton: NHS Nighthawks vs. St Theresa

EARTH WEEK CHALLENGE

Thursday’s Challenge

  • Make sure you reuse items and you recycle aroundthe school; throw non-recyclables in the bin

 

Friday, April 13

  • Lunch Recess
    • Jr. High Leadership Organized Intramurals (Grades 7-9)

EARTH WEEK CHALLENGE

Friday’s Challenge

  • Dim or turn off the lights- Can you try to use less electricity today?

 

Saturday’s (Earth Day) Challenge

  • Go outside and plant a tree!

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT FUNDRAISER

 

New Horizons School and the NHS School Council are hosting a FAMILY GAME NIGHT.

This event is to help raise money for one of our students who will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant in the United States. In order to support the family,  we ask that families bring$10.00 and/or a donation which will be collected at the door on the night of the event.

As well, there will be a few items available in a Silent Auction.

We hope to see you at this family event to visit with others in our school community and to support one of our own

This is an RSVP event. Please refer to the email that was sent to all parents last week.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • FANHS Meeting : April 24 @6:30 p.m.
  • School Council Meeting : April 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Meeting of the Board: April 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

Caregiver Session: Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD (April 18)

New Horizons School is a part of the Easter Edge Regional Collaborative Service Delivery.

This partnership among the Ministries of Health, Education, and Human Services works in teams to assist children and youth, teachers, school staff, and families. Supports and services include:

  • emotional support
  • behavioural support
  • speech-language services
  • occupational therapy services
  • support for medical needs

For more information visit Regional Collaborative Service Delivery

 

Upcoming Session

Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

LOCATION: Pine Street Elementary, 133 Pine Street, Sherwood Park, AB

Notes: This session is for adults only.

Register for this ADHD session at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EasternEdgeCaregiverSeries

The Week Ahead (April 9-13)

Monday, April 9

  • Lunch Recess
    • Chess (Grades 1-3)
    • Study Hall (Junior High)
    • Dance Club
    • Jr. Reach

Tuesday, April 10

  • Running Club: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Junior High Badminton Practice @ 7:00 a.m.
  • Talent Show Auditions during morning, lunch, and afternoon recesses. Talent Show Audition Schedule Now Available Here
  • Lunch Recess 
    • Dance Club
  • After School
    • Grade 5/6 Badminton

Wednesday, April 11

  • Talent Show Auditions during morning, lunch, and afternoon recesses. Talent Show Audition Schedule Now Available Here
  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior high students are invited to join an NBA and NHL playoff bracket challenge in Mrs. Dinel’s room.
    • Dance Club
  • After School
    • Sign Language Club

Thursday, April 12

  • Running Club: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Talent Show Auditions during morning, lunch, and afternoon recesses. Talent Show Audition Schedule Now Available Here
  • Lunch Recess
    • Dance Club
    • Choir Practice
  • After School
    • Junior High Badminton: NHS Nighthawks vs. St Theresa

Friday, April 13

  • Talent Show Auditions during morning, lunch, and afternoon recesses. Talent Show Audition Schedule Now Available Here
  • Lunch Recess
    • Jr. High Leadership Organized Intramurals (Grades 7-9)
  • After School and Evening
    • NHS Hosts a Grade 5/6 Badminton Tournament

UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteer Tea: April 18 @9:00 a.m.

Parents who have volunteered in the school in any capacity are invited to attend our Volunteer Tea as an appreciation of your contributions to our school. Join us for some tasty bites and entertainment!

Talent Show: April 18

  • Dress Rehearsal @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Talent Show begins at 6:45 p.m.

This Week At NHS (April 3- April 6)

 

Welcome Back!

We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable break despite the unseasonably chilly temperatures. That we are entering the final term of the year is hard to believe. We look forward to an exciting three months!

REMINDERS:

Talent Show

Applications are now being accepted. Please check your email for the link that was sent to all parents. Applications close April 5.

Brrrr…

This is going to be a chilly week. Please make sure your child has appropriate outer wear for recess.

Tuesday, April 3

  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 4-9 Chess
    • Jr. High Study & Chess

Wednesday, April 4

  • Early Dismissal Day: Classes are dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 1-3 Chess
    • Jr. High Study
  • After School
    • Cancelled: (Sign Language Club)

Thursday, April 5

  • Last Day to Register for the Talent Show
  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 4-9 Chess
    • Jr. High Study & Chess
    • Dance Club
  • Skills Canada Presentation to Junior High Students

Friday, April 6

  •  Happy Friday!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteer Tea: April 18 @9:00 a.m.

Parents who have volunteered in the school in any capacity are invited to attend our Volunteer Tea as an appreciation of your contributions to our school. Join us for some tasty bites and entertainment!

Talent Show: April 18