Congratulations to Our Reach Team

New Horizons students represented our school well at the Provincial Reach Tournament in Calgary on Saturday!

The New Horizons Junior team made it to the playoffs in second place. They ended Provincials  placing 6th overall.

The New Horizons Intermediate team made it to the playoffs in 4th place. They ended Provincials placing 4th overall.

Congratulations to all Reach for the Top participants this year for the amazing job you did representing New Horizons School regionally and provincially.

Thanks to all the parents who made the drive down to Calgary for the tournament and their support throughout the year!

Looking forward to next year.

Spirit Week at NHS – “Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament”

Many times when a conflict or disagreement occurs in the classroom or out on the playing field, it’s often the loudest voice that wins. One of the key ideas in our school’s social contract is fairness, and having the loudest voice is not the fairest way to resolve a disagreement or conflict.

With a focus on fairness, we are helping our students understand that there are many ways to solve a disagreement without using a loud voice and that is more fair. We can flip a coin, vote, “pick an number,” or … play rock-paper-scissors!

As part of a way of building school spirit during spirit week, and in keeping with our charter goal of providing our students with positive interaction opportunities with others, we are having a school-wide rock-paper-scissors tournament!

We will be holding our tournament during lunch recess over the course of  Spirit Week. Being that size and age are not huge factors in a game of rock-paper-scissors, any student from Grade 1-9 can win the school championship!

Because the kindergarten students are in attendance only every second day, they will have a separate tournament.

Below is the schedule.

Tuesday, April 30
Classroom Playoffs Grades 1, 2 and 3
  • meet in the gym during lunch recess. (register in the gym)
Wednesday, May 1
Classroom Playoffs  Grades 4, 5, and 6
  • meet in the gym at lunch recess (register in the gym)
Thursday, May 2
Grade Playoffs (1-9)
  • classroom winners
  • meet in the gym at lunch recess
Monday, May 6 
  • Division Playoffs
  • School Championship

 

The Week Ahead at NHS (April 29 – May 3)


Spirit Week at NHS

This week is Spirit Week at NHS. The Junior High Leadership class is inviting students and staff to participate by wearing items that match the theme for the day.

  • Monday: Rainbow Colours
  • Tuesday: Twin Day – Match outfits with one of your friends.
  • Wednesday: Hats on for Mental Health Day.Wear a hat to show your support for mental health.
  • Thursday: Dress as your favourite character.
  • Friday: Jersey Day.

We Walk for Water

The Leadership Class has also begun a We Walk For Water campaign.

How full can we get this water jug?

 

 

Until May 10 we will be continuing our coin drive for WE walk for water. We have a big water jug in the office with the goal of filling it with coins by May 10. Every $25 gives clean water for life in communities in developing countries.

If you have some coins that are piling up, please help to support the Walk For Water campaign.

On May 10 we will be doing a water walk at school to cap off the event and raise awareness to the issue.

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 29 (Day 4) 

  • Spirit Week: Rainbow Colour Day
  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Lunch and after school music groups cancelled this week.
  • School-Wide Assembly to kick off the We Walk For Water campaign.
  • Sherwood Park Music Festival Grand Concert
    • The NHS choir has been invited to sing O Canada at the Sherwood Park Music Festival Grand Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30 (Day 5) 

  • Spirit Week: Twin Day – Match outfits with one of your friends.
  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Lunch and after school music groups cancelled this week.
    • Recess games at lunch recess is for grades 4-5 today. Look for the grade 5 leader in the yellow vest! The game: Extreme Capture the Flag

Wednesday, May 1 (Day 1) 

  • EARLY DISMISSAL DAY
  • Spirit Week: Hats on for Mental Health Day.Wear a hat to show your support for mental health.
  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Lunch and after school music groups cancelled this week.

Thursday, May 2 (Day 2) 

  • Spirit Week: Dress as your favourite character!
  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Recess games at lunch recess is for grades 3-4 today. Look for the grade 5 leader in the yellow vest!
    • No ukulele club at lunch. The Drama Club and Ukulele Club will be competing at the Sherwood Park Music Festival. Good luck to everyone!

Friday, May 3 (Day 3)

  • Spirit Week: Hats on for Mental Health Day.Wear a hat to show your support for mental health.
  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
  • Good luck to Coach Young and the grade 5/6 badminton players on your Friday evening tournament!

Looking Ahead ….

The dates for the Language Arts PAT (Writing) for Grade 6 and Grade 9 students are listed below:

  • Grade 9: Monday, May 6 (a.m.)
  • Grade 6: Friday May 10 (a.m.)

Worker’s Mourning Day (April 28)

Those of you who are driving past the school will notice that our flag is at half-mast. It is at half-mast to mark the Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. Worker’s Mourning Day is Sunday, April 28.

This Week at NHS (April 23-26)


Reminders:

Gift Card Fundraiser

Do you have friends or family who would like to support NHS with their every day purchases?

Gift Card order forms can be downloaded and printed from this  link. By purchasing gift cards at your usual shopping spots, a percentage of your purchase will automatically go to NHS.  Orders Due April 24th. Late orders cannot be accepted

Tuesday, April 23 (Day 5) 

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Recess games at lunch recess for grades 2-3 today. Look for the grade 5 leader in the yellow vest!
    • No senior choir at lunch.
  • School Choirs at the Sherwood Park Music Festival. Good luck Choirs! 
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24 (Day 1) 

Thursday, April 25 (Day 2) 

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Recess games at lunch recess is for grades 3-4 today. Look for the grade 5 leader in the yellow vest!
    • No ukulele club at lunch. The Drama Club and Ukulele Club will be competing at the Sherwood Park Music Festival. Good luck to everyone!

Friday, April 26 (Day 3)

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Recess games at lunch recess is for grades 3-5 today. Look for the grade 5 leader in the yellow vest!
  • School Council is excited to sponsor another Family Movie Night on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    • Please join us in the NHS Gym for the movie Ferdinand.
    • While snacks will be available for purchase, this is a “no fee event.”
    • This is an RSVP event. Please click here to indicate your attendance by Thursday, April 27 at noon.

 

This Week at NHS (April 15 to April 19)


Reminders:

Gift Card Fundraiser

Do you have friends or family who would like to support NHS with their every day purchases?

Gift Card order forms can be downloaded and printed from this  link. By purchasing gift cards at your usual shopping spots, a percentage of your purchase will automatically go to NHS.  Orders Due April 24th.

 

Playground Enhancement Survey

All families received an email looking for your feedback on our playground enhancement. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Wednesday, April 17. A link to the survey is in the email.

 

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed! If you are available to help at the upcoming Music Fair, Talent Show, or the Spring Concert (Evening Talent Show) on April 17, please sign-up here.

 

Thank You! 

Thank you drivers for continuing to honor our traffic and management plan. We have been able to clear out the Hawkins Crescent after school  pick-up line before the buses have departed. Thank you for your continued respectful driving and patience!

 

Monday, April 15 (Day 1)

Tuesday, April 16 (Day 2) 

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
  • NOTE: Traffic may be more congested than usual on this day as our school gym is being used as a polling station for the provincial election. There are no after school activities on this day.

Wednesday, April 17 (Day 3) 

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
  • Volunteer Tea  (8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
    • Parents assist with the school in so many ways, whether it be helping out in a classroom, assisting with on a field trip, sitting on on a committee, FANHS, School Council, or the Board, or assisting with supervision in the playground and parking lot.
    • The Volunteer Tea is our way of taking the time to say “Thank You.” We understand that not all volunteers are able to attends, but please know that we value the way you contribute to the school. Join us for goodies prepared by the staff, and for entertainment provided by the school choirs and performances by the Grade 1s and Grade 2s.
    • If you are able to join us, please RSVP here by April 15.
  • Talent Fair (10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
    • As part of her music program, Ms. Graham had students from grades 3-6 record themselves performing a musical act. All of these performances are available for viewing in the Talent Fair.
    • Please bring earphones or earbuds to view the performances.
      • Grades 3-4: 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      • Grades 5-6:  11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
  • Talent Show Rehearsal (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
    • The NHS school choirs, band, and ukulele club, all directed by Ms. Graham, will be performing at the talent show. These acts will be followed up with live performances by students who participated in the Talent Fair and were given a “Teacher’s Choice Award.”
    • Parents of students receiving a “Teacher’s Choice Awards” will be notified by Mrs. Graham.
    • While the talent show does not have an admission fee, the Fundraising Association of New Horizons School (FANHS)  will be accepting donations to support FANHS initiatives that support NHS. Those who donate  $5 or more can enter to win a Door Prizes at this event.
  • Talent Show /Spring Concert ( 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
    • Performances by the school choirs, band, ukulele club and those who received the “Teacher’s Choice Award.”
    • While the talent show does not have an admission fee, the Fundraising Association of New Horizons School (FANHS)  will be accepting donations to support FANHS initiatives that support NHS. Those who donate  $5 or more can enter to win a Door Prizes at this event.

Thursday, April 18 (Day 4) 

Friday, April 19 (Day 5)

  • No School- Good Friday

Next Week Reminders

 

This Week At NHS (April 8 – April 13)


Monday, April 8 (Day 1)

Tuesday, April 9 (Day 2) 

Wednesday, April 10 (Day 3) 

Thursday, April 11 (Day 4) 

Friday, April 12 (Day 5)

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
  • Junior High Science Fair
  • Nighthawks Jr. High Badminton meet at St. John Paul II (Ft. Saskatchewan) 
  • Grade 5/6 Badminton Tournament at St. John Paull II (Ft. Saskatchewan) 

 

Next Week Reminders

April 17: The Volunteer Tea from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. Please RVSP here by April 15.

Please join us as New Horizons thanks our many wonderful parent volunteers that help make our school a better place! From chaperoning field trips, helping teachers prep materials, supervising at lunch hour, helping with hot lunch or being a part of our school council and Fundraising association, your support is SO appreciated! Let us show our thanks at our annual Volunteer Tea with food provided by the NHS staff and entertainment and decorations provided by the students!

April 17: NHS Talent Display

NHS students have been recording their talents and will have them on display and available for viewing all day after the Volunteer Tea.

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Grade 3 & 4 (Please bring headphones or ear buds)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Grade 5 & 6 (Please bring headphones or ear buds)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  Afternoon Talent Show
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Evening Talent Show (Band, Ukuleles and Teacher’s Choice Performers)

 

This Week at NHS (April 1- April 5)


Monday, April 1 (Day 1)

  • Click Here For Clubs & Student Activities
    • Please note there is no Grade 5/6  badminton practice this week.
  • Before the Spring Break,  parents were sent an email informing them of a presentation called Cyberworld: What Happens When Youth Press Send? and is presented by the Saffron Center at the school.
    • Cyberworld:What Happens When Youth Press Send? is a  parent & caregiver’s guide to internet safety for themselves and their children. Popular apps & games that youth are playing online will be explored.  Presenters will discuss the importance of privacy settings & turning off location settings. Presenters will also provide parents with helpful resources to begin conversations with their children and youth.Please register for this free session here so that we can ensure a suitable venue in the school. Registration closes at noon today.

Tuesday, April 2 (Day 2) 

Wednesday, April 3 (Day 3) 

Thursday, April 4 (Day 4) 

Friday, April 5 (Day 5)