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

Lake New Horizons

Those of you who drive you students to school will have noticed the large pool of water at the entrance of our parking lot. We have contacted a service that will be here on Wednesday to open the channel so that the water can drain away!

 

This Week at NHS (March 19-23)

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

Monday, March 19

  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 1-3 Chess
    • Jr. Reach
    • Jr. High Study
    • Dance Club
  • After School
    • Intermediate Reach

Tuesday, March 20

  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 4-9 Chess
    • Jr. High Study & Chess
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 1-3 Chess
    • Jr. Reach
    • Jr. High Study
    • Dance Club
  • After School
    • Cancelled: (Sign Language Club)
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 22

  • Last Day of Classes before Spring Break
  • Jersey Day: Students and staff are invited to wear a jersey of their favorite sports team.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 4-9 Chess
    • Jr. High Study & Chess
    • Dance Club

Friday, March 23

  •  Spring Break Begins: School not in session

Tuesday, April 3

  •  Classes Resume

Tuesday, April 3

  •  Last Day to Register for Talent Show

This Week at NHS (March 12-16)

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

Monday, March 12

  • Grade 3 IS Fair is on at 12:45 p.m.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 1-3 Chess
    • Jr. Reach
    • Jr. High Study
    • Dance Club
  • After School
    • Intermediate Reach

Tuesday, March 13

  • Lunch Recess
    • Badminton: Jr. High Sign-Up in Mr. Wilde’s Room
    • Grade 4-6 Chess
    • Jr. Reach
    • Jr. High Study & Chess
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14

  • Pi Day
    • On Wednesday March 14, come to the Learning Commons during the outside portion of lunch to recite the digits of pi.
      • Kindergarten to Grade 3 have to recite 10 digits
      • Grades 4 to Grade 6 have to recite 20 digits
      • Jr. High have to memorize 30 digits
    • Those who are successful will receive  House Points and a piece of either apple or cherry pie.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 1-3 Chess
    • Jr. Reach
    • Jr. High Study & Chess
  • Board of Directors Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15

  • Grade 4-9 Skiing at Sunridge

Friday, March 16

  • Term II Report Cards  Issued
  • Irish Dancers will be here to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day @ 2:00 p.m.

Coming up next week …

  • Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Spring Break begins Friday.

Jump Rope for Heart Update

Thank you to the New Horizons School community for supporting this year’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign. This year we able to raise $6,855.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Way to go!

Reach For the Top at NHS

Reach for the Top is a fast-paced quiz challenge where teams of four compete against one another to test their knowledge on questions in a wide range of categories. This program has been in schools across Canada for decades and New Horizons has participated for the past 2 years.

Students in grades 6-9 practice at lunch and after school on Mondays.

We have 2 junior teams and 1 intermediate team registered this year.

We have our first competition at the Regional Tournament taking place March 10 at Old Scona Academic School. Since only 4 students participate for each round of play we rotate students through the games to ensure everyone gets the chance to compete.

Thank you to Ms. Vigfusson for coaching the teams!

Go NHS!

 

This Week at NHS (March 5-9)

 

It will be a fairly quiet week here at NHS as staff prepare report cards which will be issued on March 16.

Monday, March 5

  • Permission Forms for the March 15 Grade 4-9 Ski Trip are due.

Wednesday, March 7

  • Early Dismissal: Students are dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • NOTE: There is no Sign Language Club on this day.

Thursday, March 8 

  • School-Wide Inspire & Create Event

Coming Up Next Week …

  • School Council Meeting: March 13 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors Meeting: March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Grade 4-9 Ski Trip: March 15