This Week at NHS (September 16 – September 20)

Monday, September 16

  • Picture Day.
    • Put on your smiles! Today is Picture Day!

Tuesday, September 17

  •  Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Unfortunately, we do not have enough boys to field a Boys volleyball team this year.
    • Girls practices and games will continue on Tuesdays. Information and consent forms will be sent home on Tuesday.
  • Hot Lunch Orders Due(8:00 p.m.)
    • Don’t forget to take a look at the new menu options that were sent home last week. Hot Lunch is now offering more vegetarian, gluten free and Halal options. Support our school and take a break from making lunch!

Wednesday,  September 18

  • Linking Generations
    • Linking Generations is a program aimed at building relationships between seniors and youth in our community. Some local schools are involved in this program.
    • Feedback from last year’s Stakeholder Forum included increased service learning and community engagement opportunities. This is one strategy that we are initiating to help meet that goal.
    • A guest speaker from Linking Generations will be here  in the morning to introduce junior high students to the program.
  • School Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
    • Parents are invited to attend the first Board of Directors meeting of the year at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19

  • Girls Nighthawks Volleyball After School
  •   CORRECTION: A FANHS meeting was erroneously posted for this day. The FANHS meeting is Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 20

  • It’s Friday!

Have a great weekend!

The Week Ahead at NHS (September 9-13)

Welcome to the first full week on the 2019-2020 school year!

This week’s highlight is our Meet the Teacher Night on Wednesday, followed by a School Council MeetingJr. High Volleyball begins this week for students interested in playing for the Nighthawks.

As well, we will be having our Terry Fox Run on Friday. Our hope is that by Friday, each staff member and student will donate A Toonie for Terry to meet our goal of raising over $400.00. Students can begin bringing in their toonies to the office beginning Monday.

Monday, September 9

  • Junior High Volleyball Meeting @ 12:00 p.m.
    • Students wishing to play for the Nightwawks in the Elk Island Catholic Schools League are asked to meet in the Learning Commons.
    • If there is enough interest, we will hold our first practice Tuesday and Thursday after school.
    • Entry fee for each team is $500.00 to be divided up amongst the players.

Tuesday, September 10

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Make sure to wear gym clothes and gym footwear.

Wednesday,  September 11

  • Meet the Teacher Night (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
    • This is a non-structured (come and go) opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, and learn more about the classroom and the program.
    • If you wish to discuss your child in particular, please arrange an alternate time to meet with your child’s teacher.
  • Fundraising Association of New Horizons School (FANHS)
    • FANHS will have a table set up at the school during meet the teacher night so that parents can learn more about this active and important parent group whose main function is to raise funds for School Council sponsored projects such as playground expansion, classroom support, and community building.
    • FANHS is an entity governed by the Societies Act, and the work it does relies on volunteers. Learn the many things FANHS does and ways in which you can help out on a regular basis or intermittently when your schedule allows.
  • School Council Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
    • Parents are invited to the first School Council meeting of the year. All parents are considered School Council members, so everyone is invited to meet in the Learning Commons after Meet the Teacher Night.
    • School Council is composed of parents, teachers, principals, and other interested staff.  School Council supports and enhances student learning. Members can provide advice to and consult with the principal, and advise the school board on education matters.
    • Come join us, meet the executive, and find out what School Council has to offer.
    • Agenda

Thursday, September 12

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 13

  • Terry Fox Run (10:15 a.m.)
    • Don’t forget your Toonie for Terry!
    • Students will also be given a”I’m running for…” stickers for students wanting to dedicate their run to someone.
    • Link to the Terry Fox Foundation

 

Have a great weekend!

Welcome Back Everyone!

 

 

The first day of school is always exciting, and today was no exception. It was a busy, but smooth day as we reacquainted ourselves with old friends, and in may cases, new friends. Even the school buses arrived earlier than they typically do on the first day!

Thank you, drivers, for your patience this morning. Over the next few days, we expect the congestion to lessen. If you haven’t already, please review and become familiar with our Traffic and Parking Management Plan so that you are aware of before and after school traffic flow patterns.

Thank You Shell Employees

 

 

 

 

 

A HUGE thank you is extended to Shell Canada’s Fuelling Kindness initiative. Shell employees were at NHS well before the students arrived this morning, beautifying the sidewalks with chalk designs and thoughtful phrases to welcome our students to their first day of school.

 

Thank you, Shell employees, for taking time out of your day to spread kindness!

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, everyone!

We are all excited here at NHS to begin this, our 25th Year! We are looking forward to a fantastic year.

Parents, please check your email for a more detailed information for the first week of school.

Tuesday,  September 3

  • School opens for the 2019-2020 school year.

Wednesday, September 5  

  • Early Dismissal: Students Dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • Farewell Assembly for Mr. Don Falk: 11:00 a.m.
    • Mr. Falk became Superintendent of New Horizons School in 2012, and he has been integral in our school’s amazing growth over the last seven years, and has now retired. The school will be holding a Farewell Assembly for Mr. Falk on Wednesday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m. Parents are invited to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 11

  • Meet the Teacher Night (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • School Council Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 13

  • Terry Fox Run

Monday, September 16

  • Picture Day!

 

 

 

This Week at NHS (June 24 – 28)

Welcome to the final week of the 2018-2018 school year.  As always, the school year zips by, and we find ourselves facing another summer. It will be a busy week with exams, year-end activities, and an awards ceremony on June 27, the last day for students.

 

Monday, June 24 (Day 2) 

  • Math Exams (Grades 6-9)
  • Family Hot-Dog Lunch: Last Day to Order
    • To wrap up another great year at NHS we are inviting all families to join us for a Year End Family Hot Dog Lunch! Join us from 12:00-12:30 for a hot dog picnic with your kids on the last day of school.
    • Place your hot dog orders by today along with exact cash.
    • On June 27 bring a picnic blanket, pick up your order and take it out to enjoy in the sunshine with other New Horizons Families.

Tuesday, June 25 (Day 3) 

  • Language Arts Exams: Reading (Grades 6-9)
  • School Council AGM at 7:00p.m.
  • School Council Meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26 (Day 4) 

  • Science Exams (Grades 6-9)
  • Grade 9 Farewell at 5:30
    • Potlatch Supper at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 27 (Day 5) 

  • Last Day of School For Students
  • Family Hot-Dog Lunch (12:00 – 12:30)
  • Awards Ceremony @ 1:15 p.m.

Friday, June 28 

  • Teacher Organizational Day

 

Have a great summer, everyone!

See you back on Tuesday, September 3.

This Week at NHS (June 17 – 21)


Reminders …

Parenting Gifted Children –  Research Opportunity

Emails were sent out to junior high parents inviting them to participate in a University of Calgary study on parenting gifted children. If you are interested in assisting with this Canadian research on gifted children, please refer to your email or contact the school.

 

Final Exam & PAT Schedule

Final exams for grades 7 & 8 students and PATs for Grade 6 & 9 students begin this week. All exams begin at 9:00 a.m.

Please refer to the email sent out earlier for more information.

  • Thursday, June 20: Social Studies
  • Monday, June 24: Math
  • Tuesday, June 25: Language Arts (Part B: Reading)
  • Wednesday, June 26: Science

NHS Family Hot Dog Lunch: June 27

To wrap up another great year at NHS we are inviting all families to join us for a Year End Family Hot Dog Lunch! Join us on June 17 from 12:00-12:30 for a hot dog picnic with your kids on the last day of school.

Place your hot dog orders now, then on June 27 bring a picnic blanket, pick up your order and take it out to enjoy in the sunshine with other New Horizons Families.

Please fill out the order form indicating  the number of hot dogs you will be purchasing. Forms are due by June 24!

 

Year-End Awards Ceremony (Grades 45-9)

Our Year-End Awards Ceremony will occur on June 27 at 1:15 p.m. after the Family Hot Dog Lunch. PArents are invited to atend.

 

Debate Camp

For the second year, New Horizons School is excited to host the Edmonton Area Debate Camp from July 29 – August 2. The camp is open to students from Grades 5 – 11.

General Information: Debate Camp

 

Monday, June 17 (Day 2) 

  • Lunch Activities
    • Recess Games: Students in grades 2-3 look for Dunni in the orange vest. She will lead your game today!
  • Math Fair (Grade 5-6) at 2:00 p.m.. Parents are invited to attend.

Tuesday, June 18 (Day 3) 

  • Kindergarten Graduation

Wednesday, June 19 (Day 4) 

  • Kindergarten Grad
  • Junior High Math Fair (11:15 a.m.) Parents are invited to attend.
  • Last Day for Junior High Option Courses
  • Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 20 (Day 1) 

  • Social Studies PAT and Final Exam ( Grades 6-9)
  • Elementary Track & Field beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • FANHS Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • FANHS General Meeting (after  the  AGM).

Friday, June 14 (Day 1) 

    • Have a great weekend!

 

Formal Day and Dance at NHS: Friday, June 14

Grade 6 student Isabelle has organized a Formal Day and Dance (Grades 3-9) for the school on Friday, June 14, as a part of her Leadership Individualized Program Plan goal. This is a cost recovery event.

The dance is an RSVP event. Please register here.

 

Hollywood Style Formal Day Dance Admission at the door $1.00 Grades 3 – 9 (only) DATE & TIME Friday, June 14th Drop off 6:30pm Pick up 8:30pm CONCESSION Popcorn $1.50 Bottle Water $1.00 Juices Boxes $0.50 Assorted Candies $1.00
Students and staff are invited to dress in their formal wear. House points will be awarded to all those who participate.

 

This Week At NHS (June 10 – June 14)


Debate Camp

For the second year, New Horizons School is excited to host the Edmonton Area Debate Camp from July 29 – August 2. The camp is open to students from Grades 5 – 11.

General Information: Debate Camp

 

Monday, June 10 (Day 2) 

  • Lunch Activities
    • Recess Games: Students in grades 2-3 look for Bryce in the orange vest. He will lead your game today!

Tuesday, June 11 (Day 3) 

  • Playground Committee Meeting (6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 12 (Day 4) 

  • Last hot lunch day of the year. Thank you FANHS, Rhonda Jenkin, and to all the parent volunteers for organizing

Friday, June 14 (Day 1) 

  • Formal Day
    • All students and staff are invited to wear formal clothing for the day.
    • House points awarded to participants
  • Formal Day Dance – Grades 3-9 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
    • Please check your emails. This is an RSVP event!
    • Concession will be available.
    • Admission: $1.00
  • Lunch Recess Games
    • Recess Games: Students in grades 4-5 look for Alex in the orange vest. He will lead your game today!
  • Shakespeare at NHS
    • Ms. Watson and Ms. Joly’s Grade 5 students will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar beginning at 2:00 p.m.