The Week Ahead (Feb. 20 – Feb. 23)

 

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jr. High Boys Basketball Practice After School.
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, February 21

  • Mini-Olympics postponed to Thursday.

Thursday, February 22

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball teams play for Bronze! Go Nighthawks!

 

  • Our Mini-Olympics was originally set for Wednesday of this week. However, in anticipation of cold wind chills Wednesday morning, we are postponing this event to Thursday morning.

On the morning of Thursday, February 22, NHS will be holding its own mini-Olympics!

Students from grades 1-5 will participate in a series of events such as “slooshing” and “snowshoeing.” With the anticipated temperatures being on the rather “wintry”  side in the morning, we are having both indoor and outdoor events. Groups will be led by grade 6 students, and the events run by junior high students. Staff will be assigned stations to supervise events.

The games will begin at around 8:45 a.m. and end at lunch time.

Please make sure your child has appropriate outer wear. Our lost and found has many coats, gloves, and hats that may include your child’s items. Please take a moment to come in and see if any item belongs to your child.

Friday, February 22

  • Grade 5 Independent Studies Fair at 2:00 p.m.
    • Students in Grade 5W and 5J will be sharing their passion and topics of interest in the gym.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK

  • Junior High Information Night: Monday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meeting of the Board of Directors: Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
  • FANHS SGM: Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Pink Shirt Day: Thursday, March 1
  • Intake Day for New Student Applicants: Friday, March 2

NHS Mini Olympics

On the morning of Wednesdsay, February 21, NHS will be holding its own mini-Olympics!

Students from grades 1-5 will participate in a series of events such as “slooshing” and “snowshoeing.” With the anticipated temperatures being on the rather “wintry”  side in the morning, we are having both indoor and outdoor events. Groups will be led by grade 6 students, and the events run by junior high students. Staff will be assigned stations to supervise events.

The games will begin at around 8:45 a.m. and end at lunch time.

Thank you to the Junior High Leadership Class for organizing this event for the school!

Everything You Wanted to Know About Alberta Charter Schools … in 4 Minutes or Less!

The Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS)  has released a video that provides an excellent explanation about public charter schools in Alberta and the role we play in the educational fabric of our province and community.

Available for viewing is a two minute and four minute video. Follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClaUBPGVdbBpnd5BYKrvc9A

Please feel free to share this link with others!

Leadership at NHS

Leadership is one of the options available to junior high students at NHS. As part of their course work, students enrolled in this option choose one leadership activity that positively benefits the school.

Over the last few weeks, one leadership team has been designing a wall mural – you may have seen it in the halls beside the foods lab. Students Brooke, Annie, Savannah and Kyla have been working on a design and have recently been able to get some some graphic design feedback from one of our parents, Laura Rasmussen.

The Week Ahead (February 12-16)

 

Monday, February 12

  • Grade 5/6 Basketball Practice After School.
  • Deadline for Application for 2018-2019
    • Students seeking to apply to New Horizons School for the 2018-2019 school year should have a necessary documents submitted by today.
      • The deadline for application may be extended to specific grades after March 2 should any openings remain.

 

Tuesday, February 13

  • Jr. High Boys Basketball after school (3:30 – 5:00).

 

 

The Book Fair is on! The Book Fair will be running from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily and ends on Thursday, February 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentines activities will be occurring throughout the elementary classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday February 15

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball Semifinals. Boys are at St. Luke while the Girls are at Holy Redeemer. Good luck teams!

 

  • Jump Rope for Heart

Our Jump Rope for Heart event winds up Thursday as classes will participate in jump-rope activities in their gym times. Thank you to those who have supported our Jump-Rope for Heart Campaign.

 

To date NHS has raised over $1,000 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Thank you very much for your support. While you are in the foyer, please feel free to look at the various representations NHS students created which depict how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Grade 5 Independent Studies: Mrs. Watson and Ms. Joly’s classes are preparing for their in-class presentations this Wednesday & Thursday. Next week on February 23, the Grade 5s will be holding their IS Fair to share their learning with the school and others interested in viewing the projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 16

  • PD Day : Students not in attendance. In the morning, the staff will be working with Corinne Eckert who will be continuing from a previous session on social skills training. In the afternoon, each Division will focus on division needs.

 

REMINDER: NEXT WEEK

February 19 is Family DaySchool resumes Tuesday, February 20.

Clubs at NHS

During lunch recess, students have had opportunities to meet in the Learning Commons and other spaces to participate in some extracurricular activities.

Chess has been a very popular game during lunch recess. The schedule for chess is as follows:

  • Monday & Wednesday: Grades 1-3
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Grades 4-6

 

 

 

During all lunch hour recesses, the Learning Commons is available to junior high students as a study hall.

 

Students from grades 4-6 are also invited to learn a dance routine. Led by grade 6 students, those interested can meet in the gym on Tuesday and Thursday during lunch recess.

Grade 5/6 Basketball

Last week on Friday, three groups of boys and girls in grades 5 and 6 participated in an evening of basketball at Holy Spirit School.

The event, organized by the Elk Island Catholic Schools Sports Council, gives students in grades 5 and 6 to play basketball in an fun way.

No score was kept and substitutions on a regular basis to allow for as much participation as possible.

Thank you, Mrs. Groten, for coaching the players, and for giving up a Friday evening for this valuable event.

The Week Ahead (February 5-9)

 

Monday, February 5

  • Grade 5/6 Basketball Practice After School.
  • Stakeholder’s Forum
    • Our school’s third annual Stakeholder Forum is an excellent opportunity for parents to have a say in the operation of our school: its priorities, direction, and programming. This year’s Stakeholder Forum will be held in the school’s Learning Commons at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018.
    • If you would like to participate in this important event, please call or email Lisa Richardson.

Tuesday, February 6

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball after school (3:30 – 4:30).

Wednesday, February 7

  • Early Dismissal Day
    • Classes are dismissed at 2:14 p.m. Please make appropriate travel arrangements.

Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9

  • Teachers’ Convention: Classes not in Session.

Imagine And Create

Last week the school was involved in another Inspire and Create (IC) event. Our  IC event is a school-wide activity that promotes creative problem solving and collaboration – it is also a time to have some fun! Occurring once a month, students from K-9 gather in division groups (K-3; 4-6; 7-9) or mixed grade (K-9) groups and are given a challenge. To learn more about our IC event click here.

 

In our latest IC event, Division 1 and II students were in mixed grade groupings in the gym while the junior high students were in mixed grade groupings in the learning commons, but they both had the same challenge – create a structure out of newspaper that can withhold the weight of textbooks.

 

 

 

 

After being given time to strategize, students could begin the construction phase.  After the allotted time expired, the creations were put to the test. Amazingly many of the structures that were created could hold the weight of 15-20 text books!

 

 

School Tours for Prospective Parents

It was wonderful having prospective parents tour our school yesterday. Our next school tours for prospective parents are on February 5. Please visit our Admissions Page for more information.