Grade 4 Student Leaders!

Grade 4 students planning on reducing waste and helping the community.

Ms. Ewert’s Grade 4 class has been learning about “Waste in Our World” in their science class. During the exploration, some students  became super passionate and engaged. They asked Mrs. Ewert if they could collect bottles from around the school and store them in her room.

The group of students, headed by Brie, Connor, Elizabeth and Krushna, have expanded their project. They have decided to not only reduce the waste around our school, but they are using the proceeds collected to help people outside of our school community. After organizing the weekly pick-up of the bottles and containers, their project took off smoothly. Parents have been a big help by taking turns getting the containers to the bottle depot on a regular basis.

Ms.Ewert collects the money they raise. She has her students researching a few different causes and organizations  present to the class, and the class will then have a vote to decide which organization to donate towards to assist that organization with its compassionate and generous work.

In the last few weeks, the students have raised over $85.00!

This Week at NHS (October 21 – October 25)

 

The first Scholastic Book Fair of the year is happening this week from Tuesday to Thursday.

Book Fair times are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Thank you to FANHS for continuing to organize the event. Volunteers are still needed. Please look at the time slots available, and if any of those times suit your schedule, your help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

NOTE: Elections Canada is using our gym as a polling station on Monday, October 21,  for the federal election. Please note that parking in the school parking lot will be limited in order to allow access for voters.

 

Monday, October 21

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice
  • After School
    • Grade 5/6 Volleyball cancelled (Gym in use for the federal election).
    • Reach Practice Cancelled

Tuesday, October 22

  • Morning Basketball Shooting Practice:
    • The gym will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for Jr. High (boys and girls) shooting practice. This is an optional opportunity for those players who wish to practice their shooting.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
  • After School
    • Junior High Boys and Girls Basketball Practice Cancelled (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
    • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:30 p.m. – 7 :30 p.m.)
    • Please contact the office if you have not yet booked a time slot.

Wednesday, October 23

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • After School
    • Honors Choir Cancelled (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
    • Please contact the office if you have not yet booked a time slot.

Thursday, October 24

  • Morning Basketball Shooting Practice:
    • The gym will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for Jr. High (boys and girls) shooting practice. This is an optional opportunity for those players who wish to practice their shooting.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
  • After School
    • Junior High Boys and Girls Basketball Practice Cancelled (Staff travelling to Calgary for the Charter Schools Conference)

Friday, October 25

  • No School for Students: Charter Schools Conference
  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Tournament: Holy Redeemer School in Ardrossan (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Go Nighthawks!

This Week at NHS (October 15 – October 18)

Family Halloween Dance

New Horizons Families are invited to a Family Halloween Dance on

Friday, October 18.

Admission: $10.00 per family (pay at the door)

Prizes * Concession  * Silent Auction & Raffle

Please indicate your intention to attend HERE so that the planning committee can ensure we have enough of everything.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 15

  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
  • After School
    • Junior High Boys and Girls Basketball Practice (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Grade 5/6 Soccer: NHS Nighthawks vs. Suzuki at Suzuki School (4:30 p.m.)
  • FANHS Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
    • NHS Learning Commons

Wednesday, October 16

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club

Thursday, October 17

  • Lunch Recess
    • Beats & Eats
  • After School
    • Grade 5/6 Soccer Wind-up!

Friday, October 18

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
  • Evening: Family Halloween Dance
    • See the information at the top of this post.

Coming Up Next Week …

  • Book Fair (October 22 – October 24)
  • Another Short Week  – No School Friday, October 25 (Charter Schools Conference)

Have a great weekend!

A Little Chill Doesn’t Stop the Fun!

As fall sets in, the days, especially the mornings,  are getting cooler. But that doesn’t stop us from going outside at morning and lunch recess to get a bit of fresh air and have a bit of fun!

Please make sure that your child bring weather appropriate clothing as the season change brings on the cooler weather.

As a reminder, we have lost-and-found bins located in our hallway near our main entrance. Feel free to drop by the school and see if any items belong to your child.

This Week at NHS (October 7 – October 11)

 

Read-In Week

This week is Read-In Week! As we focus on reading this week, each day of the week will also have a theme to help celebrate the week.

Monday, October 7

  • Read-In Week: Kick Off Into Reading: Wear your funky shoes or socks!
  • Lunch Recess
    • Reach Practice
    • Junior Choir CANCELLED today
  • After School (3:30-4:30)
    • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice
    • Reach Practice
  • FANHS “Idea” Gathering Session (5:30 p.m.)
    • This is a casual meeting strictly to discuss potential fundraiser ideas. The ideas will be organized into a timeline and presented at the regular FANHS meeting (Oct.15) for further discussion. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like your ideas discussed, please email your ideas to: fanhs.president@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 8

  • Read-In Week: X Bookmarks the Spot!: Make a bookmark with your class!
  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
  • After School
    • Grade 5/6 Soccer Practice

Wednesday, October 9

  • Read-In Week: Book Swap! Read with a buddy, or swap teachers for a story!
  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • Special General Meeting of the New Horizons Charter School Society (7:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Regular Board Meeting (7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, October 10Wear Your Favourite book!

  • Read-In Week: Wear Your Favourite book! Find a creative way to wear your favourite story, or dress as your favourite book character!
  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
  • After School
    • Grade 5/6 Soccer: NHS vs. Suzuki at Suzuki
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:30

Friday, October 11

  • No school for students today.  This is an Individual Program Plan writing day for teachers.

 

Monday, October 14

  • Thanksgiving Day. School Closed.

Classes Resume Tuesday, October

Have a great weekend!

This Week at NHS (September 30 – October 4)

Brrrr! Fall is in the air!

Please remember to dress your children for the weather. The mornings are much cooler, so heavier jackets, head gear, and gloves are now needed. Remember that all students are expected to go outside at recess time. Indoor days are called when the weather makes it difficult to be outside such as rainy days, or during extreme cold days (-23˚C or colder).

Monday, September 30

  • Orange Shirt Day
    • Orange Shirt Day commemorates the residential school experience by engaging in a small part of the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and committing to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Reach Practice
    • Junior Choir
  • After School (3:30-4:30)
    • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice
    • Reach Practice

Tuesday, October 1

  •  After School
    • Nighthawk Grade 5/6 Soccer vs. Suzuki at NHS!
    • Girls Nighthawks Volleyball
      • New Horizons vs. Holy Redeemer in Ardrossan
    • Go Nighthawks!

Wednesday, October 2

  • Early Dismissal Day (2:14 p.m.)
  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • After School
    • No Student Activities: Early Dismissal (Staff Meeting)

Thursday, October 3

  • Lunch Recess
    • Beats & Eats in the music room (percussions).
  • After School
    • Girls Nighthawks Volleyball
      • Nighthawks vs. St Lukes at  NHS
    • Grade 5/6 Soccer Practice
  • Playground Committee Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

 

Friday, October 4

  • It’s Friday!

 

NEXT WEEK

Special General Meeting of the New Horizons Charter School Society
Wednesday, October 9 ( 7:00 p.m.)

Have a great weekend!