Ellenvale Junior High

February 14th, 2019

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

From Mr. Fraser
Thursday - lunch - Woodwind Ensemble rehearsal and after school - 3:00-4:00 pm - Grease Band Rehearsal
Friday - lunch – Jazz Band Rehearsal

From Mr. Lewis:
This is the last week for the sale of gift card basket raffle tickets. Please bring in your used and unused tickets by Friday, Feb. 15. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the BINGO on Feb 28, 6pm and at the school office from the 15th to the 28th.
Also, we are in need of gift cards valued $10 or more to create our 2 gift card baskets valued at $250 each. Gift card donations can be dropped off at the office as can all monies and tickets for the Gift Card Basket raffle.
A pre-sale of Bingo Cards for Feb 28th is ongoing until, Feb. 21. 15 games for only $10! Bingo game cards bought after the 21st will cost $15 for the 15 games. Forms to order your Bingo cards went home last week with each student and via email. Another email will be coming your way this week so please keep an eye open for that.

Students are reminded that they are not to open the outside doors of the building for any student or adult at any time. This is for everyone’s safety.

From Mr. Gabriel:
As we continue with our grade 9 high school course selection preparations at Ellenvale, parents should take note of the following Parent presentation nights at PA and DHS:
Prince Andrew - Thurs. Feb. 21, 6-6:45 pm O2/IB meeting, followed by from 7-8 pm, Course Selection presentation.
Dartmouth High - Thurs. Feb. 28, 6-7pm

From Mme Boudreau:
Grade 9 students are reminded that their Harbour Cruise forms and $20 are due Today! Please bring them to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible to ensure that you can be part of this tradition.

Feb 21 dance tickets will be on sale at lunch on Thursday and Friday of this week and Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. They are $5 ahead of the dance and $8 at the door, so get yours early.

Don't forget the bake sale today at the beginning of lunch. Come help Grade 9s save sea turtles and other ocean animals from plastic.

From Ms. Hann:
First choir practice is Feb 20. All new members are welcome to attend.
Also: There is a Grease rehearsal today at lunch in the gym. All cast and chorus should attend. If it is an indoor lunch, we will be in the learning commons.

From Ms. Doolan: The girls’ basketball team needs to get their uniforms into Mrs. Doolan ASAP.

From Ms. Doucette:
All members of the boys’ basketball team are asked to hand in their uniforms ASAP

From Ms. Pike:
Are you active outside school -- part of any club or team that promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle? If so, bring in a 4x6 photo of yourself doing what you do to stay healthy when you are not at school. Skiing, skating, swimming, hockey, running, rock climbing.....anything active! We will start a collection on the bulletin board outside the gym, so please note that you may not get your picture back.

From Mr. Emberly:
The ski trip scheduled for Feb 13 has been postponed to March 11 due to weather concerns. If you are signed up for this ski trip but cannot attend the trip on the new date of March 11, please inform the office ASAP.

From Mrs. Cottingham:
Donations of plastic forks would be greatly appreciated. We have quite a few spoons-- thank you to everyone who gave generously. We probably give out 5 to 10 spoons or forks a day during the lunch time, so they are really appreciated. Of course bringing your own cutlery is also a great idea and more environmentally wise.