Ellenvale Junior High

February 15th, 2019

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

From Mr. Fraser
Friday - lunch – Jazz Band Rehearsal

From Mr. Lewis:
Mr. Fraser has launched the annual Los Primos fundraiser for the Band today and we thought that students who are not in the Band program might like to sell tickets for this fundraiser also. The proceeds from tickets sold by non-Band students would go toward our ongoing projects—the computer lab being turned into a Common Area, the Art Gallery being created on the 2nd floor and the refreshing of our student washrooms.
Tickets sold by non-band students can be picked up and returned to the main office. All tickets and monies are due by Feb. 27 (no later). The grand prize is a trip for 4 to Cuba—one week all inclusive!! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. A portion of the sales would also go to support Music Education in Nova Scotia and Cuba.

From Ms. O’Handley:
Best Buddies will meet in the learning Centre today at 11:45.

From Mrs. Crocker:
Girls group for 903 at lunch in the computer lab.

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
Also, There will be a meeting at Prince Andrew for students and their parents interested in taking the Pre-IB programme on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6pm in the school library.  Registrars from Dalhousie and Saint Mary's will be on hand to answer questions about IB from the university perspective.

From Mme Boudreau:
Feb 21 dance tickets will be on sale at lunch today and Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. They are $5 ahead of the dance and $8 at the door, so get yours early.

From Ms. Hann:
First choir practice is Feb 20. All new members are welcome to attend.

From Ms. Taylor:
There is a sign-up sheet on the gym doors for Badminton tryouts which start next week! There are separate sign-up sheets for Junior (Grades 7&8) and Intermediate (Grade 9). Make sure you sign up on the correct sheet.
Grade 9s: First Tryout will be on Tuesday, February 19th from 3-4:30
Grades 7 & 8: First Tryout will be on Wednesday, February 20th from 3-4:30
Please sign up if you are interested so that Mme. Taylor can have an idea of how many of you will be there. Don't forget!"

From Ms. Doolan: The girls’ basketball team needs to get their uniforms into Mrs. Doolan before she calls home to remind you!!

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. 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.

A cross on a chain was found yesterday on the first floor. Please come to the office to claim it. Also, a pair of black shoes were found in the boys’ locker room. Come to the office to claim please.