Ellenvale Junior High

April 10th, 2019

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

From Mr. Fraser:
Wednesday - Lunch - Jazz Band Rehearsal and after school - Grease Band Rehearsal - in Gymnasium 3:00-5:00 pm
Thursday - Parent Teacher Interview – PM – no classes for students
Friday - Lunch - Grade 7 Band Rehearsal and - after school - Grease band Rehearsal - In Gymnasium - 3:00-5:00 pm

Band students are having a raffle this week.
First Prize - Complimentary Pass for 2 adults on a Nature and Whale Watch Tour – (value $99.93)
Second Prize - Complimentary Pass for 2 adults on a Public Tall Ship Silva Sail – (value $80.33)
Third Prize - $50.00 Gas Card
Tickets are available to be sold from April 8, 2019, until April 15, 2019, for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Draw date will be Friday, April 19, 2019. All Ellenvale Band students are eligible to sell tickets and all of the proceeds of their sales will be applied directly to their individual fundraising accounts. These credits can be used for this year’s trip or held for next year’s trip. All money, ticket stubs, and unsold tickets must be turned in to Mr. Fraser by Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

From Mr. Lewis:
Parent teacher meetings will be held on Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 3 pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm. Please not there are no classes for students on April 11.
After April 9, you may contact Mrs. Cottingham in the school office at 435-8420 to book an interview appointment. Term 2 Report Cards have been distributed.

The Share Table continues in the gym at lunch. Used plastic cutlery can be left in the red bucket provided on top of the microwaves in the gym. They will be cleaned and reused.

From Mr. Carruthers:
Congratulations to everyone who helped cleanup our school property last Friday.
Thank you to Our_Oceans Wastes for organizing and providing treats.
Our winners of the Cineplex cards are: Evan Grimm, Isaiah Cole and Anthony Safatli.

From Mme Leslie:
Also, there will be a leadership meeting to plan for our upcoming activities next Wednesday, April 10th. Leadership committee would like to announce our 2 activities for this month: On April 12th we will be having Hawaiian Day for a spirit day. We will also be having some activities in the gym for students to participate in. On April 18th, we will be having Meme Day. Dress up to reflect your favorite meme (they must be school appropriate).

From Ms. Hann:
Pop choir is cancelled today. All Grease cast and chorus are asked to attend a short costume meeting at 12:10 in the learning commons.

1) All Grease cast, chorus, pit band and stage crew are reminded of these mandatory, after-school rehearsals: Today from 3-5, Friday, April 12th from 3-5 and Monday, April 15th, meeting in the music room after school to walk over to PA for our tech rehearsal from 3 to 6pm. Please arrange your rides accordingly. You are also reminded to be dropped off at PA by 8:30am on Tuesday the 16th and Wednesday the 17th, and to be picked up on those days between 2:50 and 3:10pm. You are expected to be back at PA by 5pm on both of those days.

2) All staff, students, parents and friends are invited to the evening performances of the Grease on Tuesday, April 16th and Wednesday, April 17th. Both shows begin at 6, doors open at 5:45. Admission is $10 at the door, $5 for HRCE students. Seats are first come, first serve. Don't miss this amazing show!

3) All students planning on attending the viewing of the Grease matinee on Wednesday, April 17th, please remember to get your forms in to your homeroom teacher, so you won't have to stay back when the school goes to PA to watch the show. This is a free viewing, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity to see your peers perform!

From Ms. Jackson:
The library is running a spine poetry contest for the month of April. Photos can be posted to twitter @ EllenvaleJrHigh or upload to google drive teresa.jackson@hrce.ca
Rules are listed on posters in the library. All entries are due Wednesday, April 24th. Please include your name and class. Good luck!

From Ms. Legge:
There will be a mandatory Duke of Ed meeting TODAY at lunch. Be prepared to stay for the entire lunch as we are working on navigation.

From Ms. Sparks:
Last call for any grade 9's wishing to submit a baby photo for this year’s yearbook. We will accept these photos until this Friday.
From Mme Boudreau:
The Weactors will be at the back of the gym at lunch today at 11:50 with the items that the snow kept away from today's bake sale. Please come help us build a school.

From Ms. Doolan:
There is a track and field sign-up sheet on the gym doors. Please make sure to put your grade and events you would like to try out for. Weather permitting, there will be field tryouts so listen for announcements. Any questions see Mrs. Doolan room 220.

Art and Beautification Projects
Thank you to all our volunteers who spent time this week end helping prime and paint our bathrooms and art gallery hallway.
Please let’s keep those painted stalls in good shape.
A group of parents are coming in next Thursday evening, April 18th to put the final coat of black paint on in preparation for the arrival of the Dream Candy’s graffiti artists on April 27th .
Take a look in the front hallway to see examples of the work that they will be doing.
They are already arranging to have our eagle logo incorporated into their designs.