Ellenvale Junior High

October 8th, 2019

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
FromMr. Lewis:
October is Mi’kmaq History Month. The purpose is to promote public awareness about the Mi’kmaq culture and heritage to the people of Nova Scotia. Take a look around the school to see the Mi'kmaq History Month poster.

Girls and Boys Soccer Akerly Finals @ Ira Settle on Wednesday. Girls at 3:45pm and Boys at 5pm.

Student Picture Retakes are on Tuesday, October 15.
We have been given 10 complimentary day passes for Friday, Oct 25 at Hal-Con – if you are interested, please see Mr. Lewis.
Student Makerspace and Tech Champion Team Team: Please see Mr. Lewis if you are interested in working with our 3D printer (previous experience a bonus!) or in being part of our student Tech Champion Team.

From Mr. Carruthers:
Breakfast Program is now open, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays each week. We are looking for community volunteers to help run our program on Monday and Thursday. If you are interested in helping out, contact Mr. Carruthers at jcarruthers@hrce.ca.
From Mr. Fraser:
Tuesday -Lunch - Grade 9 Band Rehearsal
Wednesday - Lunch - Jazz Band Rehearsal and After School - 3:00-4:00 pm- Christmas Band Rehearsal
Thursday - Lunch - Grade 8 Band Rehearsal and After School - Celtic Band Rehearsal Cancelled
Thursday - After School - 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Cookie Dough Sorting and Evening - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Cookie Dough Pickup
Friday - Lunch - Grade 7 Band Rehearsal
AND our first school dance will be on October 17, 6:30 to 9pm. Sorry, no guests for this dance. More details to follow shortly.

From Mr. Leek – The Tuesday Drum (which is a series of facts on African history)
Remembering Black Loyalists - Who were Black Loyalists? The history of African Nova Scotians reaches back to the early founding years of the province. Many of today’s communities can trace their origins to centuries ago, when Nova Scotia held the promise of a better life for immigrants of African descent. The first large group of immigrants were the Black Loyalists who came as refugees after the American Revolution between 1782 and 1785. About 3,500 people settled throughout Nova Scotia in communities such as Annapolis Royal, Clements, Granville, Birchtown, Brindleytown, Preston, Little Tracadie, Chedabucto and Halifax. A group of 600 exiled Jamaican Maroons followed in 1796, settling in Preston Township. They helped build Government House, worked on new fortifications at the Halifax Citadel and served in the militia.

Also, Mr Leek would like to remind that there is lunch time meeting in the Learning Commons with the Peer Mentors tomorrow. Please arrive on time for the guest speaker.

From Ms. Hann:
Pop choir rehearsal at 12:10pm today. All welcome.

From Mme Boudreau:
Anyone going to Weday needs to return their forms and money to Mme Boudreau in room 215 as soon as possible. Also, anyone who is a volunteer in the community and who wants to go to Weday should see Mme Boudreau as soon as possible.

From Mrs. Myer:
There is a Duke of Ed meeting in the Learning Commons TOMORROW at 11:50am.

From Mrs. Tingley:
Boys volleyball tryouts will be TODAY AND Thursday this week from 3-5 pm in the gym. Please sign up on the sheet outside Mme. Tingley's room (on the second floor next to Mrs. Tse.). Please see Mme. Tingley if you are unable to make these times.