Ellenvale Junior High

February 11th, 2021

Feb 11

Announcements Thursday, February 11, 2021
We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

From Ms. Mckay:
This evening there will be a virtual presentation regarding program information (English, French Immersion and Band) for the parents of our 2021-22 Grade 7 students. Below is the schedule and meeting link information night.

7:00 PM: General Information Session with Gr 7 teachers
7:30 PM: Band Information Session
8:00 PM: French Immersion Program Session

The all-grades Band Concert held on January 28 in our school gym can be viewed at https://we.tl/t-ylyUJXYkkd

Lockdown Drill:
Yesterday afternoon, we practiced our Lockdown procedure. HRM Police were in attendance as well to assist and reinforce the importance of following correct procedure. We will be having a third Lockdown Drill before the end of the school year.

Happy Chinese New Year!
2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year. The recent zodiac years of Ox sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…An Ox year occurs every 12 years.
"The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking zodiac sign. It usually signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year." A year isn't just categorized by its zodiac animal. There's also a complex sexagenary cycle -- a combination of one of 10 heavenly stems and one of 12 earthly branches. For example, February 12 marks the beginning of the xin chou year, according to the sexagenary cycle. "Xin" represents the heavenly stem for the element metal, while "chou" is the earthly branch symbol for ox, making it the Year of the Metal Ox.

From Mr. Gabriel:
There will be a parent meeting for parents of any Grade 9s interested in Pre-IB next Tuesday night at 6pm. Here's the Zoom invite:

Topic: Pre-IB Parent Meeting for Grade 9s
Time: Feb 16, 2021 06:00 PM Halifax

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 856 8219 9973
Passcode: N0TL4H

Announcing PJ Wednesdays for the month of February!
Also, on Tuesdays, let’s all wear our Tartan/Canada masks! (Other Tartan/Canada clothing is acceptable too!). Did you know national Flag day is on February 15?
On Fridays in February, we will show off our Ellenvale school clothing! Wear your school name proudly!

Eagle Expectation:  Students are not permitted on the snow hills in the parking lot for obvious safety reasons. The snow must stay on the ground. No throwing snow, please.

Permission forms for the Options to Anger Program (this session is for boys—a girls’ session was held earlier this school year), are available in the office if you would like to participate.

Pair of glasses in a glass case in the office waiting to be claimed.