Ellenvale Junior High

June 10th, 2021

June 10

Announcements Thursday, June 10, 2021
Week TWO - Website: elj.hrc.ca

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

From Ms. McKay and Ms. Crocker:

Many thanks for the mask donations!! I am hoping we have enough until the end of the year.

Students: In addition to the big bottled water, the bottle filling station nearest the office can be used. The other bottle filling stations (2 newly installed) in the school have not been hooked up to the water system yet.

Hey Ellenvale it's Pride Month!
Did you know that the MacPhee Centre in downtown Dartmouth has a virtual GSA? They meet on Friday evenings. Check out their website to get involved.

The Woodlawn Public Library is hosting a Connect the Dots on June 29. This is a virtual event where LGBTQ+ youth and their friends drop in, make connections and have fun. Please visit the Library website for more information.

From Ms. Jackson:
All books are due back on June 18. They can be dropped off in the box outside the library at any time. Thank you.

2020-21 Yearbooks:
Some students placed an order for their Yearbook but have not yet paid for it (see list below). Please be sure to pay for your Yearbook, otherwise it will be offered up to someone else who missed the order deadline, but is on a waiting list for a Yearbook.
Novaya and Dante Lafferty-Nord   Justin Gallant
Jonathan Huntington     MacKenzie Aitkens
Ella McDowell      Wahib El Khoury
Kayla and Ria Walling     Cameron McKenna
John Cluett      
Rory Wilson       Gabe McPhee
Evan Huber       James Mackinnon (Gr. 9)
Ava Meldrum      Cameron Heisler
Hoan Lan To

Acknowledging Mr. Jeff Lewis’s career and retirement:
You are invited to contribute to a gift to honour and appreciate Mr. Lewis’ contribution and dedication to education. Mr. Lewis retired on May 1. Please drop off donations to the school (cheques made out to Ellenvale Junior High School). We will add your name to the card. We are hoping to gift him a memorable getaway to Trout Point Lodge (https://www.troutpoint.com/)

Please continue to call the office safe arrival line (435-8420 press 1) or send an email to jcottingham@hrce.ca to report your child absent or late to any class(es). Thanks!

Planning for 2021-22 School Year:
If you know your child will not be returning to Ellenvale next year because of a move or transfer, please let the office know (435-8420) or email jcottingham@hrce.ca.

Bussing for 2021-22:
If you think your child may qualify for bussing next year (this particularly applies to grade 9 students going into Grade 10), please ensure your primary address is up–to-date in PowerSchool as the bus companies draw their information from PowerSchool. Please call the office at 435-8420 if you need to update or verify your address.

Robotics Club – Meets Thursdays at 3pm in the Learning Commons

Halifax Regional Arts - We are all in this (Musical) Together!:
Halifax Regional Arts is proud to announce that the Fall production is High School Musical! We are looking for HRCE students grades 9-12 who are interested in Acting, Music, Dance, Singing, and Technical crew. Information can be found here: FALL 2021 DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Contact David Zinck at dzinck@hrce.ca if you have any questions.

IBM Steam Camp Opportunity:
IBM STEM for Girls Program is pleased to collaborate with Industry Partners (ATCO, Telus, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and Security and others), to provide students with an opportunity to participate in STEAM activities. The goal is to help build students’ confidence and expand their knowledge around the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) field through fun and engaging workshops.

Sessions will take place through a FREE virtual National STEAM Summer camp, which will be hosted on WebEx for the week of July 19th-23rd. Each day will dedicate a few hours in which IBM and other partners will facilitate interactive activities such as: digital art, building chatbots, creative technical writing, cyber security, making ice cream, and lots more. All students, entering grades 7-12, will have the option to choose from a variety of sessions and will be able to choose to attend as many as they would like. Each activity will have recommended ages and supplies required (where applicable).
For more details, including how to register, see this flyer.

Stay Safe, Be Kind.