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Belgium and France 2016!!!!

Wouldn’t it be amazing to travel to Beaumont-Hamel and stand on the actual battlefield as Newfoundland commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel?  You can have this opportunity.  We are planning a 10-day student trip to Belgium and France for June 28 – July 7, 2016.(Brussels, Ypres, Vimy, Beaumont-Hamel (for July 1st, and Paris)  Students will have an educational, cultural and fun experience as they participate in WWI commemorative activities as well as see the most important tourist attractions from Brussels to  Paris. We have even added an extra day of activities in Paris to be sure that we don’t miss anything!  Current Level I and II students are eligible to enrol.  Check out the information sheet posted on the school website or see Mme. Connors (room 323) for details.
A meeting for parents/students who are interested in this trip will take place at the school on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 7pm.

Giv’er On The River

Giv’er On The River is a charity fun run supporting the ongoing improvement of the Manual’s River Trail System. It will be held on Sunday, October 26th, 2014, starting at 8:30AM from the Manual’s River Hibernia Interpretation Centre in CBS. For more information or to register visit http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=9397 or download this brochure.

I’m taking a three month leave of absence…Effective Oct 3, 2014

Good day students, parents, and community partners. I have been appointed interim Senior Education Officer – Human Resources (Eastern Region NLESD) and I will be starting this new position on October 6th. I would like to personally thank everyone for all your support and I would also like to thank you in advance for supporting our incoming leadership team. The principalship will be an advertised position with the successful candidate taking over on October 15th. In the interim, Mr. Hodder will assume the principalship and Mr. Elliott (Social Studies Dept Head) will assume the assistant principalship.

I will miss all the excitement that comes with working with close to 600 teenagers each and every day and I wish you the very best in your studies…I trust that you will do everything possible to have a successful year! Go Pioneers! ~ Wayne Rodgers

Wishmaker Walk for Wishes

Help Create the Magic of a Wish. Come join us on Wed., Oct.8th. Note this qualifies for volunteer hours. Pledge Sheets are available from Career teachers or from Mrs. Byrne in Rm204. Click here for more information.

Awards Night

Attention All 2014 Grads – Awards Night will take place Thursday, November 6th at 7:00pm in the gym.  Grads must arrive at the school by 6:15 pm at the latest.  Gowns will be distributed at that time. We would like to extend an invitation to all family members and friends to join us for this very special event.

Curriculum Night – September 25th

There will be a Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 25th starting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring along a copy of your child’s schedule. You will be meeting in homeroom at 7:00 then at 7:10 attending each of your child’s classes starting with Slot 1 and ending with Slot 7. The evening will conclude at 8:20. Teachers will be sharing curriculum outcomes and evaluation schemes for each course. We look forward to you attending this event. ~ Wayne Rodgers

Bus Safety and CBC Television

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We would like to inform you that on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 CBC Television will be using a mounted camera (a GoPro style) on Bus Run 10 as part of the ongoing stories they have been airing on bus safety.

The purpose of this camera is to illustrate proper procedures for buses picking up and dropping off students and to possibly capture improper passing by traffic.

While we have requested that CBC not show images of students, we wanted to inform you of this story and the use of the camera.

Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,

Wayne Rodgers
Principal

November Supplementary Exams

Please click these links to view download the November Supplementary Exam Schedule or the Exam Registration form. This information can also be found on the Department’s website at http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/evaluation/exams.html

Underwater Robotics Team

Like to design and build, learn new skills, be a member of a team? We are looking for students who are interested in joining. Contact team mentor John Smith: j_smith@nf.sympatico.ca

School Council Looking for a Parent Representative

The school council is looking for a Parent Representative.  Any individual that has a child in the our school that would like to contribute to the discussion of school issues and participate in school activities, please contact John Smith Chairperson at 834-5197 or j_smith@nf.sympatico.ca

Volunteers Needed!!

Queen Elizabeth’s breakfast program is in real need of parent/grandparent and community volunteers. The program is one of the best in the district but it really relies on parents to help the school deliver healthy snacks to our students three times a week. The committment would be once every two weeks from 7:30 – 8:30 on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
To volunteer contact Mr. John Smith (834-5197) or email: j_smith@nf.sympatico.ca We look forward to your support.

Youth Advisory Council 2014 – 2015

The Town is now accepting applications for the 2014 – 2015 Youth Advisory Council. The Deadline for applications is Friday September 19, at 4:00pm. The Youth Advisory Council is designed to engage the Youth (ages 13-21) of Conception Bay South and promote volunteering within their community. Through this they will also gain valuable organizational and teamwork skills in assisting with and developing new events.
Please visit the town website, http://www.conceptionbaysouth.ca/town/departments/recreation-and-leisure/programs-events/ to get a copy of the application form. For more information, please contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department, 834-6534 or email Justin at jclark@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

Reporting Student Absences

Please send all emails to our school secretary maxinejefford@nlesd.ca

She will record your child’s absence in PowerSchool.

Thank you.

Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Girls volleyball tryouts will be held next Wednesday, September 10th,  7:00 – 8:30 pm and Thursday, September 11th, from  2:30-4:00 pm. Contact Mr. Warren for more information.

Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Council 2014 – 2015
The Town is now accepting applications for the 2014 – 2015 Youth Advisory Council. The Deadline for applications is Friday September 19, at 4:00pm. The Youth Advisory Council is designed to engage the Youth (ages 13-21) of Conception Bay South and promote volunteering within their community. Through this they will also gain valuable organizational and teamwork skills in assisting with and developing new events.
Please visit the town website, http://www.conceptionbaysouth.ca/town/departments/recreation-and-leisure/programs-events/ to get a copy of the application form. For more information, please contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department, 834-6534 or email Justin at jclark@conceptionbaysouth.ca.