September 29, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Janet MacDougall-Turner for Charlie Trainor, Jessie Campbell for Angela Killeen, Allison Townsend for Jared Cheverie, Leanne Laird for Matt Kelly, Joseph Weale for Trisha Burrows, Amy Beck for Timothy Lea, Anna Howlett for Ronnie Munn, Carrie MacKay for Bobby Nicholson, Trevor MacDonald for Maureen MacDonald (am), Nancy Cudmore for Bethany MacLeod, Mike Hambly for Kelly Pike, and Brian Crane for Toby Murphy

Happy Belated Birthday to Caitlyn Perrot, Jessica Martell and Abbie Hume who celebrated their birthdays over this past weekend.

Today’s Highlights:

  • There will be a meeting of Breakfast Club volunteers today at 11:50am in Ms. Anderson’s office. This is an important, but short, meeting, so everyone should be there.
  • School pictures will take place for all grades and staff this morning. Students will be called down according to homeroom teacher. Retakes will be October 27 should you miss.

Student Services:

  • Loran Scholarship – 30 scholarships valued up to $80,000.  Character, Service and Leadership, and strong Academic achievement (average of at least 85%) are the key areas for selection.  Students must be considering applying to one of the sponsored universities.  See Ms. MacGregor-Harris or Ms. Victor for important information and the application form.  Applications are due to Student Services by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.


  • Next Readers’ Circle will be Friday, October 3, at 12:05 in Library Seminar A. Bring your lunches! Bring a friend!
  • Scholastic book flyers for the month of October have arrived and are available in the library. Orders due on or before October 21st. Mrs. Killeen places orders weekly so you don’t need to wait! Order today!
  • Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends on Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.

Athletic Department:

  • Job well done by the women’s field hockey team this past weekend. They were 3 wins 1 loss for the weekend with just 9 players. They played their hearts out so job well done to Alison White, Deanna Morris, Morganne Rice, Sarah Christensen, Ally Clements, Lexy Mooney, Alyta Vandenbroek, Maria Ferguson and goalie Billie MacKay who made some great saves.
  • The Men’s Volleyball team traveled to Truro to attend the annual CEC tournament. They competed against some of Nova Scotia’s top AAA teams. Despite playing well, the team did not win any matches but gained valuable experience. A highlight off the court was the SpikeBall championship that was awarded to the team of Tynan Murphy and Alex MacKinnon.
  • Today, the Men’s Volleyball Team travels to play against the first place Charlottetown Rural. Bus leaves at 3:20.
  • Dodgeball Action Today: A-Team play the Semi Pro. Next game is Wednesday when Bailey’s Team takes on Hit Me Up.
  • Golf Team bus will depart at 11:30 am today.
  • Field Hockey Team bus will depart for Bluefield (Cornwall turf) at 3:20 pm.
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams bus will depart for Rural and Francois Buote at 3:20 pm.
  • Today’s Home Games: Women’s and Men’s Soccer play Charlottetown Rural at 5 pm.
  • Any students interested in keeping score for home volleyball games are asked to please see either Ms. Nabuurs or Ryan Ferguson. Score keepers are paid $10 for every game that they help with.


  • UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at or
  • Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
  • Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
  • Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.
  • Student Council is selling SPC cards. Cards are $9 and can be purchased from Ms. Sandra Hicken.

Upcoming Events:

  • There is a meeting for all interested Choir members and their parents on September 30 at 5:00 in the music room to discuss the big Disney trip for 2016. Anyone interested in joining choir and travelling with them to Florida is encouraged to attend.
  • Peer Helpers: There will be a block meeting for peer helpers on Wednesday.
  • SADD will be meeting on Wednesday at 11:50am.
  • SAVE will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 1, at 12:00 in Student Services.  SAVE stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere.  We are looking for old and new members so please come along to see what we are all about.
  • Culinary Meals: For you planners….. here is the schedule for the first round of the Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. All meals are $8. Sign up for meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and listen to the PA announcements. Save these dates:
    • Friday, October 3: Baked potato skins topped with green onion, cheese and bacon, homemade crispy breaded chicken tenders, fresh Caesar salad, cheesy garlic bread, strawberry shortcake on a fluffy biscuit and sweet iced tea.
    • Friday, October 17: Tomato watermelon salad with crumbled feta, juicy chicken pieces slathered in a roasted pepper and maple BBQ sauce, cheddar and onion perogies, sweet lemon meringue tart, and sparkling citrus drink.
    • Friday, October 24: Fresh spinach salad with strawberries and apples and a homemade pomegranate vinaigrette, spaghetti and meatballs in a delicious made from scratch tomato sauce, garlic herb bread, chocolaty fudge brownies, and luscious slush punch.
    • Friday, October 31: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), warm apple crisp topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
    • Thursday, November 6: Fruit cocktail (a delicious blend of at least pineapple, grapes, pears, peaches and apples), bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with a tomato, garlic and basil mixture), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy cheesecake and tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Public Service Announcements:

  • Every Monday evening from 6-7pm. there will be youth group held at Murray Harbour Church of Christ for Grades 7-12. For more information, contact Cynthia Bell at (902)940-3996 or Hope to see you there!
  • Midget aged hockey players are invited to a Conditioning Camp tonight at the Montague Wellness Centre, starting at 7:00pm. There is another camp scheduled for Thursday of this week, starting at 8:10pm. Cost for each session is $10.
  • 2017 Canada Games Boys Softball Camps: Any male ball players who were born in 1996 or younger are eligible for the 2017 Canada Games Softball team. Contact Head Coach Mark Quinn or 902 969-6131. Camps are scheduled as follows:
    • Thursday, October 2nd Central Field 1 Charlottetown 6:00 – 8:00pm
    • Sunday, October 5th JD MacIntyre Field Cardigan 2:00 – 4:00pm
    • Wednesday, October 8th Central Field 1 Charlottetown 6:00 – 8:00pm
    • Sunday, October 12th Ellis Field O’Leary 1:00 – 3:00pm
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