October 28, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Jessica Campbell for Matthew Killeen (am), Tracy Schurman for Dawn Martell (pm), Dean Lackie for Jared Cheverie, Krystal Feehan for Roderick MacDonald, Michael Hambly for Peter Connaughton, Ellen MacCannell for Sharon Anderson, Amy Beck for Sandra Hicken (am).

Happy Birthday
to Sophie MacLean, Taylor MacLean, Gillian MacLeod.

Today’s Highlights:
• Any students who have been parking in the corner of the Wellness Centre parking lot closest to the school are advised that you cannot park there today. They are expecting a delivery and need that space!
• There will be a meeting at the beginning of lunch in the Library Conference room for all members of SNAC (Student Nutrition Action Committee).

Today’s Cafeteria $5 Special: Sweet ‘n sour chicken balls, chicken fried rice and an eggroll. Tomorrow’s special will be oven baked parmesan haddock, a double baked potato with sour cream/chives and veggies.

This week is Fall Fest!
• Tuesday: Tacky Tuesday, haunted halls after school (admission is a food donation)
• Wednesday: Workout Wednesday
• Thursday: Black and Orange Day
• Friday: Dress up in your Hallowe’en costumes (no masks or weapons)

Student Services:
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College is having an Open House. You must register online at hollandcollege.com/campus-tour. Bring your applications and resume and they will waive your registration fee. If you have any questions please come see Ms. MacGregor-Harris or Ms. Victor.

Athletic Department:
• The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Sierra MacDonald, also know as “Linda” or the “Energizer Bunny”. Sierra is a dedicated member of the MRHS Women’s Soccer Team. She has played hard and made a valuable contribution each and every game this season.
• The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Tynan Murphy. Ty was instrumental in defeating TOSH last week. He had several key kills and blocks in his final home match that help lead the team to victory.
• Today’s Home Games: Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams take on TOSH at 4 pm in quarterfinal action.
• The Women’s Field Hockey team lost to Colonel Gray 1-0 in a heartbreaking semifinal last night. They will take on TOSH for the bronze medal on Thursday at UPEI at 4 pm.
• The following students have outstanding athletic fees. Payment due to Ms. Nabuurs or the main office immediately:
o Men’s Soccer: Matthew Quinn, Milo Ryan
o Women’s Field Hockey: Chloe Chapman, Bethany MacKenzie
o Men’s Volleyball: Patrick Walsh, Jake Banks
o Men’s Baseball: Colin MacIntyre, Dean Hicken, Max Morrison
o Golf: Maria Ferguson, Riley Lavandier
o Cross Country: William Henbest, Morganne Rice, Patrick Walsh, Donavan Bears, Amanda Gormley, Sarah Christensen
• Next Dodgeball Action: Wednesday when Hit Me Up play Klumsy Kyle.
• Wrestling: No practice Wednesday. Next practice is Monday, November 3 from 4:00 to 5:30 at Montague Consolidated School.
• All baseball players must return their uniforms to Ms. Nabuurs this week, Friday latest!

Upcoming Events:
• Nurses are inviting any students who would like to have lunch with them tomorrow to join them in their office by the staffroom. They would love some company and all are welcome 🙂
• New: Caring Hearts Club! Do you like helping others? Do you want to make a difference? Join the Caring Hearts Club! First meeting is Thursday at noon in Mr. MacPhee’s Room, No.224, all are welcome! Contact Breanna Ching for more details.
• Any students who have signed up for Strive are asked to meet in Student Services Thursday, October 30th at 12:00 pm. Please see Ms MacGregor Harris or Ms Victor if you cannot be present.
• Readers’ Circle will meet this Friday at 12:05 in Library Seminar Room A. Bring a lunch and a friend!
• Culinary Meal: Following is the menu for the remaining first round Culinary meal scheduled for Friday, October 31. Sign up for the $8 meal will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Menu: Garden salad made with spring mix, sweet chopped red peppers and fresh grated mozzarella cheese, bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with tomatoes, garlic and basil), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy no-bake cheesecake with a graham crumb finish topped with strawberries, and a tropical strawberry banana smoothies.
• Retakes are scheduled for Monday, November 3 (morning).

Library:
• The winner of the Library Week “Guess the Number of Books Contest” was Harrison Jenkins. He had the closest guess without going over. Thanks to all those who participated yesterday. Remaining activities:
o Tuesday- Library puzzles for prizes!
o Wednesday- Homeroom trivia challenge
o Thursday- Free book draw!
o Friday- Dress as your favorite literary character and get a chance to win a free book!
• In honour of Library Week, Monday’s winner of a free book was Colton Matheson. Students, be sure to visit the Library, sign out a book for a ballot which gives you a chance to win a free book this week!
• Today’s Quote: “A library book… is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital.” (Thomas Jefferson)
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/ Deadline for entries is Friday, November 7.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Thursday evening, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• 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 jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• 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.

Public Service Announcements:
• Island STORM Basketball Team Inter-squad Game: Sunday, November 2, at 1 pm at Montague Regional High School. Admission: $3 Student, $5 Adult, $10 Family Rate, and U6 free.
• Abeqweit Driving School will be offering a course beginning November 3 at MRHS. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15 – 6:30. Call 902-566-1482 to register.

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