November 4, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Adam Clow for Matt Kelly, Michael Brothers for Glenda McInnis (pm), Amy Beck for Sandra Hicken (pm), Ellen MacCannell for Sharon Anderson and Robin Dickensen for Rod MacDonald.

Today’s Highlights:

  • All staff and students participating in Movember are asked to please go to the lobby at morning break.
  • There will be a SNAC meeting today at 11:45 in Room 85 instead of the Library.  Please bring your lunch!
  • There will be a STRIVE meeting in the Library Conference Room at 11:45 today.  Lunch will be provided.  Attendance is mandatory for all those who have signed up.
  • The following students need to return their Google Apps forms immediately: Stephanie Bailey, Faith Best, Colden Clory, Alexis Giersdorf, Peer Kristensen, Kyle Llewellyn, Brandon Lund, Zachary Lund, Owen MacDonald, Marshal McLeod, Emma Mullally, Tristan Ohl, Maegan Pauley, Donald Pepperdine, Jessica Pirch, Brandon JC Quinn, Derek Snook

Remembrance Day Quick Facts:

  • Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 1,500,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide assistance to Veterans.

Student Services:

  • Any Grade 11 or 12 student who is interested in being a Junior Volunteer can pick up applications in Student Services.  Applications are due back today (November 4).  Preference will be given to students who are interested in a career in the Health Sector.
  • Memorial University is having an information session for any Grade 12 students and their parents on November 5 at 7:00 pm in Charlottetown at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.
  • Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House on November 7.
  • Holland College is having an Open House on November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. You must register online at  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.
  • The University of Toronto is inviting any Grade 12 students, along with their parents, to an information session on November 17 at 7:00 pm in Charlottetown at Colonel Gray High School.
  • Acadia University will have an information session for Grade 12 students on Wednesday, November 19, at 11:45 in the Library Conference room.  Please sign-up in Student Services if you are interested in attending the session.
  • Dalhousie University will have an information session for Grade 12 students on Wednesday, November 26, at 11:45 in the Library conference room.  Please sign-up in Student Services if you are interested in attending the session. 

Athletic Department:

  • The Women’s Volleyball team played an amazing game on Saturday. They bet Souris 3-1 to go into the championship game and start out by losing 2-0 to TOSH. In the 3rd set the girls were down 18-9 and worked hard to win the set 25-21. Then in the fourth set, the girls worked so hard to win that set as well. Then it was the 5th set and by the time we switched sides it was 8-6. It was a tied game until tosh won 15-12. The girls were champs in the coach’s eyes. They didn’t want to lose this game 3-0 to TOSH. They did amazing! Worked hard as a team and came out strong! They played the best last 3set sets of the whole season. Coach is very proud of how well everyone participated and even the bench cheering on the team loud and strong all game.
  • The Men’s Volleyball team lost to Colonel Gray in the quarter finals last night.
  • There will be a mandatory meeting for members of the Women’s Soccer team in Room 224 at morning break. All girls must attend.
  • Men’s Basketball Tryouts will begin today. This week’s schedule is as follows:
    • Tuesday, November 4: 4:00 to 6:15pm Tryout 1
    • Wednesday, November 5: 11:45am – Registration and Information Session…..Meet outside the public gym entrance by the trophy case.
    • Wednesday, November 5: 3:45 to 6:00pm Tryout 2
    • Wednesday, November 5: 6:30 to 6:45pm – Introductions and Player Expectations Meeting for PARENTS and GUARDIANS
    • Thursday, November 6: 3:30 to 5:30pm – Tryout 3 – Team Selections (“cuts”) to follow.
    • The rest of the week’s schedule will be explained at the first session.
    • All interested students are encouraged to attend, you MUST attend the tryout in order to be eligible to make this year’s team.
  • ALL Baseball, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball uniforms must be returned to Ms. Nabuurs this week. Students can give them directly to Ms. Nabuurs or can leave them in her mailbox.
  • Next Dodgeball Action: Wednesday when Crash Test Dummies take on the Staff Hawks.
  • The following students have outstanding athletic fees. Payment due to Ms. Nabuurs or the main office immediately:
    • Men’s Soccer: Matthew Quinn, Milo Ryan
    • Women’s Field Hockey: Chloe Chapman, Bethany MacKenzie
    • Men’s Volleyball: Patrick Walsh, Jake Banks
    • Men’s Baseball: Colin MacIntyre, Dean Hicken, Max Morrison
    • Golf: Maria Ferguson
    • Cross Country: William Henbest, Patrick Walsh, Donavan Bears, Amanda Gormley, Sarah Christensen
    • Powerlifting: Anthony McGuigan, Morganne Rice, John Ross Young, Jasmine Knight, Breanna Ching
  • Are you looking for a way to get volunteer hours or make some money? Volunteers are needed for score keeping for home basketball games. Students are compensated by volunteer hours or $10 per game. Any students interested are asked to see Ms. Nabuurs or Ryan Ferguson.

Upcoming Events:

  • Students are reminded that items left in the Lost and Found box will be washed and donated after Thursday, November 6. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $48 from November 5 to 14, during lunch break. They will also be available at Parent Teacher Interviews.


  • Any students looking to freshen up their research skills should visit Mrs. Killeen in the Library during Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday between 6:00 and 8:00pm and Friday between 9:00am and 12 noon. We can review Koho, Ebsco, and Britannica Encyclopedia. If you will be at the school with parents or guardians, please stop by and see Mrs. Killeen for help.
  • 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. 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.


  • All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
  • 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.
  • Wrestling practice from 4:00 to 5:30 at Montague Consolidated School every Monday and Wednesday.
  • 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:

  • Midget AA Home Opener this evening (Tuesday, November 4) in Georgetown, starting at 8:00pm.
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