East Wiltshire Intermediate School

Wednesday, Nov ember 1st, 2017 Day 6

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 Day 6

DANCE THEME “ FALL FIESTA “ – Wear your Fall colours (yellow, orange, red). The dance will be held Thursday, November 9th.

The 150 Collabrative Art Work Display is in the cafeteria.  Check it out as several EWS students contributed their artwork.

*****Library – Any student who had requested a specific novel to add to the library collection can stop by the library and browse the new books that have just arrived. There are a few novels that still need to be processed, but will be available within the week. Any student who would like to make future book requests, can do so, by listing the novel on the book request sheet found at the circulation desk

 Science Fair Club – There will be a Science Fair Club Meeting Wednesday, after school from 3:15-4:15pm in the library. Please note the change of day. 

 Don’t forget our first band concert of the year this THURSDAY NIGHT starting at 7:00 PM in the Gym.

 Those teams that have completed their season, please hand in your jerseys to Mr. MacAdam as soon as possible.

Girl’s Basketball:

Try outs begin next Monday, November 6th – 3:15 – 4:45.  The girls will try out on Tuesday and Wednesday at the same time next week.

**You need to have a form signed and returned at your first practice, they can be found on the bulletin board by the cafeteria.

Boy’s Basketball:

Try outs begin next Monday, November 6th – 4:45- 6:15.  The boys will try out on Tuesday and Wednesday at the same time next week.

**You need to have a form signed and returned at your first practice, they can be found on the bulletin board by the cafeteria.

 INTRAMURALS: Sign ups begin tomorrow for Q-Tip Ball. You can make your own team of 5 or sign up individually.

 Thank you to the Leadership students for organizing and running the Halloween Spooktacular!

Cornwall Youth Drop-In Center – Basement of Cornwall United Church Monday – Friday 2:30-6:00pm (11-17 years old).

Bluefield High School will be hosting their annual Christmas Craft Fair, Friday November 3rd  5:30 pm until 9 pm and Saturday, November 4th  10:00 am – 5 pm.  It is located at 924 Colville Road Hampshire. Admission is  $2 and children under 12 are free. There are a variety of vendors featuring hand craft items, baked goods, decorations and more. There will be door prizes, a canteen and musical entertainment  from the Bluefield Band Students.  For more information about reserving your vendor space, please contact Tanya Jackson at BHScraftfairvendors@gmail.com All proceeds support the Schools’ Music Department.

HOME AND SCHOOL MEETING – All ages working together: People who have vision and ideas meet up with those who have been tasked to make these visions a reality.

Students, parents, teachers, administrators, architects and other community members were led through an exercise in collaboration last Tuesday night. We invited a diverse group of people to our semi-annual meeting: both people who have vision and ideas about the way things should be, and people who have been tasked to make these visions a reality. We were most interested in what happens when the two come together. How do we find ways of working together well? Participants were asked to work together to design a new school and the discussions were lively! People were particularly creative in the task of naming their school: school names included Launchpad to Life, Windsor Heights Community School, Respect, and School of Life.

The greatest impact of the evening came from the participation of twelve students from East Wiltshire Intermediate School, who included their strong voices in our school designs. I would like to thank those students and their principal, Mr. Windsor Wight, for their great contributions!

Collaboration begins at the grassroots level with within each local home and school association across the island. The Federation’s fifteen-member board represents home and school members in the ten families of schools across the province. The board can work on Federation policies, such as our advocacy for a universal provincial school food program, and we can work with government to develop policies and practices that support an excellent education system and the total wellbeing of Island children. But the strength of our organization lies in our local associations. This year, for a limited time only and in lieu of the parent engagement grants, we will provide customized leadership training, and collaborative facilitation to your school community. If you would like to hold a collaboration exercise similar to our semi-annual, please contact the office.

In October, the Public Schools Branch circulated a draft suspension policy, which is intended to support a safe learning and teaching environment. The policy will be considered at the next meeting of the Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch scheduled for November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth School in Kensington.

Nominations for federation’s Extra Mile Award will be accepted until January 12. Members are encouraged to identify staff in their schools that go above and beyond the call of duty to help improve the total wellbeing of the students in the school for a nomination; details and nomination forms are available on the federation’s website under awards or by calling the office.

Your local home and school association can stimulate conversation across the province through our resolution process. If your association has concerns that may be of interest across the province – anything from operations to policy – please contact the office. The deadline for resolutions is January 31 and the annual general meeting will be held on April 14, 2018.

 

 

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