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Welcome to St Andrew Junior School
The holiday season is quickly approaching and we are now in our second reporting period. I am pleased with a successful first term and with the comments from parents during our first parent-teacher sessions. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage our parents to use or continue to use the parent portal to view your child's progress. I received good feedback from some of you during parent teacher about the benefits of the parent portal and the information you get. This is a great way to monitor your son or daughter's successes at school.
We were fortunate to send 40 of our students to the Halifax Metro Center for We Day last week. The Strait Regional School Board supported this incredible opportunity for our students who volunteered in our Leadership group. I encourage you to go to their website and become familiar with the messages they are conveying to our students and community. We Day, is an inspiring event that encourages our youth to learn about world issues and to stand up and participate. The students who participated in the rally returned to school enthusiastic and inspired, hopefully this message will spread throughout our school. In fact, we saw the benefits already, as our Leadership group held a fundraiser which was a huge success. The students raised a substantial amount of money and I would like to personally thank all of your for your generous support.
Our school with the guidance of our Leadership group have been raising money to help the relief fund to build a school inSierra Leone. The Grade 6-3 class and the Red Cross Relief Fund lead the fundraising campaign to supporting the people of the Philippines. The students’ efforts show compassion and commitment to world issues and making life better for others. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students to date and will continue to do through- out this school year.
We recently formed a Green Team and joined The Green Schools initiative sponsored by Efficiency Nova Scotia. Our Green Team students will be doing an efficiency audit of our school and putting things in place to help us become more efficient and sustainable.
Kirk Johnstone, Principal On May 4 Ford (Keltic Ford Dealership) has picked our school to benefit from a community fund-raiser. We can potentially receive up to $6000, this money will go towards our school. We are asked to run the registration table for the day and the BBQ from 11am-2pm. I have a sign up sheet (see attached), for people to sign up for either (or both) places. The more people who come and go for a test drive the better. We receive $20/test drive. Individuals come in and sign-up and it costs them nothing. Tell your family and friends to come down on May 4th.
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Principal, Mr. Kirk Johnstone