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Clover Bar Junior High

May 2021

May and June bring the arrival of Spring, the end of the school year and farewells. While Spring has finally arrived and warmer weather is just around the corner, we still have two full months of school yet - time which will go by very quickly. We already miss having the students in our building, but are anticipating their return in May. Staff and students alike are working online at this time, and although this is very challenging for all, we look forward to seeing them online for all of their classes. If you are experiencing any difficulties at all with this transition, please do not hesitate to reach out to the office.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 3-7: Education Week
  • May 3-9: Mental Health Week
  • May 5: Early dismissal
  • May 5: Hats On! for Mental Health Day
  • May 7: Professional learning day (all schools closed to students)
  • May 21: School closure day (all schools closed)
  • May 24: Victoria Day (all schools closed)

Hats On! For Mental Health Day

May 5 is Hats On! for Mental Health Day. Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Schools will relax their hat rules and encourage students and teachers to build understanding by wearing hats to school. For more information, check the canwetalk.ca website created by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) with support from Global Television.

Jostens Photo Contest 2021 Winner

Jostens is very excited to congratulate three of our Clover Bar Students for placing as the OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION in the Canada Jostens Photo Contest!

Congratulations to Kaiden, William and Gianluca, what an awesome job!!

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The Terry Fox Foundation

"If there was ever a year in which we needed to be reminded of the power of hope 2020 was it! Under tremendously challenging condtions, you and your school community chose hope over despair, joy over gloom, possibilities over problems. The students and staff of Clover Bar Junior High School were shining lights in a troubled year." This is a quote from a letter we recieved from the Terry Fox Foundation.

Thanks to all your hard work, we had raised $743.99 for cancer research. Way to go Knights!!

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

THANK YOU! Driver Appreciation Day is May 3

Join us on May 3 as we recognize and thank our school bus operators for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment to say thanks to our bus operators—who go above and beyond to provide safe and timely transportation to our students.

Education Week

Education Week 2021: May 3-7

Education Week takes place May 3-7. Throughout the week, students and staff from Clover Bar Junior High are showcasing and celebrating the role education plays in shaping the future of our province. Led by the Alberta Teachers' Association and Alberta Education, the annual event is celebrated by school communities provincewide with activities focused on the importance of education.

The theme of Education Week continues to be Learning is a Journey highlighting the progression and growth of students over time and the multiple facets of an educational experience—including core subjects, fine arts, school teams, citizenship education, extracurricular activities and more.

Indigenous Education Blog

EIPS Launches new Blog: tawâw, miyoonakishkatoohk, welcome!
The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team has launched a new blog entitled, tawâw, miyoonakishkatoohk, welcome! The monthly blog offers readers information and resources about Indigenous education and related events taking place throughout the Division.

During the recent parent engagement sessions, families of both Indigenous students and those who attended the general foundational knowledge series said they wanted more information about the projects, activities and initiatives happening at schools across EIPS. So, the Division delivered and created tawâw, miyoonakishkatoohk, welcome! Make sure to visit the blog often for the latest news and information about what’s happening throughout the Division.

Student Transportation Registration

Student Transportation: 2021-22 registration is now open
Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2021-22 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.

All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Families registered will received tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2021.

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email st@eips.ca.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.

Welcome to our new Foyer!!!!

The front foyer was long overdue for a new look. Thanks to Mr. TImanson and Mr. Flaman, it has been modernized with a beautiful wood installation and new shelving! We will look forward to showing it off to visitors in the school very soon! It really looks spectacular!!
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Move Your Mood

AHS is extending an invitation for families to participate in the Move Your Mood June Family Challenge. Registration opens May 1.

Caregiver Education Sessions:May

Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Upcoming Caregiver Education Sessions, Lunch & Learn Webinars and SEEDS Drop-In Groups are outlined in the May Caregiver Education Team Newsletter. One upcoming session of note is Junior High Jitters—geared for students starting Grade 7 this fall—on May 27.

Favourite Family Feast Contest

EIPS is looking for junior high and senior high students who love cooking and want to share that passion with the world. Enter EIPS’ Favourite Family Feast Contest and you could win one of two awesome culinary arts prize packs—and better yet, be named Top Junior or Top Senior Chef for 2021.

Junior high and senior high foods and culinary arts teachers are encouraged to share the contest details with their students. The entry deadline has been extended to May 9.

Library Curbside Pick Up

Clover Bar Junior High School Will be offering curbside pickup for books.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET YOUR BOOKS.

Step 1: Use this link provided to access the library catalogue:

https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/24044

Step 2: Browse the catalogue and place the books you would like to place holds on. Remember to login into your account. Use your EIPS login.

Step 3: The library tech will get your books ready and will contact you by email to notify you that your holds are ready.

Step 4: Please come pick up your holds during school hours. Hours provided below.

8:30am – 2:30pm

Strathcona County Family Resource Network

FREE-Adult Online Sessions

Adult Learning Sessions- ANXIETY


Learn new skills and strategies and make supportive connections.

ONLINE LEARNING

As you know, students in grade 7 – 9 moved to online learning on Monday, May 3. Following directions from the Government of Alberta, students will continue learning at home until their return May 25.

As if your child(ren) was attending in-person learning, every student is expected to attend each class and follow your in-school daily schedule.

· We expect students to attend every class.

· We expect work to be handed in on time.

· We expect work to be completed to the best of your ability.

· We expect students to reach out for support if they need it.

· We expect staff to reach out to students if they feel a student needs support.

Materials and Resources

Students had the opportunity to collect all materials last Friday. If things are missed, parent(s)/guardian(s) are welcome to come by the school. Please inform us you are coming so we can have materials ready for pick-up in the front foyer.

Attendance

Teachers will be taking attendance every period. As a result, please let the office know if your child(ren) will not be attending.

Counselling and Administrative support

Please feel free to reach out to our office staff and counselling staff if you are in need of anything, We understand that this time is stressful for many of our students and families and wish to do all we can to support you. Please to not hesitate to contact us.

Helpful Phone Numbers

Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322

Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323

Distress Line: 780-482-4357

SAFFRON Centre Ltd: 780-449-0900

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 780-423-4121

The Support Network: 211

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868

Mental Health: 780-342-2701

If you have further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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