Middle School Update
January 23, 2020
Sunday, January 26: Volunteering at Christ Church Cathedral. Volunteers needed! Please email Ms. Beech (email@example.com).
Thursday, January 30: Middle School Science Fair - Judging from 8:30 - 10:30 am; public viewing and award presentations from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Coristine Hall
Friday, January 31: Middle School Winter Activity Day
Monday, February 3: Mid-Term Break - SCHOOL CLOSED
Wednesday, February 5: Math Olympics with ECS (selected Grade 8 students) from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in Rossy Agora
Friday, February 7: Friday Night Ski Club (Saint-Sauveur) 2:50 - 9:45 pm
Friday, February 14: Friday Night Ski Club (Bromont) 2:50 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday, February 14: End of Trimester 2
Thursday, February 27: Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews from 1:30 - 8:00 pm: students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm
Friday, February 28: Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews from 8:00 am - noon: no classes for students
Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 13: Spring Break - no classes for students
Monday, March 16: Ped Day - no classes for students
Need to Know
Grade 8 Science Fair will take place on Thursday, January 30. Here is the schedule of the day:
8:00 AM - Set up boards in classrooms MS 1-4
8:30-10:30 AM - Judging
3:00-4:00 PM - Public Viewing & Awards Ceremony in Coristine Hall
* Please Note: Students will attend regular classes for periods 3 & 4 and Interest Courses.
The Argyle Shop will be closed for inventory the week of February 3rd, 2020. Regular shop hours will resume on Monday, February 10, 2020. Mondays and Wednesdays 8 - 9:30am; Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30pm.
The Known and Loved Gala on May 1, 2020 will be an incredible evening dedicated to honouring Hal Hannaford and Susan Doherty. We are very excited to announce that advance tickets (click to Reserve) for the Known and Loved Gala are now available for purchase by current Selwyn House parents! Get ready to CELEBRATE! A limited number of tickets are available. In February we will be opening up ticket sales to past Selwyn parents and Old Boys, so register as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
(Note that you don't have to organize who you'd like to sit with just yet; this can be arranged later. It's most important to get tickets now!)
Winter Carnival Week - special dress and activities are planned for each day next week. We encourage our students to show their school spirit!
Monday: Sports Jersey Day: Wear your sport jersey in place of a sweater or blazer. The rest is usual uniform. There is a D-1 Senior BB game vs. staff in the Speirs Gym at 1:00 Spectators are welcome.
Tuesday: Wacky Tie Day: Replace your school tie with one that is perhaps a little more out there than a uniform tie. The rest of the uniform is as usual. At 1:00, there will be mini sticks for MS students in the Macaulay Gym.
Wednesday: Pajama Day:Wear a top and bottom for pajamas for a onesie if you have a preference for onesies. From 11:00 to 12:30, there will be a Photo Booth for ES and MS. At 1:00, there will be a Kahoot in Coristine for SS.
Thursday: Spirit Day! Wear black and gold clothing to show your school spirit. No uniform items required! 12:30-1:30 there will be a candy sale to benefit the Jewish General Hospital Mindstrong program
Friday: Winter Activity Day! No uniform required. Wear what will keep you safe and warm on the hills.
Lights, Camera, Appreciation! It's Teacher Appreciation at the Oscars!
From February 4 - 7 we'll be hosting Teacher Appreciation Week at Selwyn House where we show teachers and staff that they're known and loved - so we need your help! Any questions, message me and thanks so much for your help in advance!! Karen Anderson, parent volunteer firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the lineup for our Oscars-themed week. There are 2 links to "Meal Train", an organizer that lists what we're looking for (including volunteers, food, drink and prizes), and when. There are 2 days we are looking for help (Feb 5 and 6; the other activities are all set up). Meal Train requires you to set up an account - takes 2 seconds to provide your email.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday February 4, 7:30-9:30am - California Breakfast Bar - offering healthy yogurt, granola and fruit as well as avocado toast!
Wednesday February 5, 2-4pm - Hollywood Mocktail Lounge - mixing up some delicious (no-alcohol) cocktails in a cool Hollywood lounge atmosphere! Meal train sign up February 5 cocktails
Thursday February 6, 11-2pm - Gourmet Oscars Lunch - complete with an incredible buffet of delicacies, an Oscars "swag" table and even paparazzi! Meal train sign up February 6 lunch
Friday February 7 - Backlot canteen - a cornucopia of candy to finish off the week with your favourite movie treats!
Visit previous Weekly Mailbags for details about the following:
Winter Activity Day being held Jan 31 - information letter
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - students can sign up at age 14
- Upcoming Parent Workshops - Please RSVP if possible.
From the Student Counselor: Connecte Psychology Montreal is offering this 12 week Anxiety Management Workshop to teens ages 12-16 beginning in February.
As in the past, the After School Program will be offering a chess program for any interested Middle School students. In this program, students will learn chess techniques and strategies, as well as compete against other students. This club will take place at dismissal on Fridays, beginning Feb. 7th and ending on May 8th (the program will not be offered on February 28th, March 6th, 13th, April 10th, and May 15th). The cost of this program is $195 for the session. If you would be interested in registering your son, please send an email to email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE
Upcoming parent education opportunities:
Selwyn House Parent Workshops: with Ms. Montgomery and Ms. Rath in the Rossy Agora. Please RSVP if possible. Next one in the series will be Tuesday, February 11 from 12:30–13:30pm and Wednesday, February 12 from 8:15–9:15am: Supporting Communication: Challenging conversations with your child or teen.
Wednesday, February 19: Dr. Lynn Lyons will be offering a free parent workshop at Loyola High School for QAIS parents at 7pm on the topic "Emotionally Equipping Our Kids: Skills to Teach & Why Prevention Works." Attached is a flyer with a link to register. Space will be limited - be sure to register early.
Don't forget to visit the Community Engagement webpage for valuable information on volunteer opportunities for our students.
Grade 8 Parents: Every year, each Grade 8 student (with one parent) is asked to serve at one lunch for the homeless and others who are less fortunate. We need volunteers for the 2020 dates: January 26, February 23, March 29, April 26, and May 31. Click here for dates, details and to sign up with Ms. Beech.