October 28, 2020
Neilburg Composite School Newsletter
Nov. 5 No Stone Left Alone – Grade 11 & 12 from 10:40-12:00
Nov. 9 Poinsettia fundraiser orders due by 9:00 am
Nov. 9 & 10 High School Exams starting at 9am for Quarter 1
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day – no classes
Nov. 12 & 13 School holiday – no classes
Nov. 16 Quarter 2 begins for High School students
Nov. 20 School picture retake day
Nov. 20 Grades 1-12 Report Cards home
Nov. 24 & 26 Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 to 6:45
Dec. 1 Poinsettia pick up
Dec. 22 Last day of classes
Jan. 6 Classes resume
Please be advised that all exterior doors will be locked between the hours of 8:55 am and 3:15 pm with the exception of the main school doors. Visitors will be required to check in with the office. We are asking parents to drop off their children at the main doors if they are arriving late. Due to COVID-19, all visitors to the school are required to fill out the QR code posted at the main entrance before entering the school.
The School Newsletter will be published monthly and will be posted on the NCS website.
Activity Update – Mr. Wade Worman
October was a busy month at Neilburg Composite School. Students and teachers are getting used to the new guidelines for covid-19 and classes have been running smoothly. Afterschool sports has begun for our junior and senior high students in the form of volleyball. Unfortunately, there will not be any inter-school play this year, but we will have the opportunity to continue to develop our skills. The SRC has been busy organizing Fun Friday events for the school, including a trivia game and a scavenger hunt. They will continue to plan and implement fun activities as the year progresses, including Halloween activities.
Brennan Olsen Memorial Colour Run-Mrs. Lisa Perkins Neilburg Composite School and the School Community Council would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous donation in support of the Brennan Olsen Memorial Colour Run. Brennan was a wonderful student and is greatly missed. Brennan had a passion for running, therefore the run was a perfect way for our staff and students to honour Brennan and his family. The day was amazing and memorable and would not have been so without your support. Not only were we able to purchase t-shirts for the run, but we were also able to purchase an outdoor bench and plaque in honour of Brennan as well.
Words cannot express how much we appreciate your kindness.
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Student lead conferences will be held on November 24th and 26th from 4 PM to 6:45 PM. Sign-ups for interviews will be done by parents online. The links to sign up will be coming soon through a letter home and on the Facebook page.
Payment of student fees will now only be available through School Cash Online. Due to COVID-19, NCS is moving to a cashless purchasing program effective November 1, 2020. We cannot accept cash or cheques for payment after this date. Please call the school at 306-823-4313 for School Cash Online sign-up information.
Final Exams – Mr. Wade Worman
Final exam schedule for grades 10-12 for quarter 1, NCS in-school learners starting at 9 am.
|Grade 10||Science 10||History 10|
|Grade 11||ELA 20||FM 20|
|Grade 12||FM30||ELA A30|
School Picture Retake Day – Friday, November 20
School Picture retake day is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020. Please call the school at 306-823-4313 to schedule a retake for your child.
No Stone Left Alone – Mr. Walso
No Stone Left Alone was launched by Mrs. Maureen G. Bianchini-Purvis in recognition of the sacrifice of the Canadian men and women who have lost their lives in the service of peace, at home and abroad. It became her mission to see that one day all of the soldiers' headstones would have a poppy placed in their honour and the cemetery would resemble the idea of Flanders Fields where the poppies grow "row on row."
The Grade 11 & 12 classes will be participating in the Legion's No Stone Left Alone ceremonies on Thursday, November 5 at 11:00 am. The students that are able to drive themselves will travel in a convoy with Mr. Walso to East Manitou Cemetery down Winter Road. Students will not be carpooling aside from siblings that live together. Cindy Jeffrey will lead this ceremony. The students that are unable to drive themselves will walk with Miss Ross to the Neilburg Cemetery. Janis Walde will lead this ceremony. Because of Covid 19, the Legion asks that only the families of the veterans attend, if they wish. Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
We are crossing our fingers that the weather is great! -Jeff
POINSETTIA AND CHRISTMAS PLANT AND WREATH FUNDRAISER
The Grad class is once again selling poinsettias, wreaths and three different Christmas planters as a fundraiser. The poinsettias are $13 each and are available in pink, white or red. The wreaths, indoor planters and outdoor festive hanging greenery bough are $30 each. There are also larger outdoor greenery planters for $40. Delivery date is Tuesday, December 1. For more information or to place an order, you can contact a grade 12 student or call the school at 306-823-4313.
Due to severe allergies among the students at NCS, the school requires that everyone avoid bringing any items with nut products, eggs that are not baked into an item or animals to the school. Our students' health depends on your cooperation. Thank you.
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