Green Shirt Day:
Last April, Canadians rallied together in support of the victims, survivors and families of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Many students and teachers took part by putting out hockey sticks in front of their classrooms and wearing their jerseys to school. This year, the family of Logan Boulet is holding the first annual national Green Shirt Day in honour of their son and the Broncos family, and to increase awareness about the importance of organ donation. Green Shirt Day is on Sunday, April 7, but we are asking schools and workplaces to consider participating on Monday, April 8.
Before Logan Boulet was fatally injured in the Broncos bus crash, he had registered his decision to be an organ donor and discussed his wishes with his family. The 21-year old defenceman went on to save six lives with his generous gifts. In the weeks that followed, Logan’s story inspired more than 100,000 Canadians to become registered organ donors. This became known as the “Logan Boulet Effect”. Now, the Boulet family would like that legacy to continue through an annual Green Shirt Day (greenshirtday.ca, #GreenShirtDay).
If you have any additional questions, The Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Manager, Angela Carpenter can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-5920. We hope to see as many students and staff wear green on April 8!
There will be extra help given today on both sides in Industrial Arts.
Girls Get WISE Science Retreat:
Girls Retreat (open to girls in grades 7-9 is taking place this year on Friday, May 3 (which is a meeting day for teachers), at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island. Online registration is $10 and is open until April 26. This should be a good day, and for more information, please see this website: http://www.engineerspei.com/node/455.
Please meet in the lobby during reading period tomorrow (Friday) for the yearbook photo.
The second payment for the grade 9 band trip is due tomorrow (Friday, April 5th).
Please check the band blog for details.
– Grade 7 students will have their first early morning band rehearsal tomorrow!
Students are asked to arrive at school by 7:35 and they should be dropped off at the
back doors of the school near the gym.
Parents are reminded to drive slowly during drop off as there will be traffic moving in
and out of the back parking lot.
– There will be a Jazz Band rehearsal tomorrow during period 3. This is to make up for
a canceled rehearsal last week.
– Projects and students who placed in this year’s Heritage Fair will be announced today during Reading Period. We will announce the top three projects and 7 honourable mentions who will be going to the Provincial Fair on May 2.
Stonepark Hockey Academy Jerseys:
Please make sure all hockey jerseys are washed, dried upon returned.
U16 Boys Flag Football:
Try Outs will continue Monday April 8 and Wednesday April 10th from 6:30-8:30 at Sherwood School
Girls Flag Football:
Tomorrow (Friday) all grades in the gym 3:00 – 4:15
Boys A Basketball:
Please meet in the gym during reading period tomorrow (Friday) for the year book photo.
There will be a practice today, for all team members (Bantam/Intermediate, Boys/Girls) from 3-4:15 in the gym. Please note the earlier end time for today!
Stratford Soccer Club:
The Stratford Soccer Club will be holding their 2019 summer soccer season registrations over the next few weeks.
Onsite registration dates:
• Saturday April 6 – 9:00am – 12:00pm (Island Wide registration date)
• Wednesday April 10 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
• Saturday April 13 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
• Wednesday April 17 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Stratford Town Centre (Main Lobby)
On-line registration is also available. For more information on registration please visit the club web site: www.stratford.goalline.ca