Friday – Day 6

Cafeteria:
Skewered Meatballs on a bed of rice with pepper stir fry.

Glee Club:
Glee Club today is only for the French song « On s’en Va à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard », which is at 12:30 in Mr. Underhay’s room. If you’re not, regular rehearsals will resume next week.

Wrestling:
School wrestling has started on Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Cafeteria.  This program is for those students wishing to wrestle to compete and for those that would just like to do it in order to get fit. 
As a side note, wrestling is great for kids of all ages and sizes.  In the past, we have had wrestlers come in at about 30 pounds over weight and over the course of a year, they grew 3 inches and lost 20 pounds.  The drills we perform as part of the program involve a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling that give you a great cardio workout while moving heavy objects.

Girls AA Soccer:
The girls AA soccer team battled Queen Charlotte to a well deserved scoreless draw yesterday at Simmons field. Despite having only 11 players and no subs, the Tigers controlled much of the play. Celia O’Malley was once again solid in nets to earn the shutout and defenders Emma Stanley and Katelyn Doyle broke up numerous threats in their end of the field. The QC defence had a hard time controlling midfielder Autumn Chandler as well as strikers Emma MacIntyre and Emily MacInnis each of whom had good scoring chances. Next game for the Tigers is Tuesday Oct. 4

AA Boys Soccer:
Riad Jaha, Nolan O’Rourke and Parker MacLeod battled hard in a tough loss for the AA boys soccer team yesterday against Queen Charlotte.   They are back in action at home today at 4 vs East Wiltshire.

Field Hockey:
Congratulations to the girls field hockey team as they defeated Summerside 2-0 in last nights play.  Chloe Hawes and Hannah Curley scored for the Tigers while Avery Bradley had the shut out.  All players interested in playing in the Panthers 3 vs 3 please see Mrs. Steele this morning for more information.
There is no girls field hockey practice today after school.

Golf Teams:
Stonepark’s boys and girls golf teams had a very successful result in the zone qualifier yesterday at Countryview with each team finishing in top spot. Cole Larkin had the low score for the boys with an 85. Noah Brehaut finished second with 88, and Sam McNeil claimed the third spot with an 89. Nik Reeves finished in a tie for 9th. On the girls side, Kennedy Martin fired a 54, Grace Yeo finished 4th with a 56 and Laurel Drake shot a 69. The two teams will now advance to the provincials next Wednesday at Avondale. Best of luck to both teams!

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Thursday – Day 5

Cafeteria:
Burger with your choice of toppings and potato wedges

Library:
The library will reopen after school today

Science Club:

Reminder that science club will go ahead again today in Ms Reid’s room at lunchtime. Please meet there at 12:25.

Wrestling:
School wrestling has started on Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Cafeteria.  This program is for those students wishing to wrestle to compete and for those that would just like to do it in order to get fit. 
As a side note, wrestling is great for kids of all ages and sizes.  In the past, we have had wrestlers come in at about 30 pounds over weight and over the course of a year, they grew 3 inches and lost 20 pounds.  The drills we perform as part of the program involve a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling that give you a great cardio workout while moving heavy objects.

Destination Imagination:
There will be an information meeting about Destination Imagination today at 12:35. If you are interested in engineering and design as well as fine arts, drama and teamwork, then come and learn what DI is all about. The meeting will be held in Room 313, Ms. Spence’s homeroom in House 8 upstairs.

Boys Volleyball:
Would all members of the boys volleyball team meet in the gym at morning break for an important meeting about the ME Callaghan tournament this weekend.

 

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Wednesday – Day 4

Cafeteria:
Chicken Corn Bowl

Glee:
Just a reminder that students is Glee who are interested or able to sing in French to please come to Mr. Underhay’s room at 12:30.

Library:
The library will close at 3pm today (Wednesday) and will not be open after school tomorrow (Thursday).  

Wrestling:
School wrestling has started on Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Cafeteria.  This program is for those students wishing to wrestle to compete and for those that would just like to do it in order to get fit. 
As a side note, wrestling is great for kids of all ages and sizes.  In the past, we have had wrestlers come in at about 30 pounds over weight and over the course of a year, they grew 3 inches and lost 20 pounds.  The drills we perform as part of the program involve a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling that give you a great cardio workout while moving heavy objects.

Destination Imagination:
There will be an information meeting about Destination Imagination tomorrow (Thursday) September 29th at 12:35. If you are interested in engineering and design as well as fine arts, drama and teamwork, then come and learn what DI is all about. The meeting will be held in Room 313, Ms. Spence’s homeroom in House 8 upstairs.

Drama Club:
If anyone is interested in Acting, there will be auditions for a short film held today (Wednesday) at lunch (12:35) in Mr. Pendergast’s room (8F) If you have any questions see Zaneta Ambassa (7H), also check out the posters outside the office and and the cafeteria area.

Terry Fox Run and Pep Rally:
We are collecting funds for Cancer Research to support Terry Fox’s dream. Terry tried to run across Canada and collect $1 from every Canadian citizen – he surpassed his goal. We will try to do the same in today’s run in Terry’s name. Students and teachers are asked to donate at least $1 so that we can reach our school goal of $1200. The run will go ahead rain or shine as Terry ran a full marathon every day in all kinds of weather. Please dress accordingly.

Boys Soccer:
Boys A Soccer team will practice today from 3-4:15pm.

AA Boys Soccer:
Shaurya Badana scored in the 36th minute and Nolan Barry made some key saves in the first half to lead the AA boys soccer team to another victory over East Wiltshire yesterday.   A second goal as a result of strong play from from Kyle Connell and Darian Jameson rounded out the scoring for the 2-0 win.  

Girls AA Soccer:
The Girls AA Soccer team lost the rematch with East Wiltshire 2-0 yesterday at Stonepark field. Despite the loss there were strong performances from Autumn Chandler and Mary Cate Dodds in the midfield and Lauren Curran and Reese Kelly up front. Keeper Celia O’Malley made three quality saves to keep her team in it till the end. The team is in second place in the East and will face Queen Charlotte in their next game.

 

 

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Tuesday – Day 3

Cafeteria:
BBQ Chicken Rolled Flatbread Served with Side Salad

Expression Group:
Reminder about the Expression group today at 3pm .

Destination Imagination:

There will be an information meeting about Destination Imagination on Thursday, September 29th at 12:35. If you are interested in engineering and design as well as fine arts, drama and teamwork, then come and learn what DI is all about. The meeting will be held in Room 313, Ms. Spence’s homeroom in House 8 upstairs.

Duke of Edinburgh: 
Last call for permission slips and forms to Ms. Smith-MacPhail.  No Slippy – No Trippy!!! 
Reminder of the meeting after school today in the cafeteria.  There will be a presentation by Brett Doyle and Constable Ron Kennedy on bike maintenance and safety.  Please make arrangements to be picked up by parents between 3:45 and 4:00. The pick up place for Friday after we finish the bike ride will be Brackley Commons at approximately 3:00.  Please be sure your parents know this!! 
 
Drama Club:
If anyone is interested in Acting, there will be auditions for a short film held today (Tuesday) and Wednesday at lunch (12:35) in Mr. Pendergast’s room (8F) If you have any questions see Zaneta Ambassa (7H), also check out the posters outside the office and and the cafeteria area.

Golf:
The boys golf team is now finalized following an 18 hole event yesterday at Belvedere. Noah Brehaut led the pack with an 84. Sam McNeil shot an 88 to finish 2nd. Cole Larkin locked up the 3rd spot after his round of 91. And Nik Reeves secured the final slot with his round of 90. SO to Will Proud who struggled on the front nine, but hung in there with a solid back nine, only to miss out on the 4th spot by one stroke. Thanks to all for participating. The zone qualifier will be held on Thursday afternoon at Countryview. 

Terry Fox Run and Pep Rally:
We are collecting funds for Cancer Research to support Terry Fox’s dream. Terry tried to run across Canada and collect $1 from every Canadian citizen – he surpassed his goal. We will try to do the same for tomorrow’s (Wednesday) run in Terry’s name. Students and teachers are asked to donate at least $1 so that we can reach our school goal of $1200. The run will go ahead rain or shine as Terry ran a full marathon every day in all kinds of weather. Please dress accordingly.

Cross Country:
Will practice today, at 3:15 and again Thursday at 3:15

Boys Soccer:
Boys A Soccer team will practice tomorrow, Wednesday from 3-4:15.

Fall Sports Team:
Would all Stonepark Fall sports team athletes please take their team jersey to school on Wednesday to wear in our school pep rally. All permission forms and athlete contracts should be passed in to Mrs. Steele or Mr. Harkness by Wednesday.

 

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Monday – Day 2

Cafeteria:
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese, Garlic Bread, Side Salad

Drama Club:
If anyone is interested in Acting, there will be auditions for a short film held tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday at lunch (12:35) in Mr. Pendergast’s room (8F) If you have any questions see Zaneta Ambassa (7H), also check out the posters outside the office and and the cafeteria area.

Destination Imagination
The Destination Imagination Information meeting planned for today is postponed until next Thursday, September 29th at 12:15. Listen for further updates next week.:

Band:
Band students and parents are asked to please check the band blog for rehearsal schedule updates which will affect grade 7, 8 and 9 band students this week.

Grade 9:
Early morning band is canceled for tomorrow (Tuesday), and Grade 8 early morning band is canceled on Wednesday and will be held instead on THURSDAY morning for this week only. Grade 7 students will have their first full band rehearsal today (Monday) during the lunch break. Saxophone auditions will be held after school today. Please see Mrs. Peters today if you did not sign up on Google classroom for an audition time.

Terry Fox Run and Pep Rally:
We are collecting funds for Cancer Research to support Terry Fox’s dream. Terry tried to run across Canada and collect $1 from every Canadian citizen – he surpassed his goal. We will try to do the same for this Wednesday’s run in Terry’s name. Students and teachers are asked to donate at least $1 so that we can reach our school goal of $1200. The run will go ahead rain or shine as Terry ran a full marathon every day in all kinds of weather. Please dress accordingly.

Digital Design for School Clothing:
Stonepark will be introducing a new online ordering system for school clothing this year. As part of that system, we are looking for new ideas for digital variations of our current school logo that students and staff can choose from when ordering their clothing. If any student or staff member has an interest in designing new digital logos, please come and see Mr. Beck or Mr. Harkness, to discuss this matter further.

Girls Volleyball:
The girls volleyball team won their tournament at ME Callaghan this weekend. Following students that made the All Star Team were: Devon Lawlor, Sophie Hayes and Evie Thompson. Evie Thompson also won Top Scorer, Top Offensive and MVP Player. Mr. Young and Ms. Moore were so pleased with the team effort.

AA Girls Soccer:
Congratulations to the Double A Girls Soccer team for winning their first game last week defeating East Wiltshire 1-0. Grade 7 rookie, Lily Weatherbie, scored for the Tigers and Celia O’Malley recorded the shut-out. The team’s first home game will be Tuesday (tomorrow) in a rematch with East Wiltshire.

 

 

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Thursday – Day 1

Cafeteria:
Mash Potato Bowl with Chicken Nuggets or Burger of Choice with wedges

Drama Club:
There will be a meeting for the drama club in Mr. Pendergast’s class, room 130, at 12:35 – today Bring your lunch!

Drama Club:

If anyone is interested in Acting, there will be auditions for a short film held on Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch (12:35) in Mr. Pendergast’s room (8F) If you have any questions see Zaneta Ambassa (7H), also check out the posters outside the office and n the cafeteria area.

Destination Imagination
The Destination Imagination Information meeting planned for today is postponed until next Thursday, September 29th at 12:15. Listen for further updates next week.

Terry Fox Run:
A reminder to everyone  that our Annual Terry Fox Run and Pep Rally will be held next Wednesday, September 28. Please donate to this worth cause – for every dollar you donate, you will receive a ballot to win one of 8 Terry Fox T-Shirts! All homeroom teachers have ballots.

Digital Design for School Clothing:
Stonepark will be introducing a new online ordering system for school clothing this year. As part of that system, we are looking for new ideas for digital variations of our current school logo that students and staff can choose from when ordering their clothing. If any student or staff member has an interest in designing new digital logos, please come and see Mr. Beck or Mr. Harkness, to discuss this matter further.

Soccer Teams:
Would members of the “A” boys and girls soccer teams meet in the gym at Morning break to pick up uniforms and participation forms.

Cross Country:
There will be no cross country practice today.

 

 

 

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Update on today and next steps

Dear Staff, Students, and Parents of Stonepark:

As you are now well aware, today we witnessed a highly unique incident at our school. RCMP in Ottawa received a threat that some bombs had been planted in island schools, although it was not known which schools, or how many bombs. As a pro-active measure, all schools on the island were evacuated for the safety of all students and staff. A sweep of the school has been done in the meantime, and it has been deemed to be safe. At this time I want to thank all involved for their exemplary conduct during this event.

Our students conducted themselves in an extremely orderly and respectful manner. At a time when there was a great deal of uncertainty and confusion, they did an excellent job in following the instructions of their teachers and remaining calm. Yes there were moments of anxiety and lots of questions were being asked, but It was certainly very well contained overall. It was commented to me by the staff of St. Marks Presbyterian Church at how respectful and orderly they were, and for that we are very grateful.

Our staff was second to none in terms of their response to this situation. Everyone, and I mean every staff member, was all hands on deck, willing to do whatever it took to ensure the safety of the students, and that they were being well cared for. During moments like this, where there is a great deal of confusion and many unknown; it certainly is comforting to know that your child’s teacher made their well being the number one priority. We couldn’t be any more proud of the way that this group responded under these difficult conditions.

Parents were most accommodating under the circumstances. The flow of traffic in and around St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church was pretty congested at times, which made it difficult to get cars parked, find students who were being picked up, allow buses to enter the church parking lot, and keep traffic flowing in a safe manner. Your assistance and co-operation with this did not go unnoticed, and it is greatly appreciated.

The staff at St. Marks Presbyterian Church was, quite literally, a godsend. Our primary evacuation site is Sherwood School / Cody Banks area, but with those sites unavailable, the last minute decision to house the students at St. Marks was made. Tom and Paula Hamilton, the church pastors, and their staff opened up their house to us in our time of need. Their willingness to help out in any manner made the world of difference, and we could not have done it without their support. The good news is that we now have a new home for our school evacuation plan, which hopefully doesn’t have to get used anytime soon.

And last but not least, a shout out goes to the staff at Tim Hortons on St. Peters Rd. They were so kind to show up with several boxes of donuts and other treats, along with boxes of coffee and water. This kind gesture was a most welcome little treat for our staff and was certainly most welcome and appreciated. This is an awesome example of the school and community pulling together, and when that happens, good things can only come from it.

Here is the plan on a go forward basis:

Regular classes will resume tomorrow morning as planned.

Given that the evacuation occurred during break time, many students left their belongings on the floor, and many lockers were left unattended. In light of that, for tomorrow morning, all students will remain outside until the 8:25 bell. Any students who left their belongings in the school can come to the front door and ask a supervising staff member to enter the building to get their stuff.

Grade 7 Spirit Day will proceed as planned. Grade 9 students assisting in the day will meet during period 1.

The Grade 9 presentation during period 4 will proceed as planned.

Information can also be found on the PSB website.

Stonepark Administration

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