Pink T-Shirt Deadline Extended

The deadline for ordering PINK T-shirts for Anti-Bullying day has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 28th. Orders must be placed with the company on this date to ensure arrival for PINK Day Feb. 26th. T-shirts are $7 and the order form is available on our website.

School Closed For Rest of Week

A message from NLESD:

Update: Announcements

#1. Due to ongoing clean-up efforts following last week’s blizzard, please be advised that all schools in the St. John’s Metro region will remain closed for the remainder of the week (Jan. 22-24, inclusive).

#2. Decisions on the status of schools outside Metro will be made at a local level and updates will be provided at www.nlesd.ca

#3. For the entire Avalon region: All high school mid-term, final, and public exams scheduled to begin the week of January 27th will be delayed until the week of February 3rd. 

School Closure – Tuesday, January 21

A notice from NLESD:

Due to various ongoing clean-up efforts following the #nlblizzard2020 please be advised that all Avalon Peninsula schools (Avalon West included) will be closed for the day Tues. Jan. 21.

Decisions in other areas will be made locally & updates provided at nlesd.ca.

Janeway Champion Child Launch

Quinn S. (Grade 7) was chosen this year as the 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Champion. She will join the other Champions from across Canada in Orlando later this year. Quinn will now be the face of the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation until the telethon being held June 6th and 7th of this year. Her classmates were very excited to watch Quinn today at Walmart as she was presented with the Champions trophy. We are so proud of you, Quinn!

 

Vaping Media Campaign on January 22

The Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (ACT) is hosting a Vaping Media Campaign on January 22 (Weedless Wednesday) at 12:00 Noon at the Fluvarium in St. John’s.

The event aims to educate parents on the dangers of vaping, and provide information on current legislation and initiatives to address the issue. NLFSC will be participating, however we need school council members, parents, and community representatives to attend as well.

We also need parents and/or school council representatives to speak (briefly) at the event. If you are able to attend and would like to share your experience/concerns on the issue of vaping among our youth – please call me at (709) 764-8993 or email: nlfsci@gmail.com.

The issue of vaping and smoking is a growing concern in this province. Parents and teachers are seeing rate increases in vaping among junior and senior high-age students. Unfortunately, many mistakenly think that vaping is harmless water vapor, not addictive, and/or less dangerous than cigarette smoking. However, the liquid in e-cigarettes contains many chemicals and heavy metals, including formaldehyde, arsenic and lead – the refills contain the same amount of nicotine as an entire package of cigarettes. This means that children who vape a refill a day are consuming the equivalent nicotine as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.

NLFSC is a member of the Youth Tobacco and Vaping Committee, founded by the NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco, which has been working to raise awareness among junior and senior high school students about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. This Media Campaign on January 22nd at 12:00 Noon in St. John’s is a very important event! Please do your best to attend.

Tobacco is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Canada.

Together we can make a difference! Every Action Counts!