“Adopt A Senior” Christmas Project

For the past nine years MDJH has partnered with St. Pat’s Mercy Home to provide gifts for their seniors who may not have anyone to give them a gift. They are too often forgotten at this time of year. Ours are the only gift they may receive.

We receive a list of wish items for seniors. Some lists are bigger than others and some are quite small.

Students are asked to bring in a monetary donation toward the purchase of clothing items requested. Students are also able to bring in the following items:

  • Dry shampoo (Batiste) for our female residents
  • Unscented Hairspray
  • Shampoo
  • Unscented body lotion
  • Razors for our male residents (Gillette, Xtreme or Bic)
  • Body wash
  • Baby powder
  • Socks (thin ankle socks that can be worn inside a shoe)
  • Deodorant gel (something with low scent)
  • Treats (chewing gum, soft cheesies, chocolate bars (no nuts or chewy parts))
  • Hair brushes
  • Hair elastics
  • Wool
  • Knitting needles
  • Art supplies (residents love to paint small pictures for their rooms/family)
  • Coloring leads, markers
  • Gift Cards – Tim Hortons/Dollarama (Rec Therapy takes residents on outings and they often stop at Tims to get residents coffee, etc.)

Every homeroom will also sign a card for the seniors.

This is a very heartwarming project. Thank you for your continued support.

All donations must be handed in to Homeroom teachers by Friday, December 10th.

Report Cards / Parent-Teacher Interviews

  1. Report cards will be sent home on December 3. We will be sending home paper report cards this year.
    • Marks and teacher comments will also be available on-line through PowerSchool.
    • If you need access to PowerSchool, please contact natashawellon@nlesd.ca.
    • PowerSchool provides the most up to date marks information for students. By clicking on the overall mark you will even get a breakdown of all your child’s individual assessments. 
  2. Parent-teacher conferences will be held on December 9 from 12:30 to 6:30 pm.
    • We will be using OPTIS to arrange these conferences.
    • OPTIS will give you the option to arrange a phone conference or a video conference – there will be no in-person conferences this year.
    • Here are the links to Optis and the user instructions for parents.
    • OPTIS will open on December 3, and will close on December 8.