Annual Adopt A Senior Program

The annual MDJH Adopt A Senior program is underway! Students are asked to bring in a loonie or twonie, as each homeroom is raising funds to purchase a Christmas gift for a senior at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. For some seniors, this may be the only gift they get this year. Thank you for your donation!

Christmas Cash! 50/50 Draw! 

Dear School Community:

We are now rolling out our first fundraiser for the school year. It is a 50/50 draw for Christmas Cash! The maximum Grand Prize could be a whopping $10,000! Tickets are $2 each, and the winner will be drawn on December 12, 2019. All proceeds will be used to create a new outdoor classroom for our students. 

Each student will be given a booklet of 10 tickets. If you need extras, just let us know. 

We are offering a top seller’s prize – a $200.00 gift card from Best Buy! Get your tickets in early because we will be drawing weekly prizes of gift cards and students will have more chances to win. There will also be ice cream treats for the top selling class. 

The ticket sale deadline is December 10, 2019, so please return any unsold tickets by then. If you would like to make a monetary donation instead of selling tickets, that would be warmly welcomed. 

We want to thank you for your help with this fundraiser and, as always, for your wonderful support. All prizes were graciously donated by businesses in our local area.

Sincerely,

Macdonald Drive Junior High School Council and Administration  

Free Coding Workshop

Canada Learning Code has a workshop coming up on Dec 1st teaching kids ages 13-17 how to create their own Virtual Reality games.

Students who come out to this free event will learn a new skill and to take home their own VR headset they can attach to any smartphone to keep learning!

If you know a teen who might be interested, please visit the Eventbrite page to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/teens-learning-code-virtual-reality-with-a-frame-st-johns-registration-78251453203.

Tickets are limited so they should sign up soon!

Soy Butter Products

In 2011, after close examination of the peanut butter replacement products that are currently on the market and in consultation with legal counsel, the former Eastern School District determined that given the similarities in appearance, texture and taste they would restrict these products in schools where a student has a peanut allergy. Please be advised that this practice will continue.

We recognize that these products present no risk of anaphylactic allergy; however, having these products in our schools does undermine our capacity to enforce our restriction of peanut butter. Teachers on duty would not be able to distinguish between the two products; therefore, both products will be restricted in a school where a student has a peanut allergy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Eastern School District.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

We had a truly inspiring Remembrance Day Ceremony today here at MDJH. Congratulations go out to all the staff and students who worked so hard to make it so successful.

Standing as the Colour Party makes their entrance. Pictured here is our Veteran of Honour, Mr. Rod Deon, who served in the Canadian Navy during WWII.

The MDJH Teacher Band plays “Stand By Me.”

The MDJH Choir under the direction of Ms. Peddle sing “Imagine”

Homeroom representatives pin poppies to the MDJH Remembrance Wreath, under the direction of Mr. Lawton.

Mr. Walsh tells of his visit to the beaches of Normandy with mr. Deon as part of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, back this past June.

Kids Eat Smart Radiothon

Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL will hold the annual Radiothon on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. They will broadcast live from the Avalon Mall, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. on all stations of VOCM/Big Land FM Radio Network. Please call in your donation on November 6th or donate online at www.kidseatsmart.ca. Please designate our school to receive your gift.