Grab and Go Breakfast Program

The Breakfast Program at MDJH helps students start out their day nutritiously so they are ready to learn and able to focus on their classroom activities. We will be starting our breakfast program very soon as a ‘Grab and Go’ We need your help! In order to get this wonderful program up and running we need parent/guardian volunteers to help out. We need people from 7:20-8:10am to help prepare and pass out food to students. If you are able to help please contact Karen Walsh at karenwalsh2019@gmail.com.

Thanks for your support.

Orange Shirt Day – Wednesday, September 30th

Wednesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. Students and staff are asked to wear orange on Wednesday to increase our awareness of residential schools and the major impacts that it has had on our country and province. For those of you who are not aware residential schools were government-sponsored religious schools that were established for Indigenous children.

For more information, visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Tryouts / Practices

Ultimate Frisbee

  • Monday 4:30 – 6:00pm (open to all students in grades 7,8 and 9)

Open Tryouts Soccer

  • Monday
    Jr Boys (grades 7 and 8) 2:30 to 4:00pm

 

  • Tuesday
    Sr Girls (grades 7,8 and 9) 3:00 to 4:30pm
    Jr Girls (grades 7 and 8) 4:30 to 6:00pm

 

  • Wednesday
    Sr Boys (grades 7,8 and 9) 2:30 to 4:00pm

 

  • Thursday
    Sr Girls ( grades 7,8 and 9) 3:00 to 4:30pm

All practices and tryouts will take place on the soccer field next to MDJH.

Safe Return to School UPDATE

Good morning, as we settle into the new school year, just a couple of quick reminders.

  • Morning Drop Off. To alleviate the congestion on Toronto Street as you enter the MDJH parking lot, please move up all the way to the STOP sign. This allows more cars onto the parking lot. Students being dropped off use the left hand door, and are reminded to use hand sanitizer and wear their masks as they enter the building.

 

  • Afternoon dismissal. We are dismissing students in a staggered fashion. Bus students are moving directly to their bus. The problem is students that are being picked up are congregating by the student entrance. We have been reminding students about social distancing particularly when they are NOT wearing their masks. Please help with this message as all evidence has shown that maintaining social distancing is the main way to prevent transmission of COVID 19. When social distancing is not possible, then masks are to be worn.

 

  • Lunch. Students are permitted to leave at lunch. To keep our students safe, they are NOT permitted to bring back items from food establishments. As well, parents/ guardians are not permitted to drop off fast food/take out items. Instead, families are encouraged to 1. Pack a lunch. 2. Sign up for CafZone – Chartwells on-site food provider. 3. Eat lunch with their child outside the school. We recognize that things happen and the best laid plans do not always work. Money can be dropped off to students and we will page students from their class to retrieve the money directly from their parent/guardian. Please help us by understanding that this should not be a regular occurrence.

 

  • Returning from Lunch. Doors open at 11:50 and students are required to go directly to their Homeroom. When off school grounds at lunch, students should be practicing social distancing and wearing their masks when distancing is not possible.

 

  • Lockers. We are working through a plan to assign lockers to students. This will be done in a planned and deliberate fashion. To ensure social distancing between cohorts, students in the SAME cohort may be required to share lockers.

Thank you for your continued support.

MUN Fall Engineering Club

The MUN Fall Engineering Club to take place in October / November 2020 and will be offered as a free, virtual program this year. The club will be suitable for ages 12-15 and sessions will take place from 9:00am -12:00pm on October 24 and 31, as well as, November 7 and 14. A device with internet connection and the ability to take part in live virtual calls will be required for students to participate. A list of other materials that may be required will be shared in advance. The program is also looking at the possibility of creating kits that can be made available for students who register.

Registration for this event will open on Wednesday, September 23 at 9:00am

Additional information, as well as the registration link can be found by clicking below.

https://www.mun.ca/engineering/community/outreach/upcomingevents.php

2020-2021 School Council Nominations & Election Date

Welcome back! We are now ready to begin the process of starting up our School Council at MDJH. We need:

  • Parent / Community Representative

The following process will be followed for the election of the one Parent / Community representative:

▶ Any parent/guardian interested in having his/her name put forward as a candidate for election to the MDJH School Council should complete the bottom portion of this notice and return it to MS. Pike by email or to the Main Office of the school no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

▶ If an election is necessary (i.e there are more than three candidates), a list of candidates and their profiles will be completed and sent home on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

▶ Elections will take place (if necessary) at the school between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020.

▶ The results of the election process will be communicated to all parents/guardians of MDJH on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

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MDJH 2020-2021 Parent / Community Representative Nomination Form/Profile

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participation in the MDJH School Council :

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Candidate’s Signature

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