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ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here is your Mi’kmaq History month fact of the day. The beaver represents the fifth sacred teaching of Wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to make decisions based on personal knowledge and experience. The beaver represents Wisdom because it utilizes its gifts in ways that promote wellness for itself and its family. Wisdom also means knowing what your limits are with respect to your body and the life around you.

Football tickets will be sold Thursday and Friday in the Cheetah store at lunch! Tickets are $5. Don’t miss out as Cheetahs take on SJA in provincial semi-final!

Want great parking? One parking spot is being raffled for United Way fundraiser! Don’t miss out – get your tickets Tues, Wed or Thurs at lunch. You can’t win if you don’t play!

Grad Photos – The appointments this week are fully booked but don’t panic – there will be more dates available – watch on the announcements and our website.

Congratulations to CPA’s Cross Country running teams and individuals on their great performances yesterday at the Provincial Cross Country Championships at Point Pleasant Park.  The teams were led by the senior boys who captured CPA’s first banner in the senior boys division since 2003.  Congrats also go out to our Girls’ Intermediate Team who captured the Provincial Bronze Medal.  The Senior Girls’ also placed well by placing 5th.  Outstanding individual results were turned in by the following: Stephanie Manuel, 5th in Intermediate Girls; Samantha Fader 3rd in Senior Girls’ and Jono Aske 5th in Senior Boys’. Congratulations to all winners for their hard work this season. Your school, coaches, staff, parents and fellow classrooms are all proud of you!

There will be tryouts for the Boys B Basketball Team on Tuesday at 3:30pm in the gym. All are welcome to tryout. If you are interested in trying out for the team and would like more information you can see Mr. Gray (Room 334) or Mr. Richardson (Room 333).

All B Girls basketball players are asked to meet with Mr. Robertson today in the gym at noon.

Grade 11 and 12 students – The following universities will be here this week – STFX (today), St Thomas (Wednesday) and Queen’s (Thursday).  All will be at lunch and all in room 238.  Keep up to date about all things guidance by following us on twitter @cpaguidance

Dance Team Bake Sale – Thursday at lunch in the cafeteria! Bring your change and grab some goodies! We will even have a selection of gluten-free goodies!

Interested in joining a Service Learning group? Come to the library this Thursday at lunch to learn about the projects and to sign up. There are eleven projects on the go with great plans for the year. All are welcome!

Youth Health Action will meet in the Youth Health Centre (Room 209 – across from the Gym) today at lunch time.

Halloween Reminders for Students – Please be reminded that on Halloween Day students are permitted to wear costumes as long as

they follow these conditions: No masks, No Togas, No replica weapons. Students are expected to dress responsibly as it is a school day.

Black History Essay Contest – RBC is inviting students to share their thoughts in a 750 word essay on how black Canadians have helped to define Canada’s diverse heritage and identity through their achievements and contributions to the broader society. In doing so, they qualify to win one of five $500 scholarships in Atlantic Canada and one of three National grand prizes of up to $5,000.

Atlantic’s regional winners will be chosen by a panel of African Canadian RBC Atlantic staff and the national winners will be selected by an external panel comprised of African Canadian business and community leaders.  There are two Atlantic Canadian representatives on the national panel: Judge Corrine Sparks of Halifax, and Ralph Thomas of Saint John, NB.

Essays must be submitted by December 5, 2014 and winners will be announced in early February in time for 2015 Black History Month.

It would be wonderful to have a lot of submissions from students from across Atlantic – who knows, maybe there will be a national winner from this region! More information can be found at www.rbc.com/essay

 

 

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