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ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GSA – There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch in the Youth Health Centre. All students and staff interested in being Staff Advisors are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch. Will be discussing invite to Halloween party at Sackville High.

If any student is interested in having a Girls Group here at CPA please stop by the Youth Health Centre to chat with Lynda and sign up. It is open to all girls–everyone is welcome to join. As a group, you will identify the topics that you are interested to talk or learn more about. We can book guest speakers and follow through on activities that you identify that you want. Sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Healthy food will be provided.

Health Action Team – There will not be a Health Action Team meeting on Thursday at noon. See you next week.

Chess Club: The Chess Club will meet Thursday at lunch in room 230. All are welcome.

Board Game Club: “Innovative, dynamic, awe inspiring…” quoted by some random CPA student. As a result of the popularity of this club and the need for space, there is a schedule change for the remainder of the year. Board Game Club will meet on Fridays, after school in room 230. “What a great way to end the week and start the weekend…” overheard in the cafeteria line-up.

Yearbook Cover Contest:  Creative Cheetahs, take heed!  Design the cover of Charles P. Allen’s 2016-2017 yearbook and you win a) a free yearbook b) full proof of cover (great for portfolios) and c) glory. Your cover must include the name of our school (Charles P. Allen), the year (2016-2017), our school colours (royal blue and white) and our mascot (cheetah).  Deadline for submissions is October 28.  Please see Ms. Payne in 335 if you have further questions.

Peer tutoring is now available – students in need of a tutor should email: CPApeertutoring@gmail.com. We are also accepting applications for students who wish to be a tutor: math, sciences and languages – if you speak a 2nd or 3rd language – we definitely want you! See Ms. Morgan in the Library asap.

Post-secondary Visits: Two more universities will be visiting the school this week to speak to students about their programs. On Wednesday, Carleton University will be here to speak about their school and all things that are Ottawa; this will take place at lunch in the Library Quiet Room. Queen’s University from Kingston, Ontario will be visiting Thursday; note the start time for this presentation will be 8:30 in the morning in the Library Quiet Room.

Grade 12’s – are you unable to pay for post secondary education? Check out the 2017 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships – The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their final year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. CEGEP students in Quebec, and all Canadian students in their final year of high school are eligible to apply in English or French. The application deadline is October 25, 2016. Questions about the application may be directed to boursescanadascholarships@horatioalger.org . For more information, please go to www.horatioalger.ca . Volunteer Opportunities Galore!!! Interested in volunteering with Special Olympics?  Or still thinking about good ol’ Bedford south then this post is for you:

Special Olympics Nova Scotia is looking for students to help out on a weekly basis in the field of athletics – coaching or running activity. Contact Christine Jamieson at cyjamieson@gmail.com if interested. The Fall Fair at Bedford South need help working some of the games and food stations.  To volunteer click on the following link and pick the job and time that you want:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/AHJ38 Or just talk to Mr. Jennings in guidance for more info. BMO is looking for 1 or 2 skater monitors for their Sunday skate. You must be at least 16 years old; interested students can see Mr. O’Reilly in Student Services for contact information


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