NLSS News Update, September 18, 2016

School Store Lunch Specials and Salads

The NLSS Foods program will be making lunch specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting this Thursday. Specials will cost $5.00 and will include a drink (apple juice / orange juice / water).

September 21St – Chili Special

September 22nd – Spaghetti Special

September 27th – Lasagna Special

September 29th – Shepherd’s Pie Special

Potato and Macaroni Salads will also be prepared by the NLSS Foods program and will be a regular feature at the school store. The Foods program will be experimenting with other salads, we ask the parents and staff encourage students to try the new salads.  Last week the Foods program made bean salad, Asian salad, and coleslaw. All salads will cost $1.50.

**Parents can set up pre-paid charge accounts for the School Store through the office

Outside Basketball Court

The Town of Moosonee is in the process of installing an outside basketball court across the road from the front doors of NLSS. Paving is planned to take place on Tuesday of this week and students / community members are asked to not go near the courts until all work is finished.

House Challenge Event

The first House Challenge Event will take place during the last 40 minutes of school on Friday, September 23rd. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their house colour on Friday, September 23rd.

Amisk – Green

Atik – Red

Niska – Blue

Wabusk – Orange

NLSS is a Scent and Peanut Free School

A reminder to all that people in our building do have allergies and will react to scents and peanuts. No peanuts or any products that may contain peanuts can be brought into NLSS. Also, all people are asked to refrain from wearing heavily scented products.

Moosonee Northern Stores TV / NLSS School Website – NLSS Twitter Feed

Parents / Guardians / Students are encouraged to check out the Moosonee Northern Stores TV, NLSS website www.nlss.on.ca and the NLSS Twitter feed for NLSS upcoming news / events.

Cultural Day @ NLSS

NLSS Native Studies students are taking the lead in planning a school-wide cultural day on Thursday, September 29th. Activities taking place on this day will involve partnerships with community members and elders. Donations of wild meat (moose, goose, duck, fish) would be greatly appreciated, please call the school if you would be able to donate.

Professional Development Day

Friday, September 30th is a PD day at NLSS, there will be no school for students. NLSS staff will be participating in literacy / numeracy and assessment professional development sessions.

Semester 1 Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews

NLSS invites parents / guardians / students to attend first semester parent / teacher interviews on Tuesday, October 4th. Interview times will be from 2 pm to 4 pm in the afternoon and from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the evening. Progress Reports will be distributed. Moosonee and Moose Factory parents can attend either session. Students will be dismissed at 12:10 pm and transportation will be provided at that time. All are encouraged to attend, no need for an appointment – just drop by. Parents / Guardians are encouraged to bring their student with them to interview sessions. The feedback to be given is all about the student and how they are doing – what is working – and / or what needs to be worked on.

NLSS October Break is from Saturday, October 8th through to Monday, October 17th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 18th.

 

 

Moose Factory Boat Transportation

Dear NLSS Moose Factory Parents/Guardians and Students;

NLSS will be starting with the spring boat transportation on Monday, May 16th.
 
Boat Transportation Plan:
  • Students will be required to find their own transportation from home to the Cree Village Eco Lodge docks in Moose Factory
  • Students living closest to T.C. Drive and Visitor Street area will be transported at 8:15am from the Cree Village docks
  • Students living closest to North Street and Museum Street areas will be transported at 8:30am from the Cree Village docks
  • Afternoon pick-up on a regular day will be at 3:25pm. Late transportation is provided for the Moose Factory students participating in the NLSS soccer program
  • The Owen Sound/Hospital docks will be used on the Moosonee side of the river
  • Safety: All students need to wait patiently on the river bank, well away from the water while waiting for their boat run
  • All Students need to wear a life-jacket that are provided in the boats to comply with safety and insurance regulations.
In order for NLSS (Innlink) to transport all of the Moose Factory students on time for their first period classes, it is very important that every student show up in advance to their scheduled boat run. Mr. Ken MacDonald will be at the docks each morning to assign students to a boat run as soon as they show up at the Eco Lodge docks. A cut-off time of 8:30am will be in affect for assigning students for boat runs.
Please Note: Students arriving past 8:30am will not be guaranteed transportation to Moosonee. If you have any questions regarding the transportation, please call the school at 705 336 2900.

Van Transportation Starts Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dear Moose Factory Parents / Guardians,

NLSS Moose Factory students will be transported to school by vans starting on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Innlink will have 3 vans running at the same time to make two transportation runs each morning and afternoon.

Morning Schedule:

Stop 1 – 8:15 am (T.C. Drive and Visitor St.)

Stop 6 – 8:45 am (North St. and Museum St.)

Students need to be at the designated stop that is closest to where they live, for the morning run times above.

If you have any questions about Moose Factory student transportation, please call the school.

In Education,

Angela Tozer
Principal

Christmas Countdown

NLSS NEWS UPDATE –December 14, 2015

Elders Take Out Christmas Lunch – December 15th

NLSS Foods and Nutrition classes will be preparing and delivering a take-out Christmas lunch for elders living in Moosonee.

Student Council Christmas Spirit Activities – December 16th to 18th  

  • Wednesday, December 16th – Pjama Day (wear your P.J.’s to school)
  • Thursday, December 17th – Red and Green Day (wear Red and Green to school)
  • Thursday, December 17th – Student / Staff Turkey Lunch
  • Friday, December 18th – Christmas Workshops

Christmas Holidays

NLSS Christmas holidays are from Saturday, December 19, 2015 through to Monday, January 4, 2016. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Semester 1 Final Exams

  • Period 1 Exam Day – Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Period 2 Exam Day – Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Period 3 Exam Day – Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Period 4 Exam Day – Thursday, January 21, 2016

All students are required to write final examinations and / or complete final culminating projects for their courses. Students will be in class all morning; this will be time for culminating activities or review time for final examination, which will begin at 1 pm.

There will be no classes for students from January 22nd to January 27th.

Semester 2 classes will start on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

On behalf of the staff at NLSS, I wish you a safe and healthy holiday. If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact the school.

In Education,

Angela Tozer

Principal – NLSS

 

School Council Meeting Date and Time

NLSS SCHOOL COUNCIL NEEDS PARENTS / GUARDIANS…

Meeting Date:          Wednesday, October 28th
Meeting Time:          4:00 pm
Meeting Location:     NLSS Library

THINK ABOUT JOINING!

The Northern Lights Secondary School Council is an advisory body that works with the school and the Principal to help provide the best educational opportunities for our students. The meetings are open to any parent/guardian who has a student attending Northern Lights Secondary School.

We are looking for Parents or Guardians who are interested in serving on the 2015-2016 NLSS School Council.  Parent / Guardian input is valued at NLSS. Please think about supporting our school community and attend the schedule NLSS School Council meeting.

In Education,

Angela Tozer
Principal – NLSS

Fall Break 2015

Northern Lights will be closed for Thanksgiving on October 12 and will remain closed for the annual fall break until October 19th.

Regular school classes will begin again on October 20th.

Mental Health Awareness Week – October 4-10, 2015

The ABC’s of Well Being and Mental Health

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

WHO | Mental health: a state of well-being www.who.int/features/factfiles/mental_health/en/

There are some great FREE parent and teacher resources online. Just google ABC’s of mental health or go to: http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/ABC/Introduction.aspx

There are some wonderful resources there to support you in finding ways to recognize and deal with challenges to children’s well being.

Hincks-Dellcrest has some inexpensive webinars on a wide variety of topics related to children’s well being. Topics include worry, anxiety, anger and supporting your child in coping with those. As well as:

  1. What behaviour is age-appropriate and what is cause for concern?
  2. What are some of the factors that may influence behaviours?
  3. What are some strategies you can use to support your child and foster mental health?

You can find more information on that at: Visit www.hincksdellcrest.org/institute for the full schedule and to register.

Christy Hamill,
Mental Health Lead – JBLSSB

Parent-Teacher Interviews

NLSS Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews – Tuesday, October 6th

All 4 classes will take place in the morning, students will be dismissed at 12:10 pm and transportation will take place at this time.

Interview sessions will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Please plan to attend.

Early Progress Reports will be handed out.

No appointment needed, just stop by the school.

Please encourage your ‘student’ to attend with you to hear the same feedback from their teachers.

Please call 705-336-2900 if you have any questions.

NLSS School Council 2015-2016

school council 1NLSS SCHOOL COUNCIL NEEDS PARENTS / GUARDIANS…

THINK ABOUT JOINING!

The Northern Lights Secondary School Council is an advisory body that works with the school and the Principal to help provide the best educational opportunities for our students. The meetings are open to any parent/guardian who has a student attending Northern Lights Secondary School.

We are looking for Parents or Guardians who are interested in serving on the 2015-2016 NLSS School Council.  Please contact Principal Angela Tozer (atozer@nlss.on.ca) if you are interested in being a School Council member or if you have any questions.

Parent / Guardian input is valued at NLSS. Please think about supporting our school community through involvement in the NLSS School Council.

NLSS 2015-2016 Startup

Welcome-Back-to-school-1Northern Lights is gearing up for the 2015-2016 school year!

However, before every shows up, there are some important dates to remember:

Monday, August 24th – New Grade 9 Student Orientation Day from 9:15 am to 2:00 pm.  Lunch will be provided for students attending.

Tuesday, August 25th – First Day of Semester 1 Classes for all Grade 9 to 12 Students, 9:15 am start.  Welcome back BBQ lunch will be provided for all students.

The NLSS Office will be open for registration and other services on Monday, August 17th

Don’t forget!  You can find all the latest NLSS news and updates for parents and students on Twitter at @nlssnews.