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Students are off to Washington D.C. from May 2nd – 8th!

For a ninth year now at Leary’s Brook, our grade nine students will participate in an award-winning national human rights program. Our school has once again been recognized nationally by the Asper Foundation as an exemplary group in Canada!

The educational component required students to complete a nine-week program on Sundays aimed at promoting human rights awareness.

The group of forty-two students contributed over 600 hours of community service this year!

Recent program completion means that these students will travel to Washington D.C. from May 2nd – 8th where trip itinerary includes visits to freedom memorials, several of the Smithsonian Museums, The White House, The Lincoln and Vietnam War Memorials, Arlington Cemetery, and The Kennedy Centre.

The trip highlight, however, will center round a full-day visit to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which includes a presentation by a Holocaust survivor.

Congratulations to our grade nine Asper students on the completion of their human rights program and on representing Leary’s Brook on a national stage.

Safe travels!

Term 2 Reports

Term 2 reports have now gone home. Parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled for Thursday, March 19.

Parents are able to schedule appointments online here, or by calling the school office at 726-9889.

Mini-enrichment course catalogue

Students who have been selected for mini-enrichment courses can view the course offering online here:

Mini Course Catalogue March 2015

UPDATED: School Closure

Leary’s Brook will remain closed for the day (March 4).

Pink Cupcakes for Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, February 25th the students and staff of Leary’s Brook Junior High will be celebrating Pink Day, a national day recognizing Bullying Awareness with the message that Bullying Stops Here! Pink Shirt Day is an incredible campaign that was started by two Nova Scotia teens who distributed pink shirts at their school to take a stand against bullies who were picking on another boy who wore a pink shirt to school. The concept has gained traction and has become synonymous to standing up against all forms of bullying.  To promote the anti-bullying theme of Pink Day, students at Leary’s Brook Junior High will be offered pink cupcakes on February 25th. We are encouraging all staff and students to wear an article of pink clothing to school on that day to help take a stand against bullying.  On February 25th 2015, let’s all commit to wear pink and work towards a Bully Free Life.

This year we are requesting parental donations of pink, iced cupcakes for Wednesday, February 25th.  If you are able to help us in this endeavor please email Ms. Kylee Blagdon at kyleeblagdon@nlesd.ca or contact the school at 726-9889.  Cupcakes should be delivered to the office by 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Please remember that this is a nut-free environment.

Thank-you in advance for your support.

Grade 7 math videos

Grade 7 math students: Here is a set of short videos covering every unit of the grade 7 math curriculum:

https://www.youtube.com/user/nlesdmathdevelopment/playlists

Delayed Opening

Due to today’s weather, Leary’s Brook will have a 2-hour delayed opening. School doors will open at 10AM, and classes will begin with 3rd period.

Update from Eastern Health

Eastern Health announced today that a review of laboratory information has ruled out Tuberculosis (TB) in a school-aged youth attending Leary’s Brook Junior High School in St. John’s.

On November 6, 2014, Eastern Health announced that a youth attending Leary’s Brook Junior High School had been diagnosed with TB. Eastern Health’s Public Health Laboratory has since determined that a cross-contamination of a culture specimen occurred, leading to an incorrect diagnosis.

As a result, the individual’s treatment has been discontinued and no further follow-up is required with those identified as close contacts to the individual.

Eastern Health has advised the school of the change in the youth’s diagnosis, and parents of contacts have been notified accordingly by staff. Eastern Health has also reached out to other individuals identified as close contacts to inform them of the situation and to advise them that no further follow-up is required.

A telephone line has also been set up to allow a public health nurse to respond to any additional questions: (709) 752-4358.

For more information, please visit the news section on Eastern Health’s website at http://www.easternhealth.ca/News.aspx.

Early Closure

Our school will be closing early today (Thursday, December 4) at 11:39 (the usual lunch break). Buses will leave directly after dismissal. This is to accommodate parent-teacher conferences that begin at 1:00 today.

School will also be closed for students tomorrow, Friday, December 5, for a teacher professional development day.

Update: Christmas Fundraiser
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Update: Artwork from the calendar can be viewed here: CalendarDetail.pdf

For the first time ever, the students of Leary’s Brook Junior High will be selling calendars as a Christmas fundraiser for our school.  These calendars have been prepared exclusively for Leary’s Brook Junior High featuring the beautiful artwork of local artist Grant Boland.  This is the first time Grant has presented his artwork in the form of a calendar and with limited quantities available, they are sure to sell out. They will be made available through the school for $20.00 taxes included.  These calendars make great gifts or can be enjoyed in your own home.

All funds raised will go towards enhancing the technology of our school, improving the physical education facilities and updating our Learning Resource Centre.

The prize structure for students is as follows: $100 for top seller; $75 for second top seller and $50 for third top seller.  In addition, for every 5 calendars sold, the student’s name will be put in for a draw for an IPad Air!

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