Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Update on Events

The beginning of the 2008-2009 School year was a busy one for volunteers at NMS

Corn Boil

As part of the Healthy Eating Initiatives at NMS, the Friends of NMS assisted with the School's 2nd annual Corn Boil on Thursday October 2, 2008.

The grade 7 team of Mr. Fournier, Mme. Jenkins and Mme. Sprague ventured to Harvey's Big Potato in Maugerville with their students on Wednesday morning to pick over 1000 cobs of corn. We would like to extend a Big Thank You to Mr. Harvey for his kindness and generosity in supplying NMS the plentiful amount of corn.

On Thursday morning starting at 8:45 am, our energetic grade 6 and 8 students together with our parent volunteers, husked all of the cobs of corn. The corn was then moved to the Home Ec room where it was split and boiled. There was corn "everywhere".... After lunch, the Spirit Committee was instrumental in transporting the cooked corn from the home ec room to the cafeteria where it was served to the masses (800+ kids).

Thank you to our volunteers, staff and students for the hard work and determination they exhibited to get all of our students fed before the 2:50pm bell, and their help with the subsequent clean up. (It was also so nice to have father/grandfather representation in addition to our mothers). Special thanks to Mr. DeCoste, Mrs. Price and Mrs. Hepditch for their assistance throughout the day.

All leftover uncooked corn was donated to the Food Bank.

Everyone came together to make this a Fun and Special Event, proving once again... we are the big school with the bigger heart...

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Mary Rowe, Mary Leo Dick and Vicky Patterson
Co-Chairs of Friends of NMS

Friends of NMS Meeting

Thank you to those friendly faces that came out to our information meeting Tuesday September 30, 2008. Your interest and your support were greatly appreciated.

Magazine Campaign
We had 3 volunteers come in to help sort and stuff envelopes on Monday September 29, 2008 in order to get them out in time for the Magazine Campaign kick off. Thank you to those who came in.

Measuring for Show Choir
Thank you to the volunteers who gave their time to come in and help Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Hepditch take measurements for the show choir costumes. Your help was greatly appreciated.

Scholastic French Book Fair
Our 2nd Annual Scholastic French Book Fair was held September 22-25, 2008. We had 16 volunteers who came out to help and have a good time. The total profits for the sale were over $4300. Over $2380 was taken in French Books, chosen by individual teachers. The remaining $1977 was set aside to be combined with English Book fair profits which will enable each teacher (including M&R) to purchase ~$140 worth of books for their classrooms.
The Book Fair received coverage in the Northside News, justfred website, local Radio stations and the Gleaner. What positive promotion for our school!

September Need of the Month- NMS Breakfast Program
Our Need of the Month for September was the NMS Breakfast Program. We informed parents of our September Need at meet the teacher night and on the blog. We had a good response with families sending in cereals, jams, cheese whiz etc. The school received monetary donations as well. Thank you to those who helped support this valuable program.

Grade 6 BBQ
The Friends of NMS assisted with the pick up and preparation of the food for the Grade 6 Welcome BBQ held on Friday September 5, 2008. The students enjoyed the hotdogs and juice. Special Thanks Theresa Jeffries at the Southside Superstore for her assistance in obtaining the donation of buns and gift card to help offset some of the costs of the BBQ.