PDFFiles/Spring 2015 Newsletter

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PDFFiles/Spring 2015 Newsletter
SAA ATHLETIC BANQUET
Will be held in the Ed Myers gym on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.
LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
The Modern Language Department spent a wonderful October day with 40 students visiting Ste
Anne's Church in Detroit, then off to Mexican Town for an authentic Mexican meal and ending
the day with a tour of the Detroit Institute of Art. In March, 13 students and 2 teachers will travel
to Ireland, Wales and England for nine days. Many cultural and educational sites will be visited and
surely enjoyed.
KOREAN WINTER CAMP
In February, CKSS hosted a Korean Winter Camp. Six Korean students
were paired with two ambassadors from our school. They enjoyed getting
to know our students, school, and learning the English Language while
staying with us.
SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
The Sr. Girls Volleyball program would like to congratulate graduating players on their contribution to
the Girls Volleyball program. The program wishes Jessie Chinnick, Julie Earle, Cassidy Emery, Hunter
Medd & Danielle Reaume a success in post-secondary.
From left to right are: Mrs. E. Smith, Hunter Medd, Danielle Reaume,
Jessie Chinnick, Julie Earle, Cass Emery, Mrs. Crow, Mr. Cummings
1ST ANNUAL C. K. S. S. BOOSTER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sat., May 9th, 2015 at the Links of Kent, 1:00 pm start. Registration begins at Noon. *All proceeds
go to C.K.S.S. Booster Club. Golf Package: $85.00/ person will include, 18 holes of golf with
cart…Dinner…gifts for all golfers…a photo memento…Longest Drive Contest…Closest to the Pin
Contest.
Deadline: Wed., April 29th. Call or email Elish Smith @ 519-352-2870, [email protected]
CKSS BREAKFAST PROGRAM
When kids have a healthy start to each school day they can focus on
learning. Without food, they are tired and unable to concentrate. The
CKSS Breakfast Program is currently feeding on average 320 students
every day! The program is designed to offer students a wide range of
fruits, vegetables, yogurts, cheese, cereal and beverages each morning
during first break. It has been funded thanks to generous donations and
grants from the Farm to School Grant, Breakfast Clubs of Canada,
Breakfast for Learning Grant, VON, IODE, Johnny Quests, and Dillon
Consulting.
With the program rapidly growing, we are seeking out additional support. Your support enables us to
provide food to our students and in turn, maximize their educational outcomes. Every dollar you give
will impact a child’s life in the classroom today and for years to come. We hope you will consider
giving a gift that nourishes. From the bottom of our hearts and the bottom of their bellies,
thank you for giving kids the fuel to succeed!
YMCA YOUTH EXCHANGE
Sixteen CKSS students and two teachers will be participating in a YMCA youth school exchange with a
small rural school in Luseland, Saskatchewan. Our CKSS students will be going to Saskatchewan at
the end of April and our visiting students will be here for the first week of May. While here, students
will be visiting various communities with a focus on local agriculture and the oil and gas industry. We
will be holding various fundraisers to raise money for this exchange. Pictures of the exchange will be
posted on our CKSS website.
The CKSS Interact Club will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016 by doing a
Service Educational Tour to the Dominican Republic. Students will have the opportunity to spend
next March Break (2016) volunteering in a rural community near the coastal town of Sosua. While
there, students will gain up to 20 volunteer hours working with community members,
teaching, tutoring and mentoring local students in English, and they will have the opportunity
to learn/practice a little Spanish. This Educational Tour is in partnership with EF Tours and Free the
Children. Please see Mrs. Rankin in room 118 for more details.
ARTS COUNCIL NEWS
Mark your calendars – May 21, 2015 is the Arts Banquet. On this evening we acknowledge all those
students who participated in an Extracurricular arts program. A great evening of celebration.
CHICAGO ARTS TRIP
The arts trip to Chicago will be held May 6-9, 2015. A parent meeting will be held in April. All
participants will receive an invitation to this parent meeting.
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LIFE SKILLS NEWS
Mrs. Bourassa worked
with the Life Skills
students to make pottery
for Christmas presents.
Decorating cupcakes for
the Christmas Social. We
host the Christmas Social
every year for Life Skills
students in the district. It
is a fun event with
dancing, music and a visit
from Santa.
Once a month Mrs.
Saklak’s Life Skills class
goes swimming at the
Children’s Treatment
Centre.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS
MUSIC NIGHT: The 2014/15 school year has been a great
year so far for CK's ever-growing Music Program! Semester I
Music Night was held in Studio One at the Cultural Centre and all
of the classes, soloists and ensembles performed for a
packed house! We look forward to the Semester II Music Night
that will take place on June 10th. We are still working out the
details for the location, but rest assured this will be another
great night of music for our Hawks!
SEUSSICAL: Now that Seussical has wrapped up and the curtain has come down on CK's 25th
annual musical, we are pleased to say that Felix Marchand and JP Habakurama played in our pit
orchestra alongside Chatham's esteemed Concert Band members. They were joined by Patrick Egan,
CK music/musical alumni, and the whole group couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thank you to
all who came to see the show and/or worked behind the scenes! An extra-special note of
congratulations goes out to the large group of musical rookies who performed on stage for the first
time. Seussical was an outstanding show and we are grateful for all of the support our CK Musicals
always gets from our community!
FESTIVAL: The Concert Band and Jazz Band are both rehearsing hard to prepare for the Kiwanis
festival in April. The Music department is also happy to announce the creation of Junior Band which
allows newer players or those who wish to try different instruments to play easier repertoire. The
Junior Band, Concert Band and Jazz Bands will all be performing at the Trills and Thrills Festival held
in Toronto in May. We wish all three groups the best as they prepare!
FUNDRAISING: To prepare for the trips and reduce individual costs for band members, the Music
department has two events planned to raise funds. We are now in the planning stages to run a Trivia
Night in our school cafeteria. Stay tuned for details about this fun event! Also, a second annual
Bandathon will be held on May 4. Students in classes will play music all day and into the night as a
way of celebrating Music Monday, a day to celebrate Music in public education. They will be collecting
pledges to keep the Music going all day long!
ARTS COUNCIL EASTER CAKE WALK
The arts council Easter Cake Walk will be held Thursday, April 2. A sweet and fun activity in the front
hall.
GRADUATION
Graduation will be held Wednesday, June 24. Tickets and Invitations will be distributed at a meeting
in May with all graduates. At this meeting a presentation on OSAP will also be delivered. Watch our
website for the date of this meeting.
MUSICAL REVUE SHOW
A Show Celebrating 25 years of CKSS Musicals!
Join us on May 23/2015 as we present an original script incorporating songs from
each of the musicals performed over the past 25 years. Current CKSS students will
perform numbers from the shows of the past. This is sure to be a musical revue
show that will be unlike any other! Mark your calendars and plan to attend as we
celebrate the legacy of excellence in Music Theatre that CKSS proudly boasts!
A special invitation goes out to all CKSS musical alumni as the show will also
feature opportunities for alumni involvement. All Musical alumni are encouraged to
join our CKSS Musical/Music Alumni page to stay informed about these
opportunities.
The evening will also feature an afterparty event open to all Musical Alumni and
their families.
Show title: 25 - A Musical Revue Celebrating 25 years of CKSS Musicals
Date: May 23/2015
Time: 7:00
Location: St. Clair College Capitol Theatre
Tickets go on sale in March and are available through the Chatham Cultural
Centre Box Office or online at CK Tickets.
IMPORTANTDATES
March 16-20…………..March Break
March 24………………..Interim Reports
March 26………………..OSSLT
April 1…………………….Parent’s Night
April 3…………………….Good Friday Holiday
April 6…………………….Easter Monday Holiday
April 8…………………….”Pink Shirt Day”
April 14…………………..Last day for term 1 of .5 credit
April 21…………………..Track & Field Pre-Meet #1
April 23…………………..Midterm Reports
April 28…………………..Track & Field Pre-Meet #2
May 1……………………..Full Disclosure
May 1……………………..CK Relays
May 5……………………..Environment Club to Bird’s Canada
May 6-8…………………..Arts Trip to Chicago
May 11-15……………….Gr. 8 Orientation
May 15…………………….Markbook Report
May 18……………………Victoria Day Holiday
May 20-21……………….SWOSSAA
May 21…………………….Arts Banquet
May 23…………………….25 Years of CK Musicals Revue Show
June 5………………………Last day ISU’s
June 8………………………P. A. Day
June 9………………………SAA Athletic Banquet @ CK, 6:00 p.m.
June 10…………………….Music Night
June 18…………………….Last day of classes
June 24…………………….Graduation, Capitol Theatre
June 26…………………….P. A. Day