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APRIL 24TH

posted by Wendy Judson

EARTH WEEK - Happy Earth Week! Here's your environmental thought of the day: Did you know that recycling 1 aluminum can save enough energy to run our TVs for 3 hours! 80 trillion aluminum cans are used by humans every year. That's 240 trillion hours of TV! Recycle responsibly!      ARTS COUNCIL - Our Arts Council will not meet this week, and will reconviene next next week. May 3 will be our next Arts Council meeting. Thank you!

APRIL 23RD

posted Apr 23, 2018, 9:09 AM by Wendy Judson

CULTURE IN THE PARK - Thank you to all that made Culture in the Park an amazing event. Student council would personally like to thank the egalité council, Ms. Yomi, the staff and volunteers, all of the performers, all who donated to the event, the sound and lighting crew, the henna artists, and all those who attended the event!     EARTH WEEK - Happy Earth Week! Here's your environmental thought of the day: The trees are our lungs. The rivers our circulation. The air our breath. And the earth our body. -Deepak Copra      MODEL UN TEAMhad their third and final conference last week at the University of Toronto. Our delegates performed very well, with a very successful outcome overall. Throughout the year these group members have worked very hard, meeting twice a week to practice the skills needed to be successful in debating and resolving real world issues. In three different conferences, comprised of many delegates representing all of the countries in the world, our delegates have been among the best performers. As a team, our delegates have always supported one another to make sure that each member is prepared, practiced and successful - any delegate awards presented to any our members is a direct result of that commitment to one another. This conference was no exception; Abbey Park once again received seven delegate awards, bringing our season total to an unprecedented 20 awards!    Mr. Stubbert would like to thank all of the 2018 Abbey Park MUN members for their hard work and overall commitment to both the team and each other.         LINK CREW APPLICATIONS - Today is the last day to submit Link Crew applications. Please hand your applications in to Guidance by 3:00       JUNIOR RUGBY Would the following students please stop at the library right after announcements: Andrew Cautisanu, Adam Hill, Jason Jones, Kyle Pare, Chris Parsons, and Daniel Sanders.

APRIL 20TH

posted Apr 23, 2018, 8:58 AM by Wendy Judson

EARTH WEEK -  is taking place from April 23rd to April 26th, with events happening each day! On Monday, Earth Hour will take place. On Tuesday, we'll be doing the Great Seed Giveaway. On Wednesday we'll be having a 20 minute makeover and on Thursday, Ecofest will be taking place at Pilgrim Wood from 5pm to 9pm. Everyone is welcome! Please contact Ms. Kelly for more details.     YEARBOOK PROOFING -  A message to all students---have you checked the web to see that your picture and name that will be included in the yearbook are correct? Please follow the link at "tinyurl.com/APHSPROOFS" to find the google shared folder and page that includes your yearbook photo. Let us know if there is an error ASAP. Follow the instructions in this shared folder. Again, "tinyurl.com/APHSPROOFS". If there is an error, now is your chance to have it corrected. Do this today.  

APRIL 19TH

posted Apr 19, 2018, 12:45 PM by Wendy Judson

BADMINTON - Junior badminton will practice this friday at 3pm in preparation for next weeks Halton finals.        ANTI-BULLYING WEEK - To wrap up our Anti-Bullying week, we ask that all Staff and Students wear a pink shirt on Friday.       GRAD PICTURES - Attention Grade 12s---did you get your grad photo taken? You will not appear in the yearbook if you don't. The deadline for yearbook inclusion is May the 5th. If you have not arranged to get your photo taken, do it now. Call today to book your appointment. The main office has all this information in a nice little handout for you. Do it today.

APRIL 18TH

posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:01 AM by Wendy Judson

CUPCAKES THURSDAY - Bring a loonie this Thursday and purchase a cupcake in the foyer during periods three and four. Abbey Pride will be selling cupcakes to raise funds to support the Pride Dance coming up in May.        HALTON PRIDE DANCE - Next month Abbey Park will host the 5th Annual Halton Pride Dance. This dance is for LGBTQ+ identified students and their allies, and is open to high school students from all over Halton: public schools, Catholic schools, and private schools.  The dance is Thursday, May 10th. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. To purchase a ticket, please see Mr. Hepburn in the library. Tickets are also available through Positive Space Network.       PROM - hey grade 12’s! there will be a quick prom information meeting AND a quick prom committee meeting today after school in room 217! see you there!!       EGALITE COUNCIL - This is a reminder that there will be an Égalité Council meeting today after school in room 111. New members are always welcomed!        SCHOOL EVENT - Hey Eagles! The Abbey Park Anti-bullying week continues today with button making. Come to the lobby during periods 3 and 4 to make your own anti-bullying button and show off your Eagle pride! 

April 17th

posted Apr 17, 2018, 7:17 AM by Wendy Judson

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB -  is meeting this Wednesday, after school in room 208. See you there!      CULTURE IN THE PARK - APHS Student council with be hosting Culture in The Park on Thursday, April 19th at 6:00pm. Come on out for an evening of multicultural food, activities such as henna tattoos, and entertainment. There will also be a table of items up for raffle. All proceeds will go towards the Halton Multicultural Council which works to provide a variety of services towards immigrant and refugee communities and promote mutual respect and understanding.     EAGLE INK - Those working on layout on Eagle Ink are expected to meet after school in 110. See you there.      GRAD SURVEYS - Grade 12s---did you fill out your grad survey? They are now past due---they only take a minute to do---if you don't fill one out you'll get a random quote next to your picture---make it personal---fill out your grad survey today.....see the grad facebook group for help or email Defne ErdenJUNIOR RUGBY - For rugby players going to the Saltfleet Tournament at McMaster this Thursday - please stop by the library this morning to pick up the permission form. Bring signed forms to school tomorrow.      MOCK TRIAL - Abbey Park won third place in the Halton Public Mock Trial Tournament at Garth Webb last Friday and will move on to the Milton Courthouse on May 4th! Congratulations to Raza Akbari, Brandon Yip, Olga Karmanova, Janvi Pathak, Angel Gao, and Eun Seo Choi and thanks to our coaches Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Sinclair.           SCHOOL EVENT - Hey Eagles!! Today we're kicking off the Abbey Park Anti-bullying Week, with exciting events running every day. Listen to the daily announcements for more info. Today's theme is "random acts of kindness". Check out the bulletin board outside the Student Services office. Be kind to one another, Eagles!      TAKE 48 SCREENING NIGHT - Coming up is Take 48 screening night on Thursday May 3rd. Would you like to help decorate or help with running the show? You will get volunteer hours. Contact Mr. Visca or Mr. Payne ASAP   

APRIL 13TH

posted Apr 13, 2018, 12:30 PM by Wendy Judson

HIKING CLUB - Tomorrow’s hike is being cancelled due to the ice storm. We will start next weekend with hike #2 at Scottsdale Farm. Check the classroom for more details.       LINK CREW APPLICATIONS - We are looking for grade 10 and grade 11s to help our incoming grade 9s transition to Abbey Park by providing a warm welcome with continued support throughout their first year. IF you are interested in being part of our Link Crew and helping to mentor our grade 9s next year, come to a meeting in room 107 after school on Wednesday, April 18th. Pick up your application TODAY in Guidance.      APHS BUSINESS CONFERENCE - Many thanks to all those that came out to our inaugural Abbey Park Business Conference last night, especially our speakers, Ms. Wilson, and Mrs. Connor who took time out of her very busy schedule to be with us. We hope that everyone enjoyed the night, learned a lot, and made some key connections. Special thanks also to our amazing custodial staff and our sponsors: Sobey's, Starbucks, Monastery, and Baskin Robbins. Preparations for next year have already begun and we hope to see you all there.     

APRIL 12TH

posted Apr 12, 2018, 12:55 PM by Wendy Judson

Égalité Council - Attention all Égalité Council members, there will be a brief but important meeting this Friday immediately after school in room 111. Please be there.
New members are always welcome to the Council.        MATH CONTEST - 
The Halton Math Contest is back! The contest will run Monday, May 14th during periods 4 and 5. Sign up in groups of 3 outside the math office!        FEE PAYING STUDENTS - Attention all fee-paying students, please check our email about an important lunch meeting this Friday.        SOCIAL CHANGE - If you are interested in organizing 30 Hour Famine then you should come to the Social Change meeting today after school in room 204. New members are always welcome!        30 HOUR FAMINE -The meeting for the 30 Hour Famine sign up is Tuesday April 17th in room 204. Participants earn 10 volunteer hours for participating! See you Tuesday after school in room 204!

APRIL 11TH

posted Apr 11, 2018, 6:21 AM by Wendy Judson

BASEBALL - There is a mandatory meeting for all students interested in trying out for the varsity baseball team today at 3:00 PM in room 102. Attendance is required.      SHOW OF HANDS DRAMA FESTIVAL - This is a reminder to all Show of Hands Drama festival cast AND crew. Please be at the theatre steps right after the bell on Thursday for our yearbook cast and crew photo. Then there will be a transitions rehearsal with Ms. Judge where all cast and crew will be needed.        PYHTONS PIT - Last Saturday 4 of our Abbey Park students (Hakam Sangha, Isaac Judson, Gurjog Gambir and Victor Paraschiv) pitched their business ideas as part of the top 10 finalists in the Pythons' Pit competition. Congratulations to everyone that made it to this stage! In addition, I am pleased to announce that Gurjog Gambir has now made it to the top 3 and he will be making a final pitch towards the end of May. Stay tuned for the final results.

APRIL 10TH

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:36 AM by Wendy Judson   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 11:41 AM ]

20 MINUTE MAKE-OVER/CLEAN UP - Hi Abbey Park! Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to make sure that our school maintains its high ranking? Then come down to room 213 this Thursday afterschool to help our environmental council with their 20 minute garbage cleanup event. See you there!      EAGLE INK - For those involved in laying out for Eagle Ink, there will be a meeting Tuesday (today) after school in room 110. See you there.

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