There will be no school on Monday, December 19,2011 in the morning due to the funeral of the late Doreen Sark. Classes will resume at 12:45pm. The bus will run at 12:30pm. There will be regular classes in the afternoon. The Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 20,2011 at 1:00pm. The dance has been rescheduled for Tuesday also from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Admission is $2.00 for student council card holders and $3.00 for students without. THE Grade 7 & 8 class have been studying Rockets as part of their Science curriculum.
The Eel Ground School Drama Club are hosting a merchandise bingo this Sunday. There will be great prizes and food as well. All money raised will go towards their trip to the New Brunswick Drama Festival in Fredericton at the end of April. Doors open at 12:30 and bingo begins at 2pm. Hope to see you there!
basketballEel Ground School will be having their first basketball team this year! Students from Grade 3,4 and 5 began practice and will soon be playing games against other schools. Coach of the team is Kelvin Simonson and we look forward to their first game.
Grade 6 Sports Stacking ChampionCups were stacking fast and furious on Wednesday November 16th as the District 16 Sports Stacking championships took place. Several students from Eel Ground School headed to MVHS to compete against schools from Napan, Tabusintac, Gretna Green, Harkins E.S., Croft, Saint Andrew's, Millerton and Burnt Church. Our own Angel won the Grade 6 division! Congratulations to all our students who participated as well as Mrs. Harris the coach of our sports stacking team.
One of our very own staff members was recently honoured for her work. Helen Bernard Ward was recently in Rothesay for The Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy awards ceremony on Sunday November 20th. Mrs Bernard Ward recieved an award for her work in Early Childhood Literacy. She was one of five groups or individuals to be recognized in the province.
Witch and Devil Abel Romeo and Lynzie MatchettThe Eel Ground School Drama Club performed their original production "Thunderstruck" at the schools gymnasium November 7th. The "Who done it" mystery was performed first in front of the student body ,followed by an evening performance for the general public which was well attended. The drama club will take a break from the stage until the New Year when they will attend improv practice followed by their next production for the New Brunswick Drama Festival to be held in Fredericton April 30th to March 2.
Lots of laughs will be heard in Eel Ground on November 10th. Eel Ground School is proud to present Hypno Harry. This funny hypnotist will be performing at the Eel Ground Band Hall on November 10th at7:30pm. Hypno Harry will have you laughing out loud or maybe you will be on stage unde rhis spell! Tickets will be on sale soon for just$10.00 Don't miss this great show for the whole family. All money raised goes towards school projects
While the students enjoyed two days off, the staff at Eel Ground School were busy taking a First Aid Training course. The staff are now trained in various aspects of First Aid including administrating C.P.R dealing with severe cuts and burns as well as broken bones. This will be beneficial to all students especially when we are travelling.
During Fire Prevention Week, our school welcomed two members of the Miramichi Fire Department.The firemen went over fire safety athe school and at home and also did a demonstration of putting on their protective gear. Gail Hanifan was the lucky winner of a t-shirt and the students watched a video and received stickers from the fireman as well.
potato A successful end to our Potato Fundraiser. All 400 bags of potatoes were sold by Thanksgiving weekend. Eel Ground School would like to thank everyone for their support and the Miramichi Leader and 99.3 The River for their help in spreading the news of our potato campaign. We hope everyone enjoys their "spuds" and thanks again for your support. Money raised will go to school activities.