Norway Junior Public School

Family Update - April 9th

International Day of Pink

A brief reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, is International Day of Pink. In celebration of this day, we are asking everyone in the school community to wear pink as a show of support and solidarity with the 2SLGBTQ+ community to continue fighting for equality, acceptance, and inclusion. Looking forward to seeing a sea of pink tomorrow!

School Musical

Many Norway students have been working hard the past few months in preparation for next week’s School Musical, Hagbane’s Doom. There are two evenings of performances – Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17. Both shows start promptly at 7:00 pm and doors open at 6:45 pm.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through School Cash Online. You can check your email for messages from School Cash Online or click on one of the links below. 5 Tickets maximum purchase per family.

Jump Rope for Heart

So far, we have raised over $1,100 through Jump Rope for Heart. We are getting closer and closer to our fundraising goal of $2000. If we make it to our goal of $2000, all classes will be rewarded with an extended recess and dance party outside. Starting Wednesday, April 10, Mrs. Brace will put the names of all students who have donated money to the Heart and Stroke foundation, no matter how much, into a jar. Every morning for the next two weeks, she will pull a name from the jar and that student will receive one of the Jump Rope for Heart prizes. If you would like a chance to win a prize, make sure to make a donation online at - https://jumpropeforheart.crowdchange.ca/46641. Additional prizes will continue to be given to students during PE class so keep up your energy, enthusiasm, and skipping efforts!

Workshop for Parents/Caregivers in Managing Childhood Anxiety

Norway School Council presents, “Building Resilience: A Collaborative Workshop for Parents/Caregivers on Managing Childhood Anxiety” on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Norway.

Join us in welcoming Flourish Health Services for a workshop funded by the School Council Innovation Grant. Presenting speakers will be Marie Hooper, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, and Dr. Kyla McDonaldC.Psych. (Supervised Practice). Participants will gain valuable insights into recognizing anxiety in their children at various stages of development and how that anxiety manifests in the school environment in areas like academic performance, social interactions, and schoolyard dynamics. The workshop will provide practical strategies and effective communication tools to help parents support their children in addressing and managing anxiety, resulting in a more positive outcome at home and in the classroom. We'll conclude with a Q&A period where our guest experts will happily address any questions you might have.

Childcare will be provided. Norway parents are welcome to invite a guest from outside the school community. We want to be sure this event has a great turnout! Note that childcare will only be for Norway families.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

  • April 10 – International Day of Pink
  • April 11 – Pizza Lunch
  • April 16 and 17 – School Musical
  • May 1 – Parent/Caregiver Presentation (see above)
  • May 2 – Pizza Lunch
  • May 13-15 – Island School Overnight Trip for Grade 6 Students
  • May 21 – School Council Meeting
  • May 28 – Panoramic School Photo
  • June 5 – Norway Fun Fair
  • June 6 – Pizza Lunch
  • June 7 – PA Day
  • June 17-21 – Junglesport in the Gymnasium
  • June 25 – Grade 6 Graduation @ 1:00 pm
  • June 27 – Reports go Home
  • June 28 – Last Day of School

School Council

A Message from Norway Council
The Norway Council has its own mailing list for communications regarding Council activities and other events happening in the community. Lots of important information is shared, so it would be great to have everyone in the Norway Community subscribed!

Not on the Council Mailing List yet? Join now .

IMPORTANT COUNCIL FORMS:  It is important that all families complete the Council Forms. These forms have information about Pizza Lunch and ways to get involved in the school. Please complete these forms as soon as possible - COUNCIL FORM

Have questions, email us at norwayschoolcouncil@gmail.com