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The Eagle Beakon “An insight into your school community” http://aph.hdsb.ca December, 2008 Take a Chance – Come Dine and Dance! At Abbey Park’s annual dinner/dance February 6, 2009 Our biggest, most enjoyable fundraiser of the year at the Oakville Conference Centre Featuring: A fun casino Door/casino prizes Silent auction Complimentary portraits For tickets contact Erica at email@example.com or (905) 465-0776 or, visit the main office at Abbey Park Tickets $80 each Take a Peek at page 2 for preview of great auction and raffle items Support your child’s education at Abbey Park and…. Have a great time doing it! Sponsored by Rina DiRisio, Sales Representative and Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage At Our Next Council APHS Gala Auction... Street Beat Meeting, January 26 We are busy soliciting local Don‟t know what to donate to this Results of parent and teacher businesses and local families for year‟s Abbey Park Annual attendance survey and presentation by Helen Pociurko items to showcase at our Fundraiser – Casino and Casino/Dinner Dance on of the new attendance policy in Dinner/Dance? Don‟t worry. February 6, 2009. Here‟s your effect for second semester. We‟ve made it easy for you. sneak peek at some of the Simply make a cash donation to wonderful items donated for the Everyone is welcome to attend. our Street Beat campaign and auction portion of the evening. your committee will do the rest You may be interested in bidding for you! on: Our goal is to generate both ▪ A pair of Maple Leaf community and school spirit as *** Gold hockey tickets to well as raise money. Some March game vs Calgary people have taken the initiative Chapters Arts Flames (value $390) and canvassed neighbours while ▪ Pair of Muskoka chairs hand Appreciation Night crafted by tech woodworking others have simply stepped Thank you to everyone who came to forward and made individual students (priceless) the Chapters evening and supported donations. Either way, all ▪ gift certificates to decorator stores our students, literacy and the library. donations towards the event ▪ interior design consultation It was a wonderful night. Because ▪ Jazzercise classes warrant a RED DOT on our of your generosity and holiday ▪ Breville espresso coffee maker street map. And…more red dots shopping, we raised $1,000 for new ▪ 3 month fitness membership and are showing up, signaling books for the library. We also very gym bag (value $200) participation and that is great much appreciate those of you who ▪ Telus Samsung Instinct news. donated books to the school library. sleek, touch screen We had a box full for Mr. Hepburn! To date, families from the phone with MP3 and following streets in our expandable memory We would like to thank Mr. Neufeld community have donated. and Jawbone 2 and his students for their wonderful Bluetooth headset THANK YOU!!! music. Big thanks to Mr. Coleman, bundle (value, no contract price Ambercroft Lane Mr. Payne and the talented art $540) Denfield Terrace students for their displays. Thank ▪ Automobile servicing and Greenbriar Drive you to the Family Studies students detailing Langtry Drive Ms Zilkey, Ms. Massecar and Ms. ▪ Restaurant and spa Manor Road MacKenzie for the delicious baked gift certificates Old English Lane goods and beautiful gingerbread ▪ Jewellery Sprucewood Terrace house. We would like to thank Ms. ▪ Hand made quilted Thistledown Road Caldwell for being our emcee. And throw (priceless) Rushbrooke Drive thanks to Mr. Hepburn and his ▪ Themed gift baskets library helpers for their assistance. If your street is not listed, it isn‟t A special thank you to the great We continue to canvass local too late. See our Street Beat team of parent volunteers, Nancy businesses and still need help with flyer and remember that tax Brown, Laurene Via, Sharon Baroni, getting more items. If you have receipts are issued for cash Deb McInnes, Norene Massey and anything you would like to donate, donations of $25 or more. Shahnaz Kashem, who made the please contact Cathy Dwyer, event run so smoothly. Fundraising Chair at (905) 469- Questions? Call Nancy 0537 or Nancy Pickering, Auction Pickering, Auction Coordinator at We'll see you next year. Coordinator (905) 825-5788. Thank (905) 825-5788. *** you! *** We display all donors‟ names at the event and in our newsletter, so it‟s a great way to advertise your business. *** Take 48 and Eagles TV Thank you for White Pine – Read on! Thank you to Nadine Zilkey who Supporting our QSP Recently, Bob Hepburn, our presented on behalf of herself, Dana school librarian provided us with Stubbert and Veronica Kleinsmith at Magazine Subscription excellent lists of our last parent council meeting. Fundraiser recommended reading for our Eagles TV, which came from Queen Chapters Arts Night. Elizabeth Park involves technical As parents, you skills and theory for might be interested in the White those interested in video Thank you to everyone who Pine nominees, announced and community supported our QSP Magazine recently, some of which are on productions. Run as a Subscription fundraiser. The official our library shelves. club, it offers workshops, catalogue campaign is now over but with a mission to you can still order magazines on- White Pine is sponsored by the produce videos on athletic and arts line anytime during the year. Ontario Library Association and activities and graduate occasions at Remember, approximately $10 from Mr. Hepburn will be looking for APHS. Members are everywhere each subscription sold or renewed students who are willing to read filming, with the latest project a goes right back to our school. What (at least) five of the ten recognition rally video. a great way to support Abbey Park! nominated books so they can vote (next April) for the White Students learn how to sequence Pine winner. If your child is a clips together and produce videos, To order a new magazine reader (or if you wish s/he were), which is part of the culture now. subscription or renew an encourage them to come to the Halton runs a large film fest called existing one on-line anytime library to participate in this great program. „Take 48.‟ Some of our students during the year: *** have won awards and gone on to -Go to www.qsp.ca Ryerson to study further in this area. This fall film fest stemmed from -Select Supporters, “Shop HDSB Notification Ryerson as a „young artist‟ festival Now” System Announced and was brought from Milton to -New users create your own Abbey Park. Students are given 48 account by clicking on The Halton School Board will be hours to film, edit and produce a implementing a new Home video. Abbey Park has swept “Register Now” and follow the Notification System for parents of Halton for awards over the last 4 easy instructions. elementary and secondary years. -Our school Group Number is students beginning in January 2009. This initiative supports A short video produced recently by 30225 (listed as Abbey Park) improvements to communication students was presented. They will -Renew current subscriptions, as outlined in the Board‟s 2007- also be making a video of “A day in browse for a new one or order 2010 Strategic Plan and the life of an Abbey Park student” for Operational Plan goals. the annual dinner/dance in gift subscriptions for delivery February. for anywhere in Canada. The current system used in secondary schools mainly for Workshops for editing and camera For more information, contact attendance purposes will be usage are held Friday mornings Anita Knibutat at (905) 469-9084 extended to elementary schools from 7:30am in Room 201. The using the same technology but editing suite is in Room 214. If *** with the capability of contacting interested in this area, a student parents/guardians faster. should look into the com-tech studies courses. School Council E-Mails The system is capable of Next year, a television production If you have registered to receive notifying parents and students by program course will be offered with school council e-mails but are phone and e-mail about board- more emphasis on the tech side. not receiving them, please wide announcements such as There is a goal at Abbey Park to resend your e-mail address transportation cancellations, move eventually from oral morning or send an alternative one to emergencies and school announcements to televised firstname.lastname@example.org It could just closures. It will be used by announcements be a typo in data entry. individual schools for *** *** communicating specific announcements, events or urgent People for Education else, ask them. Here are some information concerning their school The latest edition of the People for resources to guide them to: community. Education Newsletter is available www.sexulaityandu.ca on the web at Halton Region‟s Sexual Health To ensure it is effective, the Board Clinic Services (905) 825-6065 will conduct a brief two-question http://www.peopleforeducation.com/ newsletter/nov08 Check out what AIDS and Sexual Health info telephone survey of all parents, line 1-800-668-2437 verifying parent contact information they have to say about „character and allow parents the choice of education‟ and read their notes about what is happening in other If you have any questions or taking part in the system. The would like more information survey will be conducted by an parts of the province. please contact Nicholle Russell automated call system beginning the *** our Public Health Nurse at (905) week of Monday, December 8. 825-6000 ext 2971 or at *** Breaking email@example.com . Barriers Nicholle Russell, School Nurse For Your Information *** Thank you to the staff and parents Let’s Talk About who did their shopping at M&M‟s Sex……. Parent Education Meat Shops in Oakville on Sexuality is a very complex topic. It Sessions October 22. Ten percent of total doesn‟t involve just the act of sex In November, our third in a series purchases was credited back to itself, but many complex issues that of parent education sessions Abbey Park and a total of $89.65 intersect and make us whole dealt with teen sexuality and was raised for our Angel Fund. human beings. Talking to your teen relationships. It was so well The last day before winter break, about sex can be difficult and attended and received that part 2 Friday, December 19 is early uncomfortable for both of you but it is being worked on for the new dismissal at 1:10pm doesn‟t have to be. The key is to year. Stay tuned! David Muller of Chartwell Baptist let your teen know about the facts Church runs an open gym and what your values are. Since Future sessions are scheduled program on Monday nights from they were born, you have been for: 6:00pm to 8:00pm for students teaching them your beliefs and they Thursday, February 19 on need to continue to hear them, “How to get along with my who not playing on a varsity even when talking about sex. The Teenager (a.k.a. Anger school team at APHS. Table most important thing to get across tennis is played Mondays after Management) to your teen is that they are Thursday, March 26 on “Teens school. welcome to talk to you about and Substance Use” The grad formal will be held at anything! Thursday, April 16 on “Let‟s Liuna Station in Hamilton on If your teen asks you about sex or Talk about Stress” (a.k.a. Teen June 24. Stress and Mental Health) Tickets for the annual fundraiser, your stand on an issue, make sure the casino/dinner dance to be to follow the 4 point plan… All sessions will be held at Abbey held on February 6, 2009 are on 1.Facts just the facts: Make sure Park beginning at 7:00pm. All sale now in the main office of you respond with a factual are welcome to attend. the school. Funds raised by the Nicholle Russell, School Nurse answer. If you don‟t know the live and silent auctions and the answer, look for it together! *** raffles support the staff wish list of 2.Values: Your teen needs to educational and extra curricular know your values and not just Shop and Support materials that enrich your what they see on TV or hear from children‟s education. their friends…your opinion Thank you to Ashok Bhattacharya matters! for his work as stage manager at 3.Responsibility: Let your teen In order to get those gift cards in the coffee house to make it a know what you expect from them time for Christmas, Shop and great success! He organized his and what their responsibilities are. Support orders must be in by roadies to help back stage and 4.Self-esteem: Praise your teen noon on Friday, December 12. everything ran on time. and make them feel good about They will arrive by Thursday *** asking you questions. December 18. Log on to www.shopandsupport.ca (school If you feel your teen would be more ID 0100328627) and order today! comfortable talking to someone *** Save Your Milk Bags! the outside milk bag from the three repairs including brakes and oil At our November parent council pack and drop them off at Abbey changes. meeting, an environmental recycling Park. No money is needed. There is a collection box set up in the Media arts were the next area of project was highlighted. Here is a focus, taught by Dan Payne. link to an article which appeared in main office to take these bags. Thank you. Colour and black & white the Hamilton Spectator on August 4, photography and claymation is 2007. *** studied. The area has a film http://www.thespec.com/News/Local developing lab. A digital tablet /article/229733 Tech Area of Study was displayed where computer Thank you to staff member Tara animation can be developed. The article describes how local Ashley for the tour of tech at our women in the Hamilton/Niagara November council meeting. It Next was the communication area, dubbed “the milk began in the construction and tech lab housing many high-end bag ladies” crochet cabinet making area. It was computers with many programs milk bags into stressed that this course suits all including auto cad and 3D studio, sleeping mats for the types of students, whether where 2D and 3D animation is Third World. The identified, in the arts, in applied, studied. There are four digital mats originated in university or college streams. This editing suites specific to video 2001 with World area gives those non-academic and sound editing. This is taught Vision, which students a reason to by Veronica Kleinsmith and Dave abandoned the idea when shipping come to school and Martin. costs and red tape became too enjoy a hands-on cumbersome, says Dianne Scott, program and academic The television studio has a green coordinator of this project and an students use their knowledge and screen, sound proofing, high-end environmentalist. The idea was problem solve while developing a lighting and switch boards for picked up by a Windsor group in skill. sound. This area is lacking 2002 and has been slowly spreading enough cameras and the vision across Southern Ontario. Grade 9‟s make a mini paddle, is to some day import live scale model of a wall and wire two productions into the classrooms. The raw material is the opaque simple circuits to see how electricity The cosmetology lab has outer bag that holds three smaller works. Grade 10‟s expand on the everything available to practice clear milk bags. The nucleus group concept of house construction, make-up, hair and aesthetics. A cuts the bags into two-inch strips, starting with the construction of a student can enrol in the OYAP spools them like thread and then wooden box and also make a program, write their exams and crochets them into mats that look muskoka chair or, a cabinet or night obtain a certificate as a like rugs woven from cloth rags. table. Grade 11 students make a professional hairdresser. They are sent through various scale model of a house and a white charities and missions to Mexico, board with different sections for This proved how tech has Uganda, Guatemala and Haiti. notes. They also make furniture. become modern and more Grade 12‟s continue the grade 11 diverse. The mats provide the impoverished with something to sleep on other program with higher expectations. *** Gratification is immediate in this than the bare ground. They are program because it is physical. The members of the parent something durable and dry, a bit council would like to wish scratchy but Isabelle Booker of the Sarah Cunningham is the teacher everyone a Merry Christmas, Lutheran Women‟s Missionary group involved in tech design. This Happy Hanukkah, Happy in Fisherville, Ontario says, “If course involves computer drafting Kwanzaa and Eid Mubarak and a you‟ve got nothing to lie on, in architectural design (bigger unit Happy New Year. especially in times of flooding, of study) and mechanical where you‟re happy to have anything.” things are designed. These mats are appreciated because they can be washed and The next stop was auto shop, don‟t disintegrate. containing two hoists where two to four cars can be serviced, taught by ****Abbey Park Parents and Doug Godfrey. Adjacent to this Friends: If you are keen to recycle, area is an auto classroom where reduce the carbon imprint and help theory is taught. Students complete those less fortunate, please save medium to major mechanical Second Hand Book Sale Jan 13, Improv Night Thank you to everyone who made Important Dates Jan 14, Eastern Orthodox New the second hand book sale such a ▪ Dec 10, Day of Arafat Year success. We had a large selection ▪ Dec 11, Semi-formal dance Jan 14, Makar Sankranti of books donated this year, most of ▪ Dec 11, Eid ul-adha Jan 14, Ontario University them divided into fiction and non- Dec 12, Link Crew social Application deadline fiction, which was appreciated. Dec 13, Imamat Day Jan 15-16, EQAO Gr 9 Math Dec 19, Talent show, early test There were a lot of happy dismissal Jan 15, Grade 8 parent night customers including staff Dec 20, Maunajiyaras Jan 15, Senior art show 7pm and students. We raised Dec 22-29, Chanukah Jan 22, Parent Session, $214 for the school library Dec 22-Jan 2, Winter Break Course Selection Process through your generosity! Dec 25, Christmas Day Jan 22-28, final exams, Thank you to Sharon Baroni for Dec 26, Zarathosht no diso semester 1 recycling books from the Heritage Jan 1, Buddhist Temple Day Jan 27, Chinese New Year Glen book sale. Thank you to Jan 5, Classes resume Jan 29, Exam review day Sharon and Laurene Via for sorting Jan 5, Birth of Guru Gobind Singh Jan 30, PA Day the books and selling them at Jan 6, Epiphany *** interview night. Thank you to Nancy Jan 7, Eastern Orthodox Brown, Shahnaz Kashem and our Christmas student helper, Corinne Smith, for all Jan 7, Ashura their help in selling the books. Jan 11, Magha Puja *** Jan 13, Eagle awards ‘Street Beat’ Help us to make this year‟s Annual Fundraiser, on February 6, 2009 the best ever and build on school community spirit at the same time! Don‟t know what to donate? Here is a good idea. Get together with your neighbours, who have students at Abbey Park and make a group donation for this year‟s Fundraiser. With the funds you raise you may purchase a group item for the auction. Or, donate the money you have collected and let the organizing committee do the work for you! All donors will be recognized and monies used towards items needed for the event. We‟d love to see most streets in our community represented so help by putting your street on the map! Fill in the tear off portion below and submit your donations to: Nancy Pickering: Auction Co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? Call 905-825-5788 The following families___________,_________,________,_________,on ________________(Street name) have donated $________ towards the 2009 Abbey Park High School Annual Fundraiser. 1. We have used our group proceeds and purchased ________________( item) for the Auction, valued at $__________. 2. We are submitting the money to be used for the Fundraiser at the discretion of the organizing committee. 3. The __________ family wishes to donate $________or _______(item) Make Cheques payable to: Abbey Park School Council Tax Receipts only issued for cash donations of $25 or more