March 1st, 2021
March 2nd SAC Meeting (virtual) 6:00pm
March 8th International Women’s Day
March 14th Daylight Savings Time
March 15-19th March Break (no classes)
March 17th St. Patrick’s Day
March 20th Spring Begins
March 22nd Term 3 Begins
March 24th Assessment & Evaluation Day (no classes P-9)
We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
WORLD COMPLIMENT DAY
Today is World Compliment Day – the most positive day of the year! When you give someone a compliment it should be genuine! Also, the receiver of the compliment should always say, “thank you”!
Giving a compliment is easy, whether it’s telling someone you like their shoes, or letting them know they’re doing a great job — whatever it is, it can change someone’s whole day around. Today is a reminder to vocalize your positive thoughts and watch them light up a room!
Astral Drive Junior High is starting up a GSA. GSA stands for Gay Straight Alliance or Gender Sexuality Alliance. GSAs are student-led clubs in schools that support LGBTQ youth and their allies. GSAs help make schools safer by providing a space free of judgment and assumptions. If you are interested, in joining, please join the GSA Google classroom and we can get started.
BISSETT LAKE – RED CROSS – THIN ICE!!!!
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO GO ON THE ICE – BISSETT LAKE – NOT SAFE
Safety On and Around the Ice
The Canadian Red Cross wants to remind you to be safe on and around ice. Fluctuating temperatures can make ice unstable and you should be vigilant and keep your eyes open to spot unsafe conditions before venturing on it. Unless you’re absolutely sure that ice is thick enough—stay off!
The colour of the ice indicates its strength and quality. Blue ice is the strongest, while grey ice is unsafe.
Avoid ice that has recently frozen, thawed, and then frozen again. Ice thickness should be a minimum of: 15 cm for skating, walking or skiing in small groups. 20 cm for larger groups, such as skating parties.
Snow cover can insulate the ice and keep it from freezing completely. Use caution near pressure ridges in the ice. When ice goes through a freeze-thaw-freeze cycle it becomes weak and unsafe until it freezes solid again. Mist rising can be a sign of open water. Watch out for protruding objects or air holes that can indicate weak ice. The ice may be thinner near dark objects which are at the edge of the ice or that protrude.
MASKS-SANITIZER-SOCIAL DISTANCING – REMINDERS
Just a reminder to students to please remember to wear your school-provided mask or your own mask every day and to make sure your mask covers your nose! Also, (1) when you enter the building to sanitize your hands (2) walking through the halls in single file/social distance where possible, (3) bring your water bottle to school and (4) before you are dismissed for lunch, please remove all items off your desk so they can be cleaned during the lunch break.
Breakfast bins, which are located at the front of each classroom or on the teachers’ desks, are filled with snacks for students to take if you are hungry! Students are asked to please not touch all the items in the bin; just take the item you want without touching the others! Thank you!