Astral Drive Junior High

March 25th, 2021


March 31st      Grade 9 Grade Photos - RETAKES

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

With spring here already, Ms. Demers is introducing another seasonal colouring contest!  Stop by the Library to pick up your colouring page.  No two pages are alike, so choose carefully.  The most inspiring piece will be rewarded at the end of April!

For the rest of the month, Ms. Demers, our librarian, will be signing out up to 5 books until April 1st to any students interested.  See the Library link on our ADJH website for more details, or stop by at lunch time to ask Ms. Demers about borrowing.

Lifetouch will be here Wednesday, March 31st to do grade 9 grad photo retakes.


How do people celebrate Nutrition Month?
1. Visit a local farmers market. (when COVID rules allow)
2. Replace one cup of coffee a day with a cup of green tea.
3. Bring your lunch one extra day a week instead of eating out.
4. Celebrate Taco Tuesday with these Sweet & Savory Shrimp Tacos.
5. Eat what is in season. ...
6. Try a healthy, new recipe each week.
7. Drink eight glasses of water a day.


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.


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!