Astral Drive Junior High

April 22nd, 2021


April 22nd   Earth Day

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


What is Earth Day and why is it important?

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG—including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The 2021 theme for the day is “Restore the Earth.”

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth
1. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. ...
2. Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. ...
3. Educate. ...
4. Conserve water. ...
5. Choose sustainable. ...
6. Shop wisely. ...
7. Use long-lasting light bulbs. ...
8. Plant a tree

The Day of Silence is a student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the world take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in schools.

Rainbow ribbons will be sold this afternoon for $1; they can be purchased in your homeroom (cohort). The proceeds are to support the "Rainbow Railroad" which makes arrangements for LGBTQ+ folks around the world to escape persecution and violence and come to Canada or other safer countries.

Staying silent this Friday morning, April 23rd, is not mandatory but you can still wear a ribbon in support of those who are.


Grade 9 students are welcome to go online to fill out the order form for their hoodies. Please join Ms. Little's Google Classroom code d2glsnp. Deadline to order and submit payment is Friday, April 30th.

With just over a week to go for the Library's Spring Colouring Contest, students are encouraged to finish up their pieces or grab a new one!  Come to the Library to see what is left for selection.


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.