EWG Students volunteer on two occasions in March to provide the entire student body and staff with a nutrition break. In keeping with the school's Wellness and Healthy Learner's Policy, on March 17th with assistance from Mrs. Warman our Community Schools Coordinator, students prepared and baked a variety of muffins for 190 students. The volunteers went class to class before morning break distributing the goodies.
The students and staff gathered on the morning of Feb. 23rd pretty in pink, in support of Anti-Bullying Day. Each homeroom teacher received a No Bully Zone poster for their students to sign as a pledge to stand up against bullying. Some students wore pink badges to support the cause and posters were placed in both official languages advertising the event. Thanks to everyone who participated and took the pledge!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week was initiated by the Canadian Home and School Federation in 1988. The purpose of the week is to encourage parents and the wider community to recognize the personal and professional contributions that our teachers and school staff make to children in their education. Every school has dedicated staff members such as secretaries, teacher assistants, bus drivers, custodians, teachers and cafeteria staff. TSAW lets them know they are appreciated and that parents want to work with them on the same team.
Starting January 27 through until February 9th the EWG Middle School will play host to the Wood Chuck. Through the Department of Wellness, Culture and Sports Arts Development Branch an application was approved to have Chuck Bernard come into EWG and work with the students to develop their own personal carvings with a cultural theme. Each student in grades 6-8 will receive two hours of instruction and have the opportunity to use carving tools to create their own design. On Jan. 27th and 28th the woodcarver will be set up in the Cultural Center displaying his creations and carving.
In 2005, the Wellness Branch (GNB Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport) partnered with the Health and Education Research Group (HERG) to embark upon a multi-year initiative entitled the New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey (NBSWS), with the cooperation of the Francophone and Anglophone sectors of the Department of Education. The NB Student Wellness Survey is a key project of the NB Wellness Strategy: Live well, be well, and is conducted with students in Grades 4 - 12 and parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 5.
Things are happening at EWG and the BUZZ is this; This Sunday, Dec. 12th the Saint John Mill Rats will be holding a clinic right here at EWG...see news below about registration details...The Food Drive is running until next Friday, Dec. 17th...The cafeteria staff are once again holding a FREE Turkey Dinner on Tues.
The students and staff of EWG are keeping with tradition and once again are supporting the local area food bank with a school wide food drive. Your generous support is needed to help make this a success. From December 1st until the 17th the students will be collecting non-perishable food items and for each item they bring in, they will receive a ballot to win a prize. We hope you can help us out by sending in or dropping off your food donation.
The Saint John Mill Rats, a professional basketball team will be holding clinics at EWG Middle School on Sunday, Dec.12th. To register contact email@example.com. Registration includes a t-shirt and Millrats Game ticket. For more information on the Mill Rats visit www.millratsbasketball.ca