Cette Semaine à Sissons - le 25 au 29 janvier, 2021

Here are our announcements for this week. Thank you for visiting and getting the latest for our school.

New Registrations are Now Open!
We are now starting our planning for next school year. If your child is currently in Junior Kindergarten through Grade Four, you do not need to reregister. We automatically register any existing Sissons students in those grades. If you would like your child to start at Sissons for the 2021-2022 school year, and you are not yet registered, please use the form that is available on the school district’s website (and available from this link). This form does say 2020-2021 but it is equally valid for next school year.

We are holding a parent information session for new prospective families wishing to register their children for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten next year. This session is scheduled for Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 PM, and it will be held online via Zoom. There is no need to sign up in advance. If you have a child that is starting, or you know of someone who hopes to start at Sissons next year, please attend our session using the information below. We look forward to seeing you.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85071085386?pwd=Ly9ESXc1OWRjTytRYTVnV2V6NFVqdz09

Meeting ID: 850 7108 5386
Passcode: EYMV2N

Subway Lunch Returns
There will be a subway lunch Thursday, January 28th. Orders must be submitted no later than 6:00 PM this Tuesday. If you would like to place an order, please use the link below:

https://jhsissons.hotlunches.net/admin/?sid=&un=0

This Week in CEPA
This week in CEPA we are getting good use out of our skis and snowshoes! We started off the week with more skiing and snowshoeing with Mme Kayla and Mme Jacqueline's class. We are becoming more proficient at putting on our ski boots and skis all by ourselves, and working with a friend to get our skis and snowshoes off. M Fabien’s class also had their first opportunity this year to use the skis, and Mme Jolyanne’s grade two class went on a snowshoeing adventure in the deep snow. With Mme Heidi’s Grade 5 students we took it a step further and brought out the map and compasses on our snowshoeing adventure, so we could establish what direction is north, and then turn our map to obtain the correct map orientation. We also looked at ways that directions were obtained traditionally, as well as how inukshuks are used to establish a route. Mme Heidi’s class also had a chance to try out some traditional Dene games - We played snow snake, ring toss and stick push. Although we had to stay in the tent for the most part on Thursday due to below -30 temperatures, Mme Gabrielle’s grade 1 class read a story, collected wood for the wood stove, and practiced our sewing, building and animal track identification skills. 

*A special note looking forward* 

Although we still have snow on the ground, we are already looking forward to the 2021 gardening season! The seeds have been ordered for our plant sale, and we are hoping to collect the following containers to turn into seed starting containers. Specifically we are looking for: 

Thank you  for your support with our recycled garden project .

PAC Seed Sale Fundraiser
The JHS PAC will be selling West Coast Seeds as a fundraiser this year. 40% of profits of seed sales will go directly to PAC to support various activities throughout the year. Please use https://fundraising.westcoastseeds.com/collections/all to order your seeds online with a minimum order of $10. Fundraising sale ends 19 Feb 2021 at which time all orders will be sent to the plant sale organizer who will then distribute individual orders. Tell your friends and family about the sale, they can order seeds too! Thank you for your ongoing support of the JHS PAC!