Hockey Tournament Supports Local Children with Autism
By Newspaper club member Ryan P.
On February 18, 2019 an outdoor hockey tournament was held at Lakefield College for boys and girls aged eleven and twelve. This outdoor tournament was held for two families that have autism: the Tarkington, and Dembroski families. All funds went to Autism Ontario Peterborough chapter and helped fund those two families. There were lots of baked items for the bake sale including cookies, brownies, coffee, and lots more yummy treats. There were also lots of silent auction items including an Auston Matthews signed jersey, a Patrick Marleau signed jersey, 4 Toronto Maple Leafs tickets, and many more cool items, signed hockey jerseys and things for the whole family. There was also an event called chuck-a-puck where you throw pucks you purchase and throw them on the ice and the top 3 pucks closest to the target won Toronto Maple Leaf tickets and lots of gift cards. There was also a 50-50 raffle for half the money people raised and also lots of other prizes. From noon to 1pm, there was a family skate. The team that won first place in the tournament was Village Pet Food and Supply. They won against Rapid lift Inc 3-1 in the last game at 5pm. Everybody had a great, fun day and enjoyed the nice weather for the most part on this Family Day on February 18, 2019. In total, the kids this year raised $7,612 this year in support of Autism Ontario Peterborough chapter. So, thank you so much to everybody who participated and raised money for the Tarkington and Dembroski families and their children with Autism.
Ukuleles at Millbrook South Cavan?
By Newspaper club member Ava R.
Millbrook South Cavan is in the music spirit! Teacher Mrs. Noble conducted the Hawks’ version of “Brown-Eyed Gril” as well as the unforgettable song of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. I took part in the learning experience as a result of knowing how to play the ‘uke’ as long as all my peers. I think learning how to play this instrument is a great thing to do and might come in handy in an aspect of life. Grades 6 to 8 participated in learning how to play the Ukes, and then every class performed the songs for our music teacher, Mrs.Noble ! I am very thankful for the opportunity to learn how to play the Ukulele and I am sure the other Uke players would feel the same way! Thanks Mrs.Noble!
Candy Gram Fundraiser
By Newspaper club member, Jordan
Recently for Valentine’s Day, the two grade eight classes raised money towards the end of the year grade eight graduation trip. In total, the grade 8’s were able to raise $295.67. It was a highly successful fundraiser, and Ms. Cook’s class and Mr. Mac’s class are currently planning another fundraiser for their trip. They had a crowd of kids lining up in the hallways, and had to get more candy. Kids even bought candy grams on the snow days! The fundraiser earned the grad trip a ton of money, but would have been more successful if there were not snow days. So get excited for the next grade 8 grad trip fundraiser that will be coming your way soon!
Pink Shirt Day
By Newspaper club members Sierra H. and Maia M.
Pink Shirt Day is a very important day to all the schools in the Kawartha Pine Ridge School District (KPR). We use this day to stand up to bullying and take a stand by all wearing pink shirts. We do this because, there was a little boy who decided to wear his pink shirt to school, but unfortunately the other kids started to tease and bully him. Luckily, there were girls who stood up for the boy and wore their pink shirts to school. Ever since then schools in the KPR district and more wear their pink shirts for anti-bullying. Our school does lots of things to be a part of the movement.
One thing we are doing is a kindness tree. Whenever someone sees someone else doing something kind, they get a heart and stick it on the tree. Right now, the branches are bare and sad, but soon we will introduce it to our school in the front lobby and it will be bursting with kindness and colour! On February 27th we will all wear our pink shirts to raise awareness for those who are bullied.
Recreational and Competitive Basketball
By Newspaper club member Sydney M.
Recently Mrs. Landry and Ms. Rumble started intermediate girls’ MSC basketball teams recreational and competitive Mrs. Landry is coaching the competitive team and Ms. Rumble is coach the recreational team. Both coaches are making sure that everyone is having a good time and having a great learning experience! The recreational team had their tournament Friday February 22 at Adam Scott. The competitive tournament was the following Monday at Adam Scott. Both teams played amazing. Thanks for coaching this year’s basketball teams.
By Newspaper club member Meghan N.
Gymnastics is starting up again this year and everyone is excited. The team consists of students from grades four to eight. They are preparing for a meet where they compete against students from other school. Students will be awarded ribbons based on the performance of the routine. Ribbons are gold, diamond and platinum, platinum being the best.