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Newsbite 81                                                                                March 23, 2017
At Next Step Schools we encourage our students to lead healthy lifestyles by offering a variety of fun activities. Check your school for their planned events. Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact the staff at your school to make a suggestion.
P.E./Wellness for
Fort Saskatchewan
April 7 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Swimming / Aquasize
April 12 - 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
April 19 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Indoor Games
To participate in all these exciting activities contact Danielle or Alena to sign up.
Got Hunger?

Our Fort Saskatchewan students are provided daily breakfast food options and a variety of tasty hot lunches offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All students are encouraged and welcome to join in as the nutritious menu items are thoughtfully organized to meet dietary needs. These meals would not be possible without the generous support of the United Way Grant.
P.E./Wellness/Yoga activities for Sherwood Park
April 12 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Strength Training / Racquet Sports
April 19 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Strength Training / Racquet Sports
Yoga!  Amy Winters teaches students and staff about the benefits of yoga while guiding us through the beginning movements. All students are encouraged to try at least one class! It’s a perfect way to unwind and re-focus your energy on yourself and your wellness. See Susan for more details!
Wellness for Vegreville
Credits for cooking! Students who would like to learn more about nutrition, wellness, and the value of planning a healthy meal can sign up for the new cooking classes being offered at Vegreville. Contact Tanyss or David for more information.
Snack Box: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings the Vegreville Breakfast Club provides a snack box to all schools in Vegreville. This snack box is available for all students at our school. One of the many benefits of a healthy lifestyle!
Summer Youth Camps
Registration is now open for these youth camps!
Summer Spikers Volleyball
Summer Slammers Basketball
Sherwood Park Volleyball
Young Chef Boot Camp
Young Chef Cake Boss
Tastes of the World
Snacks and Appetizers
Fun with Dough
Lunchtime Lineup!
Sweet Treats Camp
Code Breakers
Minecraft Modders*
Minecraft Animators*
Minecraft Designers*
Make Your First 3D Video Game
Maker Labs: Make Your First 3D Creation
Extreme Babysitting
*Returning campers can create more advanced projects that build on the previous year.
Register today at or contact our office (780) 467-7292.

Interested in renting an EIPS facility?
EIPS facilities are available for after-hours rentals to non-profit organizations. For complete information and rental request forms go here or contact us at 780-449-5886. 
The Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club is hosting a Community Run for its' participants, families, and anyone else that wants to participate. All ages and abilities are welcome to enter in this 1.5 km or 6 km fun run.
Event Details:
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
William Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
Registration is free for all participants and begins on site at 9:00 a.m.
Pi Day Fun
There were homemade, store bought, and even whip cream pies to celebrate Pi Day at all our Next Step Schools. Students enjoyed amusing activities while learning about Pie... Opps we mean Pi.
Broadening His Horizons
Tyson, a Home Education student, is an avid reader and excited to start reading his sixth book. Keep reading Tyson!!
Vegreville Salutes

This year March 13 - 17 was Substitute Appreciation Week. Some of the on-site programming in Vegreville is a direct result of the incredible substitute teachers they have had. 

Last year, Harry Adams was a regular sub and it was his knowledge of and excitement about Square Foot Gardening that made our gardening projects possible. Thanks, Harry. 

This year, Diane Hennig has been coming in regularly to work with our students. It was her connection with the Chicken Coop quilting club in Mundare and her sewing expertise that inspired our Doggy-bed Project. Thanks, Diane. 

Samples of the square foot garden and doggy beds that Harry and Diane made possible.
Harry and Diane are retired teachers with full and rewarding teaching careers they can be proud of. And they still come back for more! As we built relationships with them they shared some of their passions and interests, which have inspired us and made our on-site programing richer and more exciting.  
This year, we want you to know: Our Substitute Teachers Rock!
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March 24 - Day-in-Lieu for Parent Teacher Interviews, Schools Closed

March 27-31 - Spring Break, Schools Closed

April 5 - Early Dismissal, schools closed for staff meeting

April 14 - Good Friday, Schools Closed

April 17 - Easter Monday, Schools Closed

April 23-29 - National Volunteer Week
Sherwood Park Next Step Junior and Senior High would like to invite you to be a part of our School Council! Our next meeting is on April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Normalize Being You!
Sherwood Park is happy to announce that our GSA meetings are open to everyone. Informal meetings are every Tuesdays at lunch from 11:53 a.m. to 12:37 p.m. in the reading room. If you would like to participate but are unsure what to expect or want to learn more about the GSA contact Lesley.
To create deeper family connections we are providing ideas for more meaningful conversations for families to have at home. This week’s question is:
What did you appreciate about your day?
Sherwood Park
Lunch time meetings Wednesdays (12:15 p.m.) in the back room.
We have begun planning our garden and planting our seeds and trying out our new indoor greenhouses!  For the first time, NEAT will be trying to grow our own seeds to eventually transfer to our community garden at the Smeltzer House.
Sherwood Park Leadership
The Leadership group is meeting every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Their first meeting after spring break will be April 4 in the Jr. High. 
New members are ALWAYS welcome to attend.
Starting April 3!
The Sherwood Park Youth Run Club will run every Monday. Students and teachers will be going for a neighborhood run/walk. Participants of all levels will learn about proper pacing and progression to experience success. Students taking Phys. Ed. can log this time for their course. Contact Michel if you are interested or have any questions.
Self-Directed Summer School
Based out of Next Step Senior High Sherwood Park, registrations begin on May 3. This summer school program offers courses students work on independently with teacher assistance.
Reading for Pleasure and Reading for Pizza!
Enjoy your reading over the spring break. Remember to keep a log and submit it to the Strathcona County Library.
Happy Reading!
Happy St. Patty's Day
Janet in Fort Saskatchewan and a couple of students celebrated St. Patrick's Day with some green smoothies.
Elk Island Public Schools Information
-The boundary exemption process closes April 7. For more information click on the EIPS logo above.
Other information from EIPS:
AHS Mumps Information
National Volunteer Week
Canada Anti-Spam Legislation
Minister’s Youth Council 
New School Sherwood Park
Parent Survey Results
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