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Armbrae Spirit Week

Armbrae Academy Spirit Week happening May 10 - 17
Wednesday May 10 - 12:30 pm - the Ultimate House Expedition
Thursday May 11 - 12:20 Student Council presents Lip Sync Battle
Friday May 12 - 7:00 pm Armbrae Academy Junior High Semi Formal
Monday May 15- 4pm Kids Movie Night
Tuesday May 16 - 10:15 Junior School Relay Races
Wednesday May 17 - 5:00 pm Game Night

The Children's Hour

The Senior School Drama Club Proudly Presents

The Children's Hour

by

Lillian Hellman

Thursday, Friday & Saturday - April 27th - 29th

7pm - In the AARC

Tickets $10 - available for purchase in the Main Office or to reserve by

phone 902-423-7920 and by email at mlangille@armbrae.ns.ca.

*Warning - Mature content, some disturbing - viewer discretion advised. Parental Guidance recommended for those under 14 years. Please contact

jbarry@armbrae.ns.ca for more information.

Armbrae Preschool and Junior Primary Information Night

Armbrae Academy will be hosting a Preschool and Junior Primary Information Night - Thursday March 2, at 7:30 - this event is open to parents who are interested in finding out about our amazing preschool and junior primary program. Come meet our teachers and administrators and tour our facilities.

O'Connor Family Embarking on an Amazing Fundraiser and Adventure

Armbrae Academy student Fleur O'Connor and her family are embarking on an amazing fundraiser and adventure. It all started in September when Fleur was planning her Bat Mitzvah project of bringing an aspiring young runner here from Kenya. Since then, this plan has been put into action, and a 14 year old girl will hopefully be coming to Halifax in mid-May (for a few weeks) to be immersed in our Canadian lifestyle. This will include attending Armbrae Academy, training with the Armbrae running team, training with Fleur's running team outside of school (Kingfisher Running Team), running the Bluenose Marathon 5km race and many more local adventures.

Over March break Fleur and her family will be traveling to Kenya to meet this girl and her family and be immersed in the culture of her hometown, Iten. There they will also reconnect with Johana Kariankei, the world class runner who came here in 2015, visited the school and ran and won the Bluenose Marathon 5km race. Johana isn't just an amazing runner, he is an entrepreneur who is looking for ways to help his community. His business employs locals and they hand make and sell customized beaded bracelets and belts.

The O'Connor's saw Johana's business as a perfect opportunity to fundraise for this project, as well as connect the Armbrae community to something special. As part of their fundraising efforts the O'Connor family will be selling Johana's bracelets which will be customized with "ARMBRAE" as well as the Canadian and Kenyan flag (see photo below). Each bracelet will cost $15 with a portion going back to Johana to support his business, a portion going towards Student Council's end of year charitable donation and the rest towards bringing the Kenyan runner here in May.

Order forms were sent home via email and are due Feb 15. These orders will be sent to Johana, and the O'Connors will pick them up when they visit in early March. When they return they will distribute the bracelets as well as hold a special assembly to share their experiences with the students and teachers.

This is a wonderful way for students and parents to support a community and business in Kenya as well as being able to wear a bracelet that binds us all together.

CAIS HALIFAX PRESENTS WANEEK HORN-MILLER


Waneek Horn-Miller is an Olympic athlete from the Kahnawake Mohawk territory, located on the south shore of Montréal. Born the third of four daughters, she follows a high standard set by her mother and sisters. Her eldest sister Dr. Ojistoh Horn is the first female Mohawk medical doctor from Kahnawake; her sister Kahente has a PhD in Anthropology from Concordia University; and her little sister Kaniehti:io is a Gemini nominated actor.

Waneek was at the front lines during the 1990 Oka crisis and stabbed by a Canadian soldier. She used this life changing experience to fuel her dreams of competing at the Olympics. Ten years later, this dream became a reality when she co-captained the Canadian Women's water polo team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Waneek has traveled throughout Canada and the United States speaking about her experiences both in and out of sports. She is currently working with the Assembly of First Nations as the IndigenACTION Ambassador to develop a National Indigenous Sport, Fitness and Wellness Strategy. She wants to make a difference. Helping others achieve balance in all aspects of their lives is one way that she plans on doing so.

Marketing and Recruitment Manager

If you're old enough to remember the advertisement for Remington, where Victor Klam proudly claims, "I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company", then you'll understand the passion Suzanne Morrison brings to her new role as Marketing and Recruitment Manager at Armbrae Academy.

A proud Cape Bretoner and "X" grad, Suzanne is first and foremost a devoted Armbrae Mom – having watched her son Hogan thrive, succeed, and hit the the world running, as a happy Armbrae grad.

With 20 years of Sales, Marketing and Communication experience – Suzanne will be spreading the word about greatness, kindness, and being significant – all attributes instilled by Armbrae Academy.

Like it or not, the impact of social media factors in how we act, and react, to our community and changing world. Suzanne Morrison will keep Armbrae's news current, transparent, engaging, and inviting. Follow Suzanne on her journey down a new, yet familiar path – as a communicator and an Armbrae Mom. Yep, Suzanne's third son North has started preschool at Armbrae. (You'll have to ask her about that one.)

And much like Mr. Klum's enthusiasm for an electric razor, Suzanne believes experience is everything. Armbrae's Spend a Day initiative is a terrific opportunity for students and their family to get a feel for "the perfect shave". Contact Suzanne if you'd like to give Armbrae a whirl.

SHOUT THIS FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS

Congrats to all the Armbrae Academy students, Youth Running Series advocate + our faculty member Rob Chambers, on our hot off the press 3rd place finish in the 2016 Youth Running Series. Mr. Chambers always knew we could do it, but is slightly speechless with the announcement this morning. He is so proud of our Armbrae Academy students.

So what does this mean? as a part of the Youth Running Series which is part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority School Participation Challenge, Armbrae Academy placed third in a group of 100 schools. That is not all, Armbrae Academy wins $1000.00 toward PE equipment.

Previously we place 5th, 4th and 13th. In 2013 we had 44 runners and in 2016 we had over 200. This is a huge accomplishment considering our school population.

A point is given for each child you runs on behalf of the school. Their speed or placing has nothing to do with it. It has everything to do with a love of running and a season long commitment.

The YRS consists of 8-10 races taking place from April-October. AMAZING!

Please join us for the Armbrae Annual Fall Book Fair November 7 - 9. A great chance to do some holiday shopping. The Fall Book Fair is presented by our friends at Woozles.



This Friday, November 4th, the APA will hold the Annual Multicultural Feast. It will be held in the ARCC from 5-7pm.

This is a buffet style gathering where all families are asked to bring a favorite dish. It would be nice if the dishes are of your ethnic background to share! Please bring a list of ingredients for those who may have allergies.

Also, please bring your own plates, cutlery and beverage. Water will be supplied.
Entertainment during the evening is also provided by some of our talented students!

See you there!

GET YOUR TICKET TO THE ARMBRAE DINNER DANCE NOW - Ticket sales close tonight at midnight- Wednesday October 19

Armbrae Dinner Dance takes place this Saturday night - October 22 - The Wardroom, Stadacona.

This is Armbrae's biggest fundraiser - don't miss out on all the fun!

Primary Information Night

Wednesday, October 19th at 7pm, Armbrae Academy will be hosting a Primary Information Night for parents who are considering an independent, private school education for their child/children beginning at the Primary grade level.

Parents of current preschool pupils are also very much welcome and encouraged to attend the event.

Ecuador Trip

This year a group of fourteen Armbrae senior students and their chaperones had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador with Me to We and Free the Children to volunteer in a local community.

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