Congratulations are offered
to all of the students who represented the school at the
Annual Intermediate Skills Challenge held at the College of
the North Atlantic on December 6. Individual winners
include: Wayne Walsh – gold in Job Skill
Demonstration; Abi Fleming – silver in
Public Speaking; Emma Jacobs – bronze in
Worksite Safety; Madison Tarrant – bronze in
Job Search; Chelsie Cake and Breanna Tilley –
gold in 2D Computer Animation; Andrew Kennedy
– silver in website development; Andrea Baggs
– bronze in photography; Rebecca Wiseman and
Matthew Buckingham-Bishop – gold in IT network
systems administration. Colby Greely and Ben
Duggan also did well in TV/Video production. All of the
students participation and results allowed the school to
finish in third place overall!! Way to go! A
special thank you to the teacher sponsors Mr. Dalton and
The school robotics team
also competed in the First Lego League Robotics
championships finishing with a Core Values award for
Inspiration. Team members are: Miguel Santos, Matt
Andrews, Michael Chaplin, Ryan Butler, John Peyton, Reanna
Langdon, Hannah Delaney, Simon Smith, Nathaniel Petten and
Ethan Pretty. We are proud of you! A special thank
you to the teacher sponsors – Mr. Dalton and Ms. Santos.
12 Days of Christmas
To view the calendar click
Coats for Kids
Students of homeroom 8-1 are collecting "gently used" winter
VOCM Cares Coats for Kids. The Coats for Kids Campaign
is an annual, usable children’s winter clothing drive that
provides low income families with warm winter coats, boots,
snow pants, hats, mittens and scarves free of charge.
Reports and Parent/Teacher Conferences
The first report cards for the 2014-15 school year will be
released on Friday, November 28 and parent teacher
conferences will be held on Thursday, December 4. Please
mark these dates in your calendars.
Interview booking times can be made after the report
cards are distributed beginning, Friday November 28 at 2:30
As in past years, we will be using an on-line booking system
to book your interviews. You can book three (3) interviews
per child. A link to the Online Parent Teacher Interview
Scheduler (OPTIS) is available, simply click
Please review this link and setup your account. It is
important to set up your account in advance. Please note
that for each interview period the system is reset and all
accounts from last year removed.
Frank Roberts Junior High will be hosting its annual
Scholastic Book Fair from December 1 – 4. All students will
have an opportunity to visit the Learning Resource Centre to
view and purchase books during this time. Parents can view
and purchase books from 2:20 – 2:45 pm on these days and
during Parent/Teacher Interviews scheduled for Thursday,
December 4th. This is a good opportunity to get some great
reading material and/or purchase Christmas gifts. The books
are well priced and there is a great selection available.
Please avail of the opportunity to obtain reading material
for your son or daughter, or even yourself and help support
Frank Roberts Junior High at the same time. Hope to see you
Male staff members at Frank Roberts Jr. High have banded
together to participate in the global movement Movember – a
unique initiative whereby men through the growing of a
moustache during the month of November raise funds and
awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer. Mo
Bros, as they are internationally referred, effectively
become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of
November. Through their actions and words, they raise
awareness by prompting private and public conversation
around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by
the Movember Foundation and their health partner, Prostate
Cancer Canada. Together, the two channels work to ensure
that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of
innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness
and education, survivorship and research.
If you would like to support this very worthy cause please
check out our team
Franks Fuzzy Ravens. Thank you for your support.
Our Catalogue Fundraiser is now complete. The shipment of
goods will arrive later this month and will be distributed
when it arrives. An email will be sent to you when the order
arrives and the order will be sent home with your child. If
the order is large you may wish to arrange for your child to
be picked up at school rather than transport it on the bus.
Thank you to our students and their families for supporting
our fundraising efforts. Through your hard work, over
$18,000 worth of product was sold. The school receives
approximately 45% of this amount. As incentives to the
students, fundraising prizes will be awarded: each seller
will receive a ticket for every $25.00 worth of merchandise
they sold. The tickets are for the chance to win a new mini
iPad . As well, the top three sellers will receive cash
prizes. These prizes will be awarded after the orders have
arrived and are distributed. A big thank you to everyone who
The profits from this fundraiser will allow us to purchase a
remotely controlled screen and some chairs for the gym.
Professional Development Day
There will be no classes for students on Friday, December 5
as there is a professional development day scheduled for
teachers. Classes will resume again on Monday, December 8.
It will be Day 3 on your child’s schedule.
2014-2015 School Supply List
To access the supply list
A reminder that
the parent portal for Powerschool is open and accessible.
This portal allows parents to view their child’s attendance
on a daily or on a period by period basis. You can also view
your child’s academic progress in each of their courses. As
an aid for you in monitoring your child’s progress, you can
set it up so the Powerschool system will send you an update.
This can be done on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. To
access the parent portal you will need a username and
password. If you have not already received your username and
password, please drop by the office. For privacy reasons,
the username and passwords need to be signed out.
You can access the portal by clicking the link in the left
side bar or by clicking
Powerschool Parent Portal User Guide
Easter 2015: Dublin, London and
Students currently enrolled in Grades
7 & 8 at Frank Roberts Junior High are eligible to
participate in an EF Tour of Dublin, London and Paris
during the Easter vacation in 2015.
for further details.
here to view our school menu
for a video about the Math resources available at Frank
Roberts Junior High and how to access these resources.
NOTE: ALL sites require your school Username and
Password for access.