Northern Dene Games!

Also… please know, we have spoken with Brad’s family and have their support in going ahead with The Dene/Northern Games Summit. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Marlene, Alfred, Dean, Mariah and the huge extended family of Brad. We have been inspired by the strength you have shown during this difficult time and we appreciate the love, concern and support you have given to the staff and students at East Three Secondary School ❤
We will be honouring Brad’s memory during the opening ceremonies and hope to embody his characteristics of kindness, fun and laughter throughout the games next week.

Parking lot NEWS!

NEWS!!! We have some new parking lot things to remember this year!! Please follow the new signs!
(Please, no parking lot rage 🙂 If you see someone driving or parking incorrectly, you are welcome to give them a gentle reminder. We are all learners and some people need more time than others to grasp concepts — But please, do help one another and make this work!)

parking lot update flow Spring 2015

School Supply List

Much of what is needed for students will be provided by the school so as long as your child comes to school with a positive attitude for learning, that’s all that is needed for success!  The only other thing that they really need is a pair of indoor shoes that they can wear in the gym. That’s it!

At the same time, it helps our school immensely if parents are able to provide their children with some of the basic school supplies.  If you are able, these are the items that could be purchased:

  • Required: Indoor shoes  and/or gym shoes
  • Extras:
    • Grades K-12
      • Knapsack or school bag
      • Pencil case
      • Pencils and/or pens
      • Pencil sharpener
      • Ruler
      • Colouring pencils or crayons
      • Markers
      • Eraser
      • NO liquid paper, please!
    • Grades 4-12
      • Math set
      • magnets for their locker (using tape and stickers on the locker isn’t allowed)
    • Grades 7-12
      • Gym clothes and “tidy-up” toiletries (e.g. deodorant, comb/brush – not perfumey-stuff)
      • Lock for locker – the combination type – not the keyed type


Later, students may need a display board for Science/Heritage Fair.

In case you were wondering . . .

In case you were wondering . . . Talking to the school is the best way to get things done!

Despite all good intentions, sometimes things happen at school that need to be dealt with and parents have to get involved. The best way to get issues and concerns addressed is to go to through this process:

1. Talk to the teacher first. You can call, email, or come in. Let the teacher know what’s going on. In many cases, the teacher will be grateful for your insight, and a plan for change will be created by working together.

2. If you don’t feel like this conversation helped, the next step is to talk to the principal. The principal will listen to your concerns, investigate more fully, and may set up a team meeting to make a plan for change. Sometimes other community supports are brought in to help (like bullying mediation from the RCMP, family services from Social Services and/or Youth Justice, medical support from doctors, etc.). Rest assured that your concern will be followed up and that the principal will let you know what actions took place.

3. If you still feel like your concern needs more attention, you are encouraged to contact the Superintendent. The Superintendent will involve everyone in coming up with solution. The DEA may be even involved in determining the best course of action. This is especially true if the action requires a change in policy.

In most cases, these actions result in a satisfactory solution for all parties. In really difficult situations, it may be that others need to be involved to make the changes (like political representatives).

Whatever the case, talking directly to the school is the best way to get things done.