September 26, 2017

Upcoming Events

September 28          Terry Fox Run
September 28          PAC freezie sale 2:25 pm-fundraising for Terry Fox
September 28          PAC meeting at 6 pm in the library
September 29          Orange Shirt Day
October 2-6              Scholastic Book Fair in the library
October 6                 Harvest Day
October 18               Motivational Magic @ 1 pm (gym for entire school)
October 20              Pro D day (no school for students)

Student Spotlight

go cart3This summer, Logan Tudge, built a wooden go-cart.  It is something he had never done before.  Logan was able to clearly explain his design and making process.  His classmates had the opportunity to ride the go-cart and learn from Logan.

What inspired you to make this go-cart?
My friend had a cool Hot Wheels go-cart and I decided I wanted to make one

Have you ever built something out of wood before?
No. The only stuff I’ve made has been during Maker Faire but compared to this it was boring stuff!

What was the most challenging part of building this go-cart?
Using the hacksaw on metal. It took me over 5 minutes to saw a thin piece of metal in half.

What was the part you enjoyed the most?
Coming up with the design. I thought of some ideas and then my stepdad helped. I enjoyed using the power tools especially the drill. I learned how to use them safely. Of course I know not to just keep holding the trigger on the drill. It was just really fun building. I got to use the sanding machine on the spacers (the black things in between the wheels).

What did you learn from this process?
It’s not easy to make a go-cart. It took us two days.  Also, I hope I inspire my friends to make one.  I also like STEAM or STEM now when we do it in class.

What do you want to make next?
I am now making a mini go cart and this one will have handles. My stepdad is helping me with it. I’m using this yellow bin to sit in it. The go-cart will look funny but if it works it is a go-cart!

Parking Lot Safety

safety-awareness-clipart-1As with all schools, our parking lot is very congested during drop off and pick up times, for this reason we all need to work together so students are SAFE.  Here are some simple guidelines to follow:

  • the roundabout is for single lane traffic only (there is no parking or idling in the roundabout)
  • Please stop and drop off your child on the outside of the roundabout, so your child gets out of the car safely onto the sidewalk (not onto the roundabout road where cars are circling)
  • Please park in the visitor parking if you have to (not in the roundabout or in the vehicle lane coming into the school)
  • Pedestrians have the right of way
  • If you find the roundabout area stressful, please park your car down the street and walk your child to the school
  • drive slowly

Terry Fox Run

terry foxWe will be having our Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Sept. 28th.  After lunch we will have a short assembly where students will view a Terry Fox video and then Mr. Henderson’s class will lead us in a fun warm up.  After the warm up, students will head outside for the run.  Our primary students (grades k-3) will be running around the grass field.  Intermediate students will be running around the school.  We will have supervisors on the route to direct and encourage students on the run.

Our school goal is to raise a minimum of $700 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  Students are asked to donate $2 or what they can for cancer research.  Our PAC will be selling Freezies after school on this day.  Freezies will be sold for $1 and all proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Orange Shirt Day

orange_shirt_day2This week on Friday, Sept. 29th all of our students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt.  This day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission.  It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.  The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools.

Here is a website that has some books you may want to read with your children around the Orange Shirt Day themes.

Harvest Day

veggie carvingHarvest Day is being celebrated on Friday, October 6th.  This is a day full of veggie carvings, dancing, and fun.  Students from K-7 are encouraged to be creative and create veggie carvings at home.  Students bring these creations to school on Friday, October 6th for display in the school hallways.  Please remember to send your child with an attached card to the carving that contains the following information:
Name of carving
Student Name
Student Division

Families are invited to celebration Harvest Day in the gym at 1 pm with the rest of our students. From 1-2 pm classes will be performing dances. Please wear your dancing shoes as the grand finale involves the “Chicken Dance”.

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