February 9, 2018

Important-datesImportant Dates

February 12        Family Day Holiday
February 13        Grade 7 Parent meeting 6:30 pm in the school library
February 14        Valentines Day/ Jump Rope for Heart/ On WEdnesdays WE Wear Pink
February 15        Girls Basketball game vs. Peace Arch Elem.
February 16        Non Instructional Day – classes not in session/ Chinese New Year
February 19        Grade 3 Coding Club begins (lunch hours)
February 21       PAC meeting 12:30 pm in the library
February 22        Theme Day: 80’s Magic/ Kindness Counts Assembly at 1 pm
February 22       Girls Basketball game vs. Laronde Elem.
February 23       Author Visit: Grayson Smith
February 28       Pink Shirt Day – On WEdnesdays WE Wear Pink
March 1              Girls Basketball Playday – location TBD
March 5              Multicultural Day
March 12-16      Communicating Student Learning reports (FreshGrade or PDF copy)
March 15           Talent Show
March 19-30      Spring Break
April 2                Easter Monday
April 3                Classes back in session

Learning Spotlight

Last week we had our annual Maker Faire.  Once again the students took the lead and amazed us with their thinking, problem solving, creativity, and so much more.  It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents in the building helping students “make”.   If you go onto our school twitter feed, you will see that many of us were busy tweeting pictures and videos.  Please take a look at the photo gallery below at some of the great Maker Faire creations.  If you click the link here you will read a great blog post that district principal, Antonio Vendramin, wrote about our Maker Faire.

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Student Leadership

Our leadership team has been busy spreading kindness this month.  If you have been able to come into the school you will have sign our Kindness Message Board along with our Kindness Tree.  Leadership students have been looking for and noticing all the acts of kindness happening in our school.  To acknowledge our kind students the leadership team has been handing out You Are Changing the World acknowledgement cards.

We have more upcoming events in February to promote and spread kindness.  We are encouraging all students to wear pink every Wednesday in the month of February.  Our student leaders are reading picture books to primary classes around theme of kindness (books about inclusion, accepting differences, etc.).  In the upcoming weeks, the team is showing kindness videos to intermediate classes.  Click the link here , here, and here to watch the videos.

Please join us for our Kindness Assembly on Thursday, February 22nd at 1 pm.

Author Visit

Grayson Smith will coming to our school on Friday, February 23.  An interesting fact about Grayson Smith is that he is also a Delta police officer.  Grades Kindergarten through to Grade 5 will be spending time with the author.  His children’s books raise funds for the Special Olympics – the messages in the books centre around acceptance. Books he has written are:

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