October 7-11 Walk & Roll to School Week
October 11 Harvest Day
October 14 Thanksgiving Holiday
October 16 PAC meeting at 6 pm
October 21 Interims go home this week
October 25 Pro D (classes not in session)
October 31 Halloween Parade and Dance
November 1 Photo Re-takes
November 4-7 Scholastic Book Fair
November 7 Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 am
November 8 Pro D (classes not in session)
November 11 Remembrance Day Holiday
Harvest Day – October 11th
Harvest Day is a school tradition that is unique to our school. On Harvest Day the students come to school dressed in “Harvest Wear” – plaid shirts, jeans, cowboy hats, boots, etc. The students are encouraged to bring in their Veggie Creations (vegetables that come from the harvest). All Veggie Creations are created at home with the help of family members. On the morning of our Harvest Day celebration (Friday, October 11th) students are asked to bring in their Veggie Creations and place them on the tables in the common area in front of the gym. Please take a look at the pictures below for inspiration.
In the past we have had an assembly on Harvest Day with various classes performing square dance routines. This year, we have changed the format to meet the needs of a growing school. Instead of an assembly with only a few classes performing square dancing, we have booked an instructor that will be teaching all of our students how to square dance. Each class will receive two 60 minute dance lessons next week.
Cross Country Team
Our Cross Country Team is doing great! Students are enthusiastic and enjoying the meets that are at Crescent Park every Tuesday. A big thank you to Ms. Banbury and Ms. Panda for coaching the students. The Cross Country schedule is listed below:
Tuesdays : Meets at Crescent Park – start time 2:45 pm
Wednesday: Practise at 2:45 pm
Friday: Practise at 8 am
Intramurals – Handball
Handball is sometimes called European Handball – it is an easy sport to learn and play. Handball is a great team sport for learning and practising basic movement skills like throwing and passing. The sport allows players to learn about offence and defence skill strategies. The students in grades 4 and 5 signed up to participate in our handball season. Teams have been made and a schedule has been posted by the gym door. Students play every Wednesday and Thursday during the lunch hour. Thank you to Mr. Henderson and Mr. Litt for organizing and supervising the games.
Walk and Roll to School Week
October 7-11th is our Walk and Roll to School Week. As a school community we are encouraging students to walk or bike to school. We understand that some families do not live within walking distance of the school and for that we have a safe solution. For those families who do not live close by we recommend parents park their vehicles 1-2 blocks away from the school (and away from the traffic) and walk the rest of the route. It is a win-win for everyone:
- parents save fuel
- parents do not get caught up in the drop off traffic zone on 26th Avenue
- walking and cycling to school builds regular physical activity into the daily routine
- student collect house team points for walking or biking to school
Students who walk and roll to school will receive points for their house team.
Halloween is approaching! We encourage all of our students to wear their costumes to school. We have our costume parade in the morning at approximately 9 am. A couple of guidelines as to follow as you decide on costumes:
- costumes are not to be too scary as we have young students in the building (Kindergartens)
- Absolutely no replica weapons allowed (knives, guns, axes, etc.)
- if your costume has a mask then the only time you can keep the mask on is during the Halloween parade and in your classroom. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to wear masks in the hallway or outside (we need to be able to identify students)
We also have our Halloween Dance for primary students (Kindergarten to grade 3). The dance is in the gym. After recess the primary students come into the gym and we go over some guidelines with the students (dance, no running, etc.) – the dance ends at approximately 11:30 am. Parents are more than welcome to come in and dance with their child(ren).