1. Thank you to Mr. Brett Fitzpatrick for offering to help with designing the Buddy Bench. This week and early next week, students will be expected to think about the design of the Buddy Bench as each teacher will discuss their class’ ideas about how the bench should look. At the next Student Voice meeting on Nov 19, we will present these ideas to Mr. Brett Fitzpatrick to incorporate into the design. Our first fundraiser was hugely successful thanks largely to parents who sent food and money with their children. We made just over a thousand dollars so we have made a good start. Thank you again for your support for this endeavour.
2. Parent Café – How can you support your child’s development through play, language, positive relationships and environment? If you are parent or caregiver of preschool children we have an Early Years conversation series beginning at Shaganappi library on Tuesday, November 17, 10-11:15 AM. Save the date for our next conversations supporting the Early Years on Nov. 24, Dec 1 and Dec. 8 at same time and location. These informal conversations are a chance to share experiences, local resources, and current information about brain development in the early years and the role of parents and caregivers. If you have not already done so, please provide your email address and we will get back to you with an invite or contact info.
3. Literacy night - Grade One, Three and Five families should have received an invitation to our Literacy POP UP Celebration for next Thursday, November 19, 2015. Start time will be 6:30 so please have everyone here for that start time. Grade one teachers would like their students here at 6:15. Please check the invitation for when the different literacy events are happening!!!
4. Grade Six students venture off to Outdoor School on Monday November 16. Remember to bring warm clothes!
5. Grades One, Two and Three students start swimming on Monday, November 16. Don’t forget swimming gear!
6. No School on Friday, November 20, 2015. Teachers will be engaged in Professional Development!
7. The foundations for literacy are built through everyday activities – Explore – visit places in the community such as the park, the grocery store, library or community gardens and talk about what you see together.
8. On November 27, 2015 Student Voice is holding a Spirit Day, encouraging all students to participate by wearing their PJ’s (pyjamas) and bringing their favourite Stuffy.
9. Thank you to our latest contributor of free books. This is such a great way for our students to engage in literacy and a great way to recycle your books. Keep them coming!!!
Darren and Renée