1. Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. (Veterans Affairs Canada)
2. On the day of our Remembrance Day assembly (Tuesday, November 10th), Student Voice reps are requesting that all students bring in a non-perishable item for the Veteran's Food Bank. Donation boxes are located at the front door. Assembly is from 11:00 – 11:30 and parents are welcome to attend.
3. No School on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
4. Watch for our upcoming POP UP Literacy presentations by our Grade One, Three and Five classes on November 19, at 6:30. This will be an evening performance where students will share their work around literacy and perform a short presentation in the gym! Be watching for more details next week!
5. The Family Oriented Program is presenting an Early Literacy evening workshop for parents on Tuesday, November 10th. The workshop will run at two times from 4:30 – 5:30 pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Wildwood School and all are invited.
6. As our Student Voice representatives move forward with the Buddy Bench project, we would like to connect with any parents who have skills, such as carpentry or design, which they would like to volunteer to help guide students in the planning and design of the bench. Interested parents can contact Mrs. Jackson at AIJackson@cbe.ab.ca. Presently the students have raised $580 for this bench.
7. 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 Stuffie.
8. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised $731.52 for Cancer Research during the Terry Fox Run.
9. An easy reading tip for our readers, “Try to vary the books you pick with your child so they get a mix of fiction and non-fiction.”
Have a great weekend,
Darren and Renée