March 5th, 2019
Please see the following email shared with families earlier this evening:
Just a few reminders about events taking place at school this week. First, our second ski day will occur tomorrow (March 6th). A few reminders about this trip. First, snowboarding will not be taught until Grade 6, unless students are experienced (level II or III) snowboarders with their own equipment. Lessons are mandatory for all students on ski days regardless of skill level or ability. We will leave school at 9:00 am and return by 3:00 pm. Students will need to bring their own bagged lunch or money to purchase lunch at the hill. Please note that students are strongly encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch. Students are given the same amount of time for lunch that they receive at school (20-30 mins); if there are long lines at the canteen, etc. it can be difficult for students to purchase and eat their entire lunch in the allotted time, and we don't want any students to risk going hungry. Especially when they are getting so much exercise. It is best to pack snacks to bring with us, and then students can use their own judgement as to whether or not they would like or are able to purchase food. Students bringing their own equipment for skiing or snowboarding, can bring it directly to the Christina Gordon entrance on the morning of March 6th, where transportation will be arranged. The school is not responsible for lost or damaged equipment. Students are reminded to dress for the weather (jacket, hat, mittens, snow pants). If skiing is cancelled due to weather, all attempts will be made to reschedule.
Second, a reminder about our upcoming classroom Science Fair. Science Fair logbooks were sent home on January 15th. Students are required to use these logbooks as a guide to conduct their experiments. The logbooks contain the steps needed for students to follow the scientific method, the rules, and the specific forms that are needed to be filled out depending on the topic of the Science Fair project. Students have been reminded on a daily basis to work on the project at their own pace, but to ensure that they have not left this project until the last minute. Our classroom Science Fair will take place on March 7th beginning at 1:30 pm in the Learning Commons and our school Science Fair will be on March 12th. Parents are welcome to join us between 1:30-2:30 pm this Thursday. Students are assessed on their Science Fair projects, so please review the rubric located in the Science Fair logbook. Students have the choice to complete their projects on their own or with a partner. For further information and tips on the Regional Science Fair please see http://wbrsf.ca/links/. This resource provides students and parents with websites that they can use to help design, plan, organize, and present their projects. You can also visit our Classroom Website and click on the Science Fair link (under Grade 5 Science). Some students have asked for assistance in organizing their display boards. Attached is a suggested layout that students can reference; projects do not have to be organized in this manner.
Finally, as Pink Shirt Day was last week while we were away for Teacher's Convention, we will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day together as a school this Wednesday (for ECDP) and Friday (for K-6). Students in our classroom are welcome, but are not required, to wear pink to school on Friday. We will also be having some classroom discussion/activities around bullying prevention and using our WITS. There will be a school assembly, organized by our student assembly leaders, on Friday beginning at 2:15 pm. All are welcome to attend. Thanks everyone! As always, please let me know if there are questions or concerns in regards to any of the above,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 5 Teacher
Weekly Homework: 6x and 12x Quiz
- Read 20 minutes (track in your Agenda)
- Spelling Quiz (Review w/ Spelling City)
- Current Event Talk (March 15th)
- Mr. Organ: Measurement Unit Test Outline
- Classroom Science Fair (March 7th)
- School Science Fair (March 12th)
- Grades 5/6 Skiing (March 6th)
- Energize Oil Country Parent Waiver (due ASAP)
- Science Fair Boards ($7.00/Board)
- Pink Shirt Day (Friday, March 8th)
- Family Multicultural Potluck (March 13th, 5:30-7:00 pm)
PEAK: Tuesday, March 5th
Tech & Trades Club - Mondays/Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
Recycling Club - Day 3, 12:30-1:10 pm
Grs. 5/6 Boys Basketball - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 pm (Cancelled today!)
Gr. 5/6 Girls Basketball - Mondays and Wednesday, 3:15-4:!5 pm
Sharpen the Saw Club - Wednesdays, 3:15-4:!5 pm
Grs. 4-6 Painting Club - March 7th, 3:15-4:00 pm
Broadcasting - Schedule
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