Please see the following email, shared with families earlier this evening:
We have a very busy week ahead of us. First, the Grade 5 boys will be travelling to the Syncrude Sports and Wellness Centre tomorrow for Mega Boyz. Students attending this trip need to come prepared for a day of physical activity. Students should be wearing comfortable clothing that they can be active in. Students will need indoor shoes (they can bring their pair from school). Students should also pack healthy snacks and bring a water bottle (lunch is provided). We will be leaving the school at approximately 9:00 am and will return before dismissal.
On Thursday, our classroom (Grade 5B) will be taking a field trip to the municipal landfill. We will be leaving the school at approximately 9:30 am to travel to the landfill and should return to the school around 12:00 pm. Students should prepare for this field trip by making sure to wear proper outdoor shoes; open shoes (ie. sandals, etc.) are not recommended. Parent chaperones are welcome to join us on the bus for this trip; see my previous email for more information.
Friday, both Grade 5 classes will be travelling by bus to the Texaco storm pond off of Highway 69 for a wetlands pond study with Inside Education. We will be leaving the school at approximately 11:15 am and leaving the storm pond to return to school at approximately 2:00 pm. Students should prepare for this field trip by packing their backpack with a healthy snack, a full water bottle (drinking water is not available on site), any ana-kits, inhalers, or other medications (as required), sturdy footwear (no sandals; we also do not recommend rubber boots as they can damage the wetlands edge and are difficult to walk in), extra socks (we will likely get wet), and a sweater or jacket (the weather can change throughout the day; even if it is a sunny morning, please come prepared!). If the weather is cool on Friday, we will still be attending. Students should bring rain gear (ex. waterproof jackets, pants, garbage bags, etc.), an extra sweater or jacket, and even hats and mittens (they are small, easy to pack, and would be helpful on a cold day). We are still in need of parent chaperones for this trip; ideally we would have a ratio of 1 adult to 8 students. Please let myself, Mrs. Kelly, or Ms. Reid know right away if you are available. Unfortunately, as we are transporting two classes, we will not be able to accomodate parent chaperones on the bus for this particular trip. We are asking that parents either meet us at the site or follow the bus to the site. If you have already agreed to volunteer, see my previous email for more information. There is a bussing fee for this field trip of $5.50 that needs to be paid on Parent Portal. If you previously tried to make a payment, it may not have been available yet. As of this morning, our account should be updated. Please use Parent Portal to make this payment, as per district policy. If a student is unable to make the payment at this time, please let me know right away so that alternative arrangements can be made. Any difficulties with Parent Portal can be brought to myself or Mrs. Manuel (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the office.
Finally, this week is Indigenous Awareness Week across the Fort McMurray Public School District. Each day, students will be participating in activities/lessons surrounding First Nations, Metis, and Inuit culture and history. Our classroom has been studying this throughout Social Studies this year, but for this week we have already begun learning about and creating our own medicine wheels as well as learning more about Inuit creation stories. Parents and families are welcome to join us this week at both our assembly (we have students sharing a slideshow and drumming), on Thursday at 1:00 pm, and at our art gallery walk (this is where our medecine wheels as well as other artifacts will be displayed), on Friday from 11:00-11:30 am (this is when it is open to the public; we will be on our field trip but will be viewing the art as a class upon our return). You can RSVP to the art gallery walk using the following link: https://www.evite.com/event/02D2YHDBON2YN4DDEEPJO25XPRGUYI/rsvp?utm_source=NA&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_campaign=send_sharable_link.
Thanks everyone, as always, please let me know if you have further questions or concerns in regards to any of the above,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 5 Teacher
- Read 20 minutes (track in your Agenda)
- Lesson #7
- Landfill Field Trip (May 23rd)
- Inside Education Texaco Pond Study (May 24th)
- Mega Boyz (May 22nd)
Tech & Trades Club - Mondays/Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 pm
Recycling Club - Day 2, 10:40-10:55 am
Recycling Club - Day 3, 12:30-1:10 pm
Grs. 5/6 Badminton - Thursdays, 3:15-4:!5 pm
Learning Through the Arts- Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
Grs. 5/6 Art Club - Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00 pm
Broadcasting - Schedule