A potential Inquiry is brewing

A potential Inquiry is brewing

Yesterday 2 of our friends decided to start drawing famous landmarks from around the world. They were sparked by two brand new books and photos hung around the  classroom. They eagerly conferred about the landmarks, which sparked discussion among other students who wanted to know where the countries were and their relation to Canada. 

On Monday the students want to label their creations and locate them on a map

Terry Fox run/ Get Acquainted day- Sept 28

Terry Fox run/ Get Acquainted day- Sept 28

Terry Fox Walk/Run September 28, 2017 – JK to Grade 8 Students                Rain Date: October 2, 2017

9:30 am – 10:30 am – All JK to Grade 8 students will participate and either walk or run  for Terry and fight the battle against cancer. Parents are welcome to join us in the run/walk as helpers, spectators or participants.

Getting Acquainted Day!    September 28, 2017                                                Rain Date: October 2, 2017
Grade 1 to 8 Students will be spending time  together in blended groups getting to know each other and having fun! Team activities are scheduled during Periods 3, 4 and 5.  
Interested in a HOT DOG, JUICE BOX & APPLE COMBO during 1st Nutrition Break?   Pre-order forms were sent home on Tuesday September 19th and are due back by Thursday September 21 to your child’s homeroom teacher with payment OR School Cash Online is available for payment until September 24, 2017.
Option 1:  Hot Dog Combo for $4.00  Option 2:   Freezie for $1.00.  Both options may be chosen.
The pre-order form must be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher to communicate the choice of a Beef Hot Dog or a Veggie Dog.

Meet the Staff- Sept 26

Meet the Staff- Sept 26

Meet the Staff – September 26th, 2017 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing in an evening of meet and greet and enjoying a BBQ together on the playground.

BBQ Menu  

$5.00 Combo :  Hot dog or veggie dog + chips or apple + pop

$3.00 hot dog or veggie dog

$1.00 each for chips / apple / pop

Staff will be taking turns at the BBQ table! I will be working the BBQ from 5:30-6:00 (the classroom will be locked), I will be in the classroom from 6:00pm-7:00pm! Hope to see you there! 

Calling all volunteers

Calling all volunteers

Having volunteers truly enhances the learning in our classroom.  The HWDSB has a Volunteer Policy in place that requires volunteers to update their information each year they wish to volunteer before they begin volunteering.

Returning Volunteers & New Volunteers:

  • All volunteers will need to provide the school with a current (within 6 months of issue) Vulnerable Sector Police check every three years. 
  • All  volunteers will need to submit a completed Volunteer Information Sheet and participate a brief interview to learn about school procedures.
  • All volunteers will have to sign an Offence Declaration in years that a new Vulnerable Sector screen is not required.
  • All volunteers will have to sign a Volunteer Agreement every year.
  • All volunteer drivers will have to complete a Volunteer Driver Agreement every year.

I welcome parents/guardians who would like to volunteer in the classroom assisting in our activities.  We also can not go on any school trips if we do not have enough volunteers. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering.

Mme Kurtz will be having a volunteer orientation on October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Learning Commons. All new and returning volunteers are welcome  to join us on October 16 at 9:00 am for orientation or to sign offence declarations. If you are unable to attend, please e-mail, Mme Kurtz, Vice-Principal to set up another time.

For more information about HWDSB policies, please click here

http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/sirwilliamosler/parents-information/how-to-volunteer-we-need-you/

http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/elementary/get-involved/volunteers-in-schools/ 

Tinker Tuesday challenge #1

Tinker Tuesday challenge #1

We saved our challenge for today (yesterday afternoon we had lots of friends away). Students worked alone, with a partner or a group.  The challenge was to create the longest paper chain using 1 piece of paper. They created a blue print in their engineer notebook before creating their chain. We will have the official measurement tomorrow and discuss strategies that they used.

People art

People art

Today students were tasked with creating a likeness of themselves. We spent some time describing our features. Students were given a free range of materials: crayons, markers, paint, yarn, paper, tissue paper and felt. The were encouraged to explore mixed media to create their masterpiece. Here is a preview of the work!