Week of September 30th

Thank you to our School Council for providing pizza at last week’s Welcome Back to School Night and for the great organization at our first Pizza Lunch. Awesome team!

It was my pleasure to see so many students and their families at Wednesday evening’s Welcome Back to School event. The staff did an amazing job welcoming everyone and preparing materials for you. I enjoyed presenting about our school rules & routines, as well as announcing our school’s “Buddy Program: BFFs – Big Friends Forever!” We look forward to a fun and educational year of mentoring through the HOUSE system (big reveal coming up!), literacy, numeracy, robotics, wellness, athletics, and much more. The Buddies Program is our students’ favourite part of school as evidenced by student survey results last June. This focus will allow us to build on the Caring, Safe, and Accepting foundation we have built at Courcelette PS.

This Week:

Monday, September 30th: Orange Shirt Day. Thank you to the students of Room 8 and Portable 4 for their impactful announcement series. Students have been learning about the Residential School system and the meaning behind Orange Shirt Day in their classes.

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There will be a crew from the Ontario Teacher’s magazine “Professionally Speaking” filming at the school Monday & Tuesday. Only students in Grade 8 whose families have signed a media release will appear in the story. Professionally Speaking’s December issue will feature an article on Ms. Lynn Wilkins our Grade 7/8 teacher who received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence last spring.

Tuesday, October 1 – 3: Universal Screening (CCAT-7) Testing for Grade 3s. AM only in Portable 2. Students from Room 5 will join Portable 2 for the screening and will be supported by teaching and educational assistant staff members.

Our Grade 1/2 classes are going to the Aquarium October 2nd.

Thursday, October 3: Grade 7/8 Soccer Team Tournament.

Cross Country practices continue, see Ms. Robertson’s blog for details. The first big meet is October 8th. https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com

Please note, our 1st Sharing Assembly is scheduled for October 31st at 9:00 am. Character Education Certificates will be presented for September & October at that time.

WANTED: Looking for LOOSE PARTS for our kindergarten play area. Outdoor play & inquiry is an important part of the kindergarten program. We are looking for donations for the outdoor area of the following:

  • Metal bowls (light weight)
  • Metal Bake Wear
  • Metal spoons (for mixing)
  • Metal buckets
  • Tubing/pipe for water play (could be flexible or solid but lightweight)
  • Pine Cones
  • Shells
  • Stones (child palm size, not smaller or larger)
  • Duplo (large lego)
depth of field photography of p l a y wooden letter decors on top of beige wooden surface
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Thank you everyone, we look forward to a great week.

Warm Regards,

Ms. Gillan

 

 

 

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