Week of November 4th

Thank you to Ms. Wilkins’ and Ms. Shaw’s classes for an incredible first Sharing Assembly.

Character Education Awards for September & October were presented, resuming our school’s commitment to valuing the importance of being an upstanding citizen. Being a good citizen means not only being respectful, responsible, empathetic, and kind but also challenging injustice in ways that make our school better. Congratulations to all of the recipients.

The classes also treated us to a dance performance of “Thriller,” and student created presentations exemplifying Respect & Responsibility. Our Eco-Team spoke of their Walk-to-School initiative and educated everyone about proper recycling at school. Thank you to the Sports coaches & team members who presented banners and represented our school in Cross Country and Soccer. Way to go Broncos!

To finish off the Sharing Assembly the 3 Houses – Balmy, Kew, & Woodbine competed in a “mummy wrap” competition with Woodbine House securing extra points. As we move along all House Teams will earn rewards such as PJ days, extra gym & recess time, a pizza party, and dance. Thank you to our newly appointed Team Captains & Leaders who will provide learning opportunities through our BFF – Big Friends Forever House Buddies

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Grade 8 Students Creating the House Points Chart

This week…

Thursday, November 7:

10 am Suitcase Theatre presents for Gr. 1 – 6 “Stronger Together: Opening Doors to Mental Health”

What: A brand new original musical all about mental health and wellness that runs 60 minutes including a Q&A with our cast of professional actors. Schools also receive a teacher’s kit to encourage positive mental health strategies for their classroom, as well as a free download of the original soundtrack so that teachers in your school can continue to play the songs from the show in their classrooms.

In Stronger Together, three explorers come upon a mysterious locked door. What’s behind it? What fears and anxieties must they conquer to unlock the door and discover its hidden secrets?

 Students will:

  • – Learn how to recognize helpful and hurtful thoughts
  • – Discover a growth mindset
  • – Become more aware of their emotions
  • – Confidently express their feelings
  • – Identify helpful resources and the people on their “team”
  • – Develop coping skills
  • – Build empathy and kindness

Stronger Together: Opening Doors to Mental Health was created in partnership with mental health professionals at The George Hull Centre for Children & Families. We worked closely with the mental health professionals at George Hull to make sure all the information and strategies covered in our show are in line with the current curriculum when it comes to mental health and created something that we feel is very important for all students K to Grade 6 to see!

11:30 am Term 1 House Leaders & Captain Meeting. Letters were sent home November 1st with students. Please remember to bring your lunch to school.

Reminders:

Progress reports will be sent home November 13th. A letter is going home this week regarding parent/guardian & teacher interviews. If you do not receive a letter on November 5th, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

November 15th: PA Day. School is closed. Teachers will be conducting interviews.

Thank you everyone! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I look forward to seeing the students when the bell rings at 8:40 am. Please note, students are considered late after 8:45 am and should report to the office for a late slip.

Sincerely,

Ms. Gillan

PS – Congratulations to Ms. Laverne and her family. Baby Myles Peter has arrived and everyone is in good health!

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