Sunday, 11 February 2018

Week 21 & 22: Feb 5-16

We had a very busy week last week, and have more events coming up next week. Here's what we did last week:

Monday - we had an amazing and educational field trip to the Museum of History in Hull. We visited the Canadian History Hall exhibit, the Dreamworks Animation exhibit, the Grand Hall, and the Children's Museum. There was so much to see and do! The children were so interested in everything, and were very well behaved. 

Tuesday - we spent a block in the Makerspace, building and creating our musical instruments from recycled materials. Most students are finished now, and have presented them and taken them home. They were great! We also had a very important safety presentation from Hydro Ottawa, about electrical safety and conservation. The students listened well, and learned a lot. They each came home with a bookmark with a web contest on it that they can enter to win a tablet.

Wednesday - we attended a Saint Walk - Mrs. Moorman's class each researched the life of a saint, then dressed like that saint and told the story of their life briefly. The younger students walked around, sat in front of a "Saint", who then came "alive" and told their story. It was very interesting!

Thursday - we attended another Saint Walk, this time presented by the students in Mrs. Marchant's class and Mrs. Zurwerra's class. We also went sliding, once the temperature warmed up a bit. It was a great day for it, lots of fresh snow and some warm sun! Thank you to those who remembered to send in their helmets!

Friday - the students had a Faith Buddy Block and shared ideas on how to spread kindness throughout the school. Some students were given heart lanyards to wear, and to pass on to other students when they saw them doing something kind. We also did a really fun STEM challenge involving delivering a Valentine's package safely down a zipline that stretched the entire length of the Learning Commons. I think the winning team exceeded 7 metres! Great job!

This week:
Wednesday is both Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day. We will be having our Ash Wednesday liturgy at 9:30 a.m., should any parents or grandparents want to join us. If students want to bring Valentines, there are 14 students in the morning class, and 21 in the afternoon class. We will exchange Valentines in the morning only. 

Report Cards will be coming home on Friday.  Please don't hesitate to contact myself, or any of the other teachers, if you have concerns about your child's progress. 

Monday is Family Day! Enjoy your day with your family!

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