Classroom Clean Up

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Tomorrow is our big classroom clean up day!  Please send along an extra bag or two as your child will be bringing home all of their things tomorrow!  We are also going to be having different water balloon games so please bring along a towel!  Last full day…where has time gone…

Thanks!  Mrs. G


Final Friday Update

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Where has the year gone…one week left of school!  It is hard to believe that we are almost finished school and gearing up for summer break!  What a wonderful class this has been – both Mrs. Derksen and I have loved  working with this amazing group of students this year!!

We just have a few quick announcements for next week:

Waterslides on Monday – this is a full day event and the bus will return between 3:30.  Please pack lots of food, sunscreen, water and a towel for the kids!  Modesty is key for bathing suits – please email me or refer to the uniform policy if you are unsure.

Final Assembly on Tuesday – we will be handing out our term three citizenship and academic awards at the assembly on Tuesday.  9:15 start.  Parents are welcome to join us.

Tuesday Class Party – Mrs. Derksen will be having a class party on Tuesday afternoon.  Please bring a snack to share.

Wednesday Noon Dismissal – this is the primary fun day and a regular morning for the intermediate.  We will be busy finishing up stories and Science projects!

Thursday Water Balloon Fun- I have some leftover water balloons from our intermediate fun day and wanted to have my own little ‘class party’ with the kids.  This is unofficial and no snacks are needed…maybe just send along a towel.  Students will wear their phys ed strips during this time and they can get changed back into their uniform at the end of the day (if they want).

Friday Worship Time & Dismissal – at 11:15 the elementary students will head into the chapel for one last time together.  Dismissal will be from the classrooms at noon.

I think that is it!  Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

 


Final Chapel & Awards Presentation Changes

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IMPORTANT INFO!!  Please note the following:

Worship Chapel

In past years, we have usually ended our year by awarding our Term 3 Citizenship and Academic Awards to our students, as well as having each class showcased through a performance or video, at a Year End Assembly. As we look ahead to the end of this year, we would like to do something that is a little more low-key and better celebrates our journey with God during the past year.

This year, our citizenship awards and academic awards will be presented during our final chapel/assembly time. For the intermediates, this will be happening in the Chapel on June 20 starting at 9:15 during our usual chapel time.

On the last day of school, students from both the primary and intermediate will gather in the Chapel at 11:15 to worship and pray. We will be singing some songs, praying for our summer, hearing a message from one of our teachers and just spending some last few moments together before our year is finished. Just to note, students will be dismissed at 12:00 from their classrooms on June 23rd. This is a change from last year, where students were dismissed right after the assembly. 

We’re hoping that this change will provide a more spiritual end to our school year and that students will enjoy an opportunity to celebrate God’s work in our lives as well as an opportunity to pray for the summer.


Friday Update

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Two weeks of school left…woo hoo!  We have been working hard here in the 5/6 classroom, busy wrapping up units and projects.  Genius hour is finished and the students did an amazing job!  I have a few presentations left and we will do them next week.  We are also done spelling for the year and have one final Bible Memory Verse left to go.  Below are some dates for things coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Wave Pool on Monday – we will be at the Landing Leisure center on Monday afternoon.  Students can wear casual clothes on Monday.

Fun Day on Wednesday – Students have been given their team colours for Wednesday.  Noon dismissal.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, June 12th – Leisure Center (pool) field trip

Wednesday, June 14th – 1/2 day, noon dismissal

Monday, June 19th – Cultas Lake Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Primary Fun day, noon dismissal

Friday, June 23rd – Last day of school, noon dismissal

Have a great weekend!


A Few Things…

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Good morning!  I just a have a few items that I wanted to let you know about:

  1.  Students are having a Science unit test on Friday and will be coming home with study guides today.  There is also a French quiz tomorrow.
  2. We are all out of Kleenex boxes and there are some spring colds/allergies in the classroom…aka…lots of sniffing and blowing noses.  If I could get a couple of Kleenex boxes this week I would appreciate it.
  3. We will have our final school store the last week of school and are in need of some final prizes.  We have a lot of chips but could use some cans of pop and other yummy treats.

Thank you!  Have a great week!
Pam Goosen


Friday Update

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We made it to June!  Yea!  It is hard to believe that there are only three weeks of school left.  We are finishing up a lot of units and will be working hard – with a bunch of fun things mixed in, of course.  Take note of the upcoming dates and the spelling words below.

Upcoming Dates:

 

Wednesday, June 7th – Last Genius Hour

Monday, June 12th – Leisure Center (pool) field trip

Wednesday, June 14th – 1/2 day, noon dismissal

Monday, June 19th – Cultas Lake Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Intermediate Fun day, noon dismissal

Friday, June 23rd – Last day of school, noon dismissal

 

Swimming Field Trip:  Forms went home today – please return by Friday, June 9th.

Spelling Words:  acquire, beginning, coming, experience, either, decide, grammar, invitation, lying, pleasant, piece, often, possess, presence, quiet quit, quite, surely, weird, whether


Friday Update

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Good afternoon!  I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!  By the looks of things, this weekend will be equally beautiful!  We had a great week and the students LOVED the beauty and beast performance on Thursday.  It was fun to see Mrs. Derksen’s daughter Nyla on stage as she and the cast did such an amazing job!  Below is some information on the Spring Sing and some other important dates.  The spelling list is also down below and the words will be posted on Spelling City.

Spring Sing

Here is the information from our music teachers:

 

Hello parents,

Our annual Spring Sing concert is this Monday, May 29th, at 7 PM. Students need to be in their classrooms at 6:40 in order to line up and be seated with their classes. The dress code is black and white or a combination of the two (not grey), with casual bottoms, such as blue jeans. Any shoe is fine, but please no shorts or short skirts. I would prefer that the students not have any large logos or characters on their shirts, and if you are unsure of what to have them wear, the uniform shirt is a good option.

I would like to encourage you to come out to this event. As a mom of two busy kids, I am all too aware that the pressure to keep up with events and activities can be overwhelming, which is why we try our best to keep nighttime events to a minimum. Your child has worked hard on their music and is looking forward to performing with their class, and we hope that all of our students will be able to attend this event.

Many thanks,

Hannah Mackie and Ruby Caswell

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 29th at 7pm – Spring Sing

Wednesday, May 31st – Knight’s Day

Wednesday, June 7th – Last Genius Hour

Monday, June 12th – Leisure Center (pool) field trip

Wednesday, June 14th – 1/2 day, noon dismissal

Monday, June 19th – Cultas Lake Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Intermediate Fun day, noon dismissal

Friday, June 23rd – Last day of school, noon dismissal

Spelling Words:  achieve, across, argument, basically, calendar, certain, describe, difference, disappear, does, excellent, explanation, familiar, generally, independent, island, naturally, neighbour, persuade, recognize, sincerely, succeed, tries, usually


Poetry Books

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The class has been writing amazing poetry over the last month.  They have chosen their four favourite poems and I am in the process of compiling them and getting them sent to a publisher.  Each student will get one book to have as a beautiful keepsake.  If you would like an additional book or two, I will add those to my order.  Additional books will be $5 each and I need to know by Wednesday, May 24th.  Please email me at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com if you would like to order any additional poetry books.

Thank you and enjoy the long weekend!
Pam Goosen


Friday Update

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We had another great week here in the 5/6 classroom.  The countdown is on and with only 5 weeks left of school there are lots of activities happening both inside and outside the classroom. The art gala was a huge success last night!  The kids artwork was amazing and the talent show was equally fantastic!  Thank you for providing cookies for last night…we certainly appreciate it!  We have a lot of different events coming up so please take note of the dates below.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 22nd – Victoria Day

Thursday, May 25th – Beauty & The Beast Field Trip

Monday, May 29th at 7pm – Spring Sing

Wednesday, May 31st – Knight’s Day

Wednesday, June 7th – Last Genius Hour

Monday, June 12th – Leisure Center (pool) field trip

Wednesday, June 14th – 1/2 day, noon dismissal

Monday, June 19th – Cultas Lake Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Intermediate Fun day, noon dismissal

Friday, June 23rd – Last day of school, 12:15 dismissal

 

Spelling:  Due to a short week, there will be no spelling test on Friday.

Have a fantastic long weekend!