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!

 

 

 

 



Friday Update

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We had a great week this week and the students were kept busy!  They enjoyed their full day of learning about government on Tuesday and also started a new Science Unit on the Human Body.   We have another busy week next week so please mark the following dates on your calendar.

Monday, May 15th – Grade 6 Transition Meeting for students during the day.  Parent Meeting 3:30 in chapel.  If your child is going into grade 7 next year, please plan to attend.

Wednesday, May 17th – Star Wars/Superhero Dress Up Day.  Students can dress up as their favourite super hero or Star Wars character on Wednesday.  No weapons, please.  If students choose to not dress up then it is full dress uniform.

Thursday, May 18th – Art Gala

Art Gala:  We are looking forward to the Art Gala on May 18th! Please plan to attend this wonderful evening!  Below is a letter from Mrs. Causton, who is heading up the food portion of our evening.

Hello Parents!

As we eagerly anticipate another Art Gala Evening, we couldn’t do it without your help. The Art Gala and Talent Show is Thursday, May 18th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Talent Show takes place from 7:15-7:45 p.m.

Each student in Mrs.Goosen’s/Mrs.Derksen’s class bring in two dozen cookies each.

 

I understand that many of us are very busy, store bought treats are more than welcome.  As you prepare/purchase your goodies, please keep in mind those students with nut allergies, thank you.

As well, please clearly label your containers/lids with your name & teacher’s name so that we can make sure they get returned!

Lastly, we are hoping to have the items delivered to the kitchen on the morning of May 18th at student drop off time to allow us to plate and prepare for the evening.

Thank you for all of your support & encouragement as the students prepare for an evening of the arts!

Kind Regards,

Rice Causton

Spelling:  For the next five weeks we will be all working on the same list using some of the most commonly misspelled words for students in upper elementary.  Some of these words are ones that have been done during the year, while others will be new.    I have a list of 200 words and will select 20 each week.   Below are the words for next week:

Spelling List:  a lot, believe, certain, difference, does, finally, happiness, immediately, interesting, lesson, losing, minute, necessary, original, personally, possible, receive, separate, through, usually.

I think that’s about it!  Have a super weekend!

 


Our Class Election Results In!

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We enjoyed an entire day learning about the different types of government and the BC political party platforms.  We finished off the day with a class election and it will be very interesting to see if our results reflect the Provincial results later tonight.  It was a fun day full of different activities, videos, and discussions about government.  The students did a great job of working through difficult vocabulary and complex topics.  Way to go, grade 5/6 students!!  It was a great day seeing you so excited and passionate about politics.

Here are our final results with the NDP squeaking out the win.  Annie was our government official, handing out and collecting the ballots.


Friday Update

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We had a busy week with Lindeman Lake and the track meet at Bear Creek Park.  I was really proud of the class both events – they worked hard, had positive attitudes and their character was outstanding!  Well done!  We also planted some seeds for the Highroad Garden this week – always a fun time!       I will attach some pictures of our week below.

Next week is quiet…which will be so nice!  We have a few things coming up in May that I will post below.  I forgot to put the spelling words on Spelling City so the quiz will be on Monday.  Please note that the students will also get their new list of words on Monday, with a quiz next Friday.

We are still needing some donations to our school store for the end of May and June. If you are able to donate anything, that would be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 15th – Grade 6 Transition Parent Meeting 3:30 in chapel

Wednesday, May 17th – Star Wars/Superhero Dress Up Day

Thursday, May 18th – Art Gala

Monday, May 22nd – Victoria Day

Thursday, May 25th – Beauty and the Beast field trip

Monday, May 29th – Spring Sing

Wednesday, May 31st – Knight’s Day

 

Spelling Lists:

List 1 (S2):  century, centennial, centimeter, examine, examination, marry, marriage, condition, government, stopped, knowledge, theater, megaphone, belief, believe, ability, union, behave, behaviour, course

List 2 (W2):  appreciate, cordial, sincere, separate, extreme, accurate, proceed, instantaneous, practical, artificial, antique, character, architect, grease, associate, resource, persevere, opportune, adequate, rhyme



Track Meet on Thursday!

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Just a few reminders about the track meet on Thursday.  Below I also have a schedule of events for Thursday.  I have made a lot of photocopies of this as well and you can get a handout on Thursday.  For those of you who are able to make only part of the day then having this ahead of time may be helpful.

The bus will be departing the school at 7:00 so please arrive before 7.  We will be arriving back at approx. 3:45 depending on traffic. The weather is supposed to be nice and warm so please bring sunscreen!  Below is a list of things that students should remember to bring with them.

Students should have the following items to take with them:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Money (optional)
  • Ed uniform (changed into before we go)
  • Rain equipment (may not need this…)
  • Proper footwear
  • Something to read on the bus

Just a reminder that no electronics are allowed on the bus.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

        8:30AM                      Students should arrive at Bear Creek Park (See Map)

            8:45 AM                     Coaches Meeting

            8:50 AM                     Welcome & Prayer

 

Event Schedule Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7
9:00 AM 50 M

Track B

High Jump

(2 Jumps at each height)

Long Jump 100 M

Track A

9:50AM High Jump

(2 Jumps at  each height)

50 M

Track B

100 M

Track A

Long Jump
10:40 AM Break Long Jump Shot Put

6 lb.

(2 Areas of Field (1-Boy 1-Girl)

800 M
11:30 AM Softball Throw

(2 Areas of Field 1-Boy 1-Girl)

Break 800 M High Jump

(3 jumps at  each height)

12:20 PM Long Jump 400 M Break Shot Put

6 lb.

(2 Areas of Field 1-Boy 1-Girl)

1:10 PM 400 M Softball Throw

(2 Areas of Field 1-Boy 1-Girl)

High Jump

(3 jumps at  each height)

Break

            1:45 PM                     Relays

                                                Grade 4 (2 Boys/ 2 Girls)

                                                Grade 5 (2 Boys/ 2 Girls)

                                                Grade 6 (2 Boys/ 2 Girls)           

                                                Grade 7 (2 Boys/ 2 Girls)

           

            2:15 PM                     Medals of Excellence Awarded

            2:30 PM                     Track Meet End


Lindeman Lake on Monday!

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Just a reminder that we are heading out to Lindeman Lake on Monday.  The weather is calling for scattered showers so please dress appropriately and don’t forget to bring water!  Also a reminder to keep the lunches peanut free as we have students who have nut allergies.

Looking forward to a great day enjoying God’s beautiful creation!