Week of Sept. 4th-7th

Welcome (Back) to Middle School!

We had a great first week back and we all survived the heat. I must say, I am pretty excited about the arrival of the cooler weather!

Here are some important documents that we wanted you to have:

Middle School Schedule: Middle School Schedule 2018-2019 – Overview

Important Dates Document: Important Dates 201819

Please check the blog posts each week as you will find a summary and photos of the week’s events, as well as any important information that you need to know for the upcoming week.

PAST WEEK

Grocery Store Outing

This past Friday we took a trip to the Independent to check out what the store has to offer and to complete a Scavenger Hunt that forced us to find our way around the store! The students came up with some pretty creative answers to the Hunt! All in all the trip was a great success. Thank you to Darlene and Christal for getting us there and back safely!

UPCOMING

Grocery Pick-Up – Monday, September 10th

Thank you to Ida who will be taking the students to pick up groceries tomorrow (Monday).

Swim Test – Tuesday, September 11th

It is industry standard for students going on a school expedition to complete a swim test each year. Arti and Neel Joshi have kindly offered us their pool for the second year in a row to complete this test. I am a National Lifeguard Service certified guard so I will administer the swim test. Students will swim 4 at a time. Once the test is complete, we will return back to school. This is really just an opportunity to gauge student level of comfort in and near the water. Students will be asked to swim some lengths of the pool (any stroke) and tread water for 1 minute. The swim test will take place on Tuesday, September 11th in the morning. Students should wear their bathing suits to school under their clothes to save time. They will be given a place to change at the Joshi’s house before returning to school. Thank you to Christal, Arti and Judy for volunteering to drive.

Here is the Notification of Off-Premises Activity for this trip: NOOPA MS – Sept 11 Joshi Pool

Digital Literacy Workshop – Thursday, September 13th

We will have the pleasure of welcoming Pat Maitland to the Middle School on Thursday afternoon to talk about Digital Literacy and about how we want to portray ourselves online. We are really looking forward to this session with Pat and we know that we will all learn a lot from her.

Fall Welcoming – Friday, September 14th

Please join us after school on Friday to visit all of the classrooms and say hi to the teachers (and students!) This is a very informal visit but rumour has it some grade 7s are planning on making some homemade treats!

LOOKING AHEAD

Grocery Pick-Up – Monday, September 17th

Thank you to Judy who will be taking the students to pick up groceries next Monday.

Bike Trip – September 18th – 21st

We are finalizing details for the trip. Please expect more information to come your way early this week.

 

I hope you had a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

A.J.

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