The Grade 6s will be going to see The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe tomorrow at The Theatre Guild. Kristina and I will be driving the students to the theatre in our cars.
If a Grade 6 is absent tomorrow, we will hold a draw for a Grade 4 or Grade 5 student that would like to take their place. The tickets were $10 each, so we do not want to waste it. If this happens, we will let parents know right away who will be going.
Please click on the link below for the details. Any questions, please let us know. Thank you, Kristi
We are so excited for the Holiday Party that is coming up on Friday, December 22nd. It is going to be much fun and merriment, and the children have a lot to share with you! More details will follow but for now, we just wanted to let you know the date, the time (arrival between 8:30-8:45 am) for a 9:00 am start, and the location (The Venue on George St.), generously offered by the Skinner Family (William in Casa).
A reminder that tomorrow the 11th and Thursday, December 14th, the MS students will be selling delicious homemade French Canadian tourtiere! These will be for sale in the kitchen for $15.00 each at the end of the school day on a first come first served basis.
We have had another great week in the Middle School this week. We have been chugging along with our academics leading up to the Christmas Holidays. There were a lot of items due at the end of the week so as long as things were submitted on time, the Middleschoolers should have a lighter load this weekend in terms of homework.
We have a few festive items on the docket for next week. On Tuesday afternoon we will be working on prototypes for our Christmas project which is TBA ASAP! On Thursday morning we will be heading to Springdale Country Manor (nursing home) with the elementary students to sing to our elderly friends.
Oh! I almost forgot! The students are making tortiere on Monday and Thursday with Jodi and they will be selling them after school (first come, first served) for $15. Be sure to get yours!
This week we were very engaged with getting prepared for the Lower Elementary Santa Shop. Students worked very hard to wrap presents, organize stations, and transform the classroom into a store. This year we raised $ 683.00 that will go towards the “Food Cupboard” to purchase fresh food in our local community. Students are proud of all their hard work. Way to go guys!
A big thank you to all students and staff who helped make this event a success!!!
Next week we have a busy week booked. On Thursday we will be singing Christmas carols to seniors at Springdale Nursing Home. This is highly enjoyed by the residents and students alike. Students also look forward to visiting one-on-one with the seniors and having a little snack. Next Friday we will be visiting CHEX TV where we will have a tour and learn about how the news gets made. We are very excited!
Please ensure students come prepared for the cold weather, especially with hats and mitts. It is very windy on our yard!
Last week half of the students studied the whys and hows of static electricity, and this week we are moving on to explore current electricity! There is a really terrific piece of material out there called ‘Snap Circuits’, which is like Lego, only with circuit components. Maria Montessori would have LOVED it! It is a material which teaches by doing. Students follow increasingly complex projects and learn about switches, fuses, resistors, motors, sensors… fascinating!
We have two sets in the classroom, but if anyone has a home set and would like to bring it in to work with, they are more than welcome. Ask your budding electricians to sketch their latest circuit drawing!
The other half of the students are continuing their learning in Forces and Motion by building wooden and cardboard toys/games which involve the movement of a marble.
The students are really enjoying thinking about, making and playing these games (truth: so is Joe!) Hopefully we can share these with the rest of the school when they are done.
The very exciting UE tradition of learning how to make a Gingerbread House from scratch is happening again, this year! We are working on it in small groups, most mornings, all next week. The students are all making one spectacular house, with many delicious features. Thanks to the students who are currently doing the tricky job of planning and building the cardboard template! Students have made some batches of dough have already, too. The Gingerbread House will be on display in the library the last week of school, and we will be raffling it off to one lucky winner at the Holiday party!
Joe’s Garage Band lives again! There is another UE Holiday Party Song in the works — a ‘nod’ to the Beatles’ famous ‘Come Together’ song. We wrote our own lyrics, and there are many ways for students to participate. Can’t wait to share it with you!
Students have voted in their classroom meeting to have a Secret Santa gift exchange. A group of students is organizing it. They are aiming to get out more information next week to families about the details.
Ricart has been able to send us some samples for the KMS clothing order and they will be out on a table in the hall today and tomorrow at 3:30 pm. In light of giving our families time with the samples, they have extended the online clothing order to this coming Sunday at midnight! Elementary families, please remember to order your child’s gym clothes, if they do not already have them or need new ones.