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Elementary News: January 25

posted Jan 25, 2013, 4:43 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 25, 2013, 5:24 AM by Unknown user ]

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a restful day yesterday. Read on for news about the upcoming Elementary Picnic, and Bruce Coville's visit. 

Elementary Picnic: I have heard singing in the hallways as the children prepare their pieces for Ms. Joy's Elementary School Picnic. Please ask your children to contact her early, as I believe slots are filling up:

ASA Pick-up: Mr. Te Huki would like to request that children are picked up by their own parents, driver or nanny after the ASAs. Also, that students attending tennis need to be picked up at the courts. This will avoid confusion when children are to head home.

Atlantic Rowers: Mr. D's 3C class joined some MS/HS students to see off 4 rowers who are making their way by boat across the Atlantic. The rowers have been in Dakar the last two months, and have been working with local schools in environmental awareness projects. Here are some photos of their departure on Wednesday, and the link to their web site is here (where you can follow their progress):

Oar Northwest Atlantic Rowers

Note from the School Nurse: A few children in the Elementary School have been treated for head lice. Head lice is a very common condition that occurs in schools where children have close physical contact. It’s wise to treat the whole family if you see any evidence of either eggs or lice. You can purchase treatment from a local pharmacy. All bedding must also be washed in hot water.

Reading Week: Here are a few of the events that will be taking place the week of Bruce Coville's visit! on Feb 11-14:

Opening Ceremony - 9:00 Mon.:
     1. Welcome
     2. Teacher Readers Theater
     3. Draw for lunch with Bruce - students given the chance of lunch with the author
     4. Who's behind the Book? - mystery teacher readers
     5. Bruce Coville - the man himself!
Also in the week:
- Decorate your door competition - big prize for winning class!
- DEAR  for 15 mins a day - random times each day
- Storytelling/Drama  - Ms. Shelly's storytelling
- Pyjama Party Friday - children bring pjs, cuddly toys and read
- Movie Night - on a book theme
- Bruce Coville presents.... Feb 13th 5:30-7:00 (readings and signing)

Upcoming Events:

- February 2; Gaucher Soccer Tournament
- February 4: Week of School Photographs
- February 11: Reading Week: Bruce Coville visits
- February 13: Bruce Coville reading and book signing - 5:30
- February 18: President's Day & WAIST - SCHOOL CLOSED
- February 15: PD Afternoon: 12:00 Dismissal
- February 22: Elementary Picnic

Kind regards,

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D
Elementary School Principal