Skiing Postponed Due to the Cold

Cross Country Skiers enjoy their first Winter Rec. Day at Larch Hills.

Our first ski days were this past week and they were very successful. Unfortunately, with temperatures reaching -21c and colder, we have decided to postpone both downhill and cross country skiing for this week. Our make up day for downhill and Cross Country will be Wednesday, February 12th. Thank you for your support as we work through these changes.

New Hoodies for our Grade 7s

Each year our PAC supports the purchase of school hoodies for all of our grade 7s. In the attached picture you will see 15 of our 16 current grade 7 class. These students want to extend a very sincere and exitement filled thank you to our PAC for their generosity. These hoodies are worn proudly by the members of our outstanding Grade 7 group!

Grindrod Hosts Long Range Facilities Plan Public Meeting-Please Join Us!

On Tuesday, January 7th, beginning at 6:00pm, Grindrod Elementary will be the host site for the first of several district and board lead consultation meetings regarding the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan. All community members are welcome to attend. This presentation will focus primarily on the Enderby/Grindrod long range facility proposals so it will be particularly important for families involved with the Grindrod, MV Beattie and AL Fortune schools. We encourage the community’s input as we work together to create the best long range facilities plan possible.

Below you will find an excerpt from the SD 83 website outlining the consultation process as well as a link to the Long Range Facilities Plan 2020-2029. We hope to see you at Grindrod Elementary on Tuesday, January 7th.

District Communication Exerpt:

The Board of Education adopted the draft 2020-29 long range facilities plan and will now begin the work of looking at all options, consulting, and then determining which of the options will actually become part of its final plan. The Board is open to discussions on options contained in the report as well as any other options potentially arising during the consultation process.

The Board decided that a series of regional consultation meetings on the long range facility plan will soon be organized and advertised so the public can have input into the development of the final plan. Written submissions to the Board are also being encouraged.

View the draft Long Range Facilities Plan 2020-2029 here

The Board also had a discussion around what ideal grade configuration might be, keeping in mind the realities of the district’s facilities and locations.

Winter Concert on Thursday

This Thursday, December 12th we will host two concerts. This first begins at 10:15am and the second is at 6:00pm. The theme of our concert this year is “A Night at the Movies,” a features dramatic performances by students in the grade 5/6/7 class as well as theme songs by all classes. The students were enthusiastic about the theme and are very excited to share their performance with you! Both performances will be in full costume. Our singers are asked to dress in their best for the concert and can add some Christmas or winter themed accents if they’d like. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Mr. Koenig directs the action at our Monday concert rehearsaL.

Family Letter Writing Day

Each year we promote writing by hosting a Family letter writing day. This is a time for family and friends of our students to come to the school and sit with our kids to write letters for the holiday season. Before the event we teach proper letter writing format. On Letter Writing Day, Friday, December 6th, we invite our post master to join us at the school to sell stamps and post letters. Send a few dollars with your child if you would like to buy these stamps or bring your own when you come. Also, please send your home address and three mailing addresses of family and friends so your child knows where to mail their letters. The fun begins at 12:45 on the 6th!

Jaxon shows off his Genius Project with Colton looking on!