Students Visit UBC Okanagan

Members of the Grindrod Grizzlies volleyball team met the UBC Okanagan University volleyball team after cheering them on to victory against the Manitoba Bisons. This is our team’s second year visiting the university to promote our team’s volleyball development. The players were thrilled to meet the varsity team and to have autographs signed.

Off to The Pumpkin Patch

This week all of our classes will head out to Greencroft Gardens for a farm and Pumpkin Patch visit. While at the farm the students will learn about harvesting crops. Then they will head to Greencroft’s big pumpkin patch to choose their pumpkins. Divisions 2, 4 and 5 (Mr. Pare’s Mrs. Kemitzis and Mrs. Dodd’s classes) will go to the pumpkin patch onTuesday afternoon, while Divisions 1,3 and 6 classes (Mrs. Smith’s, Ms. Ternent’s and Mrs. Foulger’s classes) will head out on Wednesday afternoon. Remember to bring a toonie if you’d like to buy a pumpkin. We ask that students also bring a bag (preferably cloth) to carry their pumpkin home. Dressing for the weather, with appropriate farm footwear is also recommended.

Terry Fox Run -Tuesday

On Tuesday, September 24th, our staff and students will participate in our annual Terry Fox Run. We will begin with an assembly at 12:45 and then head out for our run right afterward. Our goal is to raise one dollar for every member of our school which would be about $150 in total. Parents are very welcome to participate and we hope to see you Tuesday afternoon. Please send or bring a loonie in support of finding a cure for cancer.

Beach Day and Corn Roast-Thursday, September 19th

With good weather expected Thursday we are excited for two of our favourite annual school events. During the school day, the students will go to Tuey (Waterwheel) Park in Enderby for a day of outdoor hands on learning. Students will drum, collect and identify insects from water samples, investigate erosion in a group challenge, build sand creations and dissect owl pellets while learning about these amazing noctural predators. Our parent volunteers will host a hot dog lunch for the students. Please send your children with water bottles, appropriate outdoor clothing (layered) and footwear, and snacks. Parents are most welcome to attend. The fun begins at about 9:50 at the park.

From 4:30 -6:00 this same evening we are hosting our Corn Roast and chili dinner at the school. This is a great opportunity for families to meet the staff and reconnect with school friends. The dinner is by donation with proceeds going to our breakfast program. We hope you can make it.

We thank Farmer Johns and Demilles for their generous donations to our Corn Roast as well as to all our parent volunteers and staff that help to prepare the meal.

Beach Day drumming – September 2018