Our final week of school is right around the corner and we have exciting activities planned.
On Monday, June 24th we are hosting a school wide fun day of activities in the morning and then our annual Grindrod Student Garage Sale in the afternoon beginning at 12:30. The garage sale is our students opportunity to buy, barter or sell good unwanted toys, books, baked goods or treasures they no longer want for themselves. Items should be priced at home at a level affordable to students. If sent on the bus they must be in a small box or cloth bag at a size that can fit easily on your child’s lap.
On Tuesday, all students will go to the Salmon Arm Waterslides for the day. Permission forms have been sent home and their is a $10 per child cost for this event. The school and PAC are covering the bus costs. Please have forms and money in by Monday morning. Parents are welcome to attend.
On Wednesday, we have our school and school grounds clean up in the morning, along with fun activities in classroom. In the afternoon, we host our Grad Seven Leaving Ceremony. This begins at 12:45 and everyone is welcome. We are very proud of this group of outstanding school leaders!
On Thursday, school begins at the regular time. We have our final assembly at 9:00, which includes a slideshow of students from all classes. All families are welcome. After the assembly, students will return to their classes to collect their reports. Dismissal is at 10:03 on Thursday.
Today we held our annual school track meet with intermediate level students. Athletes participated in long jump, sprints, 400m run, long jump and high jump. In training they have also been practicing the 4×100 meter relay. After the dust settled at our meet, 27 students qualified for the district track meet to be held next Tuesday, June 4th at Little Mountain Sport Complex in Salmon Arm. This is the largest contingency of athletes we have sent to the districts in years and we are very proud of our athletes and coaches for their efforts in training.
On Friday, May 24th beginning at 4:30 our school is hosting its annual Family Fun Fair. The event boasts a great taco dinner, Carnival games and bouncy houses, a community supported silent auction, raffles, cake walk and draws. In keeping with our farming heritage, Mr. Richardson will organize a chicken plop! The three hour event is one of our school’s main fundraisers with proceeds supporting wonderful extracurricular events and projects. We thank our many community donors and volunteers for their generous support of our school this year!
On Friday, May 17th, our Grindrod staff is hosting an opportunity for parents to join us to discuss our school goals and ways to enhance learning opportunities at Grindrod Elementary. We are very proud of our little school, our students, staff and supportive community. We value your input and know that together we can build even more opportunities for students and families to thrive. Everyone is welcome. Please join us this Friday, from 10:00-11:30am at the school. Free childminding is available by our staff.
On Thursday, May 16th, beginning at 12:45, we invite our parents to our annual Parent Appreciation Tea. With such a supportive community, we have much to be thankful for and we hope you will attend this celebration event. Coffee, tea, treats and student entertainment will be provided.