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

Beach Day Re-scheduled

Due to the high possibility of poor weather and lightning on Friday, September 13th, we have re-scheduled our annual school wide Beach Day to take place on Thursday, September 19th. A new permission form was sent home to notify parents of this change. Please sign this new form and return it to school as soon as possible.

September 19th is also the day of our Family Corn Roast. This event takes place from 4:30-6:00 at the school and is a great opportunity to connect with old friends and meet the staff. We have many returning staff but also some new members to meet. The PAC is planning to serve chili and corn for dinner. The meal is free to families. A donation to our breakfast program is always appreciated.

Thanks to Farmer John’s for allowing us to cook the corn and chili in their kitchen. Also, a big thanks to Sarah Maier, Jessica Washtock, Christine Barbour and all our other PAC members who are helping to prepare and present the Beach Day and Corn Roast meals!

Bell Schedule Adjusted to Accommodate Students on Busses-Changed August 30th

Please note that we have made a last minute adjustment to our bell schedule. With our bus students travelling from a wide area around Grindrod School, our bussing needs are complex. Every effort is made to make our bus runs as safe and efficient as possible. In order to support all students who receive transportation support, we have made this bell schedule adjustment. See below for details.

BELL SCHEDULE 2019-2020

8:10 a.m. School begins
8:10 – 9:39 Instructional time
9:39 – 9:54 Recess
9:54 – 11:22 Instructional time
11:22 – 11:47 LUNCH BREAK – Students go outside to play
11:47 – 12:04 Students eat their lunches in their classrooms
12:04 – 2:02 Instructional time
2:02 p.m. School dismissal

Information Regarding School Start Up

Biking at the year end camping trip to Fintry Provincial Park!
  1. We hope you have all had a fabulous summer! We are so excited to be planning for the new school year and can’t wait to see all our students and families again. We wanted to provide some basic information as you think about school start up next week. See below for details.
  2. First day is Tuesday, September 3rd for all students EXCEPT new kindergarten students. When students come to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, they are to line up as they did last school year.  Students will be in their last year classrooms for this first day back. Traditionally, the first day of school has been a day to reconnect with the teacher and peers from the previous school year.  This procedure allows us to finalize our numbers with any new registrations in order to configure our classrooms with certainty.  All new students are asked to report to the office. At 10:15 we will have a welcome assembly. Dismissal on this first part day is at 11:02am.
  3. The first full day of school for grade 1-7 students will be Wednesday, September 4th. School begins at 8:10am and ends at 2:02pm.
  4. Kindergarten students have a gradual entry schedule outlined in the kindergarten information sheet provided to all families of kindergarten students.  The first full day of school for kindergarten students will be on Friday, September 13th, which is our Tuey Park whole school fieldtrip day.
  5. We kindly ask that you do not purchase school supplies.  Supplies are purchased by the school in order to ensure students have what they need according to teacher preference and planning.  Please access our newsletter for more information.  Our 2019-2020 school fee schedule can be found in the September 2019 newsletter to be sent home on September 4th.

Year End Awards Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 School Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 12 students who were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in 6 categories of school life this year. They include…

Joden Stocker Junior Athlete Anouk Maier Senior Athlete

Madelyn Kent Junior Arts Oceanna Astill Senior Arts

Kyla Yurkin Jr. Citizenship Katie Cyr Sr. Citizenship

Aiden Casey Jr. Perseverance Kayden Loewen Sr. Perseverance

Hudson Jansen Jr. Most Improved Lee Hickling Sr. Most Improved

Nathan Couch Jr. Overall Achieve. Joelle Harris Sr. Overall Achieve.

Hudson Jansen and Oceanna Astill are missing from this photograph.