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.
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.
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.
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.
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