In the Loop…

Hey BPS!

We hope you are enjoying this FUNtabulous Family Day weekend!  Remember that we are nearing the end of February and still have TONS of things on the go.  Many of our students have been sharing some of the ideas they have put on their RAK calendars and it has been wonderful to hear that people have been enjoying this family activity!  Keep it up – we look forward to seeing those calendars coming back!  Making Kindness the Norm is having an impact.

This week is the last week to collect donations for our Dance-a-Thon!  Envelopes are due back on Monday February 25th.  Our goal is $10,000 to paint our tarmac, install a buddy bench, finish our Modern Learning Technology and Innovation Space, and update our AV equipment for the gym.  For every $5 raised, students will get a raffle ticket for one of our amazing prizes!  The ideas that some of our students have if they win ‘Principal for a Day’ are pretty creative….Thank you to everyone for your support!

This week we have some Play Partner recesses, lice checks, 3D printing workshops for Intermediates, a basketball tournament, a few Scientist in School Field Trips and many other great things happening.

Stay tuned later this week for more information about our Dance-a-Thon and our visit from Scott Graham, anti-bullying presenter!

Enjoy Family Day together!

 

Spring Math – Math is Outside Too!

Spring Math – Math is Outside Too!

Spring and nice weather make for a great time to get outdoors and connect with math. Whether you are taking a walk, filling compost bags with leaves or starting to build that garden shed, there are many opportunities to engage in rich mathematical discussions with your child.

Here are some questions you can pose to your child as you engage with nature:

  • What shapes do you see in that house?
  • How tall do you think that tree is?
  • How far do you think we walked today?
  • How many piles of leaves do you think will fit into this bag?
  • How many ___ did you see on our walk?
  • How many windows do you think are in that building?
  • How long do you think it will take us to walk one kilometer?
  • If we double our pace how long do you think it will take us to get home?

So the next time you spend some time outdoors with your child, take some time to engage in some math talk!

You may also be interested in reading a new article for parents written by Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University.

Developing Mathematical Mindsets, The Need to Interact with Numbers Flexibly and Conceptually

To find out what your child will learn in math this year or to find other fun activities that you can do together as a family, please visit http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/Math/Pages/default.aspx.  Be sure to also try our Problem of the Month

Today is an Inclement Weather Day

Good morning,

Please be advised that all school buses, minivans and taxi’s servicing the York Region District School Board, and York Catholic District School Board are cancelled for today Tuesday February 12th, 2019 due to forecasted inclement weather. Please be advised that schools WILL remain open.

What a GREAT Day!

While the rest of the world was fighting the ice and cold, we were inside having fun!  Today we had a Colour House ‘Minute to Win It’ Hula Hoop Contest and kicked off our Annual School Council Fundraiser!  The fundraiser packages and information will come home tomorrow – but we know many kids are already pumped for the raffle prizes!