Wishing our families that celebrate tomorrow, a Joyous Ridvan and an Eid Mubarak!
We have had a busy week this week and the pace is not slowing down! Keep reading for a short summary of this week and a look ahead to next.
This week our Grade 7’s had thier Outdoor Education Field Trip, some of our Primary classes had a Scientist in the School Virtual Field Trip, we hosted a few junior basketball games and have been busy practising for our May 4th Spring Concert, our badminton tournament and our basketball tournaments. As a school and in our classes, we acknowledged Holocaust Remembrance Day and continued to participate in events to celebrate Autism Acceptance month.
Today our Robotics teams competed in the area robotics tournament. The students coded our Lego robots to complete various NASA themed tasks like collecting space junk, moving storage pods, and helping astronauts on a space walk. Both Junior and Intermediate teams did really well for our first competition in several years. The Juniors placed seventh and our Intermediates placed fourth. Great job everyone! Check out our instagram for a photo of their robots.
EcoClub – we have an electronics bin at school for the week next week where we are able to safely dispose of a variety of old or broken technology. Please see the flyer posted below for more details and feel free to dispose of your home electronics next week.
Sports – our Junior basketball teams have thier Area tournaments on Tuesday and Friday and our Badminton team has a mini tournament too!
Spirit Days – Wednesday we have our final Autism Acceptance Day (see below) and Thursday we are having a Colour House Spirit Activity
Summer School – Emails for Summer School grades 6-8 will be coming home. Registration is through My Pathway Planner. The York Region District School Board offers a Grade 6, 7 & 8 Summer School program. This 15-day literacy and numeracy program is designed to reinforce curriculum and is not an acceleration opportunity. Students must register in the program for their current school grade. For example, a grade 7 student would register for the grade 7 program as it reinforces grade 7 content. https://www2.yrdsb.ca/schools-programs/elementary-school/summer-programs/elementary-summer-school-registration-now-open
Grade 8 Reach Ahead – The York Region District School Board will once again be offering Grade 8 Reach Ahead programs where students can earn a high school credit! This course is for students who are currently completing Grade 8 and entering Grade 9 this Fall. https://www2.yrdsb.ca/schools-programs/elementary-school/summer-programs/2023-grade-8-reach-ahead-registration-now-open
Summer Institute – For students who are looking for fun and learning this summer,York Region District School Board’s Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8. – https://www2.yrdsb.ca/schools-programs/elementary-school/summer-programs/summer-institute
Every Student Counts Survey – Student and family input is important to us. The York Region District School Board will be conducting the Every Student Counts Survey with students (Grades K-12) to help us better understand our student population and school communities. This week, students in Grades 4-12 will be invited to complete the student survey and will be provided with in-class time to complete it. Students from Grades K-3 will be invited to complete a survey at home with their parent, guardian or caregiver. Translated versions of the survey will be available. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
Save the Dates – May 1st is our School Council Meeting at 7 p.m. May 4th is our Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m.