With Hallowe’en approaching quickly, we thought it timely to send out a couple of notes about our week ahead.
On Monday coming we will be doing a school wide guessing activity where our learners have to guess the number of eyeballs in a jar for a chance to win a prize. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, a photo of the jar will be e-mailed to teachers to show their classes on their whiteboards.
On Tuesday, we invite everyone to wear their spookiest Hallowe’en colors to school. They are also free to wear a Hallowe’en headband or hat. (Again, please don’t go out and spend money on this – use what you already have at home! Life is expensive enough as it is and we don’t want to add to it.)
Our school will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday of next week (October 28-29) for teacher professional development. (A full list of our closures is under the “calendar” tab on our website.)
We will celebrate Hallowe’en on Friday of next week. Our learners can wear their costumes during their class parties in the afternoon. Please keep costumes as simple as possible as parents aren’t allowed in the school to assist with make-up and costumes. And, as we are an elementary school with very young children, we kindly ask that costumes and/or props are not of a violent nature.
Library Learning Commons
As we are evolving our school’s library into a library learning commons, we are looking for some bar stools to go along with our “Tech Cafe”. If you have some that you are no longer using, please consider donating them to us. You can e-mail our Teacher Librarian, Roxanne Penney, for more details.
Lifetouch Photography will be here on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 to do school photography. We’ll send out more details as we get closer to the date.
“So you want to talk about race”
A group of teachers and our administration will begin a book study next week of the book, “So you want to talk about race” (written by Ijeoma Oluo). The book study will be facilitated by a former Newfoundlander, Heather Carroll, now a director with the Maple League of Universities in Atlantic Canada. Through this program we are hoping to look at our school through the lens of race in an effort to ensure that we are as welcoming and inclusive as possible. This is especailly important in light of events going on around our world and in light of the diverse population in our learning community.