Here we go!

Student Learning Plans now well under way! The meetings are in
Person, and held in our classroom. Please phone the school upon arrival and someone will meet you at the front doors to bring you in. Please remember the masks are required for all adults and students Grade 4 and older. The VSB strongly encourages younger students to wear masks as well and I would also appreciate it.

If you have not already booked a time for this essential part of the program please go to the calendar and email me a first and second choice for a meeting time as soon as possible.

Every registered student now has a personal envelop for returning assignments, picking up materials etc. It can be found in the Home Learner Tote n the front steps of the school. Please check it frequently. Feel free to decorate it! 😊

Another essential part of the program is the Activation assignment. They are due on September 29th. Feel free to pick them up from the tote ahead of time.

Save the Date: Monday Oct 1 is school photo day. Details to follow.

Orange Shirt Day is a community wide initiative to acknowledge the impact that Residential Schools have had on Indigenous people in Canada. This year our Orange Shirt Day is September 29. Please note that school will not be in session on September 30, the new statutory day of reflection.

There are many other special even days, and days when school is not in session. These include Professional Days, Stat holidays, Portfolios Meeting dates, Immunization clinics, Winter Break/Spring Break etc. These will be posted on the calendar attached to the Blog.

I’ve attached information about resources and events your children might also be interested.                    I am very much enjoying the Student Learning Plan meetings, and look forward to meeting with you soon.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)  Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology – SCWIST. is hosting workshops and events for kids from K-12, currently online. All workshops are free.

For Science Literacy week 2021  http://www.scienceliteracy.ca/, they are hosting virtual Climate themed hands-on activities for kids ages 7-12, from Sep 21st-Sep 24th.  They host live sessions and also provide pre-recorded videos of the activities and instructions to all schools that register. The materials needed for the activities are easy to find household materials. ​​​​​​​

Sessions planned: 1. Learn about the factors affecting climate

  1. Be a polar bear and learn about polar adaptations
  2. How does climate change affect food chains
  3. Day 4 is surprise​​​​​​​

Link for sign up.

FuturePLAY are thrilled to support STEM Sorority (a club that offer girls a comfortable and supportive environment to explore their passion for STEM) and their latest initiative – Project Escape. This Escape Room activity is for grade 6-7 students to incorporate & build upon their science knowledge.

Check out THIS video to learn more. Also, here is the link to the Project Escape description to include links to all the Project Escape materials.

To get the project scape for your class go here:  https://www.stemsorority.com/project-escape/

If you have any questions you can contact STEM Sorority : stemsorority@gmail.com or Mónica Aguirre @maguirre@vsb.bc.ca

 

In the Know

Topic: Beyond Behaviours: When Is It More? What It Looks Like at Ages 4 to 8 years

When our kids are having a hard time, or we are seeing something for the first time, we might wonder what’s going on?  In this video conversation, a parent and a counsellor talk about the developmental stages of 4 to 8 year old children, what are typical behaviours and how do we know when something more might be going on.  This conversation is for all families and caregivers who feel like they are parenting in the deep end of the swimming pool or are just wondering what they can do when it feels like more.

Date:  Monday, September 20 @ 4:30-6:00 PM

Registration: Click here to Register

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