Time is speeding up! Report cards will be sent home next week. The schedule for the second round of Portfolio meetings is now available for booking. Please email me with your first two preferred times in the next week or so.
Over the past two weeks both groups have been discussing the impact of the residential school system on Indigenous People in Canada. We watched “Spirit Bear”; a video for children produced by the TRC. We used a Know Wonder Learn (KWL) strategy to organize our discussions, thinking, and written responses. The Intermediate students also attended in an online conference on “Black Excellence” celebrating the roles and accomplishments of Black Canadian artists, scientists, athletes, politicians, celebrities and younger peer role models. As part of our Social Responsibility content we read “Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?” and talked about what simple kind acts we can do to make another person feel noticed and appreciated. We are creating Spring cards or Valentines to give to senior citizens living in care facilities as a way to lift their spirits. In the coming days we will be reading “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” and discussing how hurtful words and rumors are hard to undo, and how we can respond.
Some upcoming events: “Body Science Boot Camp for Parents” The PAC at Beaconsfield is sponsoring a parent workshop with Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators. Interested parents are invited you to a scheduled Zoom meeting with Julie Prodor on Monday February 14 6:30 -8:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85423386312?pwd=Q1B3RjdSdndIeU83WGNGN25qMmdmdz09 Meeting ID: 85423386312 Passcode: 724413 Student sessions will take place during the school day on Tuesday February 15th so unfortunately, this means that only our Monday/Tuesday group will be able to receive the student workshop. If you wish your child to OPT OUT of the student body Science workshop, please email the teacher no later than 9:00 Tuesday February 15th. For more information go to www.saleemanoon.com
Please note: The rules around self-isolation have changed and continue to be updated regularly. Currently this is the information we are following for fully vaccinated adults and children under 18: If you tested positive and are managing your illness at home you can end isolation when all three of these conditions are met: At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from test date if you did not have symptoms. Fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Symptoms have improved. You should avoid non-essential visits to higher risk settings such as long-term care facilities and gatherings, for another 5 days after ending isolation. All current information can be found on this website: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/if-you-have-covid-19
For the Grade 4&5 skier/snowboarders among us: The SnowPass program is available on line. Information about the program is available at https://goskiinggosnowboarding.ca/ and parents can apply on behalf of their child in grade 4 or 5 at www.snowpass.ca.