By: Jenna Cammie, Heather Cooper, Emily Payne
Over the weekend our school community came together to celebrate Christmas with our annual Tree Trimming event. The grade five and six class organized the afternoon event with games, colouring, music, signing, and decorating the school Christmas tree. New families to our school brought ornaments to add to the decorations already donated from past years. The winner of the 50/50 contest was Ms. Barb Anderson. Teresa Coleman won the candy guessing game. We would like to thank Ms. Yvette Coleman for accompanying on piano and leading the sing-a-long.
On Tuesday evening our school hosted our annual Christmas concert. It was a very special night with class performances, choir performances, brass band performance, a string band performance, a Brazilian Christmas performance and, a cello soloist. It was quite a night! We would like to thank Ms. Cindy Kawja who directed the choir, Ms. Gina Kane who directed the band, CBRH for loaning our school additional chairs, our staff, and students on a wonderful concert.
Earlier this week our students and staff got into the Christmas spirit with a red, green and white theme day for Christmas.
Today our Firefighters’ Toy Drive Stockings for Seniors Drive officially end. Thank you to our students and families for your generous support.
School closes for kindergarten to level 3 students on Tuesday, December 20. School will close for Junior Kindergarten on Thursday, December 22. School re-opens for all students on January 3, 2017.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Ethan Hicks and Cameron Bishop who received team medals at a novice hockey tournament this past weekend.
Congratulations to Lydia Rashleigh who received awards in skating for balance, control, and agility.
The junior kindergarten classes were very excited to take part in their first Christmas concert. They have finished making their Christmas cards and crafts this week. They sang some Christmas songs this week and listened to “Silent Night”.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had a lot of fun at the Christmas concert. They worked hard to learn their songs and poem. They enjoyed their Polar Express Day on Wednesday. The students wore their pyjamas to school, drank hot chocolate and used their Polar Express tickets to watch the movie.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is making beautiful “magic Santa keys” and writing more French words like “Joyeux Noël”, “cadeau” and “traineau”
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing more Christmas writing and finishing up their Christmas presents for their parents. They would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class enjoyed their French Immersion performance in the Christmas concert. The class worked really hard on their performance. They would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is happy and proud of their classmates and school on a great Christmas concert. They were excited to see the recording of the concert’s live stream the next day. The students are looking forward to Christmas break.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class did some fun Christmas activities in math and played a great game of French Christmas charades.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class visited Québec this week as part of their French Food Tour. The class enjoyed maple syrup pops prepared outside in the snow. The grade three and four students are almost ready to perform their play about the gingerbread man.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been busy this week with Christmas activities incorporated in math, French and language arts. They were very excited to take part in the annual Christmas concert on Tuesday evening. Great job, everyone!
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class made their own nativity scene in art and completed a Christmas booklet.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class enjoyed taking part in the Christmas concert on Tuesday night. The grade five students are making Christmas song madlibs this week. The grade six students are learning about Christmas traditions around the world in social studies.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is working on Christmas art projects this week. The students are also busy preparing acts for the variety show next week.
Our school is going ice skating on Monday. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
We will have a school wide pancake breakfast on Tuesday and a variety show at 1:00 pm.