Support for HRA library

Dear Families,

Most students at Highroad Academy visit the HRA Library weekly. I am honored (thrilled) to serve our students as the school Librarian and am always excited to help our students become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and responsible assistants.

As our library and school community continue to grow, the library is always looking for new ways to acquire new books. Here are a few ways you could help:

  • Donate quality, gently used books from your home
  • Purchase a book from the list below
  • Donate a book in honor of your child’s teacher
  • Make a financial donation
  • Support upcoming Library Fundraising Events (details to follow)

As a thank you for your donations, donated books (ones that are brand new) will be labeled on the inside cover with your family name and picture!

Current books we are looking to acquire:

National Geographic Kids – Cost $5 – $25 (Scholastics/Amazon)

Sport Illustrated for Kids – Cost $15 – $35 (Scholastics/Amazon)

Rocks and Minerals for Kids – Cost $5 – $25 (Scholastics/Amazon)

Mighty Machines, Planes, Trains, Automobiles – Cost $10 – $35 (Scholastics/Amazon/Bookman/Nuggets)

I Survived by Lauren Tarshis – Any title – Cost $5 – $15 (Scholastics/Amazon/Bookman/Nuggets)

Other books:

The Gift of the Inuksuk   $27.01 Hardcover (Amazon)

Mr. Hiroshi’s Garden   $23.67 Hardcover (Amazon)

Carson Crosses Canada   $22.86 Hardcover (Amazon)

These Are My Words   $17.84 Hardcover (Chapters)

Refugee on the Run   $11.54 Hardcover (Focus on the Family )

The Blackguard Chronicles Book 5 Knight’s Scheme   $11.54 Hardcover  (Focus on the Family)

Dairen’s Rise, Arin’s Judgement, Annison’s Risk and Glennall’s Betrayal, Draven’s Defiance, Fedar’s Legacy   $20.99 Softcover 2 Book Set (Focus on the Family)

Your support of our school library is greatly appreciated! Please email questions to – sbritz@highroadacademy.com.

Sincerely,

Ms. Shirley Britz 

Oct. 25th-29th

 

Dear grade 6 community,

This week seems to have flown by! Students have been working hard on a number of new areas of study.

Students have been busy working on these areas:

Math-place value (numbers up to the billions, greater than, less than, rounding and an introduction to integers)

LA- Writing personal narratives, letter writing

Science- the scientific method, science as a discipline (moving on to a short study on solutions)

Social Studies– Levels of Government as it relates to international trade

Art- Remembrance Day Tableaux Project

Bible- Adaptation of a group game the students enjoy to reflect biblical figures

PE- Volleyball

Read Aloud- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt

In science, we will be making a connection to traditional ways of knowing by studying the important role Eulachon had in BC. “Eulachon, an oily fish, has been known as “candlefish” because First Nations cultures used the dried fish as a torch at night [64].” The processing of the fish lends very well to our study of solutions. I wondered if there are parents out there who have experience with eulachon or have and eulachon oil we can borrow to help us to make connections a little more deeply.

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

Oct. 27th Chapel Team- Oliver, Olivier, Landon, Nicolas, Brock, Liam, Jake, Tristan, Valyn 

Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 20 – Bible Memory Quiz-John 8:12 
Chapel Team: Jake, Jessa, Bronwyn, Nico, Brock, Liam, Izzy, Alina, Olivier
Please email if you become ill and need to cancel @ Dek33333@gmail.com
Oct. 22 – PD Day
Oct. 26- Picture retakes
Oct. 27th Chapel Team- Oliver, Olivier, Landon, Nicolas, Brock, Liam, Jake, Tristan, Valyn 
Nov. 7 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 12 – PD-School Closed
Nov. 17 – Jersey Day
Nov. 26 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Dec. 15 – Christmas Sweaters Day
Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

 

Oct. 18th-22nd (King’s Equal Celebration)

Thank you for all the support and encouragement you have poured into your students this past few weeks as we wrap up our first novel study and our first major class project. It is always a privilege to observe the creativity and giftings that shine when students are given space to create and demonstrate their growth!

I truly appreciate all the little things you are doing from home. Thank you for the generous contributions of snacks to the class party!

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

A note about absent students:

If your child is unwell, please continue to keep them home until symptoms resolve or a negative covid-19 test has been confirmed. If your child will miss multiple days of school, please email me as soon as possible so we can arrange some learning opportunities from home while they recover or isolate.

kfroyland@highroadacademy.com

Bible Memory Verse

Quiz-October 20th 

John 8:12 Jesus said, I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 20 – Bible Memory Quiz-John 8:12 
Chapel Team: Jake, Jessa, Bronwyn, Nico, Brock, Liam, Izzy, Alina, Olivier
Please email if you become ill and need to cancel @ Dek33333@gmail.com
Oct. 22 – PD Day
Oct. 26- Picture retakes
Nov. 7 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 12 – PD-School Closed
Nov. 17 – Jersey Day
Nov. 26 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Dec. 15 – Christmas Sweaters Day
Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

Snapshots:

Oct. 12th-15th

Dear grade six community,

This week students have been learning about writing an explanation! Check out this video for an anti example.

As students wrap up their first novel study, they will craft their very own board game! Part of this challenge will be writing clear and accurate instructions. We have completed our first draft of this activity. So, today students are getting a big chunk of time to work on their actual game.

Student crafted board games should include:

  • A theme related to the novel
  • 15 questions related to the novel or theme
  • A guide with directions and a diagram
  • game pieces
  • created on cards, poster board or paper (no computer games)
  • visually appealing to your target audience
  • evidence that your child put forth time, effort, and creativity
  • a growth mindset!
  • It might be necessary for students to work on this over the weekend or at home next week.
  • ALL BOARDGAMES DUE: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Class Celebration of Learning:

Rather than having a class party, I like to plan celebrations of learning for students after a big project. For example, on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, we will take the morning to present each game to the class. Then, in the afternoon we will play other games!

In the past, we have had a medieval-themed feast to share at lunch. Due to the challenges with COVID, we need to continue to bring in food that is prepackaged or prepared in a restaurant. I welcome students (parents) to get creative and bring in something to share for our feast if you are able. We have 21 students in total. We do have a NUT ALLERGY-BEWARE; no items with nuts will be permitted at our banquet.

Students are welcome to form a decorating committee and create classroom decor for our room, transforming it from classroom to castle!

Students are also welcome to come dressed up as their favorite characters from the novel. For example, costumes might include a wolf, princess, villager, king, queen, and goats!

I look forward to seeing the students shine!

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

Pizza:

https://munchalunch.com/

*Orders must be submitted 8 days BEFORE the next pizza lunch. Be careful as you navigate the webpage. You can preorder for many weeks. Be careful when you select the dates! Pizza is no longer available to be paid for on pizza day.

October Bible Verses:

Quiz- Oct. 13

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving make your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Quiz-October 20th 

John 8:12 Jesus said, I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 11 – Thanksgiving-No School 

Oct. 13 – Fall Colours Day/Bible Memory Quiz/Chapel

*Chapel Team: Mya, Alina, Izzy, Kaylie, Olivier, Brock, Nico, Landon, Micah, Jake, Liam (Tristan and Arielle @ 9am)
Oct. 20 – Bible Memory Quiz
Oct. 22 – PD Day
Oct. 26- Picture retakes
Nov. 7 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 12 – PD-School Closed
Nov. 17 – Jersey Day
Nov. 26 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Dec. 15 – Christmas Sweaters Day
Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

Snapshots:

Reflections from this week/ Looking ahead Oct. 4th-8th

Dear grade 6 community,
Over the past 10 days, students have been working together to learn about the legacy of residential schools in Canada and exploring hope for our future through the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). We have used a child-friendly TRC version of the calls to action created by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. We also learned of Chanie Wenjeck’s difficult experience through art and song. Please know, I did sensor this experience so that strong content was not viewed by students. This afternoon students started crafting letters to both the Prime Minister and our local Member of Parliament sharing their commitment to the calls to action and requesting our leaders work towards reconciliation for all Canadians. These letters will be mailed upon completion.
Looking to next week, we ask all students who are feeling unwell to remain at home until symptoms pass or they have been tested for covid-19 and a negative result is confirmed. Thank you for your care and support as we continue to navigate school in a pandemic, our community has been impacted and we pray for healing for those who are suffering at this time. If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to the school administration. I remain committed to welcoming students into a safe learning space where we wear our masks (if we are able), wash our hands regularly, and work together to sanitize the classroom throughout the day.
Learning focus includes: novel study, current events, writing-explaining, art-life island, social studies-government, science-scientific method, Bible-Love Does the project, math-variables, pattern rules (unit conclusion and assessment), basic greetings in french.
Enjoy the extra family time this weekend,
Ms. Froyland
Prayer for Reconciliation
God, reconciliation is a big word, help us to always listen with our hearts, as well as our ears. Help us to see with our hearts, as well as our eyes. Help us to speak the truth, and to listen for the truth. Help guide us on the path towards reconciliation. Amen.

Truth then Reconciliation opportunities in Chilliwack:

Pizza:

Our pizza lunches will begin on Sept. 28th. Pre-order pizza slices online at https://munchalunch.com/

*Orders must be submitted 8 days BEFORE the next pizza lunch. Be careful as you navigate the webpage. You can preorder for many weeks. Be careful when you select the dates! Pizza is no longer available to be paid for on pizza day.

October Bible Verses:

This year students will be asked to both memorize bible verses and reflect on these words. As you support your child from home, please take time to explore the stories and meaning behind each verse.

Quiz- October 13th

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving make your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Quiz-October 20th 

John 8:12 Jesus said, I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

 

Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 29 – Orange Shirt Day https://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Sept. 30 – Truth And Reconciliation Day- No School

Oct. 1 – PD Day (Teachers are working on: Professional Learning Communities-Project selection and action planning & Teacher Genius Hour Projects-teacher directed personal professional growth project)

Oct. 6- No Chapel 
Oct. 11 – Thanksgiving-No School 

Oct. 13 – Fall Colours Day/Bible Memory Quiz
Oct. 20 – Bible Memory Quiz
Oct. 22 – PD Day
Nov. 7 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 12 – PD-School Closed
Nov. 17 – Jersey Day
Nov. 26 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Dec. 15 – Christmas Sweaters Day
Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

Sept. 27th-Oct 1st

 

Dear grade 6 community,

This week we focused on building community. We studied the actions and growth mindset of a B.C. teenager. At just eighteen years old, Terry Fox captured the attention and heart of our nation fostering a legacy of grit and determination. We welcomed Mr. Funk into our class to learn more about his engagement in the Terry Fox Foundation and the Ride of Hope https://terryfox.org/terry-fox-ride-of-hope/. We learned how hard Terry trained for months to prepare mentally, physically, and spiritually (reading scripture and journaling). We also learned Terry had a team standing with him and for him. Along the journey, Terry and his team even had to practice the difficult path of reconciling strained relationships. While the Marathon of Hope was cut short, Terry Fox’s dream of igniting hope and compassion for his cause was fully realized. Our students set personal goals to run for Terry yesterday, embracing the hard physical effort as they reflected on his incredible legacy. Please see the student’s word art inspired through their learning.

 

This week we also started a practice of reflecting and remembering our nation’s call for Truth and then Reconciliation. I have included several links in case you are interested in learning more about what we are up to. Please send students to school in orange shirts on Oct. 29th as we remember and honor our indigenous community members and neighbors.

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

Worship Team:

No worship for a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 24- Ms. Froyland away from class- Substitute teacher

Sept. 29 – Orange Shirt Day https://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Sept. 30 – Truth And Reconciliation Day- No School

Oct. 1 – PD Day
Oct. 11 – Thanksgiving-No School 

Oct. 13 – Fall Colours Day
Oct. 22 – PD Day
Nov. 7 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 12 – PD-School Closed
Nov. 17 – Jersey Day
Nov. 26 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Dec. 15 – Christmas Sweaters Day
Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

10 Days for Truth then Reconciliation in our classroom:

https://www.canva.com/design/DAEqNXQmGgw/FC29-GmHkqXyMKBcpkgz9A/view?utm_content=DAEqNXQmGgw&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent#3

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Actions (child-friendly language):

https://fncaringsociety.com/sites/default/files/child_friendly_calls_to_action_web.pdf

Ministry of Education Indigenous Perspective and Knowledge in the classroom:

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/indigenous-education-resources

Snapshots: