Spring Break has arrived

Our class spent today reflecting on our blessings. In keeping with the themes we have been exploring in our novel study “Breadwinner” we made chai tea this morning and explored the similarities and differences between the novel and the movie during the afternoon.

Please see the email sent from Mr. Morris regarding the latest information for the coming weeks.

I pray you will all have a safe and blessed spring break!

Ms. Froyland

 

Calling all Students interested in Participating in the Math Competition

Dear Parents,

Does your child really enjoy Math and solving problems? There is an opportunity for our Grades 5, 6 and 7 students to compete in a Math competition for various prizes including electronics, gadgets, games and more! The competition is funded by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematics Sciences. It takes place on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at UBC Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver. Transport to this competition would be the responsibility of the parent. This is a full day event that starts at 10 am and finishes at 3:45pm. Your child will need to bring a water bottle, snack and packed lunch (for yourself and your child). The registration fee is $30 and the deadline for registration is March 31.

If you would like more information on the competition, please see https://www.elmacon.org/competition-format.

I would like to know how many students have registered for this competition so I can help and support them with specific Math prep sessions before the competition.  Please email raugustin@highroadacademy.com if you have registered your child in this competition. In your email to me, please list the class and name of your child.  I will be at the competition, alongside you, as a support to your child.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Augustin

March 9-13

Pancake Breakfast

Every year, the intermediates celebrate the beginning of March and the coming of Spring Break with a little Intermediate Community pancake breakfast. Any parent help would be welcome, whether it is helping make pancakes, bringing pancakes, set-up or take down. We always have lots of fun. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know via email. The pancake breakfast will be Friday, March 13 8:00-8:30.

Green Day

This Friday students are encouraged to wear green day!

Help Needed

On Wednesday, April 1 from 9:15-10:00 am we are having a Career day assembly.  The plan is to have different careers (jobs) represented at tables in the chapel with students moving around the tables to see what you do.  Being new to Chilliwack means I am short on contacts in the community so I could really use your help.  If you would be able to showcase your career at a table or half a table, please email me and let me know.  I would encourage you to bring in items that use for your career or even pamphlets and cards. Our students would love to see your passion!

Important Dates ahead…

Mar. 13 – Wear Green Day/Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 14 – Start of Spring Break

Mar. 30 – School Resumes

March 2nd-6th

Bible Memory

*Fill in the blank quiz Friday, March 6th, 2020

Romans 15:4-6 (NIV)

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind towards each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and once voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

No Phones at School

Just a reminder that no phones are allowed at school other than on Thursday for Genius Hour. On Thursday, they must be turned in to me for safekeeping until Genius Hour at the end of the day. Please ensure that phones are left at home.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Every year, the intermediates celebrate the beginning of March and the coming of Spring Break with a little Intermediate Community pancake breakfast. Any parent help would be welcome, whether it is helping make pancakes, bringing pancakes, set-up or take down. We always have lots of fun. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know via email. The pancake breakfast will be Friday, March 13 8:00-8:30.

*kfroyland@highroadacademy.com

Grade 6 Basketball

Athletes are responsible for having all their gear ready for both practice and games. Students are not permitted to wear basketball jerseys for PE, regular PE strip is required. Athletes are responsible for managing course work and team responsibilities, both are priorities.

Please check with coaches for schedules.

Senior Boys Basketball Provincials

As you are likely aware, our sr. boys team is going into a big week to fight for #1 position in the province. On THURSDAY this week, we will have a K-12 Knight Day. On FRIDAY this week, we will have a RED day where students and staff are encouraged to wear the limited edition RED provincial Knights t-shirt (available to purchase at the school store on Wednesday – limited numbers) – or their own red shirt or items. All games are at the Langley Events Centre.

Upcoming Dates

*Pizza day/library Tuesday

*PE: Wednesday/Thursday

*Chapel: Wednesday

*Genius Hour: Thursday

March 5th- Knights Day (in support of basketball team)

March 6th- Wear Red (in support of basketball team)

March 8th – Daylight Savings – Move clocks forward

March 13th – St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast (Int)/Wear green (Parent volunteers needed)

March 14th – Start of Spring Break

March 30th – School Resumes

 

 

 

Feb. 24th-Feb. 28th

Pink Shirt Day:

Now a movement celebrated across the globe, Pink Shirt Day has humble beginnings. Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, CKNW Kids’ Fund, working with partners Boys & Girls Clubs and 980 CKNW, was inspired to raise funds to support anti-bullying programs. Here is a snippet of an article detailing the original incident:

“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. ‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’ So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled. The bullies were never heard from again.”

— GLOBE & MAIL

After David and Travis’ act of kindness in 2007, CKNW was inspired to help other youth affected by bullying, with many staff members wearing pink shirts and collecting funds to support Boys and Girls Clubs. Since then, the idea has only grown each year, with worldwide support and participation. Countries across the globe are now organizing anti-bullying fundraisers of their own, including Japan, New Zealand, China, Panama, and numerous others. In fact, last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/about

On February 26, 2020, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

Hot Lunch:

Last day to purchase hot lunch for Feb. 28th is tomorrow. Get your orders in on Munch a Lunch (looks like pulled pork sliders this time, veggies and brownies are available this week)!

Donations for the Mission Trip:

Our class has a lovely little collection of stuffies, March 1st is the end of the collection period.

BMV:

1 John 4:7-9 Students will be expected to recite or rewrite entire passage on Friday, Feb. 28th.

Important Dates:

*Pizza day Tuesday

*PE: Wednesday/Thursday

*Chapel: Wednesday

*Genius Hour: Thursday

Feb. 21st – Prof. D. Day- No school/LAST DAY TO ORDER HOT LUNCH
Feb. 25th/26th – Book Fair
Feb. 26th – Pink Shirt Day (Anti Bullying) https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/
Feb. 27th – Farewell to Yongsung
Feb. 28th – Knight Day/Hot Lunch (Hot lunch forms are open on Muncha Lunch)

Mar. 13 – St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast (Int)/Wear green (Parent volunteers needed)

Mar. 14 – Start of Spring Break

Mar. 30 – School Resumes

Taco Tuesday on a Friday! Love Guatemala!

On Valentines Day… and love:

1 John 4:7-9

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

*Students have asked if they can bring Valentines for their classmates. At this age navigating Valentines Day may be complicated. Please speak with your children about being respectful and kind. If students choose to bring valentines cards, they must bring one for every student so not to exclude anyone. Prank cards or hurtful words or actions, as always will not be tolerated.

Taco Party:

Please see previous post regarding party. Students volunteered to bring an item to share. Please support their celebration of learning!

After the Taco Party we will watch a movie. While some students may have read the book or watched the movie in the past, the themes from this movie are a beautiful reminder of resilience, unlikely heroes, compassion, acceptance and unity. I believe each of my students weren’t meant to blend in and have a little August Pullman (Auggie) in them!

Feb. 10th-14th

Skating Tuesday:

  • Dress in warm play clothes.
  • All students come prepared for skating: all their items ready to go (skates, helmets, warm clothes)
  • Bring your own helmet if possible as there are not enough at the arena to have students rent one there.
  • Ice time is 10:00-11:00. Consider coming to watch and tie skates!

Bible Memory Verse:

1 John 4:7-9 (NIV)

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

*Fill in the blank quiz February 14th

Important Dates:

*Pizza day Tuesday

*PE: Wednesday/Thursday

*Chapel: Wednesday

*Genius Hour: Thursday

Feb. 11th – Skating: Grade 4-6

Feb. 14th – Valentine Colours Day/Love Guatemala Day/Taco Party
Feb. 17th – Family Day (no school)
Feb. 18th – Math Mayhem 6:30pm
Feb. 21st – Prof. D. Day
Feb. 25th/26th – Book Fair
Feb. 28th – Knight Day/Hot Lunch (Hot lunch forms are open on Muncha Lunch)

Taco Party February 14th

 

Have you heard about the crazy taco themed math we have been working on in Grade 6? As an extension activity, we have worked on building fictitious “Taco Truck” businesses. Students have explored seeking loans, loan interest, choosing a loan term, purchasing infrastructure, building a menu, taking orders, calculating taxes, gratities, discounts and even percent margin errors over the course of a year. While some loved this left brain way of exploring a business, some of my right brain thinkers were hoping to have a chance to demonstrate their creativity.

On Monday, students will have a chance to use both sides of their brains! In math this week, students will design a 3D version of their business. Part of the activity will require students to estimate and calculate the perimeter and area of the various components of the design. The 3D design project is due on Friday, February 14th, class time will be provided but students may need to work at home to fully realize their best work.

Friday we plan to have a TACO PARTY to celebrate our learning. Students will have a chance to present their businesses to each other. You are invited to come too!

Taco Party

When: Friday, February 14th (12:30-2:30 party/Parents welcome for Taco Truck presentations at 2:30pm)

Wear: Wear red,white and taco themed clothes if you have them!

Donate: Stuffies to Guatemala

Students Bring: Toppings for a Taco station (beef taco filling, chicken, rice, guacamole, cheese, salsa, hot sauce, vegetables, lettuce etc.)

Teacher: I will supply forks and individual bag of chips

*Our Walking Station Bar is the perfect way to serve up a saucy taco filling and your favorite toppings for the big game. Crush the chips in your bag, top them with a flavorful beef taco filling, chicken, pile high with lots of taco toppings, add a plastic fork and you’re all set! Your portable taco is in the bag for a fun and easy classroom food with easy clean up too!