Last Day of Grade 6


Dear future grade 7 students,

You have made it. This year has been unique! I am so thankful to have been able to call myself your teacher for the past ten months. Know you have taught me a great deal! 

My student, may you grow in faith, wonder, and curiosity. May you always love generously and learn constantly. Be safe this summer. Shine light in the world; do not be afraid. You are just who you need to be, who God needs you to be. Know your teacher is proud of you. Go in peace! 


Ms. Froyland


Dear parents of future grade 7 students,

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of teaching your children. This year, although did not unfold as we might have predicted, is marked by growth from each of your children.

I have appreciated your kind words and the support you have offered your children as we navigated the uncertainty of these times.

Your children are remarkable. They will do great things, and they are ready for the next phase of learning. Continue to encourage them to grow in independence and confidence. Believe in them, hold space for both their mistakes and their victories, for there will be many. Help them to learn constantly and love generously.

Be safe this summer, explore, adventure and rest.

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland


p.s. Thank you for the cards and generous gifts of appreciation. My heart is full!

June 13th-17th







Dear grade 6 community,

We have a few today’s to get to our goal of ending the year strong on Friday! The excitement in the class is electric today.

I thought it might help parents to know what is happening each day this week so you can help to prepare your student. Our week might need to be somewhat flexible as always, but we have a rough idea of what is to come.

Monday: Routine day (small math quiz and wrap up of unit), French classroom project in groups, science STEM project in groups

Tuesday: As you probably know, we have completed the novel Barren Grounds. As a celebration of learning, we will be going to the kitchen to prepare a class feast. Sharing meals is a big part of this story, as is subsistence harvesting from the land with traditional practices. Students will be given CHOICE to try the food we prepare, no student will be asked to try something they do not wish to taste. All students will participate in cooking and cleaning up!


  • deer sausage
  • bannock
  • carrots
  • jam (homemade)

*this is meant to be a lite meal, please send lunches with your children and note there is NO PIZZA lunch service tomorrow!

We will also be preparing a treat for our buddies (to be served to the grade 2 class on Thursday), which will consist of pudding, graham crackers, Teddy Grahams, and candy. The ingredients will all be put together into a little cup to look like a teddy floating in a pool. This will be enjoyed by both our grade 2 class and our class on Thursday at our last buddy time, which will have a beach party theme!

Wednesday: Cultus Lake Waterslides field trip! Yay! The bus leaves at 8:30 am! Please be sure students have sunscreen (even through the clouds, we had some burns from Friday), a few towels, food, and water. Below you will find the pricing for food at Cultus Waterpark in case you want to send some money along for your child.

Thursday: Classroom clean-up, STEM projects, music, and french classroom project. Please send extra bags to school for student supplies.

FriYay-Knight’s Day (HALF DAY): Class presentations, closing thoughts on the year (highlights, hard lessons, and cheers for others), games, music, and report cards. SUMMER VACATION BEGINS!


Kayaking At Cultus (In the Rain)

Dear parents,

The weather forecast does not appear to be in our favor tomorrow! When I planned this event, I envisioned warm and sunny June weather, but unfortunately, there seems to be a generous amount of rain in store for us.

We will likely return to school earlier to the school than originally planned. If the weather is favorable, we will have our lunches at Cultus Lake and stay to play group games. I will be in contact with the school office throughout the day to alert them to changing plans.

As an alternate plan to being in the outdoors, I would like to show the class a movie based on the true story of William Kamkwamba (a 13-year-old boy living in a small village in Malawi, Africa) who created a device that would restore the land and save his people after flooding ruined their grain fields. The movie is based on the same title as the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Both English and Chewa (subtitled) are spoken in the film, which has clear, strong themes of perseverance, courage, curiosity, and integrity. The movie has excellent connections to our Force and Motion unit in Science as well as our Social Studies big ideas in grade 6 (how media portrays evenings and issues, economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments, systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms, complex global problems require international co-operation to make difficult choices for the future). I wanted to make you aware of this plan and the review of the movie in case you are uncomfortable. If you would rather your child not see the film, please email me directly, and your child will be provided work to complete away from the rest of the group.


Ms. Froyland

Field Trip Reminders:

  • Students will travel from HRA at 8:15 to Cultus Lake (return time TBA, weather permitting, no later than 2:45)
  • Parents supporting the field trip are asked to meet us at Main Beach (criminal record check must be on file at the office)
  • Students must bring the required gear list and personal snacks
  • All assumptions of risks and release documents (are) completed


76 Sunnyside blvd. (Parking lot B)

Gear List:

  • water bottles, snacks, lunch (NO NUTS-students with severe allergies will be on the field trip)
  • bathing suit or swim shorts (students will get wet!)
  • Towel
  • fleece layers
  • rain jacket
  • warm socks (2 pairs)
  • Shoes (for in the water)
  • Dry shoes for on land (no flip flops or crocs, please)
  • Dry clothes
  • Toque, warm jacket
  • Optional – Wet suit

June 6th-10th

Dear parents,

This time of year always feels a little extra busy. I apologize for the mistakes in the dates posted last week. Please do contact me directly with any questions or concerns.


Ms. Froyland

p.s. Students have been requested to wear their HRA uniform for the Spring Concert tomorrow.


Upcoming Dates:

June 6th- HRA Spring concert @ 2:00pm-please see the HRA website and social media for details. We expect the parking lot will be very full and busy with the concert ending at regular dismissal. Please allow for a little extra time to navigate pick up!

June 9th- Kayaking at Cultus Lake- The forecast looks like a mix of some warm weather and rain. I will send out a reminder about gear closer to the field trip.

June 10th-Fun Day (afternoon)

June 15th- Cultus Lake Waterslides

Friday, June 17th- Last Day of school

Greenhouse Fundraiser on Friday

We are excited about our Greenhouse Fundraiser on Friday! We will have basketball games to watch as well as some interactive skills challenges for the younger ones between games. There will be pizza for sale as well as concession treats! Due to this even being outside of school hours, all students Grade 6 and under must either be accompanied by an adult or by a sibling/family friend Grade 9 or older. We hope to see you and your family there!