Reminders/Basketball/Looking ahead to November 18th-22nd

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball:

*Any interested players need to stop in to the gym after school today to let Mr. Krahn know if you are interested.

TODAY                                     3:00 – 4:30            (with the Grade 8 girls)

TUESDAY (ongoing)              3:00 – 4:30            (sharing gym with Grade 8 girls)

WEDNESDAY (ongoing)       3:00 – 4:30            (sharing gym with Grade 8 girls)

Coached by: James Funk and Kirk Dzaman

Teacher Support: Shawn Krahn skrahn@highroadacademy.com

*There is another opportunity to play in March on the Grade 6 team.

Grade 7 Boys Basketball:

Due to the high number of grade 7 players interested this year, few grade 6 students will be selected to complete the team. There is another opportunity to play in March on the Grade 6 team.

Tryouts: Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 3:00

Last call for Hot Lunch orders and Poinsettia Fundraiser:

Please connect with the office today if you are keen to order Christmas Flowers or have your student receive Hot Lunch next friday. See previous blog post for instructions on the Munch a Lunch Program.

Spelling:

*Tested November 22nd

  1.  descriptive
  2. paragraph
  3. unique
  4. describe
  5. imagine
  6. intriguing
  7. research
  8. Christmas
  9. world
  10. around

Bible Memory:

*Tested November 22nd

22 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  23 gentleness, patience, self-control; against such there is no law.

24 and those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the spirit, let us also walk by the spirit.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 19th – Photo Re-take Day (Office must have student package)

Wednesday, November 20th – Western Dress Up Day (Primary and Intermediate)

Friday, November 22nd – Knights Day/Hot Lunch/Around the World: HRA Theatre

Monday, November, 25th – Food Drive Starts

Friday, November 29th – Pro D Day

Monday, December 9th – Intermediate Ski Trip Registration Opens
Thursday, December 12th – Ms. Froyland away (TOC: Miss Warden)
Friday, December 13th – Knight Day/Red Day – Bring donation for kettle
Monday, December 16th – Intermediate Christmas Concert 6:30
Wednesday, December 18th – Food Drive Ends
Thursday, December 19th – Primary Concert 1pm/Early Dismissal (approx. 2pm)

 

 

Hot Lunch Program

(Copied from email that went out to parents last week)

Hello Parents!

Our ordering system is going GREEN! Instead of filling out a paper order form, parents will place their hot lunch orders online using MunchaLunch.com! You can pay for your orders online by credit card (Visa/Mastercard) OR by cheque/cash or debit at the school office.

HOW TO REGISTER:

1)  Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/highroadacademy

2)  Click the “Register Here” button (as shown below). The system will guide you through

3)  After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order

4)  Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.

ORDERING DETAILS:

  Online ordering will be OPEN from Nov. 4, 2019

  You will be required to set up your family profile when you initially login, this is a one time process.

  Please follow instructions carefully and follow through each step.

  When adding your students, please check the list carefully to select the correct teacher.

  Please note that menu items may be specific to grade level, select items applicable to your student’s grade.

  If you are paying at the office, please place your order online first. Once you have made your payment, your order will be authorized and you will receive an email notification.

  If you need assistance with ordering, or do not have access to the internet, please contact: Denise Kraubner dkraubner@highroadacademy.com

Please note if your child is ill on a lunch date, you are welcome to come and pick up their lunch by 12:30pm; otherwise please consider it a donation for a child who does not have a lunch. Consistent with previous years, there are NO REFUNDS as this is a fundraiser. We appreciate your support for our hot lunch program as the funds go towards general fundraising within the school.

 

November 12th-15th

Skating:

Just a reminder that our first skate date is on Tuesday, November 12th.
  • Students should make sure to have all their items ready to go as well as warmer articles of clothing.
  • They also all need to have a helmet as there are not enough at the arena to have students rent one there. Bike helmets are acceptable.
  • Wear play clothes that day.

Immunization Forms/Photo Packages:

Please pass in by Nov. 12th

Spelling:

  1. knowledge
  2. megaphone
  3. course
  4. believe
  5. ability
  6. unions
  7. behaviours
  8. belief
  9. theatre
  10. patience

*Tested November 15th

Bible Memory

Galatians 5:22-24

22 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, patience 23 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. 24 and those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

*Tested Nov. 15th

Vocabulary to Practice in French:

Pop quiz (Wednesday November 13th)

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 8th – Remembrance Day Assembly (2:00) (Knight’s Day canceled- Uniform Dress)

Monday, November 11th – Remembrance Day holiday – school closed

Tuesday, November 12th – Skating (come prepared with helmets, skates and warm clothing)

Tuesday, November 19th – Photo Re-take Day

Wednesday, November 20th – Western Dress Up Day

Friday, November 22nd – Knights Day/Hot Lunch

Monday, November, 25th – Food Drive Starts

Friday, November 29th – Pro D Day

Genius Hour Q & A:

We had our official kicked off for Genius Hour this week! Students are excited about forming an essential question to drive their research and projects this year. Students are encouraged to focus on the process of this initiative rather than the product.

When?

Genius Hour: Every Thursday at 2:00-2:55

Whose responsibility is Genius Hour?

Students are expect to come to each Genius Hour session prepared with materials and growth mindsets each week.

What is Genius Hour?

Genius Hour is a time set aside in class for students to study a new idea or skill that they choose and are passionate about once a week for a set amount of time.

Why is Genius Hour important?

Students take ownership in their own learning. They learn about something they want to learn about. Genius Hour sparks curiosity, and students have an opportunity to become their own Genius. Genius Hour encourages life-long learning, imagination, perseverance, self-awareness, adaptability, as well as other life-lessons.

How will Genius Hour work in my classroom?

Students will participate in Genius Hour once a week for approximately 45min – 1 hr. After mini-lessons on what is appropriate, students will choose a topic to study with Teacher Approval. Students will be given time in class to work on the project with the teacher serving as a Facilitator. The Facilitator will provide research materials (ie., books, computer, iPads, etc.) for students to explore. As an end project, students must present their topic to an audience.

How does this fit with the BC Curriculum?

The great thing about Genius Hour is, not only do students get to pick something they are passionate about to work on, the work they do on the project and the presentation of their work also naturally ties in with a whole bunch of curriculum objectives and expectations!

How Can I Help?

There are many ways to help. As students decide what they want to do, they will need help expanding their ideas and finding resources. Discussing your child’s ideas and helping with where to find some great resources will be extremely important. As well, while we will provide some basic resources and technology, students may need more specific items that we may not be able to provide. Within reason, assisting your child to bring together the materials they need will help your child be more successful with their project. Finally, teachers may need help in the class during the times they are doing Genius Hour. Once your child’s teacher determines the time they will be doing Genius Hour in the week, letting them know if you are available to assist would be helpful if you are interested in helping. The students will be very excited and the more help we get, the more we can help students stay focused. Please keep in mind that Genius Hour will be going to the end of the school year though we will be breaking it up and taking breaks throughout the year.

We are excited to share this opportunity with your child as we embark on this adventure together in the Intermediate Department.

Immunization Forms/Photo Retakes

Dear Parents,

Yesterday I sent home Immunization Forms. Please fill out the information and return to the classroom teacher or school office by November 12th. If you have any questions please call Karen-Chilliwack Public Health Nurse @ 604-702-4927.

If you do not intend for your child to participate in Immunization at school, please indicate this on the form and return form to school.

Photo orders are due on November 12th also. Photo retakes are optional. If you wish to have your child participate please return the form to the office before November 12th. Photo retakes will take place on November 19th.

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

Nov. 4th-8th

Parent/Student Teacher Conferences:

Thank you for taking time to meet and explore your child’s progress this year. I was truly impressed by each student’s honest self evaluations and ability to identify strong and achievable goals.

I have a few more conferences to wrap up this week, once those are complete we will spend a L.A. block celebrating and playing King’s Equal games on Friday.

Did you like the format of the Student Led Conference? I would appreciate feedback from parents in this area. Please take a moment to email your thoughts to: kfroyland@highroadacademy.com

One area I noticed challenging was the time constraint, while we have to limit conference times out of necessity, my door is always open to connect about your child. Please consider setting up another meeting if there was something you were hoping to address but were unable to during out conference time.

Spelling:

  1. condition
  2. examination
  3. century
  4. government
  5. marriage
  6. examine
  7. legacy
  8. tribute
  9. combat
  10. negotiate

*Tested Friday, November 8th, 2019

Bible Memory:

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  23 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 8th – Remembrance Day Assembly (2:00) (Knight’s Day canceled- Uniform Dress)

Monday, November 11th – Remembrance Day holiday – school closed

Tuesday, November 12th – Skating (field trip forms coming home next week)

Tuesday, November 19th – Photo Re-take Day

Wednesday, November 20th – Western Dress Up Day

Friday, November 22nd – Knights Day/Hot Lunch

Monday, November, 25th – Food Drive Starts

Friday, November 29th – Pro D Day

 

October 28th-November 1st

Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews on Friday:

If you haven’t done so already, please visit:

https://forms.gle/T9CdaVodSN2GW6fUA

Or stop by early next week to slot in a time to see me.

It is important that I meet with each family and student.  If Friday does not work for you then we will meet at a more convenient time after November 1st.  Just a reminder that there is no school for students on Friday. Please email if you require an alternate time.

kfroyland@highroadacademy.com

Spelling:

Lucky students, we had so much activity planned on Friday I failed to test the spelling list assigned! I will test assigned spelling list on Monday. There will be no new spelling list assigned next week.

Ps. Words are in student planners.

Fall Colour Dress Up Day on October 31st:

Students can wear fall colours on Thursday.

Scholastic Book Fair is Tuesday – Thursday this week:

It will be open between 8:30 – 9:00 and again after school.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 29th – Thurs, October 31st-  Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, October 31st – Fall Colour Dress Up Day

Friday, November 1st – Parent/Teacher/Student Interview (no classes)

Friday, November 8th – Remembrance Day Assembly (2:00)

Monday, November 11th – Remembrance Day holiday – school closed

Tuesday, November 12th – Skating (field trip forms coming home next week)

Tuesday, November 19th – Photo Re-take Day

Friday, November 29th – Pro D Day

 

Parent/Teacher/Student Interview: Sign Up

In an effort to make signing up for Teacher Interviews easier I have created a Google Form to complete online rather then using a sign up sheet outside the door.

Please select the link provided and follow instructions to secure an interview time slot.

I hope to see you all Friday, November 1st, 2019. Please bring your students along to the interview if possible!

Cheers,

Ms. Froyland

 

Click on link to select Parent/Teacher/Student Interview Time slot:

https://forms.gle/T9CdaVodSN2GW6fUA