Last one Best one! June 14th-18th

Dear grade 6 community,

Please find the events for the final week of grade 6! As I have been working on report cards I have become nostalgic for the year that has passed, so much growth has happened this year. The students in grade 6 have experienced so many lessons from fractions to learning be love in their community and all the things in between. As we walk through the final days of this year and the students prepare to step into the the next chapter in their education we continue to practice being loving, brave and courageous.

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

Fun Day (Tuesday, June 15th):

Summer is almost upon us . . . . and you know what that means!!!!!
Intermediate Fun Day!!!!!
Despite the challenges of COVID and the closing of venues, the Intermediate Teachers have tried to put together a fun day of games, activities and water!!
On Tuesday, Jun 15, the Intermediates will head outside for some outdoor fun starting at 10:55 and running until 2:35 with breaks for lunch. This will happen rain or shine and hopefully the weather will cooperate with us. One of our exciting events is an inflatable water slide which will be on the field. Students should be prepared to get wet and bring the following items:
  • Clothes/apparel students can waterslide in (appropriate swimwear only – no swimwear that too much skin)
  • Clothes for students to change into after water events
  • Towel
  • Hats and sunscreen (We’re still hopeful!!!!)
  • lunches and snack
We’re hoping for a great full of fun and laughter.

Upcoming Dates:

June 11- Year books come home. If you wish to purchase additional year books contact the office.

June 14 – Last Monday of Grade 6-Bring a few extra shopping bags or backpack to start class clean out!

June 15 – Fun Day!
June 16 – Intermediate Chapel/Chapel Leadership Team: K. Yu, J. Goodwin, L. MacAulay, D. Turner, Z. Ellis, A. Shaw, V. Shoniwa
June 18 – Last Day of School – Half Day (12:00)/Report Cards

 

June 7th-11th

Me again!
Sorry for all the posts lately, this is the last of the week I promise. Please congratulate all athletes today. When I checked in for their HIGH/LOW/CHEER (something good/something hard today/someone who lifted them up somehow) they mostly responded with a success in one track event, a track event that pushed their limit and a friend or classmate who spoke encouraging words to them! Such a proud day for me as a teacher, it is so fun to see my class fly!
Peace and grace,
Ms. Froyland

Upcoming dates:

June 4 – Intermediate Track Meet @HRA
June 7- Highschool Tour (grade 6 in school 1:45)/Parent Meeting: Link to be emailed by Mrs. Lade
June 8-Neuron Label Quiz
June 9- Bible Verse (no memory) Psalm 121
Chapel Team: Jaison, Michael, Riley, Jadon, Emma, Lyla, Zyana
June 15 – Intermediate Fun Day
June 18 – Last Day of School (HALF DAY-pick up at noon)

Every Child Matters-Grade 6 Reflections

Dear grade 6 community,

This week we remember those lost, those who continue to suffer and those who are lifting their voices. In class we have shared our responses to the news from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory and the Kamloops Residential School. We have spent time praying at the memorial created by students at HRA in the field, we also wrote Haiku poems to process our feelings. I have included a few resources you might be interested in exploring on your own or with your child. Find the link to the students writing at the bottom of the post.

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc: (Kamloops First Nation)

https://tkemlups.ca/newsroom/

First Nation Education Steering Committee

http://www.fnesc.ca/

Cindy Blackstock: The First Nations Caring Society

https://fncaringsociety.com/what-we-do

Tanya Tagac: 2018 Massey Lectures

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2018-cbc-massey-lectures-all-our-relations-finding-the-path-forward-1.4763007

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Investigation into Indigenous specific racism in health care)

https://engage.gov.bc.ca/addressingracism/turpel-lafond-launches-independent-investigation-into-indigenous-specific-racism-in-b-c-health-care/

Indigenous Stories for Kids:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/10-books-about-residential-schools-to-read-with-your-kids-1.3208021

Indigenous Books for Adults:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/107951.Residential_Schools

Grade 6 Poetry:

Haiku -Response to Discovery at the Kamloops Residential School

*Hopefully this works better, the last link didn’t work.

Retiring HRA Staff

Hello parents,

We are putting together some SURPRISE videos for Kathy and Shelley’s retirements/last days at Highroad. If you don’t know them, they are two of our key office ladies we have been so blessed to have. Shelley is retiring and Kathy is moving up to Prince George where her and her husband bought at RV park. They are removed from this group and won’t see this, so don’t tell them. We will also be having a drive by parade which is currently planned for the 15th at the 3pm school pick up if you want to drop off a card or something then.

We are using a program that is super simple for our video! Click the link below if you are interested in joining and it will give you instructions on how to add your video. You could do either a little thank you clip, funny memory or something on your heart. Doesn’t need to be long, short and sweet is preferred! We are hoping to get this done by the end of next week.

Thanks!

You can email kvansanten@highroadacademy.com if you have any questions.

Kathy’s video link

https://share.vidday.com/f-2u4pcb

Shelley’s video link

https://share.vidday.com/f-84y1wk

If you can’t click below just copy and paste it in your web browser.

Intermediate Track Meet-Friday, June 4th, 2021

We are going to run a track meet for our Intermediate Department on the morning of Friday, June 4th.  Students will stay in their classroom groups and move through a variety of track and field events including running races, highjump, long jump and ball throw.  This will be a fun way to celebrate the work they have been doing in PE, and cheer on their classmates.

Please have your child wear their gym strip or an orange shirt with gym strip shorts to school on Friday. Athletic shoes are a must.  Students will need a water bottle and are encouraged to wear sunscreen and a hat.

Letter From Principal- Response to Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school

 

Dear grade 6 community,

Please check your emails this evening for a letter from Mr. Morris regarding Highroad’s actions in response to the devastating news from Kamloops. In grade 6, we have spent many classes discussing the impacts of Residential Schools on indigenous communities, on our nation’s history and our hope for reconciliation. The legacy of harm from these institutions is unspeakable and continues to cause deep harm in our country. I have provided three links for you to explore. One, a CBC article reporting the recent discovery, a resource for Residential School Survivors to access, and a link to the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation. We will discuss this recent discovery in class taking care to allow students to engage without traumatizing students. I will be wearing orange this week to remember.

Sincerely,

Ms. Froyland

Support for Survivors

https://www.irsss.ca/#:~:text=Please%20contact%20The%20Indian%20Residential,further%20emotional%20support%20or%20assistance.

CBC News Article:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tk-eml%C3%BAps-te-secw%C3%A9pemc-215-children-former-kamloops-indian-residential-school-1.6043778

National Center for Truth and Reconciliation:

http://trc.ca/