We have had the unique opportunity of having internationally renowned artist, Carl White, lead our boys through a fantastic art journey, culminating the completion of their skateboard art last Friday. Over the past 3 months, Carl has guided them on this adventure by teaching the boys the basics of drawing, giving them a gallery experience and coaching them along the was as they fleshed out their skateboard ideas and transferred them to the physical boards with paint and varnish. Thank you Carl for your tutelage, the finished products look great – a piece of art the boys can be proud to use or display on their walls!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. DEC.4 – Non-instructional day: NO SCHOOL
MON. DEC. 7 – Healthy Hunger: Mucho Burrito
WED. DEC. 9 – Gr. 6 Vaccinations
FRI. DEC. 11 – Action Friday: Gr. 1-6 Rotation of Activities at School
FRI. DEC. 11 – Action Friday: Gr. 7-9 Making Pancakes from Scratch
SAVE THE DATE
December 11th – Pancake Making (Gr. 7-9)
Who: All students in grades 7-9
What: Making pancakes from scratch using simple ingredients
When: The boys are expected to be online at 9:00am on Fri., Dec. 11
Where: Mr. Kostecki’s Zoom room (Zoom ID: 540 877 0076)
Why: To have some fun and show the boys that you can make pancakes from scratch!
Click here for the document, Friday’s Fluffy Flapjacks, that has the list of ingredients, the cooking instructions, and some instructions for how we are going to eat together. If you have a family recipe, feel free to use it instead. Please let Mr. Kostecki know if you need more info.
December 15th – Townhall & Fun Lunch (Gr. 1-6)
Christmas Ornament Ceremony and Stephen’s Backpacks
Boys who are new to our school this year will be called up to hang their ornaments on the Christmas tree. We will also have the opportunity to hear from the founders of Stephen’s Backpacks, including possibly Stephen himself. Townhall will be followed by Fun Lunch, provided by the school.
December 18th – Last Day festivities in classrooms
Cookie decorating – The Parent Council will be providing the boys with the cookie and individualized decorating supplies. The Secret Santa exchange will happen in their classrooms. Teachers will let classes know about any other special events during the week – ugly Christmas sweater, pyjama day, etc.
Our boys in Grade 7-11 at home will log-in for some virtual fun in the morning and then have the rest of the day off to celebrate the upcoming break!
LAST WEEK HOUSEKEEPING
We will be sending the boys work bins home with them on the last day with their Chromebooks and chargers so they are prepared for At-home Learning during our first week back (but at home), January 4th – 8th. If you are planning on starting the winter break earlier, please let your teacher know so they can send the items home with your son on their last day.
Food Bank – Children’s Cottage – Stephen’s Backpacks
The donations are steadily coming in! Please continue to send in your items in support of these local organizations that do amazing work for families in need. Stephen’s Backpacks will be coming to the school for our Townhall on Tuesday the 15th to pick up the backpacks and speak to the boys briefly.
The 12 Day of Kindness
Ms. Jenn’s Gr. 1/2 class is encouraging the whole school to join them in their 12 Days of Kindness. Every morning during announcements, they share a kindness challenge for the the day. Yesterday’s challenge was to give someone a compliment and the challenge for today was to tell Ms. Edna how much we appreciate how she keeps our school looking spic and span. We are looking forward to how they will challenge us to think of others during this season in the coming days!
Places To Visit In Calgary
By Riley C., Grade 6 – Mr. Hirtle
On some weekends, have you and your family ever not known what to do? Well I have an article for you! In this article I will be talking about some of my favorite places to go in Calgary!
One of my favorite places to go would be the Rec Room. This “grown-up” indoor playground is a place where you can delight in arcade games, eat exceptional food, and for the adults, there are pool tables and an entire area for them upstairs. When you are finished playing your games, you can cash in your points for pretty awesome prizes. A couple of weeks ago, I went with some of my friends and we had a blast!
Another of my favorite places to go, especially when I was younger, was Telus Spark, or as my family called it, the science centre. Telus Spark is fun for all ages! My favorite thing about Telus Spark would probably be the giant climbing tower outside, or when I was younger the kids play area. My family and I had so much fun there and have a lot of good memories. It really does make learning fun! The last time I went there, we went to see animals inside out and body worlds. Again, it is fun and engaging for all ages.
One place I should mention is Southland Leisure Centre. You can go swimming, go ice skating, or even climb rock walls! Sadly it is closed for COVID. Before COVID started my family and I would go there every Sunday. I recommend this place to everyone!
Lastly, one of my favorite places is… as you may know from a previous article, the Flying Squirrel! This fun trampoline park has a dodgeball section, a ninja course, and the best part… the super jump trampolines! You go so high – trust me!
All of these places I recommend for you and your family. On the flip side, some weekends you and your family may just want to stay home and play video games, watch movies and have quality time – and that’s good too.
Stay tuned for my next article!
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Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.
The volleyball program took a giant pivot and Mr. Q, Miss. Works and Mr. Ogle are now running a lunchtime mini-league on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Gr. 3-6 boys have been divided into 4 teams of 7 players each – the Huskies, Wolves, Sharks and Falcons. Two teams play each other on each of the scheduled lunchtimes, keeping the numbers of boys in the gym at one time a lot lower. Thanks Mr. Q for being so creative in finding a way for the boys to play and learn the game of volleyball! The Falcons won their first game on Tuesday and the winner of today’s game was the Wolves.
The boys really enjoyed themselves, showed great sportsmanship and worked hard at learning a sport that usually isn’t offered until Jr. High.