Friday, 18 March 2016

Friday, March 18

1.  Agendas stay in desks at school.  All desks and lockers have been cleaned out.  Kids have lots to bring home.

2.  Thanks for all the snacks for the kids; they enjoyed themselves!

3.  Kids should only bring home Underground to Canada novel.  They will only have 4 more days when they return to read it.

Have a great Spring Break!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Thursday, March 17

1.  Spelling book due plus testFriday- study.
2.  Brain book- bonus points for Science- any pages due Friday.
3.  Spring Break plus goodbye party- Nayte and Hanna are leaving! Kids were supposed to ask about bringing snacks.
4.  Famile French Famille project, plus SS poem and Potlatch paragraph- optional- will work on more Friday.  

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th.

1.  On Tuesday, a large part of the day was dedicated to an assembly with a guest speaker.  Dana, a 55 year old male, had canoed from Winnipeg to the Amazon with his dad.  They are now in the Guiness Book Of World Records for the longest canoe ride. He spoke of almost losing his life many times, of all the cool animals they witnessed and adventures that had!  Please ask your child what messages Dana conveyed throughout his talk and at the end of his talk.

2.  On Monday, we had a guest from the city re: doing right by the environment and also, another guest driving and showing us the way the gargbage and recycling truck works. Lots of Science and commom sense!

3.  Today, we had more Brain Injury Association guests/TRU nurses to teach us more about preserving our brains.  Congatulations to Madison who won the new helmet a couple weeks ago!

4.  French test on Famille words- kids made cue cards today and should come home with duotangs to study the 15 or so words.  test is Thursday.

5.  Inventors paragraph or trivia notes- we typed on Googledocs today.  If time and not finished yet, pls finish at home.

5.  On Friday, we will be doing a big locker and desk cleaning; please send your child with a big backpack or bag that day.  We will also say goodbye to Nayte and Hanna; pls send a snack if possible for the kids to enjoy.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Monday, March 14

1.  Overdue Measurement tests signed and returned please.
2.  Owl magazine contest- optional
3.  Science test from today's guest speaker- The Environment- pls sign and return.
4.  Handwriting and Spelling- due Tuesday.  Lots of time in class given.

This Friday, we will have a little party to say goodbye to Nayte who is moving up to Sun Peaks and to Hanna who is moving back to Williams Lake...and to celebrate the start of Spring Break!  If you are able to send in a snack (vegetables, fruit, chocolate eggs, whatever!), please do.  The students appreciate the snacks. Thank you.

Report cards will be sent home Friday.  Also, grade 4 FSA test results will be sent home Friday.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Friday, March 11

1.  Owl Magazine contest- optional.
2.  Math Measurement test- signed and rtrnd by Monday if possible.

CONGRATULATIONS to: Kate Zulinick, Abby Simpson, Risa Murdoch, Ben Facchinelli and Luukas Dong.  These 5 students have been voted and chosen to represent McGowan Park School for their fabulous art talents. They will get to go to TRU on April 28 to learn some art from some very talented people, like our own artist teacher, Mrs. Cone. Mrs. Cone sells her jewelry at many stores in B.C. but she will be offering fabric art at the Conference.  It should be noted that runners up for 6th, 7th and 8th place were: Jensen Sczebel, Jadyn Walker and Justine Etherington. 
These students were chosen from all grade 4to 7 entries (over 150 of them) in the school.  Runner ups will go if any winners above are sick April 28.

Also, congratulations to Hunter McKeenan, whose bridge held more weight at the contest last week at TRU than anyone else in the class!  (except Mrs. Abraham's second bridge with 389 pounds, after it lounged in the secret sauna for a week!)

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Wednesday, March 9

1.  Math - 4 worksheets from TOC- due Thursday.
2.  Young Artists Contest submissions- due Thursday.
3.  Board story- optional to work on and will be given more time Thursday in class.
4.  Measurement test- now on Thursday since photocopier broken. Thanks.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Tuesday, March 8

1.  Measurement test- I have told all astudents to bring home their Math textbooks in order to reread the left hand sides.  Test is wednesday afternoon, as I have a TOC.
2.  Owl Contest-optional.
3.  Young Artists submissions- due thursday to Mrs. A
4.  Letter home re: vacations.
5.  Start to gather a bag of pirate costume things:  white blouse, eye patch, black boots, sword, black pants, etc.    We are not picky; please do not go spend a bunch of money...try to borrow.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Wednesday, March2

1.  Jump Rope for Hearts envelopes- empty or full- bring in!  We all skip Friday.
2.  Constable Sophie information quiz mark- tell parents score.
3.  Brain Injury visitors- quiz mark- tell parents score.
4. Math page on volume from today- due Thursday-lots of time provided in class.
5.  Spelling assignemnt and study for test Friday.
6.  School Spirit Group songs- gather props and costumes and be ready to perform Friday.
Hat day Friday.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Tuesday, March 1

1. Jump Rope for Heart envelopes-empty of with money- send in ASAP.  Jumpathon for everybody is friday.

2.  Behaviour story- work on if time.  We will be typing them if ready on Wednesday and Friday.

3.  Inventions work or paragraph-dueFriday.

Constable Winkles came to visit for an hour today to discuss Cyberbullying and internet Safety.  The students enjoyed her presentation and asked lots of questions.