News for Monday November 20 - Friday November 24th 2017

 Hello Grade 7 Families!

HIGH FIVES, THANK-YOUS, AND SALUTES

First off, belated high fives to both the girls and the boys' volleyball teams! From what the coaches tell me, they all showed maturity and leadership on the court and supported one another in their hard fought playoff games. 

Secondly, thank you to all the parents who joined us for our Remembrance Day assembly. The Grade 7's prepared very well and put on a moving presentation. Also, to those were in attendance, the gentleman playing trumpet (accompanied by Cyrus in Grade 5) was none other than my Dad! (Ray Kirkham). He was a member of the Vancouver Symphony from 1966-2008. He wanted to mention how attentive and mature the students were during the assembly. So well done to everyone!

Next, a big rock n' roll salute to the Grade 7 choir members who showed off both their musical talents and leadership as musicians and singers in the Rock Choir's performance of the songs Cecilia (by Simon and Garfunkel) and Hallelujah (by Leonard Cohen) at the assembly this past Friday. If you were unable to attend or would like to see the performance again, it is posted on the Choir Google Classroom page (the files are too large to post here). Your child can log in and show you! For the choir, next up is preparing for the Christmas Concert.

 

DRESS DOWN ON FRIDAY (TEAM SPIRIT)

This Friday, November 24th, will be our monthly dress down day. The theme is "TEAM SPIRIT DAY". Students are encouraged to wear professional or community jerseys or St. Paul spirit wear. 

Students should bring $2 donation for our sponsor child.

 

MAKER ITEMS

One other note - you may have noticed that the Grade 7's are 'making' a lot of things this year for various curricular areas (Language Arts - visualizing stories, French - (Remembrance Day & language accents, Christian Education - weekly journals and eventually for other design activities). This uses a variety of small items that you be preparing to recycle, give away or throw out at home. Well, we will take it!

Useful items we could use: 

Flattened Cardboard (both packing box and cereal box), corks (from bottles), Empty toilet paper & paper towl rolls, blocks/lego, old fabrics/felts/ribbons, recycled (and cleaned!) containers, pegboard, green bedsheet (for green screen), odds and ends craft supplies.

If you have a chance, take a look in your home if you have any of these items and send them along with your child to school. 

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Kirkham