Well, that’s a wrap. Together, we made it though the craziest school year EVER. Les amis, you should be SO proud of everything you have accomplished this year, parents- even more so! Mme Kloosterhof and I are so grateful for all your support and hard work behind the scenes. You have incredible children that we were able to spend each day with. They are going to continue doing great things!

Farewell went great this morning! We are excited to send out the recorded video for your viewing pleasure. Mrs Shimmin took photos of all the kids that she’ll be sending off to you (I think? Or maybe I am? TBD…) There is also the baby slide show, the ‘Over the years’ slideshow, and the teachers “Farewell Speech” video 😀

Thank you all for the very generous and thoughtful gifts. Mme Kloosterhof and I are so grateful at all of your thoughtfulness.

We wish you all the best summer and a smooth transition into high school (or middle) as the next chapter of your journey begins. The chalet door is always open for you to come and visit 🙂

Felicitations et bravo les amis! À la prochaine ❤

Plan for Tomorrow

Good afternoon families, hope you are surviving,

Just wanting to provide an update for tomorrow, as we have just received new information regarding tomorrow’s schedule.

The district has now said that dismissal will be 2 hours after start time. That means we are probably looking at a 10:55 dismissal tomorrow morning (unconfirmed at this point, you’ll hear from Mrs Simonetto soon).

The most current plan is to have the ceremony, which will be recorded and sent out to families afterwards, we have a couple videos to watch, we also need to clean out all of our supplies and materials (please send an extra bag or 2!), and we’ll end with yearbooks and yumyums. I won’t be closing my door and kicking anyone out at the dismissal bell, being rushed is the worst feeling. We’ll get everything done, we’ll enjoy each other’s company all together one last time, and then walk off into summer sun towards a well-deserved summer break.

Thank you families for your continued support and understanding in this crazy, unprecedented time. It’s not what anyone wanted or imagined. Everyone has been so flexible and adaptable and I am so appreciative of that.

Take care, à demain.

le 25 juin

What a scorcher today! So thankful to be in a climate controlled space 🙂

Thanks and congratulations to Lauren for all her hard work on her Periodic Table Extension Project, and for sharing her knowledge with us today 🙂

This afternoon we did La Vente aux Enchères– très successful! Everything sold, all the money has been exchanged- fun had. Thanks to everyone who brought/sent items in, there were many lots up for bid.

Monday is going to be even hotter than today. The plan is to do La Grande Ménage (bring extra bags to take all your stuff home!), get outside at some point, turn the water on and have some fun- I have a sprinkler, I have a tarp, there are many fun things we can do. Please dress and prepare accordingly for a very, very, very hot day. And don’t forget, we also have Farewell that evening… which will also be hot. We don’t want to be overdoing it during the day so we are burnt out for later.

Please see the email sent home that has the Farewell schedule in it. We are eating dinner after the ceremony, so make sure you have a snack before arriving at Farewell. We will have LOTS of cold water on hand to stay hydrated.

That reminds me, and I will remind you on Monday, PARENTS, would you mind please bringing a bag of ice when you drop your child off for farewell?We will distribute them around the different coolers and bins throughout the evening.

Have an amazing weekend, the end is nigh!

À lundi!

Le 23 juin

Désolé, mes amis. Not feeling in the best of health today. Hopefully you had a good day 🙂

Don’t forget that you’re off to the park tomorrow with Mme Kloosterhof. Bring some fun things to do (equipment etc), and if you’re interested in the water park, make sure you’ve got your swim gear (or clothes to get wet in). Also don’t forget appropriate shoes, headgear and sunscreen! Have a blast, can’t want to hear about it on Friday!

Lastly, let’s talk Friday. I was thinking we could spend some portion of the morning outside on the field doing fun things. I can hook up the hose if we want water involved. So bring a towel, fun things to do, hat sunscreen etc. We can can brainstorm on Teams before Friday. Also, the auction will be held Friday afternoon!

À vendredi!

le 22 juin

This teacher is fully vaccinated! Thanks to the class for being good sports during my absence this morning 🙂

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique et Orchestre demain
  • Projets de SH due AVQP
  • jeudi- Excursion au parc
  • vendredi- La Vente aux Enchères

À demain!

le 21 juin

Joyeuses Fêtes des Pères! Désolé, I was quite busy yesterday and forgot to post.

Today was a very busy and fun day! The guiding theme of our day was National Indigenous People’s Day. We started the morning by watching a greeting message, and a drumming and song from the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil’Waututh nations.

Then, we headed outside where Spencer taught us a traditional Haida Hoop and Stick game, and Isaac taught us a Roman Gladiator Game.

We are also developing our ability to create an infographic and are incorporating our knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ Culture and History at the same time 🙂

Les Devoirs:

  • On partage les jeux des projets de SH demain
  • Projets #5 de SH due aussi vite que possible
  • anyone with outstanding curricular and core competency self-reflection are in at lunch tomorrow.

À demain!

le 18 juin

Happy Friday!

This afternoon we had our last Health Chat with Jannika- today we covered Sexual Orientation and Gender Indentity. Such an interesting and important topic! The documents she showed during the presentation today (Genderbread Person, Gender Galaxy and Sexuality Galaxy have been posted on Teams. The biggest take away is the inclusivity aspect. We are all free to identify and express ourselves as we see fit, and we we also need to respect others’ in their identity and expression.

Hopefully you saw the email about our Farewell celebrations on the evening of the 28th. A reminder that this is a closed event, staff and students only. Parents can watch the livestream of the ceremony on Teams. You can also expect an email from me later with some additional information related to that evening.

Les Devoirs:

  • Orchestre lundi
  • Projet #5 de SH due lundi
  • lundi- students with outstanding work will stay in at recess and lunch until they are caught up.

Bonne fin de semaine!

le 16 juin

So nice to see the sun come out! Hopefully it stays with us til the end of the year!!

Check out the amazing crosswalk display done by Circle of Hope in recognition of Pride Month! Love the inclusivity!

Les Devoirs:

  • Healthy Living Assignment due demain
  • SOGI chat with Jannika vendredi
  • Curricular and Core Competencies Self Reflections due EOD vendredi
  • Projet #5 de SH due lundi

À vendredi!

le 15 juin

Today was a big day of self reflection! Students were asked to begin reflecting on and sharing what they felt were their areas strength and opportunities for growth for specific subjects, which I will be including in their reports cards. They were also formally introduced to the Core Competencies of the curriculum, and will be creating a self-reflection on their communication and creative thinking abilities. These self-reflections will be shared directly to your email around report card time.

Mne Riznek, Mr Rogers, Mr Knox and I are just finalizing the details for Farewell on the 28th, then we’ll share with you. Thanks for your patience!

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique et Orchestre demain
  • BYOD all week
  • jeudi- Healthy Living Assignment due
  • vendredi- SOGI chat with Jannika
  • Projet #5 de SH due lundi
  • any students with missing work will be staying in at recess and lunch in order to catch up, starting LUNDI

À demain!