Teachers participated in team building for the first hour at the Bose corn maze. This was followed by break out groups in one the following school focusses:
1-social emotional self regulation
2-maker space — perseverance, critical and creative thinking
3-action research outdoor education and reinforcing aboriginal first people’s principles of learning
The afternoon was spent making Aboriginal memory bags and preparing for our week ahead focussing on teaching about residential schools for Orange Shirt day
We finished the day discussing how we can align our Freshgrade portfolios for primary and communicating student learning reports for intermediate .
A very productive day for staff !
SUNDAY: Last chance to order your pizza hot lunch. Deadline is midnight Sunday for the Sept. 30th Hot Lunch. Google Sullivan Elementary Hot Lunches and register at our online ordering system. No unpaid orders will be filled.
Pro D day–School is not in session
Cross Country Meet 4pm
Hot Lunch Pizza lunch
Orange Shirt Day
The story of Orange Shirt Day comes from the story of Phyllis who had her new orange shirt taken away from her upon arriving at Residential School in Williams Lake. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
Throughout the week students will be making their very own memory bags which is an important part of Aboriginal Culture and traditions. There will be an assembly at 1pm Friday. We invited parents to join us.
We will be collecting donations all next week for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Nickels on Monday
Dimes on Tuesday
Quarters on Wednesday
Loonies on Thursday
Toonies on Friday
PAC meeting 6:30 pm
Cross Country meet 3 pm
AT CRESCENT PARK
Individual Picture Day
Spirit Day: Wear School colours: Blue and White
Deadline to order hot lunch
Terry Fox Run 1pm
The students were using their creative juices this week designing their Maker Space item in teams. Be sure to check out the new BC Curriculum Applied Design Skills and Technology:
Important Water Update: We now have two Water Bottle Filling Stations (one downstairs and one on the main floor) as well as as a filter attached to the PAC kitchen sink and the Staff room sink. We continue to flush the system as a precaution until the water is tested again following the improvements. Again we thank you for your patience as we work together to ensure clean and safe drinking water.
Important Safety Reminder for Drop off and Pick up: Please remember to drive very slowly when driving up the lane behind the school. Children and parents are crossing at the gate and there have been unsafe situations when parents are driving over 10 km an hour.
First day in classes with assigned teacher
Free the Children Club meets today at lunch in the library
Popcorn and Licorice Day
(on sale $1.00 each in the PAC kitchen)
First Fire Drill of the year at 1 pm
Orange Shirt orders due into office today
The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.
Sullivan PAC sponsored parent/staff social at Townhall Pub 6:30 pm
($20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple for a burger and a drink–See Jen Robbins for tickets. Jenxrobbins@gmail.com
Please sign up for hot lunch orders by visiting http://www.sullivanpac.com
Orders are due by September 23rd.
Thank you to all staff, students are parents for a well organized first day of school! We are currently set with an enrolment of 288 students and will likely start next week with 12 full divisions. We hope to finalize our school population numbers by Thursday and finalize class organizations by Friday.
Tomorrow is a full day and classes begin at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:28. Don’t forget to pack healthy snack and lunch and bring a water bottle!
I am happy to report that the District has now installed two water filters in the staff room and in the PAC kitchen. They have also installed one filtrated water filling station downstairs and will install a second on on the main floor tomorrow. We all now have access to clean drinking water. Please note that other than these mentioned sources, no other tap should be used as drinking water.
This week your child will be involved in some Maker Space projects and they may be asked to bring in some recycled materials from home. Be sure to ask them about their building challenge and have a discussion about what it means to be creative and how to “persevere” in their design challenge.
Please join us for our first assembly of the year this Friday at 9am.