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Last Week of School!

Hello Parents,

It is hard to believe how fast the year has flown by and how much the students have done this year with courage and determination. I am just finishing off writing report cards and am so proud of how each and every student has progressed this year in character and in academics. This next week, will be focused on fun activities and memories. I have designed activities with them being a chocolatier, designing a chocolate bar and a golden ticket. There will also be some events and games that are circus related. I wanted the last week of this crazy school year to be fun, filled with laughter and good times. Yearbooks will go home today. If you wish to purchase additional yearbooks, contact the office. Wednesday to Friday is Knight’s Day wear!

Despite the challenges of COVID and the closing of venues, the Intermediate Teachers have tried to put together a fun day of games, activities and water! On Tuesday, Jun 15, the Intermediates will head outside for some outdoor fun starting at 10:55 am and running until 2:35 pm with breaks for lunch. This will happen rain or shine and hopefully the weather will cooperate with us. One of our exciting events is an inflatable water slide which will be on the field. Students should be prepared to get wet and bring the following items:

  • Clothes/apparel students can waterslide in. A dark shirt and shorts is fine or appropriate swimwear with shorts – for ladies, no two piece swimwear.
  • Towel and dry clothes for students to change into after water events.
  • Hats and sunscreen (We’re still hopeful!)
  • Lunch and snack

This Week:

Monday, June 14 – The start of our Willy Wonka and Circus themed fun week! Wear regular uniform.

Tuesday, June 15 – Fun Day! Wear clothes for fun day. No uniform.

Wednesday, June 16 – Last Chapel of the Year! Students need to bring a candy to add to their designed chocolate bars. Knight’s day wear.

Thursday, June 17 – Knight’s Day wear and last PE class. PE uniform needed.

Friday, June 18 – Knight’s Day wear. Students need to bring a snack and treat for themselves as we celebrate our year with a photo presentation and games. Last Day of School – Half Day (12:00pm)/ Report Cards given 

 

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Sports Day today!

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Next Week… June 7-11

Hello Parents,

We will finish celebrating the authors in our class on Monday and students will receive a book of stories. We will also be looking through some poetry and creating a few poems of our own. In Math, we will be reviewing concepts we learned this year with games and activities.

In Science, we will be completing some STEM activities in groups or pairs. In Social Studies, we will be exploring current event issues within Canada and internationally.

This Week…

Monday – Grade 6 Parent Google Meet meeting at 3:15.

Tuesday – Students need to have their Bible at school.

Wednesday – The LAST Genius Hour of this year. Students need to bring only what they have been working on and can present, not a new project. Last Chapel of the year.

Next Week…

Tuesday, June 15 – Intermediate Fun Day: Students to bring clothes they can get wet in, clothes they can change into, sunscreen and hats. We have an inflatable slide, Minute to Win It, games and water activities.  We will start at 10:55 and go until the end of the day.

Tuesday, June 18 – Final Day of school, final report cards handed out (Noon dismissal)

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Grade 6 Parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grade 6 students will meet with Mrs. Lade at 1:45 in the chapel to talk about Grade 7 next year. Mrs. Lade and other teachers will also be having a parent meeting from 3:15-3:45 pm on Monday to answer any parent questions about next year. To join in this meeting please use the link below:

Join this meeting on Google Meet

meet.google.com/htq-vcaf-qvf  

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Reminder for Tomorrow

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Tomorrow we are celebrating students being an author of an imaginative story! I am so incredibly proud of each student. Please make sure your student has a slice of cake or a cookie in their lunch for this. I am providing tea or hot chocolate and certificates for this accomplishment!

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Track Event on Friday

We are going to run a track meet for our Intermediate Department on the morning of Friday, June 4th.  Students will stay in their classroom groups and move through a variety of track and field events.  This will be a fun way to celebrate the work they have been doing in PE, and cheer on their classmates.

Please have your child wear their gym strip or an orange shirt with gym strip shorts to school on Friday. Athletic shoes are a must.  Students will need a water bottle to take and are encouraged to wear sunscreen and a hat.

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Letter from Mr. Morris

Dear Highroad Community,

Last week we saw the return to school for the vast majority of our students who had been in quarantine (tested positive for covid) and those who were self-isolating (close contact with a positive case).  We also saw a steady reduction in the number of overall student absences as the week went along.  It has been a challenging few weeks for some families and our staff, but I’m cautiously optimistic that the worst is behind us.  Thank you for your prayers, cooperation, and encouragement.

Most of you will have seen the developing story coming out of Kamloops about the tragedy surrounding the discovery of over 200 children’s bodies at a former residential school site.  This is heart-breaking and disturbing.  As a community, I would encourage you to pray for the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, as well as, all First Nations and our country as we collectively grieve.

We will be flying our flags at half-mast starting tomorrow morning, in recognition of these precious lives lost.  We know that the details are extremely hard to process and we want to be very sensitive around this situation, especially with our younger students.  At the primary level, if asked, we are only going to say that there was a very sad event that happened, and that is why we lowered our flags.   At the intermediate, in tomorrow’s devotions, we will draw attention to the lowered flags, and explain to the students that we’re showing support to the families and communities involved in a tragedy that happened long ago at one of the residential schools, but was only discovered recently.  We’ll let the students know that they should talk to you, their parents, if they want to know more.  As parents, you are the primary educators of your children and we don’t want to overstep on what details you deem appropriate to share with your children.

At the high school, the topic of residential schools has been widely discussed as part of the curriculum.  There will likely be a lot of talk around this news, not only in classrooms, but also between our students.   We would suggest checking in with your high school students daily to see how they are doing.

Students across the province have been encouraged to wear orange this week.  Highroad students can also wear orange shirts with casual pants, orange with their uniform, or their regular uniform.

It’s difficult to know what to say, in light of the challenges of this last year and now the discovery of this tragedy.   There is considerably grieving and healing that needs to take place.  It all seems so overwhelming, but we are told to “be still and know He is God”.

Blessings,
Stuart Morris

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Next week… May 31- June 4

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that there are so few days left in this school year already. Mrs. Britz, our librarian, has asked that all library books be returned starting on Monday. Please make sure your student returns their library books for this coming Monday.

Students have been editing and giving feedback on their stories this week. We are planning to finalize the stories to publish them into a book for Thursday. On Thursday, we are having an Authors Celebration which includes an Authors tea. Please make sure your student has an individual slice of cake or a cookie that they can have with tea or hot chocolate. If they would like to also bring a tea cup for the celebration, they are more than welcome. We will read the class book and celebrate the achievement in writing.

On Thursday afternoon, we will also be conducting our Science Fair. I am hoping to record and post some presentations and also some photos of the amazing work the students have done.

On Friday, part of the day will be a Track and Field Day for Intermediate students. Please make sure your student has lots of water, a hat and sunscreen.

This Week…

  • Monday – Return Library Books
  • Tuesday – Bible needed for Bible class
  • Wednesday – Genius Hour resources needed
  • Thursday – Authors Celebration (individual cake or cookie needed) & Science Fair
  • Friday – Track Meet (hat, sunscreen and water) and BMV: (Last one of the year) 1 Peter 2:9

Upcoming…

June 15 – Intermediate Fun Day

June 18th – Last day of school (half day)

 

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Next Week… May 25-28

Hello Parents,

I pray you are all well. We continue to pray for health, protection and wellness for our school community. I appreciate the diligence that each student has been taking with cleaning their space, washing or sanitizing their hands, wearing a mask where appropriate and trying to keep socially distanced.

This next week, we will be finishing our work on angles, shapes and lines in geometry and moving toward graphing and number patterns (beginning algebra).  We will be completing a few more imaginative stories and students will choose one story that they have written to be bound in a class book.

In Science, we are close to finishing off our Science Fair Boards and will practice our presentation skills. When we do have our Science Fair in class (June 3rd hopefully), I will do a video virtual tour and send a link for you to see what the students have done.

This week…

Monday, May 24th – Victoria Day – No school

Tuesday, May 25th – Students need to remember to bring their Bible.

Wednesday, May 26th – Students need to remember to bring their Genius Hour Project supplies.

Friday, May 28th – BMV: Ephesians 2:10 test and Knights Day

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For students working at home…

Hello Parents,

For those students working at home, they can complete the following over next week with access to a computer and their Google Drive:

Math

  1. Google Classroom Assignment: Polygons, Triangles and Quadrilaterals
  2. Google Classroom Assignment: Graphing
  3. Google Classroom Assignment: Number Patterns and Graphing

Language Arts

  1. Google Classroom Assignment: Robot Teacher story
  2. Google Classroom Assignment: A Light in the Forest

Science

  1. Google Classroom Assignment: Science Log Book

Social Studies

  1. Google Classroom Assignment: Indigenous People and Canada

If your student does not have access to a computer, please let me know and I will print work off for them to complete. This can be picked up at school once it has been arranged with me.

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