Week Dec 5 - 8
Hi Parents: We are in to December now and the month is already moving ahead with lots going on. A couple of things finishing up this past week: elementary students completed their swim lessons and junior high students finished their first trimester of options. Junior high students are learning dance in their phys. ed. classes now. They sure appear to be enjoying themselves! Students are busy preparing for upcoming concerts! Lots of wonderful music around the school!
Here’s what is happening this coming week at Sturgeon Heights:
December 5th - 8th is Computer Science Education Week.
- Classrooms may be participating in an 'Hour of Code' in their classroom.
- A list of coding activities are available to try coding out.
- (If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact Ms. Dafoe at the school)
Monday, December 5
-First day of “Lunch Lady” for those who ordered
-First day of Trimester Two options for Junior High students
-3:30 – 5 pm – Boys’ Basketball practice
-6:30 – 7:30 pm – Headstart LAC meeting – classroom
Tuesday, December 6
-1:30 – 2:30 pm - A portion of the Royal Canadian Artillery Band will be joining us this afternoon to entertain students, staff and guests with some seasonal tunes. Please join us!
-3:30 – 5 pm – Girls’ Basketball practice
Wednesday, December 7
-Hands-on Science in-school field trip for Grade 4 students
-The Bread Lady will be coming to Mrs. Kuntz’s Headstart classes today
-Purdy’s orders may come home today or tomorrow
-3:30 – 5 pm – Boys Basketball practice
Thursday, December 8
-Hot Dogs in Snack Shop
-3:30 – 5 pm – Girls’ Basketball practice
Friday, December 9
-It’s a Professional Development Day and staff meeting day for Sturgeon Heights’ staff, so there are no classes for students!
-5 – 9 pm – Grade 6 Girls’ Circle Christmas Party
Every year at various grade levels we get requests for names of tutors to help support students academically. As individual tutors, their academic specialties, availability and location greatly vary it is not something that schools are able to keep accurate records of. At the school level we also do not have information related to security or criminal record checks of private in-home tutors. For families looking to find an out of school tutor we encourage you to look within your local community/neighborhood, local library and nearby high schools. The school and classroom teachers can be supportive by identifying areas of need or growth for your child. More official tutoring services can be found at Sylvan Learning Centre (http://www.sylvanlearning.com/ ) When the right tutor is found that meets the needs of the child it is important that families realize that it is their responsibility or the tutors to put together materials and lessons for the tutoring session and not the responsibility of the classroom teacher.
*Our World Changers’ group continues to collect toques, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens. Let’s fill the tree in the front entrance up with all sorts of “warm wear” for others! Thanks to those who have already sent in items.
** Pictures from retake picture packages may still be ordered online – or paper orders to the school.
***Lots of questions about QSP orders and school clothing orders. We haven’t been given exact dates for delivery of either, but are hoping very soon!
**** Grade 1, 2 and 3 students need to get swim levels in to the school as soon as possible, please – and thanks!
*****If your grades 4 to 9 students are planning on going to the Ski Club, please send your paperwork back to school by December 16th so we can get an idea of numbers. Thanks!
******Students and staff have been having lots of fun decorating doors. If you are in the school, take a moment or two to check them out!
*******The upcoming concerts will be videoed. DVD’s will be available at the school for $2 each. The DVD will be simple – no fancy cuts or angles. Please let the office know if you would like a copy.
Sounds like we might have a change in the weather next week. Please ensure everyone is bundled up! Brrrrrr......
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.