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Gator Bites: Week of May 20th

posted May 27, 2019, 5:18 AM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Evening Gators:

Last Friday we held our Sharratt Speaks Speech competition in the gym.  Our speakers did a great job teaching us about or persuading us about their topic and point of view.  The audience also did a great job listening respectfully and encouraging our speakers. It was an extremely hard decision choosing a winner for each grade level as all speakers were very strong.  But in case you missed it, the winners were as follows: Grade 4 Graylon W, Grade 5 Alex J, Grade 6 Liam P, Grade 7 Sara M and Grade 8 Maya A. Thank you to all the teachers that helped students prepare and practice their speeches and to our judges.  A big thank you to Ms. Dimitrovski for organizing this great opportunity for our Juniors and Intermediates.


Intermediate Track and Field team Meet - Yesterday the intermediate track and field team travelled to Nelson High School where they competed in a full day of tough events, despite the cold and rainy weather.  Sam Sherratt should be very proud of this team’s results as they took home many ribbons across all categories of sport with many first place ones as well. Thank you to our coaches, Mr. Pearson and Mr. Kerschner for their dedicated efforts in daily training and practices. Way to go Team!  

Director’s Cut  - Over the last two weeks we have had “Director’s Cut” in the school working with our grade 7 students, creating some unique and interesting films, while learning about the art of directing as part of the Media Literacy component of the Language curriculum.

Primary / Junior Literacy Club Celebration

We have 1 session left in the After School Literacy Programs, and the students have been working really hard on their literacy skills. Next week we will be serving pizza, juice boxes and an ice-cream/frozen snack.

The last day, May 28th (primary) and May 29th (junior), will be a celebration session. Families are invited to come at 3:45 to share in some of the learning we have been involved in and to enjoy some light refreshments.

Thank you for supporting your child with literacy!  A big thank you to Ms. Belford, Ms. McKenna and Ms. Neate for running this great program.

Also a big thank you to Ms. Dimitrovski, Ms. Robb and Ms. Wheeler who ran our after school Math program this year.

TD Summer Reading Club!

Looking to keep your students reading over the summer?  The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to build excitement about reading!  The program is Canada's biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities.  This free program is offered at more than 2,200 public libraries across Canada, and it's easy to include in any summer plans.  The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way.

HDSB is encouraging schools to participate in Bike to School Week, a celebration of cycling and active transportation from May 27 to May 31,2019. School boards, public health offices, municipalities, regions and non-government organizations across Ontario are supporting activities to promote and support cycling to school.

Active transportation is a healthy lifestyle choice that helps students arrive to school energized and ready to learn. It reduces congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. While using an active mode of transportation to and from school is not always feasible for every student, studies show that school travel planning programs and promotional campaigns like Bike to School Week can make a difference in getting more students outside and enjoying their trip.

Grade 6s have been learning about flight in Science.  They have been working on building their own aircrafts!

Our Kindy students have been making the most of the weather in K2 playing a memory game with popcorn words outside.

ABC Halton presents and event for parents and educators

An Evening with Dr. Joanne Foster

“The Most Pressing Concerns and Questions of Parents of Gifted Learners.”

Dr. Joanne Foster will be focusing on eight topics: 1) health and happiness, 2) productivity, 3) coping mechanisms, 4) academic strengths and weaknesses, 5) creative expression, 6) relationships, 7) emotional literacy, and 8) sense of self. She will also reveal lots of strategies and resources from within her new book ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids.

Monday, June 3rd, 7:30pm (Doors open 7:15)

River Oaks Community Centre, Community room A

2400 Sixth Line, Oakville

This is a free event, however donations to ABC are gratefully accepted.

More information is in the attached flyer.​​​​​​​