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Gator Bites: Week of May 21st

posted May 22, 2018, 6:23 AM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Morning Gator Families!

Congratulations to the Symphonic Winds concert band who performed last week at the National Festival for the very first time. Please see below for a note from the director, Mr. Smith.

Congratulations to our Junior Relay Team who participated in a competition last week at Dr. Frank J Hayden Secondary School! Our Grade 3 Boys Team came in 5th in the finals.

Thank you to all of our families who came out to join us for our Kindergarten Orientation Evening. We had a lot of fun getting to know our new students, playing some fun games and touring classrooms. Thank you to our staff who worked so hard to make this night such a success!!

Some students from Grades 3 to 8 participated in the Festival of Trees Celebration at the Harbourfront Downtown Toronto. Please see attachment for more information and pictures.

Our Grade 4 students went on a field trip today to the Knights of Valour at the Ancaster Fairgrounds as part of their Social Studies inquiry of ancient civilizations and medieval times. They watched some exciting jousting, sword fights and falconry!

Some of our Grade 7 and 8 students took part in the Gauss Mathematics Contest offered through the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing. This offered our students an opportunity to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. We look forward to hearing about your success!!

Reminder: Monday May 21st, 2018 is Victoria Day and all schools will be closed.

We wish all of our families a safe and restful long weekend!

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker, Principal

Bita Watts - Vice Principal

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt


2018 MusicFest Nationals

The Symphonic Winds travelled to the University of Toronto on Tuesday to perform at the 2018 MusicFest Nationals. They represented Sam Sherratt at the highest level throughout the day, and their performance was nothing short of remarkable! A few words directly from our adjudication panel describing the ensemble included ”poised”, “focused”, and “professional”. Congratulations to the band members on your Silver Award; you earned it together!! It is a pleasure to work with such an amazing group of hard working and dedicated young musicians.


Mr. Smith - Director


IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

May 21st - Victoria Day - NO SCHOOL

May 22nd - Monday rotary schedule & Pizza Day

May 22 - 24 (periods 1 - 4) Gr.3 EQAO Please don’t book appointments

May 28 - Track & Field

May 29 - 31 (periods 1 - 4) Gr. 6 EQAO Please don’t book appointments

May 29th - JK/SK & Gr 2 Dental Screening

David Willoughby [Staff],
May 22, 2018, 6:23 AM
David Willoughby [Staff],
May 22, 2018, 6:23 AM