Thanks to Jessica (Gr. 6) and the Grade 5 and 6 classes for a sunny outdoor band performance to celebrate Music Monday! The band just keeps getting better and better and both Essex and Hawthorne students were able to sit outdoors and enjoy some afternoon tunes.
Also, thanks to Catherine Cyr (Gr. 2/3) for organizing our first ever Earth Week film festival … many great films were viewed by all grades throughout the week. Let’s hope we can make this an annual event!!
Track Meet May 16th Grades 4-5-6 only
Track practice is always Mon/ Wed & Friday for Grades 4-5-6 at 8:20am. Parent volunteers are needed — please come out and join or check with Ian about volunteering needs.
Grade 4/5 Girls soccer tournament May 6th Boys Grade 3/ 4/5 Soccer May 8th
For the schedule of soccer practices see your coach’s door as it changes weekly
There is a large pile of lost and found spread out for viewing on the third floor. There was a significant fruit fly problem that needed to be dealt with. The caretakers will leave it until friday, then it will be taken “away.” Teachers are being asked to bring their classes by to claim their belongings. If parents could also check before friday it’s your last chance to claim items before they go.
The school holiday concert will be on Monday Dec 17th at 1:00 instead of Tuesday. This time was booked in the gym for the dress rehearsal so it will now be the official concert (unrehearsed!).
Tis the season to say THANKS! Please contribute to our traditional Hawthorne staff lunch this Friday, December 14th. Holiday inspired dishes are needed –mains, veggies & desserts (for a potluck style luncheon). Anyone who would like to contribute please e-mail Jane, ASAP, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be reminded that this year’s holiday concert will be held in the gym at 1 pm on December 18th.
La Francophonie Mondiale
1:00- 3:00 pm
A school wide expo! Teachers and students have been working hard on projects that showcase Francophone countries from around the world. Explore France! Haiti! Burkina-Faso! Classes will visit throughout the afternoon. Families are invited to a self-guided tour of the work located in the West Gym. Please enter through the outside doors only.
1:00 to 1:30 performances by students
1:30 to 2:00 tour of the exhibits with students explaining their work
2:00 to 3:00 self-guided tour
Leah and Johnny went to WeDay organized by Free the Children to learn about how we can help people in other countries that are in need. Leah and Johnny got an empty bag to fill up with pennies. After the bag is filled, it is given to the Royal Bank of Canada who will then give it to Free the Children. Free the Children will use the money to provide clean water to one person for the rest of their life. When each bag is filled, it is a total of $25 in pennies. We decided to make this a class project in which Leah and Johnny will be in charge of dropping off all filled bags and getting new bags.
Room 302 has already filled one bag! We are about to give it to the Royal Bank of Canada so that we can get a second bag. We are planning on keeping track of how many bags we fill over the course of the year.