April’s Virtue is acceptance.
Homework due Thursday: another practice EQAO writing task. This week’s task is similar to last week’s task- a newspaper report about something found buried in the school yard. On Thursday, we made a list of success criteria about the writing task, and organized them into Ideas, Organization, Style and Voice and Language Conventions. Students then levelled their own work, and made suggestions for glows (strengths) and grows (next steps). The goal this week is to keep in mind those success criteria when writing for this week’s task.
Planetarium Trip: on May 9. Trip forms are due on April 30. $6 payment can be sent into school or preferably made with Schools CashOnline. Please let me know if you are available to accompany us. Thank you to Parent Council for subsidizing our trip!
Yearbook orders are due on April 25. Orders can be made online, or send in the order form with cash or cheque. Yearbooks will not be available to buy in June.
ThinkFirst presentation: on Wednesday. This presentation by Public Health, for grades 6-8 students, promotes safe practices to prevent head and spinal cord injuries.
Jump Rope for Heart: donations can be collected now until May 4. Donations can be sent into school in the envelope, or can be made online (see the envelope for login information, or visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation).