Friday, November 20, 2009

Bands Collaborate

The Elphinstone Secondary Grade 8 Band joined our Grade 7 Band this afternoon for a pre-Christmas session. This collaboration strengthens the bond between the teachers (Mr. Angelus & Mr. Kellough) and the two bands. It was great to see the large number of former GES students playing in the ESS Band.

They sounded awesome. I have posted a snippet of Christmas Cheer on our Flickr Photostream.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Mr. H

Thursday, November 19, 2009

And the Band Plays On.....

I stopped by Mr. Angelus' Band class this morning and watched and listened, as he worked with the various groups of the band. I was really impressed, as was ESS Music Teach Tom Kellogh who was visiting this morning.

Some of the video of the session can be seen by going to the FlickPhotostream.

Until later.

Mr. H

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cold, Wet and Windy Weather Upon Us

The cold, wet and windy weather did not damped the spirits of our students today-- maybe it was because of the early dismissal. We had parent/teacher interviews this afternoon and we will have them again tomorrow. If you are unable to make it to the school and you would like to discuss your child's academic performance please contact your child's teacher at the school to set up an alternative time. A phone call may be all that is needed.

We have a PAC Meeting at 7:00 pm this evening (in the Staff Room) and I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Have a great evening everyone.

Until tomorrow.

Mr. H

Akimbo and the Elephants

After listening to a student reading in Mrs. Klan's class I stopped by Ms. Kranenburg's class and spoke with some students about the novel that they are reading, Akimbo and the Elephants. Students were paired up and read before completing comprehension questions. The students indicated that they really enjoyed the story.

It's recess time - time to go outside!

Until later.

Mr. H