Friday, November 27, 2009

Hockey Night in Gibsons

It was Hockey Afternoon in Gibsons, with Ms. Knecht's class playing a spirited match of road hockey. I was the honourary referee for this exciting event. The game was a reward for ongoing positive behaviour in their classroom.

The students had a lot of fun and enjoyed the great weather. Hopefully the weather will continue to make us smile all weekend.

Enjoy your time with you family & friends.

Until Tuesday.

Mr. H

P.S. Monday is a Pro-D Day.

Boys Volleyball Teams Success

Mr. Detwiller returned at the end of the day and informed me that our two GES teams will play each other for the Boys' Volleyball 'B' Championship. Since the tournament ran long, they decided to have our 'B' Final at GES in the next week or so-- we will keep you posted.

Good job boys! Thanks for all your support during the season Mr. D! I also want to thank the parents who helped getting the boys to their games this season.

Active & Attentive

Divisons 1 & 2 students were doing a circuit in the gym during their PE block-- the other half of the group was outside working on cooperatibe games.

Mrs. Knecht's class was utilizing the mobile computer lab when I stopped by. We had some glitches with the student data folder so I had to spend some time working on saving documents to a flash drive, before transferring the data to the student folder.

Until later.

Mr. H

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Primary Choir

I had a chance to sing along with the Primary Choir, as they were practicing for their Christmas Concert this afternoon.

I had Mrs. Hoechstetter's class for PE after that. It was good fun-- we are doing a variety of ball activities, which the children really enjoy. I will be covering Mrs. Klan's class for PE shortly.

I look forward to hearing about the Girls" Volleyball Tournament. The Boys' Tournament is tomorrow at Roberts Creek-- I believe it is starting at 12:30 pm.

Until later.

Mr. H

Playing Hard, Having Fun and Having Success

I was able to get back to ESS for another game which was a nail-biter against Roberts Creek. The win was a good one for the girls who fought hard to keep the lead. We have had a high level of participation in the tournament, the girls have played hard, had a lot fun and had a lot of success.

Great job girls!

Tournament is going well

The girls are doing well and having a lot of fun at the tournament. Thanks to the parent volunteers and Mrs. Hourigan.

I hope to get back later in the day, although I have two classes to cover this afternoon.

Until later.

Mr. H

Girls' Volleyball Tournament Today

The SD 46 Elementary School Girls' Volleyball Tournament/Playday is being held at Elphinstone Secondary School today. I will try to get over watch a few games today.

Good luck girls!

Mr. H

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


My Angelus was working with the Grade 5 class on some harmony when I stopped by the music room this afternoon.

For your information the choir & Band will perform on Tuesday, December 15th at 9:20 am. For your information, there will not be an evening Choir & Band performance this year.

Mark your calendars-- the Primary students will have their Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, December 8th at 1:00 pm with their Christmas Concert being on Wednesday, December 9th @ 7:00 pm. If you are unable to make the evening concert you may come to the Dress Rehearsal.

Have a great evening everyone!

Mr. H

Ten Plus & Reindeer

Mrs. Hoechetter's class was working on ten plus a number when I stopped by this morning. Miss Owen's class was doing an Art activity when I visited her class-- reindeer are being painted in the picture above.

Until later.

Mr. H

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DPAC Meeting

All SD 46 administrators along with many PAC members from various schools met at Chatelech Secondary School last night to discuss our District PAC which has not been in operation for the last few years. There were several presentations that dealt with the SD 46 budget, school budgets, the School District 46 structure, the SCTA , CUPE , volunteering and fund raising.

The GES DPAC Representative is Shirley Waite. If you are interested in more information about the DPAC or our school PAC have a look at the information links on our website or stop by the office and speak to me about it.

Until later.

Mr. H

Monday, November 23, 2009

Puppets & Talent Show

We had several guests at GES this afternoon. There was a community based group that shared their puppets with Ms. Kranenburg's students. We also had some guests visiting the Talent Show in Mrs. Hoechstetter's class-- it is amazing the talent that these grade one students displayed. I was very impressed!

If your child is in one of these classes, engage in a conversation about what they thought of their day.

I have three different meetings after school today so I won't be blogging again until tomorrow.

Enjoy your evening.

Mr. H

Break time is fun time

I stopped by Mrs. Hoechstetter's class this morning and they were taking a break from their academic work. Some of the children were working on puzzles, while others were demonstrating their gymnastics skills. They were having a lot of fun!

Until later.

Mr. H