Friday, January 22, 2010

The Wheat in the Barley Entertains & Educates at GES

The band, The Wheat in the Barley, provided us with music from around the world and educated us on the various instruments that they played. The students, staff and parents in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the variety of music, which led to a lot of clapping, foot tapping and singing.

For your information the band will be performing at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse tomorrow evening.

Just a reminder that there will be a Haiti Relief Benefit at Roberts Creek Elementary School this Sunday from 2-8 pm. There will be live music, food booths, as well as an auction. If you are looking for something to do Sunday afternoon this should be a great event.

I have posted the Literacy events on our monthly calender-- Monday is D.E.A.R. Day, so students should make sure that they have a favourite book with them on Monday.

Check out the Flickr Photostream for more updated photos.

Have a great weekend.

Mr. H

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Literacy Week Activities For Next Week

As part of Literacy Week next week we will be having the following activities at GES: Monday, January 25th, D.E.A.R. DAY-- drop everything and read day (random times throughout the day everyone will stop and read for ten minutes); Tuesday, January 26th, Poem in a Pocket-- Carry a poem in your pocket and share with others throughout the day; Wednesday, January 27th, A Fact on My Back -- From a non-fiction piece of text record an interesting fact and pin or tape it on your back; Thursday, January 28th, Character Day-- Dress as a book/story character and carry the book that you are a character from; Friday, January 29th Guest Author, Nicola Campbell will meet our K-4 students, read to them and tell stories.

I appreciate the effort that our staff has put into Literacy week--Bravo teachers!!!

Have a good evening.

Mr. H

Coin Drive for Haiti

Our coin drive for Haiti has gone really well. We are excited about the response from our school community.

Thank you to everyone regarding this effort.

For your information, there will be a Haiti Relief Benefit to be held at Roberts Creek Elementary on Sunday, January 31st. All funds will be sent to the Red Cross.

Until later.

Mr. H

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Science World Scientist visits GES Today

Former GES student and currently a scientist working for Science World, Kate Henderson, provided some of our intermediate students with some action science today. She brought with her a bag of tricks which excited our students about science. It is so nice to have a former student return to her roots and share her passion with our students. That's so much Kate!

We are appreciative of the time she spent here and will extend another invitation to her to come back again.

Unfortunately I have to head to Sechelt for a meetig before the end of the day so I have had to cancel our Boys' 6/7 Basketball Team practice today-- we will have a makeup practice on Friday after school.

Until tomorrow.

Mr. H

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Monday!

Greetings! What a windy night we had-- power outages in Halfmoon Bay, Roberts Creek and Langdale. None-the-less it has turned out to be a great day.

I got a chance to visit some classes this morning and I have posted a few pictures from these visits. Mrs. Fitchell's students were working on making books that they will share with their buddy class. Some of Mr. Sullivan's kindergarten students can be seen working on their newest station, the "Fix it" center. Mrs. Sali's students were taking turns trying to get in as many multiplication doubles in before Woody got to the bottom of his pole. If your child is in her class ask them to explain it to you. You can also help them work on their multiplication skills!

I trust that everyone had a nice weekend. It seems like it will be a great week.

Until later.

Mr. H