1) A reminder that we are celebrating Churchill Spirit Day tomorrow – Wellness Day in the morning for middle school, Churchill Basketball Extravaganza in the afternoon. Please encourage your children to wear Blue, Red, and White.
If your children so desire, Churchill will be selling hotdogs as a fundraiser for the Estevan family. Happy to announce that we will be selling veggie dogs as well! Each student will receive one free ticket just before lunch.
2) Spelling Cards. I have sent several of your children home with spelling cards. I am asking that you run through the cards, either having your child spell out loud or write the correct spelling for each word (or both). We are starting off at a grade 5 and 6 level of spelling.
Once you have run through them successfully, send me an e-mail and I’ll send the next level home. I am hoping to bring us up to a grade 8 level by June.
3) Speaking of June, let me know if you’d be interested in sending your child to summer camp. I am thinking hiking, tenting, swimming… If you think it’s a good idea, I’ll get started on it.
4) We will shortly be starting our ridiculously amazing courtyard unit in Science where we have been gifted the school greenspace to design from an education for sustainability perspective…can’t wait…
With thanks…hope you’re enjoying the awesomeness of spring,
Just a final reminder about the field trip tomorrow to the Red River Notre Dame campus. Please make sure your child has a packed lunch, a snack, and bus fare ($1.85 each way) for tomorrow. If your child has not yet handed in a signed permission form for this outing, you can print off the attached file from a previous email from Tanis (Titled: “RE: OUTINGS NEXT WEEK”). You can also simply send a signed note giving permission.
We have been studying human rights and global quality of life in Social Studies over the last couple of weeks. We’ve started a brief assignment on human rights abuses that your child may be talking about over the next few days. You’re welcome to have a look at the assignment to have a look at what your child will need to do. Thanks,
Flex Social Stud ies: H um a n R ights Issues
Research TWO countries and identify ONE human rights issue in each country. For each country, write two thirds to one full page-long, first person account of someone suffering from their missing right. (Size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced).
For example, you could write from a perspective of a child in Afghanistan whose family has died from war, or you could write from a perspective of a man who works in a diamond mine in Sierre Leone and barely has enough money to support his family.
Examples of countries with human rights abuses:
Sweatshops in El Salvador, clean water in Kenya, lack of food in Ethiopia, poor working conditions in Mexico, human trafficking in the Ukraine, women rights in Saudi Arabia, first nations rights in Canada, Etc.
Due: End of next class (Thursday, March 11th)
Just wanted to send a quick note before I forget regarding our time away at camp. I can safely say that we all had a great time. The weather was perfect, the kids were respectful, and most everyone spent a huge chunk of time outside. I want to thank you for trusting us with your children for a few days. I have a feeling that most everyone will sleep well tonight!
I have two garbage bags full of soaking wet and foul smelling winter gloves and socks…if your son or daughter is missing something, send them my way.
I know that I am biased, but the cross-country skiing was fantastic this year. There are some strong little skiers in our midst, and I think I may just put together a ski team next year – seriously!
Next planning phase is for summer camp in June – this one in tents in the woods…anyone with a great location idea, send it my way…
Have a great weekend!
Hey everyone! I hope the students are as excited about winter camp as Tanis and I are! It looks like we’re going to have amazing weather at camp, but it’ll likely be quite wet and slushy. We’re strongly encouraging students to bring rubber boots. (I acknowledge that rubber boots are not the most fashionable items, but they will come in handy – parent might have to “push” their son/daughter to bring them to camp).
See you at 9:00am tomorrow!
To Junior Boys basketball parents/players:
Our first sudden-death playoff game is this evening at 5:30pm in the Senior Gym at Churchill.