Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eagle Bay Information

Information on the Montessori 4/5/6 Eagle Bay Trip

Dear Parents:

Here are a few points to keep in mind about our trip to Eagle Bay on Monday.

1.We ask that no parents come out to the camp unless you have been organized as an overnight chaperone. You can appreciate how difficult it will be for camp staff to have unexpected parents show up at the camp. All events are run by camp counsellors, and thus, parent assistance beyond what we have asked for is not necessary.

2.Dress code: Please be reminded that this is a school district function, and as a result, dress code expectations still apply. With that being said, we would like to ask the children to refrain from wearing spaghetti strapped tops.

3.On Monday May 31st the students will arrive at the school at the regular time. They can drop their supplies in their classrooms (clearly marked with their name on everything) and will attend class until around 10:00. We ask that any parent chaperone be at the school for a meeting by 9:15 am. On June 2nd, students will return to the school around 12:00pm and then will be dismissed to go home. Please arrange for someone to be at the school to pick up you son or daughter.

4.School Rules: Again, as this is a school function, proper behaviour is expected and those who do not abide by the school rules will be dealt with accordingly. Students are expected to respect and obey not only the teachers, but the camp counsellors and parent helpers.

5.Emergency Contact: If parents need to contact their child, please call the camp office @ 250-675-2122

6.If your child requires specific medication to be administered while he/she is at the camp, please have it, in its original container if possible, clearly marked with instructions and your son or daughter's name. All medication will be kept in the possession of the teachers and given out accordingly. You also need to make sure you fill out a form at the office giving us permission to distribute medication to your child if you have not already done so this year.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We know that we will all have a wonderful time during our visit to Eagle Bay.

School Group Retreats 2010

Day # 1

11:30am Arrive
12:00pm Lunch (Bag lunch brought by group)
1:00pm Skill Session # 1
2:10pm Skill Session # 2
3:15pm Free Time – Waterfront open
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Wide Game # 1
8:30pm Mug Up
9:00pm Campfire
10:00pm Get Ready for Bed
10:30pm Lights out

Day # 2

8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Skill Session # 3
10:45am Skill Session # 4
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Skill Session # 5
2:30pm Skill Session # 6
3:30pm Free Time - Waterfront open
5:15pm Waterfront Closed
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Wide Game # 2
9:00pm Mug Up
9:15pm Dance
10:15pm “Mission Impossible Night Game”
12:00pm Lights out

Day # 3

8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Clean up cabins/bathrooms
10:30pm Leave for Home

At each skill session we offer:

*Climbing Wall,
*Basketball or Blobbing

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


As some children still have assignments that are now going on 3-4 weeks late, I have decided that any homework not completed will result in an email sent home to notify parents. We are getting into the busiest time of the year and not completing homework and handing assignments in on time is holding up the class. Please talk with your child and find out if they have any assignments that they have not handed in.

Homework tonight:

- home reading
- Write Traits lesson 17 (and 16 for those who have not finished it from yesterday)
- Math Year 6 has a test tomorrow
- Novel Study due tomorrow (they have known about this due date for 2 weeks)

Have a good night.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday May 25, 2010

It's the end of May already? Where has the year gone? It will be a busy couple of weeks. Many of the students were gone to the zone track meet today, I hope they all had a good time and tried their best. Eagle Bay is also coming up on Monday, there will be some more information sent home this week about that. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- Write Traits 16
- Math
- Novel Study

There will be no spelling for two weeks as there were so many away today, and with Eagle Bay next week it will be a short week.

Again, I would like to mention the lack of homework being done. Many children are getting behind in assignments, please make sure your child has his/her homework completed every night, this time of year it is very important not to fall behind!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eagle Bay Packing List

It's hard to believe it is only two weeks away! Here is the Eagle Bay packing list.

Campers What to Bring List:

Sleeping bag and Pillow
Jacket or sweater
Water bottle
Clothes (mark your important items)
Swim suit (Girls a one piece would be best)
Soap and shampoo
Rain gear
Toothbrush and toothpaste (keep all bathroom items in a waterproof bag)
Good running shoes
Sunscreen lotion
Bug lotion
Maximum $10 for camp store
Book for evening reading
A good attitude, A healthy appetite, A smile
Lots of energy

Please remember to pack a bag-lunch for when you arrive. The first camp meal is not until dinner.

Tuesday May 18th

What a fantastic day we had to day, it was the school track meet today. All the kids seemed to have a great time and I saw many ribbons heading home at the end of the day. As I am sure they will be quite tired I told them just to do some reading and practise spelling tonight. I hope everyone will be rested and ready to go for tennis in the morning. Please make sure you have on sunscreen and have a hat and water bottle with you. Have a great night!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Sorry that I have not posted this week. It has been a bit hectic in the afternoons. The kids have had a great week. We have been working on editing our work closely, having tennis lessons and some ran the 1500m today. Homework for the weekend:
- home reading
- voice thread (needs to be complete for Monday to be ready for editing)

Just a reminder about the Montessori Meeting on Monday night at 7pm in the library, please RSVP to the email provided on the notice sent home today. Also the intermediate track meet takes place at the school on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday. Homework for the weekend:

- home reading
- novel study
- any unfinished class work

Have a great weekend and I hope all the Mom's have a great Mother's Day. See you Tuesday!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Mmmmm. . .ice cream! We had a great time making hand cranked ice cream this afternoon. Sorry if you were one of the students that was away and missed it, that just meant more for the rest of us!

Homework today:

- home reading
- spelling dictation
- novel study
- math
- wear green tomorrow for Gratitude day

Have a great night!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It was a cold, yet fun morning today for our first tennis lesson. The children all seemed to really enjoy themselves. Homework today:

- home reading
- study spelling
- math
- novel study
- spelling sheet
- energy homework

Many of the students are not doing their homework every night. It is getting to a point where I am no longer going to accept late assignments without valid reasons. Some students still have work outstanding that is a couple of weeks late. And today, half of the class did not get their homework completed last night. The students are given ample class time to do homework and should need no more than one hour to do any work that may be needed to be brought home. If your child seems to be bringing a lot of work home, perhaps you need to have a discussion about proper usage of class time. Have a good night!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday May 4, 2010

Happy Star Wars Day everyone (May the Fourth be with you)! The kids always get a kick out of that one. We had a good day today. We started a social studies project today that the children seem to be really excited about, creating a culture. We are off to our first tennis lesson tomorrow morning, please make sure you are dressed in running shoes and comfortable clothing. Homework today:

- home reading
- study spelling
- math including test corrections
- Write Traits
- unfinished work
- tennis lessons tomorrow morning - wear appropriate clothing
- items for the coffee/tea PAC basket
- Scholastic due Friday

There has been a bear seen in the area over the last couple of days. Please review being Bear Aware with your child. Have a great night!