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10 Good Things To Talk About – September 16

Here are 10 Good Things to talk about this weekend!

  1. Full day K! Our kindergarten students are just finishing up their first week at Kent School and this year it is Full Day Kindergarten.  It has been great to see all the new faces (kids and families) at the school!
  2. Family Library Card  Mrs. Dumas has created a card that will encourage families, young and old, to take out books at our library.  This is all part of the goal of increasing family literacy in our community.
  3. Friday Family Reading  Ms. Home has invited family members to come in and read with the students Friday mornings.  It was a positively packed classroom this morning!
  4. House Games  Mr. Gallamore took very little time to start up boys’ house games this year.  House games are open to intermediate students.  The current season is European Handball.
  5. Living With An Invisible Disability  We had the privilege of having presenter Myles McKie come to our school and talk to our students about living with autism.  His format was very powerful as he spent most of the time answering great questions from our intermediate students.  He also presented to over 50 community members in the evening.  Thank you to Donna Barner and Wendy Clark for helping to caanize this awesome event.
  6. Fall Fair Friday – many students dressed up in their farming and country gear for Fall Fair Friday.  Classes participated in baking and art activities around the topic of corn and agriculture.  See you at the fair!
  7. Facebook Page, Twitter – Our Facebook Page is a great place to have dialogue around school events and issues.  For classroom concerns, please see the teacher.  To be part of the dialogue on Facebook, go to our FB page here.  You can also stay informed of school events and information by following Kent School on Twitter (@KentElemSchool).
  8. Welcome Mrs. Smith and Mr. Penner  Our grade 3/4 teacher will be Mrs. Smith this year and our grade 5/6 teacher will be Mr. Penner.  Both teacher comes with experience both in the community and in our schools and we look forward to having them on our team!
  9. Night of Family Science!  Science World will be coming to our school on Friday, September 29 from 5:00-8:00 for an awesome event.  They will also have free pizza but in order to receive this, you must RSVP to the school.
  10. Living it up in the garden!  Our school garden is in full bloom as our students play on the path and check out all the cool caanisms living there.

    Snails!!!

The first PAC Meeting of the year is next Wednesday at 6:30 in our library.  PAC is a great place to have a larger voice in your child’s education.

As the “10 Good Things” is now in a blog format, you can comment with any questions or thoughts in the text box below.  We love to hear from you!

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