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10 Good Things – November 18

Bring on winter!

Families:    Here’s something to talk about with your child or with each other!

  1. Winter Wonderland  The kids were so excited to get to school today to play in the snow!  The snow was perfect snowman-building snow!  Please remember to pack extra clothes including mitts, hats, jackets, and boots for your child at school. (also if you have older, good stuff, pls donate to school for our kids)
  2. Family Dance  Mrs. Di Rezze invites you to our family dance next Friday, November 25 at 7:00 .
  3. Little Researchers  Ms. Home’s grade 1/2 students have been working with their teacher and teacher-librarian Mrs. Dumas to develop their own research questions about an animal of their interest.  They then work to research their questions and complete a project.  Inquiry-based learning at its best!
  4. Love for Lilee  The community of Kent School is doing their best to support Lilee Whittle-Putt, an infant battling brain cancer.  Lilee’s father, Andrew, attended Kent School and still has many ties to the community.  One of our grade 2 students, Carys (along with Chelsey and Joree), lead a bake sale and fundraiser that collected almost $700 for the family! To support Lilee and her family, please go to www.loveforlilee.com Please see back for local upcoming fundraiser.  For a blog post on my experience meeting Lilee, click here.
  5. Treats for Cancer I remember laying out all my Hallowe’en candy on the floor and making a plan on how I was going to attack the mound of sugar.  Kierra, a grade 4 student, had other plans.  During this past Hallowe’en, she wore a shirt that said “Treats for Cancer” and instead of eating her candy, she baggied them up and resold them to raise money for cancer research.  Inspiring!
  6. Remembering and Promoting Peace  Students of Kent sang songs that brought our honoured guests to tears during our Remembrance Day Ceremony.  We honoured those who came before us and sang songs with a message of peace for a better world.  Yet another time, Kent kids left me speechless.
  7. Soccer  Mr. Penner took a grade 5/6 soccer team to Chehalis to play in their tournament.  Once again, the team played well and represented our school with effort and sportsmanship.
  8. Eagle Release Mrs. Gallamore’s class travelled to Harrison Mills to watch the ceremony of the release of a rehabilitated eagle.  They learned the story of how the injured bird was nursed back to health and released back into the air.  The students were in awe of the size and strength of this important bird.
  9. Celebrating our Strengths  Our fist group of students was recognized recently in front of students and parents.  Teachers spoke of their strengths and interest to honour each child for who they are.
  10. Knitting Club  Mr. Turner has started the knitting club up again for inside days.  Students meet in his room and make their own hats and scarves as well as gifts for others!

As always, please feel free to leave your feedback or questions in the space below.

We Remember

On November 10th, we gathered for a school-wide assembly to honour those who have served our country and made us proud.  We also met to spread the message of peace and joy.

Our honoured guests included students, families, staff, Cpl Dwayne Farlin, Cst Shawn Crampton, Royal Canadian Legion President Roy Wright, Past-President Jim Johnson, and Executive Member Gecae Carlson.

The students sang songs that brought tears to our eyes; their message that tomorrow will be a better day left our Legion members and staff welling up inside.  It is our job to help our students to create a better world. 

Not only did our students respectfully honour those who came before us, but they brought tears of hope and joy to the eyes of those who listened and were inspired by their voice.

Yet another time in which the children of Kent left me feeling so proud.

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