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December 4th – schedule below

The students and staff of Kent Elementary School will be celebrating Identity Day on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Teachers and students will be showcasing their individual projects throughout the day in various locations around the school.

What is Identity Day?

  • Students complete a project about something meaningful to THEM!
  • The project can be on (almost) ANYTHING
  • A passion, an interest, family, a strength, culture (does not need to have personal info)
  • The project can be done in any way the student wants!
  • Poster, display, demonstration, video, etc (Please include a “why” statement of the reason the topic was chosen)
  • Families are encouraged to help!
  • Every child will see every other project in the school

Please go to http://bit.ly/hXHZCQ for a presentation that includes Images and Videos from other schools that have done Identity Day.

Please help your child to prepare for this event by completing their project by December 3rd.  Students may be given some class time but most of the project should be done at home with the family.  Each class will be hosting their projects at a specific time during the day. Please see the schedule attached below. Parents and siblings are very welcome to come and view the projects when their child is scheduled.

Blocks 1-2 8:40 – 10:20 Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Cardinal

Mr. Mills

Mrs. Gallamore

Rm. 5

Rm. 7

Rm. 14

Rm. 16

Blocks 3-4 10:40 – 12:10 Ms. Home

Ms. Exley

Mr. Gallamore

Rm. 3

Rm. 6

Rm. 17

Blocks 5-6 1:05 – 2:35 Mrs. Roste

Miss Martinson

Ms. Garrioch

Rm. 4

Rm. 13

Rm. 1

Thank you for your support of this very worthwhile and exciting new venture. If you have any further questions I would love to answer them; please contact me at the school.

There will be a family lounge with refreshments set up in the library.  We hope to see you at our Identity Day event!

10 Good Things to Talk About – November 23

The rainy season is upon us. Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes at school.

  1. Kent Musical! Our musical theatre students have been working many hours with Mr. Mills and Mrs. Di Rezze in preparation for their production, “The Good Old Days”, happening next Friday, November 30th at 1:00.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  2. Identity Day This exciting school-wide project day is coming December 4th. Each student is encouraged to do a project on themselves – on their family or culture, a passion or an area of interest. For information and examples of projects from 2011, please go to http://bit.ly/U1fRK1
  3. Class wreaths for Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day Assembly  Our school honoured those who have served and continue to serve our country at a moving assembly at Kent School.  Local artists added some beautiful music to help our students sing songs about peace.  Thank you to Cst. Crampton of the RCMP and Mr. Jim Johnson of the local Legion for attending and supporting our school during this important event.

  4. Miss Martinson’s class’s artwork.

    Happy Movember!  Miss Martinson’s class completed some very creative art projects to support Movember and awareness of men’s health. Check out the board outside their class.

  5. Success Criteria

    Success Criteria in Writing  Mrs. Cardinal and Ms. Exley’s classes are using a hamburger image for criteria in writing effective paragraphs.  Do you know what parts of a paragraph the bun represents?

  6. Gr. 6 student serves at senior luncheon.

    Senior-Teen Luncheon  Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE) has been working with the senior’s community since 2009 to put on 4 luncheons a year to help build better generational relationships.  This year, Kent has become a partner in this fantastic idea.  12 grade 6 students spent 3 hours on Tuesday having lunch and playing games with many important members of our community.  Thank you so much to Sandy Balascak and Monica Campbell (and all the great ACE students) for including us in this important partnership.

  7. FN Culture Class  Our Wednesday classes have started up again so your child may come home with a permission form to be part of this class that will learn about local First Nation culture.  If your child comes home with the form and you have any questions, please contact Kasey at the school.
  8. Drama of Current Events  Mr. Mills’ passion for theatre really carries over to his students as he often encourages students to act out and learn about local and global current events.
  9. Knitting  The rainy days have begun and this means Mr. Turner’s room is full of students teaching and learning about spool knitting.  It’s always wonderful to see our students wearing their self-made hats!
  10. Basketball Begins Both intermediate boys and girls have started basketball practices after school. The season starts in the new year but the players and coaches, Mrs. Gallamore and Mr. Grieshaber-Otto, are both excited to get going.

Comments are always welcome in the area below.  Click on the photos to enlarge.

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL MONDAY (curriculum implementation day for staff)

Identity Day 2012 is Coming – December 4th

Kent School is proud to put on another exciting event this yearOur 2nd Identity Day will be on December 4th and we invite you to come to the school and check it out!  What is Identity Day?

  • Students complete a project about THEM!
  • The project can be on (almost) ANYTHING
  • A passion, an interest, family, a strength, culture
  • The project can be done in any way the student wants!
  • Poster, display, demonstration, video, etc
  • Every child will present to every student in the school

Please go to http://bit.ly/hXHZCQ for a presentation that includes Images and Videos from Kent and other schools that have done Identity Day. Also, for a review of our last Identity Day, please go to http://bit.ly/NrekwQ

More information will come out next week.  Over the weekend, help your child to decide what they would like to teach others about him/her!

10 Good Things to Talk About – November 2

Gr. 4 students at the intermediate Halloween Dance

Please click on the images to enlarge and feel free to comment below.

  1. G. 6 student poses in the corner of the haunted house.

    A Haunting Experience  Division 1 students redesigned our vacated portable as a haunted house for all the students to walk through.  The house had tricks for all ages and was a huge hit at the school.  Thanks for all the efforts!

  2. Party Rock!

    Costumes galore!  Many staff and students showed their Halloween “spirit” on Wednesday and also had the chance to enjoy classroom parties and an intermediate dance put on by Division 2.

  3. Pumpkin Patch – Mrs. Roste, Mrs. Smith, and Ms. Garrioch’s classes braved the rain and mud as they searched for their pumpkins in Chilliwack.  Not only did they find pumpkins that they could barely lift… they even spotted some blue sky.
  4. Bulletin board outside Ms. Exley’s class.

    Hallway Decor  Our hallways are filled with beautiful fall artwork – please come and check out our student work!

  5. Soccer Tourney at Sts’ailes  Mr. Penner took 2 teams up to Sts’ailes last Friday as the teams competed against other local schools.  Thank you to Mr. Penner and his team for their efforts in a great season.
  6. Music  Classes are preparing for the Remembrance Day Assembly by learning 2 beautiful songs.  Please check out the recordings for I have a Dream by Justin Rule and Al Shlosha D’varim by University of Washington Choirs on YouTube to practice.
  7. Remembrance Day   We invite family members to join us on Friday, November 9th at 11:00 for our Remembrance Day assembly. 
  8. Bear Aware presentation

    Bear Aware – Divisions 1 and 4 learned how to stay safe in bear country last week.  Chris from Bear Aware came and gave an interested presentation that included images and stories of bears in BC.

  9. Primary students honoured at our Celebrating Our Strengths Assembly.

    Celebrating Our Strengths  Our first group of students was honoured last Friday in our Celebrating Our Strengths assembly.  Students in Mrs. DiRezze’s grade 6 music class performed a body percussion routine.  Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Roste, and Ms Garrioch’s classes performed poems and songs they have learned.

  10. Identity Day  This exciting school-wide project day is coming November 20th. Each student is encouraged to do a project on themselves – on their family or culture, a passion or an area of interest. Click here for information and examples of projects from 2011.

Click here for a video of images from September and October at Kent School.

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