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10 Good Things to Talk About – December 21

A snowy recess

A snowy recess

Wishing you all the best this holiday season.  Enjoy time spent with family and we look forward to seeing you in 2013! Here are the latest 10 good things – remember to click on the photos to enlarge and leave any comments in the space below.  Be sure to watch the video of this week following this list:

  1. A delicious Festive Lunch

    A delicious Festive Lunch

    Festive Lunch Every child and staff member, along with community members and volunteers, sat down to eat a turkey dinner together with some wonderful student sung melodies in the background.  This has been a tradition for over 20 years at Kent.  Thank you so much to the PAC for caanizing and helping this.  Also, thank you to all that donated to our food/cereal drive this week. Hundreds of items were picked up by community services.

  2. Primary choir performs

    Primary choir performs

    Choir Concert  Our primary and intermediate choirs, along with intermediate soloists, performed for students and families in our annual Christmas Choir Concert.  Thank you to the students and Mrs. Di Rezze for their efforts and dedication.

  3. Div 5 rockin' out!

    Div 5 rockin’ out!

    Parent Morning in Division 5  Ms. Exley invited parents and families to come in and watch the students perform poems and songs they have learned so far this year.  Following the lovely performance, families sat with the children, had some goodies, and looked through their child’s portfolio of learning.

  4. Greeted with Christmas Carols in the grade 6 Christmas House.

    Greeted with Christmas Carols in the gr. 6 Christmas House.

    Grade 6 Christmas House  Our grade 6’s once again treated our students and staff to a wonderful Christmas house complete with carolers, hot chocolate, crafts, baking, games, a read aloud, and SANTA!

  5. Kindy Gingerbread Houses

    Kindy Gingerbread Houses

    Gingerbread Houses Students in Ms. Garrioch’s class worked with their grade 6 buddies to make their own gingerbread houses.  Students were just given the supplies and then asked to be creative!

  6. Grade 4 novel.

    Grade 4 novel.

    Fatty Legs Some of our grade 4 students are reading a powerful novel about the impact of residential schools on an Inuit girl and her family.  Some powerful questions & discussions are coming from this.  Thank you to Mr. Mills and Kasey Chapman for their leadership.

  7. Math That Builds on Confidence  Our intermediate classes are all using a resource called Jump Math again this year.  The philosophy behind this program is that students do better when they have confidence.  The teachers use Jump Math to back up to where the students are and then move forward.
  8. Our HILL!!!

    Our HILL!!!

    The Hill Opens!  All the anticipation was well worth it as we were able to open our hill for a day when it was covered in snow.  I even know of a few parents who took to the Kent Hill in the evening for a little slip sliding.  Thank to you the PAC for all their work… and for the sleds!

  9. Parent Forum on Youth and Technology  We invite you to the Kent Library on Monday, January 14 from 6:30-8:30 for an evening to discuss “Navigating the World of Technology With our Youth”. Mr, Wejr will give a short presentation followed by some guiding questions and open discussions.
  10. Kent Musical Hits the Big(ger) Stage  With the great success of the musical at school a few weeks ago, the kids will be taking a bigger stage at the Harrison Memorial Hall on Friday, January 25 at 7pm.
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Please take a moment to watch the following video of a “Festive Week at Kent” or click here. Happy Holidays!!!

10 Good Things To Talk About – December 7

Student dedicates her project to continue her late father's fight against cancer.

Student dedicates her project to continue her late father’s fight against cancer.

  1. Kent Musical! Our musical theatre production “The Good Old Days” was a huge success! Although this was kind of a rehearsal for an upcoming weekend show in January, “these kids rocked”!   The production was written and choreographed by students, Mrs. Di Rezze, and Mr. Mills.  Congratulations to all those involved!
  2. Balloon Boy was a huge hit!

    Balloon Boy was a huge hit!

    Identity Day What a powerful day! Students and staff learned so much about each other through their identity projects and presentations.  Students took a big risk putting themselves out there and it paid off as we all know so much more about each other.  Thank you to staff, students, and families for all their efforts!  A video of images can be seen in the embedded video below or by clicking here.

  3. Intermediate choir at carol festival.

    Intermediate choir at carol festival.

    Community Carol Evening  Many of our intermediate students participated in the community carol festival with a number of local choral groups.  They sang 2 songs for a packed house at the Ag-Rec Hall.

  4. Pajama Day  Slippers, sleepers and jammies were everywhere on Thursday as some of our grade 3 students caanized a pajama day for the school.
  5. Report Cards  Term 1 report cards will be coming home today.  Please check your child’s backpack and contact the teacher with any questions.
  6. Cereal Drive  We are doing our annual cereal drive again this year.  Please bring any unopened boxes of cereal to the school to donate them to community services.
  7. Food Drive  Ms. Home’s class is leading our food drive as well.  Please bring in any cans/non-perishable food items.  Our goal is 245 (one per student).
  8. Festive Lunch Every child and staff member will sit down for a catered turkey lunch on Tuesday, December 18.  This has been a valued tradition at Kent School for over 20 years.   Families are encouraged to help decorate the gym by making a homemade (recycled materials are encouraged) snowflake decoration.  Please see the info sent home by the PAC.
  9. Jim Johnson teachers a unique way to make Christmas trees.

    Jim Johnson teachers a unique way to make Christmas trees.

    Christmas Trees  Community volunteer and member of our school community, Jim Johnson, came in to work with Mrs. Gallamore’s class to make Christmas trees out of wire hangers and decorations.

  10. Congratulations!


    Legion Contest Winners  A number of our grade 6 students placed high in the Legion Remembrance Day poetry, essay, and art contest.  Congrats to all those who participated!


10 Good Things to Talk About – November 30

Grade 6's Supporting Movember

Grade 6’s Supporting Movember

  1. Kent Musical! Our musical theatre production “The Good Old Days” has been moved until next Friday, December 7th at 1:00pm. UPDATE: DUE TO SOME CONFLICTING SCHEDULING OF THE CAST, THE MUSICAL IS NOW ON THURSDAY, DEC 6th at 1:00pm.
  2. Identity Day This exciting school-wide project day is coming December 4th. Each student will to do a project on themselves – on their family or culture, a passion or an area of interest. What is your child doing for ID Day? For information and examples of projects from 2011, please go to http://bit.ly/U1fRK1.
  3. Great Staches!

    Great Staches!

    Supporting Movember  Our grade 6 students all helped to make and sell fruit kabobs with all proceeds going to prostate cancer research and men’s health.

  4. Pajama Day  Some of our grade 3 students have caanized a pajama day for next Thursday, Dec 6.
  5. Kent teachers discussing reading for professional development.

    Kent teachers discussing reading for professional development.

    A Day to Discuss Reading  Kent teachers all met and discussed how we could improve on the consistency in how we teach and assess reading.  It was a powerful day led by Kent teachers.

  6. Destination Conservation  Some grade 5 students, with the help of Mrs. Eckstein and Mrs. Powell, attended a workshop a few weeks ago to learn ways to conserve energy at Kent School.  Since then, they have been busy doing energy audits on our school.
  7. Community Carol Festival  Our Kent Choir will be performing at the Community Carol Festival next Thursday at 7:00.  Come out and support the kids and the community.
  8. Sounding Out Their Notes  Mrs. Roste’s grade 1’s are making reading and writing relevant as they work on sounding out words by writing (and then reading) friendly notes to each other.
  9. SMART Board Projects  Mr. Gallamore’s class has started to present their SMART Board projects that they have created.  They chose a topic of interest, worked on their research skills and used the technology to help them present.
  10. Parent Readers Ms. Home’s class welcomes family readers into their classroom every Friday morning to read with them.  The students are always so excited to read with the parents!

PAC FUNDRAISER: Holiday Poinsettias: choices include 4″ poinsettias to 12″ tricolors and beautiful dishgardens.  Please see the forms sent home last week for order info.

A reminder that Report Cards come home Friday.  Blog comments are always welcome and a reminder that if you would like to view the photos in a larger view, just click the image.

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