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Aboriginal Day at Kent School Today we had a number of special guests and presenters teach our kids a variety of Aboriginal teachings. Such as storytelling, crafts, jigging, cedar work, and sacred teachings. Thank you to Kasey for organizing and to Harvey Robinson, Elsi Norquay-Brown, Thelma Storozuk, Rene Inkster, Bill Foy, Crystal Chapman and Eric Wong for sharing their knowledge with us today. Thank you, too, to Rod Peters for the lunchtime salmon bake.
Kindergarten Dancing in the Rain We welcomed a new kindergarten student this week. Lilee-Jean Whittle-Putt and her family have a list of things they want to do called Dancing in the Rain and in this list is; “go to school”. Ms. Garrioch and her class opened their classroom to include Lilee-Jean as part of her first day of school. It was one of the most powerful days I have experienced and we were so honoured to have this family at Kent School. You can read more here.
- Grade 6 Trip Our grade 6’s traveled to Camp Squeah for 3 days to take part in a number of outdoor activities like archery, hiking, and rock climbing.
- Thank you to Our Family Volunteers We had our annual parent volunteer tea this week in which we thanked those parents who have helped our school in a number of ways. We wouldn’t be the same without all our family support! Thank you to Mrs. Dumas for organizing this event.
Class Music Performances Families were invited to watch our students showcase all they have learned in music class this year. We also had a special music teacher from the Czech Republic come and showcase some of her talents with the traditional hunting horn. One of our student’s homemade instruments matched this horn quite nicely so Sarka even played that one for him!
- Trip to White Rock Ms. Home and Mr. Mills’ classes traveled to White Rock to learn about the local history and geography – and have a tasty treat on the beach!
Book Promotions Some students in Mr. Mills’ and Mrs. Faulkner’s class have been working on art that showcases their favourite books they have read this year.
- Seabird Education Agreement The official signing ceremony for our local education agreement with Seabird happened on Monday evening at Seabird Island. This agreement ensures a collaborative effort to create the best learning environment for students.
- Year End Ceremony We invite you to attend our year-end ceremony, in which we honour each grade 6 student, on Tuesday, June 25 at 1pm.
SFU Science We had students from SFU come and demonstrate and share their passion of science with us. Students learned about physics, ecology and many other areas as part of the SFU Science Tour.
- Kent’s Got Talent! Our performers amazed the crowd with their talent in dance, acro, guitar, piano and vocals. I am always blown away by the courage these students show as they get up and perform their hearts out in front of a crowd. To see one of the performances, check out the video below:
Any and all parents and family members that have volunteered their time in the classes and/or in the school this year are invited to a Volunteer Tea on Tuesday, June 18 from 1-3 in the library. The staff will be bringing in baked goods for you to enjoy. Please RSVP to Sheila in the office by calling 604-796-2161 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Just one small token of our appreciation for all that you do!
District Track Meet Kent students represented our school and made us proud of their efforts and accomplishments in our district track meet. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Gallamore (and her class) for all their efforts in organizing this day for our district.
Kent Choir The Kent School primary and intermediate choirs performed for parents and students this week. The intermediate choir’s version of “Count on Me” (Bruno Mars) seemed to be a crowd favourite. Thank you to Mrs. Di Rezze for all her efforts along with Mrs. Smith, Ms. Garrioch and all the students. For a video of the choir, please check out the video below or click here.
- Learning About Cedar Ms. Kelly has been teaching our Halq’emeylem students about the vocabulary and the many uses of cedar.
Flooded Classroom? The Agassiz Flood of ’48 has taken over Mrs. Cardinal’s class as the students have developed a keen interest in all the events that occurred during that time. They recently travelled to the regional library and the Kent Municipal Cemetery as that is the setting in the book that started it all; “Flood Warning”.
- Learning About Water Mr. Gallamore and Mrs. Peters’ classes traveled to Hope to do a tour of the Nestle Water plant and find out how stream water is converted into bottled water.
Ready, Set, Learn Mrs. Roste and Ms. Garrioch organized a well-attended community event in which parents of children aged 0-5 came and checked out community resources on health and education.
Career Fair Ms. Martinson’s class chose a career path to research and share with the class. Students demonstrated their learning in a variety ways as part of their class career fair. –
Egg Drop Physics As part of their science, Mrs. Gallamore’s class had to design their own carrier to house an egg that would survive a 20 foot fall from the roof of the school.
- The Hill in Pictures We presented our 2012-2013 Kent highlights to the Board of Education on Tuesday. To view the creation of the hill in pictures, go to http://bit.ly/15HQ8MS
- Collaborative Story Writing 5 classes, including schools from Italy and Richmond, have participated in Kent’s Collaborative Story Writing Project. Mr. Gallamore’s class is now finishing it off – check out the story (so far) at http://bit.ly/kentwriting
- Run For Water A number of staff and students from Kent braved the downpour of rain as they ran in water FOR water on May 26 in Abbotsford. Our school raised over $1500 for this cause and Ms. Home’s class is still raising more funds. J
As always, feedback is appreciated. You can click on any photo to enlarge. Have a great weekend!