Lady Grey and Field Elementary School happenings

Happy New Year from Lady Grey! Our Grade 4/5/6 classes are currently skating on Tuesdays this month. In the meantime our Grade 7s will start cross-country skiing in February until Spring Break. Laurie MacDougall has started Grade 7 boys basketball after school. They hope to play a number of games both in Golden and away. A big thank you goes out to our staff, community volunteers and parents who make these activities a reality.

Our Movement 4 Learning (M-4-L), daily physical activity, continues to go strong at the beginning of each day. Staff are noticing a big improvement in the fitness level of most students. A continued thank you to Traci Shuck, (ATP Fitness), for leading our workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

All Grade 4 and Grade 7 parents should have received a short newsletter explaining how to complete the Ministry Parent Satisfaction Survey on the computer. It is crucial that as many parents as possible complete this survey so that we can see what we need to keep doing or change. The Grade 4 and 7 students will also be doing their Foundation Skills Assessment (FSAs) from January 24th until February 25th. The early assessment dates allow us to use the data for our next year’s School Growth Plan which must be submitted by July 15th. Results and booklets will be sent out to parents by the end of March.

At lunch we are offering many clubs and activities from board games, crafts, circus arts, street hockey to dodge ball. Our next Spirit Day, on Monday, January 31st, is Crazy Day where students can wear their craziest hats, hair, shoes and clothes.

In closing I would like to thank our Parent Advisory Council for all the hard work they do to make our school the best it can be. A reminder that our next PAC meeting is at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 31st in our library.

Field Elementary News:

At Field School we’re hunkering down because a Yoho Blow is roaring through the town making the snow fly-brrr… It’s cold up here! In contrast to the winter weather we are studying the tropical rain forest and filling the classroom with colour! The students and the teacher are feeling a bit sad right now, because Juice, our old dog, died and we are all missing him. We are looking forward to starting cross-country ski lessons and doing some snowshoeing at Emerald Lake soon-we love going there.

~Ian Robinson

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