Lady Grey and Field Elementary schools start a busy new year

A big thank you goes out to our staff, community volunteers and parents who make these activities a reality.

  • Jan. 22, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Ian Robinson

Lady Grey and Field  Elementary Principal

We are off to a busy start in 2013.  Our grade 4/5/6 classes are currently skating on Tuesdays.  In the meantime our Grade 6/ 7s are cross-country skiing.

Laurie MacDougall has started Grade 7 boys basketball after school while Ms. Hein and Ms. Sinclair-Hobbs are running badminton after school on Fridays.  Thanks to Judy Kardash and her team, our Hot Lunch program will start up again this Friday.

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 Nicki Macintosh, (Shape Up Fitness), for leading our workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

The Grade 4 and 7 students are also doing their Foundation Skills Assessment (FSAs) from Jan. 14th until February 22nd .  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 card clubs, wrestling, dance,  crafts, circus arts, street hockey to skipping.  Our next Spirit Day, on Thursday, Jan. 31, is pajama day.  We also have a cultural performance on Wednesday Jan. 30th at 1:30 by Red Sky.

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, Feb. 4th in our library.

Field Elementary News

We’ve had quite a quiet month at Field School so far.  However, we’re starting cross country ski lessons soon which is great with all the snow we have up here.  Next week we’re having “Kid’s Pick Day’ where the children get to decide what we do that day.  Needless to say in involves gym, centres, movies and P.J.s!  We’re joining the preschoolers in town for some outdoor activities next week, so the quiet times are coming to an end!