Just last week, everyone in the school got together to do a lap around the school for the annual Terry Fox Run, to support research for cancer. We raised money throughout the week. Great job, Alpha!
We began collecting donations for the Food Bank starting on October 2nd. The most needed items are currently: canned and frozen meats and fish, meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts), canned goods (beans, soups, and stews), fresh, canned, and powdered milk, brown rice, canned vegetables and fruit, whole grain cereals, pasta and pasta sauces, infant foods and baby formula. Please bring food for people in need.
The Grade 8 Band field trip is on October 6th. We will observe professional musicians and watch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra rehearse live at the Orpheum theater!
On Monday, October 9th, there will be no school because of Thanksgiving. Enjoy your three-day weekend!
If you didn’t like the outcome of your student pictures from a few weeks ago, don’t worry — photo retakes will be happening on October 12th. Remember to smile!
On the 19th, grades 8 and 9 Beta Mini School and Discovery Program students will take a trip to Granville Island to watch the Vancouver Writers Festival! We hope to gain some knowledge from published writers and poets about the creative writing and performing processes, as well as gain knowledge of the subject areas explored by them. We will attend one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon
Another four-day weekend will occur on October 23rd, with a back-to-back Pro-D Day and Curricular Implementation Day.
Halloween is coming up, and Alpha has arranged a spoooooky school play on the night of October 30th. Buy your tickets early for the best price. The play will include refreshments, such as popcorn and noodles. Don’t miss it!