On Monday, June 26 our class will be going on a picnic to Confed Park. We will be leaving Gilmore just after recess and returning back to Gilmore by around ‘2ish’. We will be playing and eating our lunch at the park. Send your child to school wearing his/her bathing suit or in a bag to change into at the park.
Feel free to send frisbees, balls, and anything else your child would like to play with at the park (but no water guns). Please ensure that your child has a hat and sunscreen if it is a sunny day.
If you are available, we would love it if you could come join us at the park.
Swimming lessons are going well! Each morning, our class is excitedly going by bus to the outdoor pool, participating in a 30 minute lesson each day and quickly getting changed before we get back on the bus and go to Gilmore just in time to eat our lunch. Mornings are busy but so much fun in the pool regardless of the weather.
June is here already! We have been having a great time swimming this week. Rain or shine, the students have all shown improvement in the water. Our school gymnastic equipment arrives at Gilmore next week. This is another opportunity for students to practice safety and sportsmanship in our Gym. There will only be one more opportunity for guests to join us on our final Family Reading Friday at 9:00am on June 2nd. Thank you to all the parents who had time to drop into the classroom and read with some children. We had a very positive turn out this year. Please take note on our June classroom calendar. We have a final field trip with Mrs. Stolb’s class to Burnaby Village Museum on June 21st. Parent drivers will be needed as well as a few parent volunteers to stay for the day and be ‘tour guides’ for small groups of students. More information to follow.
Our class will be participating in a week long primary swimming lesson and fun event. Lessons are 30 minutes long and students will be travelling to and from the pool by bus. Children will need to bring a bathing suit and towel to school each day. See attached permission slip.
Our annual Volunteer Luncheon is Thursday, May 11th, which is a time for Gilmore staff to thank all of our parent and guest volunteers this year. We are very grateful for all of the assistance you have provided in and to our classes. The end of this month is shaping up to be an exciting time. Our school will be hosting the Gilmore Carnival on Friday, May 26th from 4:00-9:00pm. Our class is still needing parent volunteers to run our station. Please contact our parent reps, Ana Lay and Elaine Walkden, to sign up for a one hour time slot. At the end of this month, primary students will be participating in swimming lessons and fun. More information will follow.
This week Division 10 will be participating in daily hip hop dance practices. On Friday, April 7th in the afternoon there will be a ‘showcase’ in the gym where all grade groups will be able to perform for an audience. All guests are welcome to join.
We are looking forward to welcoming our guests to Student-Led Conferences on Wed, April 19th. This is a time for you to sit down with your child and celebrate the successes and achievements your child has been making through the year. Your child will be your tour guide!
March weather is proving to be interestingly cool. Please make note of our class calendar for the month of March. Our spring break is March 13-26, 2017. School begins again on Monday, March 27th at 8:55am. I would like to request that even though you are finding time for enjoyment, rest and fun, please continue to have your child practice daily reading for understanding as well as increasing confidence with telling time.
On the morning of Wednesday, February 22nd our school will be participating in an assembly on the importance of inclusion and celebrating student learning. Students are being encouraged to wear something pink on this day in support of ‘Pink Shirt Day.’ Some classes are also presenting a quick share in front of the school about a focus in the class. Our class will be doing a short presentation introducing Red Thoughts Green Thoughts. Parents are welcome to attend.
Welcome February! Please take some time to look at our monthly class calendar and make a note of all the things happening this month. We are celebrating: Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Pink Shirt Day and Jump Rope for Heart. Our Family Reading Fridays are Feb 3rd, 10th and 24th this month from 9:00-9:25am all guests are welcome. We are still looking for an additional volunteer who can help our class organize for our Annual Gilmore Carnival. If you are able to help, please contact the Community Office to sign up for Division 10.