Friday, June 23, 2017
Its hard to believe, but the last week of school before summer break is finally upon us! The students (and their teacher) have worked very hard all year, and everyone is looking forward to a relaxing and fun summer break.
But before school is out, there are some fun activities happening in this last week at Glenwood.
Monday, June 26 – Awards Assembly at 1:30
Tuesday, June 27th – Annual School Picnic from 10:30 – 3:00
*Remember to bring good walking shoes, a water bottle, lunch, and a hat and sunscreen this year!*
Wednesday, June 28th – An Afternoon of Robert Munsch at 1:30
*Division 3 will be performing their Reader’s Theatre plays in the Gym!*
Thursday, June 29th – Report Cards go home. Final day for students. Early dismissal at 10:00.
Friday, June 30 – School Administration Day. Students do not attend.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact me via email or call the school.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
An Afternoon of Robert Munsch
On Wednesday, June 28th from 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. parents and families of students in Division 3 are invited to the one and only showing of: An Afternoon of Robert Munsch.
Over the past few weeks, students in Division 3 have been hard at work on our final project: An Afternoon of Robert Munsch.
Students were placed in small groups and were tasked with selecting a book by Robert Munsch and adapting the book to a Reader’s Theatre play. This process has taken several weeks and all students have worked hard.
In addition to collaborating to write the Reader’s Theatre, the students will also be performing it for an audience.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Mrs. Pook, so the appropriate number of seats can be set-up.
Thank you for your support,
Next week is Spirit week. It is the final opportunity for students to earn House Team points for their team before the end of the school year.
Monday is wear blue day. Each student who wears blue will earn 1 house team point.
Wednesday is wear red day. Each student who wears red will earn 1 house team point.
Finally, Thursday is wear green day. Each student who wears green will earn 1 house team point.
Friday is Sports Day! Parents are always welcome to attend to cheer on their children during the activities. We are hoping for sunny weather. Make sure to bring running shoes, a water bottle, and a hat and sunscreen (if the weather is beautiful and sunny). Students will be mostly outdoors for Sports Day. However, in the event of inclement weather, teachers have prepared a back-up plan for an indoor Sports Day.
On Friday, there will be an early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. If you choose to pick your child up early, please make sure to sign out your child from the office.
As always, if you have any questions please consult the school website calendar or contact the school.
Monday, May 29th, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Field Trip
This is just a reminder that on Wednesday, May 31, Division 3 will be going on our final field trip for this school year. We will be leaving the school at 9:00 a.m. and arriving back at approximately 2:45 p.m. All students and parent volunteers need to be on time as we are taking public transit to and from our destination.
Currently, the weather forecast is for sun and rain. Please dress appropriately for the weather. I suggest not bringing umbrellas as we will be taking the bus and skytrain. Instead, I suggest you pack a rain jacket with a hood. In addition, we will be walking quite a bit during our trip, so I suggest wearing a pair of running shoes.
Please remember to pack a good lunch with a water bottle. Students will not be permitted to purchase food or drinks during our trip.
Please do not send money or electronics / toys with your children on this trip. I cannot be responsible for any money or personal items that are lost or stolen.
Thank you for your support,
Friday, May 12, 2017
Hey, Grade 4, 5 and 6 Students!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Vice-Principal? Perhaps you are thinking of becoming a Vice-Principal some day?
Well, here’s your chance! The Leadership Club is accepting applications from anybody in Grades 4, 5 and 6 who might be interested in becoming Glenwood’s very own Vice-Principal for a Day. If you are interested, read on.
- You must in Grades 4, 5 or 6.
- Complete this application form in your neatest printing and in complete sentences. It has to be neat so we can read it.
- Hand in your application form by Thursday, May 18 at 2 PM to your classroom teacher who will give it to Ms. Pook.
- Tell us why you think you will make a great Vice-Principal for a Day. Your application will be judged by the Leadership Club members, Mrs. Pook and Mr. LaPlante.
- Applications will be judged on the most convincing answers to the application questions. In addition, writing conventions (spelling, punctuation, grammar) and neatness will count. The winner will be announced the following week.
- You must have parent permission to participate in this contest.
- As well as bragging rights, you will receive a souvenir photo and certificate.
Application Deadline : Thursday, May 18 at 2 PM
GOOD LUCK! Don’t forget to start practicing your signature as you may be asked to sign important paperwork!
Grade 7 Leadership Club and Mrs. Pook
If you would like an application, please see Mrs. Pook.
Monday, May 1, 2017
On Monday, May 1, students at Glenwood Elementary were treated to a Magic Show by magician, Sheldon Casavant. All students enjoyed the various tricks (and even a few tips) from Magician Sheldon. If you are interested in learning more about the art of magic, here is Magician Sheldon’s website. You can also find him on YouTube.
Friday, April 21, 2017
The Talent Show rehearsal will get under way at 9:00 a.m. All performers should arrive at school with their costume, props, music and best voice and smile!
Sorry, but this rehearsal is NOT open to spectators – Talent Show performers only.
Please make sure everyone has what they need to make the Talent Show a success.
Mrs. James and Mrs. Pook
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
On Friday, April 7th Division 3 will be participating in a walking field trip to the green space behind Glenwood Elementary School. We will be taking part in hands-on learning activities that will complement our Science unit on Animal and Plant Adaptations in the Temperate Forest Biome. The learning activities will be facilitated by Glenwood parent, Tasha Murray, who is a local Scientist specializing in Ecology and Environmental Biology.
This walking field trip will take place rain or shine. Currently, the weather forecast for Friday is rain. Therefore, I strongly recommend all students come to school with a change of clothes (shirt, pants and socks) to change in to after our walk, and rain gear (boots, rain jackets, and umbrellas) to wear during our walk.
If you have any questions, please contact me at the school.
Thank you for your support,
Sunday, March 26, 2017
First, I would like to say welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun-filled Spring Break. My family and I were planning a trip to Vancouver Island to visit family. However, we came down with the flu, so we had to cancel our trip. Everyone is well again, thankfully.
It is hard to believe that we are now in Term 3 of the school year. As with Terms 1 and 2, there are many exciting activities planned for the final 3 months of school.
Field Trip, May 31st, 2017:
First of all, we will have our final class field trip on May 31st. Division 3 will be taking the Skytrain to Waterfront Station and will spend the day in Vancouver. In the morning, we will attend a session at the Discovery Center at the Port of Metro Vancouver. http://www.portvancouver.com/community/school-program/ After lunch, we will do an afternoon session at Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Center. http://vancouverlookout.com/ It will be a fun-filled day! I hope my fear of heights doesn’t get the best of me!
There are several fun Spirit Days planned for the next few months including: Twin Day and Wacky Clothes Day. All participants will earn House Team Points for their team.
Track and Field:
Track and Field season is quickly approaching. Students will be invited to join this years’ team. Please keep your eyes peeled for any notices / permission forms that will be sent home. More information will follow once the season is underway.
Glenwood’s Annual Talent Show:
Our annual talent show will be coming up at the end of April! What a great way to spend the afternoon!
I am looking forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow.
Fraser River Discovery Center
On Thursday, February 2nd, students in Division 3 went on a field trip to the Fraser River Discovery Center. We took part in two programs, “The Trading Trail” and “Our Bones are made of Salmon”. Each program provided many hands-on, engaging learning experiences.
Students learned the important role the Fraser River has had in the lives of people who lived on or near its shores for thousands of years. Students got to experience traditional methods of the Coast Salish people of catching and preserving salmon.
Students learned about the endangered White Sturgeon, which can live to be 150 years old!
Students got to take part in a mock archaeological dig and uncovered real artefacts from the Fraser River basin. Artefacts ranged from projectile points to eating utensils to household goods.
Finally, students got to try their hands at grinding a piece of slate to make a slate knife, which was a tool used by the Coast Salish people to cut and prepare salmon.