Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner? First day back will be this coming Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. First bell rings at 8:50 a.m., with students in session from 8:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Students that attended last year will be returning to last year’s teacher for the most part. Some staff have moved rooms over the summer, & there are a number of new staff, so there will be signage up around the school directing families where to bring their children the first day.
- New students attending Brantford for the first time will meet in the library for a quick welcome and orientation, then will join a classroom with their grade peers. Parents are welcome to accompany their children for this session.
- Parents, come join the principal, Kurt Gurney, some of the PAC Executive, and other parents from the community in the gym at this time for some coffee and some time to catch up. I’ll bring a hose in case it’s too hot in the gym 🙂
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 will be our first full day of classes for students in grades 1-7. We are so excited to see you all and hear about your amazing summer adventures.
One of our Carnival silent auction items this year was for the chance to be Principal for the Day. Well, that day was Thursday, June 22nd, and what great principals we had. So did they simply sit in the office and suspend students? Did they ban homework and extend recess? Let’s find out in their own words:
Being the ‘’New principal’’ was a fun experience to have done in life,
I’ve got to say, this was never a task I thought I would ever do or ever thought of doing. It was a different experience than I thought it would be like, I guess principals don’t eat chocolate cakes or ride to school in limousines, but they still do have loads of fun. As principal for the day, I read to kindergartens, I made coffee, I organized the gym room and it was also surprisingly fun. I did some real work like, I unlocked the school doors, I even made an actual phone call to Buckingham school asking to borrow 20 tables, which was very nerve racking when I was on the phone. I made this short blurb, announced my new job to the school and went out for recess supervision. I even taught gym class which was loads of fun, I picked a game added a few rules or two, yelled orders of how to play and the teams assigned, and I even got to join in on the fun and got assigned to a capture the flag team myself. I had a lot of fun being the principal for the day and I hope I’ll get to sub in as Mr. Gurney another time for this fun and amazing school.
Sincerely, Ms. S. Woudstra
I never knew that being a principal involved that much responsibility, but it was fun though. I got to read to a grade 1 class, I helped organize the skipping ropes in the storage room, I made announcements, I got to give an extra recess to the students, and I supervised outside. I had pizza in my new office with my friends, I taught PE to a class, and I had a lot of fun. I really liked putting paper in the shredder probably most of all, and missing an afternoon of school was great too. I really hope that I get a chance to do this again.
Mr. R. Woudstra
Big thanks to Mr. & Ms. Woudstra for being such great sports and taking on the role so well…and even sharing a little pizza with me as well. Can’t wait until we do it again.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH
We encourage all families to come out and cheer on the students this Friday…after all, we may need your muscles to beat those grade 7’s in a tug-o-war!
We will be following the same schedule we have had for the last several years. BIG thanks to our amazing Ms. Zebrowski for organizing and running this wonderful day.
9:00 = Teams assemble in meeting areas (Gym, Music room, etc..) based on their colour
9:15 = Head out to field for opening events (Chicken run, preschool race)
9:30 = Stations begin
10:30 = Recess break for snack and bathroom…but most students stay at stations
10:45 = Stations resume
11:45 = Lunch
12:25 = School-Wide events (Hula Hoop pass, Over/Under ball pass)
12:45 = Back to gym for gr. 7 vs staff tug-o-war and find out results
1:00 = Dismissal
Starting on Friday, June 16th, 2017, our school phone number will be changing to 604-296-9002.
If you have our number in your cell phone contacts, please update it this Friday.
This year, we had SEVEN successful student writers that were published in this year’s WORDS publication. This is a district contest open to all Burnaby students from Kindergarten to grade 12.
Big congratulations to our amazing writers. You should be extremely proud of your amazing accomplishment.