The Week Ahead for April 28 – May 3

Last week we experienced something very special…  we experienced our students challenging themselves to do their personal best during our Bastion Mini-Boogie cross-country run.  To have our students cheering each other on and showing great sportsmanship was wonderful to see.  The Mini-Boogie was a great event, and I would like to thank all of the family members who helped around the course, at the finish line and in the marshaling area!  We have amazing and supportive families at Bastion!!

Here’s what’s happening during what will be another great week at our school:

Monday, April 29th
Interim Reports.
Teachers will be doing an Interim Report for each child at some point during the week, with some teachers completing the reports next week. Some students will receive an update in the form of a written report – this could be a student self-assessment or an update from the teacher. Some classes will be inviting families in for Student-Led Conferences. Your child’s teacher will communicate the format of the Interim Report to you. The purpose the Interim Report is to provide a brief check-in with families as we begin the final push to the end of the school year.
PAC Meeting. The PAC meeting will start at 6:30 pm, with free babysitting provided. All of our students’ families are invited to attend. The current PAC executive is currently taking names of interested family members who might be interested in forming next year’s PAC executive. If you are interesting in taking on the role of President, Vice-president or Treasurer, please forward your name to Mr. Menzies and he will pass your info on to the current executive. Please keep in mind that if Bastion does not have a functioning PAC, we will not receive our annual grant, which provides many resources and activities for our students and teachers.

Tuesday, April 30th
Science World Presentations.
Science World on the Road will be visiting Bastion to present two different shows. The Grade 4/5 students will see a presentation called Earth, Wind and Science at 8:45 – 9:30. Our primary students will see a presentation called How 2 Science at 10:10 – 10:55.
A Visit from Shuswap Middle School. It’s that time of year when our Grade 5 students begin to get excited (or nervous) about the transition to Grade 6 at SMS. To help our Grade 5s feel a little more comfortable and confident about going to SMS, the principal and vice-principal from SMS will be visiting all of our Grade 5 classes to talk to the students and give them a little glimpse into what life will be like in middle school. The English Grade 5s will meet with Mrs. Woodhurst (principal) at 10:10, and the French Immersion Grade 5s will meet with Mme Jegues (vice-principal) at 10:55. All of our Grade 5 students will have the opportunity to visit SMS at the beginning of June.

Wednesday, May 1st
Choir Music Festival.
All of our students who are currently in the choir will be going to the Shuswap Music Festival to perform a selection of songs, under the direction of Mme Shannon, our Music teacher. Our choir sounds amazing and this will be a fantastic opportunity for the choir to perform in a public setting! The choir will be back at 12:00, so those who are on the cross-country running team can participate in the Bastion Boogie.
Bastion Boogie. Members of the cross-country team will participate in their second run of the season. Students from Hillcrest Elementary will join us for the Bastion Boogie, as a lead-up to next week’s district-wide cross-country run at Little Mountain. If our students do as well as they did at last week’s Mini-Boogie, I know they will represent our school well. Good luck, everyone!

Thursday, May 2nd
Swim @ School Program.
Some of our classes will be walk to the swimming pool to participate in the first session of the swim program. Please see the schedule below, as a reminder of when your child(ren) will be going swimmming.

Swim Schedule

Fun Food Day. Please note that the date of Fun Food Day was changed due to next week’s district-wide cross-country run. The students will receive their pizza or nuggets on May 2nd instead of May 9th. Thank you to our Fun Food Coordinators and volunteers for providing this opportunity for the students!!

Friday, May 3rd
Grade 4/5 Rec. Swim.
The Grade 4/5 classes will be going to the swimming pool to participate in a recreational swim. Hopefully everyone remembers their swimsuits and towels!
Field Trip to Arts Centre. Mme Jesse’s Kindergarten class will be going to the Salmon Arts Centre to experience the exhibit called Flight.