The Week Ahead for June 10th – 14th

Here’s what’s happening at Bastion Elementary this week…

Monday, June 10th
Jump 360.
Mme Valerie and Mme Candy will be taking their classes to Jump 360 in Kamloops. The students will have approximately two hours of jumping on trampolines, jumping into a foam pit, trying the log roller and jousting – they should be nice and tired when they get home! Parents… please remember that the students will return to the school at 3:00. Please make a plan with your child on how he/she will get home at that time. Thank you!
Kindies to the Nature Centre. All three of our Kindergarten classes will be going to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. We hope they all have a wonderful time!!
Late French Immersion SMS Transition Visit. Our Grade 5 students who will be going into Late French Immersion, at SMS, will walk to SMS and have a tour of the school and see what life will be like in Grade 6.

Tuesday, June 11th
A Trip to Hillcrest.
Mrs. William’s class will be visiting Hillcrest Elementary to visit with a Grade 2 class who they have been corresponding with. It will be neat for the students to connect with another class face-to-face!
Early French Immersion SMS Transition Visit. All of our current Grade 5 students who are in French Immersion will get their chance to visit SMS to see the various classrooms and meet some of their Grade 6 teachers.

Wednesday, June 12th
RJ Haney Heritage House.
Mrs. Ollinger and Mme van Varseveld’s classes will visit RJ Haney Heritage House and experience some of Salmon Arm’s history. From the railway to downtown, as well as the original one-room school house, the students will see how far Salmon Arm has come since the 1860s.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Mrs. Kehl and Mme Reid’s classes will have the opportunity to visit the nature centre. The students will enjoy a grassland nature walk, engage in a pond study and discover indigenous plants.
Mount Baldy. Mme Genevieve and Mrs. Smith’s classes will head out to Mount Baldy, near Sorrento. At the end of a wonderful hike, the students will be treated to a beautiful view of Shuswap Lake.

Thursday, June 13th
Fun Food Day.
It’s the final Fun Food Day of the year. Thank you very much to those parents and family members who have helped sort and distribute the food throughout the year!! We appreciate your time, which makes the Fun Food Days possible!!
English SMS Transition Visit. All of our Grade 5 students in the English program will have the opportunity to visit SMS and learn all about the learning opportunities and fun activities that they will experience in Grade 6.
200 Nights of Reading Celebration. All those students who accomplished the milestone of 200 nights of reading this school year, will have the chance to celebrate with Mrs. Murrells-Allaway and Mrs. Loewen. Congrats to all those students who have made a dedicated effort to read so often at home!!

Friday, June 14th
Tennis Lessons.
The students in Mme Reid, Mme Dollack, Mme Valerie and Mr. Menzies’ classes will participate in their second and final tennis lessons at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club.

The Week Ahead for June 3rd – 7th

With 18 and a half days left of the school year, we’re going to have a very busy final four weeks of school.  The students (and teachers!) will have to remain focused and continue to work hard over these next few weeks, as there is still lots of learning to do!!  Even while we work hard, there is still going to be lots of fun!!

Monday, June 3rd
Bastion Choir Tour.
Our amazing Bastion Choir will be touring around our community to various venues, bringing the joy of music to those who may not get to listen to live music very often. The tour will start off with a performance for our whole school at 8:30 am. Family members are welcome to attend if they wish. If you are unable to attend tomorrow’s performance, you can listen to our choir sing a couple of different songs by clicking on the Distant Shore and Coulter’s Candy audio players, on the right-hand sidebar. This is an aware winning choir, as they placed first at the Shuswap Music Festival and received the Best Youth Choir award. Thank you to Ms. Marlene Engel who has been playing the piano for the choir, and a HUGE thank you goes to Mme Shannon Anamchara for conducting our choir students!!

Tuesday, June 4th
Track & Field.
Many of our Grade 4 and 5 students qualified to go to the School District No. 83 Track and Field meet. We will have students competing in 100m Sprints, High Jump, Long Jump, 400m & 800m events, and relays. All the best to our students! We hope you have fun and please remember to represent yourselves and Bastion well!!
Adams River Field Trip. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. MacDermott’s classes will be going to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park to participate in some stations focused on outdoor education. We hope the students enjoy the day in the great outdoors!
BC Wildlife Park. All three of our Kindergarten classes will be visiting the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops. Hopefully they will get to see the cougar in action, as this was the highlight of the classes that visited the park last week.

Wednesday, June 5th
Tennis Lessons.
The students in Mme Reid, Mme Valerie and Mme Candy’s classes will walk up to the Salmon Arm Tennis Club and enjoy some tennis lessons. Hopefully some of the students will be inspired from watching the French Open!!

Thursday, June 6th
Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.
Mme Reid and Mme Dollack’s classes will be traveling to the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. The students will have the chance to participate in a nature hike, learn about local Indigenous culture, and do a pond study. It might be a good idea to bring bug spray on this particular field trip!

Friday, June 7th
Acciona Volunteer Day.
A parent of one of our students works for Acciona, a company that focuses on the sustainability of renewable resources, so future generations can have their needs met. He has organized Acciona Volunteer Day to come to Bastion Elementary. Acciona Volunteer Day is when employees of Acciona go into schools all over the world, and spend time doing presentations and activities with the students to help our children learn about how they can help make our world a better place. Three of our classes will have the opportunity to participate in this event. Feel free to click on the link below to learn more about Acciona Volunteer Day:

Acciona Volunteer Day