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: