The Week Ahead for June 17th – 21st

Busy, busy days ahead!!

Monday, June 17th
A Visit from Mme Jegues.
On August 1st, Mme Jegues will officially be our new vice-principal. On Monday, she will be coming to Bastion to visit all of the classrooms and meet the students and our staff. We’re happy to have Mme Jegues come for a visit, so she can see how wonderful Bastion is!!

Tuesday, June 18th
Field Trip to the Bird Sanctuary.
The students in Mme van Varseveld and Mrs. Ollinger’s classes will go on a nature walk along Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Raven Trail. Hopefully the students will see many types of birds and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Are there still beavers living along the foreshore?
Grade 4/5 Waterslide Day. It’s tradition for our Grade 4/5 students to have a year-end celebration at the Salmon Arm Waterslides. It’s a bit of a “passing of the torch”, as our Grade 5 students pass on the leadership role of being the oldest in the school to next year’s Grade 5 students. Don’t forget swimsuits, towels, sunscreen and a healthy lunch!

Wednesday, June 19th
Field Trip to Boston Pizza
. Mme Genevieve’s students will be walking down to Boston Pizza, and having a first-hand experience of the restaurant business. They will have a behind the scenes tour of the restaurant, as well as have the chance to make their own pizzas. Don’t forget… Mr. Menzies love Hawaiian pizza!!
Cinderella/Cendrillon. Mme Reid’s students have been working hard, as they have been practicing for the play of Cinderella/Cendrillon. Families are welcome to attend this French production at 12:45. We’re looking forward to seeing this group of Grade 3 students shine like the stars they are!

Thursday, June 20th
Field Trip to BC Wildlife Park.
M Cote and Mme Ackerman’s classes will be visiting the BC Wildlife Park. These classes will have to be the tie-breaker – right now it’s pretty even between the cougars and the kermode bear as the favourite!
Field Trip to Blackburn Park. Mme Candy and Mme Valerie’s classes will be heading to Blackburn Park to have some fun at the fields and the waterpark. These two classes have been working very closely all year long, and the teachers want to celebrate the collaboration and teamwork that has taken place!

Friday, June 21st
National Indigenous Peoples Day.
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
Field Trip to Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Mme van Varseveld and Mme Nadine’s students will have the chance to experience the nature centre. In talking to classes who have already gone, this is definitely one of the best field trips!!
Field Trip to Gym of Rock. Mme Valerie’s class will be having PE at the Gym of Rock. They will challenge themselves to climb high!
Bastion Circus Performance. Mme Dollack has a long-standing tradition of working with her students to present a circus performance for the school and her students’ families. The school will watch the performance in the morning and her students’ families are invited to attend the 1:00 performance. The theme of the show will connect to National Indigenous Peoples Day.