As we know, reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Let’s continue developing strong reading skills and a love for reading with our children. Scholastic suggests:
- Set the example. Let children see you read.
- Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
- Support your school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: Dec. 2nd to 5th (Mon-Thu)
Shopping hours: 7:45-4pm Mon-Wed, & Thur 7:45am-3pm and then fair cleanup & pack up.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: for poster coordinator (set up and take down) cashiers, and clean up and pack up, Thu. Dec. 5th 3pm to approx. 4pm pending volunteer numbers. View sign-up document at http://tiny.cc/vokugz
Ms. Shannon Murrells-Allaway, Teacher-librarian
We would like to make parents/guardians and family members aware of the Winter Concert dates and times. Please see the chart below, to find out which performance your child(ren)’s class will be performing at. Both performances will begin promptly at 12:45 pm. The performances will be approximately 45 minutes in length.
Here’s what the Bastion Bobcats are up to this week:
Monday, November 25th
Bastion Bobcat Clothing. Families should have received an email, last week, about ordering Bastion Bobcat clothing. Order can be made by handing in the order form, with payment, to the main office or ordering through the online store (link sent out with email). We have samples and sizes available. Student samples will be on display in the hall, and student leaders will be able to help with sizing at Lunch (11:20 – 11:50) and after school (2:05 – 2:35).
PAC Meeting. Our November PAC meeting will take place in the Music Room, and babysitting will be provided. Feel free to join us!
Tuesday, November 26th
Terrific Tuesday. We hope all of our students and staff members have a Terrific Tuesday!
Wednesday, November 27th
Scientists in the Classroom. Our Grade 4/5 students will have the opportunity to participate in a presentation called “Fooling the Brain” by Dr. Mark Holder, who has a background in neuroscience. Dr. Holder will have the students participate in various illusions that fool the brain, and he will talk about his research studying language in dolphins. This will be a great connection to the body systems curriculum the students have recently been learning about.
Family Movie Night. On Wednesday, November 27th, the Grade 4 and 5 students will be hosting a Family Movie Night. This fundraiser will help support the students’ goal of raising money for a year-end field trip. Toy Story 4 will start right at 6:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:30. Admission to the movie will be $2 per person, with popcorn and water for sale. There will be a “Best Seats in the House” draw! Please bring a donation to the food bank, to be entered into the draw. Please keep in mind, this event is a Family Movie Night – all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday, November 28th
Field Trip to Boston Pizza. Mme van Varseveld’s class will be heading to Boston Pizza to learn about community businesses, food safety and how to make your own pizza. This is always a memorable field trip for the class! Let’s see if this year’s class will make a pizza for Mr. Menzies!!
Friday, November 29th
Twin Day. Our first school Spirit Day will take place on Friday and all our students and staff will be invited to find a friend who can dress up as a twin!
Bobcat Clothing Orders Close. We just had a one week window to order clothing, so families could order and receive clothing before Christmas. With November 29th being the deadline, clothing should (fingers crossed!) be ready to distribute to families during the week of Dec. 16th.
On Wednesday, November 27th, the Grade 4 and 5 students will be hosting a Family Movie Night. This fundraiser will help support the students’ goal of raising money for a year-end field trip.
Toy Story 4 will start right at 6:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:30. Admission to the movie will be $2 per person, with popcorn and water for sale. There will be a “Best Seats in the House” draw! Please bring a donation to the food bank, to be entered into the draw.
Please keep in mind, this event is a Family Movie Night – all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 21st. Please keep in mind that families and the child should be attending the conference with the teacher.
Reminder: the students will be dismissed at 11:20 am, on November 21st . The students are being dismissed early, as the majority of conferences will begin at 12:00 pm. Daycare and school buses will be picking the children up right after dismissal. For those families who usually pick-up their children after school, please be here between 11:20 and 11:30, to pick-up your child(ren).
Thank you very much!