The Week Ahead for April 26th – 30th

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

Monday, April 26th

Fire Drill. The students and staff will be participating in a Fire Drill, just before Lunch. Watching almost 400 students and staff members quietly exit the building, in about 5 minutes, is pretty amazing. All of our Bobcats do a great job!

PAC Meeting. The April PAC meeting will take place at 6:30pm, via Teams. If you would like to join the meeting, please email Mr. Menzies before 3:00, as he will send out the meeting link shortly after 3:00. Along with our regular agenda items (eg. financial report, fundraising, etc.), one addition to the agenda will be a discussion around nominations and elections of PAC executive members, for the 2021-2022 school year.

Tuesday, April 27th

Division 4 Field Trip. Mrs. MacDermott’s class will be going on a field trip to the Allan Brook Nature Centre. At the Nature Centre, the students will participate in a variety of nature-based activities to engage their natural curiosity and allow them to reconnect with the joys of nature.

SMS Principal to Visit Grade 5 Students. The principal of Shuswap Middle School, Ms. Sydney Griffith, will be coming to Bastion to meet all of our Grade 5 students. There will be two presentations – one for the English cohort and one for the French cohort. Ms. Griffith will show the students a PowerPoint presentation about “A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student” and she will have a Q & A period. If students have any specific questions they would like to ask, this will be the perfect time.

Cross-Country Running. Many students have continued to run for 30 minutes at Lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Seeing the students strive to reach new levels of physical fitness, while having fun, is great to see!

Wednesday, April 28th

Administrative Professionals’ Day. We would like to acknowledge all of the amazing work our clerical staff does to help our school be a great place to learn and work. Mrs. Mohle and Jong-Ae work incredibly hard to support all of our staff members and our students. Whether they are helping teachers fix the photocopier, making sure Mr. Menzies is on top of the school’s budget, celebrating a student’s first time losing a tooth, or greeting guests at our school with a smile, we appreciate everything Mrs. Mohle and Jong-Ae do!! We are very lucky to have such wonderful Administrative Professionals!!

Thursday, April 29th

Poem in Your Pocket Day. Our Teacher-Librarian, Ms. Murrells-Allaway is promoting the national “Poem in Your Pocket Day”. Each class will have a chance to post poems on a display board in the hall – these can be poems the students write or find at home or in class. We may even have a little poetry reading at Lunch, where students or staff members could share a favorite poem.

Friday, April 30th.

School Spirit Day. Our Gr. 5 Leadership Team has put up posters to promote Hat Day. All of our students and staff members are invited to wear a hat on Friday. It could be a favorite hat, a unique hat, or a team hat – any hat that is brought to school can be worn all day!

Division 10 and 11 Field Trip. Mme Dollack and Monsieur Sorban’s classes will be walking to the Salmon Arm Foreshore Trail to explore the local ecosystem. We know our students will be great ambassadors for our school, as they respect all parts of nature and show their wonderful smiles to other people enjoying the trail.