CBC Inside Voices

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Join other Canadian children in song with professional vocal coach Jasmine
Denham in this CBC Project Inside Voices. It’s easy to participate. Simply go to
the website below and watch the latest video that will guide your family through
the project. Each week a new video will be added to move you along. Be sure to
be extra-creative and CBC may just decide to broadcast your video if you choose
to share it.

https://www.cbc.ca/music/events/canadian-music-class-challenge/challengeyour-kids-to-raise-their-inside-voices-in-song-1.5531690

Video 3 (May 1): Learn the Song
Video 4 (May 8): Record and Share Your Song
May 13: Upload your project

At the end of the project you will have the option to upload to social media using the hashtags #CBCMusicclass and #cbckids. Remember that you will need your
parents’ permission to share any of your work online.

Please feel free to send your project to our Music Teacher here at school as well!

Lost & Found

Dear Bastion Families…

Please view the following video of our school’s Lost & Found.  There are a number of items we would like to see be reunited with their owners.  Any items not claimed by the end of the week will be donated to the Thrift Store or to one of the local blue clothing bins.

Thank you!

The Week Ahead for March 9 – 13

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We’ve made it to the final week before Spring Break.  The students and staff members have been working very hard over the last couple of months, and everyone deserves a wonderful Spring Break.  For all of our students’ families who are traveling over the break, please have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Monday, March 9th
Boys’ Basketball Practice.
The Grade 5 boys’ basketball team will be having their final practice from 2:05 – 3:30. Mr. Menzies will be away, so Monsieur Mueller will run the practice.

Tuesday, March 10th
Division 2 Readers’ Theatre.  Ms. Mitchell and Mrs. Kehl’s class have been working very hard to prepare for their class Readers’ Theatre performance.  The students’ parents are invited to come and watch the performance at 10:30.  It’s been pretty neat watching all the students create the set and many of their costumes and props!

Wednesday, March 11th
The Maple Man Presentation.
The Maple Man, a French cultural presenter, will be visiting Bastion and presenting to all of our students. The first two sessions will be presented in French, our French Immersion students, and the final session will be presented in English for all of our English students. Here is a link about The Maple Man:

http://www.themapleman.ca/en/

Field Trip to Boston Pizza. Mme Genevieve’s students will be going on a field trip to Boston Pizza. The students will learn about food safety, a bit about the restaurant business, and of course… they will each get to make their own pizza!!
Grade 5 Boys’ Basketball Jamboree. Both of our boys’ basketball teams will be playing in a year-end jamboree at Kings Christian School from 3:30 – 6:00. Good luck boys and remember to show excellent Bobcat sportsmanship!!

Thursday, March 12th
Fun Food Day.
For those students who ordered pizza or chicken nuggets, they will enjoy their Fun Food at Lunch.
Grade 5 Girls’ Basketball Jamboree. Both of our girls’ basketball teams will have a chance to play in a round robin jamboree at Shuswap Middle School. The games will begin at 2:30. Have fun girls and show that Bobcat pride!!

Friday, March 13th
Last Day Before Spring Break.
We hope everyone has a wonderful day, as we head into the two week Spring Break. School is back in session on Monday, March 30th.
Purdy’s Orders are Due. Please ensure all orders for the Purdy’s fundraiser are submitted by Friday, March 13th. Later orders will not be accepted, as the school-wide order has to be submitted on the 13th in order for the items to arrive on time. Thank you for your support!

The Week Ahead for March 2 – 6

Family Skate (2)For those of you who were able to attend the Bastion Fun Family Skate, thank you for joining us!!  The children and their families enjoying themselves skating was wonderful to see.  A big thank you goes out to Mel Howard and the PAC for planning and organizing the event!!

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

Monday, March 2nd
Permission Forms Due. If your child is in French Immersion, the permission form for the Festival du Film is due today. If you were not able to return the form today, please ensure your child hands in the form, first thing on Tuesday morning.  Here is a link to download a copy of the permission form:

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Tuesday, March 3rd
Festival du Film. All of the French Immersion students in Kindergarten to Gr. 5, will be going to the Salmar Classic Theatre for the annual Festival du Film. The students will watch La course des tuques. For students in Kindergarten to Gr. 2, the movie will begin at 9:00 am. The students in Gr. 3-5 will start the movie at 12:00 pm. All student will walk to the theatre and ride the bus back to the school.

Wednesday, March 4th
Art Fair Workshops.
The Annual School District No. 83 Art Fair is on display all week, at Piccadilly Mall. On Wednesday, there are workshops taking place throughout the mall. Some of our Grade 4/5 students have been selected to participate in a variety of art workshops. It’s pretty neat to see students from all over the school district come together to be creative and produce some amazing artwork. A big thank you to Mrs. Rosman, Mrs. Bartsch, and Mr. Wes for organizing the art displays and for working out all of the details, enabling twenty of our students to participate in the workshops.

Thursday, March 5th
Grade 4/5 Talent Show.
After months of organizing, preparation and practice, the Grade 4/5 students who have volunteered to perform at the Talent Show will get their “15 minutes of fame” (well… more like two minutes, but it will be a very exciting two minutes!). It takes lots of courage for students to get up and sing, dance or tell jokes to the their peers. The Talent Show will begin at 10:00 and family members are more than welcome to join us. A special thank you goes to Mme Candy and her Grade 4/5 organizers!!
Fun Food Orders Due. March’s Fun Food Day will take place on Thursday, March 12th. For those families who have not had a chance to order, please ensure orders are submitted by this Thursday. Here is the link of online ordering or to download an order form:  https://bas.sd83.bc.ca/fun-food-days/

Friday, March 6th
Hometown Hockey Assembly at SMS.
Our Grade 4/5 classes that participated in the school district’s math competition in February, will go to a Hometown Hockey assembly at Shuswap Middle School. All of the schools that participated will convene at SMS and celebrate the opportunity for Salmon Arm to be showcased in Sunday’s edition of Hometown Hockey on Rogers Sportsnet. The students will walk to SMS and ride the bus back to the school. Please ensure your son or daughter’s permission form is returned to the school. Don’t forget about the various community events that will be taking place over the weekend!
Report Cards. Your child(ren) will bring home their report card on Friday. Once you have reviewed the report card with your child(ren), please be sure to celebrate the successes and do some goal-setting for areas that require development. The cover sheet of the report card will need to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school, in the envelope. Please be sure to return the cover sheet and envelope by Wednesday, March 11th.

Bastion Fun Family Skate

The Bastion Elementary PAC is sponsoring a Family Skate on Sunday, March 1st, between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.  The event will take place in the Spectator Rink, at Shaw Centre.

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This is a free event for all Bastion students and their families.  If students or family members do not have their own skates, skate rentals are available at the Maximum Edge Hockey Shop for $5 a pair.

Students are required to wear hockey helmets or bicycle helmets when on the ice, as well as gloves or mitts.

Hot chocolate and Tim Bits will be available.  To help reduce waste, please bring your own reusable mug.

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you join us for our Bastion Family Skate!!