Our Parents Association hosted FUN FAIR this past weekend with bouncy castles, slides, carnival games, cotton candy, pizza and the jar table. This event was memorable and brought our community together! We ended the day with a Live Auction of Teacher Experiences. What fun we had!!
Today SBS students participated in the “Cleaner Toronto Together” Challenge and we cleaned litter from our local parks and ravines. We will weigh the garbage and reflect how to make changes. Happy Earth Day!!
Sunnybrook School is proud to be the first school in Canada to sustain a net-zero carbon footprint through the Canada’s Forest Trust – Smart Forest Program. Sunnybrook’s “Forever Forest” will be expanded every year through the generous support of our whole community and maintained for 100 years by Canada’s Forest Trust. This initiative will not only serve to offset our carbon emissions but will also protect vital habitat for wildlife.
Our school’s commitment to addressing climate change in this way was inspired by the remarkable efforts of some of our Grade 6 students during their 2022 PYP Exhibition. These students calculated that if each of us planted 5 seedlings it would offset our emissions and let us become a net-zero school. This important initiative will be sustained for years to come not only to ensure that we remain net-zero, but as a meaningful way to help our students develop a sense of personal agency in taking actions that meet our collective responsibility to future generations.
In addition to beginning our Sunnybrook “Forever Forest”, SBS will receive 2% of the funds from the seedlings that will be put towards resurfacing the playground with recycled rubber.
Help Grow the SBS Smart Forest
If everyone adds at least 5 seedlings to our School Smart Forest, we will meet or exceed our net-zero goal! Your contribution will benefit the school, community, and our planet for generations to come!
Let’s Get Growing! You can learn more about this exciting initiative and help grow our Smart Forest by visiting http://reforest.canadasforesttrust.ca/sunnybrook
Sunnybrook celebrated Nowruz early this year – students presented in assembly and they had a chance to jump over “fire” to ask for health and luck for the new year! We welcome Spring.
Two Grade 5 students initiated an action to assist Ukrainian Families who have been displaced. They sold hot chocolate and all proceeds were donated to the Canadian Red Cross. This was a wonderful action!
Students shared their learning with their parents at Student Led Conferences. Parents were able to come into the classroom and hear from their children about what they are learning in language, math, inquiry, music and French. It was a wonderful experience for both the parents and children.
Sunnybrook students wore jerseys to school and donated to the Right to Play. We support all children having the right to play sports in their communities. Together we raised $260 for this amazing organization.
Sunnybrook wears Pink Shirts to support anti- bullying. Bullying was discussed in the classrooms and Kindergarten children made “Kindness is Cool” Cards. Be Cool…..wear Pink!!
Today we celebrated Lunar New Year – the year of the TIGER! A grade 6 student shared a power point in assembly about the traditions and parents came into the classes as well. Many children wore traditional clothing and shared lucky red envelopes with their classmates.
We have been so happy to be back in person learning at Sunnybrook. January has been a very cold, snowy winter so far! The students love playing in the playground in all the snow.