For many families the most important keepsake of the school year is the school photo. This year the keepsake will be a social distancing class photo and a photo with the children wearing their fashionable masks.
Today was the first day of school and it was so nice to be back with the students. It has been so long!! All children were screened before entering the school and we are getting used to the new routines of which stairwells to use, sanitizing our hands and wearing our masks. I am so proud of all the students for doing such a great job. Looking forward to a great year ahead!
Last night we celebrated with the graduating class of 2020 at their virtual grad ceremony. It was a special evening full of memories and emotion. Today the grads received a grad parade from their teachers. Each graduate received a lawn sign, cupcakes, their diploma followed by a visit from an ice cream truck!! It was great to send the grade 6 students off in style. Hopefully a memory they won’t forget.
Today we gathered for our house meetings. We all wore our house shirts and each person came with 5 coloured objects. Then we played two games, Wink Master and JEPOARDy for house points. It was so nice to be all together again.
Today was build a fort and zoom in it day. All the staff and students made a fort – some were very creative!!! The Grade 5 teacher even made a fort outside and zoomed in the rain!! The Grade 3 class presented their Poetry Slam from their forts. What a way to end the week.
The Grade 6’s did a fanatastic job leading the whole school through our first virtual assembly to celebrate Earth Day. The students wore their dress uniform and logged in as a united front. There were 100 students who attended and it was fun scrolling through all the screens to see everyone. The children were challenged with a EARTH DAY BINGO to complete with their family!
Our librarian meets with our students, via zoom, at the end of each day and reads two stories. What a delightful treat to end our busy day by sharing literature.
Today for the first time, we held a “virtual” staff meeting using ZOOM. SBS is closed due to the COVID-19 and offering on line learning to our students. Definitely a different start to term three.