Our Virtue of the Month for November was Service. Students were encouraged to consider ways they could provide service to our school, community and their families too. It was great to have many students volunteer to pick up garbage, offer to help in many ways and set up chairs for the Remembrance Day Assembly. Helping Hands organized a fundraiser, our PAC and parent volunteers washed and distributed apples to the classes, made popcorn and ran a hot lunch. Our students are learning that as they give of their time and provide service, it makes them feel good too. Our virtue for December is Generosity. We will be talking about all the different ways we can show generosity.
In November we held a Drive a Ford Fundraiser. The weather was wet and rainy but the people who came out to support our school were amazing. We raised over $5000.00 and this will go towards purchasing school Ipads. Many thanks to our volunteers who worked so hard to make the day a huge success.
At our school we are focusing on Mindfulness. This means being aware of what you are doing and what is going on around you. It also means accepting responsibility for your own actions and working hard to learn new techniques. Our classes work on activities from the Mind Up Curriculum Series and each morning, at the end of announcements, we have a Mindful Moment. These skills help all students and adults too, to learn to calm their thoughts and actions and get ready for learning. You will find a video on our website that demonstrates Push, Pull, Dangle.
We are looking forward to a busy month of December. Reports Cards go out Dec. 2-11, Primary Christmas Concert is happening and so much more. Please check our calendar for regular updates.
As always my door is always open if you have questions or concerns or just want to chat.