It’s a Snowy Day in KG
KG Kids embraced the cold with a Snow Day of their own! The students listened to the story The Snowy Day and then had fun re-enacting it with their own snow pile! “Crunch crunch went their feet, slowly sliding went the stick, climb the mountain went the children, make a snow angel and slide down the hill all the way”. They finished off by printing their names in the snow! It was a cold blizzard fun morning in KG!
IT’S SKATING TIME!!!
A DAY IN 5B – Northwest Coast Art
In early November, 4W & 4J were formally introduced to the sport of curling. Students had the privilege of meeting Olympic gold medalist, Jill Officer. She shared how curling has opened the doors to special opportunities and friendships throughout the years. Students had their picture taken with her and enjoyed looking at her Gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics! They were also given some on-ice instruction from local senior curlers. It was neat to see different generations interacting and enjoying their time together. A number of students expressed an interest in signing up for Junior Curling. Special thanks to Mr. North for inviting us and for the seniors that showed us a few tips for throwing rocks!
ARTIST IN THE SCHOOL
On October 28 and 29, we had the privilege of welcoming Richard Graham into our school as a guest artist. Richard is a retired music teacher and lives in Brandon. He has composed many of his own choir pieces and taught the grade 4-5’s three of them. It was very interesting for the students to learn how he came up with his ideas and the stories behind the songs. All three songs have to do with winter (particularly the idea of snow), so the grade 4 and 5 students will be performing these songs at their concert on December 4. Mr. Graham did special activities with the K-3 students in their regular music classes throughout the two days of his visit. He also treated the student body to a special performance at the end of his visit. The students had lots of fun and enjoyed their new experiences with Mr. Graham.
CHARITY BARREL RACE!
Gr. 5 student, Chloe McElroy participated in a charity barrel race. She raised $1150 in donations for South Central Cancer Resource and brought in the most donations for the pee wees! Congratulations Chloe!
POST HALLOWEEN DANCE
CENTRAL MANITOBA JUNIOR CHORAL WORKSHOP!
On Friday, October 18, 4J, 4W, 4/5R and members of the 4-5 Choir went to Carman Collegiate to watch the Central Manitoba Youth Choir (CMYC) perform. This performance was part of CMYC’s annual fall tour. It was a great performance and a great opportunity for the students to see older students sing songs in many parts. The students also got to support local singers AJ Cabato and Lizzi Hendricks in the choir. Thank you, students, for being such a supportive audience.
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Thanks to our ACSL Missoula Children’s Theatre once again spent a week with CES. This year, 2 performances of Peter and Wendy were held at the Carman Collegiate Theatre. The goal of Missoula is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts. In addition to practicing and performing the play our students also received a session with the Missoula directors learning about mime, acting, or improvisation.
Newsletter – Sept. Edition
TERRY FOX WALK!!!