January 20

Mission Briefing

The Bible projects turned out great. Make sure to ask students about the stories they did projects on. Next week we will be learning about Exodus.

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

Our memory verse this week is Psalm 121:1-6

Upcoming Events

January 25 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Easton Evangeline
Ony Sophia M
Karida Cassandra
Shayla Kody
Anaiah Tristan
Emma Maeva
Gracie Cindy
Jesse Emily
Andy

 

February 14 Pay To Wear Casual – Valentine’s Day colours, support the missions trip

February 17 Pro D – no school

February 20 Family Day – no school

February 22 Pink Shirt Day

January 13

Mission Briefing

The students have been making some great bible projects on Genesis, and we will share them next week with pictures.

In science, we are learning about the digestive system. I’m sure students will quite happy to explain what happens to food as the nutrients are absorbed and the remnants are expelled from the body.

In math, we are learning to find common factors and multiples of numbers. If you have 12 brownies and 16 pastries, what is highest number of people that can share an equal amount of each type?

We are continuing our event stories. Ask students about their stories. They are learning to stretch out the moment to tell the details and reactions that help draw us into the event.

Our memory verse this week is Psalm 121:1-4

Upcoming Events

January 18 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Easton Chrissy
Jada Owen
Denae Emma
Emily Mattea
Moriah Kesler
Jediah Zack
Jackson P Russel
Cody Shayla
Tristan

January 18 Cozy Casual Day

January 6

Mission Briefing

Welcome back to school. It’s great to be starting the year fresh from a restful break, and I’m happy to get back to class and see what we can create.

In Science, we will be taking a test on the endocrine system on Monday. Make sure everyone knows how the endocrine system maintains homeostasis with negative and positive feedback, the glands and their functions, and how diseases of the endocrine system can effect people. We will then begin our study of the digestive system.

In math, we are learning about divisibility by finding common multiples and factors. Make sure to practice multiplication facts in preparation for this unit. Xtramath.org is great for this.

Our memory verse this week is Psalm 121:1-2.

 

Upcoming Events

January 11 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Emma Sasha
Gracie Jediah
Andy Jackson p
Shayla Sophia M
Jackson V Sophia
Kiara Evangeline
Denae Owen

 

January 18 Cozy Casual Day

 

 

December 15

Intermediate Christmas Concert

Please have students in the classroom by 6:15. We will be walking to the gym at 6:20. The concert starts at 6:30.

 

For costumes please wear one of the following (except if you are in a skit):

Christmas Outfit

Sunday Best

Dress like a Christmas Caroler

Sweater, toque, etc.

December 9

Last week of School

It’s the last week of school before Christmas break. I hope we can end the year off well and have a great, relaxing break before the new year.

On Thursday, December 15, we would like to have a Christmas party and gift exchange. Please bring a gift that costs no more than $5. Students have volunteered to help out with the following snacks.

  • Cups
    • Sophia M
    • Kesler
  • Drinks
    • Emma
    • Jediah
    • Russell
    • Tristan
  • Chips
    • Zack
    • Hendri
    • Caleb
  • Deserts
    • Cody
    • Chrissy
    • Emily
    • Mattea
    • Cindy

Water bottles

There has been some confusion about water bottles, so I would like to explain the situation. Water bottles are not allowed on tables while using chromebooks due to potential damage from spills. After a particularly bad water bottle spill that ruined student classwork, I asked that students keep their water bottles off the tables either in their locker or on a nearby shelf or other surface. If they need a drink from a bottle out of reach, they can get one during independent work or during breaks.

If that is too long to go without a sip of water, I have let everyone know that I will find a spot for them to sit where they can keep their water bottle within arm’s reach.  Due to continued complaints, we have come up with a compromise where students can make or have someone help them make a cup holder attached to the table leg of their chair. It would also be possible to clip a water bottle to a leg bar support under the table if the bottle has that function.

I am open to further compromises, but please be aware that water bottles on tables have created problems.

Last Chapel

Kesler Emma Chrissy Tristan Cody Lily
Emily Cindy Evangeline Mattea Samuel

 

 

Important Dates:

December 10 Christmas Movie Night

December 14 Christmas Sweaters Day

December 15 Christmas Party, $5 gift exchange

December 15 Intermediate Christmas concert 6:30pm

December 16 Last day of school before Christmas Break

December 6

Mission Briefing

I love how the Christmas decorations that students put up look. We also had some visitors help us with our writing last week.

This week we will be learning about angles and how to write personal stories about events. Ask our agents to tell you a story to see if they can include some interesting details with language that helps the story flow.

Please make sure to email me at dwolfsen@highroadacademy.com to set up a time to talk if you would like to connect or if you have any questions.

On Dec. 8, we have Pay to Wear Casual Day to support the missions trip. Please bring $2 if you would like to wear casual clothes.

 

November 29

Mission Briefing

Report Cards are going out on Friday. It has been great reflecting on all our progress this year. If you missed the parent/teacher conference or would like some clarification on anything, please send an e-mail to me: dwolfsen@highroadacademy.com to set a time to meet.

This week we are learning to find perimeters. Make sure to discuss situations where you need to find perimeters, such as how much fence you’ll have to buy to fix the one the blew down in the storm.

We are also discussing the protests in Iran. Students might enjoy talking about their opinions and what evidence they based them on.

Christmas Movie Night

Join us for movies on December 10 to support the Missions team!

Christmas Accessories:

Students may wear festive hats, scarves, gloves, socks or leggings with their uniform. All items must be Christmas themed. Baseball caps and bucket hats do not count unless they are particularly Christmassy in some way.

Salvation Army Food Drive:

The food drive will start December 1st, note that cash donations are preferred as they can buy things at a discount price thus making the donation go farther.  More information will come closer to December.

Christmas Sweaters Day:

On Wednesday, December 14th all students (K-12) are welcome to wear Christmas-themed clothing.  Any student not wishing to participate can wear their regular uniform.

Christmas Concerts:

The students have begun working on preparing for the Christmas concerts.

Grade 4-12 Concert: Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm

Grade K-3 Concert: Friday, December 16th at 10:30am

Note: All classes will be dismissed early on Friday, December 16th at 11:30am (after the concert).

There are no classes for High School on Friday, December 16th.  Those students involved with the primary concert will need to attend for the morning.

A few reminders:

  • If your student is going to be away from school, please use the Student Absentee Form, found on the website (MyHRA section).  This lets the office and the student’s teacher know that they will not be at school.
  • As the weather gets colder, please remember to send warm jackets, gloves and toques for the students to wear as they will be going outside even when it’s cold.
  • Check the Lost & Found bin – this gets emptied at the end of every month, so make sure to check it for your lost items before Christmas break.
  • School Closures: Please check the HRA website, Facebook, Instagram and local radio stations for information about school closures.

Upcoming Events

November 30 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Emma Mattea Chrissy Andy Cassandra Russel Zack Beth
Sahaj Sophia H Jada Miguel Jackson V Karida Sarah Sasha

 

December 2 Report Cards

December 10 Christmas Movie Night

December 14 Christmas Sweaters Day

December 15 Intermediate Christmas concert 6:30pm

December 16 Last day of school before Christmas Break

November 22

Mission Briefing

Christmas is approaching fast. I hope everyone is able to stay healthy and happy. If you missed the parent/teacher conference, please send an e-mail to me: dwolfsen@highroadacademy.com

Jersey Day is tomorrow, November 23. All students are welcome to wear a Jersey with casual clothes. If you don’t wish to participate, you can wear the regular uniform.

Christmas Accessories:

Students may wear festive hats, scarves, gloves, socks or leggings with their uniform. All items must be Christmas themed. Baseball caps and bucket hats do not count unless they are particularly Christmassy in some way.

Missions Fundraiser:

Mark your calendars for December 8th – the whole school will be participating in a “Pay to Wear Casual” day.  All students may wear casual clothing per the uniform policy guidelines.  Money can be handed in at the office or to the teachers.

On the 8th, we will be having a concession in the High School.  Bring along money and buy some goodies to support the Missions Team.

For the Elementary Department (K-6) there are donuts and cookies available to order on Munch-A-Lunch.  Please note that these need to be ordered by December 2nd and there will not be any available on the day to purchase.  Email the office if you need help with Munch-A-Lunch.

All money from Pay to Wear Casual and all profits from the concession, donuts & cookies on this day go straight to the Missions Team for their trip to Guatemala in the spring.

Salvation Army Food Drive:

The food drive will start December 1st, note that cash donations are preferred as they can buy things at a discount price thus making the donation go farther.  More information will come closer to December.

Christmas Sweaters Day:

On Wednesday, December 14th all students (K-12) are welcome to wear Christmas-themed clothing.  Any student not wishing to participate can wear their regular uniform.

Christmas Concerts:

The students have begun working on preparing for the Christmas concerts.

Grade 4-12 Concert: Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm

Grade K-3 Concert: Friday, December 16th at 10:30am

Note: All classes will be dismissed early on Friday, December 16th at 11:30am (after the concert).

There are no classes for High School on Friday, December 16th.  Those students involved with the primary concert will need to attend for the morning.

A few reminders:

  • If your student is going to be away from school, please use the Student Absentee Form, found on the website (MyHRA section).  This lets the office and the student’s teacher know that they will not be at school.
  • As the weather gets colder, please remember to send warm jackets, gloves and toques for the students to wear as they will be going outside even when it’s cold.
  • Check the Lost & Found bin – this gets emptied at the end of every month, so make sure to check it for your lost items before Christmas break.
  • School Closures: Please check the HRA website, Facebook, Instagram and local radio stations for information about school closures.

Upcoming Events

November 23 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Emma Jediah Cody Keslor Evangeline Lily Emily
Cindy Hendri Anaiah Shayla Jackson Sophia Meh Sophia H

November 23 Jersey Day

November 25 Pro D – no school

December 14 Christmas Sweaters Day

December 15 Intermediate Christmas concert 6:30pm

December 16 Last day of school before Christmas Break

November 10

Mission Briefing

This week we have been working on finding interesting words to describe a friend in writing. We have also been multiplying numbers with multiple digits. In social studies we are working on current events. Ask our agents what they think about Canada’s new dental plan for kids and if it should be rolled out for adults as well.

Parents, I will see you soon for Parent Teacher Interviews on November 16!

Please sign up for a time slot that works for you here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QbaQJV5YgAWducb6n_TEhNmKi-S7n1TYDGVWKkC18Ho/edit?usp=sharing

If these times do not work, please send an e-mail to me: dwolfsen@highroadacademy.com

Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday to Thursday, the book fair will be open before and after school for students and parents to purchase books. It will also be open on Wednesday for parents to drop by while doing interviews.

Fundraisers

Support our Library and Mission Trips here.

Upcoming Events

November 15-17 Scholastic Book Fair

November 16 Parent/Teacher Interviews sign up here

November 23 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Emma Jediah Cody Keslor Evangeline Lily Emily
Cindy Hendri Anaiah Shayla Jackson Sophia Meh Sophia H

November 25 Pro D – no school

December 14 Christmas Sweaters Day

December 15 Intermediate Christmas concert 6:30pm

December 16 Last day of school before Christmas Break