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

November 4

Mission Briefing

Parent Teacher Interviews are on November 16. I look forward to sharing about how the year has been going. 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

We have been working on noticing the beautiful and interesting details found in ordinary experiences, such as red and gold leaves spilling out like hot coals into the streets on our drive to school. Ask our agents what details they notice on the way to school, and they may surprise you. The stories that they have been writing are filled with sensory details and reactions that will help their readers imagine the experience.

Memory Verse for November to December (we will be learning this verse by heart, a few lines per week): Luke 2:4-11

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 

Upcoming Events

November 9 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Tristan Miguel Andy Only Emma Mattea Chrissy Sasha Jada
Denae Jesse Cassandra Shayla Anaiah Sahaj Moriah Dida

November 11 Remembrance Day, no school

November 16 Parent/Teacher Interviews sign up here

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

Mission Fundraiser

Gallery (we have been playing a lot of board games lately):

October 20

Mission Briefing

We have been working on understanding the different roles in government. This weekend please take some time to fill out the Government in Action sheet with possible solutions to different problems depending on your role in the government. You only want to fill out solutions for your own role. For example, if you are school trustee, only fill out the three proposals for how to improve student learning. We will help each other fill the rest out on Monday.

In French, we have been learning to greet others and start a conversation. Please complete the French packet so that we can do an activity on it and quiz on Monday.

In science, we are learning how the brain senses the world and assembles it into our perception of reality. For Tuesday, be ready to tell me the colour of this dress:

See the source image

I would also like to know what you hear in this audio clip:

Here is a list of the students helping with the next chapel on October 26:

  • Andy
  • Jediah
  • Kody
  • Anaiah
  • Shayla
  • Jackson p
  • Hendri
  • Emma
  • Mattes
  • Ryker
  • Caleb V
  • Cindy
  • Lily
  • Emily
  • Sophia H
  • Sophia M
  • Evangeline

Upcoming Events

October 21 PD Day – no school

October 25 Individual photo retakes

October 26 Fall Colours Day

November 11 Remembrance Day, no school

October 14

Mission Briefing

We have been working on understanding the roles and levels of government with campaigns in local and provincial elections. Next week we will campaign on federal issues and form the three branches of government. I love the campaigns on issues that students have created, and I hope they share their ideas at home to better understand how the government serves us.

Next week will begin studying systems in the human body that support life and adding two more verses to memorize: Matthew 6:9-14.

Upcoming Events

October 21 PD Day – no school

October 25 Individual photo retakes

October 26 Fall Colours Day

November 11 Remembrance Day, no school

October 6

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Thank you for your hard work pushing yourselves to think about what we read and how we experiment to learn with the scientific method.

Our memory verse this week was Matthew 6:9-10. Next week will add verses 11-12, and each week we will add two verses until we have memorized the Lord’s Prayer.

Next week on Wednesday, we will have Chapel in the Garage (music room). The following people will need to meet there at 8am:

  • Andy
  • JacksonV
  • Miguel
  • Adam
  • Anaiah
  • Shayla
  • Cassandra
  • Jesse
  • Emma
  • Sarah
  • Maeva
  • Kiara
  • Gracie
  • Evangeline

Upcoming Events

October 21 PD Day – no school

October 25 Individual photo retakes

October 26 Fall Colours Day