March 9

Mission Briefing – Pancake Breakfast moved to March 16

Spring Break is soon approaching, yet I feel like students still have a lot of energy to create with biography writing, Bible projects, and Genius hour. Next week we will be writing interview based biographies and finishing up our novel study of Wonder. We have had some great conversations on our connections to characters and situations, the scenes we can visualize, questions we wonder, inferences about feelings and thoughts we can make from character actions and situations, and some big transformations in perspective as August learns how to survive in school.

Our pancake breakfast has moved to March 16. Please let me know if you are willing to help us out in any way.

Our memory verse this week:

Psalm 138:1-8

Upcoming Events

  • March 1 Chapel
    • Here is the worship team list: please be ready to start by 8am. There is a 15 minute grace period, but any later than that and students will not be allowed to join the team as it is too disruptive.
Miguel Russel Sophia H Maeva Lily Kiara Denae Hendri
Andy Emma Grace Evangeline Owen Jackson P Cassandra Sophia M
  • March 16 Pancake Breakfast, Interim reports go home
  • March 18 Spring Break
February 24

Mission Briefing

We are excited to announce the Intermediate Pancake Breakfast, which will take place on March 17 from 8:00am to 8:50am. This event is open to Intermediate students only and will be held in the gym. Students will be able to access the gym through the side door. It promises to be a fun-filled morning with delicious pancakes and a chance for students to gather as an Intermediate Department.

To ensure the success of this event, we are seeking parent volunteers to help us out. If you are available, please let me know. We would need helpers starting at about 7:15. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated, and it is a great opportunity to get involved and support our school community.

Our memory verse this week:

Psalm 138:1-6

Upcoming Events

  • March 1 Chapel
    • Here is the worship team list: please be ready to start by 8am. There is a 15 minute grace period, but any later than that and students will not be allowed to join the team as it is too disruptive.
Andy Chrissy Jada Karida Evangeline Owen Hunton Zachary Emma Mattea
Emily Shayla Anaiah Sophia Cassandra Kody Tristan Kiara Maeva
  • March 17 Pancake Breakfast, Interim reports go home
  • March 18 Spring Break
February 16

Mission Briefing

I hope everyone has a good break this weekend. Try to see if you notice an IGO (like the WHO or United Nations), NGO (like Greenpeace or Save the Children), or military alliance (like NATO or NORAD) in the news. We will be doing some research and presentations on them next week.

When we return on February 21, we have class pictures.

The next day on February 22 we have Pink Shirt Day, so you may wear pink with casual clothes if you would like to join us in stopping bullying. That evening we have Math Mayhem from 6:30-8 pm, please bring parent(s) (grades 4 and under need to bring parents- we are there to play but not supervise) and a great, “ready to play” attitude.  Open for all kids K-9 to come and participate.

Chapel next week will the the same students that were supposed to be on the chapel that got cancelled this week.

Our memory verse this next week is Psalm 138:1-4


February 10

Mission Briefing

We are learning about NGOs, IGOs, and other organizations that help improve trade and cooperation between countries. Make sure to ask students about what they have learned or think about them.

Our field trip was a lot of fun. I love getting a chance to appreciate nature while getting exercise and fresh air.

Our memory verse this week:

Psalm 138

Of David.

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    and will praise your name
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.

Upcoming Events

  • February 14 Valentine’s Day
    • Class party – bring Valentine’s themed treats to share
    • Pay to Wear Casual – Valentine’s Colours
  • February 15 Chapel
Andy Emily Sarah Jada Lily Jackson Tristan Kody Shayla
Russel Anaiah Emma Gracie Ben Owen Chrissy Cindy Sophia H
  • February 17 Pro D
  • February 20 Family Day
  • February 21 Class Pictures
  • February 22 Pink Shirt Day
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


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

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. 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