A Little Update

IMG_7401The moment you have all been waiting for!

Please meet Anna. She was born on Sunday, July 30th at 3:56 pm, weighing 7.7 pounds and measuring 21 inches.

Our new little family is home from the hospital and doing very well. Hope your summer is going well too!


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First and foremost, what a year. The students of Division 2 have been amazing!!! They started as a strong group and have ended as an unstoppable machine! I don’t have enough words to express how proud and impressed I am of their effort and growth this year. I know that next year and in the many to come they will accomplish great things.

Today was a busy half day. We started with our farewell assembly. The grade 7s were amazing at leading a camp song for the whole school. I received a lot of very positive feedback from other staff about how awesome it was. The grade 6s then got promoted to the benches, a very important milestone. After recess the grade 7s got their yearbooks and spent some time signing and mingling with their peers. Thanks to the 6s who took decorations off the wall, then we had a little snack and quiet time in our room. I thanked them for being so wonderful these last few weeks with farewell and everything. Hopefully they are excited for their turn next year.

Just a reminder that report cards areย onlineย this term. You should have received an email from MyEdBC (or the school) on how to access them. If not, please contact Mrs Sollows at the office for assistance. If you would like a printed copy, you can request one from Mrs Sollows.

Parents, I am so deeply thankful for all of your support, assistance and hard work this year. I know that as hard as your child has worked, your load was probably 100 times larger. From driving to field trips, supplying yumyums for parties and other occasions, helping at hot lunch or other PAC events, to simply providing your child with what they needed each day to succeed, your job was never-ending, and I have appreciated it everyday. Without you, your child and I would not have had the year we did. So while your child gets to celebrate with summer vacation, please celebrate yourselves as well, because you have earned it!

Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful gifts. I am so touched by your generosity and thoughtfulness. Not only have I been completely spoiled, but so has my soon-to-arrive little one, who technically has spent quite a bit of time with your child ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait to use all of the wonderful goodies and will cherish them and think fondly of you wonderful families.

I wish you all a very safe and happy summer break. I hope it is filled with friends, family, sunshine and wonderful memories. I know that in September, be it at JKE, or at WGSS or whatever high school, these students will be ready and willing to face the new challenges that await them.

While this is technically the last blog post of the year, I will of course post during the summer when I am officially a mom, so stay tuned. Hugs, and thanks again!!!!

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Another busy day!!

The gym is ready, looks amazing. We did a run through of the ceremony this afternoon, should be good. Thanks to the parents for their hard work after we were done. Doors open at 5:30pm this evening. Students need to be seated and ready to go for 6:00pm. Once clean up is done after the ceremony, the mixing, mingling and munching will go on until about 8:00pm when parents will be asked to leave (don’t go far!) and the dance will begin. It is over promptly at 9:00pm, that is when can pick up your child. Students will not be dismissed without a parent.

Cultus Lake is tomorrow!!! Regular arrival time is fine, bus leaves at 9:00am. Please ensure your child is prepared with everything they will need to have a good day. Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, clothes, sandals, either a packed lunch or money for food. We always have a giant bag of lost clothes so only send what is most needed. It looks like it’s going to be a nice day!

Please also don’t forget that we get back late, 5:45pm! Students are expected to ride the bus back to JKE. Should you wish to make alternate plans, I require written consent from you (i.e. staying later, being picked up by you/someone).

Thanks! See some of you this evening!

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What a spectacular weekend! I hope you were able to enjoy it in some way ๐Ÿ™‚

Today was Set Up Day #1 for Farewell. It went quite well, the gym is looking quite Disney. Kudos to the 6s for being patient and entertaining themselves today. They are advised to bring something to amuse themselves for tomorrow, at least half the day.

Set Up Day #2 is tomorrow. We have until lunch. We will then do a run through of the ceremony, and then the gym gets turned over to the parents for the final set up.

Class Auction is tomorrow. We are lacking in items. If you have yet to donate anything, and are able, we would really appreciate something.

Wednesday is Cultus Lake, please remember that we get back late that day, around 5:30pm.

Thursday is a half day, 12:00pm dismissal. And then it’s SUMMER VACATION!!! Yahoo!

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There are 3.5 days left of school!! Woot woot!

Thanks to Cam for organizing a super fun class party for today! Thanks to everyone who brought in yumyums to share, we were very well-fed this afternoon.

Head’s up to what next week looks like:

  • Lundi: classroom clean up- bring an extra bag or 2 to bring stuff home
    • Decorating for grade 7 farewell begins
  • Mardi: More farewell decorating
    • Class Auction
  • Mercredi- CULTUS!
  • Jeudi- half day- 9am Farewell Assembly, 12pm Dismissal

If possible, I could use a few more items for the class auction. Thank you to those that have already donated something.

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the sun!!!

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What a super awesome day!!!

Thank you so much to Mr Baker for coming in and talking to our grade 7s about illegal substances today. As an officer for 15 years, he shared some valuable information about the dangers of drug use (even just trying ONCE), and most importantly in my opinion, that you should always have a strategy to get yourself out of a situation you don’t want to be in. I really hope the students found it as valuable as the adults did. It was not meant to scare the students in any way, but to educate them about possible situations they might find themselves in and how to best handle it.

As well, the students performed their dance routines for the class. They were amazing! I could even say grade 7 farewell/end of the school year slideshow amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

And lastly, the class party WATER FIGHT!!! We had the perfect day for it, it was warm so the water was refreshing, but not sweltering. Thank you to Luke and Jacob (with help from Elijah) for organizing it, and for everyone who brought in yum yums to share. We had a super awesome afternoon. It was fantastic to watch everyone soak each other ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow we are having ANOTHER class party!!! We will be watching the second Harry Potter (YAHOO!) and enjoying each others’ company. If you are able to supply some yum yums (again) to share, we would very much appreciate it. I will be sending out an email permission form for the movie so watch (very shortly) for that. Thanks to Cam for organizing.

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What a beautiful National Aboriginal Day assembly we had today. It was full of music, inspiring words and amazing works by students. So touching.

Tomorrow is a big day:

CLASS PARTY! Please bring a water gun (if you have one), a change of clothes and a towel, and yum yums to share (if possible).

Just Dance presentations are also tomorrow. I am SO excited to see the groups perform!

Also, items for the class auction next week. $5 goodies, like gift cards, food items and anything really! Thank you in advance for your contribution!

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Sports Day was today!!! The grade 7s did an awesome job running it! We had a blast!!!


A belated Happy Father’s Day to the dad’s of our class. Thank you for all you do, I hope your weekend was especially awesome!!!

There will be a class party Thursday afternoon. The boys are organizing a water gun fight! If you have a water gun you are encouraged to bring it, otherwise there will be some for rent. Also, if you’d like to bring some yumyums to share, it would be appreciated. A change of clothes and a towel are a very good idea.

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Saw all but 3 of our Egyptian Gods projects today. Last 3 groups will go Monday morning.

Les Devoirs:

  • pink sheet re: Class Auction
  • Outstanding work due Monday
  • Education Physique lundi
  • Sports Day mardi (weather pending)

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Talent Show was today. Congrats to Ariana and Cam who performed wonderfully!!!

We finished our Soundtrack of my Life presentations today, on to Egyptian Gods and Kandinsky projects tomorrow!

Les Devoirs:

  • Diner chaud demain
  • Orchestre demain (bring instrument to clean and music to sort)
  • No enrichment

If you haven’t check TeacherEase in a while you may want to do so to ensure your child doesn’t have any outstanding work. I am in the process of marking and writing report cards. Any work not submitted by end of day Monday will be counted as a zero towards third term marks. Thanks!