Online Booking for Parent Teacher Conferences, March 12-19
This semester we are experimenting with having parents book parent teacher conferences using an online scheduling website. The booking system is now open and can be accessed at https://westdover.schoolsoft.ca If you are unable to access the online booking system you can phone the school and Ms. Nichols will book on your behalf.
Knuttilla & Akabuogu 1/2 @ Active Living School, March 3
This week the students in Mrs. A's and Mr. K's class are attending healthy living school. Based out of Cardel Place the students will have an opportunity to experience a variety of life long activities such as yoga and zumba. As well as do things such as heading over to superstore and learning how to shop and cook a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. We wish the class all the best and look forward to tapping into their knowledge upon the weeks end.
Hansel and Grettel Opera, Feb. 28
The students of West Dover School enjoyed a wonderful performance of the fairy tale Hansel and Grettel this morning. Most students had never attended an opera before and found the singing of the tale very engaging. All classes had taken up the fairy tale during the week either reading it within class or taking it further and investigating the style of story telling fables like Hansel and Grettel use. The grade 5/6 classes students connected the opera performance to their studies of the planets. Investigating the greeek roots of opera and the mythological figures that appear in the constellations.
5/6 Field trip to Fish Creeek, Feb. 27
The grade 5 and 6 classes had the good fortune of spending the day at Fish Creek Park. During the morning activities they split into two groups and were looking for evidences of human and animal tracks in the park. Students sketched what they found and made inferences as to what types of animals the tracks were formed by. Further discussion was held in the afternoon that focused on how we as humans can minimize our ecological footprint in ecosystems and what actions we can take as students and teachers to make a difference in the world.
Astrodome, Feb. 24 & 25
All West Dover Students had an opportunity to work with Mr. James and take in a variety of astronomy shows in the dome. The interactive presentations explored the stars, constellations, and planets visible in the sky tonight. The daily motion of the stars and planets was demonstrated and a few constellation stories were told. Strong connections were made to the grade 5 and 6 work on the solar system and constellations they are recording in their sky journals.
Jump Rope 4 Heart, Feb. 21
The students and staff kicked off Jump Rope for Heart at West Dover School with an energized assembly. Keep an eye for fundraising forms that your son/daughter will be bringing home. Our school goal this year is to raise $1000.00.
Inline Skating, Feb. 12
West Dover School held its second annual Family Inline Skating evening. Two sessions were available for families to come and either learn or practice their inline skating skills. Over 170 people attended the two sessions. Parents and children alike took to the gym floor. Lots of smiles and laughs were had as some adults dusted off the rust on those skating legs. A big thank you goes out to the West Dover School Council who paid for Alien In line Skating to teach the students for the past two and half weeks.