First of all I would like to wish our community a happy
thanksgiving. At Grenfell we are
especially grateful for a supportive and caring community of parents, a
dedicated community of staff, and 420+ students who come to school every day
ready to learn about their world, their peers, and themselves. We hope you enjoy the holiday.
Here is our week ahead.
All day Thanksgiving
Holiday – No School
All day Individual
Photo Day – Please come dressed to get your picture taken
of Dance – all welcome
We are currently in Cross Country season. This year we have had a primary group running -- thanks to Grenfell's Gator Run tradition our students were ready for this challenge. The primaries participated in a meet this last week and we would especially like to thank all the parents and staff who volunteered to supervise and drive our athletes to their meet. The intermediate season is still going on and we are very proud of the way these older athletes are representing our school and community. Thanks again to the coaches, sponsors and volunteers.
Parents and caregivers please be very careful when picking up and dropping off children in front of our school. Please do not let your children (of any age) cross the street in front of the entrance to our school on Wellington street. This is a busy street and a bus route and because we are located just over the crest of a hill drivers do not see our children as drive in front of our school. Please keep our children safe and cross either on Rupert at the cross walk or 2-3 blocks east where it is safe.
In the news you may have heard that schools were tested for
lead in the pipes. We have some good
news. Our water system was replaced
after 1990 and in following the code of the time no lead was used in the
soldering of our pipes. Please click on
the following link to see a letter from the school board regarding Grenfell’s
On Thursday Oct 4th the PAC met. We are very
grateful for everyone that came and there was some good discussion about issues
at Grenfell. Thank you to Petra (Noah’s
mom) for taking minutes and sending them to us so quickly. Please click on the following link to read
the PAC meeting minutes.
Now to a link.
Mr. Green has been so kind as to let me teach every
Wednesday morning in his class. We are
working through some of the new BC Curriculum’s area of Personal and Social
Competencies. Part of this is to
identify and work with our strength. Mr.
Green’s students have been very thoughtful in thinking of what makes them unique
and what gifts they have that can benefit themselves, others and the
environment. Here is a video we watched on
World Character Day (yes, there is such a thing) before identifying our own
individual strengths. If you have the
time you can watch this and maybe make a list of your own strengths of character
you can share with your family. Enjoy.
Have a wonderful weekend,