Happy New Year and welcome back to school!
The ELL 1 class counted and we only have 12 more school days after today until the end of the semester. For full-year classes like Humanities, it will be business as usual but for semester classes, they will be ending on January 24. Semester 2 will start on January 29th with a Flex Day.
I’m looking forward to a good year and hope that we can work hard to make this a great start.
I hope you enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday season with friends and family. I am looking forward to seeing you in the new year!
All classes have some holiday homework so please check your class page for the details and downloads, in case you have lost the package.
The International Student Association is hosting a laser tag field trip in December. Sign up by Wednesday November 29th for the trip to the brand new Planet Lazer in New Westminster! All Fleetwood Park Secondary students are welcome to join.
Date: Monday December 4th
Cost: $10 (includes 2 games of laser tag and round trip bus transportation)
See Ms Ikeda in portable 3 for permission slips.
The Humanities 8 class enjoyed a trip to Fleetwood Place Care Facility on Monday last week. We helped with making Christmas decorations and preparing holiday treat packages for an upcoming fundraiser.
Thank you for the staff and residents of Fleetwood Place for hosting us and providing us with tasty treats. We hope to return soon and connect with more residents!
Four of our international students just spent the weekend in Victoria on a district field trip. They visited the Royal BC Museum and Parliament buildings, shopping and watching Spider-Man at the IMAX theatre.
The next district field trip will be to Whistler in January. See Ms Ikeda for details and permission forms in the coming weeks.
Thank you to the many parents, siblings, relatives and custodians who attended yesterday’s student-led conferences. It was wonderful to see the students having ownership over their own learning and being able to explain what they are doing in ELL and Humanities.
For all parents who were unable to attend yesterday’s sessions, please send me a quick email at email@example.com to let me know when you will be coming with your child. It is a required learning activity for all of my students.
You are welcome to come between Monday November 6th and Thursday November 9th between 8-8:30am, 11:15-11:55am, or 2:45-4pm.
Several parents requested some book recommendations. You can find some of my personal recommendations here or you can see recommendations from the BC Teachers’ Federation here: 100 Best Books Elementary and 100 Best Books Secondary.
Next week’s schedule is a busy one! Please see below for details:
Monday October 30 – Flex Day dismissal at 1:05pm. Spirit Week event: Pajama Day
Tuesday October 31 – Spirit Week event: Halloween
Wednesday November 1 – Take Your Kids to Work Day for Grade 9s. Early dismissal at 1:45pm. Spirit Week: Twin Day
Thursday November 2 – Early dismissal at 1:45pm. Parent-teacher conferences: 2:30-4pm; 5-7pm. Spirit Week: Formal Day.
Friday November 3 – Professional Day (no school)