daw.com - May 6

Tomorrow is Spring Fair and as usual, it looks like a great event.  I hope all of you get the chance to attend this very neat and fun event.  It is to raise funds for all the PTA things that happen throughout the year.  We do receive funds in grade 5 for some of the special speakers and events that happen throughout the year. It starts at 10am and runs until 4pm throughout the main floor of the school and out the back as well.
Here are next week's current events;
Tuesday - Dylan
Wednesday - Andrew
Thursday - Stephanie
Friday - Tiana
A couple of events of note for next week include our meeting with the MS Counselor on Tuesday where the students will learn about electives and schedules for next year.  Student will bring home the registration for these electives on Tuesday and it must be completed and returned by May 20th.
We also have our last meeting with Mr. Kooeinga as a goodbye from the ES to the grade 5 students preparing to move on to the MS.  While he will still be here next year, the students in MS have two new counselors to work with them while they are in MS.
The first of the Impact Projects are being presented next week and I must say that many of the students are well along in their planning.  Some of the ideas include First Aid, Water Safety, Clothing Drive, Planting and Maintaining Trees, Online Safety, Computer Gaming Dangers etc.  There are quite a varied set of projects.  Remember that our Impact Fair will be on June 3rd - time to be announced.
Writing is a big part of our day as it include persuasive writing, poetry and an impact story.  I am pleased with what I am seeing but want everyone to know that writing is something that constantly needs practice.
Starting on May 16 and lasting for two weeks, grade 5 students will be eating their lunches in the MS/HS cafeteria.  I will take them down next week for a tour of the place and also a talk about the procedures in the cafeteria.  While the food in the cafeteria is the same as the ES, every day is a choice by the students - something that is not in the ES Cafe.  For those students who select to eat the school food, there are about 7 choices every day.
Kind of a short one this week but a lot of what we are doing at the moment is continuation of what has been happening in the past as we prepare for final projects.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me and I will arrange a time to meet with you.
Harold Daw