daw.com - June 8

I cannot begin to say how proud I am of all the students in my class.  They year is coming to an end and I am truly thankful to have had all 21 students.  They are a great community of learners and this has pushed us down paths both expected and unexpected.  When I think back to all the fantastic events of this past year, I feel tears of sadness that I am losing them to grade 6 next year.  It has been an honor and pleasure to have taught your students.

Some last notes about next week.  Monday and Tuesday will see grade 5 eat in the MS cafeteria.  Wednesday will be the grade 5 BBQ.  If there are special dietary requirements for this, then it might be a good idea for students to bring some supplementary foods.  The menu is fairly regular with burgers, fries, veggies, fruit and juice.

Thursday morning will be the leavers assembly and grade 5 will be some of the honored guests since they are all leaving the Elementary School.  It is quite a sight to see with the entire school waving to them as they leave the assembly.  I do ask that all the students wear their grade 5 shirt on this day.
On Tuesday students will need their PE kit/uniform as it is Dry and Dodgy day.  Our time is in the afternoon.  After a winner is declared, then the final game is the winning team against the teachers.  This is always a crowd pleaser.

We will spend Monday and Tuesday involved in debates culminating with a final debate on the issue of Globalization: Positive or Negative.

I want to take the time to thank two moms for taking control of the Class Parent position.  Chase's mom did it until they left in December and Matthew's mom did it for the rest of the year.  Both should be commended for their great work.

The school has asked that all students leave at 11:30 on Thursday so please make all arrangements if you student is picked up by a driver or parents.  Thank-you in advance for this.  It helps the school prepare for the contractors who will begin to arrive in the afternoon for the summer works.

Where ever your summer travels take you, please stay safe and have a wonderful break.  Everyone has earned it.  For the two students leaving us we wish you all the best in your new adventure and hope that you stay in contact.

Signing off for the 2017-18 school year.