Welcome back to all Grade 8 parents!
Please be sure to send in all the required forms as soon as you can.
I look forward to meeting many of you at the Pizza Party this week!
As a fundraiser for the Ottawa trip, Grade 8s are selling pies and tarts from Dales Bakery in Tara. Pies and Tarts (6/pk) are each sold for $12. All grade 8s have been given an order form, extras are available at the office.
Please have the order forms returned by May 23rd. Pickup is May 31st from 3pm to 6pm.
We will be performing at the spring concert Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30pm. Almost all students play a role in the performance and are expected to be present. Please have students to the school no later than 6:15pm.
Please come watch!
Something that a number of students may be interested in attending
Mini Comic-Con® Teen Art Contest happening at Walkerton Branch Library
Bruce County Public Library is hosting its first ever Mini Comic-Con® Saturday, March 9 at Walkerton Branch Library and as part of the celebrations, offering a fan art contest just for teens! Whether you love anime, Harry Potter, hobbits, Archie or Stranger Things; paint, pencils or mixed media, the library will happily display your artistic homage to your favourite fandom! The winner of the contest will receive a prize package of art supplies from The Colour Jar in Durham, plus all submissions will be displayed on the Art Wall at the Walkerton Branch Library throughout the entire month of March. The deadline for submissions is February 22. There’s a few small rules, so before you begin, please contact your local Bruce County Public Library Branch to pick up a registration package. Winner will be chosen by fans the day of the event.
We are very lucky to have Mrs. Hogenbirk join our school and classroom. Mrs. Hogenbirk will teach 8T all day on Fridays as I am out of the classroom as "lead teacher." Kaitlin is coming from Wiarton where she was teaching Grade 7/8. I am very confident having Kaitlin in our the classroom. I know that she shares many of the same philosophies as I do so students will feel consistency on Fridays when she is in the room. Not only is Kaitlin an amazing teacher, she brings with her a variety of experiential learning opportunities that 8T will get to experience.
Mrs. Hogenbirk has spent 1 day with 8T, and I believe that almost all students mentioned to me at least once that the class likes her more than they like me! Which, I did predict would happen.
I have wanted to create a classroom website since getting my permanent position at EHCPS. It has taken over two years for a variety of reasons, mostly my lack of knowledge about creating/ maintaining a website. However, last year as part of a classroom project to spread awareness on a global issue, two students (Sam Dvernychuk and Alyssa Lawrence) created an outstanding website to inform visitors about poverty around the world. They had never created a website before and worked through all the difficulties they encountered. This really inspired me to push my insecurities to the side and take the plunge to creating a classroom website.
My goals for this website are to improve parent communication and allow a glimpse into our classroom. You will find a calendar with all the important upcoming dates, and a variety of classroom updates. These updates will be in the form of blogs written to talk about past events or upcoming events. I hope to even have students writing these blog posts. Under classroom updates you will also find a homework page that is updated daily, and some of our bigger assignment sheets. I hope these pages allow students to stay up to date and allow guardians the opportunity to feel connected to the classroom.
Finally the contact page allows guardians an opportunity to provide feedback of any sort directly to me. If there is anything that you would like to see on the site, please let me know, this is certainly a work in progress.