1 Wakefield Elementary School

March Newsletter

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Welcome Back! We hope everyone enjoyed a fun-filled March Break!

New this March we are asking that students arriving after homeroom (8:20am) be signed in at the office by a parent/adult responsible. This helps us keep a more accurate attendance.

FIELD TRIPS

Grade 1 will visit the National Gallery on Thursday, March 12th. The cost of this trip is covered by the activity fee.
Grade 5 students will participate in an overnight trip at MacGlashan Lake on Thursday March 12th to the 13th, as part of our environmental studies. Mr. Earwaker, our Environmental Program Consultant will also attend.

Grade 6 students will visit Hadley Junior High School on Friday, March 13th.

Don’t forget to wear green on March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day!

NATIVE LEGENDS-CYCLE 2.1

On March 17th, Mme. Sylvie’s Grade 3 class will participate in a Native Legends study with Mr. Earwaker. Miss Helen’s class will work with Mr. E on March 18th.

CULTURE IN THE SCHOOL

Beginning on March 19th, our Cycle 2.1 and Cycle 3 students will be participating in a brand new art program. The Culture in the School program allows students to participate, for an extended period of 4 to 12 weeks, in a project involving artistic exploration and offers professional artists the opportunity to spend time in the school environment. Students involved will be creating a permanent structure in front of our building with the help of Marc Walter, a local Wakefield artist. Stay tuned for additional info as we keep you posted along the way. A great spring project!

AUTHORS IN THE SCHOOL

The Authors in the Schools program takes place March 24, 25 and 26th. Authors Lysette Brochu and Jo-Anne Rioux will work with students from K5-Grade 6. This program gives students and teachers the opportunity to meet a professional writer and to exchange ideas about writing, language and literature as well as participate in workshops.

DEBATE TEAM

Our Cycle 3 debate team will compete on Friday, March 27th at Pontiac High School.