Rise Class News

March 2016

Spring is Here!

With spring finally here it's time to start our seedlings for our vegetable garden. The class started in the courtyard in the fall and we have already planted two types of garlic and a plethora of daffodils. The next step is to start our seedlings. Old egg cartons make fantastic containers for the seedlings so if you have any please send them in.

This is also a good time to think about the fact that honey bees are disappearing. Did you know that 1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators who spread the pollen that crops need to grow. This includes many of our favourite foods such as apples, almonds, coffee and honey. We can help the bees by planting more wildflowers. Bees need wildflower pollen and nectar to stay happy and healthy. Cheerios is giving away 35 million wildflower seeds. If you would like to help go to http://bringbackthebees.ca to order your free seeds and enter their contest for a $5000 garden makeover.

Progress Reports

Progress reports were distributed on Friday, March 11th. These are just an early look at your student's progress but please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

OSSLT - March 31, 2016

Every year eligible grade 10 students write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. This year the test will be written on Thursday, March 31st. You should receive confirmation if your student is writing this year. If not, students will remain at home that day and should be working independently on course work.

Save the Date

April 28th 4:30 pm – 6 pm

The APC is having our first Parent’s Night.

More information will be sent home soon.

School Holidays

Good Friday - Friday, March 25th

Easter Monday – Monday, March 28th

Our Staff

Karen Whattam - Rise Teacher

Joey - John Howard Society Youth Worker

Natasha – Educational Assistant