For the Week of Nov 13, 2023
Working together; succeeding together.
Grade 12s Host a Wonderful Remembrance Day Service
I think this was a wonderful addition to the service as it moved the idea of Remembrance from conceptual to concrete. We had hoped to do something similar in highlighting the members of our Bears family who had or are currently serving, in the days leading up to the Service on Thursday. Mrs. Young and I had not collaborated, but both found it important to put a human face on Remembrance, faces that are very familiar, both locally and as part of our Canadian culture. Remembrance is not about a day or a poppy; it is about the many who went, the many who did not come home, and the many who came home forever changed. Thank you to all who serve, have served, and will serve. A very wise friend recently wrote and opinion piece on Remembrance Day, in that piece he says, "lest we forget is better than alas, we forgot.".
Report Cards Release on Friday
If you would like a paper copy sent home with your child, please complete the form below.
A separate form MUST be completed for each student.
Edsby allows you to check on your child's current progress in their classes. Check our family handbook (link below) for a key to the completion codes that you will see in Edsby.
If you are having trouble accessing Edsby for any reason, contact the school and we will do our best to problem-solve with you.
Book Fair A Huge Success
Huge shout out to Mrs. Christianson, Mrs. Binkley, Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Patchin, and anyone else who had anything to do with making the book fair such a huge success.
Stay tuned for our second book fair (that's right we're having 2) in March.
Next Staff vs. Student is
Volunteers and Athletes of the Month
Volunteer of the month.
Ms. Fendelet is new to Bears Athletics but has been quick to pick up the ball. She been adding her experience with volleyball by helping out coaching as well as officiating. She demonstrates the benefits of what extra curricular activities can bring to students, school and the building of lifelong relationships. Thank you for your help and good luck in your future in teaching and athletics.
Athletes of the Month
Amanda Mielke is one of our athletes of the month through her outstanding work in volleyball. Amanda is a skilled player but her biggest asset is her attitude, work ethic, refusal to quit, and motivation she brings to her squad. She is the type of player others respect her craft and listen to. Good work Amanda.
Ava Tiedjens is a very hard-working athlete. She always gives her full effort both at practice and during games. She is a positive leader on her team and helps build her teammates up to help them play better. She is always working to improve her play and takes feedback well. Nice job Ava.
Check Your Punch Card Balance
Please note, as we get used to this new system, please be aware that punch card balances may be up to 1 week behind.
You can click the button below to check on how much your child has left on his/her punch card. To help support privacy, we have developed account numbers for each student. The account number is their grade followed by the last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file. For example, my son Noah is in grade 5. His account number would be 059017.
Once you click the link below and find your child's account number, you will see a number to the left of their account number (i.e. 17). That number will not change, so you only have to remember that number going forward.
We hope that this will help our families.