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Monday, 4 November 2013

Busy Week Ahead

The students are going to have an amazing experience with Hands On Science on Tuesday.  If you click on the highlighted words, you can get to their website to learn more about their programming.  It is well worth the money and I love that they come to us!  Thank you to the three parents who volunteered and I am hoping that another one will step up as there are four bridge stations to man.  The expenses for this field trip come out of the fees that you paid earlier in the school year.

On Wednesday the students will be actively involved with our assembly.  We will be focusing on the poem In Flanders Field. It was written by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John MacCrae during the First World War.  Remember that the school would like to show the students through a powerful visual, how many soldiers have touched our own lives.  If you have a family member that served in our military any time in the past or is currently serving, please send in his or her name along with any pertinent information and the child who that soldier is related to and we will put it up on our wall of remembrance.

Friday brings more learning through hands on learning as Clay For Kids works with students in three different Madonna classrooms.  There are four parents already sworn to secrecy because our projects are going to become the students' gifts to their families for Christmas.  The students learn so much through this experience and often find out that they have talent that they did not know about!

I will be spending Monday, November 11 at the cenotaph in front of Edmonton city hall, as I have every year since I married my husband.  We used to go with Grandpa, who was a member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and served as honourary colonel a few years back.  Now my sons lay a wreath to honour their Grandfather, and his two brothers who all served so that we can have the freedom we enjoy.  Please help your children learn, through your actions, that two minutes of silence is 'just a pittance of time' 

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