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Weekly Update Feb. 10th to 14th

Black History Month at St. Teresa

Black History Month celebrations and activities are in full swing at St. Teresa! Read on to discover just a few of the things that are happening in our school.

Kindergarten

Mrs. Mondello’s and Mrs. Malecki’s Kindergarten classes are ready to “BLAST-OFF” on a journey to discover more about Mae Jemison!

The Community Living Classroom

Students in the Community Living Classroom will experience Black History month through sensory activities. The activities, inspired by African Arts and Culture, will include exposure to music and crafts. The rich and meaningful colours of Ghanaian Kente Cloth will also be explored as Teachers and Educational Assistants work with students to create their own Kente Cloth craft.

Mrs. Martin’s Gr. 8 Class

The intermediates explored Alma Thomas who is an African American artist who is known for her colourful abstract paintings. We studied some of her works to find patterns, rhythms and her use of colour. Students were inspired to create their own pieces using the techniques Alma typically uses in her own paintings.

Mrs. La Joie’s Gr. 2 Class

Throughout the month of February, Mrs. LaJoie’s grade 2 students, will be using the inquiry process, to learn about several inspirational individuals. The class will do an inquiry together, highlighting, Willie O’Ree, the 1st Black hockey player. He is a proud Canadian, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was inducted into the NHL, Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018. Following our class inquiry, students  will choose an inspiration individual they want to learn more about. So many amazing individuals…

Ms. De Sousa’s Gr. 6/7 Class

Students in Miss De Sousa’s Grade 6/7 classroom will experience Black History Month in an exploration of a variety of picture books and art pieces centred around important individuals throughout history. With the guidance of the text, “Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights” students will explore the faith connection as they create their own visual representation reflecting their understanding of the power of faith and history.

Ms. Harper’s Gr. 4/5 Class

Grade 4/5s are hard at work researching and learning about the Hidden Figures of NASA! As a class we are putting together a collaborative mural and will be making profiles on each of the three women we’ve studied.

Mrs. Robinson’s and Ms. Musselwhite’s Gr. 1 Classes

The grade ones will be reading the following stories and doing some follow up activities and discussions about bravery, courage and kindness. We will be reading about:
-Ruby Bridges Gr. 1 experiences and challenges
-“Henry’s Freedom Box” – discussing the courage it would take to stand up for yourself
-“This Jazz Man” – researching famous jazz players
-“Whoever You Are”  – exploring what it means to celebrate YOU!

Popcorn On Sale

Socks 4 Souls Campaign

Grade 4s will be collecting clean, new/packaged adult socks until February 14th.

Dogman: The Musical

Gr. 2 and Gr. 3 students will travel to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre to watch Dogman: The Musical on Monday, February 10th.

Gr. 4 Liturgy

Our Gr. 4’s will lead a celebration on Wednesday, February 12th.

Special Parent Council Meeting

Parent Council welcomes ALL parents that would like to attend this special “HOOPLA” planning session to join them in the forum on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30pm.

Valentine’s Day Dance

We will be holding our Valentine’s Day Dance on Thursday, February 13th.

Homework Club

Homework Club will take place on Thursday, February 13th from 3:00pm to 4:15pm for students in grade 3,4,5 and 6 who have registered and are not on a wait list.

P.A. Day

Please note that schools will be closed this Friday, February 14th for a P.A. Day.

Upcoming Events

Feb
3
Mon
Socks 4 Souls Campaign – Grade 4s will be collecting clean, new/packaged adult socks
Feb 3 – Feb 14 all day
Feb
10
Mon
Gr. 2 and 3 Field Trip – Dogman: The Musical
Feb 10 @ 7:55 pm – 8:55 pm
Feb
12
Wed
Gr. 4 Liturgy – time TBD
Feb 12 all day
*SPECIAL* School Council Meeting: HOOPLA Planning – ALL parents are welcome to this important session
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Feb
13
Thu
Valentine’s Day Dance
Feb 13 all day
Homework Club
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Feb
14
Fri
P.A. Day
Feb 14 all day
Feb
17
Mon
Family Day
Feb 17 all day
Feb
19
Wed
“I READ CANADIAN” Day
Feb 19 all day
Feb
20
Thu
Homework Club
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Elementary TeacherWeekly Update Feb. 10th to 14th