Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Hello Folks.  Big congratulations to Meika and Emilia for a fantastic performance in Alice in Wonderland.

We have a few things to finish up this week:
1. Health - violence poster is due tomorrow and the journal is due on Friday;
2. Math 7 - Lesson 3.7, practice questions 1 - 4 are due tomorrow;
3. Haunted House pictures due tomorrow;
4. Arts Ed - there will be a full pod rehearsal of Thriller during first recess tomorrow;
5. Pumpkin carving contest closes tomorrow - get your creations in!!!!
6. Halloween Dance during the afternoon on Friday;
7. Thriller performance at Victoria Square Mall at 5:30 pm on Friday.

Next week . . .
Monday, November 2nd - ELA: Character Sketch is due and we will have a brief quiz on Chapter 4 of the Outsiders.
Friday, November 6th - PD Day:  No school for students.

Be sure to check the blogs of the other teachers for homework in other subject areas.  Please be sure to pay online for today`s field trip if you have not already done so.  Thank you to those students who paid on time (thank you parents!!!).

Monday, 26 October 2015

Happy Halloween Week, otherwise known as week of insanity.  Here's hoping we can get through to the end of Friday without too many shenanigans.  We already started off Monday morning with what looked and smelled like an exploded purple minion.  GROSS!!!!

The SLC is collecting money for UNICEF, by raffling off pre-beautified pumpkins and candy buckets.  Tickets are $1.00 for four and will be sold every recess till Thursday.  On Friday afternoon we are having a Halloween dance.  Costumes are permitted for the afternoon only as long as no toy weapons are brought as props, and no masks please.  We need to know who everyone is at all times.

Homework for this week:
Tuff Collages - were due today.  Hand in tomorrow if you haven't done so already;
Reading strategies "Making Predictions": due tomorrow;
Health - Violence Posters:  due Thursday, violence journals: due Friday;

On Wednesday, all four grade 7/8 classes are attending the Do It With Class production of Ă€lice in Wonderland`.  Students are reminded to bring a lunch to school that day as we will be eating in our classrooms at 11:20 am and catching the bus to Darke Hall by 11:40 am.  Photo retakes are also scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, so the Grade 7/8 students requiring retakes, will be accommodated at 11:00 am.  Please pay online, $11.60, before Wednesday.

Remember to attend the Flash Mob Thriller Dance at Victoria Square Mall on Friday at 5:30 pm.

That`s all for now folks.  Have a good one.

Thursday, 15 October 2015


Nice work on the magazine sales, everyone.  Keep it coming to see your favourite male teachers in heals.  

Friday, 2 October 2015

Happy Friday everyone.  It's great to see so much effort put into the gym blast spirit.  I know it's going to be a fabulous afternoon.

Homework reminders for the weekend:
Health: Random Acts of Kindness assignment is due Monday, Oct. 5th; Health Relationships Test on Tuesday, Oct. 6th; Dear Supporteen Letter due Wednesday, Oct. 7th.
ELA:  Reading Strategies due next Tuesday, Oct. 13th (day 3).
Math 7: Worksheet 3.5 due Monday, Oct. 5th.

Picture order forms are due Tuesday, October 6th.  Remember to return geocaching permission slips, showing online payment receipt number, ASAP.   Jack MacKenzie clothing orders are due on Wednesday, October 7th.  A letter/permission slip is going home today regarding Mini We Day at Campbell Collegiate on October 14th.  There is no charge for this.  Please return the permission slip by Tuesday, October 6th.

October dates to remember:
Tuesday, October 6th - Picture orders due;
Thursday, October 8th - Green Day;
Friday, October 9th - PD Day, no school for students;
Monday, October 12th - Thanksgiving Holiday, no school;
Wednesday, October 14th - Mini We Day at Campbell Collegiate.
Friday, October 16th - Green Day;
Thursday, October 22nd - Geocaching Field Trip;
Friday, October 23rd - Green Day;
Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th - SLC activities;
Friday, October 30th - Halloween Dance.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Good afternoon everyone. We are off to a busy afternoon with Volleyball games.  Good luck to our Boys A Volleyball team and our Girl's B Volleyball team.

Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day so please wear orange.

Health Assignments:  Random Acts of Kindness - due Monday Oct. 5, Health Relationship Test - due Tuesday, Oct. 6, Dear Supporteen Letter - due Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Remember to get your Geocaching permission slip in, with your receipt number recorded.

That's all folks.  Have a great evening and I'll see you tomorrow.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Ok, so I guess "rain or shine" does not actually mean "rain or shine".  Apparently, the track, pits and field at Douglas Park were too water-logged and not in the best condition for holding a track meet.  We will try again next Thursday, September 22nd.

Tomorrow is Green Day.  Please come dressed in green to support our Riders (also we need to beat the other grade 7/8 classes).

Grade 7 Math:  Divisibility rules and examples are due tomorrow.  As well, we will be writing the Post-Assessment tomorrow.

Mr. DuMont's Grade 8 Math: 1.3 due tomorrow.

Have a fabulous evening and I will see you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Remember:  Tomorrow is Track and Field Day - rain or shine!!!  Come dressed for the weather.  Bring a lunch and a water bottle.

See you tomorrow.