Student Learning Survey

On Wednesday February 25th we will be having our grade 7 students to complete the Learning survey.  All grade 7 students will be filling out the survey on this day. Grade 7 Guardians have had a letter sent home and we are encouraging all guardians to complete the survey. If you do not have internet access, please stop by the school and we will provide a computer. We appreciate your feedback.

1000 & Two Nights a Cultural Performance on Feb. 25 at 8:30

1000 & Two Nights is a World Premiere of Izad Etemadi’s play commissioned by Story Theatre.

Izad Etemadi is an Iranian-Canadian artist originally from Victoria, BC. He is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario where he works as an actor, singer, writer and theatre creator. He is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and is the proud recipient of the 2017 Emerging Queer Artist Award from Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.

Izad toured with The Story Theatre Company from 2012-2014 as an actor in Aladdin, The Great Beanstalk Conspiracy and Hey Bully Bully. He is thrilled to be returning to the company as the writer and director of 1000 & Two Nights.

 

1000 & Two Nights offers many of the Big Ideas in the curriculum and has elements of Social Studies, English Language and contains perspectives on many current issues in our expanding world communities.

PINK SHIRT DAY- FEB 26

Class reps presented a video to their classes by Travis Price, founder of Pink Shirt Day.  The video explains the reason why we wear pink on this day! The video link is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb2a4nPBgUY

The reps also introduced Kindness Bingo- which encourages students to complete the squares which each contain a kind act. Students hand the completed bingos in at the office for a button  or bracelet.

In addition, the reps introduced the power of Random Acts of Kindness. They showed a  video that demonstrated how one  kind act can spread to others. They gave each student a mini paper pink shirt on which students can record when someone does a kind act to them. We will collect the mini pink shirts  on a bulletin board in the front foyer.  The video link is below:

We will be encouraging our students to wear pink at the Assembly February 26 at 8:30 am. At the assembly a student band will be playing the song Colors by the Black Pumas. Pink Shirt Day this year  is about celebrating diversity and the song supports this theme. In addition, our X block photography students will be displaying their kindness photos, the Poetry with Pizzazz will be sharing their kindness poems and lastly our LWMS Choir will sing 1, 2, 3 YOU CAN COUNT ON ME! It will be a wonderful celebration of this important day!

PAC FUNDRAISERS

The following is a list of the PAC’s fundraisers for this year and next fall………

Cobbs Bread- Set up an ongoing fundraiser.  When people make a purchase they can put it under Len Wood and PAC gets a portion.

Tupperware and Reusable Bags-  Aiming to roll this out for April, tie it in with an Earth Week.   We are currently looking at a couple of bag style options.

Online Auction and Burger & Beer night-  Fall. Dates TBD.

Sweetlegs-  PAC is currently looking into this idea and if it is a go it will happen asap
Paint and Sip night family style-  Possibly Fall.

Currently PAC has a raffle and there are a few more books available.  Draw date is Feb 29.  We are grateful for the support and efforts of our PAC!

Extreme Leadership

The Leadership students at LWMS chose to focus on a global cause this month. They want action for the Australian animals harmed due to the forest fires.

The students have created a giant heart cookie draw with proceeds going to “Rescue the Roos” and give “Care for the Koalas.” All students will have the opportunity to purchase cookie tickets for 50 cents each. Their names will be put into a draw with the chance to win one of 20 large heart cookies

We are in the middle of some exciting times on the basketball court!

All of our teams have been doing really well, this year.  It’s amazing that our small school has enough players to field two teams for both the Grade 6/7 boys, and the Grade 6/7 girls.  Players were divided evenly based on skill level, and our coaches and sponsors have been teaching them lots about the game.  Each of the four Grade 6/7 teams is undefeated so far!  We’ve had lots of parents coming out to watch, and the energy and support in the community has been amazing!
Our Grade 8 girls and boys have also been doing very well.
The grade 8 boys had a successful regular season, placing 3rd out of 5 teams.  And recently they’ve stepped up their play and have won their first two play off games!  This Monday, Feb 10th, the grade 8 Boys will play Shuswap Middle School for the North Zone Championship!  If they win, they will host the next playoff game for the north and south at PVSS on Thursday, February 13th!  Their hard work and commitment to early morning practices all season, is finally paying off.  I think the boys are excited to try for another upset win on Monday!  Good luck, boys.  Game time is 6:30 p.m at SMS for anyone who wants to come cheer them on.
Our grade 8 girls had a great season, too.  Despite having only a handful of committed players, they managed to compete with all the teams.  Their season finished with a very close playoff game last week against AL Fortune, where they lost by 2 points.  Congratulations, girls, on being resilient and having a great season!
We hope to see some more spectators at all of our remaining games.  Grade 6/7 boys play on Wednesdays after school, and the Grade 6/7 girls play on Thursdays.  There is a schedule posted in our gym.
Lastly, our successes this year wouldn’t be possible for all the amazing coaching and sponsorship.  We wish to send a HUGE THANK-YOU to the following volunteers:
Ms. Holt, Mr. Poirier, Mrs. Poirier, Heather Mason, KArmyn GArroway, Kirsten Isaac, Candace and John Riemersma, Mr. Matthews, Danny Butler, and Mr. Hryniw. Mr. O’Brien and Ms. Turner have been a ref!
There is so much interest and commitment from a very dedicated bunch of student-athletes, as well as coaches and sponsors.

Canadian Geographic Energy Giant Floor Map

Energy production & transmission

Energy is produced in many different places and in many different ways all across Canada. Students will dive into the complex transmission lines that crisscross across our country and explore Canada’s power generation stations, oil refineries, wind farms and more. Students will enjoy learning about the often-unseen system that plays such a big part in their daily lives through engaging, teacher-created activities.