Hi Parents and Hockey Fans!
Students, staff, and their families can enjoy a Flames game and support our school. Tickets can be purchased online at www.flamesgroups.com/CBE. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket purchased goes to your school or a school of your choice. Schools that purchase fewer than 20 tickets will have their donations pooled and donated to the CBE’s Fuel for School Breakfast Program.
Family Dance Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm
Have you got your tickets to the Lake Bonavista School Family Dance? Purchase tickets online at: lakebonavista.yapsody.com Tickets are available until February 11. Contactlbstreasurer1@gmail.com if you would like to buy tickets with cash or cheque.
Everyone loves the Cake Walk! Add a donation of a cake, cupcakes or cookies online, too.
Students and I have made a plan for the school day tomorrow to share our sense of community and caring as a class. Please note:
Valentines (26 students), treats, games are welcome. Pajamas and stuffies are optional.
The theme for Literacy afternoon is “Let’s Read Together”. Students will gather together to participate in a whole-school literacy assembly in the afternoon, followed by an opportunity for families to come and read together in our school environment.
You are welcome to join us and read with your child on February 12th, 2020 starting at 2:00pm and “Let’s Read Together”! (Please note that younger siblings that are not students at LBS are not able to attend)
The MAPSS Movie Event is a month away and it is time to get your tickets!
Students and families of all 3 CBE Montessori Schools are invited to join us for the 4th annual MAPSS Movie Event!
Sat, 7 March 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
Movie – Onward by Disney Pixar
You will notice we are all at one central location: Scotiabank Theatre Chinook. We are looking forward to the event and seeing many of you there.
MAPSS March 7th 2020 Movie Event
Family Dance Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm
Have you got your tickets to the Lake Bonavista School Family Dance? Purchase tickets online at: lakebonavista.yapsody.com Tickets are available until February 11. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to buy tickets with cash or cheque.
Everyone loves the Cake Walk! Add a donation of a cake, cupcakes or cookies online, too.
Thank you to school council for supporting Netball for Physical Education. Our class had sessions all week and have learned a lot about this game and did a great job of developing team work and adapting to new rules!
Literacy afternoon is February 12th. Students will gather together to participate in a whole-school literacy assembly in the afternoon, followed by an opportunity for families to come and read together in our school environment.
You are welcome to join us and read with your child on February 12th, 2020 starting at 2:00pm (Please note that younger siblings that are not students at LBS are not able to attend)
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for Kindergarten and students new to LBS in grades 1 and 2 began this past Monday. If you know families who are interested in coming to LBS for the next school year, please let them know we are in full swing and registration is open until Tuesday, February 11 at noon.
Students who currently attend Lake Bonavista School are automatically registered to continue here for the next school year. If you are moving or planning to attend a different school in the fall, please advise the school office either in person, or send an email to email@example.com so we can include this information as we plan for the upcoming school year.
Messages from School Council
Thank you to all families who have already contributed to our In-Kind-Donation optional fundraiser. All In-Kind donations go directly to School Council and benefit classrooms. This fundraiser will be available all year. We are now on our way to achieving our goal of $14,800! In order to reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise the equivalent of $40 per student to provide the same ongoing support of previous years.
School Council has received their charitable status so are able to issue tax receipts for donations of $25 or more.
Unfortunately, the fundraising initiative with Spud.ca is coming to an end. We have received notification that they are discontinuing their fundraising program.
The next School Council meeting is Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons at LBS. We hope to see you there!
At Lake Bonavista School, we love to go outside in all kinds of weather. Students enjoy the fresh air outside during the lunch recess, afternoon recess and when engaging in learning tasks outdoors. All students need to be prepared with appropriate outerwear every day.
Safety of our students is of utmost importance. There is no parking or stopping in front of the school during drop off and pick up times. We have 9+ buses that drop off and pick up students each day. An alternative to parking in front of the school during drop off and pick up is to park at the south end of the field or on the south-east side of the school.
We would also like to draw your attention to the importance of crossing the road with care, and never jaywalking in-between busses/vehicles when they are parked. It is a good idea to walk, not run, make eye contact with drivers, and wait until traffic has stopped before crossing at a crosswalk. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Students in grades 4,5 and 6 are invited to join Crib club beginning on Wednesday Feb 5th. No experience is required.
Upcoming Dates to Note:
Jan. 30 Report Cards go home
Jan. 30 MAPSS Peace Night
Jan. 31 Non-Instruction Day – No Students
Feb 13-14 Teacher/Staff Convention – No Students
Feb. 17 Family Day – No Students
Feb. 18 School Council meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 LBS Specific Non-Instruction Day – No Students
A reminder that recorders will start for all students in grades 3-6 beginning Monday February 3 and Tuesday February 4. This unit will be ongoing and is expected to wrap up the week before Spring Break (week of March 16). It is expected that students will have their recorder at school for every Music class.
-Rooms 2, 3,7, and 17 have Music on Monday and Wednesday
-Rooms 4,5, and 16 have Music on Tuesday and Thursday
If your child ordered a recorder, they will receive it on Monday or Tuesday. If your child is bringing a recorder from home they need to have it here for their first recorder class as listed above.
Thank you for your support of this very important music activity.
Lake Bonavista School is participating in Netball from February 3-7h in our gymnasium. This sport involves foundational movement skills such as jumping, running, throwing, and catching. As described on the Netball Alberta website (www.netballalberta.com
Celebrating over 40 Years of netball in Alberta. Proudly championing the growth and excellence of netball in Alberta since 1975. Our Vision: Our vision is an inclusive community driving recognition, participation and excellence of netball throughout Alberta.
): “Netball is an exciting, fast and skillful game of fair contest: It is a game in which two teams of seven players each strive to keep or gain possession of the ball. Players have specified areas in which they can move.”
Parent Council has graciously provided the funding to bring this event into our school.
Consent forms will be sent home in your child’s communication folder. Please sign and return the forms so your child is able to participate in this fun LBS event!
Thank you to everyone who has made a generous contribution to Lake Bonavista Improvement Society’s IN-KIND-DONATIONS. We have raised just over $3000 this year! You can make a donation at any time throughout the school year. If you would like to donate, please click on the link below for a copy of the donation form.
Donations over $25.00 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
In order to reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise an additional $40 per student to provide the same ongoing support as in previous years.
Please make cheques payable to LBIS (Lake Bonavista Improvement Society)
There is NO SCHOOL for students tomorrow January 17th.
All students have received a recorder notice and order form this week. If you wish to order a recorder for your child at a cost of $4.50, please return the form with cash or cheque payment or online reference # by Monday January 20. This order deadline is in place to make sure that the recorders will arrive in time for our February 3 start.
This is also a good opportunity for the students who purchased their recorder in a previous year to make sure they can find it prior to the January 20 order deadline.
If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email.
Happy New Year!!
We will begin gymnastics in our regularly scheduled gym classes on Monday, January 6, 2020. The gymnastics unit will last approximately four weeks. Safety routines, cooperation and good sportsmanship are taught and reviewed in each class.
This physical activity opportunity will help students acquire individual skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities.
It is important for students to come to school prepared for being actively engaged. The following guidelines are very helpful…
HEAD TO TOE - READY TO GO!!!
Head ....................... long hair pulled back
Ears/Throat/Wrist ............... jewelry off
Shirt.................................. one layer shirt
Waist ................................................tucked in
Pants.........................sporty pants or shorts, no belts or zippers
Ankles..........................pants rolled up if ankles are covered
Toes...............running shoes, gymnastic slippers or bare feet (no footed tights)
“Playing & moving safely is everyone’s responsibility”
Lake Bonavista School is looking for donations of board games, card games, puzzles and coloring books. If you have any gently used games that your family has outgrown, would you consider donating them to the school?
We are particularly interested in ‘classic’ games, as well as any additional games or puzzles that are appropriate for approximately ages 5-12, multi-player, and support turn taking and collaboration. Please only send games complete with all pieces, and that do not require batteries, plugging in, or access to computers/tablets or other technology.
Our wish-list includes, but is not limited to:
Puzzles under 100 pieces
Variations of Memory
Chutes and Ladders
Eye Found It! Games
Animal Upon Animal
Lake Bonavista School
Please remember to send in Secret Santa gifts by Wednesday morning. If your student will be absent or unable to bring in their Secret Santa gift, please send me a quick note so that no students are left without a gift for the exchange.
Thursday is pajama day in our classroom and it is also "Winter Sweater" day school wide.
Thank you parents, for your support and understanding of my absence during our school's parent teacher conferences. Please log in to your CBE account to book a 15 minute conference on December 18th, if you are available. In the event that the 18th doesn't work for you, please reach out via email to arrange a meeting upon returning to school after the winter break. I am very much looking forward to meeting with everyone.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped support our AARCS fundraiser! We tried to make extra treats last year since the treats were such a hit! We’ve even heard from quite a few families that the recipes we used this year were very well received by the cats and dogs enjoying them!
Our goal was to raise $500 this year and we currently have raised $374. We have sold out of dog treats but still have several cat treats available. We will continue to sell the cat treats on Monday in the office for $3 if you are interested, and will also be taking donations if you would like to contribute.
Thanks again for all of your support!
Secret Santa: Please send your child's secret Santa gift by Wednesday December 18th if possible. To accommodate some students who will be away on the 19th, we will be exchanging gifts on the 18th instead of the originally chosen date of the December 19th.
Just a reminder that the dress rehearsals for our Winter Concert are tomorrow. Students have been reminded to dress in the the attire they will be wearing for the evening concert. Our class dress rehearsal will be at 12:45 pm, please join us if you can. No tickets are needed for the rehearsal show. Please remember to bring an non perishable food item for the Mayor's Food Drive as well as a few dollars to buy treats for your furry friends to support the AARCS fundraiser.
In the event that you are not able to use both of your tickets to the evening show, please send the tickets back to the school for others to use.
Thursday December 12
- Daytime Concerts @ 9:30 am for 6 pm concert, 12:45 pm for 7:30 pm show
- Winter Concert - 6 pm & 7:30 pm (Doors open 20 minutes prior to each concert)
- AARCS fundraiser during daytime and evening concerts
Friday, December 13
December 17 Caroling @ 12:45 pm
December 18 Caroling @ 8:30 am
December 19 Holiday Sweater Day and Caroling @ 12:45 pm
Please email if you would like to schedule a conference time with me before the winter break.
Rooms 12, 16, 13 and 4 are doing another fundraiser this year to raise money for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). During the daytime and evening winter concert shows on Thursday, December 12th, we will be selling homemade Crunchy Tuna Cat Treats and Wowbutter Banana Dog Bites. Each bag will cost $3 and all proceeds will go towards AARCS to help ensure the animals in their care have their basic necessities this holiday season. Please bring cash if you are interested in purchasing treats for your own pets or as a holiday gift! Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions please email Ms. Midgley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Ireland (email@example.com)
WINTER CONCERT UPDATE:
Tickets for the winter concert evening performances on Thursday, December 12 (6:00pm and 7:30pm) will be sent home with students on Monday, December 9. Remember to bring your tickets to the concert with you as they are required for entrance to the evening performances.
No tickets are needed for the daytime performances (9:30am and 12:45pm).
In-Kind-Donation is an optional fundraiser for families who would like all their donations to go directly to school council and benefit the classrooms. Please help our school with your donation to achieve our goal of $14,800.
School Council has received their charitable status and are now able to issue tax receipts. We will be issuing tax receipts at $25 dollars or greater. In order to reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise an additional $40 per student to provide the same ongoing support of previous years. This fundraiser will be available all year. Please make cheques out to LBIS (Lake Bonavista Improvement Society). In-Kind Donations details attached: LBSCouncilInkind Donations.pdf
HOLIDAY SWEATER DAY:
Thursday, December 19 is HOLIDAY SWEATER DAY! Wear your favorite cozy, holiday sweater to school.
UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE:
Dec. 19 Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
Dec. 20 Non-Instructional Day (No Students)
Dec. 23 – Jan. 5 Winter Break
Jan. 6 Classes Resume
Our school is participating in the 31st Annual Mayor’s Food Drive. We will be accepting non-perishable food items for donation to the Calgary Food Bank at all of the performances and throughout December until December 19.
Thank you for your generous donations!
We are looking for a few donations of the following items in order to create some of the set for the Winter Concert.
- Wrapping paper – sufficient to wrap large and medium sized boxes
- Scrapbook paper appropriate to make snowflakes
We are going to be performing the musical Jingle All the Way! for the Winter Concert on Thursday December 12.
Both Grade 5/6 classes will be performing the acting roles. Ms. Burnham’s class will be performing in the 6:00 show and Ms. Mumford’s class will be performing in the 7:30 show.
Please see below for costume requests if I haven’t spoken to you (or your student) already:
Kids: Winter wear that they won’t get too warm in. For example, a winter hat, gloves, sweater or vest.
Elves: Please wear Green if possible. An alternative could be black. I have hats for them to wear.
Reindeer: Please wear brown if possible. An alternative could be black. I have Antlers for them to wear.
Ms. Burnham’s class needs to be at school at 5:40 pm and Ms. Mumford’s class needs to be at school at 7:10 pm on Thursday Dec. 12.
Thank you for your support, the students are excited!
Our Remembrance Day Assembly will be held this Friday at 10:30 am. We welcome families to attend. Poppies will be available as you enter the school and we thankfully welcome any poppy donations.
As you may already know, the Students In Action Club is holding a food drive for the Veteran Food Bank. If you would like to make a donation to aid in showing our school community's generosity and appreciation, you may bring a non-perishable food item to the assembly or send it with your child on or before Friday, November 15th.
Wednesday October 30 - Assembly at 1:10
Thursday, October 31-
Whole school parade begins at 1:00. Please do not send full face covered masks or weapons with student costumes.
Our class welcomes nut free snacks for the class.
Rooms 17 and 16 are hosting our school's Remembrance Day Assembly on November 8th at 10:20 am. Family is welcome to join for this special gathering.