A gift from the Gators…

It feels like we comment on how fast time flies every month and this month is no different. We are counting down in hours now until our winter break, however, we have witnessed some terrific things in and out of the classroom from our Gators.

We started the month with some great learning together as a staff and enjoyed the chance to set a course for ourselves moving forward in this busy time of year..

As we have progressed through the month we have celebrated the growth of our Band students in the Sheldon Williams Area Band in grades 6-8 in their Winter Concert. It is so cool to see our students progressing in their abilities concert to concert and year to year. Under the guidance of Mrs. Stennes and Ms. Gasparic-Block our Gators are showing tremendous growth and joy in the opportunity they have.

The next night, “Kids singing songs and stuff” had its world premiere under the watchful eye of writer and director Mr. Norman. Our entire community who were able to make it out enjoyed our show tremendously. Students and staff had a pile of fun as classes shared various “songs and stuff” (yes we are being ironic). Following our show our School Community Council hosted their annual Hot Chocolate Social which was super well attended as always.

Our grade 5-8 were very fortunate to have a visit from Saskatchewan Roughrider, Henoc Muamba, last week. Henoc shared a moving presentation that challenged students and staff to pursue greatness in all that we do. Following our concert where we saw students doing wonderful things it was a timely reminder to continue on that path. Henoc discussed with us a pathway to success and ways that positive peer pressure can push us along the pathway we should all desire.

We are very excited about the grade 7/8 Cardboard Arcade that is happening this week on Wednesday through the day for our students and in the evening for the community. The event is an opportunity for our students to give back to our greater city community. Donations of non-perishable food and clothing are the entry and user fee for the event with proceeds to the Food Bank and Salvation Army. I can tell you I am excited to see this event occur as our students have been working hard and have been very creative in the games they have created.

As we enter this Holiday season I want to wish you all a wonderful and restful break. Thank you for a wonderful first four months…I am excited to see what the rest of this school year holds.

Go Gators!
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