School Newsletter, April 18, 2011

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CELEBRATING RESPECT
Throughout this school year, we have repeated the message
over and over: Treat other people the way you would like to
be treated yourself.  Now it’s time to celebrate with the
students who have been practicing respect all year.  So on
May 5th (K-3) and 13th (4-7) students who do not have serious
discipline referrals to the office for violence, bullying, or
repeated classroom misbehavior will be invited to party by
the pool with their friends.  The party will include music,
games, prizes and fun for all.    The school and PAC will share
the cost of this event, so there will be no charge to students.
Permission forms will be sent home later this week. In order
to make this event a hit, we would love to have lots of
parents join us on deck (not required to wear bathing suit) to
help with special activities.  Please contact Mrs. Schreiner in
the office to volunteer or ask questions. Parents of students
with recent serious behaviour problems will be contacted by
phone by Mr. Fleck or Mr. Watt to explain what their children
will do in lieu of going on the trip.
GRADE 1 FRENCH IMMERSION
It is still possible for kindergarten students to transfer into
French Immersion in the grade on year.  For more
information, please contact Mr. Fleck in our office.
EGG DROP!!!  THURSDAY 21ST
Heather Park School will be dropping, cracking, and breaking
eggs!  Start planning your project now!  You will need to
construct a container which will keep an egg from breaking
when it is dropped from the school’s roof. Students can bring
their “Eggsperiment” to the gym in the morning. Please make
sure that your name and division are clearly marked or firmly
attached to your project. Rules:
1.   The egg must be whole, raw and sealed in a plastic baggie inside
the container.
2.   The container must be fairly easy to open, to check to see
whether the egg survived the fall.
3.   Most containers will probably be thrown away after being
opened.
Remember, on Thursday students will be outside for an
extended time during the Egg Drop Challenge. Please dress
appropriately.

MOUSTACHE DAY APRIL 28 TH
Get creative, draw them, paint them, make them out of yarn,
etc. Anything goes: handle bar, Hulk Hogan, Fu Manchu or fat
and furry!  Wear them and have FUN on April 28th!!!
HOCKEY ACADEMY
Applications for the Hockey Academy are being accepted for
Grade 4 – 7’s.for September. Applications are in the office or
please feel to contact Bev Schreiner at 250-962-1811 or
bschreiner@sd57.bc.ca
VALUES DAY ASSEMBLY TUESDAY 26TH
Andre Genthron of Individual Impact will lead the students
through an interactive presentation that will encourage youth
to achieve individual success by fostering values and good
behaviour.
CANADIAN CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE
Please take the time to have a look at the bulletin board in
the front foyer promoting cancer awareness and honoring
those who have battled cancer.  We encourage friends, family
and students to add a daffodil to the board with the name of
a loved one. To tie in with this, Heather Park will be
continuing with the past tradition of raising funds to battle
cancer and help find a cure.  On May 12 there will be an
assembly where students who have bought tickets can have
their name drawn and will then have the choice of either
throwing a pie in a teachers face or having a teacher throw
the pie at them!!  Tickets will be on sale the week of May 9th
for only $1 each.  All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer
Society Relay for Life.  Thanks for your support.
CALENDAR
April 21                 Egg Drop
April 21                 Locker Clean out
April 22   Good Friday – no school
April 25   Easter Monday – no school
April 26   Values Assembly
April 28        Moustache Day
May 5     Primary Pool Party