- Please return library books by Tuesday for exchange.
- BEST is having a spring plant fundraiser. Order deadline is Monday, May 3 and plant pick up date is Friday, May 21.
- Friday, May 7 pizza will be delivered if you ordered from the PAC.
- Friday, May 7 is a Fresh Air Friday. Please dress your child appropriately. The river is beginning to come up and once the beach is gone we will be staying on the school grounds for FAF activities.
- Sunday, May 9 is Mother's Day. Enjoy!
- BEST yearbooks are $20 and can be ordered via the form that came home or through the office. They are usually delivered at the end of the year.
- Parents know to read to their kids at night, but what about math? Bed Time Math's goal is simple: to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives, as beloved as the bedtime story. Targeted for kids ages 3-9, Bedtime Math sends parents a fun, new math problem every day, on everything from electric eels and chocolate chips to roller coasters and flamingoes. Check it out!
- Scholastic digi-flyers for May can be found here.
- The BEST newsletter can be found here.
- Check out what Mrs. Phillips is doing with Team Awesome here.
- May sight words are: are, her, him, how, out, play, this, when, your. If a word comes up repeatedly in our studies we will sometimes add it to our words for the month. Please feel free to practice them at home.
Because its never too soon to get kids involved in yard care!
Colour & Light
Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day and the theme this year is “Restore Our Earth.” It’s dedicated to focusing on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems,” reports EarthDay.org. We must Restore Our Earth not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. Every one of us needs a healthy Earth to support our livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity. Together, we can Restore Our Earth. From April 20-22, join the world’s leaders for Earth Day 2021.
Day of Sucwentwecw
On April 7, schools across SD 73 held virtual assemblies and activities to honour and recognize Secwepemc and Nlaka'Pamux territory as well as other First Nations and Aboriginal groups. In Kamloops Thompson School District this is now known as the "Day of Sucwentwecw." Sucwentwecw (sook-went-wa) means to acknowledge one another. During this day a number of events, activities and assemblies were held to recognize the Secwepemc and Nlaka'Pamux Nation and to teach students and staff about the traditional aboriginal and First Nations people, their histories and the territories SD 73 now occupies. The theme for this year's Day of Sucwentwecw was 'Learning Together in Memory, History and Story Using Aboriginal Perspectives'.
At BEST we used the resources provided for us virtually by the District. Team Awesome watched a story told by Kenthen Thomas called 'How Coyote Loses the Animal People's Voices' and learned about talking sticks and how they are used. We each proceeded to make our own talking stick to take home. Afterward we joined Ms. Roxanne Letterlough outside to participate in some dancing, which we loved.
The Day of Sucwentwecw is a day to celebrate and acknowledge one another and I would like to think that we at BEST do just that every day and not solely on April 7.
Wednesday, April 14 is an early dismissal day as it is time for another Point of Progress report. Team Awesome will go home at 11:20. We will be setting up very short appointments to meet with parents for a Point of Progress report that week from Monday, April 12- Friday, April 16. If you would like to meet in person for a 'distanced' chat outside, please sign up for a time here. We have 21 spaces available that week but can set up times the following week as needed. If you do not sign up for a spot we will assume you prefer an email. Also expect a self assessment to come home next week which says Student Reflections on the top and focusses on Personal Awareness and Responsibility. We look forward to seeing you!
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