Our wonderful Early Learning Advocate & District Literacy Resource Teacher Deanna Steptoe has written a grant and was recently awarded money from the Stollery Foundation for a summer literacy project! The project includes 16 books for each grade one student at BEST to take home over the summer. The students will select books that are of interest to them and they will be sent home with the children at the end of June, to be returned in September. There is also funding for a Bright Red Book Bus for the district. The bus will visit Bert Edwards one day a week throughout the summer. Our scheduled day at Bert Edwards will be every Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00 pm beginning the first week of July. The Bright Red Book Bus will be promoted through newsletters, brochures/posters, a book bus visit to the school, and a parent workshop. Plan on visiting the Bus with your children throughout the summer for great reading books!
Yearbook sales are drawing to a close. This is your last chance to pick up a book, so if you haven't put in your order please do so ASAP in the main office ($20 paid in advance). Parents with photos of students doing school activities are asked to please bring them in to the office as we are presently building the yearbook and need more pictures.
As the season moves toward summer the children are coming to school in clothes meant for warmer weather. BEST has a dress code that parents may not be aware of and some of the parameters in the dress code directly affects summer clothing. Please make yourself familiar with the school dress code below.
DRESS CODE @ BEST
It is the policy of School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) and Bert Edwards Science & Technology School that “Students are expected to dress in a manner that reflects purpose and propriety”. Students at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School are expected to use the following guidelines when selecting their school wardrobe:
•Dress in an appropriate fashion for school.
•Clothing shall not distract from the teaching / learning situation.
•Clothing with offensive words, slogans, or pictures are considered inappropriate.
•Clothing, insignias, symbols or adornments that promotes alcohol, drugs or tobacco products are not appropriate.
•Clothing which features phrases / pictures of a sexual nature or phrases / pictures that are derogatory regarding a person's ethical background, national origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or disability are not appropriate.
•Clothing should fit the individual without showing underwear or revealing too much.
•Tube tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, athletic vests or spaghetti straps are not appropriate dress for school.
•Shorts and skirts should be worn at a length that reaches approximately half-way down the thigh.
•It is expected that students wear proper footwear at school, suitable for physical activities. Flip-flops (aka "thongs") are considered beachwear and are not appropriate. •Clothing should be in good repair with no revealing rips or tears and should not be see-through.
•Hats, hoodies, bandannas and other forms of head coverings are not to be worn in school under normal circumstances.
•Gym strip should be appropriate and as specified by the school.
•A neat personal appearance and clean hygiene are expectations of students in our school.
Thank you for your help ensuring that your child is dressed appropriately for a successful day at school. Students dressed inappropriately will be required to change clothes or to cover up. Repeated failure to comply with the school dress code may result in disciplinary consequences. If you are uncertain as to whether a particular piece of clothing is appropriate for school, please check with your child's teacher or with school administration.
Just a few things as this will be my last post until next week because of my attendance at a conference.
Team Awesome is coming home exhausted today. We spent a solid hour at the beach this morning and discovered that if we dig a hole, the river is just waiting under the sand and comes to us so we don't have to go to it. Which led to a flurry of hole digging, complete with some driftwood bridges. Of course we found more bugs and did lots of running and jumping and came back to school hot, tired, thirsty, hungry and covered in sand. This afternoon we sat outside in the sunshine and watched the Egg Launch. Our favourite part was when eggs splatted against the wall or on the ground. But boy, was it hot out there!
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