A little background about the activities taking place in this short video. A few weeks ago, as we were finishing up in the gym, it began to rain and the intermediate students who were planning to practice their track and field events outside joined us in the gym. They set up the high jump bar and mat and I asked Mr. Hummel if he could explain its use and let us have a try before we left and he obliged. The next day as we were having our snacks I showed the children some short videos of Olympic high jumpers, which led to long jumpers and relay racers and hurdlers and divers and shot putters. They asked almost every day to see another event. This past week the intermediates had their school track meet and as we ate our snacks under the tree, we noticed the sand pit we often dig in being used for long jump..... which led to a whole hour of practice by some Team Awesome members. They even insisted on getting the metre sticks to see who jumped the farthest (face plants didn't count). I see some Olympic athletes in our future.
Don't forget that tomorrow is our Jump Rope 4 Heart afternoon. The children were sent home with envelopes for fundraising two weeks ago and they needed to be turned into the office last week. If you still have your child's envelope, please send it to the school tomorrow. We will be spending the afternoon outside on the field so please dress the children appropriately- hats, sunscreen and water bottles are a good idea if it looks like it will be warm. We will participate in ten or so stations that involve jumping in some way, shape or form so expect Team Awesome to come home tired. You are more than welcome to join us for the afternoon. Events begin at 1:00ish. See you tomorrow!
Bert Edwards Egg Glider Fun Thursday May 25, 1:00pm
Students are invited to enter this fun event on their own, with a group or with a parent. All you have to do is build a glider that carries a raw egg. Find a way to prevent an egg from breaking while also travelling as far as possible. Choose the materials, make your plan and have some fun.
Build a beautiful, elegant and very effective egg glider that flies. There will not be prizes or measurements. We will just take pride in our achievement.
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.
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