This week we will be talking about fire drill procedures and practicing what to do as the first of six fire drills will happen at the end of the month. The bells can be loud and might frighten the children but after the first two they are usually much calmer and things go smoother. Obviously, the first priority is to get the children safely out of the building but if they are screaming or upset it is hard for them to listen for directions. Supervising the front of the line, the middle of the line and the back of the line of excited/scared/crying children with only two of us (and sometimes one!), and still managing to get to our spot on the field without losing anyone can be quite a feat. So. We practice....and discuss....and practice some more. Wish us luck.
Sat, Sep 16 2023, 10am - 4pm
Location Riverside Park
Website Learn MoreRunning for over 22 years, the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival is a fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances for children ages 2 to 12. The entire day is FREE for children and their families.
This spectacular festival is back for 2023! This year’s festival will feature all those loved activities from previous years – workshops, storytelling, magic, and performances from local groups! It is going to be a festival filled with fun.
Team Awesome did well for their first partial week. We are so proud of them! Please give them kudos at home for their good listening ears, helping hands and inside voices. Sometimes applying these concepts immediately is difficult for little peeps but Team Awesome did a great job. We have talked every day about being a team and working together and taking care of our school family just as we would our home family and Team Awesome worked very hard on doing all those things this week. Does that mean we won't revisit those ideas almost daily and need reminders? Nope. But it is an awesome start to our Kindergarten year.
We will be inviting you via email to share an album of all the photos we have taken of the children on Google Photos every month (there will be quite a few). Keeping them sorted by month makes it easier when searching for a specific picture. Once we have downloaded them you will be able to peruse them at your leisure and download, save and/or print all of your favourites to your own computer without altering the album in any way. We will continue to add pictures of special events as well as make videos, which will also be shared with you in Google. Don't forget to share your favourites with family!
A reminder that BEST is a nut/ egg aware school as we have students with severe allergic reactions to peanuts/tree nuts and eggs in the school. In order to minimize the chances of those students coming into contact with nuts/ eggs we respectfully ask that you refrain from sending products with those items in your child's lunch to school. If your child has eaten peanut butter or other nut products before leaving for school please have them wash their hands thoroughly. Although we encourage young children to share, the students in our class will be discouraged from sharing their food, drinks and eating utensils with others in order to provide all children with safe conditions. We realize that helping us to maintain a nut-free classroom takes a certain amount of effort and diligence on your part, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe, healthy environment for all of our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at the school.
*There are a number of spreads that are similar to peanut butter that are acceptable substitutions. SunButter (made of sunflower seeds), NoNuts Golden Peabutter (made of peas) or WOWBUTTER (made of soy) are all safe alternatives although they do not taste exactly like peanut butter.
Don't miss these classes! Register your little thespians for some after-school fun at Kelson Hall, starting on September 18!
Stage One Fall Registration is now available exclusively ONLINE.
Fall 2023 Theatre Classes for Kids
ACTING ADVENTURES: ages 4‑7
SEPT 19‑NOV 21, 2023 | TUESDAYS 3:30PM‑5PM | KELSON HALL
ACTING ESSENTIALS 2: ages 10-14
SEPT 20‑NOV 22, 2023 | WEDNESDAYS 3:30PM‑5PM | KELSON HALL
ACTING ESSENTIALS 1 is SOLD OUT.
We hope all the Team Awesome members went home today with lots of stories to tell of the things we did and the new friends they made. We learned TONS of classroom and school routines today like how and when to tidy up, what whole body listening looks like, how to line up quietly and wash our hands. We will continue to practice our new skills and learn more school expectations for at least the next few weeks. But it wasn't all drudgery! We had some snacks, participated in some movement songs on the smart board, played outside and chose some toys to play with at the end of our class time. Who knew we could do so much in 2.5 hours?
Nature's Fare would like to share information about otheir Brilliant Brains Book Club. Nature’s Fare provides a fantastic reading incentive program to all elementary students within school district 73. They provide a monthly bookmark to each student to colour in after reading 20 minutes, five days a week. Once completed, they can return their bookmark to the store in exchange for a $5.00 credit towards a treat of their choice. All bookmarks are saved for a grand prize at the end of the school year.
To register for this program, please follow the link below.
Your child will come to school for their first time on Friday, Sept. 8 either from 8:25-11:00 or 12:00 to 2:40. Whether they attend in the morning or afternoon, a snack is needed. Balanced, nutritious snacks can help children maintain energy and lengthen their attention span throughout the day as well as provide fuel for growth and development. There are many options for healthy snacks that are low in sugar to provide your child with the zip they need until the next meal. Some suggestions are baby carrots or sliced apples, whole grain crackers w/ cheese, pretzels, mini meatballs, applesauce, popcorn and drinkable yogurts. These options are all easily eaten by hand, come ready-to-eat and will fill a tummy until lunch time. Having your child choose their own snack makes them more likely to eat it. Happy snacking!
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