I’m a little late getting this out this week – my apologies
for that. It feels like we’re already getting started on a busy spring and the
weather seems to be cooperating with that I’m happy to say! I think our Cold
Cats club has now been able to hang up our Really Cold Weather gear and we’re
going to recognize two students who went out and had fun in the cold no matter
how chilly those days got – and we really did have a couple doozies that dipped
below minus 40. I do believe that it’s been a good practice we started a few
years ago and I know the kids that do come outside with me have big smiles on
their faces as they slide and run around and stay warm. With March starting
after this weekend, I assume we’ll have continuing warmer weather ahead.
Just a reminder about the Saskatchewan Rush presentation on
Monday – a player from the team will be in the school talking about proper
online use. They’ll be offering ticket vouchers for a future game as well! We
also will highlight the game in March we emailed about a few weeks ago – There
are seats set aside for sale online that a portion of the ticket purchase goes
to our school as a fundraiser.
March will again bring with it a busy schedule of days
including the spring Tri-Conferences taking place the nights of March 18th
(5-7:30pm) and March 19th (3:30-6pm). As always it’s a great time to come to
the school with your student and celebrate the great learning they’re doing.
Please call the school to book your interview if you haven’t already done so.
Another reminder also that with the two evenings of interviews here there is no
school then on Friday, March 20th. K-9 report cards will be coming
home March 12th. The next 10-12 report cards go home in April.
Our grade 6-12 school Ski Trip scheduled to Table Mountain is
Thursday, March 26th. It’s a great day for the students and we look
forward to seeing them all on the hill.
Our grade 12s are finishing their second week of Career Work
Experience today. It’s a great opportunity to try a career on for size and see
if it’s what they were looking for. Many times in previous years those
placements have turned into part time jobs or career opportunities for the
future as well as chances to start an apprenticeship. At minimum it’s a great
chance for them to get a 30 level credit.
For those students planning on pursuing a trades career and
looking to apprentice with a tradesperson, the Youth Apprenticeship Program is
a simple program to complete for a step ahead of other apprentices. We’ve also
helped send students in past summers to a Summer Youth internship in a trades
area where they receive very good pay and up to 2 apprenticeship credits on
their transcripts. See Mr. Tucker for further information for either program as
we had a presentation this week regarding all of this and I’ve now signed up
another seven students to work towards completing the program.
Badminton has started up for both juniors and seniors –
playoffs are in April so it will be a short season. See Mr. Tucker and Mr.
Tyndall to sign up! Our annual Knight to Remember evening isn’t taking place
this year in the way it has in past years – the explanation I’ve been given has
to do with the Coronavirus across the world that has closed down some
warehouses and factories overseas and has effected the availability of those
promotional supplies. We instead will create our own version of that same fun
badminton evening and hold it on March 19 after school during Tri-Conferences.
It will end at 6:00pm and we’ll be asking for sign up next week.
Drama performances will be taking place in April but the
Drama club has been practicing and learning lines and performance details for
weeks already. I’m sure it will once again be an amazing show!
Well, that’s all for now. For further information and
updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at http://blogs.spiritsd.ca/hanley/. As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to
talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.