Dear Eagle View Families,
As the spring months of May and June appeared, students and staff of Eagle View have been active in many ways!
Running highlights continued as we moved from Spring Cross Country to Track. Over 60 Eagle View participants from grades 3, 4 and 5 put on their running shoes for our Zone Track Meet at the University of Victoria on May 23. At the sound of the start signal, students dashed forward in a number of events: 100 meter; 800 meter; relay. Many students also gave the extra burst of energy to place first, second or third. As a result, a team represented Eagle View at the City Finals last week! Thank you to the many parents and grandparents who supported this event by acting as supervisors or cheering in the stands. An especially big thank you goes to Ms. Houldsworth who was the mastermind behind all of the coaching and organization! Thank you as well to Mr. Galhon and Mr. Nast for their coaching support.
Eagle View students have been active thinkers, too, especially in Science. Several classrooms explored the life cycle of butterflies as they watched the progress of caterpillars form chrysalis and then emerge as butterflies. As their tender wings gained strength, children watched them fly away into our nature playground. On Wednesday, June 5, Science Venture visited many of our classrooms where they presented on topics such as “Sound,” “Magnets” and “Power.” There were lots of eager listeners as the presenters shared hands on activities that offered engagement and learning.
As the year comes to a close, we must say farewell not only to our leaving grade 5 students but also several staff members whose assignments for the upcoming year have yet to be finalized. At the end of June, Mrs. Rimek and Ms. Spall will be considering the many positions posted throughout our school district. We thank them for their caring touch and the inspiration they provided for their students this year. As well as teachers, we have had several Educational Assistants who have joined our community for both short and longer periods of time this year. Quite frankly, we couldn’t operate without them; Educational Assistants provide personalized support for many children through their guidance in both academic and self regulation areas.
Finally, thank you to all of our staff for their continued commitment and dedication to our Eagle View School culture. To thank our families, Eagle View staff invite all parents and/or grandparents to stop for a coffee and a treat at the “Thank You Café” which will be set up outside the school between 7:30 and 8:45 am on Tuesday, June 18.
Ms. Lois Bender, Principal