Dear Eagle View Families,
Students and staff at Eagle View have clearly settled into the routines and excitement of academic learning! I have been popping into classes frequently to see the fabulous learning taking place, working with individual students, small groups and entire classes in various curriculum areas. As well, children have re-established old connections, made new friends and are busy practicing responsible and respectful behavior!
This past month, we had the privilege of officially opening our new inclusive playground. We welcomed Minister Fleming, MLA Mitzi Dean, Mayor Screech, School Board Vice Chair Anne Whiteaker along with Eagle View PAC rep Susan Paquin, Vice Principal Sanjiv Galhon and Grade 5 student Alina Carrie who all spoke about our latest outdoor addition. On behalf of all of us, thank you to those who put in the time to fundraise and see this project through to being a reality.
Thank you to all our Cross Country runners for a terrific season. Personal best is the goal and all student runners improved…well done! Kudos to our coach Ms. Houldsworth and to all parent drivers! Also, swimming season is upon us and Mrs. Wiersma, and Ms. Ottenbreit are sponsoring the swim club this year. Swimming practices are on Tuesdays at the Commonwealth Pool. We also look forward to the Soccer Jamboree next week at Hampton Park and wish the athletes well. Thank you to Mrs. Macatee, Mr. Galhon and Ms. Houldsworth for coaching and organizing this event for our Spectrum school family.
It was such a joy to watch our primary students shine as they shared their learning in song, dance, poetry, and artwork at our Harvest Assembly . Thank you to the staff members who prepared the students, allowing them to present with confidence. Special thanks to the emcees Madelyn and Arielle, Ms. Brain and Mr. Galhon for organizing this assembly and to Ms. Houldsworth and Mrs. Wiersma for inspiring our junior choir members.
For those who celebrate Halloween, this as a time of imagination … spooky stories, fantastical creatures and creative play. As you know, we zipped up the enthusiasm this year with Black and Orange/Crazy Hair Day. Later in the newsletter, you will see some examples of the “weird and wonderful” ideas some children and staff had.
Finally a reminder that we welcome everyone to our Remembrance Day Assembly, scheduled for Friday, November 8 at 10:45. If your child belongs to Guides/Scouts/Brownies/Cubs and would like to wear a uniform that day, they are welcome to do so.