Friday, 11 May 2012

MidSun May Update

-Mark updates will be arriving in your inbox today, May 11, 2012.  Please let the office know on Monday if you have not recieved a mark update from any of your child's teachers.  We will track down the problem.

-On Monday May 14th, all students will write their Part A Language Arts final.  It is a short day with busses leaving at noon.

-With the nice weather we ask that parents to ensure thier children are adhearing to our dress code.  Please impress upon your child that shorts need to be mid thigh length for school and spaghetti strap or one shoulder shirts are for outside of school times.

THANK YOU to our School Council and parents for purchasing the following items that will enrich the education of MidSun learners:

2 Art frames to kick start Donna’s MidSun Art Gallery ($220)
2 Sewing machines to replace broken ones in Fashion room ($650)
10 French DVD’s($100)
3 Travel Board games ($90)
Purchase of a year subscription to conference manager, the online booking system for interviews ($400)
The purchase of a musical theatre show “Explorer idol” for the whole school next November ($650)

Thank you very much! We will be having a parent appreciation night on June 7, 2012.  Student displays, a short program and refreshments will be served! Hope to see you in our library from 6:30-7:30 PM.

-Last month several students participated in the Chief Superintendent's Student's Results Symposium where our students shared their thoughts on how we can improve the CBE.

-Good luck to all MidSun track athletes who are competing today at our regional track meet.

-Congratulations to our Jazz band who were invited to play at the Ironwood club in Inglewood last night.  They performed beautifully to a packed house.  Be sure to mark your calendars for our final band concert in our main gym at 7 PM on June 6, 2012.

-Several students had the opportunity to participate in the recent Explore IT! conference. This was an opportunity for our grade 9 girls to explore careers in science. Last month was the writers conference and several of our students were able to meet local authors and learn the some writing tricks.

-60 grade nine students participated in the PARTY (Prevent alcohol and risk related trauma in youth) program at the Foothills Hospital this week.  Students were able to see videos, talk to Clagary Police and survivors of Risk related traumas.  Some big ideas that came out of the program were the importance of wearing seatbelts, helmets and making wise life choices. For those studnets who were not able to go to the Foothills hospital, a short program was offered in our library.

-ENVOE students had the opportunity to go on a Fish Creek Park field trip where they learned how to safely handle a campfire and do some orienteering.

Coming up at the end of the month:
Grade 9 ENVOE camping trip May 22-24;
Grade 9 Band trip to BC May 23-26,
Grade 7 Heritage Park field trips May 28 & 29,
Grade 8 Tom Finder Walking tour of downtown May 30 and 31,
and the MidSun Fun Run May 31st
Look for IPP's to come home by May 31, 2012.

Grade 9 Farewell activity to Callaway Park the evening of June 1, 2012.

And don't forget to make study plans for final exams June 21-27!

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