Our school Sweat-a-thon Fundraiser will take place on Friday, Febrary 23.  Students should have brought home detailed information and a pledge sheet earlier this week. All monies raised will be used to update our technology resources and to support our school development plan.

We are looking forward to our sweat-a-thon next week. All students will have the opportunity to take part in physical activities throughout the day. Don’t forget, students are encourage to dress in ’80s workout gear for our sweat-a-thon!

Education Week – “Believe and Achieve: Je crois en moi, je réussis!”

To recognize the importance of education in our lives, please make note of the following theme days at Cowan Heights Elementary:

Monday, February 12 – Career / Literacy Day (Dress for the job you want when you grow up. Or dress as your favorite character from a book).

Tuesday, February 13 – School Colours/ Outdoor Play (Show school pride: wear navy and white or gold. Also come perpared for outdoor activities).

Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day (Wear pink, red and/ or white to celebrate Valentine’s Day).

Thursday, February 15 – Crazy Hair/ Hat Day (Sport your craziest hair or hat. No scented hair sprays!).

Pink Shirt Day

Cowan Heights Elementary will recognize Pink Shirt Day on February 28.  Our emphasis will be on kindness.  On this day everyone will be encouraged to wear a pink shirt.  You can wear any pink shirt you already have at home, but for anyone interested in ordering a pink t-shirt (Kindness –  it costs nothing but means everything)please note the deadline is this Friday, January 26.  Order forms were sent home with students on Tuesday.

LFI – Late French Immersion

Students in grade 6 English and grade 6 ICF will receive a registration package for LFI next week. There is a parent meeting scheduled at District Conference Center on Strawberry Marsh Road for 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 30. Applications are due to our school no later than Friday, February 9.

ICF – Intensive Core French

Information about the ICF program was sent home to parents of students in Grade 5 English last week.  There will be an information session at our school on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00pm. Interested students must pass in their ICF application to their teacher no later than Friday, January 26.

‘Bullying is NOT Cool’

Excerpt from the NLESD website:

Bullying is typically repeated behaviour that is intended to cause harm to another person(s). A person participates in bullying if they directly carry out, assist or encourage the behaviour in any way. Those that engage in bullying behaviour are perceived to be in a position of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal, social and/or electronic. In some circumstances bullying is an illegal activity. (SACS Policy, 2013. EECD).

Individuals who bully say or do something intentionally hurtful to others and they keep doing it, with no sense of regret or remorse – even when targets of bullying show or express their hurt or tell the aggressors to stop.

For more information on resources, behaviours and prevention go to https://www.nlesd.ca/bullying/.