Our Grade 5 and 6 classes walked to our local retirement residence to sing some holiday songs for the residents of Meighan Lodge. After singing for their audience, students share Christmas cards with the residents, and chat with them about their experiences, memories, and hopes for the holidays. This action is a highlight of December activities every year at SBS.
Our students certainly sang in the winter season with enthusiasm and energy. Grade 5 and 6 students performed on their recorders and the Junior and Senior Choirs entertained us with some very special music. The whole school choir sang a number of songs magnificently.
The December Concert brings the SBS community together around music. This year's selections put us in a festive mood for a wonderful holiday! Our thanks to Ms Berthiaume and our students for the lovely evening.
On Thursday, December 15, SK presented The Littlest Christmas Tree. In spite of the dreadful weather, the concert was well attended, and we were so proud of our students' performances. The show was spectacular; the SK students sang their hearts out and adted their roles beautifully. The costumes were wonderful, making for a splendid show full of holiday spirit. Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success.
Do you know what beavers do in winter? How do turtles survive the cold? Our SK students study these questions as part of their unit of inquiry, The Reason for Seasons, and this week they presented their findings to their parents. With small diaramas in boxes, drawings of animals, and fact sheets, they talked about what happens in each season, with the animal they were studying. Parents had a great time. Well done, SK, we learned so much from you!
Our JK class proudly presented their learning in French and Music to their parents yesterday. Singing and performing was followed by story time with the principal, and a fun activity with their parents.
The best part was sitting with parents and siblings, to decorate Gingerbread Houses. What a lovely treat!
This new format for our first JK concert of the year is less formal, and allows our youngest students to perform for their parents in a more familiar setting. We were so proud of them as they enthusiastically sang, recited, and shared with their families.
Our Kids Can Too action club holds a clothing drive each year. The donations are delivered to New Circles, a local organisation the provides a clothing bank and other services to newly arrived immigrant families.
Students collect the clothing over a week in November, assisting parents dropping off in the morning, storing the bags, and keeping everything organised. At the end of the collection period, the bags are loaded into a school bus by a chain of kids passing them through the school and out the front walk to be packed onto the bus. When they arrive at New Circles, Kids Can Too kids unload the bags, and spend the afternoon sorting clothes for the clothing bank.
Kids Can Too delivered 101 bags of clothing this year, just in time for winter!
We are proud of our students' efforts to take action locally and to know that SBS is able to make a difference for New Circles.
As the days get shorter our students spend more time indoors in our After Care program. This is a good time for students from different grades to spend time playing, creating, connecting and having a good time together.
The photo above is a great snapshot of the great mood and the kind of activity among these students in SK and Grade 5.
Kids watching a movie in pyjamas, relaxing with their stuffies and sleeping bags, enjoying pizza and popcorn, and having a great time with friends on a Friday night - that is Movie Night at Sunnybrook. A super time for everyone, provided by the Sunnybrook Parents Association and their team of fearless volunteers who make movie night so special that 115 kids signed up to be there! Finding Dory was a great choice for the evening.
Thanks to everyone who made the night such a memorable community event.
The class of 2016 celebrated their graduation on Thursday evening. Each one of them gave a speech and received their Grade Six diplomas and IB PYP certificates.
Congratulations to each and every one of you, we are so proud of you!
Basketball is a beloved element of our Phys Ed program. Students love this sport, and play it enthusiastically in class and on the playground. We are proud to send our team to the SSAF tournaments and games.
Learning to play basketball well is a welcome challenge for SBS athletes. At the annual basketball clinic at the hoop dome our Grade 4, 5 and 6 students benefit from the expertise of many coaches, as well as the wonderful facilities. This annual Phys Ed enrichment trip is hugely popular with our students. And this year our team won all 3 games! Go Wizards!