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Ski Day 2017

Posted on January 29

Ski Day was a hit again this year. The buses left at 7:00 am filled with excited young skiers, parents and teachers. Everyone had lessons in the morning and time to ski together after lunch. The weather cooperated and the day was a success. Just in time for dismissal the buses returned with a load of happy, tired students and their chaperones.

Our thanks to the teachers and parents who work so hard to make ski day so special for our students every year!

Drum Workshop

Posted on January 12

Lion King is coming to Sunnybrook! Our annual musical brings the community together in an amazing arts effort, and a fabulous show. Preprations for Lion King have begun, and auditions take place at the end of January.

The drum and dance workshop today start the music term off with exciting learning of world music at the wonderful workshop provided by Fana Soro. Students in Grades 1 - 6 were enthralled by his presentation and teaching of West African drum music. Their drumming resonated throughout the school - it was wonderful!

Our thanks to the Sunnybrook Parents Association for funding this amazing learning experience.

PD Days

Posted on January 12

We are in the process of writing our Arts Scope and Sequence, our curriculum document for the arts at SBS. In preparation for this, and to enhance the teaching of visual art in the school, we dedicated one of our PD days to learning more as a team. A workshop was provided by the Avenue Road Arts School to explore the Elements of Art, and inspire us to use different media and teachniques with our students. We had a great day, and were very motivated by the workshop.

January Newsletter

Posted on January 11

PRINCIPAL'S PERSPECTIVE

                 

Welcome to January 2017 - Happy New Year to all Sunnybrook families and friends! From the school perspective, the winter term provides a time of focus and renewal and a fresh beginning for students and teachers as we proceed through the program and the year. After relaxing holidays filled with family time, reading, and some work, I'm glad to be back to my routines, writing for the Newsletter, and getting the term off to a splendid start.

Our team returned from winter break refreshed and ready for a great term and we kicked off with two productive and inspiring PD days. Monday was set aside for the Avenue Road Art School to present a delightful workshop. While creating artwork ourselves, we reviewed the Elements of Art, in preparation for further work on our written Arts curriculum. It certainly was a lovely way to begin the new year together. Tuesday was devoted to further in-depth work on the 6 + 1 Writing Traits and assessment strategies, as well as yearbook prep and time in our studios to prepare for our students’ return. In all, the two days gave our team a strong base for our journey through the coming term.
 
I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing holiday. It’s fabulous to welcome everyone back to a great new term of living and learning at SBS.
- Irene Davy, Principal
 
                 

SK presents Seasons

Posted on December 22

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 morning 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!

SK Concert

Posted on December 16

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.

Concert Rehearsal

Posted on December 6

Music is a big part of life at Sunnybrook; our December Concert gives everyone an opportunity to share in the joy of making and hearing music. Our theme this year is Swingin' Holiday, and rehearsals have begun in earnest. This morning Grades 1 - 6 practised in our Arts Studio, and they sound fantastic!

Basketball Clinic

Posted on December 2

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!

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