December 3, 2013
It has been a busy few weeks at MSB! We won Best Float in the Acton Santa Claus Parade! Congratulations to all the students, staff and community members who dedicated their time, energy and creativity to making such a wonderful Mardi Gras float!
During the Bullying Awareness week we had a Leadership Assembly where students were recognized for their achievements in the learning skills on the progress report. More updates to follow shortly!
November 12, 2013
Winter is in the air! Over the past few days we have seen the temperatures begin to drop so we know winter is on the way! Students are reminded to dress for the weather - hats, gloves/mittens and coats all help to keep you warm during nutrition breaks, so please bundle up!
Last Friday November 8th, we had our Remembrance Day Assembly to honour the men and women who have served and continue to serve for our country - during times of war and peace. At our ceremony, we hosted the Acton Legion Colour Guard and many students were able to participate in readings, poems and placing of the wreaths. We also had our Two Minutes of Silence to remember the people who gave their lives to serve and protect. Students showed their respect for our Veterans in a solemn and caring manner.
On Saturday, three of our grade 8 students attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Acton and placed a wreath on the cenotaph on behalf of the staff and students at MSB. On Monday, we had some of our students attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Acton cenotaph. As part of the learning opportunities for our students, they participated in essay and poem writing, wreath making and art projects to learn about and honour our Veterans. One of our primary classes hosted a Veteran, Dave Maloney, from the Canadian Navy who served in Malaya in 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965. He was awarded the Queen's Honour for his service in 1965. He spoke to the students about his time in the service and explained the importance of Remembrance Day.
Our Mustang Main Event took place last Friday, November 8th! Ten teams from across Halton competed in both boys and girls volleyball. Our boys took first place and our girls took third place...way to go Mustangs! We had lots of Team MSB spirit and all the teams demonstrated fine sportsmanship. Many students from MSB and neighbouring highschools volunteered their time at the snack bar and during games - we appreciate their leadership. Thanks to the staff who dedicated their time and talents to running this event!
The Santa Claus Parade takes place this Saturday November 16th at 1:00. Staff, students and parents have been busy building and painting in the evening and on weekends to get us ready! Thanks for the continued support of this initiative from our School Council who donated funds to pay for paint, wood and decorations. Please come out and see our Mardi Gras float and cheer for MSB spirit!
Student progress reports will be coming home on Monday, November 18th. Interviews will be held for most families on Thursday, November 21st (evening) or on the morning of Friday, November 22nd. There will be no school for students on Friday, November 22nd. Interview forms were due back on November 11th - your interview time will be confirmed later this week by the classroom teacher(s).
Next week is Bullying Awareness Week. We will be hosting Leadership Assemblies on Tuesday November 19th as part of this initiative. The assemblies will focus on many wonderful initiatives that are underway at MSB including Beyond the Hurt presentations, pink shirt designs, Online Reporting for Bullying and 'caught ya being a leader' awards for recognizing students who demonstrate the habits of highly effective kids as part of our Leader in Me program. All of these initiatives are to support our work in making MSB a safe place to be! Students will be recognized at the assembly for their achievement with learning skills on the progress report. The primary assembly (grades 1-4) will take place in the north gym from 11:35 - 12:25 and the junior/intermediate assembly (grades 5-8) will take place in the south gym from 2:15 - 3:15. Parents are welcome to attend!
A reminder that Study Hall is available second break on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for our intermediate students in Mr. Mitchelll's room 125.
Book Fair runs from December 9-12 in the Library. Mrs. Migel will be sharing more information about the Book Fair later this month. We will be hosting our Annual Christmas Craft and Concert Night on December 12. Crafts will run from 6:00 - 7:00 and the concert will start at 7:00 in the south gym. Primary and Junior choirs are performing as well as our Karaoke Musical! This year School Council will be running a Holiday Basket Auction - more details to follow!