4. Thursday night there was great excitement! Our wonderful Parent Advisory Council sponsored a Halloween dance. A highlight was a visit from the dynamic duo and many other ghosts, goblins, monsters and super heroes. The gym was crowed with people of all ages dancing. Activities included the concession stand, pumpkin golf and a chance to win the "Great Pumpkin." Thanks to our parents for hosting this event.
1. Division 4 loved "The Book With No Pictures." Lots of laughter as this story was read to them. Afterwards, many of the students borrowed the book from Mrs. Lenko and read it to their classmates. Just goes to prove that this book needs no pictures to be engaging with students of all ages.
3. This week it was pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. Thanks so much to the parents who came into classes to help with the pumpkin activities. Students, measured, counted, cooked and carved pumpkins. On Thursday, Enn's farms delivered close to 200 pumpkins to our school. The back fields became our own private pumpkin patch. Parents came and unloaded the truck and then placed the pumpkins in the back field. Students were able to come out and choose their pumpkin. The only thing was they had to be able to carry it back to their classroom.
5. On Friday, students stayed home while staff went back to school. Mr. Keranen and Mr. Kroeker attended a day long workshop given by Alan November. The event was held at the Langley Golf Center. Other staff members participated in self-directed activities and the kindergarten conference at Brookswood. It is important for staff to continue to model their learning as well. It was another great week at Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.
1. There was lots of excitement in division 9 this week. Students measured and evaluated a variety of different pumpkins. There was weighing, cutting, measuring and cooking happening in all of the centres. Students were very interested to see the shapes, sixes and seeds of the pumpkins they explored. Hands on learning!
2. In our division two intermediate classroom, we had a directed drawing lesson from Mr. Keranen. Students learned where to place the eyes, the nose, the ears and other facial details. There are some budding artists in this class!
3. Mrs. Merkel is teaching Remembrance day songs to all of our students. Students go to the Multi-purpose room for music. Recorders, choral and rhythm will be taught to different grades this term. There is also a lunch hour choir on Wednesdays for any intermediate student who wishes to join.
4. Our intermediate students love to play dodgeball. Our large gym is perfect for group games that involve more than one division.
Check out the Township of Langley programs for after school and on the weekends. Drop-in badminton is very popular.
We also use our gym for staff on Wednesday after school and for Dad's basketball on Friday night.
5. Thanks to the grandparent who donated apples to our school from their garden. This week kindergarten and daycare have used our kitchen to make apple sauce with children. The children love it when their Moms come into help. We appreciate our volunteers as well as the folks who donate items like apples to our school.
Another wonderful week with our Bulldogs and a timely reminder that we are also thankful for the things that are given to us!
Way to go Bulldogs!
1. This week classes met our RCMP Liaison officer Constable Vonna Fitzgerald. Cst. Vonna visits RBES regularly. She represents one of our community helpers. She also assists teachers in providing information on bike safety, drug awareness and stranger danger. Students always ask her about the "tools" on her tool belt and whether she has arrested people.
Cst. Vonna is always available to assist the school whether it is for educational purposes or to give advice on how to keep our children safe. She is a welcome addition to our team.
2. All week our youngest students have been busy creating masterpieces for Thanksgiving. The hall bulletin boards are showcasing turkeys, cornucopias, corn stalks, pumpkin patches and scarecrows. Literacy activities revolved around Fall, apples, corn, pumpkins and turkeys. Well done to our Kindergarten Bulldogs!
3. Love this turkey tree! Who knew that you could find turkeys in an apple tree. Just a cute example of the art in the halls.
4. Our grade twos are hard at work. Teachers are making sure students are back into routine and schedules. It is amazing how fast students learn the expectations of the individual classrooms. We are hearing lots of stories about children being tired when they come home. This is not unusual for youngsters. Make sure they get lots of downtime after school and a chance to relax for a while before moving to the next activity.
5. Ms. Davies has been very busy in the office. Agendas, school supplies, verification forms, registrations, office supplies, keys and keeping students, parents and teachers happy. Not an easy job! Way to go Ms. Davies, you are the best Bulpitt Bulldog this week!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
2. Divison 2 has been creating posters about safety on the playground. We have had many new students start at Richard Bulpitt this year. We have been reviewing the Safety Rules with everyone. These include:
3. Our division 1 students were building structures last week as part of a science unit. Marshmallows and straws soon became buildings and skyscrapers. Well done grade fives!
4. Our kindergarten classes have been learning how to write and spell their names. All over the school, beautiful bulletin boards are appearing filled with creations from our students. Love the colourful masterpieces!
5. Grade one students are busy completing apples and Fall for September. Hard to believe that October is now here. Thanksgiving, pumpkins, turkeys and Halloween are just around the corner. It has been a great week at Richard Bulpitt. Way to go Bulldogs!!
Mrs. Lenko: Principal of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.