On Monday October 19th, the federal election was happening in our country. At Richard Bulpitt, students has an opportunity to come to the gym and see the polling stations in action. AT the same time, our Learning Commons Library was preparing for its book fair. Sales opened on Tuesday and many students came to shop and but. Thanks to everyone for their support. Thanks to our parent volunteers who came to help. A major port of the profits are returned to the school.
The Safari refuge society came to school on Tuesday and presented many interesting animals and reptiles for students to observe. Tortoises, turtles, scorpions and snakes were all a part of the presentation. Mrs. Cowland in the library learning commons, was prepared for a busy book fair. Thanks again to all the folks who came out and supported the book fair.
On Wednesday a very excited group of students and chaperones attended "Me to We" in Vancouver. It was a packed event and our students enjoyed every minute. At school, students continued to share their learning and many displays are in the upstairs hallways showcasing student learning.
Mrs. Smith's class spent some time learning about their rights as citizens. The elections, gave students a real life opportunity to learn about democracy . Another great week of learning at Richard Bulpitt.
Students had an opportunity to listen to Laura from the Me to We Foundation on October 7th. We will have 19 students attending the Me to We rally in Vancouver on October 21st. Division 10 has been learning about patterning.They have great display up sharing their learning.
Thanksgiving books were in the library learning commons as we all prepared for Turkey and Thanksgiving. We were very proud of our students as they brought in donations for the food bank. Our school was presented with a LEED plaque because we are now officially a "Leader in Energy and Environmental Design." Our special guests were treated to a musical performance by our student leaders.
Many of our older students learned about elections through participating in a Student vote. The Library learning Commons was transformed into a polling station and students voted for the candidate of their choice. The whole school participated in Shake-Out Earthquake drill. We went through a mock Earthquake and evacuated the school of all children and adults. We were very fortunate to have our earthquake kits donated to us by Forester’s Financial (www.foresters.com). Their donation of $4750.00 helped purchase 14 classroom earthquake kits to cover 14 divisions in our school in case of an earthquake. Our school PAC purchased another 7 kits to protect our entire school population of students and staff in case of emergency.
Mr. Flack has once again started his very popular Chess club. Right now our grade fours are teaching our grade threes chess. The pumpkin patch with grade 1 students was a lot of fun and educational. Students were fortunate that the weather was spectacular and warm. There were plenty of pumpkins for everyone.
There were lots of sights at the pumpkin patch. Division 1 and Mrs. Krisko has been learning about Powtoons. The library Learning Commons has seen a lot of activity lately!
Our amazing parents hosted a wonderful Halloween Dance on October 16, 2015. There were some wonderful costumes and it was great to see all the families participating. The Library Learning Commons is preparing for Halloween. We have some great books available. Don't forget to visit our Book Fair next week on Oct. 20th to 22nd. Another great two weeks at Richard Bulpitt Elementary School. Way to go Bulldogs!
Our first assembly on Sept. 8th. Our grade 5 leadership team taught all students the Bulldog cheer. Staff were welcomed to the school with MARS chocolate bars, a favourite of Richard Bulpitt.
Grade five leaders designed their name tags. Our youngest students were over-joyed to be able to play in the long-jump pit.
We ended the first week with an afternoon concert in the gym. Students and adults listened to Will Stroet and his backyard band. It was a great way to end the first week.
Teachers were preparing bulletin boards in their classrooms and the hallways. They were getting ready for "Meet the Teacher" night.
On Pyjama day, students in music were tossing their stuffs in time to the music. Meanwhile, Mrs. Cowland was preparing the library learning commons for DOT day.
Our amazing PAC sponsored a "Welcome Back to School" Bar b Que. The dads were wonderful cooks. On "Wear Orange to School" day, staff and students wore their orange colours to remind us that "Every Child Matters" and we care about our aboriginal learners who were placed in residential schools.
This past Friday October 2nd, we held our Terry Fox run. Everyone in the school participated. Our students raised $1050. for cancer research. Way to go Bulldogs! It has been an amazing start-up to the new school year.
Mrs. Lenko: Principal of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.