5. Mrs. Barr's mother donated a beautiful ginger bread house to the school. Raffle tickets were sold with the proceeds going to the family whose little one is in Seattle undergoing cancer treatment. During the craft fair, the winning ticket was pulled and one of our students was able to take the house home.
1. The last two weeks have been extremely busy at Richard Bulpitt Elementary School. We have had three elves join us in different primary classrooms. One "Marshmallow" is extremely mischievous and leaves a huge mess every night. The one in Ms. Mcleod's classroom is relatively quiet and just hangs around. The elf in Mrs. Muuren's classroom arrived in the middle of a snowstorm. He is a daredevil and likes to zipline and hang from the projector screen. Students in all three classrooms can not wait to come to school and see what their classroom elf has been up to that night. We can't wait to see what these three will pull off the last week of school before Christmas holidays.
2. It's not all about Christmas. We had a dentist come and present to our grade ones about proper dental hygiene and how to look after your teeth and gums. Proper brushing and flossing are some of the key points covered. Many of our little ones are losing teeth on a daily basis, so it is important that they know how to look after their teeth.
3. A great way to learn to write in Mrs. Friessen's classroom. We are also so happy to have our parents come and help us out in the kitchen. Lots of gingerbread men are running around this week.
4. There is a lot of learning that continues even when report cards are finished and we are in the Christmas season. Mr. Gage came to visit one day and stayed to help read with the youngsters in grades one and two, also other grade one students were learning the story of how to kiss a frog.
6. The presentation from Michael Bortollo was inspirational and educational. He spoke about including everyone even if they were different, to treat everyone with respect, kindness and friendliness, and to not judge someone by how they may seem. Michael spoke to all of our students and he geared his presentation for all age levels.
7. Our christmas concert was a huge success. Both afternoon and evening performances were well attended. Thanks to staff, students and Mrs. Merkel for all your hard work. We also collected food for the food bank which will be picked up next week.
8. Way to go Bulldogs! You accepted the challenge from Willoughby Town Center to build gingerbread houses for their contest. We think our were the best but we are still waiting for the results.
9. Our Richard Bulpitt Choir sang amazingly well at the Willoughby Town Centre Christmas Festival. It was great to see so many students and families come out on Saturday and represent RBES. Another super week at Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.
Mrs. Lenko: Principal of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.