It’s here-The Last Week of School! (June 16-20)

The last week of school has arrived!  It’s a time of mixed emotions- excited to be free from the daily routine of homework, packing lunches & the morning dash to school but it will also be sad to say good-bye to another school year.  For us teachers it’s sad to say good-bye to “our kids” who we’ve built relationships with all year long.  Thank you for sharing your child with us &  we pray for a wonderful & safe summer for each of our families!  Bring on the sunshine!

Keep Calm End of School

For parents, if you haven’t read this humorous blog post about the end of the school year here’s a link:  jenhatmaker.com/blog/2013/05/30/worst-end-of-school-year-mom-ever  Hang in there! 

moving boxesMoving Help Needed: the LGCA community is in need of lots of hands for a work party on Saturday, June 21st & Sunday, June 22nd.  If you are able to help out for a few hours or a full day please contact the LGCA office to sign up.  Also, if you have banker’s boxes please send them to Mr.Mac in the library.

Monday 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 Friday 20
Band

Return your Sailing permission slip & $25! ASAP

*Read 20 min

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

Gr.6 Year End Sailing Trip- bring hat, sunscreen, extra clothes, bag lunch & water bottle,  sunglasses*Read 20 mins Band

Capernwray Scrapbook extended due date!*Read 20 mins

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

 Gym


*Read 20 mins

Bring Band Instrument!

Gr.4-11 Assembly 11:30am

*early dismissal directly after assembly & report card pick up in classroom

great-summer

FYI- Africa Inquiry Project Rubric

Africa Inquiry Project RubricAfrica map

 

Minimally Meeting Expectations-2

Meeting Expectations- 3

Exceeding Expectations-4

Inquiry Process
-       Analyze topic
-       Ask further Questions
-      Inquiry question/topic is basic (lacks complexity)
-      few follow up questions
-      inquiry question/ topic shows evidence of a thoughtful question
-      follow-up questions dig deeper into the issue
-         Inquiry question/ topic is multi-faceted
-         Follow-up questions demonstrate an understanding of the various points of view on the issue
Quality of Research
- gather and classify    
   information
- infer and summarize
- is able to use information to answer the question
- gathers too little, too much or irrelevant information
- does not demonstrate a critical evaluation of the topic or resources used
- class time was not used well to complete the project
- question is answered thoroughly
- information comes from variety of sources & demonstrates a critical evaluation of the topic
- class time used well
- question is answered thoroughly and research demonstrates a critical evaluation of various points of view on the issue
- class time used effectively
Quality of Presentation
-       Organization
-       Effective use of presentation method
-       Visuals
-       oral (if applicable)
-   presentation method does not help to effectively convey an understanding of the topic
-   presentation may be difficult to follow, sequence of information is confusing in places, lacks appropriate visuals/ visuals do not add to understanding of topic
-   voice is not clear or loud enough
-        presentation method helps to effectively conveys an understanding of the topic
-        visuals are appropriate and add to overall audience understanding of topic
-        presentation is easy to follow, sequence of information is logical
-        voice is clear and loud
-        presentation method is unique & effectively conveys an understanding of the topic
-        extra care is taken to ensure that visuals help the audience understand the topic
-        presentation is easy to follow, sequence of information is logical
-       voice is clear and loud, extra effort is made to engage audience
 Mechanics
capitals, punctuation, grammar
Bibliography
-     errors interfere with meaning
-     no bibliography (for research and graphics) is included or does not demonstrate that a variety of sources were used
-        some errors are present but do not interfere with meaning
-        bibliography is included to clearly indicate sources for research and graphics
-        very few errors
-        bibliography demonstrates the use of a variety of sources for research and graphics

Almost there… June 9-13

Africa Inquiry Project-  Students who have chosen to present their projects will present on Monday, June 9th.

moving boxesMoving Help Needed: the LGCA community is in need of lots of hands for a work party on Saturday, June 21st & Sunday, June 22nd.  If you are able to help out for a few hours or a full day please contact the LGCA office to sign up.  Also, if you have banker’s boxes please send them to Mr.Mac in the library.

Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13
Band

Hot Lunch (replacement day)

Yearbook orders due!

Africa Project Due

HIV/AIDS quiz

Capernwray photos to school, 10 paragraphs typed

*Read 20 min

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

Gym

*Read 20 mins

Band

*Read 20 mins*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

 Gym

*Read 20 mins

Gym

Sailing Trip permission slips & payment due

*Read 20 mins

Coming Up in the Home Stretch week:

Monday, June 16th- Capernwray Scrapbook due

Tuesday, June 17th- Grade 6 Year End field trip to West Van Sailing Club

Friday, June 20th- Year End Awards Assembly (Intermediate at 11:30am)  with early dismissal

Week of June 2nd – The End is near

Coming up this week – June 2nd – June 6th

After a fun week at Capernwray we are back into the final stretch…the end is near but their is still more to learn :)

Monday - we will begin writing our paragraphs for our Capernwray scrapbooks (bring a USB stick to get photos off of the school network)  And remember your instrument – band is still on

Tuesday - snack forms due for sports day

Wednesday - circuit building day

Thursday - sports day, meet at Mahon Park at 8:15 to meet your team, pick up 12:00 (more details below)

Friday - have Capernwray photos at school and any other scrapbook materials you want to use (stickers, paper cutters, coloured card stock)

CAPERNWRAY SCRAPBOOKS WILL BE DUE MONDAY JUNE 16th

SPORTS DAY NOTES:

GRADE SIX STUDENTS ARE TEAM LEADERS – FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!  (team lists will be emailed out early this week)

- arrive at Mahon Park at 8:15 SHARP – as team leader you need to be their first

- wear your gym shorts plus a t-shirt that matches your team colour – other colour decorations OK too (hair spray, balloons, streamers etc.)

- bring a hat, sunscreen, and water

- bring a snack if you did not pre-order

 

Coming Up May 26 – May 30

It’s Capernwray week!  

Make sure to check out the post below with all the details & packing list for the trip.

Capernwray photo

Africa Inquiry Project- students should have all their research complete by Monday, June 2nd.  Projects are due on Monday, June 9th.  Students who have chosen to present their projects will present on this day.

Monday 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30
Miss Corbett teaching today!

 

Band

Math Test Chp.11

Electricity Science Test (see study notes post)

*Read 20 min

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

Track & Field participants: meet at LGCA at 7:45am, pick up at 4pmAt School students: meet at the Gr.7 classroom, bring your band instrument

*Read 20 mins then go to bed early! 

 

CAPERNWRAY

Drop Off at Horseshoe Bay ferry at 5:50am!

 CAPERNWRAY CAPERNWRAY

Pick up at Horseshoe Bay ferry at 4:45 OR 6:45pm (school office will send an email about the actual time or you can call the office after 3:10pm)

Capernwray Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Capernwray is fast approaching.

All students will need to be dropped off at Horseshoe Bay Ferry on Wednesday May 28th  at 5:50 a.m.  The class will be taking the 6:20 am Horseshoe Bay ferry.  The class will walk on the ferry at 6:00 if you are not there on time you will be left.

When we return I will call to let Mrs. Walters know what ferry the class will be on.  Mrs. Walters will email at this point and let you know what ferry we are on or you can call the school after 3:10 pm.  Each child will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian at Horseshoe Bay Ferry either at 4:45 pm if we make the 3 pm ferry or 6:45 pm if we are on the 5 pm ferry on Friday May 13th.

Students are to wear their PE uniform on the ferry to and from Capernwray.  Please remember to label any medication and put it into a Ziploc bag with instructions.  Students are to give Mrs. Friesen the medication as soon as they are dropped off at the ferry.

If you have questions or concerns please call the school office or email us at [email protected] or [email protected] or look at the Capernwray website at www.capernway.ca

Students Are to Bring:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Warm sweater
  • Shoes for hiking
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Bathing suit (one piece for girls)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/soap
  • Hiking or sweat pants (2 pairs min.)
  • T-shirts (2 min.) No Tank Tops
  • Shorts (possible nice weather)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Towel (2)
  • Pajamas
  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • $20 or less Optional (save $7 for return trip food on the ferry)
  • Snacks for ferry ride to Capernwray
  • Hard plastic/metal waterbottle
  • Camera optional

Students Must Not Bring:

  • Mp3 players, iPod
  • Video Electronics
  • Candy or Junk Food or extra regular food
  • Things Easily Broken
  • Money for video games on ferry
  • Make-Up
  • Sleeping bags or pillow
  • Cell Phone

 

 

Science Study Sheet-Electricity Unit

Science Test this Monday – Chapters 5 and 6 on Electricity

KEY:  Study the handouts in your duotang

What you need to know:

Vocabulary  (see vocab sheet in your duotang)

  • electromagnetism
  • magnetism
  • insulators
  • switch
  • light bulb
  • direct current
  • battery
  • current electricity
  • static electricity
  • atoms
  • circuits
  • conductors

Concepts:

1. Which items attract or repel each other (look at diagrams in duotang and think about the balloon and hair experiment)

eg.  positive and positive repel

2.  be able to draw both a series and parallel circuit and explain the difference

 

 

What’s Up May 19-23

Praise God for his continuous faithfulness to LGCA.  On Thursday night at the LGCA Gala, we once again saw God’s favour on LGCA.  Thank you to all the parents for supporting LGCA and believing in our school.  Over $130 000 raised…God is Good.boy-happy-he-completed-his-exam-test.jpg

We hope you all had a relaxing weekend.  We chose to give the students a weekend off so they can come back to school Tuesday rested and ready to push hard to the finish…the year is almost done, let’s finish hard.

And on that note we are looking for any parents who would be willing to help us pack the classroom.  Even just 3o minutes after school one day a week would be a HUGE help.

Please continue to talk to your children about issues in Africa.  They should have chosen their “inquiry” topic last week and will begin to complete their research this week.

And please continue to pray for Ryan’s family as his mom is still in hospital.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

May 27th – track and field meet at Swanguard Stadium (notices will go home Tuesday for those students involved)

May 28th-30th – Capernwray

Monday 19 Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21
Thursday 22
Friday 23
No SchoolVictoria Day Gym*Read 20 mins  Band*Read 20 minsTrack & Field Practice 3-3:30pm*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale   Gym*Read 20 minMrs. Hodgins teaching for Mrs. Friesen Gym
*Read 20 mins

 

 

 

What’s Up for May 12-16

What a wonderful Mother’s Day Tea.  We hope all the mothers (near & far) were blessed by the speeches & hearts of their children.  Happy Mother’s Day!Mothers_Day2

Please continue to talk to your children about issues in Africa.  They will be choosing their “inquiry” topic this week.  As well, we’ll be starting our (almost) last Math Unit: Chapter 11 2-D Polygons.

Capernwray:  The permission slips, consent, packing information & schedule were sent home on Wednesday.  Please return these forms by Monday so Capernwray can finalize our trip details.  If you have any questions or concerns about Capernwray please speak to/email us.

*Please remember to keep Ryan’s family in your prayers, this weekend especially.

Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16
Band

Capernwray Forms Due

*Read 20 min

Track & Field Practice 3-3:30pm

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

Gym

Africa Inquiry Topic due

*Read 20 mins 

 

Band

BSP sheet due

*Read 20 mins

Track & Field Practice 3-3:30pm

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale 

 Gym*Read 20 mins 

LGCA GALA- tickets are $20 from the office *park in long term parking 

School Closed

*Read 20 mins

 

Dates to Remember:

Spring Gala FUNdraiser- Thursday, May 15th @ Capilano College- tickets are $20, from the school office

School Closed- Friday, May 16th

Victoria Day- Monday, May 19th (No School)

CESS Track & Field Meet- Tuesday, May 27th

Capernwray Gr.6 Class Trip- Wednesday, May 28th – Friday, May 30th  *return your forms ASAP

What’s Happening May 5th – May 9th

May 4th*A special shout out to all you Star Wars fans- We couldn’t resist!

Don’t forget about the Mother’s Day Tea

for all Gr.6 Moms, Mums, or Grandmas, Aunts, Special Guardians… Friday @ 1pm- bring your kleenex! 

Africa map

We’ll be starting a class novel “Thunder Cave” and a Social Studies unit about Africa.  For Social Studies we’ll be doing an inquiry approach & encourage students to choose a topic related to Africa that they are curious about.  So please, have a conversation with your kids about issues related to Africa over the next week (development- water, infrastructure, education, also current events, AIDS- orphanages, slave trade history, Imperialism, geography, wildlife management/poaching, … to barely skim the surface).

Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9
Band

*Read 20 min

Track & Field Practice 3-3:30pm

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale

 

Gym

*Read 20 mins 

 

Band

Student vs.Teacher Volleyball Game $2

*Read 20 mins

Track & Field Practice 3-3:30pm

*Rico & Lalo Ice Bars for sale 

 Gym

Math Test (Chp.10 Probability)

*Read 20 mins 

Gym

Mother’s Day Tea 1pm 

*Read 20 mins

 

Dates to Remember:

Spring Gala FUNdraiser- Thursday, May 15th @ Capilano College- tickets are $20, from the school office

School Closed- Friday, May 16th

Victoria Day- Monday, May 19th

CESS Track & Field Meet- Tuesday, May 27th

Capernwray Gr.6 Class Trip- Wednesday, May 28th – Friday, May 30th (info to be sent home on May 7th)