Quebec City - Carnaval de Quebec:
Fifty of our Grade 6 and 7 students and six teachers were in Quebec City this past week immersing themselves in the culture and enjoying some time at the Carnaval d'hiver, the world's largest winter carnival. Our students were also able to experience other historically and culturally significant locations such as: the Plains of Abraham, Montmorency Falls, the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupre, Chateau Frontenac and the Citadel. Thank you to the teachers who attended and especially Shauna Wiese for her meticulous planning of this wonderful experience.
Kindie Buddies - Valentines Day:
Last week our grade 12 students from Morven travelled to Wentworth to visit their Kindie Buddies. Our Graduates and Kindies made Valentines Day cards together and most importantly, continued to form a special bond.
Jump Rope for Heart:
As you may know, Wentworth will once again be hosting the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. We hope to raise awareness for heart health through this event and help the Heart and Stroke Foundation by donating money as well. This year, Jump Rope for Heart will be held on Friday, February 23rd, 2018. Leading up to this event, students are encouraged to collect pledges for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Each student will be given a collection envelope that will include all the information they need to collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbors, or to donate online.
This year, we are continuing the Collingwood tradition of donating any prizes awarded to a local elementary school in need.
The forms and envelopes are to be returned on the Jump Rope day. We ask that all envelopes be returned, even if no pledges have been collected. The envelopes should be brought to the gym with the class on the day, and we will take care of the rest!
Please remind your child (K-7) to wear their PE clothes on Friday, Feb. 23rd. The schedule for the day will be confirmed by Ms. Church and Mr. Pinguelo and the PE Department. We will be holding our Jump Rope event in the Katz-Telfer Gym.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Jacqui Kelly- Jump Rope for Heart Grade 12 Coordinator
Pink Shirt Day - Wednesday, February 28th:
Ariana: Hey Wentworth, Are you excited to celebrate Pink Shirt Day?!!
Saige: (Cheers-but not entirely sure why) But Ariana, I’m not sure what exactly Pink Shirt Day is, or why we celebrate it…Could you explain a little more to me?
Ariana: Sure Saige, Pink Shirt Day is a day that was originally Inspired by an act of kindness in Nova Scotia in 2007. Some boys realized that they needed to take a stand against people who were making fun of a new student at their school for wearing a Pink shirt to school. Can you believe it!!!
Saige: Oh, this is starting to ring a bell...If I remember right, this started as a small act of kindness and grew into a worldwide movement to spread kindness and inspire a appreciation for diversity.
Ariana: You are right, Saige. I know we celebrate kindness and respect diversity at Wentworth, but how great is it to join in on a global movement that supports these values!
Saige: Our world will be a sea of Pink! I wonder how many times we could circle the world if everyone who wears PINK on Wednesday joined hands to unite for the common goal of spreading kindness? Ariana? Ariana?
Ariana: Wait a minute...I’m just visualizing this...I am truly in my happy place and my bucket is overflowing with this thought!
Both: So, what do you say Wentworth...Are you ready to celebrate KINDNESS...Don’t forget to wear your PINK shirt over your uniform on Wednesday, February 28th and join us in spreading kindness around the world!
https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/ (check out this website...might be good to include some statistics/facts on Pink Shirt Day)
Students are asked to wear a pink dress shirt or t-shirt with their school uniform. This is not a civvies day.
Script from Monday's upcoming assembly.
"Unplugged" Meditation With Ranbir (for Grade 4/5 students):
Do you have a busy schedule? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the things you have to do? Do you have a hard time falling asleep, or staying asleep?
Well, these are all signs that maybe you may be feeling angst. But, there is a wonderful tool you can learn that can not only help you manage all of these demands in your life, but it can also help you really enjoy all parts of your life.
Can you imagine how that would feel? Have you heard about meditation?
It is a popular buzz phrase these days, so there is a lot of confusion about what meditation really is. Join us in Room 143 on Fridays from 12:45-1:15 and learn the basics on how to meditate, how to use meditation in your everyday life and why it is beneficial (spoiler alert: it is not just for relaxing…it can help you with sports too).
Session #1 - Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?
Most people interpret the focus of this statement to be in regards to our conversations with others. To me, this is all about the conversations we have with ourselves...our internal dialogue. When we can speak to ourselves in this way, then, and only then, can we truly treat others with full respect.
** The meditation you will learn is not a part of any religion.
** Meditation has physical, mental, and emotional benefits that are well documented by science. Many of the top athletes, academics, scientists and entertainers in the world have a meditation practice.
From the desk of Ranbir Puar.
Upcoming Key Dates:
|Monday, February 19||
Re-registration for 2018-19 Opens
8:50-9:20am - Chinese New Year Assembly, #1 Dress, Katz-Telfer Gymnasium
9:00am-2:00pm - Grade 1 Field Trip to Science World
|Wednesday, February 21||
10:30am-12:00pm - Grade 2-3 Public Speaking Grade Rounds, Wentworth Library
1:30pm-2:30pm - Gr. 1A Student speech presentations to parents, 1A Classroom
|Thursday, February 22||
1:30pm-2:30pm - Gr. 1D Student speech presentations to parents, 1D Classroom
1:30pm-2:30pm - Gr. 1HA Student speech presentations to parents. 1HA Classroom
|Friday , February 23||Wentworth, Jump Rope for Heart, PE Strip Dress, Houssian Gymnasium|
|Monday, February 26||
8:50am-10:00am - Grade 2-3 Public Speaking Celebration Assembly, #1 Dress, Katz Telfer Gymnasium
9:00am-11:00am - Grade 7S Service Trip – Community Art Project, Lions Bay School
|Wednesday, February 28||Pink Shirt Day, #2 Dress with a pink t-shirt or dress shirt. No other pink items or accessories.|
Friday, March 2
Re-registration closes for 2018-19
10:25am-1:10pm - Class 6M Service Trip, St. Agnes Church, North Vancouver