January, February and March

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As I sit with my family during this time of uncertainty, we spend our days trying to think of the positives and keeping ourselves busy as we practice social distancing. I hope all your families have made it home safe if abroad, and everyone is staying healthy.

While the School District is working with Government to create plans for our students for after Spring Break, I thought I would share some of our wonderful school memories from the past few months.

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Welcome to Mrs. Keller! Mrs. Keller joined us in January as our new Vice Principal. Mrs. Keller is also teaching grade 6 with Mrs. Dempster. We are thrilled to have her join the Coyote Creek community!

Students K-7 had an opportunity to learn to play tennis. Thank you to our PAC for helping to support learning a new sport!

Students in grade 3/4 spent time exploring pyramids and building 3-D shapes.

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Students had some fun in the snow. It looks like Mrs. Edwards had some fun too!

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Some students chose to dance inside instead of going out into the cold.

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Friendship group is an opportunity to do something fun and make some new friends!

Student’s dressed as their favourite character for our January School Spirit Day!

Our boy’s and girl’s basketball teams had a solid season and learned some new skills. Congratulations teams!

Many of our classes had an opportunity to skate at the local recreation centre.

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For many of our teachers, lunch is an opportunity for further learning. This group is learning how to use our new 3-D printer. Staff regularly meet over lunch to look at new resources, for professional book clubs, to learn new technology, to look at assessment practices, and the list of professional growth opportunities is forever growing.

Our learning commons is a busy hub of literacy and inquiry.

During our Primary assembly, students in grade 2 put on a play for us all to enjoy!

Nothing is more fun than creating art with marbles and paint!

Students in grade one learned how molecules behave as a solid, liquid and gas.

The B.C. Lions have teamed up with Fortis B.C. to educate students on energy conversation. Students enjoyed the high energy performance and a few even walked away with some autographs.

Thank you to our P.A.C. for their financial support in bringing Dufflebag Theatre to our school. Students had the opportunity to enjoy a very interactive production of Peter Pan.

Students in grade 3/4 exploring the Magnus effect and flying machines.

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What a great way to celebrate Lunar New Year, by creating a dragon costume!

Students and staff wore pink on February 26th to recognize Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt day began in 2007 when two Nova Scotia senior high school students witnessed a grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The next day, they bought 50 pink shirts and rallied together in pink, and Pink Shirt Day was born.

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Some of our students worked with Mrs. Edwards on honing their cookie decorating skills.

Some of our grade 7 students made Egyptian cartouches. In Egyptian hieroglyphics, a cartouche was a vertical oval that contained the name of a Pharaoh. Our students made them with their own name.

Our grade 2 class was very excited to see the addition of aquatic frogs to their classroom.

100 day fun in grade 2!

Some of our grade 7 students held an Ancient Egypt fair, sharing what they learned. Part of the project criteria included making an artifact to share.

Maker Faire build day is a little bit of controlled chaos and a whole lot of creativity. Thank you the parents who were able to come in and help our littlest builders create.

Thank you to all our families who came out to see our Maker Faire creations. Our students are incredibly creative! The engagement of our students in their projects was wonderful to see. On the night before our presentation day, we had a student who stayed until 4:30 working on his project. He was absolutely determined to get it to work, and I am happy to say he was successful.

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Coyote is very pleased to share that Annika has been selected as a short story winner in The Polar Expressions Publishing Company’s annual national writing contest. Her work will soon be published as a part of a collection. Congratulations Annika!

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Our new wing is starting to take shape.

And lastly, a selection of the beautiful student created art that lines our halls.

We hope to see you all back soon at Coyote Creek. Our teachers and support staff will be working hard over the next weeks to create opportunities for continued learning even if from afar. Take care everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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