May Message

Dear North Easthope Families:

It is hard to believe that we are already entering the month of May in this school year! Time sure flies by when we are having fun! With fun, comes a calendar full of activities and exciting times for all.

Congratulations to a number of students and teams who have participated in many events last month. We would like to congratulate our junior and intermediate chess players who represented NEH at the annual chess tournament last month. Our players used great strategy and tremendous sportsmanship in all of their games. Congratulations to Logan G for a Third place individual finish overall. Thanks to Coach Hutchinson for taking this team. We want to extend congratulations to all of our students who have participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival in April. Our Ukulele Pack and Gr 2/3 class took part in the Kiwanis Music Festival. Both groups performed well and came home with a first place finish. Thank you to Mrs. Hinz for all of her efforts in preparing our students and sharing her passion for music with our students. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the performances to support our students as part of the audience.

Student Council, The Healthy Schools Team and Kindness Krew have been busy organizing Spirit Day events for the school. We finished our Earth Day celebrations by planting a new forsythia bush in our front garden and look forward to seeing it bloom each Spring. Thanks to Gaia’s Gardens for also supporting this event. Thanks to our Fresh Friday Volunteers our school had a salad bar as part of our Earth Day Celebrations.

Our Gr 5 class participated in a Celtic Animal art workshop with artist Linda Wiebe. This workshop was sponsored by the Foundation for Enriching Education.
After all of these celebrations from last month, we have much to look forward to this month. A number of classes will be travelling to a variety of places to extend their learning outside of the classroom as well as special guests visiting classrooms. We will also have our Gr 3 and Gr 6 students writing EQAO this month. These dates are listed below and we would ask that families of these students do their best to avoid late arrivals and absences during this time as each component of EQAO is written within designated timelines.

May 6 – 10 is Education Week and Child and Youth Mental Health Week. We will have a number of activities that week that will highlight the amazing things that are happening in our school, as well as the amazing people who contribute to the education that is provided here each day. Please see the calendar for further information.

Also, we are looking ahead to our Year End BBQ which will be held on Thursday, June 6th from 5:00-
7:00. All families are invited to join us for food, fun and celebration of a great community! Through a combination of Parent Engagement Funds, as well as school fundraising money, each person will be provided with a hotdog or hamburger and drink and a dessert, free of charge. Be sure to mark your calendar at home for this fun event!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or celebrations, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.