Thanksgiving Week

Dear YMS parents,

Thank you to all those who could make it to the AGM last week and offered great input. The minutes have been sent out to all of you. Please let us know if you haven’t received them.
This week is jammed full of special events.
 On Tuesday we will be going to the Canada Games Centre at 1 for a free swim.  Please ensure your child brings his/her swimsuit and towel to school.  We will take a city bus there and back.  If your child hasa month membership at the  CGC centre can they please bring it as we will be paying per child for the use of the pool.
On Wednesday we will have group photos and individual photos taken  by Sarah Lewis over the lunch time.  If it is raining the group photos will be postponed until Thursday, and then if not Thursday, then Friday ….
On Thursday we will be hosting the Minster of Education Elaine Taylor in our classroom in the morning.
On Friday after our spelling tests we will be holding a Thanksgiving Luncheon in our classroom.  This will be just for students and teachers and will be non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian friendly.  At this time I would like to thank the Vangel Family for donating a Turkey to us for this event.  The menu will also include potatoes that we planted last spring out at a homestead on the South Klondike Highway.  We will end the day with an obstacle course event in the latter part of the afternoon out at Shipyards Park.
There will be no school next Monday
On Tuesday October 15 we will start  a new series of gym classes.  For the Lower Elementary Children there will be gymnastics at the Polarettes Gymnastics Centre and they will travel by bus to and from the gym.  THEY WILL NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL 3:25 ON TUESDAYS due to the bus schedule.  If you wish your child to be dismissed at 3 from the gym and go directly home or be picked up please email us or tell Laurie at the day.  The group will leave the Polarettes bus stop at 3:05 off of Duke Street.   The last gymnastics day is December 10.
The Upper Elementary Children will be starting a dance unit that will be Tuesdays and Thursdays until November 21.  They will have a show at the Canada Games Centre at 6 PM on Wednesday November 20.  Please mark your calendar for this flash mob show in the main concourse of the Centre.
We will send out a complete calendar of events by the end of this week.
Warm Regards
Dominic and Laurie