Caribou Math Contest
The third of six Caribou Math Contests is set for January 13 and 14. Like the previous Caribou Contests, all students will participate in this math competition. The contest will take place during the regular science class time.
Students are encouaged to prepare in advance by participating on-line @ www.cariboutests.com. Practice tests, by cycle, and math games are available.
MATH & CHESS EVENTS
Every year, the grade 3 to 6 students are given the opportunity to participate in various mathematical competitions. These competitions include the Math League Contest, the QAMT Contest, the Mathematica Contests and the Caribou Contest. Dates and times for the mathematical competitions vary from year to year. The Math League Contest is administered to all grade 4 to 6 students.
Students who have played chess before and know the laws of the game are welcome to compete in a chess tournament. Depending on the number of students participating, competitions could be done by grade level or by cycle.
In grades 3 to 6, the students are introduced to the world of Robotics by utilizing the Lego Mindstorms kit and/or the Lego WeDo kit. For one to two months, the students get to build a basic bot and learn the visual programming to perform a number of tasks.
For grade 6 students who wish to continue and have an aptitude for robotics, the competitions/events might be of interest. During the school year, teams are formed and preparation begins (lunch and after school) for the robotic competitions in March and April. Depending on the circumstances, select grade 4 and 5 students might be able to also participate. Selected grade 3 students also have an opportunity to participate in a robotics project.
ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP
If your looking for a day camp for your child, you might want to consider the ROBOTICS CAMP, especially, if your child loves Lego! This ultimate summer construction lego camp is a fun and creative learning experience. The Robotics Camp has a one-to-one ratio of kit/computer to child. This means that every child gets to use a Lego Mindstorms kit and computer to themselves.
CALENDAR - EVENTS
01-04 - Boys and Girls Soccer Tryouts
03 - Back to School Bash (5:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
07 - Labour Day (School Closed)
08 - Start of Pelo and Language Arts Program
09 - Start of Enrichment After-School Program
09 - Cross Country Tryouts
10 - Curriculum Night / Governing Board Elections
10 - Hockey Parents Meeting @ 8:30 p.m. (gym)
11 - Ped Day
14 - Start of Milk Program
21 - Open House Orientation for Grade 7
24 - Open House (9 to 11 a.m. & 7 to 9 p.m.)
25 - Ped Day
01 - Used uniform and Lost & Found Sale
07 - Walk To School Day @ 7:15 a.m. (Girouard Park)
07 - Terry Fox Walk/Run @ 8:30 a.m.
12 - Thanksgiving Day
14-15 - Caribou Math Contest 1
19 - Election Day (School Closed) (No H&S Services)
20 - Girls and Boys Basketball Tryouts
21 - Hockey Tryouts
22-24 - LCC Soccer Tournament
23 - Ped Day
26 - NewComball/Volleyball Tryouts
28 - Elementary Photos (Mini-Auditorium)
28 - Halloween Haunted House Gymnasium (6 - 8 p.m.)
29 - Teacher Strike / No School
04 - Grade 4 Vaccination
10 - Elementary Photos (Mini-Auditorium)
16-17 - Teacher Strike / No School
18-19 - Caribou Math Contest 2
19 - Distribution of Report Card Term 1
25 - NewComball/Volleyball GMAA Tour. (tentative)
25-26 - Parent / Teacher Meetings
26-27-30 - Ped Day
09 - Teacher Strike / No School
14 - Gordie Productions (Side Walk Chalk @ 9:00 a.m.)
16 - Dance for Alex
16 - Holiday Lunch
17 - Pajama Day & Holiday Breakfast
17 - Music Concert performed by HS Students
18 - Storyteller Presentation
21 - Start of Holiday Break