Happy Easter!!! It was a short week, but a busy one to be sure. There was plenty of learning going on at West Langley along with a ton of Easter fun. The students are fully engaged in their inquiry projects ahead of the upcoming Inquiry Fair on May 6th. Please check out the 5 Things To ROAR About: April 18th. And as always, feel free to share with your family and friends.
1. Terry Fox Foundation Honours 25 Years Of West Langley Participation: On Monday Terry Fox’s niece, Kirsten Fox, came to our school to thank us and present banners to us for our participation in the Terry Fox Run that we have been doing every September for 25 years! We received a 5 year banner, a 10 year banner, a 15 year banner, a 20 year banner and finally a 25 year banner. She told us that Terry was just a normal kid when he was younger, getting in trouble for rough housing, and watching too much TV. She also informed us that we have raised over 22,000 dollars for the Terry Fox Foundation over these last 26 years! Good job everyone and keep it up! (Kim)
2. An Egg-cellent Day For Division Nine: To celebrate Easter, Mrs. Gordon’s Kindergarten and Grade 1 class had a fun time doing a variety of activities. These activities included having an Easter egg race, where students put eggs on spoons and had a relay race. They also learned how to decorate easter eggs using different coloured dyes. All of their eggs looked splendid. They also had a poster making contest. Students made Easter themed posters and they are going to vote as a group to pick the best one. They also glazed eggs in a really nice gold dye to make the eggs look shiny and golden. Overall Mrs. Gordons class had an amazing time doing all of their Easter activities. We are sure they had a great afternoon. (Nikki and Jae Young)
3. West Langley Parents Rock: The parents at West Langley are truly amazing! And this past week was just another example of the tremendous passion and work ethic they have for the students of our school. Wednesday was our hot lunch day and, as usual, we had several parents at the school cooking, packaging and delivering hot dogs to our students. All to help raise money for our playground. And then on Thursday, Division 8 was cooking cinnamon buns as part of their Easter festivities and again, parents were here to help volunteer. We are so lucky at West Langley to have an amazing parent community whose passion for student success is only matched by their willingness to put into action what they believe. For all of you who help in all the different ways throughout the school year …. THANK YOU!!
4. Joey Attends Aboriginal Leadership Conference: This past week, the Langley School District held its annual Aboriginal Leadership Conference at Newlands Golf and Country Club. Grade 7 and 8 students from across the district gather on behalf of their schools to participate in traditional Aboriginal activities to celebrate the leadership they have demonstrated in their own school communities. West Langley was proud to have Joey there to represent our school. Joey is an great leader both in his classroom and around the school. It was great that he was able to be celebrated at this event while learning even more leadership skills for his transition into high school.
5. Division Seven Shape Reporters: The students in Mr Jung’s Grade 2 class took to the streets armed with iPads in search of different shapes around the school and playground. They then video taped themselves with the shape explaining what the shape was. They used iMovie to put the clips together into a newscast starring themselves. It was such a great example of meaningful learning and understanding where patterns and math is in the world around them. To check out one of the video, please click here to access the West Langley YouTube channel.