Highlights from April
- Silk Road entertainers shared with staff and students music and traditions from all over the world. All in attendance enjoyed the interactive performance
- Our first Markstay Family Fun Night was a great success. After filling up on pizza and juice, students, parents and staff danced and laughed the night away. Congrats to Mr. Wright and Daytton for the Twist Off! We are planning to have more fun events like this one in the next school year.
- Congratulations to the Markstay School Choir for bringing home a Gold Award this year from the Kiwanis Music Festival. We are very proud of all the students that participated.
- Stacie, Hali, Jamie and Kevin took part in the Math, Science and Technology Olympics. They did Markstay proud.
- The junior co-ed basketball team took part at the Princess Anne tournament. The team got the silver medal in the runner-up division. Thanks to Ms. Duncan and Mr. Provincial for coaching.
Highlights from March
- On March 4, students shot hoops and jumped rope to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The total amount raised will be announced at a later date. Thanks to Ms. Ogilvy for organizing this event.
- A group of students from grades 6 and 7 took part in a Community Builders Institute held at Laurentian University. Students were trained in mediation skills. A special thanks goes out to Ms. Adam for taking part in the activities and for driving students.
- Students from the gr. 6/7 and 7/8 classes took part in the school based Science Fair to share their knowledge and creativity with the rest of the school's students and staff. Chosen to represent Markstay at the Board level were Sam, Victoria, Hali, Kerissa and Baylee. They did Markstay proud!
Highlights from February
- The boys basketball team has two fourth place finishes this year. The girls' team has demonstrated much growth this season. Both teams are looking forward to the city tournaments in April.
- Go Canada Go! Our Timberwolves demonstrated their school and Olympic spirit during the month of February. Students created cheers, mascots and flags for their teams that took part in our Olympic Play Day. Great fun was had by all!
- On February 23, Markstay staff hosted a family math night for students K-5. There were 27 families in attendance. Families were immersed in hands-on math activities. To close the evening, a delicious spaghetti supper was enjoyed.
Highlights from January
- Congratulations to our junior volleyball team that received the pool B bronze medal at the Bumper Classic.
- Science North came to Markstay and held an endangered species workshop.
- The Horseshoe Valley Ski trip was one to remember for our grade seven and eight students.
- On the coldest day of January, students showed their spirit by wearing flowered shirts and sunglasses for our Hawaiian spirit day.
- During the last week of January, many former graduates of MPS came back to do their volunteer hours for secondary school. These students were a huge help to the staff. We were also proud to hear their success stories in their new schools.
Highlights from December
- We are proud of the efforts of both the boys' and girls' intermediate volleyball teams this year. The girls demonstrated growth over the season and the boys placed 6th overall for the board.
- Once again, the students put on a great show at the Annual Winter Concert. A huge thank you goes to Ms. Duncan for organizing this event. Alex B won the student draw for a prize donated by Peggy Pichoskie. Jeannine Lachance won the raffle prize that was donated by the staff.
- The primary students had rave reviews for the play, 'Sleeping Beauty'. This version really caught the students' imaginations.
- Students took part in carol singing during the last days of school before the holidays. Classes took turns leading the school with new songs and old favourites. 'I Want a Hippopotamus' will be retired for another year.
- Students and staff enjoyed the skating days at the community center in Warren. We are looking forward to more fun on the ice.
Highlights from November
- Our school was honoured to host the Markstay Community Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 10. Many of our students attended and took part in this important observance.
- The Markstay School Council met for the second time this year on November 16. Our next meeting is January 18.
- For volleyball, the boys' team was very successful at the Cougar Classic earlier this month, bringing home bronze medals. The girls' and boys' teams played well and had fun at the Copper Cliff friendly tournament.
- Community Builders presented a 'Friends and Allies' workshop to both Ms. Ogilvy's and Mr. Provincial's students. Students took part in skits, songs and activities to build positive relationships.
- Our Scholastic Book Fair was a great success. Money raised will be used to purchase books for our classroom libraries.
- Students gave the presentation of 'High School Musical' by Sudbury Secondary School students '2 thumbs up'. It is important for our students to attend these performances for exposure to the arts and to see different programs that are offered by the local high schools.
- Mr. Caetano, Mr. Grubber and Mr. Provincial grew their moustaches for 'Movember' which is a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research. The other staff members have donated to this worthwhile cause.
- Two Laurentian University students that are in the teaching program have been presenting the 'Risk Watch' program, which focuses on safety, to many of our students.
Highlights from October
- The students savoured the delicious Harvest Feast meal on October 8th. Thanks to all that contributed this Markstay tradition.
- Damien Collins was our lucky winner of two tickets to see Robert Munsch live in Sudbury. Damien and his mom enjoyed hearing this well known children's author in person.
- Lise Denis, from the Sudbury Social Planning Council was Markstay's guest "Principal for a Day" on October 21st. She took part in our Respect Assembly in the morning and then visited each class to discuss leadership. Ms. Denis will be coming back to our school later in the year to further work with the students in the areas of respect and leadership.
- Congratulations to the Markstay cross country running teams that braved the cold and ran their hearts out at the Falconbridge race. Special congratulations to Nick A. in Grade 7 for finishing 10th in his division, earning him a ribbon. Also, congratulations to Damien C. for finishing 19th and Eliz Jonis for finishing 17th in their races. Way to go Markstay runners!
- On October 28th, the Menaka Thakkar dance company wowed our students with an Indian dance performance. Wise Monkey, Foolish Crocodile is based on a timeless Indian fable. The presentation of the story used creative dance movements to illustrate several classical Indian dance styles.
- The grade 4/5 class is participating in the Roots of Empathy program. This program involves getting to know a baby and watching as she grows and changes. The students have met the baby and have seen that she has has grown from 18.5 inches to 23 inches now that she is 6 weeks old. Her name is Caroline and the class thinks that she is wonderful!
Highlights from September
- Markstay students demonstrated respect and enthusiasm on Anti Bullying day. Many wore pink in a stand against bullying. We are committed to making Markstay Public School a safe and positive place to be.
- Students in Mr. Grubber’s and Mr. Caetano’s classes were wowed by the performance of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What a memorable experience for these students.
- On September 25, students walked to remember the courage and determination of Terry Fox. Staff donated to this worthwhile cause. Many students are taking part in the nation wide Terry Fox poster contest as well.
- The renovations to the inside of the building are almost complete. With new paint, windows and doors, there is a positive feel. The outside of the older section of the building looks new again. Students and staff alike are revitalized with the changes.
- Chocolate bar sales are starting this week and will run until Friday November 6. A notice went home September 29. If you would like more information, please make a note in your child’s agenda
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