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Rainbow Schools celebrate Education Week from May 6 to 10, 2019

Rainbow Schools will mark Education Week from May 6 to 10, 2019. “Education week provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate teaching excellence, student achievement, parental involvement and exceptional community support in Rainbow Schools,” says Norm Blaseg, Director of Education for Rainbow District School Board.

Alexander Public School
During Education Week, Alexander Public School will host a French Book Fair. Parents/guardians are invited to the unveiling of the school’s new diversity section of the library, with books purchased with a Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out Grant. Parents/guardians will visit classrooms to participate in various activities themed with Truth and Reconciliation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or the environment. Author Amanda Maybee will speak to students about the process of writing and publishing a book. Students will enjoy an in-school Track and Field Day and an electrical safety presentation. Some students will have a yoga session with parents.

Assiginack Public School
On Monday, May 6th, Assiginack Public School will host Science North. Students will engage in hands-on science workshops. Students will take part in design and creation activities for Global Day of Design. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The Assiginack Child Care Daycare will host an open house for the community to view the new facilities, including a new classroom for students. Throughout the week, students are invited to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair.

Barrydowne College
Barrydowne College is hosting a lunch and paint/art social event on Friday, May 10th at 11:30 am to honour and thank volunteers, sponsors and supporters that work quietly behind the scenes to support students. Students in the “Food & Healthy Living” class will prepare the meal as part of a culminating assignment.

C.R. Judd Public School
Students in Grades 6 to 8 at C.R. Judd Public School will take part in a road clean-up with members of the local Lions Club on Monday, May 6th at 9 am. At 1:45 pm, students will enjoy a Kids Biz Awards presentation followed by a Music Monday event in the gym. Students will swap books with each other on Tuesday, May 7th. At 1:40 pm on Wednesday, May 8th, families will take part in math activities. At 6:30 pm, parents/guardians are invited to Family Fitness Wednesday. On Thursday, May 9th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, families are invited to the school’s annual Fun Fair. On Friday, May 10th, students in Grades 6 to 8 will attend the Heritage Fair at Laurentian University.

Carl A. Nesbitt Public School
Carl A. Nesbitt Public School will host the launch of Emergency Preparedness Week on Monday, May 6th. Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger will visit the school to sign the declaration for this important event. Grade 6 students will participate in various activities offered through the city. Students are invited to purchase books throughout the week.

Central Manitoulin Public School
At Central Manitoulin Public School, students will begin Education Week with an annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Monday, May 6th at 3:30 pm. Guests will enjoy acts from the Spring Talent Show. On Tuesday, May 7th, students are invited to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Families are welcome to purchase books in the evening after 4 pm. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30 pm. On Wednesday, May 8th, Grade 4/5 students will take part in Swim to Survive at the Espanola pool. On Thursday, May 9th, students in Grades 1 and 6 will begin the “Kids Have Stress Too” program with social worker Alison Orford. “Kids Have Stress Too” aims to positively influence social and emotional development in children with stress management.

Charles C. McLean Public School
On Monday, May 6th, Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session from 5 pm to 6 pm. Kindergarten and Grade 1/2 students will visit Manitoulin Secondary School for a special ballet performance of “Beauty and the Beast” on Tuesday, May 7th. Students in Grades 4 to 8 will take part in the Island soccer tournament in Wikwemikong and Mindemoya on Thursday, May 9th. The school will host a rummage sale on Friday, May 10th.

Churchill Public School
Education Week at Churchill Public School will begin with a celebration of Music Monday on May 6th. Grade 8 girls will attend the Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conference in Toronto. On Tuesday, May 7th, students will take part in a schoolyard clean up, and an electric safety presentation from Greater Sudbury Utilities. An additional group of Grade 7 and 8 students will travel to Toronto to participate in Skills Ontario’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference. On Wednesday, May 8th, all students will enjoy a reading buddy activity. On Thursday, May 9th, students will play math games from 11:15 am to 11:45 am. Junior students will attend a track and field meet at Laurentian University. The Churchill Chess Team will participate in the R.L. Beattie Chess Tournament. Finally, on Friday, May 10th, students are invited to dress up as their favourite storybook character. Intermediate students will attend a track and field meet at Laurentian University.

Copper Cliff Public School
For Education Week, students at Copper Cliff Public School will focus on growth mindset with daily short video announcements. Topics will include growing your brain, learning from mistakes, the power of “yet”, the mysterious world of neurons and learning to love challenges. On Monday, May 6th, staff will welcome new Kindergarten students for an orientation session from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Children will enjoy a scavenger hunt. On Wednesday, May 8th, all classes will kick off the day with yoga and healthy snacks in the gym at 8:45 am. Families are welcome. All students will take part in mindfulness activities to support a positive response to emotions. Junior and Intermediate students involved in a 16-week program on mindfulness with Public Health Sudbury & Districts will share their learning with others. On Friday, May 10th, students will attend the Heritage Fair at Laurentian University. Students can purchase books throughout the week from the Scholastic Book Fair. During the second nutrition break, a doubles badminton tournament will take place between students in Grades 7 and 8 and staff.

Cyril Varney Public School
On Monday, May 6th, Cyril Varney Public School students will take part in Crazy Hair Day. Students will also build fact fluency with math games in the afternoon. On Tuesday, May 7th, staff will welcome new Kindergarten students for an orientation session from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Grade 4 students will visit the pool for Swim to Survive. Kindergarten students will visit Science North students in Grades 3 to 5 on Wednesday, May 8th. Students will visit the Twin Forks Community Garden to plant seeds on Thursday, May 9th. On Friday, May 10th, students in Grades 5 to 6 will attend the Heritage Fair at Laurentian University.

Ernie Checkeris Public School
Students and staff at Ernie Checkeris Public School will celebrate Music Monday on Monday, May 6th. Students will gather in the gym at 11:15 am. Representatives from Hydro One will visit on Wednesday, May 8th to educate students about the importance of trees in our environment. A group of Grade 3 students will join members from the Hydro One Forestry Division to plant a maple tree in the schoolyard. On Friday, May 10th, staff and students will host their annual Mother’s Day Tea with Kindergarten classes between 11:30 am and 12:15 pm and, Grades 1 to 3 between 1:30 pm and 2:15 pm.

Lansdowne Public School
On Music Monday, May 6th, students will gather in the gym to sing and participate in a variety of musical activities. Grade 8 students will lead others through a sing-along with guitar accompaniment. On Tuesday, May 7th, students will enjoy a book swap in the library. On Wednesday, May 8th, staff will welcome new Kindergarten students for an orientation session from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Parents are invited to take part in math games and a reading picnic on Thursday, May 9th at 12 pm. Students will also clean up the schoolyard.

Larchwood Public School
Larchwood Public School will begin Education Week on Monday, May 6th with a Music Monday and Talent Celebration at 2 pm in the gym. In addition to performing “Hymn to Freedom”, students will showcase artistic talents with dance, voice and performance acts. On Wednesday, May 8th, students in Grades 7 and 8 will present their innovative products at the school Entrepreneur Fair. Products will be available for purchase beginning at noon. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Thursday, May 9th at 5:30 pm. All participants will take part in a scavenger hunt for items carefully prepared and selected by the Kindergarten KINDness Ninjas.

Levack Public School
Levack Public School will celebrate Education Week with an assembly on Monday, May 6th at 2 pm to recognize Music Monday with Rock Band, school choir and classroom presentations. Members of the Onaping Legion will present students with prizes for their participation in a variety of contests. Grade 7 and 8 students will enjoy health and wellness activities at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School on Thursday, May 9th.

Little Current Public School
On Tuesday, May 7th, primary students will travel to Manitoulin Secondary School for a viewing of The Classic School of Dance performance of Beauty and the Beast. Science North staff will visit students in Grades 1 to 8 on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th. Students in Grades 4 to 8 will visit the Espanola pool for Swim to Survive. Students can purchase books throughout the week from the Scholastic Book Fair. On Thursday, May 9th, students in Grades 4 to 8 will take part in the Island Soccer Championships. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Thursday, May 9th at 5:30 pm.

MacLeod Public School
Intermediate girls will visit Toronto for the Young Women’s Conference as part of the Skills Canada Program on Monday, May 6th. Students will explore rewarding careers in the skilled trades, and meet dynamic tradeswomen to hear their inspiring journeys. Students in Grade 8 will take part in a fire safety presentation. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday, May 7th at 5 pm. Students in Grade 2 will take part in a fire safety presentation. On Thursday, May 9th students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 will enjoy an electrical safety presentation. To culminate the week, on Friday, May 10th, students can swap books with others.

Northeastern Elementary School
On Monday, May 6th, students at Northeastern Elementary School will take part in Fabulous Friend Literacy Day. The book “The Fabulous Friend Machine” by Nick Bland will be used to highlight rich vocabulary and story endings. The book will also be used to reinforce digital concepts, such as online safety. A morning assembly will highlight the reading of the children’s book by Grade 8 students in both French and English. A variety of classroom and school wide activities will follow. On Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 pm, the school will host a Talent and Variety Show. Doors open at 6 pm. The show will feature music, dance and dramatic skits from students in Grades 4 to 8. The Junior Recorder Ensemble, the Vocal Ensemble, and the award winning Concert Band will also perform. Tickets are $3 and are available at the door. Refreshments and baked goods can be purchased before and during the show. All proceeds support the Northeastern Elementary School Music Program. On Wednesday, May 8th, students will take part in an Annual Awareness Day with exciting and informative sessions and workshops that remind students to embrace one of Northeastern’s best attributes: openness for inclusion and a steadfast belief in each other. Students will engage in the understanding of things that make us all unique, special, different, and, most importantly, the things that unite us. Parents/guardians are welcome from 9:10 am to 12:50 pm. On Thursday, May 9th, the School Council will host Family Zumba night in the gym from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Students will enjoy Math Mania on Friday, May 10th.

Princess Anne Public School
On Monday, May 6th, students will take part in the Princess Anne Idol singing competition. Students can also purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Parents/guardians are welcome to visit their child’s classroom for a Reading Picnic on Wednesday, May 8th, and math games on Thursday, May 9th. Students will support those who are deaf and hard of hearing during Dress Loud Day on Friday, May 10th.

Queen Elizabeth II Public School
Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Monday, May 6th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Students will take part in a Lip Sync/Talent Show from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. School Council will host a Mental Wellness Night on Wednesday, May 8th from 5:15 pm to 7 pm. The event will promote resiliency, and the power of play as a healthy tool to ensure mental health and well-being. On Thursday, May 9th, students in Grade 3 invite shoppers to attend a Mother’s Day Jewellery Sale. At 9 am on Friday, May 10th, school volunteers, bus drivers and community partners are invited to an appreciation breakfast.

R.H. Murray Public School
On Monday, May 6th at 1:45 pm, the entire school will join together to celebrate Music Monday. School choirs and ensembles will perform their Kiwanis repertoire. Various student groups will showcase classroom music activities. Members of the community are welcome to attend. On Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30 pm, families are invited to a Family Movie Night. On Wednesday, May 8th, from noon to 3 pm and again on Friday, May 10th from 12:20 pm to 3 pm, R.H. Murray students will enjoy traditional stories by Indigenous storyteller, Esther Osche. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Thursday, May 9th at 5:30 pm. On Friday, May 10th at 10 am, Grade 4 to 8 students will engage with the Lively District Secondary School Robotics team.

R.L. Beattie Public School
R.L. Beattie students will participate in a Music Monday assembly. Students will showcase their musical talents. Throughout the week, Kindergarten students will be joined by their parents to read or engage in math games. Grade 1 and 2 students will participate in a variety of interactive science experiments including making butter using their own energy, and making slime while turning liquid into a solid. The school will host a Spring Fair on Thursday, May 9th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Grade 5 and 6 students will engage in coding and educational games using Scratch during Arcade Day on Friday, May 10th. The event will kick off with music coded on Micro:Bits.

S. Geiger Public School
On Monday, May 6th, students will engage in a reading buddy activity. Kindergarten students starting school this fall are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday, May 7th from 9 am to 10:30 am. On Wednesday, May 8th, local artist Mary Dillen will host a painting session with students in Grade 1/2. In the evening, Mary Dillen will host a Paint Night where parents/guardians and children will create a beautiful picture highlighting the scenic La Cloche Mountains of the Massey area. On Thursday, May 9th, students will take part in a workshop with professional storyteller Leigh-Anne Kehler. Indigenous students will travel to Sagamok for a Career Fair. The week will culminate with an exciting staff/student volleyball game on Friday, May 10th.

Walden Public School
Throughout April, students at Walden Public School have been writing poetry. Many poems have been entered into the school’s annual poetry contest. During Education Week, winning poems will be read during announcements. On Monday, May 6th, students will perform musical numbers for Music Monday. Students will sing Oscar Peterson’s iconic “Hymn to Freedom”. Parents/guardians are invited to attend the public performance at 11:30 am. A Scholastic Book Fair will take place May 6th to May 9th in the school library. On Thursday, May 9th, families of children starting school this fall are invited to a Kindergarten orientation session, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Education Week will wrap-up on Friday, May 10th with an outdoor Jump Rope for Heart skip-a-thon. Students will wear red while skipping. If the fundraising goal is met, students will enjoy a special vocal performance by the principal and vice-principal.

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