EARTH WEEK AT AES!
Our Wild BC Scientist, Kim Fulton, will be joining us April 18th, Wednesday, for tree plug planting in the adventures and on April 19, Thursday, for the Salmon Simulation Game. All classes have been reviewing the salmon life cycle in preparation. Schedules were sent home and we are hoping parents can join us! During the week, when convenient, teachers will also be doing community garbage cleanup with their classes. We are proud of our students’ love for the outdoors and our planet Earth!
“We don’t inherit the Earth, we are simply caretakers for the next generation” ….it’s important to educate the next generation when they are young so they grow up respecting our Earth! Hope you can join us this upcoming week!
AES Cross Country running begins…..
Starting on Thursday April 5th, classes will be running outside. We will have an AES Cross Country Running Meet for all students-April 25, then for our Club members only, a meet with HPE -May 2 and a final meet in Salmon Arm May 10!
AES Showcase of Talent!
Lights, camera and action…. our annual display of AES Talent on March 16th was a major hit!! A huge thank you to Sheila Malashewsky, Tanya Normandeau, Michelle Nicholson and Kyla Kalf for all their efforts and of course our many stars!
Outdoor Learning Fundraiser- A Huge Success!
PAC recently raised over $5000.00 for Outdoor Learning, one of our AES goals! The community support was amazing! See the list of sponsors below. Four Moms. in particular, worked very hard on this fundraiser- Tia Wagner, Corinna Hoodicoff, Kate Melvin and Jen Boone! We are so grateful! Thank you!
Pink Shirt Day!
Pink Shirt Day was February 28th! To support this powerful awareness day, we encouraged our students to wear a pink shirt! We also made a pink ice heart to remind us to be kind!
In our assembly a grade one friendship group, under the direction of Mrs. Southworth our Learning Resource Teacher, shared a vide they had made about the book One! In the book the color Blue is a quiet color. Red’s a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don’t like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand — until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count.
In addition, the whole school sang the song by Bruno Mars, You Can Count On Me! The lyrics of the song include….You can count on me like one two three
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two
You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah
As well, the students were able to choose to repeat and sign a pledge…
the pledge was….I believe that positive actions make positive change.
I will do my best to treat others with respect and kindness.
I will speak up.
I will take a stand when I see kids embarrassing or hurting each other.
Stopping bullying begins with me.
Overall, it was a very powerful day- especially with the sea of pink shirts in the gym. We all left with hearts full of pride for our caring and respectful AES students!!
It’s a SUNNY day at AES!
Sunny, our PADS service dog, visits Tuesdays and Fridays. He is often seen with our Counselor Jonaire Bowyer-Smythe. Together, they spread sunshine at our school and help our students manage their worries and self-regulate. We are grateful for Sunny!