We are excited to once again take our grade 9 students to “River Watch”, where we will be rafting to multiple sites to assess the quality of water for our Environmental Chemistry unit. Data will be gathered to later create and present a report on the health of the river and the impact of the Bonnybrook water treatment facility. This trip will take place on May 22.
This month, the Grade 6 students are going to be attending a performance of The Secret Garden on May 3.
Permission forms for field trips must be returned by the due date to allow the planners to make the final arrangements for transportation, class coverage, and payments to the service provider. Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to take the form home, have it read and signed by a parent/guardian and to return the form to school by the due date. Students not returning forms by the due date will not be permitted to attend the field trip. In some cases, trips may need to be cancelled if sufficient numbers of forms are not returned. Parents may choose to withdraw consent before trips begin, but are reminded that refunds may not always be possible.
Students who do not attend scheduled trips will be expected to attend school as usual. Teachers will provide alternate assignments for students unable to go on a particular trip. If a school trip is cost-prohibitive, please call the teacher-in-charge and the school will work with the parent to ensure no student misses out.
Do you have students that are interested in the Grade 9 sailing trip? We are having a parent information night on May 3. During this meeting, you will learn what happens on the trip, hear from students who have participated on the trip and details about cost and fundraising. Both current Grade 7 and 8 parents/guardians/students are welcome. Grade 8 students going into Grade 9 next year will be able to participate on the trip next year. Grade 7 students going into grade 8 next year will be able to start their fundraising early to get double the amount.