As we look to finish off the second month of 2018, we are extremely thankful to our parent council for funding a variety of physical literacy resources for our classrooms. These include under-table bikes, balance cushions, resistance bands, and more! As a staff we continue to feel fortunate and amazingly supported by our parents.
While report cards just went home, we are already looking to the 2018-2019 year for term planning. We have gathered data about programs that students are interested in and will be looking at schedules and making sure that there is something for everyone here at Nose Creek!
Speaking of snow, please ensure that students are dressed for the weather as the temperature will continue its up and down cycle for a while longer. Lower grade students will go out for recess when weather permits so having winter clothing is a necessity.
The Start of Term 2
This week sees the start of our second term of complementary courses. We are excited to offer a wide range of programs to satisfy a multitude of interests and our teachers and students are excited to see what the second half of the year brings.
With the first term drawing to a close, report cards will be coming home this Friday!
Cardboard Floats, Balls Bounce, Another Week Passes
This past week we sent two teams to the Cardboard Boat Races. With one team blazing across the pool and the other making it a few feet, the engineering challenge was a massive success and tons of fun. Great job to our team that showed outstanding Kodiak Spirit.
We also hosted the senior Kodiak Classic Basketball Tournament. Close games and competition ran rampant with our senior boys and girls team representing us extremely well.
This past week saw our 2nd annual science fair roll out and what an event! Spearheaded by Mrs. Pond and Mrs. Rudolph, the grades 6 and 7 students presented incredible experiments, innovations, and research projects on a wide variety of topics that they were interested in.
This week is a busy one at Nosecreek. On Wednesday, our Senior Boys basketball team is hosting their first home league games of the season. If students are interested in watching or attending the games, they are invited to come back for the 4:30-5:30 game. If they are interested in watching the second game involving our Kodak's (7:30-8:30), they must be accompanied by a parent. This will be applicable to all home games.
The Japan Homestay program is starting to prepare for the arrival of 16 Japanese students who will be visiting our city and school. If you participate in the Homestay program you will get to go on a week’s worth of field trips throughout Calgary and the surrounding area with the Japanese students and Mr. Lafferty. If your NCS student is in grade 7, 8, or 9, and your family would like to host a student for 10 days starting at the end of May, or if you would like to hear more information, please contact the school and ask for Mr. Lafferty, or email him directly at email@example.com.
Our students work diligently on a number of publications throughout the year and, even though it seems like we have hardly begun, our Publishing class has been putting in an incredible amount of time to work on our 2017-2018 yearbook.
If you haven't purchased a Nose Creek School Yearbook yet, it’s not too late! The deadline to order a year book is February 11th, 2018 and can be acquired the following ways:
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A Maker Space is now set up in our Learning Commons! Every few weeks a new design challenge will be set up for our students to try! The Maker Space is open during Nutrition Break and Lunch. Students can also try the design challenges in small groups during instructional times that teachers feel are appropriate.
The Kodiak Classic Tournament for our Senior Boys and Girls starts this Thursday and Runs through Sunday. Come support our Nosecreek Kodiak's as we welcome a host of teams into the cave!
January is an exciting month with a new year, new sports teams, and now our Second Annual Science Fair! Our grade 6,7, and 8 students have been working hard on their experiments and will have the on display this Thursday from 1:20-3:00 and then again from 5:30-8:00. Parents and guests are welcome to come celebrate the incredible effort that the groups have put in!
In PE squad 2 and B are snowshoeing on Monday and Tuesday with 3 and C taking their turn on Wednesday and Thursday. What an incredible physical literacy opportunity for our students!
For those that ordered Fun Lunch, This Wednesday is one of our dates. As we go forward in the year, check out the Healthy Hunger website and order!
This week sees the start of our students taking advantage of the winter weather to get out snowshoeing. Those in squad 1 or A are hitting the powder on Monday. Making sure that we are dressed for the weather is essential.
This past weekend our wrestling club took team gold at their most recent tournament. With a number of individual successes and our team oozing Kodiak Pride, they are having a fantastic year and showing incredible growth!
The second annual Nose Creek Science Fair is quickly approaching. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 have been working hard to prepare their projects. On Thursday, January 25th students will be showcasing their work from 1:20 pm - 3:00 pm and again from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Parents, guests, and guardians are welcome to attend at any point!
Happy New Year Kodiak Families, we hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break!
There are a couple important reminders this week; Grade 9 vaccinations are on Tuesday January 9th and Basketball tryouts for all teams start this week. Please make sure to check out the PE/Athletics blog for the dates and times of each tryout.
Thank you to all the Nose Creek families and students that contributed to our annual SPIRIT of giving, the Christmas stocking items will be delivered to the Inn From the Cold by the end of the week. This week has a festive theme...
Tuesday - Santa Hat day & Rice Krispie treats for a $1
Wednesday - PJ Day (School appropriate) & Christmas Cookies for a $1-2
Thursday - Dance and Activity Afternoon
All proceeds will go to the ChooseKind Project and Inn From the Cold!
A few additional reminders...
- Lost and Found items are on display in the main foyer and will be donated on December 20th. Please take a look as there are lots of lonely mittens, hats, water bottles and jackets that would love to find their way home before the holidays!
-Thursday December 21st is the last day of classes before the Holiday break, classes will resume on Monday January 8th, 2018.
The Nose Creek School book fair was a great success with over $2400.00 being raised to support the purchase of additional Learning Commons resources! Thank you Nose Creek families!
Speaking of books, did you know that Tumble Books can be easily accessed at home through our school website without any login required. Tumble Books is a website that contains hundreds of animated stories that have music, sound and narration. Kids can choose to read the text or have the stories read to them. Most of the eBooks are picture books, but they also have some easy readers, chapter books and information books.
For those interested in band, Honor Band Club is starting on November 27th and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm. Please talk to Mrs. Burns for more information.
Nose Creek’s Annual Book Fair
Parent Teacher Conferences
A few reminders as the weather gets colder, please make sure all students have indoor shoes for gym class and that those in Grade 4-6 attending lunchroom have adequate outdoor clothing for their outdoor recess.
Conference bookings are now online and can be booked through the "book parent/teacher conferences" link on the Nose Creek School website. Conferences will run on Thursday November 16th from 1:30-4:15 & 5:00-7:30, and on Friday November 17th from 8:30-12:00.
On Friday we will be holding two Remembrance Day Services, please see the information below.
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