HPE is starting a Grade 4-6 school choir

High Prairie Elementary School’s youngest students are quite the investigators. Becki Cardinal’s kindergarten students had fun searching the school for Pete the Cat’s shoes! Above, left-right, are Jaxson Holstrom and Aryanna Khan, with Pete the Cat.

This is Grade 5C with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School.

Music teacher Tannisha MacKenzie is looking forward to the start of our school choir next month. Grade 4-6 students, start thinking about sharing your wonderful voices!

Grade 5P students enjoy feeling their best, so they begin each day with an abundance of physical activities. Stay fit and happy everyone!

Grade 6L went on a field trip to the Jackpines last Friday. They learned all about trees and forests. Students found broad leaves and needle leaves, measured trees for height, and counted the rings of a tree to tell its age. They went for a walk to find signs of life in the forest. We are very lucky that we live right in the boreal forest. This fits right in with their Science unit on Alberta Trees and Forests.

Guided Reading has started up again at HPE. From Grade 1 to Grade 6, students will work in small reading level groups to help improve their reading comprehension. They will learn and practice skills like making predictions, and creating images in their head to help understand the text better. They will practice re-reading for understanding and what to do when they are stuck on a word.

Parents and/or guardians, please do not use the bus lanes or staff parking lot to drop off or pick up your children. Please do not park in staff parking as the stalls are assigned. Thanks for your cooperation.

Grade 4S has been very busy. In Math, they are problem solving with number sense, ordering and sequencing numbers up to 10,000 and focusing on open-ended number sense problems. In Science, they are continuing with Waste and Our World, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of using and disposing of waste products left behind by humans. Social Studies has the students taking their mapping skills further. Grade 4S will learn about the geography, climate and natural resources of Alberta through reading, questioning and mapping.

Grade KC has been working hard learning their routines and settling into kindergarten. They had fun searching the school for Pete the Cat’s shoes! Thank you to all the parents who stopped in during open house. It was great to see you!

Intramurals has started at HPE. Students will have the chance to join teams and compete in different sports events during their lunch recess three days a week.

Our new Safety Patrollers are out each morning and afternoon helping our HPE students cross the street safely. Please watch for them as you drive on the streets by our school.

Our Terry Fox Walk was a huge success. The students and staff once again walked with Prairie River Junior High School and E.W. Pratt High School students and staff. The funds were donated to the Terry Fox Cancer Foundation again this year.

Author, Kathy Jessup will be in our school on Wednesday, Oct. 3. She will be meeting with all the different grade levels to talk about writing. We can thank our wonderful librarian, Shelley Griffith, for organizing this visit.

HPE staff and students would like to welcome our two new EAs, Dona Gray and Samantha Smith. We know you’ll love working here!

On Friday, Sept. 28, Corrine Goulet recognize Orange Shirt Day by coming and reading to different classrooms. This day was set aside to acknowledge the young First Nations children who were taken from their families and sent to residential schools across Canada. Goulet read and talked with the students to help them understand a little bit more.

This Friday is a Divisional PD Day, followed by a long weekend. We hope you have a very happy, fun Thanksgiving!

Have a great week and check in with us next week to see what’s happening at HPE.


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