Home of the Rapids
Algonquin Ridge Elementary School will host a technology information and bingo night this Thursday. This event is designed to introduce parents to educational websites, showcase educational software and apps for smartphones and tablets, and give families new ways to learn at home. The night will finish off with a few rounds of bingo.
5:30 to 5:50 p.m. SCDSB software
5:50 to 6:10 p.m. Educational apps for iPads
6:10 to 6:30 p.m. Exciting educational websites
6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Bingo
Parents will be provided with resources from each presentation that families can use at home.
We have sold 105 tickets to Rapids Night at the Rogers Centre for May 8th. You can still purchase tickets until Thursday afternoon. We have sold out bus transportation to the game. A note with final balances for tickets/bus will be going home on Tuesday.
Click here for videoWe kicked off our fundraising efforts for Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Friday morning by welcoming the jump rope team from St. Michael’s the Archangel E.S.. Students have brought additional information home on Friday.
Grade 8 yearbooks will be made available to our students this year. Payment can be made online (see school website under Links for Parents) or by cheque made out to ARES. Please indicate your method of payment and return this ORDER FORM to the classroom teacher.
Health Unit Letter regarding potential measles exposure in Collingwood and Alcona.
On Friday, Ontario Education Leadership Camp leader and teacher Kristi Reynolds facilitated a day of leadership activities for our intermediate students. It was a great day for all!
Leadership Day on PhotoPeach
On Thursday April 10th, five grade 8 students from Mr. Turner’s room participated in the Simcoe County Cardboard Boat Race Challenge in Midland.
The team had two hours to construct a boat out of two 4′ x 8′ sheets of cardboard. Their boat was then tested for speed and weight capacity.
The team was also scored on their co-operation and teamwork during the construction phase of the challenge. We had a great time! – Danielle & Natasha
On April 4th, the grade one students travelled to the Tiffin Conservation Centre to learn about maple syrup production. After trudging through the sugar bush to collect sap buckets, they tried their hand at drilling holes using a Pioneer tool called an auger and measuring trees to see how many sap buckets each tree could hold. They watched as water was evaporated from the sap using hot rocks (the Native method), large irons pots (the Pioneer method) and in an evaporator (the Modern method). The students said that the BEST part of the trip was tasting the delicious, sweet maple syrup!
We have sold nearly 100 tickets to date! This is going to be a great night to enjoy a baseball game with family and friends at the Rogers Centre. We have 45 people who are interested in taking a school bus down to the game. We will cap the number of passengers at 60. There will be an $8 surcharge per ticket. An additional note will go home to those interested in the transportation option with the amount owing.
Please send in forms and money for tickets by April 17th.
Go Jays Go!