Recent Photos

It’s been a long time since I posted any pictures on the blog of the activities we have been doing…. and we’ve been doing a lot. From the track meet, to gardening, from working on our science unit on Energy to fencing, it’s been a busy few months. So I thought I would put some of the pictures I have been taking and create a video for you.

Superhero Day and Art Gala

Our Art Gala is on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 with our talent show starting at 7:15. This is a great evening to come out and see all the wonderful art that is being created by the intermediate students. There will be snacks. Our students are being asked to bring fruit for the evening. Even if you are not planning on attending, please send some fruit with your child on Thursday so that we have enough for the evening.

Tomorrow is Superhero Day! One of my favorite days of the year. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume or come in their own creation! The more creative the better. I enjoy this day because I get to wear my Jedi costume! Students are to wear their regular uniforms if they do not have a costume.

Track Meet Tomorrow

Track Meet is finally upon us and we are looking forward to a beautiful, fun day under the sun! Some last minute reminders before tomorrow:

  • Please make sure that the following items are packed: sunscreen, hoodie, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, snacks, lunch, running shoes, something non-electronic to do on the bus.
  • The bus will be leaving at 7:00. We need to leave early as the events start exactly at 9:00. They are starting earlier this year so we can leave earlier.
  • The bus will be coming back at approx. 3:45 depending on traffic.
  • Money is only needed if your child is wanting to buy something at the canteen. Students do not have to bring money.

I have posted the letter that went home again for reference.

Track and Field 2016 Letter to Parents by ihancock on Scribd

Spelling and Memory Verse for the Week

Being that it is a short week, Spelling and Memory verse will be done on Monday. Here is the spelling for the week:

Spelling R1 by ihancock on Scribd

Please note that we are using the Canadian form of “honour”. Spelling City will use the American form of “honour”. However, I will still count the Spelling City as a bonus even if Spelling City marks it wrong for using the Canadian form. Here is the link to Spelling City:

The memory verse comes from Hebrews 4:15. As it is a long verse, we will break it in half:

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses…

Service Day

Just a reminder about Service Day this afternoon (Weds. Apr. 19). Please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. If you have any garden gloves or work gloves, please have the children bring those as well. We will be leaving the school at 2:00 and returning shortly before 3:00. If any parents would like to come along, you are welcome to join us.


Service Day 2017

Our 2017 service day is happening on Wednesday from 2-3. We will be joining Ms.Evans class in cleaning up the neighbourhood. Our walk will be going rain or shine so please dress appropriately. Speaking of dress, students will be allowed to wear non-uniform clothes on Wednesday. Students should have received a permission form to be returned no later than Wednesday.

Pajama Day Tomorrow and Other Items

Tomorrow is Pajama day at Highroad Academy!

On April 11, we will be celebrating the coming spring by….. wearing pajamas!! That’s right! Wear your warm snugglies on Tuesday and let’s drive the cold rain away!

Students are allowed to wear their pajamas or other lounging wear tomorrow but should also have something warm like a dressing gown in case of chills. Pajamas should be appropriate with no bellies showing or anything else that might be considered inappropriate. You can bring a teddy or such and slippers to wear in the class.

If students do not wish to participate, that is completely fine and should then just wear their uniforms as if it is a normal day.

Here is your Spelling for the Week. The spelling test and memory verse will be due on the following Tuesday due to the short weeks:

Spelling Q6 by ihancock on Scribd

Don’t forget to do the pre-test to get your bonus mark!

The memory verse is from Hebrews 4:14

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.