District Music Challenge!

Join other Canadian children in song with professional vocal coach Jasmine Denham in this CBC Project Inside Voices.  It’s easy to participate.  Simply go to the website below and watch the latest video that will guide your family through the project.  Each week a new video will be added to move you along.  Be sure to be extra-creative and CBC may just decide to broadcast your video if you choose to share it.

https://www.cbc.ca/music/events/canadian-music-class-challenge/challenge-your-kids-to-raise-their-inside-voices-in-song-1.5531690

Video 1 (April 17): Vocal Warm-up

Video 2 (April 24): The Craft of Singing

Video 3 (May 1): Learn the Song

Video 4 (May 8): Record and Share Your Song

May 13: Upload your project

At the end of the project you will have the option to upload to social media using the hashtags #CBCMusicclass and #cbckids.  Remember that you will need your parent’s permission to share any of your work online.

Please feel free to send your project to our Music Teacher here at school as well!

International Day of Mourning

Today we observe Canada’s National Day of Mourning for workers injured or made ill in the workplace. Although there are no gatherings this year, organizers suggest you might want to do a minute of silence at 11 am.

#83learns

#83cares

Intl Day of Mourning

Easing children’s anxiety

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education and Health’s EASE team has been hard at work adapting EASE classroom activities for use at home by parents and caregivers to support children’s mental health and continuous learning.

EASE at Home is a collection of fun and practical strategies to help guide parents and caregivers in managing their children’s anxiety and worries in the comfort of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The links below include suggestions for fun and engaging activities:

EASE at Home – Grades K– 3

EASE at Home – Grades 4 – 7

For more everyday activities and resources to help support continuous learning while families are home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, view the Ministry of Education’s Keep Learning BC website https://www.openschool.bc.ca/keeplearning/ and First Nations Education Steering Committee’s website. http://www.fnesc.ca/continuous-learning/

More information is available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/ease

Supporting essential services

Part of the government’s direction to school districts during this challenging time is to provide some support for the children of Tier 1 essential service workers who have no other child care options. This has caused some confusion with parents as many are on the essential services list, but not necessarily in the Tier 1 group. Hopefully the following information will help provide clarity.
Click on this link for more details.