Christmas Concert

Here is the information for the Christmas concert this year:

 

Tuesday, December 18 at 9:30am

  • Dress rehearsal
  • Whole school will be able to watch

 

Wednesday, December 19 at 1:30pm

  • Matinee performance
  • Families are welcome to come. No ticket is needed

 

Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm

  • Performance night for division two (band)
  • Each child will be able to bring two people – the ticket order form went home today and will be due back on December 6
  • Students meet at school with their band instrument at the time indicated by the band teacher (6:30pm?)

 

Thursday, December 20

  • division two is NOT performing this night

 

Outfits for division two (band):

  • white shirt (no pictures or words)
  • black or dark-coloured skirt or pants
  • black or dark-coloured shoes (preferably not runners)

Hip Hop Performance Dec. 7

Hip hop lessons have begun at Capitol Hill and the students are looking fantastic! The performance will be on Friday, December 7 at 1pm. This is usually a popular event for parents to attend, so make sure to come early so that you get a good view . . . and come even earlier than early if you are hoping to get a seat. Seating is very limited since half of the gym is used for the performance, so it is highly likely that you will be standing.

Practices after school

Due to a scheduling conflict, our after-school practices will be relocated for the next few weeks until Christmas. After school, students will come to my classroom and then practice will take place either in my classroom/the basement if it is raining or outside if it is a nice day. Students will now be dismissed from the school door that is just to the right of the gym door (in the dead end).

Routines

Now that each group has had their first practice with me, these are some routines that we have set up:

 

K/1 Group

Start of practice

  • after school, the students will be picked up at their classroom by a grade-seven student and brought to the gym where they will line up in the hallway

End of practice

  • parents can wait for their child at the outside gym doors
  • at 3:30, I will open the outside gym door and dismiss students to their parent/guardian one at a time
  • please note that our custodians have asked for parents NOT to enter the school through other doors

 

2/3 Group

Start of practice

  • after school, the students will walk through the school to the gym and will line up in the hallway
    • for the first practice, students were picked up at their classroom by a grade-seven student
    • for the second practice (Nov. 16), only grade-two students in Mrs. Lieu’s and Mrs. Nesbitt’s classes will be picked up at their classroom
    • for the third and future practices, all 2/3 students will make their own way to the gym

End of practice

  • parents can wait for their child at the outside gym doors
  • at 3:30, I will open the outside gym door and dismiss students to their parent/guardian one at a time
  • please note that our custodians have asked for parents NOT to enter the school through other doors

 

4/5 Group and 6/7 Group

Start of practice

  • students will wait outside the exterior gym door until I open the door at 8am
  • please note that our custodians have asked for students NOT to enter the school through other doors

End of practice

  • practice will end a few minutes before the bell rings

 

Attendance at practice

I’ve had a few questions from students (and parents) about what to do if they can’t make a practice.

 

Students won’t be penalised for missing a practice. Instead, students are encouraged to show responsibility by communicating with me about their absence.

 

For intermediate students:

  • when they know ahead of time, they should come tell me which practice they won’t be able to make
  • when it is an unexpected absence (e.g. they wake up sick and are away from school that day), they should come tell me once they are back at school

 

For primary students:

  • parents can e-mail me to let me know if their child will miss a practice
  • when parents feel their child is ready, they can help them transition into having the child come tell me about their absence

Information from the meeting

We have a very large triathlon team with over 100 students! Congratulations to you/your child for choosing to be a part of it!

 

Here is some information that was given out at tonight’s meeting:

 

Training Plan

  • Practices will be every other Friday for term one, starting this Friday:
    • October 26: 4/5s at 8am and K/1s after school. Older students will meet the K/1 students at their classroom door after school and bring them down to the gym.
    • Nov. 2: 6/7s at 8am and 2/3s after school.
    • The dates for the fall are posted under the “Triathlon Team” page
  • Have a look at the Training Plan to see what training would look like at home and at school for the year
  • The emphasis for our team will be on having fun and staying active. Competition is NOT a part of our K-5 training. In grades 6/7, students will be introduced to the competitive aspect of the sport
  • Note that we are not doing year-long triathlon training in the same way that an adult would train year long. The practices that we have throughout the year are meant to build a team atmosphere, to learn about triathlons, and to work on general fitness. It will be in the spring that we shift to triathlon-specific training.

 

The North Shore Triathlon

  • Students who are interested, have the option to participate in the North Shore Triathlon that will be on Monday, May 20, 2019 (Monday of the May long weekend)
  • The registration fee is $45
  • Students don’t need to decide until February whether or not they would like to participate in the race
  • Later in the year, we will have a parent meeting to go over race-specific information and also to let parents know the best spots to cheer on your triathlete!

 

For your reading pleasure

  • Have a look at the NCCP’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) for more information on how children should progress through sport. This is the 13-page detailed version that applies to all sports.
  • Also, have a look at the Triathlon LTAD Model from Triathlon Canada for Kids of Steel. This is the quick two-pager.
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