Seaview Elementary

The flurry of May activities at Seaview is building up to the crescendo that is June!  In addition to the enormous amount of curriculum to which the children are exposed daily, there have been many enormously enriching extra-curricular activities just lately to complement the children’s learning.  Many classes visited Healthamongous to learn about the importance of daily physical activity and eating properly, and the grade 4 class has enjoyed learning karate at our local karate school as well as art lessons at 4 Cats School of Art.  Book authors visited our school and the primary children listened and learned from Robert Heidbreder and the intermediate students did the same with our very own Lantzville author John Wilson.  The grade 1/2 and grade 4 classes recently visited VIU for their “Extreme Science” program and were thrilled by the physics and chemistry presentations.  They were enormously engaged throughout the entire day.

The Kindergarten and Kindergarten/grade one students have begun their session of swimming lessons; the grade two/three and grade three classes spent an enjoyable and enriching trip to Science World last week; and the grade one/two and grade two/three classes are both looking forward to their trip next week to Courtenay where they will visit the museum and fossil dig at the Puntledge River.  The Kindergarten and grade one/two classes have been raising butterflies in the classrooms.  This is a program that fits in neatly to the Science curriculum as well as being a fascinating and very authentic unit of study.

All of our grade three to seven children represented Seaview admirably at our track meet with Frank J Ney School, and many have advanced to the zone track meet coming up on June 1st.  Our spirit “break a rule” day was a very lucrative fundraiser for the grade seven class.  Everyone had a good time as they paid their dollar to break a rule previously agreed upon by their classroom teachers.  Last week a number of our very talented students participated in our annual Talent Showcase, demonstrating their karate skills, musical and dance skills.  Our Parent Appreciation Tea followed this, which is a time when staff is able to show how grateful we are for the yearlong support from parents.  Parents volunteer in classrooms, drive for field trips, work on hot dog and hot lunch days, and fundraise in many, many other ways.  An example of this volunteerism is the Seaview bottle drive on June 4th, so please save your bottles for collection on that day!

Our “Welcome to Kindergarten” day has taken place, and undoubtedly many little Lantvillites are anxiously waiting to return for fun and adventures!  If you are new to the community, or have not yet signed up your child for next year, do so quickly!  After June 15th a spot is no longer guaranteed despite the fact that you are Lantzville residents!

So, the days continue on briskly as much curricular and social learning takes place before the end of the year.  The climate and culture of Seaview continues to be one that makes it such a great place to work and learn.

 

Lindsay Miller

I've taught at Seaview for 23 years as a primary teacher...lived in Lantzville for 19 years. One of my great joys at school is leading a knitting club for the kids.

Posted in June 2011, Message from Seaview Elementary

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