Bezanson School

Classroom News

Grade 3 – Mrs. Campbell

The grade three class has been working on descriptive writing. Each student has drawn an Elf. After drawing their Elf they have written a description
of their elf with enough detail so another student could try drawing it from the description they have given them. They will then compare both, their drawing and the other students, to see if they have enough detail in their description. Now parents it is your turn to draw some elves. Below are some of the descriptions that the students have written.

“My elf has brown boots. Green pants. a black belt with a golden square buckle. has a brown mustache. Black sunglasses pontey ears a green hat with white ball on the end. Right arm 3 cm. Left arm 3 cm. Right leg 3 cm. Left leg 3 cm. Green shirt with 5 buttons and brown gloves.” By Rogan

“My elf Bob is the most toughest elf I’ve ever seen in the world!!!!!!!!!! My elf has a lot of muscles. My elf has popping vains. My elf has No shirt and a black mustache. He has green pants With Dark red candy cane Design. Red hat with pom pom. Tan skin and Yellow eyes! I can’t wait to draw.” By Holden

“Hi! I’m going to tell you my elf swap description. Here it is. The paper should be Portrait. The outline is black. My elf has brown shoes. Both his feet are facing left, while his arms are facing right. He takes up about 3/4 portrait. He is pretty skinny, so he takes up about 1⁄4 wideness. He has a yellow suit, orange eyes and orange pants. He has two pointy ears, which have a brown cowboy hat behind them. He has a bow and arrow in his hand and they are brown. He has peach- colored skin. His name is Arconn.” Sincerely, Rhys

“My elf is so cute. He is as big as a pointing finger. He has a head that is Medium size and is face is peach coloured. He has blue eyes and he has a mouth that is a circle and his mouth is red. He also has a neck that is peach colored. He also has a hat that is red and green and a grey circle at the end. He has a shirt that has red and green stripes. He also has green pants. He has peach coloured hands too. He is holding a BIG candy cane. The candy cane has red and green and blue stripes. Also he has tiny tiny shoes. And finally he has bangs that cover his fore head.” By Max

Grade 7-9

The Junior High Science classes have been having fun with the new breakout kit the school purchased! This game has students working together to solve clues and break into the locked boxes. It mimics an escape room and students must work together to get out.

Grade 8/9 – Miss Owens

Students in grades 8 and 9 have one 80 minute block every week called “Careers”. In this block they are creating a product and business plan to sell their product. Katherine Cissell has been coming in every week to help our students with their projects and implement some of the junior achievement program.

At the end of this project, students should have a good idea about how setting up a business works, what profits and losses are, as well as develop some public speaking skills.

In January, we will be getting a panel of judges into the school and students will present their idea and business plan in the hopes of getting investors interested. This will look very much like an episode of Dragon’s Den where students are making pitches to judges. We will call it the Bulldog Pen instead of the Dragon’s Den.

Happy December!

Dates to remember

It’s hard to believe we are already in December and nearly a third through the school year! We will be having a busy three weeks until Christmas break, with Christmas Concert practices soon running full-tilt, and bake/craft sales, a Burger Bash, and a visit to the movies for Grades 4-9 rounding out our time.

We will also have three students heading to JSET (Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team) with Ms. Galbraith in early December, and Grade 8-9 students working on preparing their product pitches for the Bulldog Pen, coming up in January (more details below). Grade 9 students will have tickets for sale later this week to see Hypnotist Sebastian Steel (PG- 13) at the school on January 13, as a fundraiser for their Quebec Trip happening in 2018. There will also be a silent auction that evening that students will be seeking donations for. Tickets are $35 and are available from Grade 9 students going to Quebec, or at the school office. They will make great stocking stuffers!

Thank you to everyone who ordered poinsettias from our Grade 5/6 students. All funds raised from that fundraiser go to the Grade 5/6 Edmonton Trip in June 2018. There are still some red and white poinsettias available for sale. They are $13 each, and are lovely healthy plants! Feel free to visit the school office if you would like to purchase a poinsettia.

We are also looking forward to the Craft Sale the Grade 5/6 students are holding on Thursday, December 7, in the school to raise money for their Edmonton Trip. That same day, the Grade 7 class will be selling cookies for our cookie sale. Cookies will be selling for 50 cents and up, and craft sale items will start at $1.

Christmas Hampers 2017

The Bezanson School Advisory  Council is collecting donations at the school from now until November 23 2017 for Christmas Hampers. Get your donations in today! The class with the most poundage of food collected gets a special presentation from the Sexsmith and Area Food Bank.

For more information contact Pam Rintoul.

School Update, October 2 2017

Dear Parents:

By now you have received the most important word about how this school year has begun – the informal reports given to you by your child. The staff at Bezanson School hope those reports have been positive and that you feel that the school year is off to a great start for your child.

From our perspective, classes began smoothly, and the first few weeks have indicated that we can expect a productive school year. Students are settling in after the summer break and working hard to achieve their goals.

Our new Kindergarten students have toured the school, met with staff and are settling into a comfortable routine. Ninth graders are enjoying their place as the oldest students in the school and are showing maturity and responsibility by assuming leadership roles and modeling good behaviour to younger students.

Volleyball teams are setting up their practice routines and getting to know one another’s strengths as members of the Bezanson Bulldogs. The Students’ Union elections took place at the end of last week, and we look forward to the contributions this group will bring to our school environment.

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of your child’s schooling, feel free to contact the teacher directly, or call our school office at 780-532-6490 to speak with me. We look forward to working together with families to ensure our students experience success.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Linfield Principal

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Bezanson School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.

We are very excited to have Stacey Campbell with us again this year as our full time grade 3 teacher and are welcoming Kim Living as our Grade 2 teacher! There have been many wonderful changes happening in our building this summer and we are loving all the updates to our home. The older grade 5/6 portable and the detached ECS portable have been retired after a long career of housing many children in the community. We were positively delighted to receive three new beautiful portables that have been attached on the west side of the building. Our ECS classroom (previously the 3/4 classroom) has a new little kitchenette that will come in handy for many students in our building. We have also put some lovely personal touches around the building with new furniture and décor. Please feel free to come visit us so we can proudly give you the “Grand Tour”!

We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you though our monthly newsletters, our Facebook page, emails and Power

Announce messages. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call.

I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Linfield

Principal

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice and selflessness of past and active military personnel. It is a time for us as Canadians to recognize this and show our gratitude and appreciation for our freedom. Many of us unknowingly take our freedom for granted, but Remembrance Day allows us to reflect on how truly lucky we are.

I want to take this time to thank the community of Bezanson for all of its support and for those who attended Bezanson School’s Remembrance Day Ceremony yesterday. Our Leadership Team took a risk this year and exposed some of their family’s most cherished stories. These stories were focused around their ancestors’ brave military service. I want to thank the students and their families for sharing these memories with the school and community.

I would like to acknowledge Sierra, Mia, Josh, Chase, and Hannah, who shared their stories and personal photos of loved ones. Leadership students volunteered to read poems and recognized the importance of Remembrance Day. Many other students and teachers were involved to prepare heartfelt songs, emotional poem readings, and ceremonial traditions such as the wreath laying. It truly takes a community to make these events happen.

Lest We Forget.

Mrs. Schmidt & The Leadership Team