Bezanson School

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

 

We are the Cure – Terry Fox Run

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the Bezanson students and staff ran outside for cancer awareness in memory of Terry Fox for 1 hour. Our school goal was to raise $1500. The amount of money that Bezanson School gathered was an incredulous amount of $2, 176.50! The following Tuesday, Bezanson School had an assembly to announce the top three fundraisers. These students got to pie a teacher of their choice in the face.

In first place, Jamie Goebel in grade three chose to pie Miss. Owens, in second place, Josslynn Morrison in grade 2  chose to pie Bezanson School’s principal, Mrs. Linfield, and last but not least JT Laverick in grade 5 chose to pie Mr. Sonnenberg.  We hope next year will be as successful as this year was!

-Danika, Mia, and the Leadership Team

Leadership Class of 2016

The grade 7 Bezanson school students are following the example of the generations before them to become active participants in the community. Mrs. Schmidt’s leadership class is designed to allow students the time to take on extra projects in the school and community to better themselves and those around them.

Students will be taking on different kinds of projects including contributing to our new local website, discoverbezanson.ca. Students will participate as authors writing stories about what’s happening in the community and in the school.

“Community it huge in Bezanson” says teacher Mrs. Schmidt. “These kids see their parents contributing and they want to take ownership and be part of it too.”

The leadership class and the school both are excited to become active contributors to the website. Students will be able to work on their writing and presentation skills, work with technology, discover the use of social media for marketing and interact with peers & the community in a positive way.

As an added bonus to students learning and growing, we the community get an insight into their views and visions of the future as they grow into our new community leaders!

Watch for new posts coming soon!