An Update from the Little School

Lunar New Year

Students in JK and SK celebrated the Lunar New Year, on February 3rd, with special activities. Parents helped the girls with crafts such as, paper lanterns and dragon puppets, and helped the SK girls cook chow mein and wontons.

Reading Buddies

The JK and SK girls from the little school have been paired with reading buddies from the junior school. The JK classes are paired with Grade 5 and the SK classes with Grade 3. The JK and SK girls read to their big buddies and also do crafts and other activities together. This week SKY travelled to the junior school to meet their buddies in 3Y for the first time. This partnership helps the girls develop their reading skills, while also providing a peer mentor.

Technology

Recently, the JK and SK classes at the little school received an ipad and an ipod touch. The students are using this technology to practice literacy, printing, math, and critical thinking skills. The girls have enjoyed having them in the classroom, and have even taught their teachers a few things!

Young Superheroes Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

Nikki, Annette, Hon. Dr. Alice Wong MP, Vanessa & Carman
Nikki, Annette, Hon. Dr. Alice Wong MP, Vanessa, Carman

Our Grade 9 Young Superheroes team “Not For Ourselves Alone” have just been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Government of Canada.

The certificate recognizes outstanding community service and volunteerism. The Right Honourable Dr. Alice Wong, MP, Parlimentary Secretary for the House of Commons, presented it to the girls at the For Children We Care dinner on February 5, 2011, in front of 1200 distinguished guests.

Annette, Carman, Nikki and Vanessa formed the Young Superheroes team to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Annette also won the top fundraiser among all the Young Superheroes and was awarded a Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows signed jersey as a prize. Annette plans to donate this prize to the school for a silent or live auction in the next year to help with school fundraising.

Way to go girls on living the YHS motto “Not For Ourselves Alone”!