PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS - FEBRUARY 2018
WINTER OLYMPICS 2018
The Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang start Friday, February 9th, 2018. Are you ready? You can keep track of the events and medal count by visiting the following website: https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018. École Bannatyne will host a mini-opening ceremonies in the gym to celebrate. Go Canada go!
The basketball season for the Grade 4 and 5 team is well under way! Please remember that parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from the games. The students must be picked up at 4:45 p.m. from the gymnasium at the appropriate game location. The remaining games are:
- Thursday, February 8 @ Athlone
- Thursday, February 15 @ Bannatyne
- Thursday, February 22 @ Bannatyne
- Thursday, March 1 @ Strathmillan
The end-of-season Friendship Tournament will be held the morning of Friday, March 2nd, 2018, at Athlone and Strathmillan.
AFTER SCHOOL TEAM SPORTS
STUDENT RESPONSABILITIES and EXPECTATIONS:
It is extremely difficult to plan for practices, games and tournaments when students quit teams and/or don’t go to games/practices. It is a continued expectation that students attend all team practices, meetings and games unless there is a valid reason for a student to not be there. Students are responsible for letting Mme Beaudin know a.s.a.p. when they are unable to attend a practice or a game that were scheduled to play. Daycare students are responsible for informing the daycare when they have games and whether or not they will be returning to the daycare after the game. Thank you for supporting our sports programs by helping us teach the students how to be fair and responsible athletes.
TRANSPORTATION: The after school drop-in games, for those who have returned a signed permission form, start at 4:15 p.m. and end at 4:45 p.m. Parents/guardians are responsible for the transportation of their child to and from the games, the school will not be providing transportation to nor from the games. For the safety of our students, rides must be pre-arranged before the game. Failure to do may result in the student not participating in the game. If the games are at Bannatyne, the participating students will meet in the gym at dismissal time. Please note that students will not be dismissed early from school on game days, they will be dismissed at the regular time of 3:55 p.m. For away games, students will be dismissed at 3:55 p.m. and will travel to the away game with their parent/guardian. On away game days, parents/guardians are asked to kindly wait for their children outside of the school in the dismissal area at 3:55 p.m. so that they do not interfere with the end of day dismissal procedures. Prior to the game, it is the responsibility of the daycare students/parents to inform the daycare that they are playing and whether or not they are returning to the daycare after the game. Please note that adults are not allowed in the change rooms so please wait in the gymnasium for your child. Thank you kindly for your cooperation with this and for helping to keep our students safe.
STUDENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION: Please note that at the beginning of every school year, parents/guardians must fill out and return the Student Emergency Medical Information sheet to the school. Once the information is on file, parents must notify the school in writing of any changes to their child’s medical information that is already on file.
In January, the Grade 3-5 students experimented with snowshoes.Throughout the month of February, the Grade 3-5 classes will be going outside to learn to do cross-country skiing. Please ensure that your child/ren brings warm clothing, mitts, tuques, scarves (or balaclavas) and ski pants to school.
ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as the Athletes of the Month for their demonstration of leadership, safe and fair play and sportsmanship throughout the month of January.
Grade 2 – Titus W Grade 4 – Tristan H
Grade 3 – Hannah B Grade 5 – Paige F
INTRAMURALS & LEADERSHIP
Lunchtime intramurals are in full swing! Thank you to the Grade 5 Intramural Team for running the activities. Students are to check the Physical Education Events board and listen to the daily announcements for further information.