The Coyote Chronicle
Keswick Valley Memorial School
In the blink of an eye, it is February already! It’s Waylon the Coyote here to keep you in the loop. The New Year started off with a bang! The boys’ basketball team won their first game of the season after a nail biting back and forth game. We are proud of how many of our students have committed themselves to represent KVMS athletics by being a team player. Play hard, work together, and do your best.
In other news, Mrs. Stewart was awarded staff of the month for being a super hero. She wears many capes and does her very best for our staff and students. Thank you for all you do for our school and community. Our KVMS choir represented our school by singing at the FHS hockey game – such a talented group of students. Our middle school students danced up a storm at the dance. Thank you to our DJs and teachers who volunteered their time to make this possible.
Our little buddies program is up and running. Our students who took an interest in mentoring others went through a training session with Mrs. Pugh. These role model students are committed to supporting our little ones who could use a buddy to help them make great choices.
Winter is here and will be for a while. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately to be outside, weather permitting. Being out in the fresh air, being active, and sporting those rosy cheeks will help keep you mentally fit during the next couple of months.
KVMS is skating in February. Enjoy the additional physical activity and sharpen your skating skills. The Student Leadership Team is also planning a Winter Wellness Week the week before March break – stay tuned for additional details.
Our students told us we needed more clubs and we listened! We currently have a wide variety of clubs that are being offered here at KVMS such as tag games, Lego, yoga, photography, board games, chess, choir, Student Leadership, knitting, walking/running club and the list goes on! Please encourage your children to take advantage of these opportunities and to try something new.
February 28th is Pink Shirt Day. Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear pink to symbolise a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Nova Scotia, Canada. Please help KVMS take a stance against bullying by encouraging your children to wear pink. We will be creating awareness and talking with your children about this issue at our February Student of the Month assembly.
Upcoming dates to remember:
February 16 – ML Ski Trip
February 19 – Family Day/No School
February 26 – Grade 8 Boys Wellness Day
February 27 – Half Day PL (early dismissal for students)
February 28 – Pink Shirt Day
March 5-9 – March Break/No School
Stay warm, stay active, and stay positive. Remember, February is the month to celebrate friendship. Throw around kindness like confetti!
~Waylon the Coyote