|The Coyote Chronicle
Keswick Valley Memorial School
Hello students and families of KVMS. Good Ole Waylon Coyote here. Boy, the year has gone by super-fast. I am always amazed to see how much each of you grow in one year, physically and academically. You have grown up and grown in brain power – reading, writing and arithmetic. Wow what great progress! I am also very excited about the Learning Workshop day next Friday June 10th. I have also heard that there will be a fundraiser BBQ that day. What a great event that sounds like, I hope I get an invite to some sessions. I also heard that lunch will be provided to students on June 17th, bit of a celebration party. I sure hope all the students do something nice for the teachers and staff that day to show your appreciation. Summer vacation is only a few weeks away, make sure that you say goodbye to your teachers, staff and friends at KVMS. It won’t be long until we are at it again….Have a howling good summer.
Your friend Waylon Coyote ahhhhhh whooooo!!!!!!!!
Upcoming Field Trips
Upcoming Field Trips:
June 7 1L to Corbett Brook, Ducks Unlimited
June 8 K, K-1 to F’ton Indoor Pool, Picnic at Wilmot Park
June 17 Gr 6,7,8 to Mactaquac Park
June 20 3M, 4B to Science East & Indoor Pool
June 22 1-2 E-B, 2B to Bucket Club
June 22 8M local trip
Best wishes to Mrs. McAlinden and Ms. Grinstead on their upcoming retirement! Also, Mr. Meesters, Mrs. Estey-Bourgoin, Mrs. Roach, and Mrs. L. Brewer have all accepted positions for the upcoming school year with Anglophone School District West. They will therefore be on leave from Keswick Valley Memorial School. All the best, and we will miss you!
News from Zaatmosphere
On Monday, June 13th KVMS will host a variety show of our talented musicians and dancers. This event will be a fundraiser for the school's music program and will take place in the cafeteria from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Admission for the event is free but donations will be accepted at the door.
Care for Keswick Fun Night!
Care for KVMS will be holding an End of Year Fun Night for students grades K-5 on Thursday, June 16th 6:30 – 8 pm. Activities will include Tae Kwon Do, archery, hair & nails, Lego, basketball, chocolate fountain, cupcake decorating, tattoos, firetruck and ball hockey. Cost is $8, includes drink, hot dog and candy bag. Additional food items on sale for $1 each. Advance tickets only will be sold at the school Wednesday, June 8th to Friday, June 10th. Parents are welcome to attend.
Our leadership group has been working hard to build a garden area on our playground. We have planted several vegetables including green beans, yellow beans, cucumbers, onions, radishes, and lettuce. Many hands have been helping to get this garden ready for our community to use! Please help us by visiting our garden during the summer months. You can pull weeds, water the plants and pick anything that your family can eat! Special thanks to McCarthy Family Farm for donating the topsoil!
Thanks to our Year End Awards Sponsors 2016
Thanks to our Year End Awards Sponsors 2016
KVMS staff, students, and parents would like to extend their thanks to the following organizations or individuals who provide support for year-end awards for students.
Burtts Corner Lions Club - The Donald Foreman Award – Best All Around Student $15 and a certificate will be awarded to the student in each class who is the best all-around student. This year the grade 8 winner will receive $25.
Keswick Reads - Literacy Award-$10 and a certificate will be awarded to the student in grades 6 – 8 who has shown improvement in literacy skills. Winners from grades K – 5 will receive a book and a certificate.
Millville Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Branch #59- $10 and a certificate goes to the student in each class that has demonstrated good effort, perseverance and work ethic.
Gerald Bird - Citizenship Award – Sponsored by the KV Student Council & Mrs. Carlene Tranquilla - Medallions will be awarded to the student in each class who has demonstrated the qualities of citizenship. Student council will also provide a plaque for the overall winner and a gift of money will be awarded to the overall winner from Carlene Tranquilla.
Keswick Pharmacy Award in memory of Bill Allen - Highest Standing in Grade 8 by Subject (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, French) $20 and a certificate.
Jensen’s Transmission – Jensen’s Turnaround Award A plaque will be awarded to the student in grade 8 who has shown a positive change in attitude, behaviour, academics, social skills, or confidence. Their name will be added to the school plaque and they will receive a $10 award as well.
The Clay Vezina Memorial Award- Sponsored by Janet’s Computer Services A plaque will be awarded to the student in grade 8 who has displayed an outstanding academic effort, athletic endeavor, leadership, and sportsmanship. Their name will be added to the school plaque as well.
KV Minor Hockey Association – A plaque and money will be awarded to the KV Minor Hockey Player with the highest academic standing in middle school.
Burtts Corner Post Office – Male & Female Most Sportsmanlike Athlete of the Year
Bird’s Store – Male & Female Athlete of the Year - supplied the large school plaque
Hatheway Orthodontics – supply the small plaques for the athletes of the year
Exploratory Award – Sponsored by C & C Snowmobile Parts (Shawnette Lagacy) A certificate and a $20 award will be given to the student who has demonstrated excellent performance in Exploratory class.
THE COYOTE CHRONICLE
Keswick Valley Memorial School
Ahhhhhoooooo, Spring is in the air and the weather is starting to be a little warmer. I have seen students back out walking on the PawFit Track and enjoying the nice days. I have also heard that KVMS is starting a new Community Garden in cooperation with students from Nackawic High School. This is sooooo COOL!! I hope they make me a tasty treat from the home grown vegetables. I enjoy a great garden salad along with my supper. It is only a few more months until school is out and students are off for summer break. I will miss all of their smiling faces and high fives during PawPride Monthly assemblies. Take care my friends and see you next month,
Waylon Coyote MIDDLE SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
New and exciting this month at KVMS is Middle School Enrichment. This month students will be choosing individual learning that interests them and studying it through e-learning such as Google, YouTube and other online tools. Students will be creating and making their own products and then sharing in KVMS’ first Do It Yourself Learning Magazine. We are hoping to produce and publish the magazine for students and parents that are interested. Some of the great ideas already are Designing and Making Dresses, Building Homemade Fishing Rods, Decorating a Cake like a Pro and Designing and Creating Logos using Computers. Stay tuned for more information on this enrichment activity and for the publication date of this new DIY Magazine.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR GRADE 8
May 3 Grade 8 Photo
May 4 Go Girls
May 5 LHHS parent meeting at KVMS 6:30 pm
May 10 NHS parent meeting at KVMS 6:30 pm
May 13 UNB Math competition – 2 grade 8 and 4 grade 7 students to be chosen
May 24 LHHS student tour (NHS student tour, tentatively)
May 25 LHHS parent tour
June 22 Grade 8 Farewell trip
June 23 Middle Level Awards Celebration 12:00 noon – grade 8 parents invited
Parents/guardians have received information about the early May activities. More details will be coming home as we get closer to the late May and June events. Stay tuned!
THANK YOU To Our Community
Mrs. Estey's Leadership group would like to thank you for all your support at our Show of HeART fundraiser! We collected approximately $1280, which will be donated to Amanda Tucker-Brewer and her son Josh. We are very pleased with the HUGE turnout at this event!
~ Caylin, Ally, Dawson, Megan, Eve, Ty, Lucas, Corey, Spencer, Logan, Tamara, Tanner, Zoe, Paige, and Mackenzie
THANK YOU TO OUR BREAKFAST DONORS:
Thank you to our Breakfast Donors:
TNT Insulation & Building Supplies
Atlantic Poultry Inc
Keswick Ridge United Church Women
Wayne & Reta Colpitts
Breakfast for Learning Volunteers.