Probability Fair

 To wrap up our math unit on probability the grade 8’s from Mr. Lieberman’s class hosted a Probability Fair for the other intermediate classes. The students created their own game and calculated the theoretical probability of all of the possible outcomes for their game. At the same time, they had to make sure their game was profitable; in other words the host had greater than a 50% chance of winning. The probability games had to include at least two aspects where probability came into play. Some of the games featured spinners, dice, cards, grab bags, and the always flashy and fun Plinko-style ball drop. Cost and payouts had to be considered and large-print signs and high energy would help to attract more players to their games. Everyone had a blast; even the players that learned a valuable life lesson about the downfalls of gambling against the house and against the odds.

Introducing Online Absence Reporting

STARTING NEXT TUESDAY MARCH 27, 2018

Parents/guardians can now report student absences online.

Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. It is important that students, families and school staff work together to ensure regular attendance.  You are expected to notify the school as soon as possible if your child will be absent or late.

Reporting an absence online is now available through Edsby.  If you have activated your Edsby account, you can login to Edsby and report your child’s absence online. You can access an online video tutorial to learn more (bit.ly/edsbyabsence) about how to do this.

If you do not have an Edsby Account that is active (most of our families do have one from Parent-Teacher Interview scheduling), please contact the school.

Families can still continue to report absences by phone.

Welcome Back!

We are excited to be back tomorrow and head into Spring!  Hopefully each of you have had a good week – whatever it looks like for your families – and that you are ready to be back to routine and school.

Thank you to everyone for your support of our Dance a Thon.  We currently have raised just over $7000 and the raffle will take place tomorrow afternoon.  It is not too late to bring in donations or make a donation online!

Our Olympic Day was a huge success and a great way to send off to the break.  Pictures were posted on twitter and some will be posted here later this week as we sort through the ones our students took on the iPads. Thank you to the parents who were able to come out and help make Hot Chocolate to enjoy during the Para-olympic opening ceremonies.

GRADE 8 Parents!  We have finally been able to get our details sorted out for the Muskoka Woods trip and Graduation.  Please join us on Thursday March 22 at 7p.m. for an information session (30-40 minutes).  If you are unable to join us, information will be sent home.

Mr. Gulab

So…. he promised to shave his head at $8000 for the dance a thon and we didn’t quite make it… so for the money we have raised… he agreed to shave 80% to kick off our Olympic Day and show he is a ‘good sport’. You rock, Mr. Gulab!!! We gave him a Mavericks hat to cover his head…and he is still accepting donations to the Dance a thon to finish his head!

Raffle Time!

Hey Mavericks!!  At the moment we have raised $6872.15!!!!!  This is AMAZING! We are still short of our overall goal but know that many envelopes are still coming in and that online donations have not all been reported.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support and generosity.  Ms. Cameron may go ahead and shave Mr. Gulab’s head anyways :).  We will report the final total after the March Break and will do the raffle the first day back so that everyone has a chance to put their tickets in.

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check it out!

Mr. Gulab came prepared today in case we reach the goal to shave his head at our dance-a-thon!!

We are dancing our hearts out and Our volunteers are getting raffle tickets ready!

Music Alive!

On March 7th, 2018, our senior band travelled to St. Elizabeth Catholic High School for the Music Alive Festival where we performed two unique and contrasting pieces. In our first piece, Big Raven by Vince Gassi, the band members executed a lovely beginning with original bird sounds and awe-inspiring percussion. We completed Big Raven with a synchronized finale and eminent cymbals. Our second piece, Clarinet Hoedown by John Moss, impressed our adjudicator with the staccato patterns and our compelling clarinets. Of course this would never be possible without our outstanding conductor and music director, Mrs. Arnokouros. We are proud to acknowledge that this year’s senior band received a SILVER PLUS rating at the festival.  ~Fiona and Aliana

Music Alive

Congratulations to this year’s Senior Band for playing beautifully and for achieving a Silver Plus rating!! I am so proud to have been a part of the music learning for these hard working students! I can’t wait for the community to hear them play at our spring concert.

In case you were wondering what Silver Plus means….this year Music Alive 2018’s award designations will no longer  include a Platinum rating. It will simply be:  GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE.  This aligns directly with current MusicFest Canada adjudication standards. (Gold and Silver Plus rated bands qualify for the Nationals)

A Gold Standard signifies that a soloist/ensemble has achieved excellence in all facets of their performance.

A Silver Standard signifies that a soloist/ensemble is demonstrating a high standard of musical performance.

A Bronze Standard signifies a competent quality of performance with latitude for improvement.

Our junior band will have their opportunity on Tuesday, March 27th!  (Please note the change in date for the Junior band)

GO MAVERICKS!  

Mrs. Arnokouros

 

Dance Dance Dance!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is our Dance A Thon! Come ready to dance and remember your envelopes so we can get you your raffle tickets! Bounce Entertainment is coming to help us PARTY!!!

4/5 Scientist in the School

On Friday, March 2nd the grade 4 students participated in a sound workshop led by Scientist Tiffany.

On Monday, March 5th the grade 5 students became chemists and experimented with the properties of matter. This was led by Scientist Karen.

What a Week!!!

The Mavericks are NON-STOP! We are moving at full tilt right into March Break…

– tomorrow all K-3 students are off to a concert to see Fred Penner **buses leave right at 9am. Don’t be late!

– Wednesday our Senior band heads out to play at Music Alive and we wish them well!

– Thursday is our DANCE A THON!!!!! Don’t forget to fill out your pledge sheets. We need your support for outdoor tarmac activities/ nets and technology! Let’s match or beat our $10,000 from last year!

– Friday is our Olympic Day!!