Thursday, March 24, 2016

Students Enjoy Book Fair and Sock Hops

This week, the Home and School held the Scholastic Book Fair at Blackville school.

Students were allowed to visit the Book Fair from 9 am-3 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday night, they put on Family Night for the Book Fair from 5-8pm.

Click here to see more photos from the Book Fair.

Along with the Book Fair, the Home and School hosted Sock Hops on Tuesday evening for the elementary students. Grades K-2 had a sock hop from 5-6:30 pm and Grades 3-5 had one from 6:30 -8 pm. 

The Easter Bunny made an appearance at both events and stayed to dance with the children and to hand out treats at the end. 

Click here to see more photos from the Sock Hops. 

Photos and article by Abby Hennessy

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 21-23

Blackville school will be holding the Scholastic Book Fair in the school library from  March 21-23.

The Book Fair will be open 9am-3pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Family night for the Book Fair takes place Tuesday evening from 5pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome. All purchases will benefit the school.

A promotional poster states, "Help grant book wishes - one classroom at a time." This is part of the  Classroom Wish List. You can help add new books to your child's classroom by purchasing a book on the wish list. The cashier will provide a bookplate to personalize and attach to the inside of the book.

Come out and help the school reach the book fair goal of $3000. Every purchase counts.

Article by Abby Hennessy

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Winter Carnival 2016

Grade 12 students Ashleigh Kelly, DeAnna Donovan,
Braxton Stafford and Wyatt Vickers participate in a
Winter Carnival game
Students at Blackville School participated in various Winter Carnival activities the week before March Break.

Each day had a different theme including, dress to impress, dressing as twins or just wearing their pyjamas.

High School students also had an evening of laser tag at the school on March 2 and both middle and high school students had MTV dances on Thursday evening, March 3.

There were also various activities at lunch hour during the week.

Friday afternoon the students had games in the gym, cafeteria and open area. For more photos from the activities, click here. For photos from the high school MTV dance, click here.

Grade Two Students Participate in Roots of Empathy Program

The grade two students at Blackville School are participating in the Roots of Empathy program. With this program, the students are able to interact with a baby from the local area.

This year, the baby is a little boy named Hudson, born on July 30, 2015. He is visiting the students every few weeks. His first visit was on Tuesday, February 23.

The students are able to watch him grow and see how he changed and developed between each visit.

The students look forward to seeing baby Hudson and enjoy each visit. To find out more about the program, click here.

Article by Abby Hennessy
Photo by Jules Keenan