Chinese/Lunar New Year
Gung Hay Fat Choy … Happy New Year!
TE Scott celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year with an assembly today. Our New Year Celebration Assembly Team worked very hard to create an interesting, informative and fun assembly. Thank you to our speakers: Gwenie, Selena, Jasleen, Katriele, Annie, Guneet, Helina and Davin. Our gym looked amazing thanks to the beautiful and creative artwork done by many of our students. Special thanks goes out to Mr. Poon and Kevin for their expertise with the tech side of our assembly. Then there were mystery red bags…
Our PAC continues to work hard with fundraising for TE Scott. Monies raised go to many initiatives at our school. For example we just received new uniforms for our Athletic Teams, thank you.
Please read on to find out about the next fundraiser…
Me to We Team thanks our TE Scott Community
Our Me to We Team has collected over $750 during the past few weeks. That equals 15 goats! Thank you for your support and generosity. The Goat that gives back campaign provides each family with a dairy goat which is a source of nutritious milk and a sustainable income for a family in Haiti.
Lunches and recess snacks
Why are healthy lunches and snacks important at school?
Your child’s school lunches and snacks are a major source of the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow and develop over the years.
The foods you pack for your child will give them the energy and nutrients they need to learn and play at school. Without enough energy from food, they may feel tired and find it difficult to concentrate in class. Just like adults, if tasty healthy foods are not available when your child is hungry, the chances that he or she will reach for unhealthy junk food is greater.
How do I know how much food to give my child for lunch?
Use Canada’s Food Guide to figure out how many servings are recommended from each food group for your child. Then take that number and divide it by three (ie: 3 meals).
Let’s use an eight year old boy as an example:
For his entire day, he would need to eat 5 servings of Vegetables and Fruit, 4 servings of Grain Products, 2 servings of Milk and Alternatives and 1 serving of Meat and Alternatives.
A balanced lunch could then be 1-2 servings of Vegetables and Fruit (1/2 cup of carrots and an apple), 1 serving from the Grain Products (1/2 a pita), ½-1 servings of Milk and Alternatives (carton of milk) and ½ a serving of Meat and Alternatives (1/4 cup of tuna in pita).
The rest of the servings he needs would be eaten at snacktime and the other two meals at home.
Every child has different energy needs, which can change from day to day and over time. Some schools send uneaten food home so parents will know how much their child has eaten, which can be helpful. Involve your child in planning lunches so that they can help you figure out how much food they need.
Please remember to send your child to school with both a healthy lunch and a healthy recess snack everyday. Or better yet have your child make and pack their own lunch and snack the night before… a fun activity to do together!
Walking – Good Exercise
We strongly encourage all students who live within walking distance to walk to school. Without a doubt it is great exercise. For those families who need to drive your child to school, please be aware of the traffic behind you and do not block traffic or double park when letting your child off or pick up. To make it safer and easier please pull forward thru our drop off zone. The safety of all our students at TE Scott must take precedence over convenience.
DATES to Remember:
8 – Family Day no school
11 -12 – Smencil Sale $2. each – please buy a special pencil and support our PAC
15 – PALS Session #2 for 3 and 4 year olds
18 – Grade 7 Pizza Sale $2. per piece
19 – Pro D Day – no school in session
24 – Pink Shirt Day
25 – Frank Hurt Secondary Open House 5:30pm
26 – PAC Hot Lunch Dominos Pizza
7 – PALS Session #3 for 3 and 4 year olds
7 – 10 Report Card #2 will be distributed
14 – 28 Spring Break
29 – First Day back!