Best K – 6 public school in Minnow Lake!!
Best K – 6 public school in Minnow Lake!!
We have both plain and chocolate milk available for purchase every day through our school milk program.
Students at our school are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to school to be filled at our filling station. They store their bottles in the classroom for healthy sipping all day long!
Students in our school’s Me to We Club organized a drive to collect toiletries to donate to the Salvation Army’s Men’s Shelter. To celebrate the generosity of students in our school, we held a “Shoebox Dance” where students danced, had fun and snacked on healthy foods like pineapple, strawberries, apples, popcorn, cheese and crackers!
Kids Helping Kids Food Drive
Me to We Club members organized our food drive, creating posters and making announcements to encourage students in our school to bring in non-perishable food items for the Sudbury Food Bank.
Terry Fox Run
Students in our school brought in “Toonies for Terry” to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. We culminated this event with a school-wide walk around the schoolyard listening to music and thinking about how lucky we are and how we can help others!
Our Children Our Future worked with our school to provide hot soup for the students. They prepared the yummy soup ahead of time and brought it to us to freeze. We heated it up in crock pots to serve to all of our students from Kindergarten to Grade 6!
Our school worked with community members to create a pasta lunch for the students, serving it up during our Nutrition to all who were hungry for a yummy hot lunch!
Students from our grade 4, 5, and 6 classes worked together to cut and prepare vegetables like carrots, cauliflower and celery for Harvest Soup Day. The soup was cooked up and served to all of the students in the school.
Our school’s Cross Country Running Team participated in 2 races this year. Instead of bringing sugary drinks like Gatorade or juice for the athletes, the coaches purchased bottled water and distributed it to the runners after their race.
Our school participates in the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program and serves up colourful fruit and veggies to every single class, every single day!
Our ELK class cooked up some delicious “Stone Soup”, asking each student to bring in a small bag of chopped up veggies. They threw all of the contributions into a few pots, cooked them up and served it to the students and their families at the first annual ELK “Family Feast”.
Our ISP class is always working hard to help prepare the delicious fruit and veggie trays that are delivered to all of our classrooms. Sometimes they even get to make up special treats for themselves like yummy fruit salads!
Students at our school have their name called on the announcements on their birthday and come down to the principal’s office where they are given a “Birthday Pencil”. We also have a snack table set up at our school’s Spring Fling Dance-a-Thon where healthy snacks like fruits, veggies, water and air-popped popcorn are served… all prepared by our students and staff!
Our primary classrooms have Marble Jars that are filled when teachers notice positive behaviour and hard work in the classrooms, hallways and outdoors. Students are invited to put marbles in the jar for their good behaviour and receive a reward when they have filled the jar! Some options for rewards are pyjama days, outdoor play days or movie days. And, of course, verbal praise and high fives are handed out in abundance when we catch someone doing something good at school!
Our ISP class works with their teachers and EAs to prepare delicious and colourful fruit and veggie trays as well as healthy lunch snacks like yogurt, cheese and crackers or hard boiled eggs.
They occasionally use some of our produce to bake up yummy treats like banana or raspberry muffins too!
They deliver these nutritious snacks daily and keep track of the popularity of foods based on what has been gobbled up and what is left over at the end of the day.
Our school works with a Master Gardener to create school and community gardens. We also have a parent volunteer who was trained by our Gardener in order to keep our project going! We have participated in the Tomatosphere Project for 5 years, comparing the growth rate of seeds that have stayed on Earth to those who have spent time up in space!
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