Monthly Archives: December 2010

Winter/Christmas Concert and Rehearsal

Tomorrow please join us for the Winter concert rehearsal at 11:00 am.  We are hosting an evening of Winter Holiday and Christmas acting, song and music at 6:30 pm as well.  The night performance features singers and musicians and actors from all grades in the school.  Please join us!

Temperature Drop is being Watched!

Today we monitored the weather carefully. Mr Cowper watches the weather forecast at the Weather Network.com, he also monitors the weather safety channel on his broadband radio. Today the temperature dropped as the day moved on as the wind picked up considerably. While students did go outside at morning nutrition break the wind chill reached -23 degrees Celcius in the afternoon. At that point it is recommended that children simply stay inside. Please help us by dressing your children for the weather, talking to them about covering up and about what appropriate play looks like if it is an indoor nutrition break. Students often play rainy-day games, read, use computers, or chat with friends sitting in the classroom. Thanks for your help and understanding. We will continue to keep your children safe and happy while they learn.

Eagles sing O’Canada at Spits Game

Mrs. Livingston and Mrs. McKeen have arranged for a group of students to sing the National Anthem at the Windsor Spitfires game on February 16th at 7:00 pm. If you wish to watch the game and support the Eastwood Eagles you can get tickets from the school for $18.00! Can’t wait to see our Eagles on the ice! The group singing will be announced after our Christmas break!

Home Help Initiative Communication

Grade 7 and 8 students…please view this homework help initiative for your efforts on learning.

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Eagles Learn the We Day Dance!

All Eagles are learning the We Day Dance!  Let’s Practice on the 17th!

Join Nina’s Kindness Revolution

THE KINDNESS REVOLUTION
By Nina 2010-12-02

Good morning eagles! Has anyone here heard of Random Act of Kindness Day? Learning, leading; caring and listening are all connected! It is an amazing day which where we pick a friend or a random stranger, and do a random act of kindness.

The act could be as simple as buying someone a coffee, or just a compliment, because “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted.”

“Kindness is the quality of being warmhearted and considerate, humane and sympathetic. It is the act of forgivingness, and the tendency to be kind and forgiving . People who are kind, are liked by everyone.”

“You don’t have to like someone, but you have to care.”

And the way Eastwood has agreed and decided to PAY IT FORWARD is with my idea to start a project called the “Kindness Revolution”

It will kind of be like the “I Saw You” project, but you will get to choose which one of your peers will go up there!

If someone helps you out, or just is kind, write their name and a short letter of thanks and what they did. You can write your name, or choose to leave it anonymous- well that’s up to you! We will later take a picture of the person you complimented and present it in a student-to-student video. It will be kind of like the teacher-to-student video we have already seen in previous presentations. The box of compliments is located in Mrs. Tenant’s room and Mrs. Saini’s help! But we will latter bring a box to each classroom and once it is full collect them all and read it at Mrs. Tennant’s room for convenience.

And now for our first step, I would like you to repeat after me:

Just for today, I will let go of anger.
Just for today, I will let go of worry.
Just for today, I will step up and be a leader.
From today and forward on, I will be a better person.
Thank you.

So next time you are about to do or say something negative, think of the impact. Then replace it with a positive- and release the kindness. Spread the word, because your voice can be heard!

Thank you.

Small Hands and Big Hearts!

Hats and Scarves off to the Knitting Club!

The Grade 5 Knitting Club, Small Hands with Big Hearts, is up and running again this year. We are anxiously awaiting news of the approval of a student action
project for funding to knit scarves for the less fortunate people in Windsor.
The Knitters have been hard at work every first nutrition break for the past few weeks. Do you have any yarn that you would like to get rid of? We will gladly take donations of new and unused yarn to keep our fingers busy. Yarn can be dropped off at the office. The club will open up to students in other grades as soon as we get more yarn. Stay tuned to Mrs. King and Mrs. Angeli.