Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of May 8th

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of May 8th
Posted on 05/05/2023

Week of May 8th Carson Grove ES News Update

We had a busy week at Carson Grove!  The play structure is now open for the season and our students really enjoyed the French music concert by Roland Bibeau on Tuesday.  

Many grade 2 students also got hearing screening through the iHear program.  They will be sending home recommendations to visit a doctor for more testing and next steps, if needed.

This coming week, we are excited to host grade 3 to 5 Get Real presentations at Carson Grove on Tuesday, May 9th. The program is focused on combatting 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination, racism, and bullying in schools.

May 18th - Carson Grove ES 50th Anniversary Community Celebration

We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary with a community party from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Thursday, May 18th.  There will be a BBQ with Halal hot dogs, a potluck meal, and games and activities for the whole family.  There will also be buses to bring families from the Donald Street apartments to school (and back again) for the celebration.

Click here to see the poster.  And click here to read more about the buses and how to bring food for the potluck.

May is Asian and South Asian Heritage Month

Did you know that May is Asian and South Asian Heritage Month in Canada?  It's a time for all Canadians to celebrate and reflect on the extensive and remarkable history of Asian Canadians from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western, Central and Southeast Asia, as well as their vital contributions to Canada's progress and prosperity.

We also want to take this time to acknowledge the historical hardships endured by Asian Canadians and the discrimination they still face today.  It is important for all of us to work together to combat stereotypes and challenge anti-Asian racism. By speaking out against hateful language or actions, reporting incidents of discrimination are important steps to take to challenge anti-Asian racism.  Remember that even small actions can make a big difference in creating a more welcoming  and safe school.  

May is Jewish Heritage Month

Jewish Heritage Month is a time for all Canadians to learn about the history, contributions, and culture of Canadians of Jewish heritage who have made significant impacts in communities across the country.  We acknowledge and celebrate the rich cultural and historical legacy and wonderful contributions to literature, art, science and philosophy. 

As we celebrate Jewish Heritage Month, it's important for us to not only learn about the culture and contributions of Jewish Canadians but also to take action against antisemitism..

We want to encourage you to take action against antisemitism by speaking out against hateful language or actions, reporting incidents of discrimination, and educating yourselves and others about the harmful effects of antisemitism.  By doing so, we can help make our school and our community more welcoming and safe for everyone.

Joke or Riddle of the Day!

A “Joke or Riddle of the Day'' is featured daily on the morning announcements.  There are two ways to share a possible joke/riddle of the day: Students will be able to pass along jokes/riddles at school in class using a Chromebook; or, they can suggest one with help from home by clicking here and completing a quick Google Form.  Based on the overwhelming response levels in the past, not all jokes/riddles are used during the announcements.  We do our best to find ones that match the time of the year and also try to make selections from a variety of classes.

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