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Westwood elementary students can officially say that they can be friends. All classes have now completed the Vancouver Canucks' pilot program "We Can Be Friends," which focuses on friendship and acceptance.

Westwood elementary students can officially say that they can be friends.

All classes have now completed the Vancouver Canucks' pilot program "We Can Be Friends," which focuses on friendship and acceptance.

In conjunction with the Canucks, Finning very generously donated related resources to our school, which we are very grateful and thankful for.

A special thanks to Mrs. Hynd for bringing this program into the school and Ms. Giles for facilitating the lessons.

Many classes in the school enjoyed their walk to the playhouse to watch the very entertaining Vanderhoof Theatre production of Aladdin.

All staff and students were energized by the beat of the Vancouver based group Metaphore, who visited the school recently.

During the performance a new Westwood band was established called Skeleton Tears. This group performed their first original track to their screaming fans.

Nick K. was caught reading this past week. He chose a PG Bracegirdle book for his prize.

Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5's made a big splash at the pool on their recent field trip.

Look out weeds and hello birds, the garden crews are now up and running helping to keep our wonderful garden beautiful.

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Sacred Heart school presents Aladdin at Sacred Heart Auditorium today with curtain at 7 p.m.

Our interpretation of the traditional fairy tale combines comedy, music, drama and great acting for a delightful evening of fun and frolics. All are welcome with entry by donation.

Thanks to the YMCA summer camp staff who visited our school for a presentation on summer camps recently.

Our swimming program at the Four Seasons Pool continues into June.

Our two Katimavik volunteers, Sean and Amy, are involved in a wide variety of school experiences and are of great assistance in all our daily activities.

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The families and staff of Highglen Montessori elementary school had a "garden party" on Saturday, cleaning up the beds and preparing them for the kids to plant seeds.

All divisions are preparing for their fun sports day today at Masich Place stadium.

Ms. Croft/Mrs. Scott's class will be taking care of the concession as they are fundraising for their class trip.

Track and field teams have been practicing for their day next Tuesday at the stadium when they meet up to compete against other schools.

Our salmonoids will be released next Tuesday. A student from each division will travel to the banks of the Fraser River for the release.

Students from Mrs. Rockwell's class are going on a trip to the Bar-K Ranch on Friday.

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St. Mary's school held the first ever 'Character Day' on Friday with students bringing in donations to go towards the Holy Childhood Association. To date, our school has raised over $1500 for the HCA.

The Grade 3 class celebrated the sacrament of reconciliation with Father Richard and family members.

The Grade 5 class will be heading to Barkerville on Monday for a day of exploration and fun.

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Students and staff at cole Heather Park elementary school returned to school after the May long weekend, rested and ready to tackle the remaining month of school.

These ever-increasing days of sunshine are filled with both book and 'hands-on' learning.

Recently, Mrs. Fitzsimmons and Ms. Callaghan and a group of students enjoyed a fun filled afternoon to Noah's Ark. Everyone had a fantastic time feeding the animals, learning about the yaks, goats, horses and lamas and ended their guided tour in the ball pit.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Wiebe's Grade 2 class and Mrs. Senger, our aboriginal education worker, joined Glenview's Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes for a trip to the Shelley Reserve. While there, they hunted for fiddleheads and learned to identify different kinds of trees. Thank you so much to the community and elders for providing such a wonderful learning experience.

Later on this week Mrs. Harms and Mr. Laupitz are taking their students to McDonald's and the Strike Zone.

Our two-day 'Welcome to Kindergarten' event started yesterday and continues today. It is a chance for incoming Kindergarten students to meet and greet their teachers before September.

It is a wonderful opportunity for all involved: students, parents and staff.

Events and activities include a library tour and read aloud; a visit to the Strong Start and Kindergarten rooms; playdough, craft and magnetic letter stations; a song and dance station with our principal, Mr. Fleck; a light snack and drink.

The cry of BOGO is in the hallways.

From May 31 to June 2nd, Mrs. Weisgarber, our teacher-librarian will be hosting the final Scholastic Book Fair of the year and yes, it is "Buy One, Get One Free."

This is a perfect opportunity stock up on some summer reading!