News from Viscount Alexander School
Cristine Elrick & Mia Hunt
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Viscount students and teachers presented a lovely Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 11. The gymnasium was full of an appreciative audience of parents and students. Every class contributed through song, words, music and drama to recognizing those who served this country. Canterbury High School student, Eric Wightman played “Last Post.” Thank you to everyone who contributed to this memorable ceremony.
The Annual October Cross Country Race was at Terry Fox Complex. Viscount runners included Sofia who came in fifth, Andrew 11th, and Jack 13th in their events. Thanks to all runners and their coaches, Mme Deena and Julie Lanca.
On October 16 both the boys and girls soccer teams competed in the annual soccer tournament at Gloucester Hornet’s Nest. The Viscount Junior girls worked well as a group – coach Joyce Contant and girls Rebekah, Nadia, Emma, Sofia, Natalie, Aline, Rikieda, Sabiany, Amira, Fatema, Shama, Samantha, Arina, and Grace. Junior Boys played hard and went on to win first place in Tier 4. Congratulations to Coach Kristi Fulford, and to Bradley, Yusuf, Yahya, Sebastian, Sam, Austin, Andrew, Eero, Nati, Rayan, Dahoom, Murat, Jack, Jacob, and Majed.
Thank you Rotary Club
We would like to thank the Rotary Club. Each year they provide free dictionaries to our Grade 3 students. Thank you for your generosity.
MASC Awesome Arts Festival
The Awesome Arts Festival was held November 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. run by Sandy Hill Community Health Centre at the school. They offered free workshops for 5-11 year olds such as animation videos, Afro-Caribbean and hip hop dance, and storytelling; then put on a final show of all their hard work.
New Mural for the School Gym
We have had the pleasure of working with Claudia Salguero in the past, as evidenced by the bold mural in front of the school. She includes the students in meaningful ways so that they can be proud of their contributions. As a result, our students benefited from the program so much – building community connections, increasing confidence, expressing themselves, and seeing themselves as artists. Thank you, Claudia, for collaborating with the students again. Now this mural will greet everyone who visits our gym for many years to come.
Grade 6 students from Mrs. Fulford’s class will attend the WE Day event at the National Arts Centre on December 10. They will hear from a wide range of inspiring and motivational speakers, talented artists, musicians, and dancers who in their own way have excelled to help make a better Canada and world.
To Learn about Viscount
Learn more about Viscount, our Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 school; please phone the office at 613-239-2213.