News from Viscount Alexander School
Ontario schools are closed for Covid-19 virus until further notice. Important updates from the OCDSB will be emailed to parents and students. Latest updates will also be added to the social media accounts and COVID19 webpage
with notes from Mia Hunt and Cristine Elrick
The Viscount Library Transformation is underway!
The School Council is working with Viscount’s administration to transform the Library into a Creative Commons and Makers’ Space. This will ensure that – as well as a functioning library – the room will provide a flexible place for hands-on learning.
As part of this project, we are creating a computer animation station and collecting Lego for creative building and animation projects. Local community members have already begun donating their loved Lego and base plates to the project and we are reaching out to corporate donors to fund the technology needed for this initiative.
Girls’ Bordenball Tournament
Congratulations to our Girls’ Bordenball team for winning first place during the Tier 3 Girls’ Bordenball tournament held at Gloucester High School on December 17. Coach Mrs. Joyce Contant was very proud of their efforts on and off the court. The Viscount Alexander Junior Girls’ Bordenball team members are: Rebekah, Nadia, Emma, Sofia, Maria, Jenisha, Alina, Rikieda, Amira, Sabiany, Grace, Fatema, Samantha, Shama, Diana, Lily, and Shruthy.
Boys’ Bordenball Tournament
The Boys’ Bordenball team played with great sportsmanship at the Bordenball tournament at Gloucester High School. Head Coach Ms. Fulford was very proud to have such a great group of boys represent our school and play so well throughout the day. The team members are: Bradley, Sam, Yahya, Sebastian, Austin, Andrew, Nati, Rayan, Murat, Eero, Yisroel, Dahoom, Jacob, Jack, Afnan, Majat, Tyler, and Yonis.
Holiday food drive
Viscount Alexander Public School launched a holiday non-perishable food drive to support needy families in our community. The food drive began, December 9 and went on until December 20. Ms. Fulford’s Grade 6 class led the food drive again this year. The whole school donated dry goods over a couple of weeks. The school filled many boxes of food to the Shepherds of Good Hope. Viscount feels it is important to support people in need as we appreciate our own blessings. Together we CAN make a difference! If you would like to give to a food bank, the following items are welcome, such as: pasta, canned vegetables, cereal, peanut butter, jam, canned soups, stews and chilli, canned fruit, and hygiene items such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste.
Special memories and gifts for Viscount students
Kundstadt Sports made a very generous donation of skates this fall, which is very much appreciated. On December 20, some 50 students from grades 3, 4, and 5 had a special invitation to skate with the Ottawa Senators at the Annual Eugene Melnyk Skate. Some 20 Senators turned out and made an afternoon that our young students will never forget. Students were gifted new skates, helmets, Senator’s Jerseys and a pizza lunch from the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Viscount has been very fortunate from both these special gifts, and looks toward to donating and sharing skates with other schools in need.
After schools re-open you can register a child born in 2016 for school in September 2020. When schools are open again call the school at 613-239-2213.
On December 20, Viscount students were invited to skate with the Ottawa Senators.
Photos Cristine Elrick