4 more sleeps and school is out for summer!! June 22nd

Welcome back everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. I have no doubt that all of the Dad’s and Grandad’s were spoiled over the weekend and got the benefit of it being the longest day of the year too!

I can hardly believe that this is our last official week of school. Normally, we enjoy this week so much with the buzz of assembly, outdoor learning, teddy bear picnics, 6th class ‘end of year fever’, to name but a few events. Instead, we remain seperated but filled with hope of a fun filled summer with restrictions being lifted and the excitement of our reunion in our next school year.

It may be our last week, but it is still all go in Piercestown N.S. The postman will be busy around Piercestown today and tomorrow as he makes his way with all of our school reports. As always, any parents who wish to check in with the teachers having read the reports can do so on the staff professional email addresses. Some children will receive slightly heavier post with their 100% attendance medals also in the post.

Our newsletter with LOTS of information will wing its way through cyber space this week to all families. Our stationary lists will be sent out before the end of the week and our much awaited class allocation (who is teaching what class?!) next year will also be diseminated. Our Board are meeting on Thursday, our school is being deep cleaned from today and some staff are preparing for our doors to be opened for July Provision beginnning next Monday 29th June.

We are also busy making plans for the next school year already, booking events, coaches, getting ready to welcome new children into our school family, ensuring our schools is prepared to the best of our ability for our return and so much more!

And while your teachers have not sent your usual academic work this week, they wanted you to have some fun activities to keep you busy over the duration of the week so your parents will have all received this yesterday.

As always, we are happy to continue to receive photos and will update the blog. Why not send us your ‘end of year smiling faces’! We would love to see them! ‘Class of 2020’ why not send in some pictures of your last week as ‘official pupils’ in Piercestown N.S. We look forward to updating the ‘Class of 2020’ this week with the finer details of their upcoming Confirmation on July 25th and their Graduation that has been postponed until July also. Do not fear however, we are not letting this Friday go unmarked!!!! ‘Class of 2020’ we have a few treats in store!

In the meantime, if you are at a loose end why not give some of these fun activities a go……

Why not ‘chalk it down?

Try out some of these fabulous illustrations on your driveway, pathway, patio outside. Be as creative as you like.

Don’t forget to send us some photos to principal@piercestownns.com

If chalk is not your thing, but you feel like doing some summery art, check out this website for some simple but effective ideas.

https://www.projectswithkids.com/summer-arts-and-crafts/

Or alternatively, choose one of these items to draw:

If you’re more into the brain training why not try out a few of these riddles?I will update the answers later in the week:

  1. Which is faster hot or cold? (and why?)
  2. Forwards I am heavy, backwards, I am not. What am I?
  3. What question can you never answer ‘yes’ to?
  4. What has teeth but cannot eat?!?!!
  5. What kind of dog never bites?
  6. What wears a cap but has no head?
  7. Why is 6 afraid of 7?
  8. What country is popular on Thanksgiving day?
  9. Which table doesn’t have legs?
  10. What starts with e, ends with e, and only has one letter?
  11. From what number can one take half and leave nothing? !!!
  12. Why is a river rich??!
  13. The more you take away, the bigger I become. What am I?

Finally, if literacy and writing is more your thing, why not try to put pen to paper and write an acrostic poem about Summer.

For some help go to this website : https://www.playfullearning.net/resource/summer-acrostic-poetry/

As always, have a lovely week and if we can be of any assistance or you want to send us some photos for the blog, please do so on principal@piercestownns.com

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