Congratulations to these three terrific kids!


Olivia, Clara and Ben have truly shown integrity this year and are deserving of their certificates.

You are a big deal!

Remember, tomorrow is the last day of classes. Bring in the bottom of page 3 from your report card and your backpacks to take home odds’n’sods.


It’s all over but the cryin’….

Wow, it is the last week of school already…


Week at a Glance:

Monday:  ABCA Trail Activities 1:35-2:55

Tuesday:  Red and White Day and Canada Day Play 1:35-2:55

Wednesday:  Wear Team Bedard Shirts

9:55 Terrific Kids Assembly

11:15-12:55 Grade 6 Outdoor Games

Thursday:  11:55

Grade 6 Awards Assembly

I will post pictures of our weeks events as they happen. Looking forward to spending some fun filled days with the kids before….



Bingemans or Bust

Last week we went to Bingemans and had a great time! Even though we had a little cooler weather it didn’t slow down the students from taking advantage of all the water activities. There were so many things for the students to do it made for a full day of fun! Thank you to our volunteers for coming along to help out with the groups, and to parent council for helping with trip costs.

Here are just a few of the snap shots from the day.

So much awesomeness to share…

This past week, students worked on a dance challenge of my own design (insert sinister laugh here). They made up their own groups and had to pick a song out of a jar, and then 2 different dance moves that they needed to integrate somewhere into their choreography. They nailed it! All of the groups enjoyed it and they were great to watch. Love these 90’s songs!


Bingemans: Information for the Day of the Trip

Our field trip to Bingemans is TOMORROW!

Please arrive at the school by 7:45 am so that we can do a head count etc. and leave the school promptly at 8:00 am. We will be coming back to the school at 4:30 pm, please make arrangements to pick up your child at that time.

Notes about Bingemans:

Please note:

–          Children must be wearing socks to use the FunworX Play Structure.

–          Closed-toe, closed heel shoes are required on the high ropes course and rock climbing wall.

Food – For those who did not pre-order lunch, they have concessions available if children and the supervisors would like to bring extra money to purchase any food and/or beverages.

Locker Rental – Lockers can be rented for $15/day. Upon returning the key, you will get $10 back.

Checklist of suggested items to bring:

–          Sunscreen

–          Towels

–          Hats

–          Sunglasses

–          Change of clothes

–          Snacks

–          Extra plastic bags to put your wet clothes into at the end of the day

–          Running shoes

–          Socks


We are looking forward to a great day!

Please contact Mrs. Bedard or Mr. Gleadall with any questions or concerns.

Robots and sew much more…

We have been working on a lot of great activities in Grade 5/6 over the past week!

On Thursday, last week, we had the opportunity to design and create our own robots out of recycled material with the help of Kristen Keller. Students discussed the different things that robots can do and how to complete the circuit with the motor and batteries to make the robot move. Below are some of the pictures of the creators at work.

We have also been working on getting our father’s day presents finished up for this weekend. All the dad’s out there should be very proud of all the hard work that was put into their gifts. I will try not to give away the surprise but here are some photos of your kids hard at work.

Remember we are going to Bingemans on Tuesday next week. A note home will be sent and I will make a blog post as a reminder as well.

Recycle Reminder

We are doing our robotic art workshop tomorrow!

Remember to bring in recyclables and found materials such as: pop cans, plastic water bottles, soup or tuna cans, any plastic containers for salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, small film canister, empty pill containers etc.

No glass or flimsy plastic or styrofoam (e.g. take out containers, empty berry containers)

Be creative and bring in some fun things to put on your robot!

Reminder that it is crazy hat day as well tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing all the things you come up with!


Meaningful Mentoring

The Grade 6’s had a great day meeting their Grade 12 mentors, having an opportunity to learn some new things and become more familiar with the high school environment. The students were able to participate in a variety of subjects including music, art, biology, chemistry, food science, english, drama and gym. Here are some pictures of the activities they did today, stay tuned for videos to come!


Update and Revised dates

Thank you very much to all of the people who contributed to the potluck today, the kids were very appreciative, as were Ms. Pridham and I for your continued support. We are very fortunate to have you all!


Bingemans Meal Ticket 

On our trip, there is an option to prepay for a lunch for your child. If this is of interest to you please put a checkmark beside your choice and send the money into the school or use CashOnline to pay.  This is completely optional. Students can also bring a packed lunch with them on that day.

It will not be on CashOnline until Monday if you wish to pay online. Below is the options. We are also looking for volunteers. If we have more respond than what we need, we will put names into a draw and contact you.



June 5–  Grade 6 to SHDHS for Mentoring (needed to be changed from tomorrow due to student availability), Spaghetti dinner donations for our Road Trip class basket

June 7– Grade 6 orientation at 7/8 campus with Mrs. Hrudka, Ms. Pridham and Mrs. Thiel

June 8–  Robotics Workshop in the afternoon

  • Crazy hat day
  • Optional Bingemans Food order (if ordering) Due

June 9–  PA DAY- no school

June 12– Spaghetti Dinner at 5pm-7pm

June 13– Track and Field Regionals for those going

June 20–  Bingemans trip, Kitchener  (optional food order to be sent home tomorrow)

June 22– Middle block outdoor games with the other Grade 6 class

June 23– Beach Day