- Power Of One
- Dynamix Adventure Challange
- School Yard Improvements
- Halloween at Saint Vincent
One week before Halloween, our École en Santé Committee had organized a very tasty activity for classes to promote healthy eating habits by making recipes with pumpkin, squash or zucchini. Saint Vincent students and teachers made recipes together and our hard working custodians, M. Claude and M. Mario, had to select the tastiest recipe in both Centers. Congratulations to the winning classes and a BIG thank you to all the parents who sent in recipes and their ingredients!
We had so much fun on Halloween Day! We decorated pumpkins, mummified friends and teachers, and we decorated our classroom doors. We also went to the Science Lab to the “Touch and feel” station. There, we had to put our hands in mysterious boxes to feel the sticky, slimy and sometimes gory things inside and guess what they were. We were allowed to dress up in our costumes but we couldn’t wear masks for safety reasons and also to keep our accessories from being lost of broken. Many of us painted our faces. I saw many funny looking costumes on that day! In our own class, we had fun mummifying Alessio as he had to stay very still… He looked like a real mummy, so much that even his sister Olivia from Grade 52 didn’t recognize him! We were lucky enough to watch “Hotel Transylvania” in the gym during the afternoon. What a good and terrifying day we had. Thank you to all the staff members and parent volunteers who helped, and thank you to Ms. Tina for taking the pictures.
The Grade 4’s go to the Montreal Science Centre
On November 8th, the Grade 4 students of Saint Vincent Elementary School went to the Montreal Science Centre in the Old Port of Montreal. The first part of our day was to do an activity called “Secrets of the Heart” in the heart workshop. We learned so many facts that we never knew before! The first activity was to draw our own heart. Next, we pumped blood from a tank into a human heart. These were all models and the blood was actually water with red food coloring! The third activity as a pop quiz to try and guess which heart was beating at the healthiest rate. The last activity was to listen to our own heart using a stethoscope. We also got to see real hearts from different animals, which were kept in special liquid to be well preserved.
After lunch, we all watched TITANS of the Ice Age in 3D at the IMAX theater. This documentary was about different species that were extinct during the Ice Age and it also talked about how much we can learn from fossils. We finished our day at an exhibit called “Science 26” in which each letter of the alphabet represented a scientific concept. This place was packed with science experiments! Once the exhibit was done, we headed back to school. The Science Centre was a fun and educational place!
- REMEMBRANCE DAY
On November 11th 2013, our school honored veterans and soldiers by holding Remembrance Day ceremonies. On this special day, Saint Vincent students had special thoughts and words of thanks for them. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 recited poems, sang songs, shared important facts and read letters to honor soldiers who lost their lives in battle, soldiers who are still working at keeping the peace, and to veterans who survived these difficult times. We were lucky enough to have a soldier speak to us all about the history of the wars that Canada was involved in, the reality of war and soldier training. Even though Remembrance Day is sad at times, it also brings us hope, knowing that we are here living our life in freedom.
Erika Lo Vetere
Adventure and mystery stories in the dark and Halloween day pictures