Sunday, 11 May 2014

Our Creative Spaces

This is another big week for us.  We just finished a terrific Education Week - thanks again for all of you stepping up to make this a great week.  Students thrive in a creative environment and there is no question that they are thriving at St. Gregory!  Just think about what is going on - a vibrant makerspace with litteBit and makie makie kits, math competitions involving Brock University, Kahn Academy for grade one and two students, over $700.00 raised by selling second-hand purses, the discovery of young rabbits in our future outdoor classroom, creative dance and choir singing to over 100 guests to our school, a beautiful mass at St. Maurice, a board dedicated to inspiring change, our own Egyptian museum, another terrific Jump Rope for Heart day, a spring bouquet of prayer petals, parents reading in all our classes, pasta for everyone at school - all this and much more in just one week!!  The list is staggering!!!
I hope everyone feels great about last week - look at all the great things that you do!
As we move into the middle of may the creative pace continues. This week we welcome Nicole Belanger to our school.  She will be working with our students for the next two weeks to create murals for our outdoor classrooms.  She will be joined by Andrew Harvey and ann Coffey who will be actively working on our outdoor classrooms this week.  Andrea Hallendy-Mallon will be back for another Little horn Theatre session with the grade ones and twos and Katie Gauthier will be in for our first hip hop session on Friday.  We continue to work on our crowd funding project with Luc Lalande and we will also be sending home all the Vesey bulbs on Monday - thanks to the work Crystal is doing today at school.
Have I missed some things - of course.  It is a challenge to keep up to the pace at our school.  The building continues to brim with the creativity of our community.  
Lets take a moment this week to reflect on the creative spaces we are fostering daily.  This is what education is all about - we see the joy in everything and are always open to the limitless possibilities presented to us through our children.
Have a great week everyone!
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