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Today Grade 6 Bembridge will be hosting our first 2015 Hour of Code Session with Grade 4 Stairs-Freeze.  Mentors, please remember to keep your hands off devices and use your words to help guide the grade four students.  Many of us learn better when we can do things hands on!

Please ensure that all Grade 4 students complete the following exit survey to help us keep track of our sessions and better plan for future mentor sessions within our school.

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Chris Kennedy, owner of Goatworks Drums,brought two master drummers to Bedford South for an assembly and hands-on workshop.

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Today after you have helped your Buddy set up his/her email account and have shown him/her how to login to Google Drive, have your buddy complete the following form:

Grade Three Johnson/6 Bembridge Technology Buddy Survey

 

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Apply to attend the We Day Atlantic in Halifax on November 27, 2015 at the Scotia Bank Center.  Applications  are due no later than Thursday October 22, 2015 and must be submitted electronically in order to be considered for this exciting opportunity.  Please see Ms. Bembridge if you have any difficulty submitting your application.

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Bridget Leslie

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Just imagine…

Think of how much you wouldn’t know if you couldn’t read!  Teaches help kids learn to read and to find ‘Just Right’ books so they understand what they are reading.  Teachers and the school librarian help us find books we are looking for and recommend books for our reading level and interest.This gives kids an opportunity to read what they enjoy.

Reading improves your memory and also improves your focus and concentration.  Reading will make you smarter and even improves your writing skills.  When kids can read, they learn easier and faster.  So how do books help kids learn at school?  Books provide educational information for students.  If a child is doing a project at school, they can go to our library and check out books on the topic.

Bedford South has our own school library, and students of all grades get one day a week where they can visit the school library and take out books to bring home to read.  This is especially important for the many students at our school who do not speak English at home.  Our school is very grateful for our library, librarian, and the many books which will be donated by Indigo. .  The books at our school help make our students smarter!

Help support the Indigo ‘Adopt a School’ program where you can help our school win $10 000 in books for our library.  To adopt our school.  https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/

 

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By Hilary Shea & Ben Hoeg

 Grade 6 Tulloch is hosting a fundraiser in support of the Philippines after the recent typhoon Haiyan  (Yolanda). The devastating typhoon has left lots of damage in the Philippines. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit land. The typhoon started its destruction on November 8th, 2013 and swept through the six central Philippine islands. Winds were going at 235 km per hour with gusts of 275 km per hour. Waves were as high as 15 meters tall and as much as 400 mm of rain fell. 28 national medical teams have been sent to the Philippines to help. Other helpers have consisted of search and rescue teams, members of the media and pilots flying cargo planes and helicopters. Many countries have donated millions of dollars to help provide items such as clean water, food and clothing. The numbers of citizens affected is still not good. 12 million lives are at risk. 4 million children are in danger. 3 976 people have been confirmed dead. 1 598 people are missing and 18 175 people are injured. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced because of damage to their homes. The main islands affected were all poorer areas of the Philippines. This is not just a little storm, this storm has affected many lives and has caused millions of dollars of damage.

 

6 Tulloch is doing something very unique to help support the people of the Philippines. Andrea Ludovice a student in Six Tulloch originally from the Philippines who wanted to do something special to help the people of her home country. She asked two of her friends Stephanie Wooden and Sydney Khan to help her with her plan. They decided to make Philippine buttons to sell to the students of Bedford South School. All buttons are $2 and the funds are going to the Red Cross Organization in support of the Philippines. CTV news has heard about what they are doing and are coming to do an interview sometime this week. We know that every penny counts to help rebuild the country and we are just trying to make a difference.