Character Education at Ryerson
The Character Education Key for themonth of April was
This is it
! This is It!means making the most of each momentand telling yourself "just do it" evenwhen it may not be something you like todo. The Students of the Month voted for the key of
This Is It!
Mrs. Haefling & Mrs. Shergill - Zander H.
Mrs. Fowler & Mrs. Warburton - Lucas S.
Mrs. Edgell & Mrs. Sanderson - Aoun W.
Ms Munroe & Mrs. Gute - Aboodi S.
Ms Campbell & Ms Hodgson - Santoshi N.
Mrs. Kewley - Alice B.
Mrs. van Rees - Ainn W.
M. Hoyte - Lance M.
Mrs. McKinnon - Sarah E.
Mrs. Smith - Nadia A.
Mrs. Kiefer-Cox - Sharjeel A.
Miss McMullen - Quinlan E-S.
Miss A. Bates - Catherine K.
Mme Claus - Rohin S. & Jessica L.
Mrs. Piraino-Crandon - Vishvan K.
Ms Roberts - Nathan V.
Mrs. Roberge - Saif A.
Miss L. Bates - Angela J.
Mr. Grant - Susan T.
Miss Nichol - Alycia B.
Ms Gill - Andrew R.
The Focus Key for May is
which is beingwilling to change and try new things.
Since 2005, students, teachers,educators and musicians havecelebrated the importance of musiceducation on the first Monday inMay. This year, students learned aspecial Music Monday song calledI.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing), composed byCanadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and CanadianMusician Ed Robertson. Students at Ryerson wereexcited to be part of the first song ever performedtogether on Earth and Space. Students have learnedmany things about life in space from Chris
Hadfield’s communications on blogs,
twitter andvideos. Many website links can be found on the
“Classroom Links” page on Miss Bean’s webpage.
On Music Monday, May 6, students watched a livewebcast concert between The Ontario ScienceCentre and the International Space Station. At1 p.m., Ryerson joined students from acrossCanada, Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson in a livesong performance of I.S.S. What an exciting eventto celebrate the importance of music in our lives!
Jump Rope for Heart
Ryerson's Jump Rope for Heart Daytakes place on May 24th. Students will bring home pledge forms on May 10th.Jump Rope is a great way to inspirestudents about a healthy lifestyle andsocial responsibility. All participating students areHeart Heroes.Did you know that only 7% of Canadian childrenand youth are meeting the daily recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity? Every child has theright to grow up healthy. This is one way for us toachieve this goal.Here's how the money raised can help:
$5 can help buy lab equipment like testtubes to use in lifesaving research
$40 can support the delivery of a CPR training course in local schools to teachchildren lifesaving skills.
$65 helps support the training of teacherswith information on children's physicalactivity
$150 helps a researcher learn why early lifechoices lead to childhood obesity and illness
$500 can help teach ten families how to save
a life with a CPR Anytime™ kit.
We hope you will support this worthy cause. For more information, visit: JumpRopeForHeart.ca
Calling all volunteers! We hope that all family andcommunity members who take time to volunteer inour school will come to our Volunteer Breakfast to be held on
Thursday, May 23
at 8:00 AM.
Wetruly appreciate all of the support and assistance provided by our volunteers and hope that this smallcelebration will give us the opportunity to expressour thanks. An open invitation has been sent outwith all of our students. We hope all volunteerswill RSVP and join us! Many thanks to our manystaff volunteers for their efforts to organize thisimportant event.