“Bigger Buddies”

thumbnail_IMG_2018-11-15_11-29-44On Wednesday, Nov. 14th, across the province ninth grade students participated in the annual Take Your Kids To Work Day.  For Mr. Huntington, Mrs. Hnatiw and myself, it was an extra special occasion as we were able to bring our children to school to spend a day with the students and staff of MVB.  In fact, we had six students from A.L. Fortune, Jackson, and King’s Christian helping out in a variety of classrooms.  At the end of the day, they were all tired out, and they marvelled about how much “moving around” occurs in an elementary school.

Big Buddies is one of my favourite activities that takes place on a weekly basis at MVB, and having high school kids join us is merely an extension of a really great practice.  We are incredibly fortunate to have so many current and former ALF students join us regularly to work with our students.  Whether it is a current grade 10-12 student from  ALF working with our intermediate classes or some of our gr. 3s working with the Kindies, we see kids modelling their very best qualities and creating a sense of belonging for both parties.  It is the truly the grassroots of the very notion of “family” that exists within our K-12 schools in Enderby.

M.V. Beattie Remembers


On Friday, November 9th, our staff and students commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the very first Armistice Day. As a way to show their respect, our students decorated the gym with their artwork and poetry.  Ashton and Ethan did a great job as our emcees; our MVB choir performed; Zamber and Robyn gave recognition to our local indigenous soldiers that fought in the war; Shayden presented a dreamcatcher/poppy wreath, and we were honoured to have John Shannon and Corey Skead from the Enderby branch of the Royal Canadian Legion share some words with our students.  In typical fashion, our students showed exceptional behaviour during the assembly.

For our Canadian soldiers, both past and present, we make a solemn commitment to never take for granted the sacrifices that you have made for all of us.

We will remember them.


Parent-Teacher Goal Setting Letter

I have attached a letter to help explain the intent behind our Nov. 20th Goal Setting session. In the days leading up to the event, I will send out some hints for how a family may want to prepare in order to get the most out of this opportunity.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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