Newton’s Grove School news: October 2013


The Intermediate division organized wonderful Halloween activities for the Primary and Junior students.  Everyone enjoyed pinning the Boo on the ghost, pumpkin relays and making marvellous mummies. 

Primary Trip to Downey's Farm

On Friday, October 25th the Primary Division classes went to Downey’s farm for a day of fun. The children toured the farm on a tractor ride, visited the Boo Barn and enjoyed the outdoor play area. They even learned how to milk a cow! They ended the day visiting the animals and each child received their own pumpkin. Happy Halloween everyone!

Our first two SSAF championships!

Congratulations to the U20 Cross Country Girls Team and the U20 Open Flag Football Team for winning Newton's Grove School's first two championships!

The SSAF Cross-Country Championships, held Wednesday, October 16 at Sunnybrook Park, saw the participation of 36 schools and nearly 1000 runners. Congratulations to the U20 Girls Team for capturing Newton’s Grove first ever championship! Powered by an outstanding 2nd place finish by Ali Bush, all four runners ran strong races and placed in the top 10. Victoria Hady, Alexandra Catherwood, and Keren Mann crossed the finish line in 4th, 6th, and 9th place respectively. For the graduating seniors Ali Bush and Victoria Hady, the victory represents their 3rd SSAF Championship in the last 4 years. Well done ladies!

Other notable performances were turned in by Caleb Michalski who finished 2nd overall in the U20 Boys division. Thanks to Caleb, Alexander Zero’s 10th place and Bhavraj Kaler’s 18th placement, the U20 Boys earned a 2nd place finish. The top runner in the U14 Girls division was Emily Yeung with an 11th place. Congratulations to all the runners for a great day of competition.

Congratulations to the U20 Open Flag Football Team for winning their 3rd consecutive SSAF Championship. The “Black” KNIGHTS posted a record of 5 wins and 1 tie and defeated Toronto Prep 14-7 in the final. The team was led in touchdowns and interceptions by Caleb Michalski, Alexander Zero, Bhavraj Kaler and Simardeep Grewal. The team’s record over the past three seasons now stands at 17 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie. Well done everyone!

WINGS Takes Flight!

Our newly named charity association WINGS (“We Inspire, Newton’s Grove School”) has kicked off the year with our annual Michele Temple Fundraiser on Friday October 11, 2013. The event is held annually to raise money for the Michele Temple Melanoma Cancer Research Fund at the Princess Margaret Hospital. After an amazing day of activities from JK to Grade 12, we are very excited to announce that the event raised $4566.35! A big thank you to our school community and all the members of WINGS who worked so hard to make the day a great success.

Together, we will find a cure for cancer in our lifetime.

Grade 8 Norse Drama Workshop

The Grade 8’s would like to give a huge thank you to Mrs. Smith, for creating a memorable morning of Norse drama. She visited on October 11th and swept the class away to the land of the Gods and the Frost.

Grade 5 ROM Trip

The Grade 5 class took an exciting trip back in time to ancient Egypt, while visiting the Royal Ontario Museum on October 10th, 2013. They had the rare opportunity to handle some artifacts from the ROM's collection that were more than 2000 years old!! They also had a guided tour from a museum expert who introduced them to the ROM's two mummies! They were amused to find out that one of the mummies took her own field trip to Sick Kids Hospital to receive X-rays and a CAT scan so archeologists could find out information about her!

Grade 8 Confederation Plays

The Fathers of Confederation come to life in Grade 8 History class! Students perform skits on the three conferences that led to confederation.

Grade 8’s Visit Mackenzie House

On Wednesday, October 9th, the grade 8’s had a wonderful time exploring Mackenzie House. They were even able to get their name in print as they used an old fashioned printing press.

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