Butterflies all around Strathcona

image-68Raising butterflies is an amazing experience for children to witness the wonder of metamorphosis firsthand in their own classrooms.  Many of our classrooms hosted these butterflies this year!  When the butterflies arrived in the classrooms, they were a few days old.  The children tended to them and watched them grow over the course of a few weeks, as they moved from chrysalis to butterflies.  After observing and learning about the butterflies over the course of a week,the children released the butterflies in our garden and watched them flutter off. This is most certainly a learning experience not to be forgotten.image-60 image-62 image-59 image-57 image-54 image-53 image-56 image-66 image-65 image-63 photo-100  photo-101 photo-105 photo-104 photo-103

25 Years of Giving….

TFToday we held our monthly school gathering in the auditorium.  Our gatherings are a time to come together to celebrate and share learning that has taken place throughout the month.  There are times we host guest presenters and today was no exception. 

Today, Kirsten Fox, neice of Terry Fox, came in to recognize the spirit of giving that our Strathcona students possess.  Since 1987, Strathcona students have continued Terry’s run and have collected donations to support Terry’s wish of raising awareness and money to support cancer research.  In those 25 years, our Strathcona students have raised over $105,000! 

It was with great pride that we accepted the 5 banners representing our students’ spirit of giving, commitment and leadership.  Way to go Strathcona!