1000 Cranes – ACHIEVED!!!

 april crane (2)Westwood Jr students have read 1000 (probably more…)!  Our challenge has been met but it is not over.  Homerooms have until May 14th to submit their cranes.  The homeroom with the most cranes will win a prize!

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St. Thomas wins the Final Battle at LBPSB!

LBPSB: Battle of the Books

Congratulations to St. Thomas for winning an intense battle last Thursday.  It was certainly a nail-biter with St. Thomas and Macdonald tied at the end of the battle.  It was the first time ever that we went to tie-breaking questions.

Pictures will be posted shortly.

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Celebrating Culture Month in the Library

April is culture month so we will be celebrating the arts in the Library.  Here is a list of activities in the Library:

wordlePoetry Challenge – celebrate poetry month in the library by helping to build the poetry wall!   Either write your own poem or bring in your favourite poem.

minecraftMinecraft Challenge on Wednesday, April 15,  in the Library at the beginning of  lunch (this means bring your lunch to the library on that day).   This is a building challenge!  Space is limited!  Sign up today!

Image taken from: The minecraft creeper pirate by Zedig

bob bannerBattle of the Books – Finals at the LBPSB Boardroom.   The Battle starts at 7 p.m.   Our own Westwood Jr team will be at the finals so come and cheer them on!

music noteName that Tune!  Think you know your music? Join this challenge on Tuesday, April 21 at lunch time. The person with the most music points wins an iTunes card.

image taken from: http://www.playbuzz.com/dipplonick10/which-musical-note-are-you

bookmarksLet’s Get Crafty will take place on Thursday, April 23 at lunch hour.   We will be making bookmarks with lots of crafty supplies.  Drop by and have fun being creative!

Image taken from: http://polkadotpaperie.blogspot.ca/2010/08/cutesy-cricut-bookmarks.html

comic diplaySuperhero Jeopardy – Teams of 4 will have a chance to test their superhero knowledge.  This will take place at lunch hour on Thursday, April 30.  The victorious  team will win movie passes to the latest Avengers Movie: Age of Ultron coming out on May 1st.  Sign up today in the Library!   Remember that we have a display dedicated to DC and Marvel.


Monique Polak visits the Grade 8 students

Monique visitwhat world is leftLast week we had Montreal author Monique Polak come to the school to do a seminar on the writing process and her historical book “What World is Left”.  She met with all the grade 8 students over two periods.  Her talks are always engaging and lively.  The students had great questions and I think they walked away with a good sense on what it takes to be a writer but also some life lessons.  She has a couple of quotes that keep her motivated – the one that struck a chord for me was “Dig Down Deep”.

You can read about her visit to Westwood Jr on her blog: http://www.moniquepolak.com/monique-s-blog/blog-archive/entry/she-almost-made-me-cry-but-don-t-tell-anyone-i-said-that

This visit was made possible through the intercultural grant that we received from the School Board and from our Home & School Committee.  A big thank you for supporting these projects!!

The Library has many of her titles available.  Drop by the Library and check out the display!

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