Thank you for a great year!
It’s been a great year at Rousseau! Thank you to our students, our staff and our families for working together to create a memorable year. There are many events to celebrate! We started off our year with extra curricular activities like 3-pitch and Cross Country and we all walked together to remember Terry Fox and support the Canadian Cancer Society. Fortinos hosted a BBQ for us and their race car visited our school! We participated in our first Orange Shirt day as an effort to to honour the lives and survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Extra-curriculars in October included our swim team and volleyball. Our parent volunteers and Student Council helped to organize our Coat Drive, and Class 5/6A held a book swap for our school. In November we recognized Remembrance Day, heard our amazing Primary and Juniors perform at Indigo and had a Groove-a-thon. In December, we held our annual holiday gift drive, started our basketball season and the initial work for Mary Poppins. There was also a holiday market held by Class 5A to support Ancaster Community Services. We held a Winter Musical Celebration and our Kindergarten students showcased their musical talent with “The Littlest Christmas Tree”. The new year saw the start of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program and the Student Council sock and mitten drive. Our intramural Primary and Junior Ball Hockey season started in February and we celebrated our student’s learning with first term report cards. At the end of March, Student Council organized the collection of Hair Care Products for Interval House. In April we started our Primary and Junior Intramural Soccer Leagues and learned about curling through the Rocks and Rings program. Our incredible Mary Poppins performances happened in May as did our Music Monday celebration. Our students also had a chance to shine when we saw their work at Open House. At the end of May we wore purple for Cystic Fibrosis day. This month has featured the Home and School Association’s Fun Fair, school trips to Adventure Village, track and field, our Gr. 4-5 soccer team, student vote, Jump Rope for Heart and we congratulate our Grade 6s as they move on to Ancaster Senior. Other activities included Primary and Junior Choir, as well as our robotics and checkers clubs. Well done Rams on an amazing year! Special thanks and farewell to Ms. Lantagne, Ms. Wilkinson, Ms. MacCuish, Mrs. Batenburg, Mrs. Macky. We will miss you and we wish you all the best!
Tomorrow, we have a great opportunity to support our students with their learning about transitions. We believe in our students’ ability to grow, change and rise to new challenges and we are always there to support them. Students will have a chance to meet their teacher for next year tomorrow. You might recall that last month, there was post on our school website that invited families to share information for the school to consider as we created classes. At this time, our classes are set and we cannot consider making changes until the end of September. Thank you for your understanding and support.