Fern Ave Public School 3rd Annual Stem Night

FERN AVE PUBLIC SCHOOL would like to invite HOWARD PUBLIC SCHOOL to Fern’s 3rd ANNUAL STEM NIGHT! 
Tuesday, March 26th 5:30-7:30, FERN AVENUE PUBLIC SCHOOL
 
This is a great opportunity for Howard students who will be going to Fern next year.
March 25 and 26 every class at Fern will do a different STEM project facilitated by parent volunteers.  On Tuesday evening (March 26), these projects will be on display, along with a bunch of other cool STEM related stuff.
Highlights include the Grade 6 egg splat, the Grade 5 Mechanical Hand, the Grade 4 Marble Run, the Grade 7 Spaghetti Tower weight competition, and you can watch a film of the Grade 8’s paddling cardboard boats across the pool!
The whole neighbourhood is welcome, and if you have a future Fern student in your family, this is a great chance to come check our or school community.  There will be lots of familiar Fern families around, and members of School Council to answer questions about Fern.
In addition to the classroom projects, here are some of our special guests this year:
 
Google 
Take a Virtual Reality adventure with Google Cardboard. Experience a Google expedition where VR lets you explore the world virtually while AR brings abstract concepts to life— through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, with interesting sites and artifacts along the way.
 
MakerKids 

Empowering the makers of tomorrow. MakerKids is a makerspace that offers educational classes in coding, robotics, Minecraft and more! Make sure to enter the raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to put towards any MakerKid program of your choice.

STEAMLabs
STEAMLabs is a community makerspace where people of all ages and abilities come together to practice digital fabrication, coding, hands-on making and electronics. STEAMLabs will be hosting a firefly making activity that uses LEDs.
Vanessa the Math Guru 
Get your math fortune told and learn some math hacks. Vanessa used to hate math. In fact, she failed grade 11 math twice! She changed her perspective and went on to earn her Masters in Mathematics Education and now runs a successful Math Tutoring business. You might have heard her recently on the CBC talking about her views on the state of our current Math curriculum and how to cope with Math Anxiety. 
Vanessa is also the authour of Math Hacks with Scholastic (which will be available for $13)
Dundas West Animal Hospital 
Come meet the Vet Dr. Folosea
The Operating Room
Learn and test your Surgery skills with Dr. Richard Stein
Western Tech CS Robotics Club
Come meet members of Western’s Robotics Team, 865,  who competed at the World Championships in Detroit last year with great success.
Team 865 finished 6th out of over 3500 teams in the world. 865 was proud to be one of five Canadian teams to attend.
 
Fern STEM Club
Meet our Fern STEM club and see what they’ve been up to and launch some marshmallows.
 
Worried you won’t have time for dinner?  We’ll have pizza available for purchase (including vegetarian and vegan options). 
Here’s the latest Map of activities for the evening
(subject to change)
We look forward to seeing you!

Marlies game and ticket pick-up information

The tickets will be ready for pickup in the music room Thursday after school. If you are not able to pick them up then, they will be available for pickup at the box office before the game.

Grade 3-6 students: On Thursday there will be a mandatory rehearsal at lunch in the music room for all students. Ms. Jonas will pick students up from the lunchroom at 12:00.

Below are all details and logistics for March 24th: This information will not be sent again so please save it for your information!

Intermission Performances

  • Singers to meet at the North Group Entrance at 3:15pm for a 3:30pm soundcheck.
  • Only the singers and 2-4 parent volunteers can enter through the North Group Entrance. All parents and other family members to enter through the South Main Entrance (map below)
  • The soundcheck will run until 4:00pm and at that time the gates will be open to the public, parents can meet their children at their seats
  • Singers should have their ticket with them when they are dropped off

Two (2) Zamboni Riders

  • 2 students to meet at Fan Services (Section 117) with 5 minutes remaining in the 2nd period
  • Waivers will need to be signed so a parent or guardian will need to accompany them to Fan Services
  • Game Crew will meet the Zamboni Riders and take them to the location

Post-Game Family Skate

  • Skate is roughly from 8:00pm – 8:50pm (depending on the end of the game, will try and get families on early if we can)
  • Anyone going on the ice will need to sign a waiver
  • Skate and helmets only, no sticks and pucks as it is a pleasure skate
  • Group to meet at the top of Section 108 if already in the building or enter through the North Group Entrance if families need to grab their skates from their cars

Attached are the waivers for families to fill out and bring with them for the skate (adult and minor waivers attached).

Minor waiver

Adult waiver

Home + School Council monthly meeting — Wednesday night

All members of the Howard parent/guardian community are invited to attend the monthly Home and School Council meeting this Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm in the Howard library. This month’s updated agenda and January’s minutes are attached.  Hope to you see you there!
Agenda – March 20th
1 Welcome – Sara Tweedie
2 Land Acknowledgement – Michelle Stafford

3 Approval of the agenda
4 Approval of the minutes of January 2019
5 Student Council Representatives
6 Principal’s report – Esme McKenzie
7 Finance Update – Valerie Milburn
8 Spring Social Update
9 Committee Updates
10 New Parent Advocacy Group – Michelle Stafford
11 Call out for Grade 6 Graduation Organizers
12 Possible Parent night and showing of “Screenagers” – Erika Barrientos
13 Dance-a-thon Update – Erin McCaughan and Candice Levine
14 Turf Update – Lee Greenberg and David Sword
15 Other Business

Next Meeting: April 17, 2019 at 7pm.

Marlies — please be sure you have enough tickets! Last day!

From Ms. Jonas:

**Please note that each child needs to be accompanied to the game by an adult. So each child needs to buy at least two tickets, one for themselves and one for a parent/guardian, unless of course they are going with a friend’s parent.** 

Thank you to the students who came to practice for the Marlies game at lunch yesterday. You sounded great! Our final practice will be on Thursday, March 21st at lunch. Here is some information about the game and remember today is the last day to buy tickets!!

Below are all details and logistics for March 24th:

Intermission Performances

  • Singers to meet at the North Group Entrance at 3:15pm for a 3:30pm soundcheck.
  • Only the singers and 2-4 parent volunteers can enter through the North Group Entrance. All parents and other family members to enter through the South Main Entrance (map attached)
    • The soundcheck will run until 4:00pm and at that time the gates will be open to the public, parents can meet their children at their seats
    • Singers should have their ticket with them when they are dropped off

Two (2) Zamboni Riders

      • 2 students to meet at Fan Services (Section 117) with 5 minutes remaining in the 2nd period
      • Waivers will need to be signed so a parent or guardian will need to accompany them to Fan Services
      • Game Crew will meet the Zamboni Riders and take them to the location

Post-Game Family Skate

      • Skate is roughly from 8:00pm – 8:50pm (depending on the end of the game, will try and get families on early if we can)
      • Anyone going on the ice will need to sign a waiver
      • Skate and helmets only, no sticks and pucks as it is a pleasure skate
      • Group to meet at the top of Section 108 if already in the building or enter through the North Group Entrance if families need to grab their skates from their cars

I have attached the map and the waivers for families to fill out and bring with them for the skate (adult and minor waivers attached).

 

image002Coca-Cola Coliseum Waiver – ADULT

Coca-Cola Coliseum Waiver – MINOR

MARLIES reminders

Friday will be the last day to buy tickets to the Marlies Game!! Remember to buy them now to avoid disappointment! All are welcome to come and support our grade 3-6s who will be singing in the two intermissions. A Marlies prize basket is on display in the office. All students in grades 3-6 will have a chance to win it, and two lucky students will win a chance to ride the zamboni.

— Ms. Jonas