Transition to Seesaw

Hello all families,

I’ve now transitioned all the PHE classes and assignments onto Seesaw. You should be able to log into it using your original Seesaw login!

This week’s assignment is posted on Seesaw. If you’re not seeing the PHE class on your account, please email me at golaivar@sfxschool.ca and I will double check that you’ve been added!

Ms. Olaivar

Welcome back!

I want to first start off by posting my newsletter below as it has a lot of information about how we will be moving forward with our Physical and Health Education class.

As I mentioned in my newsletter, I understand that there may be obstacles restricting some families from fully completing the assignment each week. Don’t stress! Do the best you can and communicate your needs or concerns with me via email.

Moving on to my expectations! This poster should be familiar to all students as we have discussed and reviewed it many times this year but I have made some important adjustments to take into consideration.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Go for a walk, do a workout as a family or try to think of all the things we can be grateful for. Also, take a look at my previous posts for some great ideas.

I’ll be back on Monday!

Structure and Schedule

I’m sure that over the years, you’ve seen teachers post a Shape of the Day or Schedule on their whiteboards. While we may not realize, many adults and children alike thrive off structure and having a schedule.

First, allow your children to have a quiet space to work that has the following things:

  • a desk
  • a seat of some sort – think about alternative seating, exercise ball, option to stand, etc.
  • all their supplies – books, pencils / pens, colouring pencils, etc.
  • limited electronics – only those needed for work (think about parental controls)

I recognize that this may be difficult in many households! If they’re having an issue with noise, try noise cancelling headphones (without music playing), earmuffs, etc.

Next, I’ve been seeing various schedules / shapes of the day floating around the internet. I decided to make one myself, taking inspiration from my friend and fellow teacher, Mrs. Nixon’s blog. If you’re looking for amazing resources and ideas of what to insert into your schedule, definitely take a look.

As you can see, I’ve laid out set times for various things such as wake up, snack, lunch, dinner and bedtime. I believe that these should remain the same each day in order to create a sense of normalcy.

In the blank areas, that’s when you insert things like school work, chores / deep cleaning, outdoor activity, quiet time, and limited screen time.

Important things to note when making your own schedule:

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Note that children and youth aged 5 to 17 should:

  • Get 9 to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep with a consistent bed and wake up time
  • No more than 2 hours of recreational screen time
  • Not sit for extended periods

If you are interested in incorporating this into your home schedule, here are the downloadable files.

I hope this information helps!

Badminton Information

Badminton season has begun! I have included the following information on all consent forms.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Not all players or teams will be attending the zone tournament but all are welcome to join in for practice to sharpen up your badminton skills and have some exercise! The players and teams attending the tournaments will be at the discretion of the coaches.

Zone Qualifying Tournament will take place between April 6 – April 14 

  • Exact date and location TBA

CISVA Final Tournaments:

  • Doubles – Thursday, April 16 @ St. Patrick’s Vancouver – 12:00 pm
  • Singles – Wednesday, April 22 @ St. Paul’s Richmond – 12:00 pm
  • Mixed Double – Monday, April 20 @ St. Patrick’s Vancouver
    • Grade 6 – 9:00 am
    • Grade 7 – 12:30 pm 

Practice Schedule

Monday & Thursday – Singles
Tuesday & Friday – Doubles and Mixed Doubles

This practice schedule may change to accommodate for the amount of students that have signed up.

**Please ensure that your child is picked up from SFX by 5:00 pm as there will be no supervision after this time. 

We are still looking for parent volunteers to help coach our budding badminton stars! Email Ms. Olaivar directly if you are interested.

Congrats to all basketball teams!

All our basketball teams had a terrific season! We learned a lot and had some amazing game experiences. Our Grade 7 Boys are off to their first playoff game tomorrow against St. Edmund’s and we wish them the best of luck!

Thanks to all the parents who supported us through coaching, driving and cheering us on.

A reminder for all players to return their jerseys to Ms. Olaivar!

Rescheduled Game

Hi parents and athletes!

The Grade 7 Boys game that was cancelled last Wednesday, Jan 15, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 22, after the girls game. It will start at approximately 3:45-4:00.

See you then!

I am in the midst of rescheduling the Grade 7 Girls game at Corpus Christi and I will update you as soon as I know!

Basketball Schedule

Hello parents and athletes,

Here is the current basketball game and practice schedule!

Grade 4 & 5 Practices

 

Grade 4 & 5 game schedule is still TBD.

 

Grade 6 & 7 Game and Practice Schedule

All consent forms and contract should now be handed in. Let’s have a great season!

– Ms. Olaivar

Updated Volleyball Schedule

Hello Dragons,

Over half of the volleyball season has passed and we have done a great job so far! Both the boys and girls teams have improved a lot since the beginning of the season and I’m so proud of all the progress that has been made.

Here is an updated volleyball schedule with all the changes.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Practices:
Thursday, October 10 – Grades 4-7
Thursday, October 17 – Grades 4-7
Monday, October 21 – Grades 4-7

Games (for Grade 6 & 7s):
Wednesday, October 23 @ SFX vs. Corpus Christi – 3:10 pm

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Practices:
Thursday, October 10 – morning
Tuesday, October 15 – afternoon
Thursday, October 17 – morning
Thursday, October 31 – morning

Games for Grade 6 and 7 Only:
Tuesday, Oct 22 @ SFX  vs. IC Vancouver – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, October 23 @ SFX vs. Corpus Christi – 3:10 pm
Tuesday, Oct 29 @ St. Augustine’s – 3:30 pm
Monday, Nov 4 @ SFX vs. Vancouver College – 3:30 pm

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered this season!

Ms. Olaivar