Ecole Frank Ross has had students participating in a wide variety of athletic and community building activities through September and October. One of the highlights from September was our Terry Fox run and associated activities. One such activity was the “Tape your Principal and Vice-Principal to the Wall” for Terry event. Students purchased a length(s) of duct tape and then contributed to taping the admin to the wall outside. The students were successful, and the fundraising was successful, EFR raised nearly 2500$. We also had 30+ students participate in x-country running this year, with many medalists at the final district race! There are many options happening for students after school at EFR, including a developing band with Ms. Kurjata, Art club with Ms. major and Mr. MacCallum, Volleyball with Ms. Zhang and Mr. Bowles, as well as a return of the EFR social justice club. Several classes also enjoyed learning to canoe and outdoor education at Swan Lake.
This month the school held it’s second spirit day plus assembly celebrating the bulldog qualities (Kind, Calm, Determined, Courageous). The focus was on kindness and we were able to showcase some of our fantastic students with bulldog awards, Mrs. deWaard’s class shared two poems of kindness and Ms. Kurjata and the band led the whole school in a re-work of the Beatles song, Hey Bulldog (Lyrics re-written by Ms. kurjata) 50% of the students heard and sang the song for the first time at the assembly! The students were also introduced to Frank the Bulldog, our new mascot! These assemblies will continue each month!