Junior Phoenix File
A spirit day is when there is a theme and all the students can dress up.
The week before Christmas, we had Santa or elf hat day, jersey day and ugly sweater day.
One of the most popular spirit days was PJ day. Almost all of the students dressed up in their PJs for our last day of school before the Christmas break.
On Dec. 21 there was a Christmas concert. The performances were amazing. We had performances by Mrs. Duncan’s JK/SK class, Mrs. Madill’s SK/1 class, Ms. Shaw’s 1/2 class, Mrs. Wyber’s 1/2 class, Ms. Hutchinson’s Grade 2 class, Mrs. Hardman’s Grade 4 class, Ms. Whitelock’s 6/7 class and Mr. Perreault’s Grade 7/8 class. Some of the amazing performances were a lip sync battle between the Grade 7 and 8 girls, skits and songs. The band put a lot of practice in and it turned out great!
Despite all the snow days, Mr. Koshan’s 7/8 class didn’t let those stop them from travelling to the Outdoor Education Centre. Braving the snow, they stayed for two nights and three days and enjoyed lots of fun outdoor activities.
The Grade 8 classes sold poinsettias to raise money for their trip to Ottawa. We are sure it will be a very educational trip! They will be having more fundraisers in the New Year.
The PSDS boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams are hosting the Bluewater Northwest Regional Tournament on Jan. 19. Both teams are busy practicing for this event. The boys had an exhibition game against Amabel-Sauble Community School in Sauble Beach. The girls took part in a tournament at Owen Sound District Secondary School on Dec. 3 and they also travelled to Northport Elementary School in Port Elgin for an exhibition match on Dec. 13. They played amazing and showed great team spirit.
The New Year will be very exciting at PSDS and we are all looking forward to it. Stay tuned for more Junior Phoenix Files. Happy New Year from everyone at PSDS.
The Midwestern Ontario Rotary Music Festival is held every spring in Walkerton, and is now in its 36th year. The dates this spring are April 17 – 29. It is still one of the largest and most successful music festivals in Ontario put on by the Rotarians with the help of the Hanover/Walkerton branch of registered music teachers. Teachers, music instructors and directors who may be