A big thank you to the Witter family for donating our Holiday Tree this year! It is absolutely gorgeous and the children were so excited to see it arrive on Wednesday.

We recently had a wonderful author visit from Elizabeth Peirce who came to visit with the Grade One and Two classes. She is the author of The Big Flush, a story she wrote for her son who was scared of flushing loud public toilets!

Every week all the Junior School students have the opportunity to read with their book buddies. It is a special time where the younger students get to read to their older buddies. The older students take their job very seriously and the bond the students form throughout the year is a joy to behold.

The Grade Two class had a blast this week in computer class using the iPads to program their little robots. They can make Ozo follow different lines, speed up and spin like a tornado!

Wednesday was World Kindness Day. The Grade 2 class celebrated by talking about adjectives. First, the students came up with kind adjectives to describe Ms. Edwards. Then, they took turns writing kind words to describe each other. Now they are working on using these words to make acrostic poems. Stay tuned...the name poems will be on display soon!

Election Day in Canada is fast approaching and students from Grades 3-12 were able to participate in the Elections Canada Student Vote today. The Grade 9s presented some of the key issues from each party at assembly this week and each class has been following the election with their teachers. It will be interesting to see how our results at Armbrae will compare to the national results on Monday.

The Grade Six class had an incredible day on Wednesday as they were fortunate enough to be able to attend We Day Atlantic! It was an amazing day filled with motivational speakers, fantastic musicians and fabulous dancers. Speakers included Craig Kielburger, Margaret Trudeau and Toronto Raptors Super-fan Nav Bhatia who talked to the crowd about facing negativity with positivity. There was a lot to take away from our experience at We Day including: always reach for your dreams, be true to yourself, be kind, help others and always stand up for what you believe in.

A huge thank you to the APA for all the fun events this week! The students thoroughly enjoyed making scarecrows on the turf and the Harvest Breakfast. The kids were also amazed with the transformation of our turf into a pumpkin patch on Thursday!

With the federal election quickly approaching, many of our classes have been learning a lot about the election process in Canada. This week the Grades 3, 5 and 9 classes were very fortunate and had a visit from Andy Fillmore who is the Liberal candidate in Halifax. The students were all very engaged during this visit and were able to ask him some very interesting questions.