Mr. McGaughey’s Class May Newsletter

April was a very busy and productive month in the Gifted Classroom. We completed several projects including the Lego Robotic Revolution, the Grade 8 Cardboard Boat races, the Heritage Fair history projects, and the Forest of Reading Novel Competition where each student had to read 5 (or more) novels.


We have a number of upcoming events in May as well.

GO Conference: Friday May 4


On Friday May 4, Mr. Trumpour and I are driving the gifted class students to the Simcoe County Gifted Outreach Conference at Lakehead University in Orillia.


We will leave the school at 9:00am after announcements. The conference runs from 10am- 3:15pm. We will be returning to the school about 4:00pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at 4:00 pm on that date.


Students will need to bring their lunches, drinks and snacks.


Monday May 7: Spring Picture Day: Remember to dress up.


Stratford Field Trip Tuesday May 8

Our class is excited to go to Stratford to see Much Ado About Nothing, on Tuesday May 8 at 2:00 pm. Mr. Trumpour, and myself will be driving. We will be leaving the school at 9:00am.


For lunch, pack a bag lunch. We will stop on the way to Stratford for a picnic lunch if the weather permits.


You may bring a gadget to use in the car, but it must be unused, silent and invisible while we are in Stratford.


Our play begins at 2pm. Please dress in good clothes appropriate for the theatre. We have discussed appropriate behaviour for the theatre and watching the play.


After the show, we will have time for a break and snack in Stratford. Please provide your child with money for a fast-food meal for supper.


We will be returning to Bayview School between 9 and 10pm. We will arrange a phone tree to let you know when we are about an hour from Midland, so that you can be at the school to pick up your child.


Phone Tree: When we are approximately an hour from town, we will call so you can be at Bayview School to pick up your child.


Wednesday May 9: Jump Rope For Heart. Please remember to bring in your pledge forms.


Tuesday May 22-Thursday May 24: Grade 8’s are in Ottawa.


Monday May 28- Wednesday May 30: Grade EQAO: Grade 6 testing will take place on these 3 dates from 9am-10:35 am. Please ensure that your grade 6 child is at school on time do not schedule any appointments on these dates.

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