Hello École Opasquia Families and Students,
As you are most likely aware, our Minister of Education, from the advice from the Chief Public Health Officer, has suspended classroom learning indefinitely for the remainder of the school year in order to keep families as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. École Opasquia School and staff want you to know that we will be supporting your child’s learning to the best of our ability. Early next week, a plan will be discussed and created at a divisional and school level, as how best to proceed with learning at home over an extended period of time. Once we receive new information or plans, it will be shared with all families of École Opasquia School. Despite the unique circumstances we are in, please try to enjoy Spring Break. Starting next week, have your child continue to work on the material in the learning packages that they brought home before Spring Break. In addition, there are a lot of great online learning resources on our school website. Teachers will begin to make contact with you again next week in order to see how your child’s learning is going. Home-school communication is going to be very important moving forward. Please ensure you are able to connect with your child’s teacher or that they are able to contact you on a regular basis. These are difficult times; however, as a school community we will get through this together.
As we find new resources we are updating our Learning Links page on our website so be sure to check back for changes.
Here is a new one recently discovered!
The Nature of Thingies!
Each day the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens will be doing a Home Safari Tour at 2pm our local time on their Facebook Page.
These tours started a few days ago so be sure to scroll back and check out the animals!
Every day for the next couple of weeks, author Mo Willems will be doing LUNCH DOODLES!
You and your kiddos can follow along and learn to doodle and write with one of our favourite authors.
Are your kids curious about Mars? Do they have a love for animals or wonder about volcanoes?
Here’s a link to 30 virtual field trips you and your family can go on.
Check out some great resources available from the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Join the Assiniboine Park and Zoo on the following dates for live tours on their Facebook Page.
- Monday, March 23: Animal Enrichment with Meerkats
- Wednesday, March 25: Veterinary Care with Harbour Seals
- Friday, March 27: Positive Reinforcement Training with Amur Tigers
- Monday, March 30: Tropical Adaptations with Tropical Birds
- Wednesday, April 1: Caring for Creatures with our Ambassador Animals
- Friday, April 3: Conservation and Research with Polar Bears
Opasquia staff have teamed up and created a list of online educational resources that you and your children can enjoy while you are at home.
All of these resources can be found on our school website under the “learning links” section.