Eric Zweig was born in Toronto, Ontario and currently lives in Owen Sound, Ontario. By the age of ten, Eric was already a budding sports fanatic who was filling his school news books with game reports instead of current events. He has been writing professionally about sports and sports history since 1985.
His books include Hockey Trivia for Kids 2, Crazy Canucks: the Uphill Battle of Canada's Downhill Ski Team, Star Power: the Legend and Lore of Cyclone Taylor, Long Shot; How the Winnipeg Falcons won the First Olympic Hockey Gold,
Hockey Trivia for Kids, A Century of Hockey Heroes.
Thank you to Tess, Annalissa, Connor, Jasmin, Jolene and Daniel for organizing the Remembrance Day assembly. Thank you also to the choir.
Thank you to ArtStarts who donated $250 and the A.E.S. PAC who donated $500 to the grade 3, 4 & 5 field trip to a performance of the VI Orchestra.
The AES library will be hosting a Book Fair on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 26th, 27th & 28th. Classes will preview books on the Wednesday and book sales will be on the Thursday and Friday.
Report card conferences can be booked the week of November 24th to November 28th. Please contact the school office for an appointment.
The Book Fair was a great success with over $3500 worth of books being sold. All proceeds from the fair are used to purchase books for the library and classrooms.
A reminder that the last school day before the upcoming break is Wednesday, December 17th.
The concert is this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Seating is available starting at 6:30 pm. Parking is at a premium. If possible, please consider walking to the school.
Donations for the local food bank will be collected at the Christmas Concert on Thursday. Items can also be donated any day this week. Donations can be left in the large box in the foyer. Thank you!
The minutes of PAC meetings are available on this website by following the PAC link under the Parents tab.
Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion for a donation of $300 to the school library.
The staff wish all students and families a safe and enjoyable break. We look forward to the New Year.
A meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 pm in the school library for parents of grade 5's who will be taking the D.A.R.E. course. Constable Masi, the RCMP instructor, will be in attendance.
The next Arrowview P.A.C. meeting is Wednesday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.
That friendly and helpful voice answering the school phone is our new secretary Mrs. Gloria Carpenter. We welcome Mrs. Carpenter to AES.
Include, She Shoots, Mega Trucks, Dancing With Manatees, The Tales Of Beedle The Baird, The Rainbow Magic Collection, Inside Hockey and Do Bears Sleep All Winter?
The Salvation Army thanks the AES school community for the donations made to the Food Bank.
Thank you to the parents who organized the Hot Chocolate fundraiser in support of a local family.
A stand up bass player with the V.I. Symphony will visit with grade 4 & 5 students this Friday afternoon.
Math Playground, a series of math problem solving activities will be at A.E.S. next Wednesday for grade 4 & 5 students.
The school final for the Basketball Free Throw is this week. Four students will go on to the district final at QBES on Thursday.
Lots of interesting experiments and studies are taking place in preparation for the A.E.S. Science Fair on Thursday, February 26.
Math Playground was a great "problem solving" success. It was rated a "4"out of "5" by the grade 5 class.
Monday, February 23, is a Professional Development Day. Students do not attend
All judges commented on the high quality of the science projects. Students are to be commended for their effort, creativity and their interest in scientific inquiry.
Second term report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 6th.
The last school day before Spring Break is Tuesday, March 10th
We congratulate all the A.E.S. students whose science projects were selected by the judges to advance to the District Science Fair held this Thursday and Friday at Wembley Mall in Parksville. We encourage all familes to attend the exhibits on display from around the school district.
The grade 5 D.A.R.E. Program ends this Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. with a concluding activity. The students of A.E.S. would like to thank R.C.M.P. Constable Masi for instructing the course. Parents of grade 5 students are welcome to attend.
The sale of A.E.S. "Spirit Wear" continues with orders being taken until Tuesday April 7.
The school newsletter is now sent home only with the youngest student in the family. With the exception of holidays the newsletter will continue to be published every Monday. If you are not receiving the newsletter please contact the school office. Also, the newsletter is always available on this website.
The A.E.S. school library is the fortunate recipient of a $1000 grant from the Vancouver Sun's Raise-a-Reader campaign. The funds will be used to buy books for the library collection.
All parents at A.E.S. have the opportunity to participate in a Satisfaction Survey. The survey consists of 26 on-line questions about your child's school experience, specifically their achievement, safety and the school environment. Instructions on how to access the survey were included in the most recent newsletter.
Thursday, April 9, is Crazy Hat Day at A.E.S. Wear a hat as crazy as you can imagine. Make it a strange one or wear an elegant one. Borrow one or make one - as long as it is CRAZY looking!
Frieda Wishinsky, author of numerous children's books will be visiting with grade one and two students on Thursday, April 30, in the afternoon. Frieda has published numerours children's books.
All classes will be paricipating in a "spring cleaning" of the school grounds on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 21.
Parents are invited to join classes for a "no wrappers, no plastic" picnic lunch on the school grounds on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22.
Look sharp! Class photographs are this Thursday.
This Friday, May 1, is a District Professional Development Day. Students do not attend school on this day.
The A.E.S. choir will be attending the Spring Sing at Ballenas Secondary School on the evening of Wednesday. May 6.
Arrowview Elementary promotes "safe sun" practices. Student can spend several hours outside each day. Even on dull days the sun's UV rays can be harmful. Students are encouraged to be "sun safe", that is, use 30+SPF sunscreen, wear a hat when outside and cover up with long sleeve shirt.
The next scheduled P.A.C. meeting is Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.
Look sharp! All grade 5 students will be included in a group photograph on May 21, at 12:35 p.m.
The weather was very cooperative and a fun day was had by all. Thank you to all parents and relatives who came out to enjoy the day.
AES is hosting the First Nation's Fair this Wednesday. Students will rotate through a number of stations learning about FN culture. The event begins in the gym with an assembly and ends at approximately 12:30 pm. Parents are welcome to attend all sessions.
The class photographs are in and will be distributed next week on Tuesday, May 19.
Parents are welcome to attend a prsentation of the Q.B. Dance school tomorow in the gym at 11:35.
Friday, May 29, is Family Fun Night at AES. Bingo, a B.B.Q. a cake walk, a Bouncy Castle, gift baskets and more. Many great prizes and a lot of family fun.
Practice sessions for the grade 3, 4 & 5 District Track Meet continue. Thank you to all the staff and parents who are volunteering to help with events.
A big thank you to all the parents who volunteered for the AES Family Fun Night. It was a very successful evening and your donation of time and energy was greatly appreciated and made the whole evening possible.
This Thursday is the District Track Meet. Students in events will be bringing home an information sheet and permission slip on Monday, June 8 that is due the following day. The track meet is an all day event held at Ballenas Secondary school.
The town of QB is having Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 13th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be demonstration flyers, sight seeing tours, free flights for kids (register at the QB Pharmasave between May 23rd and June 6th), hanger activities, paper airplane flying contest, and many displays.
The final asembly of the year is at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 25. The primary focus of the assembly is our grade 5 students who will be making farewell speeches on their last day at our school. We will also take some time to thank individuals who will be leaving Arrowview. The approximate length is 45 minutes. Family members, as always, are welcome to attend.
This Friday the noon hour floor hockey winning team, the Calgary Flames, will be playing against an all-star staff/parent team. Admission is by donation of up to 25 cents and all proceeds will go to "Wigs for Kids", a program that supplies wigs to children who suffer hair loss as a result of cancer treatment. Game time is 12:45. Parents are welcome to attend and play on the all-star team.
The floor hockey "Wigs for Kids" funraiser was a great success. Over $104 in admission donations were collected. When added to the money collected at the Family Fun Night the total raised is now over $255.
The grade 5 panckae breakfast is tomorrow morning. Breakfast is served beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the gym. All grade 5's and parents are welcome to attend.
The new school year begins on Tuesday, September 8. On this day classes begin one hour later than usual at 9:55 a.m. and ends one hour earlier than usual at 1:53 p.m. Kindergarten students have different start days and times. Parents of Kindergarten students will be informed by mail of the start days and times for their child.
Registration for new students is scheduled for August 31, and September 1, 2 and 3rd. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. A Birth Certificate, Passport or Baptismal Certificate is required for registration.
The Tour de Rock cyclists will be stopping at Arrowview Elementary on Thursday, September 24. Our school community has always been a strong supporter of the Tour de Rock. Coming home soon will be information about our fundraising for this worthy cause.
AES will be holding our annual Meet the Teacher evening on Wednesday, September 23, betwen 6:00 and 7:00 pm. This in an informal chance to meet the teacher and visit the classroom.
The A.E.S. Terry Fox Walk/Run was a great success and enjoyed by students and staff. Thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with this event.
The PAC will have an information table set up at the Open House evening on Wednesday, September 23. Find out about the fun and interesting events PAC is planning for the school year.
Arrowview raised over $680 for the Tour de Rock. The RCMP riders thank the school community for their donation.
Inspired by Teddy in grade 5, the school is collecting donations of small personal items such as tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, gloves, socks, scarfs, etc, to be given to the homeless who are attending a Thanksgiving dinner at Saint Paul's church in Nanaimo. Donations are due by Friday, October 9, at the latest.
We welcome three student teachers to our school this year. Marissa Bradley will be working in Ms. Garson's class, Jennifer McCrae will be working in Mrs. Barson's class and Janet Richard's will be working in Mrs. Water's class. All three will be in the classroom one week of the month and we complete a longer practicum in the spring.
Thank you to Liz Jacobson and helpers who organized last weeks very successful Walk to school Day.
On Friday, October 23, come join the the AES community at the Hoe Down Family Dance. Please remember that Friday, October 16, is the final day for submitting your money for dance tickets and pizza orders.
This Friday, October 23, is a Provincial Professional Development Day. Students do not attend school on this day.
Arrowview Kids’ Club After School Program has a few spaces available. Please drop in or call 250.752.6620 for additional information.
First term report card interviews are scheduled for this week. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.
Orders for Spirit Wear are due this Wednesday, October 18. T-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, etc. are all available and there are lots of colours to choose from. Samples for sizing are located in the school foyer.
The AES Book Fair is on now. Books are on sale Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 12 noon.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Book Fair. As a result of strong sales we were able to add many quality books to the library collection.
Thank you to all members of the Arrowview community who have supported the Secret Santa and Food Bank causes. Both Secret Santa and Food Bank items can be donated up until the end of Wednesday, December 16.
Thank you to all students and staff for a great Christmas concert.
If you have any video from the Christmas concert last Thursday the school would like a copy. Please conrtact the school office if you can help.
The staff wish everyone a safe and fun break and look forward to the New Year with school opening on Monday, January 4th, 2010.
The January PAC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.
A reminder that the inside curb lane in the paved parent parking lot is our only drop-off area and is only for letting students out of a vehicle. It is not a parking area. Cars that are left unattended in this area (that is the driver is not in the vehicle) cause a significant disruption in the traffic flow, making this area unsafe for the children. Please follow the simple rules that will make this area safe for parents and children.
Per-school children are welcome to meet Mother Goose in the AES library each Friday at 9:30 a.m. for songs and stories.
Kids' Club has a few afternoon spaces available. Please call Diane at 250.752.6620 for more information.
The school library is holding an Olympic theme "making connections" contest. All entries are due by February 18th. Prizes will be awarded. Check with the library for more details.
Kindergarten registration for September 2010 is the week of March 1 to March 5 between the hours of 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Last fall Mrs. Mathison's grade 5 class submitted a Hallowe'en Safety Video in a national Shaw Cable contest. The 60 second video featured the class's Hallowe'en dance based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. The video was awarded first place and the school received a $10,000 prize along with an additional $1,000 for a school wide lunch. Thank you to the grade 5 class, Mrs. Mathison, Mrs. Dunfield and Allison Hill for their effort and creativity.
Friday, February 19, is a Reporting Day. Students do not attend.
Monday, February 22, is a Professional Development Day. Students do not attend school on this day.
All students will be receiving a free lunch courtesy of Shaw Cable. The free luch for all students is part of the prize awarded to AES by Shaw Cable. The order form is included with the current newsletter. Orders are due this Thursday.
This Friday is the last school day before Spring Break. School re-opens on Monday, March 22. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break.
Registration for Kindergarten continues during regular office hours after Spring Break.
Kids' Club is open over the Spring Break daily between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm. Space is available. Kids' Club can be contacted at 250.752.6620
Mrs. Mathison's class has donated $500 from their Hallowe'en Safety prize to the Free the Children Fund. The donation will be directed toward outfitting and buildings schools in improvrished communities around the world. More information is found at: http://www.freethechildren.com/
Both Ms Tickell's class and Mrs. Williams' class have been recognized for their high participation level in the Eat Well, Get Moving Program. The classes have been rewarded with a ice skating party.
Kindergarten registration continues at AES during regular school hours. For more information call the school office at 250.752.3875
It is Easter weekend and a long weekend for students as this Friday, April 2, and the following Monday, April 5, school is not in session.
The April 6 newsletter is our first school eNewsletter and will be delivered via email. To receive the school eNewsletter is simple. Just contact the school office and supply an email address.
Congratulations to Mrs. Water's class who received a $500 prize for their entry in the B.C. Green Games project. The classes anti-litter campaign was selected as a winner because it showed community involvement and capacity building. Winning projects were selected by members of the public. Arrowview was one of two classes province wide chosen as a recipient of the “K-7 Viewer’s Choice” award.
April 19 to 23 is Arts and Culture Week at AES. Local artists will be working with students in all classes throughout the week. Classes have prepared art work for the Art Walk on Tuesday, intermediate students will display their artistic talents with "Chalk Art" the same afternoon and primary student will be enjoying a story teller on Thursday. And, much much more...
Wednesday's sidewalk chalk activity was a great success. The sun was shining, the music was playing loud and our grade 4 and 5 students produced fabulous works of art across the front of the school.
The AES newsletter is available by email. To sign up for the eNewsletter just contact the office and supply an email address. The eNewsletter saves paper and copying costs. Also, pictures, illustrations and student work are delivered in full colour!