Cardboard Challenge + Volunteer Opportunities

Hi Parents,

4L students are excited get started on their Cardboard Challenges. Please be on the lookout for the scoring guide sheet which will require your signature. Please read it and have it signed by Friday.

Also, if you are interested in volunteering as a supervisor on our work dates, please email me and let me know. The cardboard challenge work periods are:

-Thursday, Jan 24th
-Thursday, Jan 31st
-Thursday, Feb 7th
-Thursday, Feb 14th

I’m looking forward to seeing some awesome games!

Mr. Lam

Merry Christmas!

Dear 4L,

Mrs. Buffaloe and I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May your break be restful and meaningful as you celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace into this world. May the season inspire you to be agents of peace as you further his kingdom.

Here are a few pictures we took over the last few weeks.


Mr. Lam and Mrs. Buffaloe

Mrs. Buffaloe baking with the girls

Boys making Rice Krispie Puffs

Butter and Marshmallow melting experts

Nerds and their sorters

Class Party!

Gift Bags for family

Paper Airplane Contest 

STEM: Frosty’s Catapult

STEM: Santa’s Slope of Doom


Maritime Museum Field Trip

Hi Parents,

This is a friendly reminder that we will be going on a field trip to the Vancouver Maritime Museum tomorrow. Please make sure students are adequately layered for the weather. Although the field trip will be indoors, there is a short walk from the parking lot to the museum. Please also bring a snack for students to enjoy. We will be eating our lunches earlier at school before we leave for the trip.


Mr. Lam

The Week(s) in Review

Continuing our studies on biomes

Learning about inquiry. What makes a good question?

STEM challenge: make a bridge out of popsicle sticks and clips

STEM challenge: ball in cup

I’m really proud of 4L. We tackled our FSA’s, enjoyed our first Bear Creek run, and learned to inquire, research, and work together. I’m excited for the next week!

Have a great weekend. 🙂

Book Fair – Oct 29 – Nov 1

Hi 4L Parents,

It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for: Book Fair Week! As we prepare for next week’s festivities, Ms. Huber has a few announcements to help our book fair week run more smoothly.

  • There will be no AR quizzes after school next week. AR classes will continue as normal during the school day.
  • The library will be open for book exchange on Monday, Thursday and Friday as per usual (no book exchange on Wednesday)
  • Students will have opportunities to browse the fair during our library time (Wednesday).
  • Ms. Huber sent an email with specific details.  Please look at it for more information.

In grade 4, students are allowed to come to school with their own money to make book purchases. All sales are final, so if parents send money with their children, they need to communicate those guidelines at home. Unfortunately, students are also not allowed to buy things for their friends or lend their friends money.

I am excited to see what new books students will discover.

Read on!

Mr. Lam

Bear Creek Run Update

Hi Parents,

I hope this blog post finds you well.

I am still feeling under the weather (no pun intended) so I will not be attending the Bear Creek Run tomorrow. Rest assured, the rest of the grade 4 and 5 teachers and EA’s will be there to supervise during the day. I kindly ask that if you are planning for your child to return home with you instead of going back to RCS on the school bus that you sign out with one of the grade 4 teachers or Mrs. Buffaloe before you leave. We want to make sure that all students are safe and accounted for.

Many thanks,

Mr. Lam