Welcome Back!

November 22nd, 2021

Wow! What a Week! I am happy to be back and looking forward to seeing the children again! In the midst of the devastation, I feel so thankful for what God is doing. Here is some information that you will need to navigate the week:

November 24 – Jersey Day (See last week’s post)

November 24 – Bowling

November 26 – Parent/Teacher Interviews (No School)

Please sign up for interviews using the link posted in an earlier post. I will be phoning you or catching you in the parking lot if you have not signed up.

A Note from our Lead Team

November 17th, 2021

Hello families

We are hoping that you are staying safe and dry. When we left on Wednesday, no one could have imagined that we would be in this position now. However, we know that God is in control. As Joshua 1:9 says, “….Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

You should have received an email last night from the Highroad Admin with some details regarding today. If you have not received it, please let the office know or check your email folders as it contains some important information about what is happening at Highroad Academy.

As many of our families, including staff members, are facing challenges, we are not focusing on academics right now. Rather, we are looking at ways we can perhaps serve others even in small ways. However, if you are looking for things for your children to do while at home, we have put together some activities focusing on kindness and ways to be thoughtful at this time. The pictures below have lots of activities attached that can be done at any age level. Clicking on the pictures below will bring up a larger image.

Students can also spend some time writing down their reflections on what is happening around them like a diary. Their writing can focus on what they are seeing, hearing and feeling.

These activities are entirely optional. We understand that there may be other priorities or even ways your family can be of service in your community that are more important.

Above, we are praying for you, and we hope that we get to be together again soon.


Ian and Pam

Jersey Day

November 15th, 2021

Wednesday, November 17th is Jersey Day. Students are invited to have a casual day to wear any type of jersey they would like from NHL hockey to Timbits soccer. I have also told the children that they can wear their Knight Shirts as a jersey if they like! As always, students are welcome to wear their uniforms if they prefer.

Parent Teacher Interviews

November 15th, 2021

Good Afternoon! I hope this crazy weather finds you safe and dry! I am looking forward to meeting with you and talking about the progress your amazing children have made and the next steps in their academic growth. It is my desire to meet with every family. I am happy to meet in person or online. If November 26th doesn’t work for you, please let me know and I can make another time after school. Please click on the link and it will take you to a sign up page! See you soon!



Happy Remembrance Day

November 10th, 2021

Grade Ones have been learning about Remembrance Day and the cost of peace. Here is some of the work we have done:


November 9th, 2021

We are excited to go bowling together next week. I am missing permission slips for: River, Savannah, Owen and Madison. If you need another permission slip, feel free to send me an email and I can email you another slip!

Poppy Money

November 8th, 2021

On Wednesday, November 10th, we will be having a Remembrance Day Ceremony with the students. The children will each be given a poppy to wear. If you would like to send in a poppy donation, we will be collecting until Wednesday.

Parent Teacher Interviews

November 8th, 2021

Our Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up on November 26th from 10:00am-5:30pm. I would love to meet with all of you to chat about how amazing your kids are and how you can support them from home. If you are unable to meet on November 26th, I can meet with you on another day after school. I am open to an in person meeting at the school or an online meeting. I will send out a sign up link after Rememberance Day.

Library Fundraiser

November 5th, 2021

Hello families!

We have started our library fundraising initiatives and have been so thrilled with the response from our Highroad Families! Below is a quick summary of the efforts to date.

Library – Fundraising Update

Guess How Many Candies in the Jar

We haveapproximately 200 entries to date. Students can continue to guess up to November 25th during their Library times. High School students are welcome to drop by Tuesday and Wednesday at their lunch time or Thursday and Friday to drop off entries. All students are welcome to come guess before school!

SinAmen Bun Co. Fundraiser
Thank you very much for the approximately 20 cinnamon buns orders received so far. So far, this has raised $100.00 for new library books! You can continue to bring your orders for some yummy cinnamon buns to the school office up to November 30th. Order forms can be picked up at the School Office or at the Library.

Book Donations
A very big “THANK YOU” to the families who have given cash donations and donated books from their home libraries. The Library has gratefully received the following books: Carson Crosses Canada and The Imagination Station – Refugees on the Run.  These books will be added to the library with a picture of the family placed at the front as a thank you! We are still looking for the following books to add to our collection.
Current books we are looking to acquire:    

National Geographic Kids – Cost $5 – $25 (Scholastics/Amazon)

Sport Illustrated for Kids – Cost $15 – $35 (Scholastics/Amazon)

Rocks and Minerals for Kids – Cost $5 – $25 (Scholastics/Amazon)

Mighty Machines, Planes, Trains, Automobiles – Cost $10 – $35

I Survived by Lauren Tarshis – Any title – Cost $5 – $15

Other books 

The Gift of the Inuksuk  $27.01 Hardcover    Amazon 

Mr. Hiroshi’s Garden  $23.67 Hardcover    Amazon 

The Blackgaard Chronicles Book 5 Knight’s Scheme $11.54 – Focus on the Family 

These Are My Words  $17.84 Hardcover Chapters 

Dariens Rise, Arin’s Judgement, Annison’s Risk and Glennall’s Betrayal, Daven’s Defiance, Fendars’ Legacy – $20.99 SoftcoverBook Set  -Focus onthe Family 

Your support of our school library is greatly appreciated!  Please email questions to – sbritz@highroadacademy.com.


Ms. Shirley Britz


“I Can Read” Books

November 3rd, 2021

We created our first “I Can Read” booklet this week. As the children read their booklets to me, they will come home. These are easy for some and challenging for others. It would be a big help if you could read them each week with your student. Thank you for supporting our learning at home!