April 28

Summer by Atticus, Grade 3

Light wind grazes on your face while playing with your friends and family in the water.

You sink your feet in the warm grass while laughing with your friends on a hot summer day.

Colour breathes through the air.

Your shoes get comfortable in the dirt when you’re eating at a park bench.

While you are walking you see animals running to flowers playfully.

You see trees at the playground.


Author: Atticus, Grade 3, Room 16

“Eating at a park bench is something I did during summer break.”

October 8

Earl Grey 150 Video

This week we did all of the prep work for our minute and a half “Tell Us The Most Important Things About Earl Grey” Video!

On our morning announcements, Ms. Penner told all of the students to talk to their teachers if they were interested in creating this video.  Senor Gaston emailed that teachers asking for students that would be interested in creating and recording a voice over to accompany our video.  We have amazing students at Earl Grey!

The first group of students met and created storyboards of what they thought people should know about Earl Grey.  From these storyboards, we created a shot list for the videographer who filmed at our school on Thursday. Here are a few of the storyboards created by our students.


The second group of students read through and practiced their lines and then recorded the voice over that will play as we watch the video. Here is a sneak peek……


We are excited to see the final product!

September 30

Every Child Matters

Yesterday, we started our morning as a school community listening and learning. We have been reading and having conversations to help us learn more about the National Truth and Reconciliation Week. Many classes having been learning about Indigenous Peoples and Residential Schools for most of September.

We were honoured to learn from Elder Audrey Bone at our assembly.  She shared some teachings, some stories and encouraged us to be the best we could be, to be kind to one another and to know that each and every one of us is special.

Here are the slides of our assembly.  Thank you to Earl Grey Eagles for Equality, students, staff and Elder Audrey for sharing with us.


September 15

Earl Grey TRIES Like Terry!

On Tuesday,  we had our first ZOOM Whole School Assembly.  EEE (Earl Grey Eagles for Equality) together with Mrs. Last told us all about Terry Fox.

This week we are collecting Toonies for Terry. Students can bring their Toonies to their Classroom Teacher and Mrs. Last will collect the money each day.  EEE will count the money and it will be donated for Cancer Research through the Terry Fox family.

On Friday we will have our run.  Grade 1-3 students will run inside the playground in their cohorts and Grade 4 – 8 students will run around the block in their cohorts.  There will be 2 runs in order to keep everyone in their cohorts.

Families are encouraged to talk about family, friends or neighbours that might have experienced the effects of Cancer as students will have the opportunity to write someone’s name on a sticker and dedicate their run to them.

Thank you EEE for encouraging us to think of others right from the first week of school.

We are so proud of our Earl Grey Community!!

April 27

Remote Learning Tips from Room 26

Remote Learning

26 Tips From Room 26

Remote Learning Plan - January 4-8, 2021 - Centreville Public School

  1. Follow a morning routine and give yourself plenty of time before checking in at 9:00 a.m. on Google Classroom


  1. Keep a clean and organized workspace


  1. Be sure you have a quiet place to work


  1. Focus on your learning and try your best to ignore the distractions around you


  1. Use a fidget tool if you need help focusing on your learning


  1. Start with the challenging assignments first and then the ones that are easier for you


  1. Ask for help when you need it


  1. Work hard to meet the assignment deadlines


  1. Try not to be too hard on yourself


  1. Take your time and don’t rush through your assignments


  1. Take breaks throughout the day as you need them


  1. Watch the time to make sure your breaks aren’t too long


  1. Write down your virtual meeting times to help keep track of your time


  1. Set an alarm 5 minutes before your virtual meeting is about to start


  1. Listen carefully to the instructions during virtual meetings just like you would in class


  1. Be kind and respectful to others during your virtual meetings


  1. Participate in the discussions


  1. Turn off your mic when you don’t need to talk during virtual meetings


  1. Wear headphones during the virtual meetings to help focus on the speaker


  1. Keep your camera still and focused during the virtual meetings


  1. Use the chat for learning conversations only


  1. Use a background or blur your background if you would like privacy


  1. Keep the same background for the whole meeting so you don’t distract others


  1. Give everyone a chance to share during meetings


  1. Have some fun with your classmates by sticking around for a game at the end or use Google Hangouts to connect


  1. Treat yourself when the learning day is over


March 5

Room 22: The Life of Lonnie Johnson

The Life of Lonnie Johnson

Written by: Room 22


Do you know the name Lonnie Johnson?  If not, then you should!  Who is Lonnie Johnson?  Lonnie Johnson is a black inventor.  He is most famous for creating the Super Soaker and the NERF gun.


Lonnie Johnson is from Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.  His family includes six siblings who all lived together in a small house.  As a child, Lonnie adored creating and building different things.  For example, he started by building toy rockets that could actually fly.  Then he created a robot named Linex that could turn and move.  Lonnie’s family was extremely supportive of his passion.


When Lonnie grew up he became an engineer.  He worked at NASA to help build backup power for Galileo which travelled to Jupiter.


Lonnie created a super cool toy in 1982 called the Super Soaker.  He created it by accident!  Lonnie was using water and air pressure to create a cooling system.  When he tested it he thought it would make an incredible water gun!  Over the years he invented many types of Super Soakers.  Lonnie also invented the NERF gun.  Lonnie quit his job at NASA to become a full time inventor. He is currently working to create power that does not harm the earth.

Did You Know?

  • The Super Soaker was originally called the Drencher.
  • It took 7 years before a toy company agreed to make the Super Soaker.
  • The Super Soaker was a huge hit! It was the #1 selling toy in the entire world!

Lonnie did not give up.  He kept trying and trying to accomplish his goals.  Lonnie worked hard, believed in himself and was able to make his dreams come true!

March 5

Room 12/21 – HAIR HAIR HAIR

Room 12 & 21 (who are learning in the Open Area)  wrote poems about our hair as part of our identity! We read poems about various types of hair to inspire us and also learned some juicy describing words to try out in our writing. Please enjoy our Spanglish creations!


Pelo poem

By: Ben


Mi pelo!

Mi pelo!

Mi pelo es rubio.


Mi pelo!

Mi pelo!

Mi pelo es lizo.


My hair soft like a pole.

My hair smells like nothing because I can’t smell.


My hair is like a cat’s fur.

And my hair is like ice because it is so slippery.


My hair is the best thing that I have.


Yo voy al lugar de pelo.

Mi pelo es lizo.

My hair gets short and it is blonde.

My hair is like a piece of paper.

My hair is blonde like caramel.


Oh, my hair, my hair!


My new and old hair…

By: Kamila

My hair is long like a piece of silk.

My hair sometimes feels rough and tough.

But most of the time it feels smooth and silky.

Every time after my shower, my hair feels straight and clean.

I was born bald,

So with that being said,

My hair grew and grew and my hair is long now.

My hair has always been brown.

And in ways, my hair can be thought to be black.

Okay. But, I believe it is both colors.

I braid, and I curl my hair.

So that it can be different ways.

Yo veo a mis trenzas en un espejo.

Tambien yo pienso que mi pelo no es malo.

A mi me gusta mi pelo ondulado y tambien

Es marron como mi chocolate favorito.

I have seen my braids in the mirror.

They are wavy when the braids go away. POOF!

My new hair now feels like it has no error.

The braids that my family makes

Are one hairstyle that make me feel

Strong like my dad.

My hair makes me proud.

Are you proud of yours?

Cherry pelo

By: Caitlin


My pink hair smells like a cherry.

My hair is pink like a flower.

My hair is long like a broom and it is fun.

Brown is the color of my hair too, it is like a string.

My hair is straight like a fork.


Mi pelo es lizo.

Mi pelo es rosa y marron.

Mi pelo es largo y corto.


Silly Blonde Hair

By: Kingston

I am blonde.

My mama is blonde.

My dad is blonde.

My brother is blonde.

I have blonde hair.

My hair feels soft.

Mi pelo es largo y mi pelo es lizo.

My hair feels silly and it feels like a furry jacket.

My hair smells like a coffee seed.

March 1

Three Poems by Three Junior High Students

The Justice System

You are innocent till proven guilty

that is the truth.

Then why are the innocent being treated guilty?


Bang, Bang

Has the jury come to a decision?

Not Guilty!

Abused, hurt,

never to be the same.

Yet they will walk.


Bang, Bang

Not guilty, but why?

Pictures, DNA, Hair fibers

But nothing matters because,

Not Guilty!


Abused, hurt, evidence everywhere;

Yet they will walk.

Why, because they are not guilty.


We asked for a retrial

but denied.

Denied, bail set higher,

but why when they are not guilty.

– Lily





We are killing the earth,

at an alarming rate.

Dumping plastic into the ocean,

crate by crate.

Burning the earth, with our machines and tech.


We can make a difference,

we can stop polluting,

we can change the world.

By doing things right.

We made these machines, let’s use them for good.

By planting trees and cleaning the air, earth and water.

We need to do something,

before it’s too late.

We need to stop.

before it’s too late.

For us.

– Nolan



Some live in the dark,

Afraid of lighting the torch,

Afraid of the fire it would erupt,

Worried that it may burn them,

And turn their skin and bones to ashes and dust,

Others light the torch and take a stand,

Preferring the light over the dark,

People like Viola,

Brave, Strong, Resilient,

Who took a stand and lit the torch,

Because it was less about tax,

And more about race,

Viewing Black as a disgrace,

But they all knew Justice meant liberty,

And segregation was oppression,

But that torch sparked a flame,

Which shone through the darkest of cannons,

Taking the oppression and ending the segregation,

Meeting the liberty and correcting the injustice.

– Olit