Takhini Elementary would like to thank Nordiq Canada -- AltaGas Ski-at-School Program for the generous donation that allowed our school to purchase a classroom set of cross country skis, bindings and boots. This will enrich our outdoor experiential learning this winter, and many more! We built a fantastic organized cupboard, where all the boots are labelled and stored. Our hanging ski storage, makes for quick access! As well, thank you to Jan at RPAY, who was very helpful with putting together the order, and to Coast Mountain Sports, who gave us a great deal! Takhinin teachers are ready to ski with their students! We just need some SNOW!!
Takhini gets a new School Song! Written with 2019-2020 students and Speed Control!
Takhini Elementary teacher Brendan Morphet (below) doesn’t normally wear a green tutu to school. But, last week, thanks to his initiative, the entire school community dressed up in bee colours and themes to celebrate a unique opportunity that is also helping to save the world. Our bees are in a health crisis. To bring awareness to this issue and celebrate the essential work of bees in pollinating food for humans, Takhini became the 1st Bee School in Yukon, and the 24th in Canada. Bee City Canada is an organization that encourages schools and cities to become pollinator-friendly locations. As a Bee School, Takhini can access a community of schools, organizations, and individuals that want to protect and educate others about the role of pollinators. The school also received a grant of $100, which they used to plant pollinator friendly plants at the front of the school. Takhini hosted their own pollinator week the last week of May. Brendan provided teachers with a variety of resources (videos, art, crafts, games), and they celebrated with a pollinator dress up day on Friday, May 31. The students enjoyed the activities. Brendan’s plans for next year include exploring more hands-on activities such as bee hotels and even a potential partnership with a university in Ontario to help with their research.