Spring Spirit Week - April 14, 2022
Day Four: Pajama Day
We had so many students show up in their comfy-cozies today that we couldn't possibly get individual photos of everyone. Instead, please enjoy these class pictures and those of our marshmallow bunny activitiy as we head off to our four-day Easter Weekend. Thanks to all our #teamawesome students for such great participation this week!
Spring Spirit Week - April 13, 2022
Day Three: Wacky Hair Day
Weird, wild, and wonderfully wacky! Our #teamawesome students really showed their school spirit today! Scroll through this photo gallery and see if you agree that some of these hairstyles could easily have come straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Like, like, love!
Spring Spirit Week - April 12, 2022
Day Two: Dress as Your Teacher
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then we had some very honoured teachers today. We had more than one Mr. Johnson, Miss Holmes, Mrs. Smar, Mr. Chalifoux, Mr. Andersen, and Mr. Schamehorn. With Mme Dempsey and Mme Leflar on maternity leave, Mme Rosevear clearly expecting, and Miss Holmes starting to show her new baby bump, it was anyone's guess who was being imitated by the French Immersion students who chose to walk around with fully-inflated balloons strategically placed under their hoodies. What fun!
Spirit Day Fun - March 9, 2022
Our Top Wolves planned several activities for students to do in their classrooms on afternoon before the Teachers' Convention long weekend.
Some of these included origami folding, cup stacking races, the ping pong ball challenge, getting an Oreo cookie from from your forehead to your mouth without touching it, and -- the one which provoked the most laughter -- answering riddles which could result in a teacher getting a pie in the face.
Check out our Facebook page for a video of Miss Diebold getting "pie-d" by a student!
Twice the Fun on Twin Day - March 9, 2022
No, you're not seeing double. Today was Twin Day at TAN and our students rose to the challenge. Not only did clothes match, but some went to the extra effort of styling their hair exactly the same or wearing the same accessories and footwear. We even had a few sets of triplets!
Santa's Workshop - December 17, 2021
We finished off our Christmas Spirit Week by inviting students to come to school dressed as elves, reindeer, Mrs. Claus or Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself. One of the afternoon's activities was true to our Santa's Workshop theme but don't be surprised if the craft project didn't quite make it home. That's the joy of an edible snowman!
Pancake Breakfast + Hot Chocolate - December 16, 2021
This morning, we were treated to a yummy breakfast of pancakes and sausages cooked up by volunteer parents of the French Immersion Society. The school paid for the breakfasts using its nutrition grant and the the money will be used towards the French trip to Quebec in 2022. Our Top Wolves Leadership group completed the meal by providing a steaming cup of hot chocolate to every student. What a great way to celebrate Day 4 of Christmas Spirit Week!
Wrap Your Teacher - December 15, 2021
The teachers at our school have a [insert adjective here] sense of fashion. Yesterday, the students had the opportunity to wrap their teacher as part of our Christmas Spirit Week activities. Some classes took it a step further by caroling door to door showing off their teacher's attire. The holiday spirit at our school right now is truly impressive!
Christmas Sweaters - December 15, 2021
The Ugly Christmas Sweater tradition was alive and well within our school today. Here's a very small sample of what you might have seen in the hallways and classrooms on Day 3 of Christmas Spirit Week. Festive? Tacky? Creative? Take your pick!
Formal Day - December 14, 2021
On Day 2 of our Christmas Spirit Week, we invited students and staff to dress up in their formal wear. Here's a small sample of the many fine looking ladies and gentlemen at our school. Maybe some of these pictures will end up on a "then and now" slide show at a future wedding reception?!
Door Decorating - December 13, 2021
it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all around our school as individual classrooms took time to decorate their doors. It's wonderful to see such a variety of ideas! Which is YOUR favourite?
Pajama Day - December 13, 2021
Everything is better in pajamas! Traditionally, we've worn pajamas on the last day of school before Christmas break, but this year we decided to shake it up and rolled out of bed on a Monday morning in our coziest flannels instead. What a great way to start Christmas Spirit Week!
St. Patrick's Day: Mar 17, 2021
Irish eyes were smiling all over the school today as we participated in various "Happy Green Day" activities. Students searched the school for St. Patrick's Day tokens which could be redeemed for prizes. We also went from classroom to classroom with healthy green smoothies thanks to our President's Choice Children's Charity grant and help from volunteers who peeled, blended, and poured frothy green drinks throughout the morning. We even had a St. Patrick's Day Trivia Kahoot in the library at lunchtime. In keeping with the green theme, yesterday was the launch of our new food waste collection program run by TAN Green Team members. Check out some of the fun photos from March 17, 2021
Beach Day: Mar 1, 2021
Spring is just around the corner, but we gave it a head start by wearing shorts, t-shirts, flipflops, and other beach attire. Students also received a beachy-keen surprise when we interrupted classes to pass out ice cream treats for everyone.
Pink Shirt Day: Feb 24, 2021
Our school was in the pink today as our students pledged to not bully others or stand by when they see bullying occur. Many of our students wore uplifting messages on t-shirts and lockers were decorated with sticky notes to to promote kindness and compassion towards others.
Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 when two students two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a grade 10 boy was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. Since then, schools across the world observe Pink Shirt Day to support kind, caring and healthy relationships. At T.A. Norris, we want to our students to be known for their kindness and grace. We are #teamawesome and proud of it!#pinkshirtday
Team Spirit Day: Feb 11, 2021
Judging from all the blue and orange today, it's pretty safe to say the Edmonton Oilers have a strong fan base here at T.A. Norris. One exception is Mr. Chalifoux who is a die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He forgot to dress up and was shamed into wearing an Oilers scarf all day.
Orange Shirt Day: Oct 30, 2020
Having Orange Shirt Day & our Terry Fox Run on the same day was a great experience! Our students learned the background and reasons why we honour residential school survivors on Orange Shirt Day, while also lhearing about Terry Fox's story and why he ran. Enjoy some of the pictures from this great day! #OrangeShirtDay #TerryFoxSchoolRun #TeamAwesome