Extra-curricular Activities

It’s a brand new year with brand new opportunities for students! Below you will find information about two separate clubs that will begin this month! Please note that both clubs require parent consent, especially with The Innovator’s Club because it will be an after-school program. Further, the Innovator’s Club will also require the student to have his/her own Micro:Bit card. You can find more information below.

The Silver Birch Reading Club

The Silver Birch Reading Club is an annual tradition at Sir Adam Beck. Silver Birch is part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program that encourages students from all ages to read both French and English fiction and non-fiction books from Canadian authors. Students who read a certain number of books get to choose their favourite book from the fiction and non-fiction sections and vote for that book during the voting period in April.

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
– Mortimer Adler –

We have offered The Silver Birch program to students in grades 3-5 in both English and French. Mmes El Boury and Rovas help to facilitate the French program while Mr. Gard and the TPL staff help to facilitate the English program. Students select a book they would like to read and then return the book for another title once they’ve finished reading. Students are encouraged to read as many of the books as they can during the duration of the program. The program ends in April.

  • Start Date: January 15th – Introduction
  • Frequency: Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:50 – 12:20 PM until the end of April

The Innovator’s Club

We are launching a new club this year. The ‘Innovator’s Club’ will focus on working Micro:Bit cards. These electronic devices provide many opportunities for students to learn how to code and then use this code for different creations. During the course of this club, students will have an opportunity to create and innovate using the Micro:Bit. It’s a great way to witness the fruits of coding using an inexpensive device.

What is a Micro:Bit? Click here to learn more.

This club will run every Wednesday after school from 3:45 PM until 5 PM beginning January 30. Students will meet Mr. Gard in the SAB Library Learning Commons. Students in grades 3-5 who wish to participate will need to purchase a Micro:Bit card. This club is for Sir Adam Beck students only. Find the details below:

  • Please return the attached form to Mr. Gard by January 25th
  • Students will require a Micro:Bit Go Box (includes a Micro:Bit, USB cable, and battery pack) Approximate value: $25.00
  • Recommended: Micro:Bit Case $10.00
  • N.B.: Computers will be supplied!
  • Where can I purchase a Micro:Bit? You can get the Micro:Bit from BuyaPi, Elmwood Electronics, or Fair Chance Learning (price should be relative to the one mentioned above!)

If you have any questions concerning The Innovator’s Club, feel free to add them below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

If you have any questions about The Innovator's Club feel free to post them here. We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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