Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Polar Bears

Dear Families,

Did you know that Polar bears are one species that is greatly impacted from the warming world? Did you know that all of the polar bears at the Assiniboine Park Zoo are rescued bears from the Hudson Bay area? These bears were rescued by the zoo, as they could no longer live in the wild. Students at Strathmillan School will be having a Polar Bear Celebration Week from February 13-17th, 2017. We will be raising money during this week to support the rescue and continued care of polar bears at the zoo. The purpose of this is to bring awareness about climate change and how it is affecting all life on Earth. We will be ending our week on Friday with a polar bear walk around the community. Families are welcome to join us.

There are many simple things you can do at home that are good for the environment and good for polar bears. Your climate change challenge is to complete FIVE actions at home and/or school to help combat climate change. List your actions below and collect a Loonie from someone at home for each action you take. Return the money you collect and your challenge form to your teacher. Any donation would be helpful. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

-Walk instead of driving

-Don’t use the drive thru

-Use reusable containers and have litterless lunch

-Use reusable bags

-Recycle, recycle, recycle                                                                                              

Polar Bear Spirit Week:


Monday- No power for an hour Wear a cozy sweater.

Tuesday- Love your favourite animal. Bring a stuffy.

Wednesday- Litterless  lunch and do work in a paper less way.

Thursday- PJ day Stay cozy and turn down the heat.

Friday- Polar Bear Walk 


-Turn off your car and don’t idle                                                                                               

-Use water efficiently

-Turn off the lights

-Don’t use the iPad or technology

X  5=$5.00

-Unplug your cell phone at night


Students of Room 38 and 41


I took the Climate Change Action Challenge! Record your challenges below and share. 

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