Monday, January 31, 2011

Natalie got her first pair of pointe shoes this past week, and I showed her how to sew the ribbons and elastics on Friday night. She's very excited!

Ben who is in grade 7, is in his last year of elementary school, and will be going to high school in the fall. During the school year the grade 7 class will go on many excursions, and all of these wonderful outings cost money. The kids do their own bit of of fund raising, but an on going tradition for the parents is to put on a pub night, with all the usual fund raising events; raffles, 50/50, and any other game that could raise money. Well this year, I thought I would be brave and volunteer to run the pub night...totally stepping out of my comfort zone! I had my first meeting last week thinking that only my neighbour would show up. To my surprise 11 people showed up. That may not sound like much, but we have a fairly small school (about 240), and a grade 7 class of 44. Needless to say I was pleased. The creative juices were flowing and everyone was totally getting into it. We came up with a theme for the evening, Red&Black, and will be getting a jazz combo from the high school next door to play during dinner. The actual event doesn't take place until March 11, so there is lots of time to plan. If anyone has any ideas for pub night activities , let me know.
Have a wonderful week.


  1. i think we really are kindred spirits.
    my daughter got her first pointes in the fall. i didn't know the first thing about sewing those ribbons on, but thankfully she did it with the rest of her class, in class!
    you sound so busy... in a good way. way to keep a hand in your childrens' lives. ;)

  2. Congratulations to your girly! and way to go on volunteering to run the fundraiser - you will be surprised how much you enjoy it - and how proud your kiddos will be of you!

  3. what beauty- a ballerina on pointes!
    good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone! I'm sure the fund raiser will be just great!!