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Mrs. Hyslop's 4th Grade Class
Grandparents & VIP Day
Grandparents’ Day & VIPs is a special tradition at St. James. Our grandparents, along with other family members have helped to give an amazing foundation to our students. Due to the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic we will be celebrating a little differently when it come to our grandparents and those very important people in our lives. This year we will host a virtual experience for our Grandparents’ and VIPs Day. We are working on the logistics on how to have this event “Go Live”. Students will be sharing something special they have put together with their teacher so they can be watched from home. We will be hosting this event on Friday, September 25, 2020 starting at 10:30 AM. We will still have our normal noon dismissal on this day. More details will follow as we get closer to the actual event.
Also, some classes are working on letters, cards, and crafts which will be given to these very special people. We know this is quite different than our usual gathering and hopefully it will only be like this for the 2020-2021 school year. We will miss seeing everyone in person, but we would like you all to know how much we value the positive impact you have in each these children’s lives. Thank you, grandparents, VIPs, and parents, for making a difference.
"Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them." – Jay Kesle
The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It is considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. An astonishing 97 percent of the Galápagos landmass is designated a national park. Established in 1959, Galápagos National Park protects more than 3,000 square miles of islands and islets, while the Galápagos Marine Reserve protects an additional 50,000 square miles of ocean around the islands.
The first-recorded visitor to the Galápagos was Tomás de Berlanga, a Spanish noble and the bishop of Panama, whose ship was blown off course in 1535 while sailing from Panama to Peru. Today, more than 25,000 people live among the four inhabited islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela, and Floreana.
Click below to take a virtual field trip to the Galápagos Islands led by Todd, Tuliyani and the National Geographic crew.