Note sent home today re: field trip Thursday

  • FIELD TRIP NOTE : SNOWFLAKE KINGDOM, THURS. FEB 16

    Re: inclement weather

    Assalamu Allaykum Dear Parents,

    There is a possibility that Jacques Cartier Park will be closed tomorrow due to rain/ mild temperatures. We are in communication with Winterlude organizers and will be making the decision around 8:00 a.m. Please send your son/daughter with adequate clothing in case the field trip will go on. If the trip is cancelled, normal classes will resume and $ will be refunded.

    Students who opted out of the field trip can come to school if the trip is cancelled, so parents can phone the office to check.

    Many thanks and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    Grades 5-8 Teachers

    Cc: VP Nouha J.

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Posted on February 15, 2012, in parents!. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Omg i hope we DO g2 WinterLuda 😦

  2. WinterLude*

  3. asalamualikum tr amira,

    for the assignment due wednesday, can we do anything and do we have to make it a report

    thanks

    have a great weekend

  4. Salam
    Tr. Amira, Here is my answer for the homework : Find a better Description for the seven years war.
    The Seven Years’ War was a global military war between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time and affecting Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. In the historiography of some countries, the war is alternatively named after combats in the respective theaters: the French and Indian War (North America, 1754–63), Pomeranian War (Sweden and Prussia, 1757–62), Third Carnatic War (Indian subcontinent, 1757–63), and Third Silesian War (Prussia and Austria, 1756–63).
    The war was driven by the antagonism between Great Britain and the Bourbons , resulting from overlapping interests in their colonial and trade empires, and by the antagonism between the Hohenzollerns (in Prussia) and Habsburgs (Holy Roman Emperors and archdukes in Austria), resulting from
    territorial and hegemonial conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire. The Diplomatic Revolution established an Anglo-Prussian camp, allied with some smaller German states and later Portugal, as well as an Austro-French camp, allied with Sweden, Saxony and later Spain. The Russian Empire left its offensive alliance with the Habsburgs on the succession of Peter III in 1762, and like Sweden concluded a separate peace with Prussia. The war ended with the peace treaties of Paris (Bourbon France and Spain, Great Britain) and of Hubertusburg (Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs, Saxon elector) in 1763. The war was characterised by sieges and arson of towns as well as open battles involving extremely heavy losses; overall, some 900,000 to 1,400,000 people died.

  5. The Seven Years’ War was a global military war between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time and affecting Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. In the historiography of some countries, the war is alternatively named after combats in the respective theaters: the French and Indian War (North America, 1754–63), Pomeranian War (Sweden and Prussia, 1757–62), Third Carnatic War (Indian subcontinent, 1757–63), and Third Silesian War (Prussia and Austria, 1756–63).

    The war was driven by the antagonism between Great Britain (in personal union with Hanover) and the Bourbons (in France and Spain), resulting from overlapping interests in their colonial and trade empires, and by the antagonism between the Hohenzollerns (in Prussia) and Habsburgs (Holy Roman Emperors and archdukes in Austria), resulting from territorial and hegemonial conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire. The Diplomatic Revolution established an Anglo-Prussian camp, allied with some smaller German states and later Portugal, as well as an Austro-French camp, allied with Sweden, Saxony and later Spain. The Russian Empire left its offensive alliance with the Habsburgs on the succession of Peter III in 1762, and like Sweden concluded a separate peace with Prussia. The war ended with the peace treaties of Paris (Bourbon France and Spain, Great Britain) and of Hubertusburg (Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs, Saxon elector) in 1763. The war was characterised by sieges and arson of towns as well as open battles involving extremely heavy losses; overall, some 900,000 to 1,400,000 people died.

    Great Britain expelled her Bourbon rivals in the contested overseas territories, gaining the bulk of New France, Spanish Florida, some Caribbean islands, Senegal and superiority over the French outposts on the Indian subcontinent. The native American tribes were excluded from the peace settlement, and were unable to return to their former status after the resulting Pontiac’s rebellion. In Europe, Frederick II of Prussia failed to complete a preemptive strike against Austria, and his numerically superior opponents repulsed and nearly annihilated his forces at Kunersdorf. Frederick however recovered, regained ground and managed to avoid any concessions in Hubertusburg, where the status quo ante bellum was restored. William Pitt’s saying that “America was won in Germany” referred to the Prussian war effort, which enabled Great Britain to keep her continental commitment limited and focus on her “blue water policy,” successfully establishing naval supremacy. French and allied forces were able to occupy Prussian and Hanoveranian territories up to East Frisia. French ambitions to invade Britain and to continue with their guerre de course were thwarted by a British naval blockade, which also impaired French supply routes to the colonies. The involvement of Portugal, Spain and Sweden did not return them to their former status as great powers. Spain’s short intervention resulted in the loss of Florida, though she gained French Louisiana west of the Mississippi in exchange and Britain returned western Cuba and Manila

    These are not n my own words.From Wikipedia.
    –Sindeed

  6. 3 Africans that won the Nobel Prize:

    1.Mohamed ElBardei from Egypt
    2.Kofi Annan from Ghana
    3.Wole Soyinka from Nigeria

  7. Here is my answer for the homework : Find a better Description for the seven years war.
    The Seven Years’ War was a global military war between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time and affecting Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. In the historiography of some countries, the war is alternatively named after combats in the respective theaters: the French and Indian War (North America, 1754–63), Pomeranian War (Sweden and Prussia, 1757–62), Third Carnatic War (Indian subcontinent, 1757–63), and Third Silesian War (Prussia and Austria, 1756–63).
    The war was driven by the antagonism between Great Britain and the Bourbons , resulting from overlapping interests in their colonial and trade empires, and by the antagonism between the Hohenzollerns (in Prussia) and Habsburgs (Holy Roman Emperors and archdukes in Austria), resulting from
    territorial and hegemonial conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire. The Diplomatic Revolution established an Anglo-Prussian camp, allied with some smaller German states and later Portugal, as well as an Austro-French camp, allied with Sweden, Saxony and later Spain. The Russian Empire left its offensive alliance with the Habsburgs on the succession of Peter III in 1762, and like Sweden concluded a separate peace with Prussia. The war ended with the peace treaties of Paris (Bourbon France and Spain, Great Britain) and of Hubertusburg (Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs, Saxon elector) in 1763. The war was characterised by sieges and arson of towns as well as open battles involving extremely heavy losses; overall, some 900,000 to 1,400,000 people died.

    Great Britain expelled her Bourbon rivals in the contested overseas territories, gaining the bulk of New France, Spanish Florida, some Caribbean islands, Senegal and superiority over the French outposts on the Indian subcontinent. The native American tribes were excluded from the peace settlement, and were unable to return to their former status after the resulting Pontiac’s rebellion. In Europe, Frederick II of Prussia failed to complete a preemptive strike against Austria, and his numerically superior opponents repulsed and nearly annihilated his forces at Kunersdorf. Frederick however recovered, regained ground and managed to avoid any concessions in Hubertusburg, where the status quo ante bellum was restored. William Pitt’s saying that “America was won in Germany” referred to the Prussian war effort, which enabled Great Britain to keep her continental commitment limited and focus on her “blue water policy,” successfully establishing naval supremacy. French and allied forces were able to occupy Prussian and Hanoveranian territories up to East Frisia. French ambitions to invade Britain and to continue with their guerre de course were thwarted by a British naval blockade, which also impaired French supply routes to the colonies. The involvement of Portugal, Spain and Sweden did not return them to their former status as great powers. Spain’s short intervention resulted in the loss of Florida, though she gained French Louisiana west of the Mississippi in exchange and Britain returned western Cuba and Manila.

    source i used was wikipedia

    copyrighted

  8. Asalamualaikum tr.Amira,

    For the homework about the Seven Years’ War are we suppose to write it in our own words?

    Thank you,
    Tarannum

  9. Asalamualaikum tr.Amira,

    Here is my answer for the homework:

    The Seven Years’ War took place in 1756-1763. It was between the Great Britain, Prussia and Hanover against France, Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony. The war began on May 15, 1756 when the Great Britain declared war against France. They battled across coastal Africa, Philippines, the Caribbean isles, Europe, North America, and India. Great Britain gained a lot of land between the years 1750-1763. Robert Clive ran the French from India. General James Wolfe had defeated the troops of General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and took control of Canada, New France. Later on, the English returned most of the French Caribbean islands at the end of the war, but they took over Canada permanently. These pieces of land were plentiful of sugar. While the French considered sugar more valuable than the others, England already had access to sugar. The war had ended with the Treaty of Paris. During the war, many of the Native Americans sided with France.

    -http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/se/Seven_Years_War

  10. AN INTERVIEW WITH AN IROQUOIS WAR SURVIVOR
    Reporter: So, what types of people fought in the war?

    Survivor: well, there was the Iroquois where I was from and the French.

    Reporter: And was the status of the Iroquois before the war?

    Survivor: We were a middle man in fur trade. We were armed with white guns from the English colonies.

    Reporter: When and what was the French’s first attempt?

    Survivor: The French’s first attempt was in 1684 and they tried to raid our lands but failed.

    Reporter: what was their second attempt?

    Survivor: The wanted us to negotiate, so some of my friends went, and were sent to French as slaves.

    Reporter: What happened after your tribe found out?

    Survivor: we started a war that was from 1689-1700.

    Reporter: How did it all end?

    Survivor: Peace treaty signals ended the war against the Iroquois and the canadiens.

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