1.3.17

March 1

The Beyblades have gotten out of control! Today, as we were doing our end of the day routine, they were playing with them in class. I have asked that Beyblades are LEFT AT HOME TOMORROW. They are not socializing properly any more as we are finding there are arguements and they are crowded around these "stadiums". The rule now is that they are allowed to bring them outside for short recess only. This rule will have to be revisited if the problems persists.

A Lent folder went home today for you to see their promises or sacrifices. Please sign this page and RETURN THE FOLDER tomorrow as we need them in class.

Our field trip is next Tuesday already! I will send home the list of parent volunteers and their groups on Friday. IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT 9 YEARS OLD YET OR 4'9, PLEASE ENSURE THEY BRING A BOOSTER SEAT IF SOMEONE ELSE IS DRIVING THEM. If they do not have bring it, we will have to search for seats and that means the whole class is held behind.

Report cards will be sent home on Friday.

27.2.17

Feb 27

Tomorrow is non-uniform day! Red, white and black to cheer on our basketball girls who will be playing in the playoffs tomorrow! GO UNITED!

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday and we will be eating pancakes together with our buddies at 10am. The pancakes are donated by the Knights :)

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. You are invited to join us for Mass at 9am.
On Ash Wednesday, we are asked to fast. This is for people ages 18-65, unless they have a medical condition. I am asking that the kids refrain from bringing treats and juice that day. We will have a recess snack and lunch as scheduled but will be prayerful and reverent during these times. 

There are three parts to our Lenten journey: Prayer, Fasting (something we are going to give up) and Almsgiving (something we are going to do or give to others). We will discuss things that we are going to give up or do for Lent. This might be a good chance to talk to your child to help them choose things that are meaningful.

New spelling list will be sent home tomorrow for a test on Friday. 

24.2.17

Skating on Monday

Don't forget that we are skating on Monday! We will be eating lunch early at 11:30 so please pack an extra snack for after skating.

Who? Monday, February 27th – Grades 2, 2/3 and All 6s @ 12:30pm.  

We walk at 11:45am and skate from 12:30-1:30pm.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Wear uniforms to school and bring skates, helmets (bicycle helmets are okay), gloves, warm clothing, boots (for walking).  Students will change back into their school uniforms following the skating sessions.  Girls may want to bring pants.

READING CHALLENGE IS DUE MARCH 1

20.2.17

Feb 20

The students did a great job in performing their poems in class last week. The two students who are doing their poems at the assembly are Alexandra and Kristian! Way to go!!!

Grade 2 parent meeting on Wednesday!

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who are able to drive/supervise on our field trip. The following students can bring a parent along :)

Julia
Isabel
Maya
Claire
Cristobal
Caleb
Matthew
Aide
James
Jack

Groups will be given out closer to the date.

Students brought home multiplication flash cards today for practice (Grade 2s it was optional).

Wednesday is Anti-bullying/Pink Shirt day. They are able to wear a pink shirt with their uniform.

No school on Friday for Student-Led conferences.

17.2.17

Feb 17

Please check your child's folder for your student led time. Let me know if the time does not work for you. There is some flexibility in re-arranging if necessary.

Next week, we pick up with spelling again. You might see that your child might be doing different letter sounds/blends as we did an assessment again to end term 2 and there was a shuffling of groups.

The Grade 3s have also started with multiplication. On Monday, I will send home a package of flashcards to practice. We will start with multiplying 2's as our math drills next week (we call this doubling the digit).

The Grade 2's will continue with subtraction facts, If I feel that they have mastered this, then we will challenge them with some multiplication facts.

As noted on the field trip forms, we will be going skating on Feb 27. We will leave the school at 11:45 and would appreciate any volunteers who want to walk with us and help tie skates!