14.6.17

June 14

We have started our final reflections for report cards and some students did not finish theirs in class. Here are the guiding questions they can use to help them:

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Do I come to school prepared (homework complete, planner signed)
Do I use class time wisely and not distract others?
Do I keep my desk, backpack, supplies organized so I can find my things when I need them? Do I put my papers away in proper duotangs and binders?
Do I include others in play and use kind words towards others?
Do I respect others and their belongings? (Keeping my hands off their things and off others)

Friday is FUN DAY!!!! Your child has been given their colour and number group. We encourage students to wear their team colour OR a super hero costume. There is NO HOT LUNCH this year. DISMISSAL is at NOON.

The class book arrived and was sent home today! It is so well done. If you are interested in ordering and did not get a chance to do it, there is still an opportunity to do so. Please let me know and I will send home a form with your child.

Step Up Day is on June 21. All the grade 3s will meet Mr. Walters and Miss Losito (next year's grade 4 teachers) and the grade 2s will meet Miss Barboza (next year's grade 3 teacher-- they don't need to meet me!)

Slowly we will start to wind down and certain materials will be sent home. This will mean we won't have a big pile of supplies that will be going home on the same day! Their pencil boxes will be sent to next year's teacher, as well as any binders that are still in good condition.

If you are not using any of the current supplies next year, please indicate in their planner so we can re-use them at school:

  • pencil crayons
  • markers
  • crayons
  • rulers



8.6.17

June 8

Tomorrow is Parent Voluteer Appreciation Tea and Annual Talent Show! Tea will be served right after the Mass and the Talen Show will begin at 11 am. Please ensure that if your child is participating, they bring all their materials and costumes to school. They still have to wear their uniform to school because we have Mass.

Next week we have Fun Day on Friday. There is NOON DISMISSAL and this year, there is NO HOT LUNCH. We will provide snacks and treats during the stations and they will go home at lunch.

Thank you to Mrs. Silva video for taping the Passion Project Presentations. I posted the link on Class Dojo.

We started the program "I'm A Gift From God", please sign page 1 in their booklets. We talked today about taking care of our bodies. We also discussed that body parts that are covered by bathing suits and our mouths are considered private parts. It is important that students know the proper names for these proper parts. I will not be teaching them these terms in class, but it would be very helpful if you went over the correct terms with them at home.

Have a great evening!

31.5.17

GRADE 2 PARENTS-- IMPORTANT INFO

Confirmation is this FRIDAY-- Please ensure you have signed up for something, as they did the work for our First Communion reception! THANKS

Confirmation Reception
FridayJune 2, 2017

❖ Mass will be celebrated at 7 pm
❖ Reception expected to start at 8:45 pm iParish Centre Auditorium
❖ There will be 57 students + family members

Decorating: Friday, June 2 @ 3-4 pm
Duties:
Clean all tables with dishcloth, including edges
put on white table clothes on rounds
decorate tables with folded out napkins
vases (kitchenette in corner cupboard) filled with silk flowers (yellow, orange & red)
massage the sticky tack.  Tack is to be used for ALL decoration on walls
place one banner per flame
Do not place any banners above the beverage stations.
Decorate entrance with vined silk flowers
Set up tables for Bishops dinner in Bushey Room
THANK YOU!
Church Duties:
Fold programs
Reserve seats
Vacuum carpets
Tidy pews (books, papers removed, kneelers up)
Tidy bathrooms
THANK YOU!
Dinner:  Friday, June 2 @ 6-8 pm
Duties:
Clear dinner dishes
Prepare dessert
Store left over food
Clear room
Dishes
Sweep floor
Table clothes to go in assigned bags
THANK YOU!
Kitchen:  Friday, June 7:30-9:30 pm
Duties:
Coffee urns, careful about plug ins same wall will blow breaker, takes about 1 hour to percolate
turn on dishwasher (needs time to warm up)
put out coffee tables:  cups & saucers, spoons, cream, milksugar
precut & plate 4 of slab cakes which are in cooler, put one uncut cake in centre of tables for displayand have someone cut & serve when precuts complete.  NAPKINS.
punch can be mixed in large red jugs then put into water jugs for pre pouring into glasses or leaving for self-pour with left overs.  Put pre-poured cups of punch on a rectangle serving table
put out extra plates, cups & saucers, glasses, water jugs (do last, from tap)
clean up as necessary
Assign persons;
2 for cake
1 per coffee station (keep tidy, refill creamers, sugar as necessary, etc.)
1 per punch station (refill glasses, keep tidy)
2 people in kitchen keeping clean and washing dishes
2 people floating for clean up
THANK YOU!

Clean upFriday, June 2 @ 9-11 pm
Duties:
Scrape plates of waste, dishwashing
clearing tables
white table clothes to go in clear plastic bags and placed in bins
take down decorations from walls & tables, return in orderly fashion in storage containers, save sticky tack (like gold around here)
store leftover food
clean kitchen (wipe counters, wipe trolleys, clean sinks, sweep floors – kitchen and gym)
leave tables up
Chairs can be stacked along, north & south walls, do not block doors
THANK YOU!

23.5.17

May 23

Last few weeks of schoool! Here we go!!!!

Important dates:

Tomorrow: non-uniform-- purple day! (Bring $2 for Tessa Beauchamp Foundation and popcorn)

May 30- Field Trip for the zoo (More info to come this week!)

May 31- Crowning of Mary-- Each student is asked to bring ONE flower. Grade 2 students are invited to bring their First Communion clothes to wear that afternoon.

JUNE 6- CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
Come at 11 am to hear their Passion Project presentations! 

Please see the school calendar for more important dates as June is JAMPACKED with activities! 

16.5.17

May 16

NON UNIFORM DAY ON THURSDAY for RODEO/ WESTERN WEAR!
Also, we are having a Purple Day on May 24 and popcorn sale ($1) in memory of Tessa Beauchamp. Bring $1 to donate to her charity.

FIELD TRIP FORMS ARE DUE THIS THURSDAY.

Your child is bringing home their Discovery (orange) duotang. PLEASE take the time to look through it with them as they have made their plans for their passion projects. Some students need materials to bring to school on TUES MAY 23 so they can work on their projects. (They are mostly poster paper or blocks, etc. I highlighted any materials that they need to bring from home.

OUR CELEBRATION OF LEARNING IS ON JUNE 6 AT 11 AM in the PARISH CENTER.
The students will present their passion projects to you. If your child needs support from home, I will reach out to you via email. Otherwise, all the children are responsible for completing these projects IN CLASS. The work you will see is their own accomplishment! I will send home a list of the projects next week with a proper invitation :)

CROWNING OF MARY-- MAY 31 at 1:30
Grade 2 students will be presenting Crowning of Mary with Sister Mary's class. They are invited to bring and wear their First Communion clothes that day. (We can change into them at lunch). Please only send the actual dress or dress pants and shirts. Any thig extra (veils, tiaras, etc) would be too distracting! You are welcome to join us for the Rosary and crowning in the church.