Happy 100th day of school...and Happy St. Valentine's Day.
Great collections of 100 things! We will continue to investigate what 100 looks like. Currently
we are compiling a catalog and will share as soon as we're done...looks like it could take us the
rest of the month.
Chocolate leftovers and money due tomorrow - Wed. Feb 15 - Thank you for your support !
Please remember that there are severe nut allergies in our classroom. We ask that you refrain
from sending any food products that may be harmful. Please review labels and watch for ingredients
that may offend (any nuts). Also, be aware of the "may contain" claim. Baked items will be returned,
as we cannot guarantee their safety. Thank you for your support with this.
February 14th - St. Valentine's Day - wear pink, red and/or white.
AND it is The 100th Day of School
We will be celebrating the 100th day of school by bringing in 100 things....
It will be a day of counting in all different manners. Make sure that what you send can fit into a small
bag. It could be anything: toothpicks, paper clips, etc. Please avoid food products, as we have
severe allergies in the classroom.
Help your child count it out - make it fun. Put the items in piles of 10 and count to 100 by 10s, etc.
It's February! It is Family Month and we are celebrating LOVE.
Family Photos - There's room for some more on our bulletin board. If you have not sent one in, please feel free to add to our display. Lots of conversation about siblings and extended family - the students are getting quite a kick out of seeing their classmates' family members.
I wonder if Willie will see his shadow tomorrow? It's been the cloudiest January on record. We need more sunshine, but maybe not at the cost of a few more weeks of winter
Library day is on Thursday this week. (usually Wednesdays)
PIZZA and MILK - new cycle starts this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.
10 more school days until the 100th day of school. It falls on Valentine's day...We will be doing some 100th day activities focused on number sense, such as counting.
P.A. Day - Friday Feb 3 - No school this Friday.
Valentine cards - Many students will want to hand out cards to their classmates. Instead of recording everyone's name, write "My friend" on the envelope. This makes distributing cards much easier on the St. Valentine's Day. The students will be able to do this more independently.
Chocolate Fundraiser - set to start...cartons go home today with the oldest or only ... Funds and leftover chocolates are to be returned to the school by February 15. Extra boxes are available, for those who need them. Good Luck!
ERROR DETECTED ON THE HOT DOG ORDER FORM: There are 5 (five) hot dog days listed on the order form, so please multiply by 5 (not 3).
Request for more family portraits...If you have not sent one in yet, please add it to your child's mailbag. it will go up in the Cozy Corner.
Hot dog days - a fundraiser for the Grade 8 trip. Orders will be coming home today....
The dates are as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Tuesday, Mar. 21
Tuesday, Apr. 25
Tuesday, May 23
Tuesday June 6
Yellow Folders - please remember to return these to school daily with all of the contents. Early readers will not be exchanged, if not returned. Thank you.
SNOW DAY - buses have been cancelled - school is open. When dropping off, please go to the front lobby of the school where we will gather the students. At the end of the school day, we will be dismissing them from there, as well. Be careful out there.
Milk and Pizza: Orders going home today...due back Jan. 27. Late orders will not be accepted. I will add this notice to the calendar.
Late to the yard in the morning? Please sign your child in through the office - do not open the gate and let your child into the Kindergarten Yard....if we're not there, it's a safety issue. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Class List for your reference:
Snow Days (when buses are cancelled) - please remember to present your child at the front lobby. Day care has the yard in the morning and they will tell us who is present, however, the rest of the school population is to gather in the front lobby for a quick headcount. Thanks for your help with this.
Thank you to all parents in sending things into the classroom - for craft supplies, tissues, paper towels and extra mittens (love the waterproof ones!). This all goes a long way.
Welcome to GianFranco - new to our classroom, as of January 9, 2017
Assessments have begun and show that students have increased their knowledge base. With reference to letter knowledge, they do very well when engaged in routine games and explorations, however, when new games or fonts are introduced they seem to think they don't know what they're looking at. At home, parents and guardians can build letter knowledge and expand its application by pointing out environmental print to their children.
Indoor Shoes - Remember that indoor shoes are needed - only a couple of pairs of stocking feet today.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Hope all is going well this holiday season. Be careful in the snow. We are looking forward to hearing about all of the adventures. Please remember to send indoor shoes to school in January.
Indoor Shoes Coming Home - please check for sizing - feet have grown since September....
Christmas Holidays - We are grateful for your kind and most generous gifts. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. With warm hearts, we send best wishes for safe and happy holidays, hoping that all travel plans go smoothly. Enjoy the company of family and friends during this blessed season. We look forward to your return in the New Year. See you January 09.
Mittens - There is a crisis - many cold hands when we go out for recess. Please send in the waterproof kind. The knitted mittens are not entirely practical for outdoor play. Thank you for considering this. While we have extra, mismatched pairs in the classroom, there aren't enough to go around - we ran out today :(
Snow Days (bus cancellations due to weather) and Pizza - Note that pizza day will be postponed to the following regular school day. Please send a regular lunch if Thursdays happen to have bus cancellations. School is open but pizza will be postponed.
We are in the CENTRAL zone - local radio stations will refer to cancellations in this manner.
Photo Gallery - Check it out...We're still learning how it works - when we figure out how to rotate the photos, we won't be suffering from kinked necks.
Added to them are descriptions of activities and the learning that is happening
Family Photos - the display is creating lots of talk and curiosity with the students. It is good to see the diversity in the different shapes and sizes families come in.
Change of Clothes - Seeing that the weather has changed to cooler temperatures...we will check students' extra clothing to make sure that it is season appropriate. We will send home a request for a new alternative should any of the students need to change.
Label clothing - please remember to put your child's name on all articles of clothing coming to the classroom. The students are still learning to recognize their personal belongings and how to care for them.
This year's Board-wide theme is "Celebrating Family". With this in mind, we are asking for each family to send a family photo, so that we may create a display within the classroom. They don't have to be originals. It could become a cozy corner, where students can spend some quiet time. The photos can be inspiration for writing and math. Feel free to update photos - send them in anytime.
The cold weather is coming...practise with zippers.