Kinder News

Nov. 18, 2019 

Thank you to all parents who have met with us for parent-teacher interviews.  Your time is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming considerations

Advent is around the corner - a special time in our Liturgical calendar... and a really busy time of year for everyone.  Stay tuned for announcements.



 November 12, 2019

New pictures added to the Photo Gallery of our students enjoying the winter weather.

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Today, we had our Remembrance Day Liturgy, led by the Gr. 7 class.
  Our class did a beautiful job, participating respectfully and with attentive ears.

Our first snow is upon us...we can expect more.  As this season goes on, please be aware of the potential for SNOW DAYS.  This means that bus routes will be cancelled, however, school is open for learning.  If your child usually takes the bus and you choose to drive your child to school in the morning, please remember that you will have to pick up your child at 3:15.



Wed., Nov. 6: 

1.  Class pictures went home today. 

2.  Also included in the mailbag were some Hallowe'en pencils and erasers.  These were mailed to the class by our Pen-pal.  We had started communicating with Lucas, a boy with autism, last year and continue to keep in touch this year.  We have brainstormed ideas for a response to this letter and have included tokens of our appreciation in a package to be mailed by the end of the week.

3.  Many have responded to the interview request form in School Day.  Thank you for these prompt responses.  Should you have any trouble with booking a time, please let us know with a note in your child's mailbag, so we may support you with this.  We look forward to seeing everyone.  REMEMBER:  Students are more than welcome to take part in the interview.


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These will be held starting after school on Thurs., Nov. 14 through Fri., Nov. 15 (PA Day).


CORRECTION:  Sign-up for interview times will be done through SCHOOL DAY.  

We look forward to seeing you.


Picture retakes - set for Thursday, November 7.


Halloween
is coming up...

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On Thursday, October 31, we will mark the day by wearing black, orange and/or white.  There will be a school-wide assembly and a variety of pumpkin math activities.

There will be no costumes at school for the primary grades.

Past experience has proven that this is the best way to proceed, as it keeps students and costumes safe and in good repair for the evening activities.

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Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019

Took a beautiful autumn walk yesterday.  Enjoyed the sights and sounds of the season.  Check the Photo Gallery for pix.



Wed., Oct. 09, 2019

Proofs have arrived from the photo company, Edge Imaging.
They have been placed in your child's mailbag.  You are encouraged to place your order online.
The due date for this is OCTOBER 17.


Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Upcoming Events

Terry Fox Run - Fri., Oct. 04 (raindate Mon., Oct. 07)
Rosary Apostolate - Tue., Oct. 08 (every 2nd Tues. of the month)
Thanksgiving - Mon., Oct. 14 (no school)
Mass - Wed., Oct. 16 at St. John Vianney Church
PA Day - Mon., Oct. 21 (no school)


Homework update

For some students, there is an additional piece in the take-home folders today (Just to share some things that we are doing in Math).  Students are being asked to build a number on a Ten Frame a couple of times a week and then to print it.  We have been working with these in school to keep track of the number of days in school.  Students are familiar with the 10 Frames.

There is an information sheet to go along with this.  It will help you help your child.  Included in the folder, are stickers to use on the Ten Frame.  They will be supplied as needed.  Students have been instructed that the stickers are to be used only on the 10 Frame.  Please make sure that the students do so.

By the end of the week, all students will have been given 2 numbers to work on.

See example, below.  A Ten Frame showing the number 10.
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Thank you - The Kindergarten Team


August 19, 2019


 Welcome to a new school year!

We hope that the summer has been restful and rejuvenating.  The weather has been most cooperative.  

We will be preparing for the start of school in the coming days.

The school will be open for administrative updates and registrations during the last week of August (26 - 30).  Please be sure to check the school and board websites for more information.  Classes will not be completely set up until the end of the week.  Changes may be required in September, according to registration numbers.

Your children will be returning home with 'fully-stocked' mailbags.  Please review the information in these mailbags regularly and remember to return them to school daily.

Thank you - the Kindergarten Team



September 11, 2019

We have had a busy start to the year!  We are currently doing some assessments to get ourselves organized and ready to go with learning groups.

With that in mind, there has been lots of learning going on around routines and getting to know some of the rules of being in school.
Next week, parents can expect to see some language activities in the yellow take-home folders that are in the students' mailbags.  This will include some printing sheets and easy readers.

For the Year 1 students (JKs), using a marker may be an option at home, if pencils prove to be tools of torture when practising their letter formation.  They are to trace the letters on the upper half of the sheet and then, have a go at it on the lower half.  Three to five good letter formations are all we need to see (the bottom half does not need to be filled).  The Yr 2 (SKs) will be challenged to work within lined boundaries. The sheets are self-explanatory.
The easy readers for Year 1 students will focus on a letter.  Help your child find the letter, say the letter and read the word which is represented in the accompanying picture.

NOTE: all readers are created to support early reading skills with pictures that the support the print.  DO NOT HIDE THE PICTURES.  They are there to help your child learn to read.

​P.S.:  We are not using agendas in our Kindergarten classroom.

Upcoming Events for the weeks ahead

Thursday, September 26

Picture Day

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Wear your smile!

Open House

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 5:00 - 6:30
See you there!