After months of practicing, the day has finally come. I am please to announce that 1D was awarded a GOLD ranking for their Speech Arts performance today! To celebrate, we will be having a class party on Thursday, March 9th. Please have your child bring something to share with the class.
1D will be competing in the Archbishop Carney Speech Arts Festival tomorrow. It will be held at St. Francis Xavier School in the gym and we will be bringing down the class at 1:30 pm. Parents are invited to come watch and support us. Please make sure your child is dressed in full school uniform tomorrow.
1D Class Mass
The 1D class mass has been postponed until Friday, March 31st. Students that were given mass parts last time will have the opportunity to read a mass part at this mass.
Grade One Sunday Mass
The Grade One classes are asked to attend the Sunday mass on April 2nd. A notice was emailed out to parents from the office. If you have not already done so, please print and return the consent form so we know if your child will be attending. 1D and 1W students will have some opportunity to read a mass part for this mass.
Last week, we came up with lenten promises. Each student came up with their own promise. Please ask your child about the promise, and help him/her successfully keep it.
Mite Boxes were distributed last week. Money collected during this lenten season will help support our Seminarians. We will be collecting the mite boxes after Easter.
Casual for Covenant House
Wednesday, March 8th is casual day. Students may come to school dressed in casual clothes. We will be collecting a minimum of $3 donation for those participating. Proceeds will go to Covenant House. Please note that it is a PE day. Please make sure your child has his/her PE uniform under the casual clothes.
PTA Hot lunch and Concession
Just a reminder for those PTA hot lunch is on Wednesday, March 8th (if you ordered). Concession will also be open on that day.
Book Fair Tomorrow
We will be having a one day religious book fair tomorrow. Bibles, prayer books, books about God and Holy people, comic books, colouring books, stickers, posters and other things will be sold. Each class will get some time to visit the book fair. If you would like to preview the catalogue please click on the following link:
1D Class Mass
The school mass for this Friday has been cancelled as the priests will be away. Arrangements will be made so that students with a mass part will get the opportunity to read their part in another mass. More information will be posted when arrangements are finalized.
Some parents returned the permission slip from the consent form sent out last week. Just to clarify, the group presentation will take place at St. Francis Xavier school. We will not need to leave the school to participate in the Archbishop Carney Speech Arts Festival.
Wednesday, February 22nd will be Anti-bully day. Students are asked to wear a pink shirt to support Anti-bully day! Since this is a PE day, please make sure your child brings his/her gym strip to change into.
Speech Arts Competition
Our class worked hard at practicing and preparing for the SFX Speech Arts competition. We did our best and I am please to announce that 1D was one of the classes selected to represent St. Francis Xavier in the Archbishop Carney Speech Art Competition! To celebrate, we had a popcorn and movie party today. Please continue to practice with your child at home so we will be ready for the next portion of the competition on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.
1D will be leading the school mass on Friday, February 24th, 2017. If your child was selected to do a mass reading, please practice with him/her daily. Parents are welcome to join us at mass.
Science World Field Trip
Parent chaperones were selected today. Please check your child’s planner to see if you were selected. Parents that were selected received a notice. For future reference, if you would like to be selected as a chaperone, please make sure you already have a criminal record check completed and submitted to the office.
Valentine’s Day Treats
Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you to all the students and parents that took the time to prepare valentine’s treats for the class! The students were excited to give and receive them!
SFX Speech Art Competition
We will be having our school Speech Arts Competition tomorrow. The primary classes are scheduled to perform between 10:45am-12:00pm. Parents are welcomed to come watch! Please practice a few times with you child tonight and make sure they are ready for tomorrow.
Telus World of Science Field trip
Thank you to those of you that returned the consent form so quickly! For those of you that still haven’t returned it, please do so by tomorrow. Also, if you have a membership, please remember to submit it to me as soon as possible. Parent volunteers will be selected and notified soon. Thank you for your patience.
Just a reminder that teachers will be at the Catholic Educator’s Conference on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th. Also, Family day is on Monday, February 13th. There will be no school on those days.
The Speech Arts competition is fast approaching. Please make sure your child is working on memorizing our piece every night. We are off to a good start but have a long way to go.
On Tuesday, January 24th, we will be having a Pajama spirit day. Students may come to school in their comfy pajamas and bring their favourite stuffy. Students may watch a movie and have popcorn for $2 (proceeds will go to our school garden). Hot chocolate will also be sold for $2 (proceeds will be donated to Chalice).
Chinese New Year Celebration
Our Chinese New Year celebration will be on Friday, January 27th. Students may wear their Chinese New Year outfits or Chinese New Year colours. Please note that it will be a noon dismissal. The consent form and $3 is due by Friday, January 20th.
Sorry for the delay in posting this.
Here is the January Newsletter.
PTA Hot Lunch & Concession
Just a reminder that tomorrow PTA hot lunch will be served to those that ordered. The concession will be open for students to buy snacks.
Christmas Spirit Day
We are having a Christmas Spirit Day tomorrow. Students are asked to wear Christmas colours to school. Tomorrow is a PE day, so please make sure your child has his/her PE t-shirt and shorts under the Christmas clothes.
The Christmas concert will be held on Friday at 11:00am. Grade One students are asked to wear Christmas colours for the performance. Parents are welcome to come watch. It will be a noon dismissal. Students are to be picked up from the classroom, not the gym.
This past month, students have been working hard at learning my routines and expectations. We have come a long way and the classroom is now feeling like my own. Thank you parents for your patience.
Please note the following:
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday. The PTA class rep will contact you if the school is closed. Please do NOT call the school. School closure will also be reported on local radio stations: AM980, AM1320 and AM1470.
Report cards will be distributed on Wednesday in case school is closed due to snow. Please check your child’s backpack for it. If you have any questions or concerns, we will discuss it at your scheduled parent-teacher interview.
Show and tell
I have created a new schedule for Show and tell. Please check the schedule below for your child’s turn. Your child may bring something interesting such as a favourite toy, book or photo. You can help your child prepare for his/her turn by practicing at home. Students are expected to speak loud and clear and share at least 3 things about the show and tell item. Please make sure you know what your child is bringing and that it is appropriate to share with the class.
An email recently went out regarding a case of lice in 1D. I urge all parents to follow the instructions in the email and take the time to check your child’s head. Please be diligent with this to prevent further spread in the classroom.
Just wanted to remind parents to please check and initial the planner daily so I know you have checked it. Also, please keep the front pocket clear of old notices, so I know you have received and read notices that were sent home.
Please click on the link below for the following:
The students look fabulous in their costumes! 🙂
A quick note about tonight’s homework. There is none! We completed the spelling test today, however, the new words will be given tomorrow along with everything else.
Happy Halloween! Have fun and be safe tonight.
Just a quick note for tomorrow morning. The class was told that they are to wear their PE shorts/t-shirt underneath their costume to make the transition for PE easier.
See you tomorrow and Happy Halloween!