Looking Ahead!

Genius Hour is starting on Monday. Yay!  Your child has already chosen a project to work on and should be sharing with you a list of supplies.  Please ensure that necessary supplies are brought to school so that we can begin some AWESOMENESS.  Genius Hour will take place every Monday afternoon and in order to avoid heart break and tears, please give your child gentle reminders to come prepared.

Our bulk mulch area is quite saturated and muddy.  A pair of boots would allow students to enjoy playing in it without getting soaked.  I am sure you have seen some really wet and dirty shoes lately.  A rain jacket would also go a long way, as we are going outside during recess even if it is raining (unless it downpours).

Tomorrow, Nov. 25th – Western dress-up

Nov. 30th – Wear a Christmas outfit for the filming of our Christmas Concert

Dec. 1st – Pay to wear casual ($5.00 minimum donation to the Salvation Army)

Dec. 16th – Silly/Christmas sweater dress-up

Dec. 11th – No school (Pro-D day)

Dec. 18th – Last day of school and Knight Day

Parent Teacher Interviews

On Nov. 16, we are looking forward to seeing you and getting a chance to discuss your child’s learning journey at our annual Parent-Teacher Interviews! Due to COVID, this year’s parent teacher interviews will look a little different. This year we are offering the ability to do your conferences remotely using Google Meet. Below you will find two choices for meeting with your child’s teachers as well as a link to a chart to sign up for a time slot.

Option 1: Face to Face

You may choose this option if you would like to meet your child’s teacher face to face. As we are trying to limit the number of people in the class, please do not choose this option if you will need to bring children who are not students in your child’s class and can not be independent outside the school building while waiting.  You will need to wait outside until it is your time. Chairs (and table areas if used) will be wiped between meetings and the meeting will be conducted with appropriate spaces between teacher and parents.  Please wear a mask.

Option 2: Remote Model

This choice allows you to conduct your interviews remotely using Google Meets. This option is for parents who do not feel comfortable conducting interviews in person and for parents who would have to bring children not in that particular class to school with them ordinarily. You will be sent a link for the meeting just prior to your meeting.

Please click on the link below to sign up for a time slot. If a time slot is not available for you to meet, alternate arrangements can be made.

Link to Sign up: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MAwq6tOlQRYwgUtGtyVhGTWbPUx1vpdWLSitR8t25nA/edit?usp=sharing

Dear Parents!

On Oct. 28, one of our fabulous local business’, Fraser Valley Roofing, has graciously agreed to sponsor a Hot Dog Day for our students. At lunch time, the food truck will be here to hand out hot dogs to our entire school! Each child will receive one hot dog and 1 bag of chips free of charge. Students do not need to sign up or send anything to receive the hot dog or chips. If students do not wish to have a hot dog, they should bring their regular lunch and let their teacher know that they will not be having a hot dog on the day of the event. This should be a fun day as it is also Fall Colour Dress-up Day for our students!
Thanks to Fraser Valley Roofing for putting on this event for our school!
Bible Memory Verse testing of the October verses will take place on Friday.  Students will be asked to either write down the verses as if reciting them or to fill in the blanks.

Class Updates

Math Quiz – On Monday, students will have a place value quiz.  They will need to know how to represent a given number in pictures using base 10 blocks, in words, and in expanded form.  It will include comparing and ordering numbers as well.

Daily Homework – Just a reminder that students should be reading 20 min. and recording it in their planners for me to check.  XtraMath website should be used for 5-10 min. to practice and improve on math facts.

Bible Memory Verses and Spelling – All though we do take some time to practice our spelling words and Bible memory verses in class, these need to be practiced on at home as well.  Spelling City is a great website where spelling words can be practiced while playing fun games.  Students work on a spelling booklet most mornings (about 1 hour in total) at school, but if by Friday this booklet is not complete, it will come home for homework for the weekend.  The “Spelling” section of my blog page contains a copy of the spelling words each week and a direct link to spelling city.  The Bible memory verses are also found under “Bible Memory Verses” tab of the blog, along with the quiz date.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, your children will come shopping at my store using the money earned    while doing their chosen jobs.  This will be quite the exciting event.  If you happen to have extra chocolates and candy (individually wrapped of course) that you would like to donate for our classroom store, I would certainly appreciate it.  Students will be able to buy passes, treats, and prizes.

Friday, Oct. 23rd is a Pro-D day and therefore, no school for students.

On Wednesday, Oct. 28th is fall colours dress up day (no costumes please) and a special food truck lunch (hotdogs and chips).

Comfort Kits

Just a quick reminder that your child is required to have a comfort kit/ emergency kit at school.  A handout about this was sent home a number of weeks ago.  Please let me know if you need more information about what a comfort kit needs to have in it.

Please send these to school as soon as you can, if you haven’t done so already.

Class Update

Picture day is tomorrow, Friday the 18th.  Our class photo is scheduled for 11:15 am.  Please ensure your child is wearing their uniform and not Knight gear.

Rainy weather is approaching and we will be going outside during recesses even if it is raining (unless there is a down pour).  Your child needs to have appropriate rain gear such as rain boots, a rain coat and/or an umbrella.

Planners are in full swing and they are a communication tool so, it is important that you keep up to date.  Although, I have encouraged the students to be responsible and bring you their planners to be initialed, they might still need some reminding until it becomes routine.  Students are also asked to record their nightly reading in their planners so that I can check it the next day.

A document outlining the appropriate usage of chromebooks is coming home tomorrow and it should be in your child’s planner.  Please contact me if, for some reason, you do not receive your copy.

Our first spelling test will take place on Monday.

Students will have the opportunity to do a run, in commemoration of Terry Fox’s legacy, from September 23rd – 25th.  Our class will be doing the run on Friday the 25th and we will be accepting $2.00 donations that day in Honour of Terry Fox (a “Toonie for Terry“).

Monday, September 28th is a Pro-D day.  School is closed for students.


Week One is Done!

What a wonderful week we have had!  Beautiful weather, amazing students, cool activities and games, and some learning of course.  We celebrated on Friday with popsicles.

We usually have PLANNERS that we give out to each of our students, but their arrival seems to be delayed.  They have been ordered and should be arriving soon.

A few things for you to note on your calendar:

Friday, September 18 – Individual Photo Day (NOT KNIGHT DAY)- Children will need to wear their uniforms that day.

Toonie for Terry – On Friday, Sept. 25th students may bring a $2.00 donation in honour of Terry Fox. These donations will go towards research for cancer.

Monday, September 28 is a Professional Development Day (PRO D) – There are no classes for students.

Wednesday, September 30 – Orange Shirt Day– Students are invited to wear orange shirts as we do some age-appropriate learning around this topic.