March 2015

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

Lent began on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday and lasts for 40 days.  We encourage students to walk in Jesus’ footsteps by doing almsgivings which means doing random acts of kindness for others without expecting recognition. Another part of Lent is prayer and abstinence or giving up something which would allow students to use any savings provided towards a greater cause. 

In our school the Spirit of God is alive.  Thank you to Father Mike, Mrs. Winstanley and Mr. Esposito for preparing students for Reconciliation and First Communion. On April 10th they will make their First Reconciliation and on April 26th, their First Communion.  The Grade 2s will also be doing our March Mass on March 12th.  Grade 8s will be confirmed on April 17th by Bishop Colli.

We presently have 24 new registrants for J.K. and are planning a Welcome to Kindergarten evening for the new students and their parents on April 14th.  Please let anyone you know who has not yet registered their child, to do so as soon as possible.  Sacred Heart School will also have French Immersion Senior Kindergarten and Grade One classes beginning in September 2015.

The grade ones have been very busy using inquiry learning. On February 20th, Mrs. Davies invited Mr. Joe Cospito, an engineer, to come and share his designs for a school.  The children in turn shared their home designs with him.  They continue to deepen their math knowledge by using linking cubes to make a perimeter around their classroom and discovered that when you count by 100s you get to 1000.  Some students used non-standard measurements (e.g. their footsteps) to gauge where 100 cubes would be and then recounted the cubes to see how accurate this method was.  Ms. Fontana’s grade ones wanted to change their classroom and voted on what they wanted.  They now have a classroom with a sofa, cushions, live plants, more rugs and games.  We’re sorry but we could not accommodate their wishes for a dog and a Play Station. 

We strive to make math learning relevant to students’ everyday life.  Thank you to our parents for visiting or talking to your child’s teacher and for supporting your child’s learning by discussing their learning during the school day.  Please feel free to visit our school to see samples of your child’s work posted in the classrooms and hallways. We continue to celebrate that we are ‘Schools of Hope’ through our actions to deal with social justice issues and improve student achievement at home, at School and at Church.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. S. MacLellan

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