February 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

French Immersion for Senior Kindergarten and Grade One, as well as Kindergarten registrations continue to take place until February 6.  Staff is planning a Welcome to Kindergarten evening for April 14 for all new kindergarten students.  This will support new parents in seeing some ideas in play from our inquiry based program. An informational evening for parents is planned for May 7 to discuss kindergarten expectations and routines.

Staff continues to monitor your child’s progress, as students build deeper knowledge by thinking about what they are learning and by using mistakes as an opportunity to develop new knowledge. Our School Improvement goals focus on students’ understanding of the big ideas in math.  Through rich provocations or problems, students’ math reasoning is developed.   Continue to ask your child to use estimation skills to develop their math reasoning as it is one of most used skills in life.  It’s truly takes parents working with us to support extending and building your child’s learning.   A junior parent math evening is planned for February 12, 2015.  Report cards will be sent home on February 20, 2015 and we look forward to discussing your child’s learning on February 26.  Please book a time to meet with your child’s teacher.

Mr. Bridge’s Grade Sixes will lead us in a School Mass on February 6 and the Grade Sevens will lead in the Ash Wednesday Mass.  Our First Communicants are preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion under the guidance of Mr. Esposito and Ms. Winstanley.  Please let the school know if your child will be receiving these Sacraments.   

Our community partners continue to play a huge role in supporting healthy schools.  At the last Board Meeting, Joanne Peacock was given a Certificate of Recognition in honour of all she does for our community.  Congratulations to the Toronto Trip Committee, chaired by Mrs. George and Mrs. Marshall as they have completed fund raising. Thank you to Mr. Bailey for tracking our school yard for cross country skiing.  Classes continue to go snowshoeing, sliding, skating and curling with their teachers.  What a great way to enjoy our natural habitat!  In addition, the intermediate male students are preparing to go on various basketball tournaments with the help of their coach, Mr. Esposito. Thank you, Mr. Schuurman for running the Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition on February 17. We truly are an awesome community who serve students joyfully in the Light of Christ.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Susan MacLellan

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