Welcome to Grade Five

Welcome to Grade Five

Monday, May 25, 2015

June is Coming!

We have only 5 weeks left in the school year. However, we have a lot of activities and things to do in the last 5 weeks.

Hot lunch forms went home today. We have a few days where the students might not want to order hot lunch so I will go over these now.

The Grade 2 class won a pizza party for their contributions towards the Money in the Bag donation drive. We will have this pizza party on Friday, June 12th. 

Tuesday, June 16th will be our last field trip. We are going to Boundary Bay Regional Park from around 10:00 am to 2 or 2:30 pm. More information will be given. We are just waiting for bus confirmation at this point. We will be taking bagged lunches with us to have a picnic at the beach.

Students may have mentioned the Good Shepherd Celebration. We are blessed that Father Justin can join us. We will celebrate this event on Thursday, June 25th. The day before the last day of school. It will be a special prayer service led by the Grade Two class and Father Justin in our classroom. After, we will have a potluck lunch. We are hoping many parents can join us for our special year end celebration.

Next Friday, June 5th is Fun Day or Sports Day. By now students should know their team colour. On that day they should try to wear clothes that match as best as they can. We will have some meetings so the students will know more after tomorrow.

All children who have birthdays in July and August will celebrate their birthday in June. Exact dates will be posted later.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


The Grade Two's had a great Living Rosary today. We didn't have as much time to practice as some years because of the holiday on Friday and Monday, but every one did a great job. I think this was the best I've seen from Grade Two doing the Living Rosary. Thank you to all parents who could come and join us. 

There is no Spelling this week because of the short week and the Living Rosary today.

Friday is dress up day. My future career. Please bring a loonie or toonie if they choose to dress up. It will be interesting to see all the types of jobs and careers that the children are thinking about. If they want to dress up as a teacher, please remind them that they need the same hair as me. I can give out free hair cuts. (^_^)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Victoria Day Week

Living Rosary is this Tuesday at 9:15am. All parents are welcome to attend. Every student has a part which they should be practicing this weekend. It will either be the Hail Mary or Glory Be. 

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. 
Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. 

Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Our First Communion Bulletin Board is now up in the hall by the office/Staff Room. Thank you  to everyone who sent in pictures. Any pictures sent after last weekend will be posted this Tuesday.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Short Week

This Friday, May 15th is a day off school. We are celebrating the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua. Monday the 18th is Victoria Day so it is a 4-day weekend. I hope everyone has a good little rest. 

The Living Rosary has been delayed. It will now take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:15am. The Grade 7's are having the sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday and the school wants the extra time on Tuesday to practice a few things for that Mass.

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos for First Communion. We should have the bulletin board up by Tuesday. If you still wish to send some photos in, I can accept them until midnight tonight (Sunday).

Scholastic orders for May will be due May 19th. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

First Communion and Mother's Day Mass

I wanted to give a big congratulations to all the First Communicants. Everyone did a great job. It's always fun to see all the children dressed up. As I told the children, it's also the only time they will see me in a tie. We will be putting up a bulletin board soon, but I need some help. During First Communion, I am too busy to take pictures, so I need pictures to put up on our bulletin board. If you have some good pictures, please send them to me at my email nchatton@stanthonyofpaduaschool.ca
Pictures of the children, families etc would all be great. 
As soon as I have enough, I can print them out and make our
First Communion Bulletin board.

The Mother's Day Mass takes place this Wednesday. All Mother's are invited. Father are invited too, but I don't think they will get any flowers. It will start at the usual time of 9:15am in the Church. There is a tea after the Mass down in the Church Basement. 

This Friday is a Dress Up Day. The Theme this week is Spring
Colours. Please bring a loonie or toonie for charity/Grade 7 Graduation on that day.

Congratulations to our class for winning the Money in the Bag. Thank you to all students and parents for their generous donations of clothing. The Grade 2 class will receive a pizza party. I don't have a date yet, but I'm thinking of some time in June. That way we can set a date and let everyone know before hot lunch orders so we don't waste any money.

Next Tuesday, May 12th, the Grade 2 class will help lead the school in a Living Rosary Assembly. All parents are invited to attend. It will probably start around 9:15, but I will let you know when we have a confirmed time.