Welcome to Grade Five

Welcome to Grade Five

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Terry Fox Run

Tomorrow is our annual Terry Fox Run for charity. Students should come to school in P.E. strip. They are allowed to stay in it all day, however if the weather is bad, they can change back to regular uniform if they wish.

For those in Cross Country, next week is the championship at Swangard stadium. The bus will leave around 9:15am from school. Students should be prepared for the weather. If it's raining, they will need to keep warm and dry when not running. Parents are welcome to come. We should have lots of room on the bus. You can pick your child up at the end of the day at the stadium, otherwise we will be arriving back at school around 3:30 or so. 

Next Friday, October 9th is the Walkathon. If you have not done so, please return the permission form. More information will be sent in the next week. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This Week

I asked the children to find out which size of T-shirt would be best as Walkathon shirts will be ordered soon. 

Spelling Words are up on the Spelling page. Homework will be sent home tomorrow.

This Friday is a Dress Up Day. It is Multicultural Day where they can wear something that celebrates their culture or any culture really. If children dress up on that day, we are asking for a loonie or a toonie donation toward Grade 7 graduation.

Next Monday is the Emergency Evacuation Practice. More information can be found on the school website. It will very similar to last year.

Next Wednesday, September 30th is the Terry Fox run. Students can come to school in their P.E. uniform if the weather isn't too bad/cold. We will be running around Triangle Park.

Reminder about P.E. Students need to have their P.E. uniform underneath their regular uniform so that they can change in the classroom and quickly. P.E. is Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Hot lunches are now here. Even if your child has a hot lunch, they still need a snack. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Scholastic Orders


The best gift any parent can give a child is the love of good books and the joy and benefits of good reading. Children who read at home, or are read to, have a head start on reading success in school.

Our class is participating in Scholastic Lucky, See-Saw Book and special clubs this year. Each month during the school year I will send home a Club flyer with a different selection of books offered. You’ll find award-winning books, as well as old and new favourites. I recommend them because the books span a wide range of children’s reading levels and interests and because they are inexpensive (some books cost only $2).

It is easy to order. This month’s flyer was sent home today and will be due on Sept. 29th. Just look over the flyer with your child, select the books you want, mark them on the order form on the back of the flyer(under the BC section), and return the order form to me with payment in cash or a cheque payable to Scholastic Canada Ltd. The books will arrive in about two weeks after I send the class order to Scholastic. Also, cheques may be post-dated to the due date, as I will not be mailing them out until after that date. Even if you order from different books clubs, you only need to send one cheque as every club is Scholastic.

Scholastic had introduced an option to pay with your own credit card this year. Information on how to do this went home as well today. If you have any questions, please feel free to pop into the classroom or send me a message.

Owning your own books is something special! I hope that you will encourage your child to order books this year. Each order helps earn free books and teaching materials for our classroom, however there is never any obligation to order. I know of no better way to encourage reading than to allow children to choose the books they want to read. Another tip is to select books from the flyers and visit the public library to look for these books.

PS: For more information about the books in this offer, you can visit the Scholastic Book Clubs Web site at http://www.scholastic.ca/clubs to see press reviews and view inside pages. You will also find great activities and resources for you and your child. 

Primary choir forms went home today as well. The choir teachers are asking for them back by Friday, but as space is limited, I would recommend handing it in as soon as you can.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 2

We have our first full week this week. 

Tomorrow is Photo Day. It will be individuals. 

For those of you signed up for Cross Country, our first practice is tomorrow 7:45am at Oak Park. We will run even if it's raining a little. However, if it's a downpour we may cancel it there. If you feel it's coming down too hard, you can stay home. I will be there 7:45 no matter what and we'll see how it goes. We want to get in as many practices as we can since it's a short season.

Grade Two's had the Spelling pre-test today. Normally, we write it in our agendas, but the school has yet to receive them. 
This week's Spelling list is up on the Spelling page. On the right side of this page.

Reminder that P.E. is Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher will start at 7:00pm tonight (Thursday, September 10th)  in the Church Basement. After a brief introduction, parents can attend the sessions in the classrooms. I will talk about what Grade Two is about, my expectations, routines, etc

Reminder - Friday, September 11th is a Professional Development Day. There is no school for students. 

The P.E. schedule can be found under classroom information.

If you have not yet brought in all supplies, please have them at school by Monday.