Room 104 News. Issue 9

January 29th, 2016

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Room 104 News

Wow! January is almost over. We have been enjoying the winter weather but are hoping for some more snow so we can build a snowman! Will we be able to? Will we have a longer winter or is it almost over? February 2nd is Ground Hog day, will he see his shadow or not? Only time will tell.

Congratulations to Charles and Jonathan who were recognized on Friday for consistently demonstrating TEAMWORK.

Report Cards for Junior Kindergarten students will be sent home on Wednesday, February 10th. There are no report cards for Senior Kindergarten students at this time.

We would like to arrange meetings with you to discuss your child's progress to date. You can choose between an Observation Visit or a Parent/Teacher conference. A letter will come home on Monday, please choose a time that works for you and return the form as soon as possible. Thanks

Information and Reminders!

  • Library exchange next week. Please return all library books and the library bag (the one with the bar code on it) on Monday.
  • Poetry Folders come home every Friday, please have fun reading the poems/songs together. Make sure the folders come back to school in the mailbag on Monday so we can add the new page.
  • Many of the children have the same or very similar clothing and they do not always know which items belong to them. This is taking up a lot of our time and causing some upset feelings. Please, please help us out by making sure that all removable clothing has your child's name written on the inside label. Thank you.
  • The Ministry of Education has added an extra PD day to the current school year. So on Friday, April 15th 2016 there will be no school for the students.

Show and Tell

For the month of February we are going to continue being detectives. We are also going to practise asking good questions. So on your child's special day they should bring in a mystery object of their choice. They do not need to have any clues ready this time as the class will ask yes/no questions to gather information and then try to guess the object. Please make sure your child knows as much as possible about the object they bring in so they can answer the questions correctly.

Here are the special helpers for next week.

Monday, Feb. 1st: Sumayyah

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd: Emma

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd: George

Thursday, Feb. 4th: Gzifa

Friday, Feb. 5th: Luxson

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 2nd: Ground Hog Day

Monday, February 8th: Lunar New Year

Monday, February 8th: Last day to send in pizza orders

Wednesday, February 10th: Pizza Lunch

Thursday, february 11th: Parent/Teacher Interviews after school

Friday, February 12th: Parent/Teacher Interviews in the morning. No School for students

Sunday, February 14th: Valentine's Day

Monday, February 15th: Family Day. No School

Wednesday, February 17th: Scholastic Book Orders Due

Winter Clothes and Spare Clothing

The weather has turned colder and winter is here. We will continue to spend time outside every day (unless the temperature goes below -21) so please make sure that your child has snowpants, gloves, hat etc. at school at all times.

Getting dressed and undressed takes quite a bit of time so it will really help us if your child is as independent as possible. Please talk to your child about putting their clothes on in the right order, some of them are trying to put snowpants on after their coats etc and this just does not work well :-).

A good order would be: 1. snowpants 2. coat 3. neck warmer and hat 4. boots 5. gloves/mittens.

This is also a good time to review the emergency clothes that are at school. Do they still fit and are they suitable for the season? Please make sure your child's spare clothes are in a sealed bag that is clearly labelled, large ziplocks bags work well.

Computer Corner

BookFlix is a wonderful site to visit to read/watch books. There are many categories of topics and each story book is paired with fact text on the same topic so the two types of books can be compared.

To get to the site click on the link

User Name: tdsb

Password: trillium

Happy Reading!

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Contact Us

Sonia Callea: Teacher

Helen Le: ECE

Brian Chandrapal: EA

Mrs. Cariazo: Lunchroom Supervisor