What's New In 126a

Weekly updates and reminders (Jan. 1, 2016)

Happy New Year!

Ms Lim and I would like to thank everyone for the very kind and generous gifts. We hope that everyone has had a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.

Coming Up This Week

Special Helpers

This week's special helpers are:

Monday Stella & Spencer

Tuesday Alyssa & Moritz

Wednesday Aiden

Thursday Jacob

Friday Ellie & Elliott

Special helpers in January are asked to bring in a mystery item in a paper bag. Please talk to your child about the clues that they can give to their classmates to help them guess what the mystery item is. Mystery items can be anything that your child is interested in.

Happy Birthday to Stella & Spencer who turns four this week!


Monday Music with Mr Latter and concert dress rehearsal

Tuesday Gym with Ms Stigas and Kindergarten Concert at 2:30

Wednesday Music with Mr Latter and Learning Buddies

Thursday Weekly Walk and Library with Ms Edgar

Friday Gym with Ms Stigas

Each week we explore our Hillside Garden and the community around us. Parents are always welcome to join us for the walk. We will be leaving for our walk at 9:00 on Thursday morning and should be returning by 9:30. If you would like to join us, please email me at taye.maddison@tdsb.on.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: Kindergarten begins at 9:00am. Lunch is at 11:30am until 12:30pm. Dismissal is at 3:05pm. Throughout the day we may be anywhere in the school or school yard, and at lunch children are under the supervision of a lunchroom supervisor. Therefore, to ensure the safety of all students and for ease of pick up or drop off, we ask the following:

If your child must be away for a morning due to an appointment, please drop your child off at 12:30.

If your child must be away for an afternoon for an appointment, please pick your child up at 11:30.

Classroom Reminders

Please Return All Classroom Materials On Mondays!

In order to help us prepare materials and to ensure that your child is ready for library day, we ask that all school materials (library books, poetry folders, borrow-a-book folders, etc...) be returned to school on Mondays. This way, we can follow up regarding any missing materials in a timely manner.

Zippies should come back and forth to school and home each day: That way, we can ensure that any messages from school or from home are being received. Thanks

Cubby Stuff

As the weather is getting cooler, we are coming to school with more layers. We have heard that some layers are going missing. We do have a lost and found bin (located just inside our balcony door). However, we can better make sure that lost items are being returned to their owner if each item is labeled with your child's name and classroom number (126a). This includes any hats, mitts, and scarves.

It is not uncommon for student to return to school in the new year a little bit bigger than when they left. Parents might want to send in new spare clothing to ensure that it fit. If you would like to swap your child's spare clothes or indoor shoes, please send them in your child's zippie and we will help your child make the switch.

Finally, in large, older schools, it is sometimes difficult to maintain consistent temperatures. Some days our room is very hot, and some days it is very cold. Please send your child to school in layers that can be removed or added as needed.

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