Holy Name of Mary Catholic School, November 2019
In November We Remember
James Naismith Birthday Party
The event will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00pm on Mill Street in downtown Almonte and is open to everyone. Mayor Lowry has invited our staff and students to come celebrate Dr. James Naismith’s birthday! Part of Mill Street will be closed and their goal is to fill Centennial Square around the Naismith Statue and take a big community selfie.
There will be music and Baker Bob will be making special basketball cookies for all the students. Unfortunately, the cookies will not be nut-free but they will try their best to have appropriate alternatives so everyone can enjoy a treat. Students are encouraged to make or bring a party hat and to wear a basketball jersey, Naismith clothing or their school colours.
This year celebrates the 34th anniversary of the Lanark County and Town of Smiths Falls Snowsuit Campaign and we are pleased to assist Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) with this community initiative. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that all children and youth in our community have a warm winter coat or snowsuit. Last year over 500 snowsuits and or winter jackets were distributed.
Please donate your gently used clean winter jackets and snowsuits in the drop off box located at the school by Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. Winter boots are also accepted. Financial donations are also greatly appreciated. Our collective efforts can make a significant difference.
Catholic School Council Meeting
Flag Football Tournament
Remembrance Day Assembly
Montreal-based ensemble Flûte Alors! is composed of four new-generation recorder players. The ensemble has distinguished itself through the audacity of their programmes and the excellence of their performances. Through their masterful technique and extraordinary musicality, Flûte Alors! presents the recorder as an eloquent instrument capable of expressing the most extreme emotions and the subtlest of nuances. Flûte Alors! performs music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as contemporary, jazz, and pop works.
Parent-teacher interviews will take place on Tuesday, November 26th from 4:00-6:30pm. Since interviews are only 10 minutes long, many teachers will not have enough time slots to meet with every parent. If you prefer that your child's teacher call you for a phone interview instead, please indicate this in your child's agenda. Parents will be sent a link by email on Tuesday, November 12th to sign up for interviews using SignUp Genius.
Spaghetti Dinner and Cake Walk
New this year, we are adding a Cake Walk to the event! Students will be able to buy tickets to enter into a draw for a cake of their choice and names will be drawn before the end of the school day on November 26th. Students can have their parents pick up the winning cakes that night during parent-teacher interviews.
From the Health Unit
Does screen time turn into scream time in your household? Looking for tips to help your child learn good screen time habits?
- Limit screen use. Start by having times in the day that are “screen free” such as before bedtime or during supper. Keep screen use to certain rooms of the house, such as the living room or family room.
- Encourage other activities, like getting outside or meeting up with friends.
- Be a good role model. What does your screen use tell your children?
Register for our Triple P Café on “Screentime Use” at https://healthunit.org/clinics-classes/triple-p-parenting/. For more parenting tips, visit www.triplep-parenting.ca, call 1-800-660-5853, or email email@example.com. Parenting Matters!
The Language Express Referral Deadline for JK students is almost here! The deadline is NOVEMBER 30th. Language Express can provide assessment, intervention and resources to support children in developing speech, language, social communication, and literacy skills. Watch for these warning signs:
· Has trouble following directions
· Hard to understand
· Does not use adult-like grammar
· Cannot retell a story coherently
· Is struggling to learn letter names
· Unusual voice quality (hoarse, breathy)