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Welcome to 2016
Now, on to 2016. Our first Character Assembly of 2016 will take place on Thursday, January 14th at 11 am. This month's character trait is Perseverance.
On Friday, January 29th, TPCS is invited to go see the Kingston Frontenacs - our amazing Stinger Singers will be performing O Canada to start the game. Tickets will be $15 each, with $3 going back to TPCS to help fund technology purchases. Information about tickets will be coming home soon.
With January, comes some potentially colder weather. Please have your children dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Information on inclement weather procedures can be found on our website. Be sure to check the website daily and if you are online at all, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TPCS_LDSB. Or follow us on the Remind app - details later on in this newsletter.
Thanks for all your support in 2015. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
S. Gillam, Principal
C. Desbiens, VP/SST
Door Decorating December 2015
Keep the Conversation Going.
Keep the Conversation Going!
There is no better time for your child to learn new vocabulary than during her everyday conversations with you. Researchers have found that the more parents talk with their child, the more words the child learns. The key to building language competence is encouraging them to engage in conversations!
Here are some conversation tips:
· Give your child a chance to initiate so they have an interest in what you will talk about.
· Get face to face to notice expressions and body language that goes along
with the words.
· Make a comment and wait for your child to take another turn. Keep it going
back and forth.
· Follow up a comment with a genuine question.
Be careful of these conversation stoppers:
· A one sided running commentary. Stop talking!
· Too many questions. (sounds like testing!)
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Literacy Specialists
New Year's Resolution - Strive to Arrive on Time - School starts at 8:05 am.
Bus Notes/Pick Up
Stinger Singers & the Kingston Frontenacs
Don't Get Caught Without Your Shot!
Instrumental Music Program
Dates to Remember
Jan. 11th - Hot Lunch Orders DueJan. 14th - Character Assembly - 11 am
Jan. 18th & 19th - Vision & Hearing Clinic - Lions Club - SK and Grade 1 only
Jan. 20th - Parent Council - 6 pm
Jan. 29th - Kingston Frontenacs/Choir Sing - 7 pm - K Rock Centre