THE GUTHRIE GAZETTE

FEBRUARY NEWS

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

Did you know that each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac? The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) and each house has a time-length of one year. This year is the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. Please be sure to look for the stunning dragon hanging from the ceiling outside of the first grade classroom. Thank you to all of Mrs. Karnuta's art classes who created this one-of-a-kind display!

All students are invited to wear traditional Chinese attire on both Friday, February 5th and Monday, February 8th.

If students do not have traditional attire to wear these 2 days, they are welcome to wear something RED. ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, LUNCH WILL BE A TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEAL. WE CAN'T WAIT!

HAPPY 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH!

It is the custom of many schools to celebrate being in attendance 100 days. If you are wondering why some of the Guthrie classrooms are brimming with children wearing hats with the number 100 perched on top or T-shirts with 100 stickers, it is our way of saying, HAPPY 100TH DAY!

VALENTINE'S DAY PARTIES - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH: NON-UNIFORM DAY!

Valentine's Day parties will be held on Thursday, February 11th. All students are invited to dress up for the occasion. Please get with your student's homeroom teacher about party times and events.

PREK - 5TH Graders will have a NON-UNIFORM DAY on February 11th!

MID-WINTER BREAK - FEB. 12TH - 15TH

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR MID-WINTER BREAK on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th.

NOTE:

EXTEND will be in session on Friday, February 12th. Look for a sign-up sheet soon.

EXTEND WILL NOT BE IN SESSION ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH.

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

ENCORE! ENCORE!


If you haven't already heard, this month the 1st and 3rd graders will be presenting their fabulous plays for family and friends. Students are having so much fun working on memorizing their lines and getting costumes in order! We invite you to join us in celebrating our talented performers!

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for your student's performance!

FIRST GRADE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH (1:00 PM) Stone Soup: A Rock Opera

THIRD GRADE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH (1:00 PM) The Nightingale

CALENDAR

FEBRUARY

2 - Groundhog Day

5 - Chinese New Year Celebration

8 - Chinese New Year

9 - Mardi Gras

10 - 100th Day

11 - Valentine's Day Parties

12 - No School - Extend Only

15 - No School - No Extend

19 - First Grade Play (1:00 PM)

26 - Third Grade Play (1;00 PM)


MARCH

15 - Deadline For Re-Enrollment

17 - St. Patrick's Day

(21 - 25) Spring Break

(21 - 24) No School - Extend Only

25 - Good Friday: No School - No Extend

28th - No School - Extend Only