Mrs. McCann's Grade One

Weekly Newsletter: WEEK1

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, Sept. 5 - No School (Labour Day)

Friday, Sept. 9 - Full Day Friday

Monday, Sept. 12 - Canteen opens and lunch service begins

Thursday, Sept. 15 - Meet the Teacher Pizza Night: 6:00-7:30pm at the school

Friday, Sept. 16 - 11:30 am dismissal (remember to pack a snack)

Saturday, Sept. 17 - Terry Fox District Run

Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 21 & 22 - School Pictures

Friday, Sept. 23 - 11:30 am dismissal (remember to pack a snack)

Important Information:

  • SUPPLY LIST: There was some confusion in the supply list this year. I believe the supply list on the website is now correct. Please ensure that your child has a zippered binder, a white t-shirt and a pair of socks (this is for an activity at the end of September).

  • CANTEEN: Our canteen is now available for students to order from. The menu is listed on the front of the canteen envelope. I will be sending one envelope home with each child this coming Monday (Sept. 14). Please place the money in the sealed envelope and slip it in the front plastic pocket of your child's agenda. Orders are sent down every morning and food is delivered at lunchtime. If you would like to order on a regular basis and require more envelopes please make a note in your child's agenda and more will be sent home. Please ensure that the filled out envelope with money is placed in that front plastic agenda pocket. Orders placed elsewhere may be missed or not submitted on time.

  • HANDBOOK: I hope everyone had a chance to look through their Grade One Handbook. It was the colourful flip chart book that was sent home on the first day. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  • CLASSDOJOS: This week we have began using our classroom DOJOS to encourage important skills like working hard and participating. It can also be used as a tool to communicate with one another and to see how your child is doing at school. I'd like all families to join me and sign up for CLASSDOJO. There is a note explaining how CLASSDOJO works with this newsletter. Once you have supplied me with your email please watch for your invite via email. To learn more about CLASSDOJO go to: and
  • SCHOOL FEES: School fees are $80 and are due by the end of September if possible. Payments can be sent as cash or cheque. You can also pay via debit or credit card at the school office.

Classroom Happenings!!!

Here are a few things that we have been learning this week. These are great discussion starters with your child.

1) This week we have been working hard on practicing our classroom expectations. We use a program called "Classroom Dojo's." See if your child can recite the expectations to you.

2) By the end of grade one your child will have learned and practiced to memory over 125 high frequency sight words. These are words that occur most frequently in written language, are important to memorize, and don't always follow typical spelling rules. This week's sight words include: I & am.

3) A science concept we learn about in grade one is colour. This week we touched talked about the colours purple and yellow. See if your child can spell the colours we learned the past couple days.

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