Fairfield ES Weekly Newsletter
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Indigenous Remembrance Day initiatives highlight the involvement of Indigenous soldiers in various conflicts and peacekeeping missions. Many Indigenous individuals have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, including in significant numbers during both World Wars.
These initiatives seek to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, fostering a sense of unity and recognition of the shared history of military service. Efforts are made to include Indigenous perspectives and rituals in Remembrance Day ceremonies, acknowledging the unique contributions and experiences of Indigenous veterans. It's an ongoing process of honoring the diverse stories and contributions of all who have served in the defense of Canada.
Lucy and Lydia beautifully led our assembly.
Our Amazing Volleyball Team!
Goal setting continues at Fairfield!
Julia's goal was to master all of the sounds on the Phonics Diagnostic Screener. Before setting this goal, Julia knew around half of them. As of today, she knows all of them but one!
We are so proud of your hard work, Julia! Julia reported that, "I can read my work a lot better now in class!" Her teacher said her fluency has also gone up by 20 words!
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Patel for sharing with Ms. Dafnas' & Ms. McIlroy's class!
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a Hindu festival celebrated with much enthusiasm and joy. It's often called the "Festival of Lights" because it involves the lighting of lamps and candles to symbolize the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. The festival usually lasts for five days and includes various rituals, decorations, feasts, and the exchange of gifts. People also burst fireworks and create intricate rangoli (decorative art) during Diwali. It's a time for families to come together, celebrate, and share the festive spirit.
Mr. and Mrs. Patel and Veer
Wednesday, November 29th is Family Pizza Night! YUM!
Proceeds of our Pizza Night Fundraiser will go towards new STEM tables in the FLEX room
Come Support our School at the Winter Market!
Proceeds from the Winter Market will go towards new outdoor basketball courts
Calendar of Events
November - Indigenous Education Month
Thursday, November 9- Remembrance Day Assembly
Friday, November 10 - PA Day
Wednesday, November 15 - Grade 7 Immunizations
Wednesday, November 15 - Wreath and Planter Fundraiser Pick Up 3:15 - 5:30
Thursday, November 16 - Swim to Survive - Grade 3s
Friday, November 17 - Report Cards go home
Wednesday, November 22 - Photo Retake Day
Thursday, November 23 - Swim to Survive - Grade 3s
Thursday, November 23 - Class Egg Drop Let's Talk Science - Ms. Check
Saturday, November 25 - Fairfield Craft Sale
Monday, November 27 - Kindergarten, Grade 1, 1/2 and 2
Thursday, November 30 - Swim to Survive - Grade 3s
Friday December 1 - Pennell Library Day
Thursday, December 7 - Dafnas/McIlroy Library 9:30, Check/McKinnon Library 11:30
Wednesday, December 13 - Parent Council Meeting - 6:00
December 18-22 Bus Safety Training Week
Winter Break - Monday, December 25 - Friday, January 5th
Friday, January 12 - Pennell Library Day
Wednesday, January 17 - School Council Meeting - 6:00
Friday, February 2 - PA Day
Friday, February 9 - Pennell Library Day
Friday, February 16 - Report Cards go home
Monday, February 19 - Family Day Holiday
Wednesday, February 21 - School Council - 6:00
Friday, March 8 - Pennell Library DayBreak
Monday, March 11-15
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday Holiday
Monday April 1 - Easter Monday Holiday
Wednesday, April 10 - School Council - 6:00
Friday, April 12 - PA Day
Friday, April 5 - Pennell Library Day
Wednesday, May 15 - School Council - 6:00
May 20 - May Long Weekend Holiday
Friday, May 31 - PA Day
Friday, June 7 - Pennell Library Day
Wednesday, June 26 - Report Cards go home
Friday, June 28 - PA Day