1F Weekly News

What's been happening in the Land of Learning?

Hello Everyone,

The students had a great short week with Ms. Wait as they returned from spring holidays. I would just like to say thank you for your patience and understanding as your children transitioned between teachers and I adjusted to my new role as mother. Our little family is grateful.

It is wonderful to be getting back in the classroom, and I am happy to share a few pictures taken by Ms. Wait during class time last week. This week we will focus on readjusting routines and getting back into a groove as a class. We are entering the 'home stretch' now and well on our way to 2nd grade. Student led conferences will be held on April 27th - 28th. This is a time for students to reflect on all they have learned and to share it with you. More information will be coming from Krista Wilson soon. Save the dates!

Signing-Out Students Early

Parents who would like to sign out their child early are asked to sign their child out at the office as well as get a gate pass first. The parent is then asked to present the pass to the teacher which allows the student to then be excused early from class. Students who leave early during a school day must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has received a gate pass from the ES office. No student is permitted to leave school grounds before 2:55 p.m. unless they have a pass in hand. The school nurse may also issue a gate pass to the parent and will inform the ES Office that the student has been sent home for the day.

Math Resources

Our Math Coordinator, Carol Little, has been working to develop a site to house parent resources for math. In particular, it has the videos, parent packet, and parent packet answers for the parent sessions she has been hosting. She also has posted parent strategy letters for the individual units and a packet of Common Core aligned fluency games.

This is a new site and definitely is a work in progress. Mrs. Little started the site in January and is working forward with the units as we complete them. Therefore, materials from Units 1 and 2 may not be available until later this year. In addition, videos can be a little tricky to upload and may or may not always work! Here is the link to that site.

Corbin says Hello! (and thank you for all of your support!)
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Pictures from the Week

Poetry Month

April is the Poetry Month. If you would be great for you to share one of your favourite poems with your child. If you or your child speak another language, why not sure a (simple) poem in that language?

Following is the poem the children created together on an everyday object: the sharpener.

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Library Used Book Sale

Once again it is time for our library annual used book sale. Beginning April 10th, we will accept any gently used books (clean, no pages missing) for this annual sale. The sale will be April 26, 27, and 28, including the Student-led Conferences. For every donation of three books, you will receive a coupon for one free used book.

Sneak Peak At The Week Ahead

Coming Up

April- Poetry Month

April 21- Arabic Concert, 7:30 pm

April 26-28- Used Book Sale

April 27-28- Student-Led Conferences- Portfolio Day

May 1-17- PK-12 Art Show

May 3- PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch

May 8- 1st Grade Writer’s Café

May 12- 5th Grade Play

May 17- KG Music Concert

May 19- Volunteer Breakfast

May 22- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development

May 24- Full-day of school, 3 pm dismissal

May 26- Assistant Appreciation Lunch

June 5- Step-Up Day

June 7- Full-day of school, 3 pm dismissal

June 9- Last Day Assembly

June 9- Last Day of School, Report Cards go home

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