Mr. Lafrance's Class Newsletter
Monday, April 20th, 2015
A long awaited update!
I want to apologize for not having more regular updates over the last few months, things have been quite busy over here. We're having so much fun in class, that time really is flying! It is hard to believe that we are in the tail end of the school year already. Of course, as we round the corner into spring, lots of things are blooming outside, as well as inside our classroom.
This week alone, we have several things happening. I've broken it down into a few smaller chunks below. Read to the end of the newsletter as you won't want to miss out on a single detail.
Also, very important information. Hopewell Ave PS is in the top 10 for the Majesta Trees of Knowledge contest. This is an opportunity to win $20,000 towards an outdoor classroom. It is important to vote every day and spread the word! You get an entry to a draw worth $10,000 every time you vote.
vote daily here: http://www.majestatreesofknowledge.ca
Day of Pink Poster Contest
Over 400 votes were cast, and here is the winning poster by Evan!
The students work together to build a mini version of a log cabin at MacSkimming!
Gym Class Goalies
Safety first! Matching goalies in gym class.
Field Trip to Baxter Conservation Area - Wednesday, April 22
Here is a list of things for your students to bring with you (sent from Baxter)
- Rubber boots (Baxter is very wet in the spring)
- Rain gear (Just in case!)
- Water bottle (We do not have water fountains but water bottles can be filled at the sinks onsite)
- Litterless lunch (We ask all groups to pack out any garbage they bring in with them. We DO NOT sell food onsite)
- Extra change of clothes (In case it rains and clothes get wet)
Kindness Club Earth Day Presentation
Please help your child find the prop they require (can be found in the script) and coordinate their costume:
Reduce --> green shirt
Reuse --> red shirt
Recycle --> blue shirt
If your child is not in a specific group, they can wear any of the three colours listed above. Don't forget to have them practice their line and the song. It is in their homework folder.
Music Class... a note from Mme Williams
This spring our music class will be using the recorder to explore much of the music curriculum. Students who already own a recorder are asked to bring it in. If you wish to buy a recorder for your child, you can find a reasonable quality one for about $10. The Ottawa Folklore Centre stocks some, and your child will likely continue to use it up to Grade 5. The school has some soprano recorders that students can use; I will sterilize them between classes.
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, May 8th, 8-10am
Hopewell Public School, Ottawa, ON, Canada
There are so many parents who volunteer their time to help us out with reading, field trips, special activities, and so much more! We are putting together a breakfast to thank you on Friday, May 8th at 8 am. To RSVP, please complete the following form: http://tinyurl.com/thankyou2015