Tuesday, October 22, 2019

It's the End of October!

Happy Almost Halloween!  Here are a few updates for the upcoming weeks.  As always, please feel free to ask any question at any time!

1.  Sight Words:  Thank you for practicing your child's sight words with them regularly.  After last weeks review, I am now doing a "check-in" with all students to see which words are still challenging them as we move ahead.  This check-in will be coming home to you next week.  If you are feeling as though your child could benefit from practicing more challenging words or needs more practice with the words already introduced, please come and see me and we can discuss how to move forward to ensure your child feels both challenged and successful!

2.  Home Reading:  We are in the process of setting up a new on-line home reading program this year.  It is taking a bit of time to work out the kinks.  EPIC is a great program so look forward to information and your child's login coming home soon.  If at any time you would like "at level" reading books for your child to borrow from my classroom, I would be more than happy to send some home.  Just drop me a note or come and see me and we can work that out.  Beginning November 1 students in Grade 1 should be reading at their level for approximately 10 minutes each weeknight to supplement their at school reading.  Thanks so much!

3.  Halloween:  Dress up day is October 31st.  Students are encouraged to arrive in their costumes.  There will be a school wide parade at 10:45am and an assembly at 11:45am.  The remainder of the day will consist of Halloween centers and a party snack.  Many families have signed up to bring an item for snack, so please look for a Dojo message coming soon as a reminder.  (Because of the party snack your child may not need as much for lunch as usual).
Please do NOT send weapons of any kind to go along with your child's costume.  Finally, if it is a very warm costume, please consider sending other clothes in the case that your child feels too toasty during the school day.  

4.  Welcome to our new friend!  We have a new student and are having a wonderful time getting to know him.  We are so thankful to have such a kind and happy student join our class!

5.  REMINDER:  There is no school this Thursday afternoon or Friday as teachers will be participating in professional development learning.  

6.  October 28 is the order deadline for Booster Juice Day.  If you would like to order your child a Booster Juice treat please do so on School Cash Online.  Another upcoming order deadline is November 4 for Mary Brown's Chicken.

7.  Picture Retake Day is October 29th.  Please be sure to make a note in your child's agenda or send me a Dojo message if you would like your child to have a retake.  

8.  Thank you again for sending your child with weather appropriate clothing each day.  It makes recesses SO much more fun!




Friday, August 30, 2019

Welcome!

I can't begin to express my excitement at the idea of meeting my brand new crew of littles this Tuesday!  This is a poem I love to share at the beginning of each new school year.  Parents, if you have any questions or concerns leading up to your child's first day, please don't hesitate to contact me via email which can be found on our school website.  See you Tuesday!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Spring Break Update

Wow, it's hard to believe that Spring Break is upon us!  Here are a few updates for the next month.  As always, please message me with any questions.

April 16
- Hot Lunch Day
- Provincial Election
Mike Mountain Horse is a polling station for the election.  Please   be aware there will be more traffic than usual.

April 18
- MMH Parent Council Dance-a-Thon 
The theme is NEON!  If you have any neon or glow necklaces etc., please wear them as the gym will be lit up with black light.  The Grade 1s will be dancing from 9-9:30am.  Parents and siblings are welcome during this time!
-Classroom Easter Party
The following people are signed up to bring snacks for our party on Thursday afternoon.
Cheese and Crackers: Koh
Fruit: Raegan
Veggies and Dip: Aidan
Cookies or Muffins: Hayden
Meat and Pickles: ________________ (let me know if you'd like this spot!)
Napkins and Plates: Julia

*Please still send a SMALL lunch with your child on this day as we won't be having snack until about 1:30pm.  Thanks!

April 19-28 
- Spring Break
No School for Students

May 1 
- Katherine Applegate Live Stream 12:30pm in the MMH Gym!

May 2
- Booster Juice Day (see School Cash Online to order)
- Assembly 10:20am

May 14
- Hot Lunch

May 17
- Dress Backwards Day

May 20 
- Victoria Day NO SCHOOL

May 21
- Professional Learning Day NO SCHOOL

May 23
- Assembly 12:30pm

May 28
- Galt Museum 10:30-12:20pm
I will need two to three volunteers for this field trip.  Please let me know if you'd like to come along!

* IMPORTANT
There are three field trips in June that I will require volunteer helpers for.  Please let me know if you are able to come along!
June 5th - Fort Whoop Up 10:30-12:20pm
June 10th - Helen Schuler 9-11am
June 11th - Arts Alive and Well at the Art Gallery 10-11am

I think that's all for now!  Thanks so much!






Sunday, March 10, 2019

March Update

Hello Everyone!  The rest of March is going to be VERY busy and exciting!  Here is an update as well as a few volunteer opportunities!  Our parent council was able to provide classrooms with extra funds for bussing.  As a result we were able to secure a few extra field trips to supplement classroom curriculum.  We are very grateful!

Please be sure you've read through the School Newsletter.  The link can be found HERE.

March 14th
Report Cards and Celebration of Learning  
Interviews look a bit different in March than they do in November. We will be having a school wide "Come and Go" Celebration of Learning this Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30pm, in which your child will be able to show off some of the things we've been up to. (details in the school newsletter)  Come when it works for you and plan on spending about 20minutes in the classroom.  Everyone will be receiving a letter in their child's agenda tomorrow letting you know if I do, or do not require you to also book a private interview with me.  However, if you get the letter stating I do not need an interview, you are still welcome to book one if you'd like.  
Report cards will come home in your child's backpack on Tuesday.

March 15th Professional Learning Day 
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

March 18th Pajama Day
Students may bring along ONE stuffy that fits in their backpack if they'd like to do so.  
We will also have a storyteller visit our classroom from the Lethbridge Public Library on this day!

March 19th  Hot Lunch

March 20th  Galt Museum Fieldtrip
We are making our way back to the Galt for another fabulous program!  This time we will be learning about the great citizens that have made Lethbridge what it is today.  I do need 3 volunteers for this trip so please let me know if you are able to come along.  We will be leaving the school by bus at 10:30am and will be back at MMH by 12:20pm.  Thanks so much for helping to support us in our adventures!

March 21  Family Fitness Evening

March 25th  One District One Book Launch
Assembly from 12:30pm-1:30pm.  This is going to be VERY exciting!  Families are welcome to attend if they can!  There is very important information in our school newsletter regarding this project so again, please don't forget to take a look.  

March 28th  Fieldtrip to Greenhaven Garden Center
We are beginning to learn about plants!  I do need at least 4 volunteers for this trip so please let me know if you are able to come along.  We will be leaving the school by bus at 9:10am and once we arrive at Greenhaven the trip should take approximately an hour.  Thanks so much for helping to support us in our adventures!

There will also be a spirit assembly that afternoon.  Parent council will be launching their Dance-a-Thon fundrasier at this time.  

April 1st Professional Learning Day 
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS





Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mid February Update

Hello Everyone, Here are a few notes for the week ahead!  Once again, if you have any questions please feel free to message me anytime.  

Monday is the deadline to order the next hot lunch.

Valentine's Day
Everyone should have received a class list last week to use for labelling Valentine's if you choose to participate.  We will be making our holders tomorrow so feel free to send in your valentines any time this week.  
We will be having a bit of a celebration of friendship on Thursday afternoon, enjoying snack and opening our holders.  If you signed up for snack you will be receiving a note in your child's agenda tomorrow.

Crazy Hair Day
Thursday is CRAZY HAIR DAY!  Feel free to wear a crazy "DO" if you choose!  There will also be a Spirit Assembly at 12:30pm.  

Volunteers Needed
This Friday is our 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!  We will celebrate all morning in the gym along with the Grade Twos.  The entire gym will be set up with stations involving the #100.  I could really use a volunteer to two to assist in running the two stations that I am in charge of.  They are very simple, your job will be giving simple instructions and tidying as the day goes on.  Volunteers are needed from 8:45am-9:45am and again from 10:30-11:30am.  If you are able to help out, for one or both of these times please let me know.  (siblings are welcome if you are coming to volunteer)  

There is no school during the week of Feb 18th.  We will see you back again on February 25th!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

January Update

Happy 2019!

I hope everyone had a restful break full of family and fun.  There are just a few things to update you on as we begin the new year.

Absence
I will be away tomorrow and possibly Tuesday of this week.  My daughter has her follow up appointment for the heart surgery she had and because she needs to wear a holter monitor for 24hrs., I may need to stay overnight.  Rita Johnston will be in for me, the children know her very well.  New sight words for the week will be given out on Wednesday.  Thanks!

Field Trip!
We are going to the Galt Museum!  I will need a few parent volunteers to come along.  Volunteers can ride the bus or meet us at the museum.  The tour is from 10:50am-12:05pm on January 24.  We will be leaving the school at 10:30am.  Please let me know if you are able to come along!  Because the trip goes over our lunch time, we will be having a big snack before leaving and students will be given time to eat the rest of their lunch when we return.  

Important Dates
Here are some dates to note for the month:

January 8, 15:  After School Skating at ATB
January 9: School Council Meeting
January 18: Dress as your favourite book character
January 22: Pizza Day Hot Lunch
January 24: Spirit Assembly 10:20am (our class will miss this one) and Galt Field Trip at 10:30am

Here is the link to the January School Newsletter!
CLICK HERE

Have a Great Week!



Monday, November 5, 2018

November Updates

Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place at MMH in November. Grade 1 to 5 interviews are scheduled for November 22. Instructions on how to book your interview can be found in our school newsletter which can be viewed by clicking below.  

Click HERE to view the school newsletter.


BBRRRR!

Just a reminder that the weather is cooling off and we go outside at least three times per day.  Sending your child with labelled mitts and hats keeps us cozy and having fun!  Thanks!

Home Reading

Thank you for continuing to read with your child each evening.  If RAZ Kids is not working for you, (some families are not logging in regularly), please come and see me or send me a note and we can arrange paper books for your child.  Thank you for continuing to record the title your child read each evening in the agenda.  It helps very much with my records.  
Grade level for this time of year is reading a level B independently.  While children definitely progress at different rates, it gives you an idea of expectations.  If you feel your child's level needs to be changed at any time please let me know.  I may also change your child's level from time to time after assessments etc.  
Thank you so much for continuing to support your child at home.

Sight Words
Thank you for continuing to practice our 5 weekly sight words.  This helps us with our reading SO much!

Halloween Thanks!
Thank you SO much to all the parents and families that sent in treats for our Halloween party!  We had a wonderful morning, parade and afternoon snack.  

UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW ABOUT

Nov 9 - Remembrance Day Assembly  NOTE: Please take some time to talk to your child about the importance of this assembly.  Good behaviour is a must, showing respect, no clapping etc.  
Nov 12 - Stat Holiday No School
Nov 13 - Professional Learning Day No School
Nov 15 - Rock Your Mocs Day (Wear your moccasins if you have some!)
Nov 20 - Report Cards Go Home, Hot Lunch Day
Nov 21 - Spirit Day - Dress as your favourite animal, Earth Rangers Assembly 2:10
Nov 22 - No School, Parent / Teacher Interviews
Nov 23 - No School, Professional Learning Day
Nov 29 - Spirit Assembly 10:20
Dec 6 - MMH Christmas Gala
Dec 11 -  Hot Lunch Day
Dec 20 - Red & Green Day, Spirit Assembly 12:45
Dec 21 - Grade One PJ & Stuffy Day
Dec 22 - Jan 6 - Christmas Break