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

Monday, October 22, 2018

This Week

Hello Everyone!
This is just a quick reminder that I will be away for my daughter's heart surgery tomorrow and Wednesday.  Mrs. Rita Johnston will be in for me. She has been a part of our school for many years and is looking forward to spending time with my kiddos.

Halloween Snack:
Also, here is the list of students signed up to bring a snack for our Halloween Party.
Cheese and Crackers: Aidan
Fruit: Stan
Veggies and Dip: Stella
Cookies or Muffins: Evan
Meat and Pickles: Tenley
Napkins and Plates: Asher

Sunday, October 7, 2018

What is Balanced Literacy?

Balance Literacy Framework

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful long weekend with family!  Here are some updates for the upcoming week/s.

Bringing Leaves
Please have your child collect a few interesting fall leaves in a small ziplock bag and bring them to school by Thursday.  We will be using them for a fall inquiry.  Thank you!

Writing in Agendas
We are trying our best to write in our agendas.  Our printing is coming along but please don't hesitate to write a note on the parent side of the page if you are ever questioning what your child has written.  Thank you for initialling your child's agenda each night.
We are writing sight words in our agendas weekly as well.  Please continue to review these words at home for a few minutes each evening.  

Library
Please send your library book back each Tuesday so it can be exchanged for a new one on Wednesday.  Some students are asking to take out chapter books.  If your child is interested in reading chapter books with you and this is something you are ok with, please just leave a note for me in the agenda.  Thanks!

Book Fair
Our school book fair will take place in the Learning Commons (library) from October 11th-16th.  Many classes will be going in to shop together during school time, but this can be a very confusing thing for Grade One students.  Please feel free to come on in at any time and take your child to the book fair during class time if you'd like.  If you're unable to do this and would like to send money with your child, please leave a note in the agenda if there is something specific you would like your child to purchase. I'll try my best to find time to take them down to the fair myself during the school day.  

School Newsletter
Please continue to read the school newsletter and calendar each month to be sure you're caught up on school wide information.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE NEWSLETTER AND CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER

Winter Wear
Thanks so much for sending all the proper winter wear now that they chilly weather has made an appearance!  It is VERY helpful if items are labelled with your child's name, as I'm already collecting clothing that has been left in our closet and is not being claimed.  

Home Reading
Home Reading will begin October 15th.  There will be more information coming home this week via newsletter.

Absence
My daughter's heart surgery has been rescheduled for October 23rd.  I will be away October 23rd and 24th.  Rita Johnston will be in for me during that time.  The students know her well.

Halloween
- What an exciting day this will be!  Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Students can come to school dressed in their costumes that morning.  If your child has a very warm costume please be sure they have other clothes to change in to if they become uncomfortable.  
- It is often a good idea to leave costume accessories at home.  While I will leave this to your discretion, things can get lost or broken easily.
- Costume weapons such as guns, light sabres, knives, nunchucks etc. are NOT allowed at school.

Additional Important Dates
*Fall Fundraiser continues!
October 9th:    No School for Students (District Literacy Day)
October 10th:  School Respect Assembly 9:30am and School Council Meeting 7pm
October 11th:  Bus Evacuation practice
October 23rd:  Hot Lunch
October 24th:  Picture Retake Day
October 25th:  Wear Blue and Gold Day!  Assembly 12:30pm
October 31st:   Halloween



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A FEW CHANGES!

Please check the upcoming dates from a few posts down.  There have been a few changes that have been highlighted in red.  
Thanks!

My Daughter's Surgery

Hello All,
This is just a quick update to let you know that my daughter's surgery has been rescheduled for Oct. 23.  I will be away for the 23rd and 24th.  Hopefully all will go well and I will be back on the 25th.

A Few Updates

Hello Families!
Just a few updates for you for this week:
  1. I received a call from the Children’s Hospital this morning that Lucy’s surgery has been postponed due to a family emergency for the surgeon.  We are hoping it will be some time in October but I’ll keep you posted as I receive any information.  This does however mean I’ll be present for the Terry Fox Walk on Friday!
  2. Students need to dress for the weather on Friday.  PLEASE put your child in good walking shoes.  We will all be wearing yellow MMH shirts over our jackets etc.  It looks pretty amazing once you put 600 in the same shirts!  If you are a parent that has volunteered to come along, please be at our classroom by 8:45am.  We should be back at the school by about 10:15am.
  3. A few important upcoming dates:

    September 21:  Terry Fox Walk                 

    September 25:  Hot Lunch! (for those students who placed an order)

    September 27:  Morning Assembly.  Wear Blue and Gold
    October 1: Orange Shirt Day
    October 8:  Thanksgiving Day NO SCHOOL

    October 9:  Professional Learning day for staff.  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    October 18: Professional Learning afternoon for staff.  NO SCHOOL IN PM FOR STUDENTS
October 19:  Professional Learning day for staff.  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS