Friday, January 31, 2014

It's February!!

Hi There!

Well we have lots of exciting things coming our way in February!  Here’s a few points to get us started, and watch your child’s agenda for more info!

Most importantly, SPELLING is beginning Monday!  Your child will be coming home with a spelling scribbler that will have all the needed information inside.  Here is the letter you will see inside the agenda:

February 3, 2014

Here is your brand new Spelling Program!  This scribbler will travel home every Monday and stay with you for the week, then return to school each Friday.  We will glue in the new spelling lists every Monday and your child will highlight the words that they are expected to practise each night.  Some recommended activities for February are included on the pink sheet that has been glued in this book.  At least three nights per week, please choose one of the listed activities to complete.  (However, if you come up with other fun ideas please feel free to try those too!)

Each spelling night, please record the date and activity that you chose to do.  If the chosen activity requires a pencil and paper, please feel free to use the scribbler; that’s what it is for!  Other activities will not require work in the scribbler.    

Every new list will include 10 words.  I recommend that some children do only the first 4 words on the list (Level 1), others will want to do 8 (Level 2), some will want to do all 10 (challenge words).  Remember, we want all kids to have fun and be successful with these words.  The words that your child is working on will be highlighted on the list.  If your child is asking to do more words, please feel free to bump up a level and by the same token, if they are feeling overwhelmed, allow them to take a step back to perhaps only 4 words rather than 8.  We want students to find the place where they are thriving and learning, while also being rewarded with success!  Spelling “check-ins/quizzes” will be on Fridays.  Happy Spelling!

If you have any questions about the spelling program please don’t hesitate to let me know ASAP.  It’s going to be so fun!

Thanks so much for all the newspapers for our Science in Schools day!  It was a MAJOR hit!!

I will be sending a list home of names for Valentine’s if this is something you are interested in being a part of.  I’d like to wait until early next week as we are getting a new student and I’m not sure of the spelling of her name just yet. 



Cheese and Crackers: Mikey Bujarski


Fruit Tray: Reese Scales


Veggie Tray: ______________ (send me an email if you’d be willing to fill this spot please!)


Cookies or Cupcakes: Macgregor Steele


Juice and Napkins: Logan Gurney


Here are some upcoming dates you should be aware of.

Tuesday, February 4

·         After School Skating at Nicholas Sheran Arena (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

·         Lethbridge School District Town Hall Meeting 6:30 at Victoria Park High School


Wednesday, February 5

·         Winter Walk (following the p.m. recess) Please be sure your child has proper clothing to be outside for about an hour!


Friday, February 7

·         Staff Learning Day NO SCHOOL

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