Monday, December 7, 2015

Just a couple of things to note for this week:

The Homemade Secret Christmas Card Exchange project is coming home in your child's backpack today. 

The deadline for gifts/donations for Project Chethan's Friends has been extended to Monday, December 14.

If you ordered MMH apparel (clothing), it will be given to your child starting Wednesday, Dec. 9.  If you noted that your order was a Xmas gift, you will be called to pick up your order at the office when it is ready.

Christmas Concert Information for Thursday (Gr. 1, Gr. 3, Gr. 5, and Mrs. VanRoon’s class):

Dropping off your child at College Drive Community Church (drop off starts at 6:00pm; doors to the sanctuary open at 6:00pm; concert starts at 6:30pm):
Please drop your students off in the Multi-level classrooms in the church. You can access this entrance to the Multi-level classrooms by following these directions: When you first enter the church through the main entrance turn immediately to the right and walk towards the washrooms. The entrance to the Multi-level classrooms will be right in front of you as you approach the washrooms. Grade 3 and Grade 5 students will need to be dropped off at the entrance to the Multi-level classrooms (the right of the washrooms). Mrs. VanRoon’s students will go to the classrooms to the left of the washrooms and find the “Fireside Room”. Grade 1 students will go to the right or left of the washrooms as we have them split in two different (but close) locations – please find your child’s Grade 1 teacher to know which room to go into.

Picking up your child after the concert:
If you have a child in class Grade 1 or 5, your child will be waiting for you on the stage in the sanctuary.
If you have a child in Grade 3 or Mrs. VanRoon’s class, your child will be waiting for you in the foyer. 

Thanks so much, if there are any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How Many Sleeps??

Hi There!  

I can't believe we are in the home stretch to Christmas!  Please take a few moments to read the school newsletter if you haven't already.  It includes very important information about the Christmas Concert and gives important dates for this month.  Thanks so much!

Click here to see the newsletter.

IMPORTANT:  If your family is NOT going to be attending the Christmas concert, please make a note in your child's agenda and return your tickets as soon as possible.  These tickets will then be redistributed to families with more than two parents who are wishing to attend.  Thanks so much!

Please see the previous blog posts for details about the charity project our class is participating in for Christmas.  Just a friendly reminder that if you plan to participate, we would love to have items ready to go by December 12.  They can be dropped off at any time.  Thanks again!

Your child is bringing home an extra special HOMEWORK project in their agenda later this week.  As a way to encourage the spirit of giving, we are having a SECRET Home Made Card Exchange!  It is a personal, inexpensive way for the children to experience the season together.  Be creative, use any materials you like!  Some ideas are: stickers, stamps, felts, paint, crayons, wrapping paper, construction, cardboard, old cards, fabric, beads, magazine pictures, glitter…  Your child is bringing home a brown envelope that the card MUST be returned in.  This makes sure everyone gets a card that is approx. the same size.  The children may decorate the envelope if they wish.  Please do NOT seal the envelope.

We have drawn names to see who makes cards for whom.  The name of the student you will be making a card for is on a small piece of paper in the envelope.  Please stress to your child that this is a SECRET until the day of our card exchange. 

Cards MUST BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL by Monday, December 14, and will be exchanged on the second last day of school. Thanks so much in advance for participating!!

PSST... If you're looking for little gifts for Christmas, many students are running low on working markers and/or pencil crayons.  Just an idea for you, I know I'm always up for a great idea!

I'm thrilled to announce that we have an intern teacher joining our classroom in January!  She is a PSIII student from the University of Lethbridge.  PSIII is the last practicum required of a student before completing their degree in education.  I am so excited for the opportunity to enhance the teaching in my classroom for your children by adding another qualified adult to the mix!  For more information about the role of a UofL student in the classroom, please CLICK HERE.

Our Christmas party will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, December 17.  If you are signed up to bring a snack you will receive an email shortly.  Thanks so much!

I can't believe to tell you how grateful I am to everyone for remembering to send warm winter clothing with your child each day.  They have a BLAST outside when they are dressed for the weather, and I'm pleased to announce that we have decreased our "get ready" time from 13minutes (phew...) to only 7minutes!