Happy World Down Syndrome Day
We are lucky enough to be piloting an exciting Math online program. Your child may have told you about it. The exciting part is that this program can be accessed at home. Please read the following letter. I will have students write usernames and passwords in their planners. Please keep in mind that with any new program there will be glitches. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We will be having our Kids on the Block safety presentation on Tuesday. Please return permission forms tomorrow if you haven’t done so already. If you have any questions, regarding this presentation do not hesitate to email or call the school.
We learned that some shapes are stronger than others. We learned that structures are stable if they carry a load. Structures need a strong framework. Structures can be man made or can be found in nature. You often see the geogemtric shapes of squares, triangles and arches because they are strong shapes. Struts and ties are used in building and they are triangles.
I am participating in a pilot project around student involvement in the report card process. Reporting would involve the student much more actively and would involve several meetings will me, along with your child, to discuss progress. Much more responsibility for this process will rest in the student’s hands. If you are interested in participating in this project, please complete the survey below before January 24th.
Please click on “Reporting Project Survey” below and it will take you to a Google Form page where you can type in your name and phone number. Thanks so much! Thank you to parents who advised me that the link didn’t work. I appreciate it very much!
Storytelling is an opportunity to present a favourite story to our class. I would like to give this opportunity to students as an optional activity. It will be completed entirely at home. Students can write their own story or select a familiar text to retell. It is important that stories are not told as written but are retold in the student’s own words. It is expected that the retelling will be from 3 to 5 minutes in length. Students will present their stories within our classroom Feb.1, 2 and 6th. Students may have the opportunity to move on to a competition in the gym which will take place on Thursday, February 9th, if they wish. Winners from that competition will move on to participate at the Royal Canadian Legion at another date.
Please complete the following survey OR the note being sent home tomorrow. Please complete by January 17th.
First, I want to thank you for all of your support this term and I wish you all a wonderful, happy holiday!
Tuesday, December 20 is the Christmas Concert. There are two options for attending. There is one showing in the afternoon at 11:45 and also another at 7:00 p.m. If possible, have students to our classroom by 6:45 for the evening performance so we can get ourselves organized.
Wednesday, December 21
P.J. and Stuffed Animal Day
Students have worked very hard this term and have earned a number of points for Secret Student. As a reward, students selected to have a “P.J and Stuffy Day”. If students and parents wish, students are welcome to wear PJ’s on Wednesday to celebrate a job well done. I have suggested that stuffed animals shouldn’t be much bigger than a shoe box!
Thursday, December 22
Thank you to all the volunteers who are helping us on Thursday. We will walk down to the area at approx. 9:20-9:30. Students are required to wear a helmet and I insist that students have mitts on and are required to wear their coats on the ice. A gentle reminder is given to those who still need to return permission forms. Please do so as soon as you can.
Friday, December 23
As a celebration of our upcoming holiday and also for all of our hard work this term, we are going to have a small celebration. We will watch a Christmas movie and share a few snacks (chips and juice) on Friday. I will provide the snacks for the class.
Once again, thank you for a wonderful start to our school year. I wish you all the very best. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.
Thank you to everyone for your donations thus far!
Here is a reminder from The School Council.
The Clinton Public School Council is requesting parental assistance for a fundraiser we would like to do for Christmas time. Each classroom has a “theme” for their classroom “theme basket”. We are asking parents to donate an item for their child’s classroom “theme basket”. It does not need to cost much because we hope most families will participate. If one or more families would like to go together to donate a larger item, that would be great. The School Council will be providing the baskets for the classrooms to fill. We would like all items donated by December 12, 2016 please. We will be sending home tickets to sell before the school Christmas Concert. Cost for tickets will be $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. The draws will be made at the Christmas Concert on December 20, 2016.
The theme for our room is Arts and Crafts!
Thank you for your generosity!