Sunday, 7 February 2016

Weekly Update - February 8 - 12

Last week we focused on groundhog activities and information. There was mixed news. One groundhog saw his shadow and one didn't. We chose to believe Balzac Billy and that spring is on its way!

This week we will concentrate on the 100th day of the school year, which falls on  Thursday the 11th. It is hard to believe that we are over half way through the school year! I have some activities planned for the week and then we will wrap up the festivities with a "Mad Hatter" parade through a few other classrooms. I hope that you and your children have been busy creating fantastic 100th day hats for this exciting event!

The next day we celebrate Valentine's day. The morning will go on as normal, but in the afternoon we will exchange valentines, watch a short video and enjoy some delicious treats supplied by the parents. Thank you to those of you who are on treat duty!

I will begin assessing reading and math skills for the next report card starting February 8th. Please help your child practice counting to 100 by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's. Also, if all the stars align, students should be reading close to level E/F by the March report card. I know that sounds high, but I am proud of the progress they are making each day.

Dates to remember

Feb 9 - School Council Shrove Tuesday lunch - free for everyone

Feb 10 - Ash Wednesday - school goes to mass
Feb 11 - 100th day - wear your 100th day hat!

Feb 12 - Valentine's Day
Feb 15 - Family Day - school closed.
Feb 16 - School closed.
Feb 17 - School closed.
Feb 18 - Teacher Convention - no school for students.
Feb 19 - Teacher Convention - no school for students.

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