Monthly Newsletter

December 2018

Dear Parents/Guardian(s):

The first three months of school seem to have truly flown by.  We have grown a great deal and have really begun to develop class community and friendships.  It was so nice to celebrate your child’s success so far this year at interview time. Thank you! 

This month we will celebrate the season of Advent and the birth of our Saviour.  We talk about the joy of Christmas with our family and ready our hearts as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.   We are super excited to be singing at The Good Shepherd Christmas Concert in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 11 and at St. Mary’s Church on Friday December 14!  All families are invited and most welcome to attend.   Please bring in a donation to Christmas Cheer with you. 

A letter went home about Christmas Cheer.  Just a reminder that canned foods, packaged foods, new books, and unwrapped toys are requested to support those in need. There is a special need for diapers, any size would be appreciated.  Canadian Tire money is also welcome.  There will be special event days to encourage contributing to Christmas Cheer:

Wednesday, December 5 -  Hat day

Friday, December 7- Pajama Day

Wednesday, December 14 - Christmas sweater day

What our Great Grade One’s are up to:

Religion:  we celebrate the season of Advent, focusing on the Holy family, and how the community came to greet Jesus

Math: continuation of addition and subtraction skills

Literacy:  we have been doing a weekly response to stories that we read and we will concentrate on how the story makes us feel and how we can write and illustrate this feeling

Science: we will continue to discuss our 5 senses and the human body and begin to discuss animals who hibernate

Social Studies: we will discuss our family traditions around Christmas

Thank you to all our families for supporting the St. Mary’s Christmas concert and our school concert.  Is there anything more joyous at Christmas than the singing of our ‘angels’.

May your family have a blessed Christmas. 

Ms. B. Moore