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December 2017

Dear Parents,

The first three months of school seem to have flown by.  We have grown a great deal and have really begun to develop some class community and friendships.  

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 will be singing at our school Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 12th in the afternoon at 1:30 and in the evening at 6:30 p.m. All families are invited and most welcome to attend. When bringing your child for the evening performance, we request that you please have them at the school for 6:15.

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:

Tuesday,   December 5 -  red and green day

Friday, December 8 -  Christmas sweater day

Wednesday, December 13 - Hat day

We will also welcome any donations for Christmas Cheer the afternoon or evening of our Christmas concert.  As always we thank you for your kindness and generosity at this beautiful season in honour of the birth of our Saviour.

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.  Is there anything more joyous at Christmas than the singing of our ‘angels’.

May your family have a blessed Christmas. 

Mrs. M-H Bekking

Ms. B. Moore