Monthly Newsletter

October 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian(s):

It was so nice to meet most of you at the Open House.  I look forward to continuing to celebrate your child’s success throughout the year.  

We are having a great start to SK/Grade One.  The students are adjusting quite nicely to the routines of a new school year.  Here is some information about our class and a few reminders.  

Currently, our gym days are Mondays and Thursdays.  Our library day is Wednesday morning.  I will inform you if anything changes.  French is taught by Madame Bigras on Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays and The Arts is taught by Mr. French on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays. 

Our Home Reading Program will begin shortly after Thanksgiving.  For the grade one friends our Spelling Program will begin shortly after that as well.  Please continue to enjoy the weekly Word Lists by making sentences and adding new words of your own. 

Senior Parents: I have decided to use a communication book for the senior friends.  This is ONLY for the purpose of writing notes about a change in schedule or anything that needs to be communicated about the school day. I will not be writing daily about your child’s day. An important tool for your child’s development is to have them talk about their learning throughout the day at home. 

 A reminder that your child needs school appropriate footwear that he/she can independently manage and use for all activities. 

The following is a list of subject areas and details about what we will be focussing on for the month of October.  

Religion/Family Life: Praying (on-going), We Belong to God, Created and Loved by God. 

Language: Poems of the week, a variety of reading methods, Reading Response, Journal writing, Phonics, group discussions, and Show and Share.

Math: Weather Graph, Calendar (daily), Finishing Patterning and begin our unit in Number Relationships. Towards the end of of October we will then begin a unit in Time, Temperature and Money

Science: What is Science? Daily and Seasonal Changes

Social Studies: Our Families, Thanksgiving and Community

Visual Arts: Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en

 

Our Senior friends are working on practising to print letters, learning sounds and letters of the alphabet through the Jolly Phonics program, exploring number relationships and shapes and enjoying some fun crafts for Thanksgiving, Fall and Hallowe’en.

As always, should you have any questions and/or concerns please call me at the school, 705-728-2302 or write me a note and place it in your child’s agenda and/or mailbag.  It is a convenient way to communicate between home and school.  Your child uses the agenda to record events and/or homework.  

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving! 

Yours in Catholic Education,

Ms. Moore