As part of our Entrepreneurial Adventure Program, the kinder students will be raising money for the Ottawa Humane Society. On Friday, Feb. 1st, we are asking all students to participate in our Animal Spirit Day with a $2 donation. Students can bring in an animal stuffy, dress up as an animal, bring in a photo of their pet or favourite animal.
Thursdays will be our class sledding day. Please remember to send in your child's helmet on Thursdays each week if you have selected that your child must wear a helmet to sled.
Our Year 2 students (SK) have begun our at home reading program. Thank you to all the parents for helping to support this wonderful reading program! The students are very excited to practise reading with you at home. Please make sure to return your child's reading folder and book on Friday each week. A new book will go home on Mondays.
Our school Christmas Concert/Play will be on Friday, December 14, 2018. There will be 2 performances on this day at 10:30 am and 2:15 pm. The Kindergarten students will be opening the show singing, "Hush There's A Baby". Your child is asked to wear Christmas attire on this day for our performance.
ADVENT PROJECT- Christmas Hampers/Angel Tree- We, at St. James school have chosen to support families in a less privileged school in our School Board. We are supporting these families through the gift of food hampers compiled by each class in the school. Cash donations will also be appreciated. All monies raised will be used to buy food vouchers. Thank you in advance for your kindness and support.
With the cold weather moving in, please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather. We are outdoors for 45 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at lunch. Please send in extra socks and a spare set of clothing for your child if they do not have any in the classroom.
Just a reminder that Kindergarten Progress Reports will go home on Thursday, November 15.
Halloween is fast approaching! It is an exciting event, but we ask for your cooperation with the following:
Please note that we are unable to distribute food treats of any kind due to Board Allergy and Health Policies. Should you wish to send something in with your child (optional and most do not), it must be a non-food item.
Costumes are permitted and we will parade through the school on Wednesday, October 31st, to show them to the older classes. However, any accessories should be left at home (ie, princess wands or swords - no weapons). Please do not send your child in face make-up as it gets everywhere as they play. Please have your child wearing play clothes underneath their costumes (or in their bags) as they may wish to remove their costumes after our parade.
The Kinder Team
School Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Students are asked not to wear green on this day.
St. James will be starting a new initiative next week called Trashless Tuesdays. This means students are asked to reduce the amount of garbage left over from their lunches by having litterless lunches. Students are encouraged to use reusable containers on this day each week to make sure they have no garbage.