Just a reminder that the Kinder Christmas Craft morning is on Monday, December 18th. The students will be singing a few Christmas songs on this day too. We hope that you are able to join us for this festive celebration.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is Christmas Spirit Day at St. James. Dress from head to toe in Christmas attire. Please bring in a donation for our Christmas Hampers/Angel Tree.
ADVENT PROJECT- Christmas Hampers/Angel Tree- On Wednesday December 13th, we will be having a Christmas Spirit Day. 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. Students are encouraged to wear their Christmas spirit from head to toe on Dec 13th and bring in a donation to support our Advent initiative. Thank you in advance for your kindness and support.
This week we are highlighting Kindness at St. James. To help us celebrate please wear red/pink on Monday, Nov. 20th. Also, on Thursday, November 23rd the entire school is being asked to dress in their favourite colour from top to bottom! (i.e. If your child's favourite colour is yellow then they should wear all yellow clothing on this day.)
November 13th is photo re-take day at St. James. Please write a note in your child`s communication book if you want them to have photo re-takes.
With the cold weather moving in, please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather. We are outdoors for 45 minutes-1 hour 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.
Tuesday, November 7th is Hat Day at St. James. Students are invited to wear a hat in class all day with the donation of $2 for United Way.
Just a reminder that Kindergarten Progress Reports will go home on November 17. We look forward to seeing you at Parent-Teacher Interviews on November 8th. (Please note that Kindergarten teachers are meeting with the students of their HOMEROOM class only.
Halloween is fast approaching! It is an exciting event, but we ask for your cooperation with the following:
Costumes are permitted for Kindergarten students as we will parade through the school to show them to the older classes. However, any accessories should be left at home(i.e. 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.
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. There are 28 students in our class.
Grades 1-6 will wear black and orange.
Please do not send in Halloween candy for snack or lunch desserts. We are teaching students about healthy eating and would prefer that you keep any candy at home for a treat after school.
Your children will be introduced to the letters and sounds of the alphabet using the Jolly Phonics Program. For each sound there is an action which helps the children remember the sound the letter makes. The letters are not introduced in alphabetical order. They have been carefully selected to help the learning process.
I have sent home a sheet with the first group of letters and sounds we have learned for you to practise at home with your child. As we finish learning about a group of letters/sounds/actions I will send home the group sheet for you to practise at home with your child. At home have your child say the letter name and sound using the action picture. Ask your child to make the letter in the air or find it in a book during nightly reading with you.
For those students who already know letters and sounds you can extend the activity to reading and spelling the word for the action picture or writing a story about the picture.
Thank you for your at home support!