September Scholastic Book Orders are due on Friday, September 28, 2018. Please make all cheques payable to Scholastic Canada Ltd. or use parent pay online to use credit cards. No cash please!
On Friday, September 14, 2018 the Kindergarten classes will be celebrating International Dot Day! Students are asked to dress up wearing dots on this day. Thank you for your support! We will be reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds, singing a DOT song, and creating our own dot art work.
Welcome to Kindergarten! Bienvenue a la maternelle!
We're very excited for a great year of full-day learning and inquiry! September will be busy with routines and getting into the swing of things so, in keeping with that, here are some housekeeping items for the start of the year:
Mme S. Wilson - French Teacher
Mrs. A. Landry - English Teacher
Mrs. D. Blair - RECE
We will be using this website to communicate information to you throughout the school year. We will also have a twitter account where more specific learning inquiries, events, photos, news or creations will be posted. Please follow our class on twitter at @StjamesK3s
Below is a list of important information and requests:
The Kindergarten Team
On Tuesday, February 13th, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day as the following day is Ash Wednesday, We will have a traditional Valentine's Day Card Exchange where students are welcome to bring in Valentine's Day cards for their classmates. The cards can be homemade or store-bought. We ask that you help us to make this a successful event by doing the following:
-Have your child only print their own name on the Valentine's Day card in the from section without classmates' names,so that distribution is quick, easy and random. So sender names only (no recipient names) please. Or you may wish to write "To My Friend", From/Love _________.
- Please be sure to send in enough cards for everyone in the class to receive one to avid hurt feelings. There are 28 students in our class.
-Students are welcome to wear red/pink/white clothing on this day.
Thanks for your support!
Monday, February 12th is our Kindergarten Winter Play Day. We will spend the morning outside enjoying activities such as sledding, snowmen-building, snow-painting, treasure hunts, and other fun activities. All are welcome to come and volunteer for this morning (Please feel free to come at 9:15 a.m. to help set-up activities.). We will begin our fun outside at approximately 9:30 a.m. and be outside until around 11:30 am. (weather depending). Please send your child dressed warmly on this day. If your child has indicated they need a helmet to wear for sledding then please send one in on this day.
Please send in an extra pair of socks (or even a few pairs!) for your child to keep at school in case of wet feet! Our hallways can get quite wet with our boots and little feet may step in a puddle on the way into our classroom.
We have discussed at length in class what all the fuss is about on December 25th. Santa is coming and that's a fact! But we are celebrating someone's birthday and we don't want to forget that either. Let's think about what baby Jesus would want as his birthday gift this year. The children of K3 think that love and kindness spread throughout the year would be the best gift of all.
We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year - see you in 2018 !
Ms. Landry, Mme Donovan and Mrs. Blair
P.S. Have a well deserved vacation break (the first day back after the holidays is Monday, January 8th, 2018).
Our principal of the day, Cooper has declared Friday, December 22, 2017 PJ and Stuffy Day. Your child is invited to wear their PJ's to school and bring in a stuffed animal on this day.
Thursday, December 21st is the grade 6 bake sale. Please help support the grade 6 Social Justice initiative!
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.