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Friday, September 22 Weekly Update

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Friday, September 22 Weekly Update
by Jeni-Lynn Blackie - Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:31 PM

Hello everyone,

You should be very proud of your child as they ran very hard for the Terry Fox Run today. We had a discussion about who he was and why we run. Thank you for all the donations. Your child received a tattoo of Terry Fox which is either in their folder or bag.

School Supplies

Please send in your child's school supplies if you have not done so. We will be starting our Journal writing next week. Please send the folder everyday as your child may have artwork they wish to bring home or notes.

Kindergarten News

Please read through the news of the week with your child. We have been counting how many a's and s's we have seen in words. This is a great way for your child to start recognizing the letters, sounds and count.


Just a reminder our sharing topic is an object that begins with an a, s or t. Please write the clues and practise with your child. I will have a sharing bag for them to put it in when it is their day. I have posted a schedule of the sharing days by our door with the weekly theme. Thanks for your support with this.

Playground/Recess Reminders

The children have done well to play with the other primary grades. If you can just pass on some reminders:

  • we take turns and wait for a free swing

  • we go down the slide...not up when someone is trying to come down

  • when we have finished sliding, we need to get off for the next person to come down

  • we go down the slide one at a time and wait our turn

  • we listen to the Duties if they call our name as they are there to keep us safe

  • if we have a disagreement during play, we seek help from a duty or teacher

Thanks for reviewing this with your child, reminders help us learn.


French Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Gym Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (body breaks everyday)

Library Thursday

Music Thursday

Star Student We are working our way down our list alphabetically. But if there is a birthday, the child whose birthday it is will be the star student for the day. Everyone gets a turn and then go through the list again.

Reminders for Next Week:

Scholastic due Sept. 27 – please send cheque

Photo Day Sept. 28

Orange Shirt Day Sept. 28 (Information Below)

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Fun Lunch Ordering online closes Oct. 8

                                    paper forms available in foyer and due Oct. 9

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It is hard to believe that we are starting the last week of September!

Mrs. Jeni-Lynn Blackie