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Friday, December 8, 2017 Update

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Friday, December 8, 2017 Update
by Jeni-Lynn Blackie - Friday, 8 December 2017, 7:21 PM

Hello everyone!

It is hard to believe we are in our last month of this year! The children have embraced our early morning Christmas activities and now we have an elf in our classroom! He is a bit naughty, mixing up numbers but the children were able to fix them! 

This week we read two versions of the Gingerbread stories - Gingerbread Man and Gingerbread Girl. We talked about the characters and compared how they were the same and different in both stories.  It was fun! 

Students did a great job of sharing their Holiday traditions...many shared about trimming the Christmas tree, going to other people's homes, grandparents; playing special games; celebrating Hanukkah... it is great for the children to listen to all the different traditions. Thanks for your support in helping them!

Next Week:

Math Focus : 2D shapes - any toilet rolls or paper towel rolls - please send in. 

Sharing: Favourite Holiday treat/food - oral sharing What it is? Why special? Do they help make it?

Special Gift: Please send in a clean glass jar...pasta sauce jar, 500 ml mason jar for Thursday, December 14. Thank you 

Some holiday activities coming up:

Big Buddy Skating: Thursday, Dec. 14 12:30 - 2:30 Please sign the permission form and if your child needs skate rental, please send in $3.50 by Monday. (We need to go and purchase the rentals ahead of time-thanks) Feel free to come to the Panorama to help tie up skates...ha ha! We always appreciate parent support. 

K1/K2 "Candy Tree" decorating: Wednesday, Dec. 20 We will be making Christmas cone trees with Mrs. Westwood's class.  Please have your child bring in a small bag of candies that they can share and a baggy of Royal Icing. Here is a recipe. If you would like to volunteer, we can always use an extra pair of hands. 

Report Cards were sent home today. Please review with your child. Please sign the back of the envelope and return to verify that you have received it. Thanks! If you have any questions, please come and see me. 

Portfolio glueing: Tuesday Dec. 12 afternoon in the Kitchen - please email Lisa (Finley's mom) 

School Events:

Please help to support Brentwood families!

Students are encouraged to bring in a cash donation ($2  ) that will go towards supporting families hampers over the holidays.

Bring in a donation and help others while decorating our School Tree!

Cram a Cruiser

We would like to partner with Central Saanich Police and the other schools in Central Saanich to help families in our area by giving new unwrapped toys.  If you would like to help, please buy a new toy for a child aged 2-12 and put it in the bin in the front entrance of the school under the tree by December 15. Central Saanich Police will collect these toys and then, during the last week of school in December, will come to Brentwood and we will have a "Cram A Cruiser" scheduled celebration.  Stay tuned.

Festive Hat Day December 21 and Assembly at 10:00

Wear a festive hat on Thursday, December 21. Our school assembly is at 10:00

Winter Vacation 

From December 23rd to January 7th enjoy your vacation. School is back in session on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Blackie