Tomorrow, Friday, 06 Dec 2013 our students will have a chance to attend the annual Holiday Bazaar put on by our APS parents committee. This bazaar offers children the opportunity to purchase donated used items at a low price for the members of their household. If you want your child to be able to participate, please send them to school tomorrow with a small amount of money, and a bag to bring to carry their purchases home.
Today, your child should be bringing home a form to order pizza tonight. It is bright yellow. This form will cover all of the days between January and June. If you wish for your child to receive pizza between January and the end of the school year, you must fill out and return this form with payment by 12 December 2013. No late orders will be accepted. Please make sure that your child's Name, Class and Teacher are filled in at the top of the form.
During a recent staff meeting we were introduced to an exciting new communications tool. Remind101 is an online application that allows me to send out quick text messages or emails to people who wish to subscribe to the service. By using it, I would be able to quickly and efficiently send out messages such as "Remember that our class is going skating tomorrow" or "The field trip tomorrow is leaving at 8:30am". It would not replace my website as a communication tool, but would be a faster way for me to let you know important information. Please note that Remind101 is for communication out only. You will not be able to respond to any of the messages that you recieve. Also, please note that this service is to be used by parents only. Students will not be allowed to subscribe on their personal devices.
I would encourage you to sign up for this service if you are a fan of text messages or emails on your mobile device. Please be advised that standard text messaging rates will apply according to your mobile device contract. To sign up for my Remind101 please view the document below and follow the instructions to subscribe.
A few weeks ago, our class painted pottery snowglobe-shaped ornaments as part of our art program. The pieces have now been fired, and returned to us. As a next step, students will be making a box for their ornament out of a recycled holiday card as part of our math curriculum. We will be practicing our skills at measuring and creating 3D shapes. Please stay tuned to messages in the agenda to see when your child will need a recycled holiday card for this project. We will be sending the pottery ornaments home at some point in December. I am proud of the student's artistic efforts, and can't wait for you to see your child's finished product.
If you intend to order books from the most recent round of Scholastic book orders, please send them to school by this Friday, 06 December, 2013. I will endeavour to have them delivered before the holiday break. If you wish your order to be a surprise for your child, please send me a quick email to indicate this at the contact me link on this site.
I would like to extend my most sincere apologies to you for not updating my website for a long period of time. I would also like to apologize to those of you who tried to access it, and found it was not available. I think I have rectified the problem, and plan to be posting more timely updates in the near future. Thanks so much for your patience. I really appreciate it.
Many of you have been wondering about the work that is expected of your child. The following is a list of items that have been due recently. Students have recieved time to complete these items in class, and should have submitted them for marking. Please ask your child whether they have completed these items, and tell them to see me for assistance if they need extra time or materials to get them completed. I have included links to the worksheets used in class in case you need to print new ones at home. They will not be as large as the ones that I handed out in class, but will be better than nothing.
- 7 Day Food Journal - Students were expected to keep track of the food that they ate for 7 days.
- Food Diary
- Food Journal Bar Graph - Students were asked to create a bar graph of the number of servings of each food group that they ate each day.
- Social Studies Vacation Project Poster - Students were asked to do reasearch to plan a 5 day vacation to a particular province or territory in Canada.
- Vacation Research Organizer
- Vacation Poster Template