Grade 1's blog

Summer Holidays!

 Hello Everyone!

 Wishing you a summer filled with joyful adventures and memorable moments!

 See you in September!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 22 - 26

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Last week ended with our fantastic Fun Day and this week begins with a picnic at Garden City Play Park. What a wonderful way to start the last week of Grade One!

 Please note all of the important information for this week:

 Monday June 22 ~ Garden City Play Park Picnic

  • students arrive at the school for a regular start time of 8:45am wearing their play clothes, shoes appropriate for walking to the park, a sunhat, and sunblock
  • students should each bring a small backpack that they can carry themselves containing: sunblock, water shoes (if they want to play in the water feature), a small towel (for hands and feet), a recess snack, and a water bottle
  • students will have a regular recess at 10:15am so please send a snack
  • at 10:30am the students will prepare for the walk and leave shortly thereafter (if you are walking with us, please meet us at 10:30am in the covered area)
  • at 12:00pm the students will have a pizza lunch provided by the Secord family
  • if you are joining us for lunch and would like to bring other snacks for the students and parents to share, please ensure that the snacks are nut-free
  • the students will continue to play at the park until 2:00pm at which time students who are being picked-up at the park may sign-out with Mrs. Kelly and go home
  • at 2:15pm the rest of the students will walk back to the school for a 3pm dismissal

 Tuesday June 23

  • this is a regular day from 8:45am - 3:00pm
  • the students will begin bringing home notebooks etc. on this day
  • please empty your child's backpack each evening this week so that they will have space for the next day

 Wednesday June 24 ~ Mass

  •  this is a regular Wednesday from 8:45am - 2:00pm
  • the school farewell Mass begins at 11:00am and will be led by Fr. Nick and the Grade One class
  • we will have our last buddy activity on Wednesday afternoon

 Thursday June 25

  • this is a regular day from 8:45am - 3:00pm

 Friday June 26 ~ last day

  • this is the last day of the school year and school will be from 8:45am - 11:00am
  • we will have a closing Assembly at 9:00am
  • reports will be sent home with your child at 11:00am

 I hope that you are able to join us for our special events this week.

 Happy Father's Day!

 Have a fabulous week!

 Mrs. Kelly 


Thursday June 18 Announcements

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Excitement was definitely in the air today!

 Tomorrow is Fun Day! Please refer to my previous blog post for details. If you are not able to join us, please ensure that your child is picked up at 1:00pm.

 Also, we have finished spelling so please keep the orange duo-tang at home.

 Please complete "I'm a Gift From God" Concepts H and I. You may keep the student book at home.

 Hope to see you tomorrow!

 Mrs. Kelly 

"I'm a Gift From God" June 15, 2015

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Please complete the following homework from the "I'm a Gift From God" program:

 Parent Lesson ~ Concept G

 Student Book ~ page 12 (and any previous pages that are incomplete)

 This homework is due on Wednesday June 17, 2015


 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 15 - 19

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Thank-you so much for all of your lovely birthday wishes! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend in the beautiful sunshine.

 This week will begin as a regular Grade 1 week, but will end with great excitement and fun on Friday as we have our annual St. Paul School Fun Day.

 Please note the following important information about Fun Day on Friday June 19th:

  • the parent Appreciation Breakfast begins at 8:00am 
  • while the parents are in the gym enjoying a light breakfast hosted by the school staff, the students are supervised outside having their final cheerleading practice
  • it is a non-uniform day and students wear playclothes in their team colour
  • students should have a sunhat because many of the activity stations are outside
  • at 8:45am all of the students go to their classrooms for attendance and reminders
  • students all go to the gym at approximately 9:00am for the beginning of the Fun Day festivities including cheers and activity stations
  • there will be a break around noon at which time the students will return to their classrooms ~ you may send lunch or a snack for your child to have at this time
  • students return to the gym for the closing of Fun Day
  • dismissal is at 1:00pm

 We hope to see many of you on Friday!

 Have a super week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

"I'm a Gift From God" June 10, 2015

 Hello Grade One Families!

 The "I'm a Gift From God" homework for today is:

 Parent Lesson ~ Concept F

 Student Book ~ finish page 10 (and any previously incomplete pages if necessary)

 Please return the student book to school by Friday June 12, 2015.


 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 8 - 12

 Hello Grade One Families!

 What a beautiful day! Thankfully there is a breeze so the classroom did not become too warm today. Please send a sunhat for your child to wear at morning and lunch recess, and for outdoor PE classes. Please label the hat/cap with your child's name.

 Today we had our first Fun Day Meeting. Your child's team colour is printed in their agenda book. On Fun Day (Friday June 19) students are asked to please dress in their team colours. I will post more information about Fun Day next week.

 Please check the blog again on Wednesday for the "I'm a Gift From God" homework. There are a few children who forgot the student book at home today. Please send it in tomorrow.


 Mrs. Kelly 

"i'm a Gift From God" June 3 & 4

 Hello Grade One Parents!

 Please note the "I'm a Gift From God" homework for Wednesday and Thursday:

 Parent Lessons ~ Concepts D & E

 Student Book ~ pages 7, 8 & 9

 This homework is due on Monday June 8, 2015.


 Mrs. Kelly 


"I'm a Gift From God" June 1, 2015

 Hello Grade One Families!

 The "I'm a Gift From God" homework for this evening is:

 Parent Lesson ~ Concept C

 Student Book ~ page 6 

 Please make sure that the assignment is completed and the student book returned by Wednesday June 3.


 Mrs. Kelly 

June News

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Here we are in the last month of school already! What a fabulous year it has been so far and I am looking forward to a very fun month of June.

 Please mark these important dates and times on your calendars:

 June 2 ~ class photo retake day (all students must be wearing their full school uniform)

 June 5 ~ no school for students

 June 12 ~ the last home reading assignment will be sent home

 June 18 ~ last spelling test 

 June 18 ~ all home reading books and assignments are due

 June 19 ~ Fun Day (dismissal will be at 1:30pm)

 June 22 ~ Primary Picnic at Garden City Play Park

 June 24 ~ last school Mass (readings, offertory procession and choir will be done by Grade One students)

 June 26 ~ last day of school (Assembly at 9:00am and dismissal at 11:00am)

 This week we will resume the "I'm a Gift From God" program so please check the blog Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for the home assignments. 

 So with smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts let us welcome the month of June and all of the wonderful opportunities for laughter and fun it will bring.

 Mrs. Kelly