Grade 1's blog

Grade One News Sept. 2

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I was so happy to meet all of the Grade One students this morning and am very much looking forward to getting to know them during these first days of school.

 Please make note of the following information:

 1. Please send in a photo of your child for our school birthday board as soon as possible. It is helpful if you label the back of the photo with your child's name and birthdate.

 2. If your child is absent for any reason, please call or e-mail the school office before school and send in an absentee note with your child when he/she returns to school.

 3. Please send your child's gym shoes to school on either Wednesday or Thursday this week. These shoes will stay in your child's locker to be used in PE classes. The Grade One students also wear a St. Paul School gym uniform for PE classes. The students wear their "PE strip" underneath the regular school uniform on PE days. Grade One PE classes are normally held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; however, over the next two weeks the PE schedule will be as follows: Thursday September 4 (runners only), Friday September 5, Monday September 8, Tuesday September 9, and Friday September 12. Please note that PE strip is required for every PE class beginning on Friday September 5.

 Please contact me at if you have any questions. Thank-you for your ongoing support and cooperation!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Welcome to Grade One!

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Welcome to a new school year! I feel very blessed to once again find myself at the beginning of a school year filled with opportunities to guide the students as they grow spiritually, emotionally, and academically. Following the Archdiocesan theme "Live the Joy of the Gospel", I hope that this year will be filled with joy, learning, laughter and wonderful memory-making moments for your children.

 If you ordered school supplies from Edu-Pac, they have arrived and the students will bring them home on the first day of school. Please follow the instructions for labelling and organizating the supplies (to be found on the coloured sheet inside the Edu-Pac bag). Labelled school supplies must be returned to school on Wednesday September 3.  

 Please check the blog on Tuesday evening for a blog entry which will include many important pieces of information for the beginning of the school year. 

 Just a reminder that school begins at 9:00am on Tuesday September 2 and dismissal is at 11:00am. Grade One students are dismissed through the glass doors in the covered area on the south side of the school. Please let your child know who will be picking them up and where you (or the alternate pick-up person) will be waiting because the pick-up area can be very overwhelming for the younger students. It is very helpful if the Grade One students have a clear "pick-up plan" with their family. I will accompany the Grade One students outside to the covered area for at least the first week of school and there is always a staff member assigned to after school supervision.

 If you have any questions please e-mail me at

 Have a wonderful long weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

 Mrs. Kelly

 Grade One teacher