Grade 1's blog

Week of September 26 - 30

 Hello Grade One Families!

 The countdown to our annual Walkathon is on! Please continue to collect pledges this weekend and during the upcoming week. The money collected is very important to the ongoing success of many of our school programs. Thank-you for all of your support and cooperation! We already have more than half of the Grade One parents joining us for the walk and are hoping that more will join us on Friday morning. Here is some information that you will need for Friday:

 WALKATHON:

  • students arrive at school at 8:45am 
  • students (and parents  ) wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for a long walk and the weather (currently predicted to be a chance of showers and cool)
  • no umbrellas please 
  • we will begin with an Assembly in the gym at 9:00am
  • the Grade One class will leave for their walk at 9:15am
  • if you are walking with us please meet us in the covered area at 9:15am
  • students will have a snack and water break at the park so they will not be carrying any water bottles or snacks with them
  • students walk a roundtrip from St. Paul School to Garden City Park and back to St. Paul School
  • you may take your child home with you after we finish walking or you may send a large snack or lunch with your child for after the walk
  • dismissal is at 1:00pm
  • please do not send agenda books or library books on this day

There are a few other reminders for this week:

  • PE is on Monday and Wednesday
  • Emergency Information Sheets are due on Monday September 26 (they were handed out at the Meet the Teacher Night presentation)
  • library books are due no later than Thursday morning 

 If you have any questions or concerns please come in to see me or e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca

 Have a wonderful week ahead! I am looking forward to seeing many of you on Friday!

 Mrs. Kelly 

 

 

Week of September 19 - 23

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you are all enjoying indoor activities on this rainy Saturday! I am looking forward to meeting all of you on Tuesday evening at Meet the Teacher Night. Please try to arrive in the gym a few minutes early so that you can pick up your nametag and find a seat before the meeting begins at 6:45pm. 

 Two weeks until the Walkathon! Please continue to collect pledges for this important school fundraiser.

 We have a busy week ahead at St. Paul School! Please note the following:

 Monday:

  • PE class

 Tuesday:

  • Meet the Teacher Night beginning at 6:45pm in the gym

 Wednesday:

  • school Mass at 11:00am ~ please join us!
  • PE class
  • Walkathon volunteer forms due

 Thursday:

  • Earth Rangers presentation ~ please send a $2 donation
  • last day to return library books
  • all hot lunch orders due ~ no late orders will be accepted!

 Friday:

  • dress-down day ~ wear the "Colours of the Earth" instead of the school uniform
  • when choosing clothes to wear please keep in mind that the children will be playing outside and will have PE class
  • 9:00am Assembly led by Grades 3 & 7 ~ please join us!
  • PE class ~ no PE strip necessary as it is a dress-down day

 Please come in and see me or e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Enjoy the weekend! See you on Tuesday!

 Mrs. Kelly 

 

Week of September 12 - 16

 Hello Grade One Families!

 The first week of school just flew by! The Grade One students did an amazing job of practicing new routines and showing me how eager they are to share what they know and learn new things. Each day brought new experiences and helped us all to get to know each other better. I am looking forward to a wonderful year of exploring the curriculum with your children. 

 The students did a great job of changing for PE class on Friday. Perhaps a little practice with buttons might be helpful in leading to complete independent success. I will set up a practice station for buttoning in the classroom and would appreciate it if you could practice at home as well. Please ask your child how they feel they did with their changing and practice accordingly.

 We have started our first unit of the school year: I Belong to My School Community. The students will be collecting and graphing data about each other, writing sentences about what they have discovered, giving examples of how we appreciate and welcome each other, and practicing new and familiar classroom and school routines. This week we will begin another unit about local plants such as blueberries, cranberries and pumpkins.

 Please note the following for this week:

 General Reminders

  • agenda books must be returned to school each day
  • please send a photo of your child for the school birthday board (full name and birthdate on the back please) on Monday if you have not already done so
  • complete and return the papers in the brown envelope as soon as possible
  • Walkathon pledge forms were sent home on Friday. Please begin collecting Walkathon pledges to make this our most successful Walkathon yet!

 Monday

  • PE class

 Tuesday

  • PE class

 Wednesday

  • 2:00pm dismissal

 Thursday

  • PE class
  • first library books will come home

 Friday

  • 9:00am Assembly led by Grade 6 ~ all are welcome to attend in the gym

The changes in the PE schedule this week are due to Mr. Kelly attending the Outdoor Education Program with the Grade 7 class. PE on Tuesday and Thursday will be taught by Miss Tang.

 If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to come in and see me or e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca

 Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Welcome to a New School Year!

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you all had a wonderful summer filled with family, friends and fun! I always appreciate it when the weather turns cooler this week to remind us that yes, it is time for routines to resume. This year I am so pleased to have the opportunity to explore the new BC Curriculum with you and your children. I look forward to seeing the growth that will occur spiritually, socially and academically in each child as we all work together to make this a very special Grade One year.

 The theme for the schools of the Archdiocese this year is "Care for our Common Home". We will look at caring for our many "homes" - the family home, the classroom, the school, our community of Richmond, and the Earth. We care for not only the place, but also the people and creatures who share it.

 Please note the following information for this week:

 Monday 

  • no school (Labor Day)

 Tuesday 

  • school begins at 8:45am
  • students wear their school uniform
  • please send a water bottle and recess snack (no nuts please)
  • dismissal is at 12:00pm

 Wednesday  

  • school is from 8:45am - 2:00pm (regular Wednesday)
  • please send gym shoes for your child to keep in the locker

 Thursday 

  • school is from 8:45am - 3:00pm (regular Thursday)

 Friday 

  • school is from 8:45am - 3:00pm (regular Friday)
  • Assembly at 9:00am in the gym
  • students will have their first PE class - please have your child wear the PE strip underneath their regular uniform

I will be sending out a letter today (Monday) via e-mail with further information about class routines etc.  If you have any questions or concerns please come in and see me or e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca

 

 See you tomorrow!

 Mrs. Kelly