Grade 3's blog

Reminders

1. Field Trip forms due tomorrow.

2. Please park on the church side of the school for the party.

3. Posters or Information booklets that were not finished DUE TOMORROW (there has been much class time).

December 11 - 15

 Advent is here and we are rapidly preparing for Christmas. I love to see the joy and excitement that Christmas brings to the children. My hope is that we as adults can still appreciate the joy that Jesus' birth brings to us. Let us prepare with joy rather than busyness. Take time to "Care for Everyone in our Common Home" as a way to create this joy in our lives and the lives of others. This week is sure to be a busy one but we'll work hard to keep the joy in our lives!

Monday

Hot lunch for those who ordered

Tuesday

Advent Party 11:30 - 2:30 (I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!)

Consent forms due for Field Trip. 

Wednesday

MASS -- 11am 

2:00 Dismissal

Thursday

Confessions

Communicating Student Learning Reports Home (Formerly Report Cards)

Friday

Field Trip

December 4 - 8

I can hardly believe that it's December already! We've been so busy learning, planning, and creating that our days go so quickly. I am impressed with the ideas that the children share. They are learning so much in so many ways. They truly are a joy to watch grow as learners.

As we start this Advent season we will begin to prepare for the coming of our Lord. How do we prepare ourselves at home? At school? In our community? What can we do to live out our mission in our daily lives? This past week we set goals for ways to serve others. We made a plan, discussed the things that we needed in order to achieve our plans, things that might get in the way of our plans and how we can overcome those things. As a family perhaps you can plan a way to prepare for Christmas that includes "Caring for Everyone in Our Common Home". 

I would like to request that each child bring a roll of duct tape (the large/wide kind). Your child can choose what pattern or colour that they prefer. Please bring it in by Thursday. 

This week:

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Tuesday

Regular Day

Wednesday

2:00 Dismissal

Thursday

Duct Tape Due

Friday

Assembly led by Gr. 3 and 7 -- Please come and join us as we celebrate the second week of Advent

Spelling Check In

A few dates to remember:

School Mass: Wednesday, December 13th 

Christmas Concert: Tuesday, December 19th

Last Day before Christmas/Dress Down (Christmas wear) Dismissal 12:00: December 22nd

Nov. 27 - Dec 1

This past week was a wonderful week of working on projects! I can't wait to continue through the next week. I am so proud of how well the students are focused and enjoying taking ownership over their work. Please don't forget to send art shirts for those who have not done so already. 

Here's a look at this coming week:

Monday

Hot lunch for those who ordered

Primary Choir

Tuesday

Regular Day

Wednesday

Early dismissal 2:00

Thursday

Regular Day

Friday

Advent Assembly -- Please join us. 

Spelling Check In

November 20 - 24

 Our short week last week was wonderful. The students had a lot of fun and learned a few things too. Another exciting week is up for us as we begin the adventure of putting together our projects. We have been planning, discussing and getting ready to show off what we've been learning about in both Social Studies and Science. They are becoming great fact finders, researchers and thinkers. I am looking forward to watching them work on their projects and discussing with them ther findings. The plans they have created are looking great. PLEASE don't forget your items for your project.

Each student wrote in his or her agenda what they decided to bring on behalf of their group. PLEASE DO NOT DELIVER THESE ITEMS AFTER THE BELL. It is your child's responsibility to put these items into his or her bag and to have at school at the beginning of the day. It is not Mrs. Ong's responsibility to deliver the items to the class. We try very hard to "Care for Everyone in Our Common Home" by being responsible. If they've been forgotten, it's a good life lesson. Learning to problem solve and be able to answer the question, "How do I adjust to my circumstances?" is a benefit to people of every age. Please remind them today and have them ready to go for tomorrow. Missing an item? No worries. Tomorrow is not the only work period but it is a large one. They will just need to plan to work on whatever they forgot in the next work period. 

Monday

Hot lunch for those who ordered

Project materials due

Reading Logs due

Tuesday

Regular Day

Wednesday

Mass at 11:00

Dismissal at 2:00

Thursday

Regular School Day

Friday

Spelling Check In

Dress Down Day -- Spirit Day (St. Paul's Spirit Wear, Jersey's, etc) $2 donation to support our sponsor child.

 

*Last Scholastic Orders before Christmas will be sent in on Dec.1st to be here in time for Christmas*

November 6 - 10

I can't believe it's already November. The weeks seem to be flying by. We continue to remember All Souls during this month of November. We have put aside a prayer jar to remember our family members that have gone before us. Father Mark even joined our class to add a name or two for us to pray for. If you have other names you would like included, please print them in your child's agenda and then they can copy them onto the papers provided to go into the jar. This activity allows us to be purposeful about our prayers for others. If you have the opportunity, talk to your children about how these people were influences in your lives. Help them to understand that we all have a part in building up God's Kingdom here on our earth. Caring for others in our Common Home includes praying for others. We hope that you will also keep all of your loved ones in your prayers at home during this month. If you haven't already, please include your child's patron saint in his or her agenda. If you don't have one, please choose one. We will continue to talk about the Saints throughout November. 

I hope that your child remembered to take his or her beautiful artwork home to show you from Thursday. I was so impressed with each of the their creations. What a pleasure it is to see the success of so many students and the pride they displayed from making a beautiful piece of work. 

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Reading Logs Due

Choir at lunch in Music Room

Tuesday

Regular Day

Wednesday

Early Dismissal 2:00

Thursday

Regular Day

Friday

Remembrance Day Assembly 10:45 in the gym

Spelling Check In

Looking ahead -- No School Monday November 13th or Tuesday November 14th

October 30th - November 3rd

Thank you for coming to the Three Way Conference! It was so lovely to meet with each of you. It was a pleasure to hear about the goals that you have for your children and to be able to work as team in helping your children grow into independent and responsible students. I know that as a parent myself, it makes such a difference when the teacher and parents are working towards goals for the children together. I am very thankful for your support and positive goal setting for your children. It seems that all parents have continued goals for growth for their children, no matter how big or small those goals are. What an amazing group of people we have in our community. Let's continue to have these conversations about growth for your children. 

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Spelling Check in (Sorry that it wasn't on Thursday as we got caught up on getting our digital portfolios ready for you)

Tuesday

Dress Down Day $2 donation

Please read Mrs. Moorehead's email regarding appropriate costume etc. 

No costume? No worries -- wear orange and black. (But please still bring a $2 donation)

All treats are to be individually wrapped and will be sent home. We will not be eating them during the day. Please send a bag for your child collect their treats. 

Wednesday

2:00 Dismissal

Thursday

Photo Retake Day -- Please ensure that you send your photos back for retakes. Anyone that was absent will have their photos taken at this time.

Friday

Assembly -- Walkathon Prize Assembly

 

Thank you again for having open conversations about your child's learning and well being. Please continue to feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. I am so blessed to be able to work with you as a team!

 

Have a lovely week.

Mrs. Jeffrey

October 23 - 27

It's just over a week away until conferences. I am looking forward to setting some goals with you and talking about how our year has begun. I would love to hear about your goals for your children. 

A Few Reminders:

No School Tomorrow!

Enjoy your long weekend!

I would like to request that all students bring personal headphones for use with the iPads. It would be great if we had them in by Monday but if not, as soon as possible. 

Monday

Hot Lunch for those who ordered

Reading Logs Due -- Please be sure that your child is reading an appropriate level book.

Tuesday

Regular School Day

Wednesday

Mass at 11:00 am

Thursday

Regular School Day

Friday

Three-Way Conferences

 

October 16 - 20

 We've had another full week of Grade 3. We spent time reflecting on how we think and why we are learning certain things.

As promised, I will not be posting PE schedules unless there are changes. Reminder: PE Days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

 

Monday

Hot lunch for those who ordered

Reading Logs Due -- Make sure you have chosen appropriate books -- not too easy, not too hard

Tuesday

Regular Day

Wednesday

2:00 Dismissal

Thursday

Earth Ranger's Presentation in the gym at 9:00 am.

Spelling Check In of your personal lists -- words that need to be reviewed plus words chosen by students.

Parents, please check over these lists for the correct spellings. I will be asking the students to return these lists to school so that their buddies can review it with them. 

Friday

Professional Development --  NO SCHOOL for the kids -- School for the teachers! 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

October 10 - 13

What a great time we had at Garry Point Park on Friday! I can't believe the rain held off again! We are so blessed with these great events. I was so proud of all of the children running in the Fun Run. 

Monday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

May your day be wonderful.

Tuesday

Home Reading Logs Due

PE (This is a regular PE day -- soon I won't be posting these schedules as they are the same all year)

Wednesday

Walkathon Pledge Money DUE -- if we've raised enough, we'll get the Pizza Party!

PE

Thursday

Regular School Day

Mrs. Jeffrey will be away -- I'm looking forward to hearing about how well the students know the class routines.

Friday

Regular School Day

 

Looking ahead:

Primary Choir will begin on October 16th. Stay tuned for more information. 

Three Way Conferences will be held on Friday, October 27th. Online registration will soon be out. I'm looking forward to setting some goals with you and your child.

Halloween is coming up! Students will be able to dress up in costume but they will be asked to follow the school guidelines (no weapons, masks, appropriate costumes, etc.)