Kindergarten's blog

Week of April 24 - 28

Hi Kinder families! 

We had an exciting week of safety drills this week! On Tuesday, we had an Earthquake Drill and on Wednesday we had a Fire Drill. The kinders did a great job of listening to instructions and following all our safety rules. We are confident they are prepared in the case of a real emergency! Thank you to everyone who came to the Student-Led Conferences on Friday! We enjoyed seeing all of you! The children were excellent leaders in showing you aroud the classroom and they had a great time showing you their hard work and accomplishments! We look forward to a busy week ahead of us! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Bianca

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite stuffie 

Letter of the week: Q Review

Number of the week: 24

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Nathan

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara
  • Spelling Challenge #4 List sent home

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Samuel

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Janice

  • Miss Costales away at Foundations of the Faith Pro-D
  • PE with Mr. Kelly 
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Ethan

  • Miss Costales away at Foundations of the Faith Pro-D
  • Dress Down Day: Team Spirit - Come dressed in your favourite team's gear! (It can be a professional team or a team you're on!)
  • Music with Mr. Kelly

Friday:

Show & Tell: Jordan

  • Spelling Challenge #4
  • DPA with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

 

Homework:

  1. Spelling Challenge #4: Please take the time to review your child's 5 spelling challenge words. Eack week they will have Monday-Thursday to review at home and in class, and will have their spelling challenges every Friday in Term 3.
  2. Home reading: 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to H.8 section

 

Parking Lot Update: Changes have been made! 

Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic! Please review both documents attached in the email thoroughly to ensure the safety of all our children! 

  • The front parking lot is now closed to school families. 
  • The back parking lot continues to be open for drop off and pick up; before and after school. 
  • The north entrance is open; the roundabout by the parish centre is open again for drop off and pick up. 
  • Please be sure to update and inform all caregivers for your children of these changes. 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, May 1st- Hot Lunch
  2. Thursday, May 4th- Jeans Day
  3. Friday, May 5th- Professional Day (No School)
  4. Monday, May 8th- Hot Lunch
  5. Friday, May 12th- Grade 6 & K to lead Assembly
  6. Monday, May 14th- Mother's Day
  7. Monday, May 15th- Hot Lunch
  8. Monday, May 15th- High Touch High Tech in class workshop
  9. Wednesday, May 17th- Gr. 1 School Mass 
  10. Monday, May 22nd- Victoria Day - No School
  11. Friday, May 26th- Dress Down Day: Fictional Character
  12. Firday, May 26th- Special Assembly for Mrs. Koop

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF APRIL 17 - 21

Hi Kindergarten Parents,

 

Happy Easter! He is Risen! We hope you had a wonderful Easter long weekend with your families celebrating the Lord's journey to the cross and His resurrection.

 

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the Student-Led Conferences on Friday! This day is set aside to celebrate your child's accomplishments in the classroom and to give them an opportunity to show you their hard work. There will be several stations to visit during your half-hour appointment time. The Kinders are very excited to show you around our classroom! As this is your child's time in the classroom with you, please be sure to make childcare arrangements for preschool age siblings. While the teachers will be in the classroom, there are no scheduled parent/teacher meetings during this time. If you have any concerns about your child's progress, please be sure to set a meeting time with us for another day. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday!

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Hilary

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite stuffie 

Letter of the week: Q

Number of the week: 23

 

Monday:

  • Easter Monday (No School)

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Mia

  • P.E. with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara (Mr. Kelly @ Badminton)
  • Anina's birthday- pizza lunch provided
  • Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt
  • Spelling Challenge #3 list sent home

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Kayla

  • PE with Mr. Kelly (watching badminton CISVA singles championship)
  • DPA with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Lucas

  • Music with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara (Mr. Kelly @ Badminton)
  • Spelling Challenge #3

Friday:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences - No School
  • Please come at schedule time
  • Please make childcare arrangements for pre-school aged siblings

 

Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt

  • We will have our Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, April 18th
  • If you would like to send a treat for your child's classmates please make sure there are 31, they are nut free and they only have name of your child (not who they are for)

 

Homework:

  1. Spelling Challenge #3: Please take the time to review your child's 5 spelling challenge words. Spelling Challenge #3 will be on Thursday, April 20th.
  2. Home reading: 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to F.9 section

 

Parking Lot Update: Changes have been made! 

Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic! Please review both documents attached in the email thoroughly to ensure the safety of all our children! 

  • The front parking lot is now closed to school families. 
  • The back parking lot continues to be open for drop off and pick up; before and after school. 
  • The north entrance is open; the roundabout by the parish centre is open again for drop off and pick up. 
  • Please be sure to update and inform all caregivers for your children of these changes. 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, April 17th- Easter Monday (No School) 
  2. Tuesday, April 18th- Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt
  3. Friday, April 21st- Student-Led Conferences - No Classes; you and your child will come to school for your conference at your scheduled time 
  4. Monday, April 24th- Hot Lunch
  5. Monday, May 1st- Hot Lunch
  6. Thursday, May 4th- Jeans Day
  7. Friday, May 5th- Professional Day (No School)

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

Week of April 10 - 14

 

This week the children began their "Spelling Challenges." They all did a wonderful job! Thank you, parents, for practicing spelling at home with your children. Please be sure to check your child's homework folder for this week's full list. The Spelling Challenge this week, will be on Thursday. 

As we enter Holy Week, the children continue to learn about the events leading up to Easter Sunday. Thank you for filling in the Mite Boxes and praying for the Seminarians; the boxes are due back to school this week. Please send them in your child's backpack between Monday and Thursday. As well, please continue to colour in one space in their 40-day lenten journey maps! We also encourage all students to try to attend morning Lenten Mass at 8:15 am. 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Anina

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite stuffie 

Letter of the week: O

Number of the week: 22

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Jasmine

*Miss Costales Away at Badminton with Intermediate Students

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Guevara
  • Spelling Challenge #2 List sent home

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Marko

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly
  • Class and School Panoramic Photos - Please be sure your child comes to school in full uniform this day! 

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Allison

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Linden

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Kelly 
  • Spelling Challenge #2
  • Holy Thursday Shadow Stations @ 11 am - We will be gathering in the gym with our buddies and the rest of the school to go through the Stations of the Cross 

Friday:

  • Good Friday - No School

Monday:

  • Easter Monday - No School

 

Lent

Mass

  • Reminder Lenten morning masses are @ 8:15 am
  • We gather as a school community to prepare our hearts and our minds for the Lenten season leading to Easter
  • If your child is able to join us, they may sit at the front of the church with the rest of the students attending mass (they do not sit by grade, but rather all students sit together)
  • Children are encouraged to make as many Lenten morning masses as possible
  • Please ensure your child wears their purple HoBo pins to mass

 

Homework:

  1. Spelling Challenge #2: Please take the time to review your child's 5 spelling challenge words. Eack week they will have Monday-Thursday to review at home and in class, and will have their spelling challenges every Friday in Term 3.
  2. Home reading: 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to F.9 section
  4. Lenten Journey: Continue to fill your 40 Day Lenten Journey Map with your children. Please colour in one space per day, leading to Easter!
  5. Lent Mite Boxes: Continue to fill your Lent Mite Boxes to help support the Seminarians in our Diocese. You are also encouraged to pray for them! Please return to school between Monday, April 10th - Thursday, April 13th.

 

Parking Lot Update: Changes have been made! 

Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic! Please review both documents attached in the email thoroughly to ensure the safety of all our children! 

  • The front parking lot is now closed to school families. 
  • The back parking lot continues to be open for drop off and pick up; before and after school. 
  • The north entrance is open; the roundabout by the parish centre is open again for drop off and pick up. 
  • Please be sure to update and inform all caregivers for your children of these changes. 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Sunday, April 9th- Holy Week begins
  2. Monday, April 10th - Thursday, April 13th- Lent Mite Boxes Due 
  3. Tuesday, April 11th - Class and School Panoramic Photos
  4. Thursday, April 13th- Holy Thursday
  5. Friday, April 14th- Good Friday - No School
  6. Saturday, April 15th- Student Led conference online booking begins @ 8:00 am
  7. Sunday, April 16th- Easter Sunday
  8. Monday, April 17th- Easter Monday - No School 
  9. Tuesday, April 18th- Early Warning System (EWS) Earthquake Drill
  10. Friday, April 21st- Student-Led Conferences - No Classes; you and your child will come to school for your conference at your scheduled time 

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF APRIL 3 - 7

Hi Kindergarten Families,

The children returned back from Spring Break eager to begin Term 3! We can't believe it's already Term 3- time really does fly by when you're having a wonderful time! The students have come so far, and we look forward to watching them continue to grow in their final term together in Kindergarten. This week the children begin their "Spelling Challenges." Please be sure to check your child's homework folder for the full list.

As we begin the fifth week of Lent, the children continue to review Prayer, Faster and Almsgiving during this Lenten Season. Please continue to colour in one space in their 40-day lenten journey maps! We also encourage all students to try to attend morning Lenten Mass at 8:15 am. 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Francesca

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite stuffie 

Letter of the week: L

Number of the week: 21

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Bianca

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara
  • Spelling Challenge #1 List sent home

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Hilary

*Miss Costales & Miss Guevara to new Kindergarten interviews

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly
  • Spelling Challenge #1 Review in class

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Anina

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 
  • Spelling Challenge #1 Review in class

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Francesca

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Kelly 
  • Spelling Challenge #1 Review in class

Friday:

Show & Tell: Andrew

  • Morning Lenten mass @ 8:15 am
  • Spelling Challenge #1

 

Lent

Mass

  • Reminder Lenten morning masses are @ 8:15 am
  • We gather as a school community to prepare our hearts and our minds for the Lenten season leading to Easter
  • If your child is able to join us, they may sit at the front of the church with the rest of the students attending mass (they do not sit by grade, but rather all students sit together)
  • Children are encouraged to make as many Lenten morning masses as possible
  • Please ensure your child wears their purple HoBo pins to mass

 

Homework:

  1. Spelling Challenge #1: Please take the time to review your child's 5 spelling challenge words. Eack week they will have Monday-Thursday to review at home and in class, and will have their spelling challenges every Friday in Term 3.
  2. Home reading: 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to F.9 section
  4. Lenten Journey: Continue to fill your 40 Day Lenten Journey Map with your children. Please colour in one space per day, leading to Easter!
  5. Lent Mite Boxes: Continue to fill your Lent Mite Boxes to help support the Seminarians in our Diocese. You are also encouraged to pray for them! 
  6. Communicating Student Learning Reports: We are still missing a few envelopes and folders. If you haven't done so already, please return both the envelope AND the signed report folder with your child as soon as possible. 

 

Parking Lot Update: Changes have been made! 

Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic! Please review both documents attached in the email thoroughly to ensure the safety of all our children! 

  • The front parking lot is now closed to school families. 
  • The back parking lot continues to be open for drop off and pick up; before and after school. 
  • The north entrance is open; the roundabout by the parish centre is open again for drop off and pick up. 
  • Please be sure to update and inform all caregivers for your children of these changes. 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, April 3rd- Hot Lunch
  2. Tuesday, April 4th- New kindergarten interviews (Miss C & Miss G to attend)
  3. Friday, April 7th- Parent workshop for emotional regulation (Please see Mrs. Moorehead's Thursday letter for more information)
  4. Sunday, April 9th- Holy Week begins
  5. Monday, April 10th - Thursday, April 13th- Lent Mite Boxes Due 
  6. Thursday, April 13th- Holy Thursday
  7. Friday, April 14th- Good Friday - No School
  8. Saturday, April 15th- Student Led conference online booking begins @ 8:00 am
  9. Sunday, April 16th- Easter Sunday
  10. Monday, April 17th- Easter Monday - No School 
  11. Tuesday, April 18th- Early Warning System (EWS) Earthquake Drill
  12. Friday, April 21st- Student-Led Conferences - No Classes; you and your child will come to school for your conference at your scheduled time 
  13. Wednesday, April 26th- Grade 1 Student Led School Mass

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

Week of March 27 - 31

 

We hope you had an exciting Spring Break! We're looking forward to hearing about your break from the children! This week, we are back into full swing of Term 3! There have been changes made to morning and afternoon traffic! Please read below and Mrs. Moorehead's email to keep updated. We are continually encouraged to attend 8:15 am Morning Mass for the season of Lent! And reminder, during Lent there will be no Friday morning assemblies.

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Andrew

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite stuffie 

Letter of the week: G

Number of the week: 20

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Jadon 

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • NO Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Inigo

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Caelyn

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Kindergarten Immunizations - If your child was sent home with a form from Vancouver Coastal Health regarding immunizations, your child will receive those immunizations. 
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Gwyneth

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Kelly 

Friday:

Show & Tell: Gianmar

  • Morning Lenten mass @ 8:15 am

 

Lent

Mass

  • Reminder Lenten morning masses are @ 8:15 am
  • We gather as a school community to prepare our hearts and our minds for the Lenten season leading to Easter
  • If your child is able to join us, they may sit at the front of the church with the rest of the students attending mass (they do not sit by grade, but rather all students sit together)
  • Children are encouraged to make as many Lenten morning masses as possible.

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to F.9 section
  3. Lenten Journey: Continue to fill your 40 Day Lenten Journey Map with your children
  4. Lent Mite Boxes: Continue to fill your Lent Mite Boxes to help support the Seminarians in our Diocese. You are also encouraged to pray for them! 
  5. Communicating Student Learning Reports: Please return both the envelope AND the signed report folder with your child as soon as possible. 

 

Parking Lot Update: Changes have been made! 

Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic! Please review both documents attached in the email thoroughly to ensure the safety of all our children! 

  • The front parking lot is now closed to school families. 
  • The back parking lot continues to be open for drop off and pick up; before and after school. 
  • The north entrance is open; the roundabout by the parish centre is open again for drop off and pick up. 
  • Please be sure to update and inform all caregivers for your children of these changes. 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Sunday, April 9th- Holy Week begins
  2. Monday, April 10th - Thursday, April 13th- Lent Mite Boxes Due 
  3. Thursday, April 13th- Holy Thursday
  4. Friday, April 14th- Good Friday - No School
  5. Monday, April 17th- Easter Monday - No School 
  6. Friday, April 21st- Student-Led Conferences - No Classes; you and your child will come to school for your conference at your scheduled time 
  7. Wednesday, April 26th- Grade 1 Student Led School Mass

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

Week of March 6 - 10

 

Hi Kindergarten Families,

This week the kinders continued to learn about "Where We Live" for our Social Studies unit. They identified that they live in the continent of North America, the country of Canada and the province of British Columbia! And in Religion, we started to learn the "Hail Mary" prayer with actions. 

This week was also the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Starting with Ash Wednesday the children prepared themselves in class for Lent by learning about Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. On Thursday, Father Mark came for a visit. He brought the Lent Mite Boxes and talked more about Lent and in particular, Almsgiving. With their buddies on Friday, they reflected on ways to be more like Jesus though these three pillars of Lent. It was wonderful to see some of the children attend Morning Lenten Mass. We are all encouraged to attend 8:15 am Morning Mass for the season of Lent! 

Reminder, during Lent there will be no Friday morning assemblies.

This week is last week before Spring Break! We hope you have a restful and exciting break! School will be closed March 13th-24th and our first day back is March 27th! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Jasmine

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: F

Number of the week: 19

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Zandro

  •  
  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Mateo

  •  
  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Frederick

  •  
  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 
  •  

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Cody

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Kelly 
  • Communicating Student's Learning Reports sent home 

Friday:

  • Morning Lenten mass @ 8:15 am
  • Last day of school before Spring Break - Have a wonderful and restful Spring Break! School will open again March 27th 

 

Lent

Mass

  • Reminder Lenten morning masses are @ 8:15 am
  • We gather as a school community to prepare our hearts and our minds for the Lenten season leading to Easter
  • If your child is able to join us, they may sit at the front of the church with the rest of the students attending mass (they do not sit by grade, but rather all students sit together)
  • Children are encouraged to make as many Lenten morning masses as possible.

Lenten Journey

  • As a family, you are welcome to join us on our 40-day Lenten Journey
  • The Lenten Journey is tracked by a Lenten Road Map that will be sent home with the children on Wednesday
  • We invite you to post the map somewhere visible at home and colour one square everyday of Lent
  • This is a great visual that will help the children understand the meaning and symbols of the Lenten season

Lent Mite Boxes

  • We are invited to participate in Almsgiving this Lent. 
  • Father Mark delivered the Lent Mite Boxes on Thursday. We are encouraged to put in any change that we have in the boxes to help support the Seminarians in our Diocese. The boxes have been put in your child's homework folder, along with a trading card with one of the Seminarians. You are encouraged to pray for them! 
  • This is another great visual that will help the children understand the meaning and symbols of the Lenten season

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 10 to 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Session #14
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to C.20 section 

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you. 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  • Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school
  • The parking situation will be changing, so please continue to look for updates.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 24th- Spring Break
  2. Monday, March 27th- First Day Back after Spring Break
  3. Sunday, April 9th- Holy Week begins

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3

 

Hi Kindergarten Families,

Kindergarten had a wonderful week last week. On Wednesday, we celebrated Pink Day for "Anti-Bullying." The children came to school dress in link an we read the book "Recess Queen" by Alexis O'Neill. Instead of focusing on "bullying," Kindergarten focused on how we can be a good recess friend. The children brainstormed wonderful ways including playing nicely with friends, helping clean up in the classroom, asking new friends to play, keeping hands to themselves, using nice words with our friend, among many others. On Thursday, the children enjoyed a fieldtrip to the Richmond Library and Richmond Museum. We had a tour around the library, and we even got to use the new machine to check a library back in! At the Museum, we learned about many different cultures winter celebrations! This went really nicely with our social studies unit on family traditions and celebrations. A special thank you to all parents and grandparents that made this fieldtrip possible by driving!

This week we begin the wonderful liturgical season of Lent. Starting Wednesday, and continuing for 40 days, the children prepare themselves in class for Lent by learning about Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. During Lent we work towards becoming more like Jesus in our actions and our words. Children are encouraged to attending Morning Lenten Masses at 8:15 am beginning on Thursday, March 2nd and continuing throughout the season of Lent. During Lent there will be no Friday morning assemblies.

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Marko

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: B

Number of the week: 18

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Rachel

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Samantha

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Kristopher

  • Ash Wednesday
  • School Mass @ 11:00 am. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Kimberley

  • First morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Kelly 

Friday:

Show & Tell: Trisha

  • Morning Lenten mass @ 8:15 am
  • Miss Costales away in Whistler with the Grade 7 class

 

Lent

Mass

  • Lenten morning masses begin on Thursday, March 2nd @ 8:15 am
  • We gather as a school community to prepare our hearts and our minds for the Lenten season leading to Easter
  • If your child is able to join us, they may sit at the front of the church with the rest of the students attending mass (they do not sit by grade, but rather all students sit together)
  • Children are encouraged to make as many Lenten morning masses as possible.

Lenten Journey

  • As a family, you are welcome to join us on our 40-day Lenten Journey
  • The Lenten Journey is tracked by a Lenten Road Map that will be sent home with the children on Wednesday
  • We invite you to post the map somewhere visible at home and colour one square everyday of Lent
  • This is a great visual that will help the children understand the meaning and symbols of the Lenten season

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 10 to 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Session #13
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to C.20 section 

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Birthday Invitation- an invitation for Bianca's 6th birthday has been placed in every child's homework folder. Please be sure to check inside your child's homework folder.
  3. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you. 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  • Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school
  • The parking situation will be changing, so please continue to look for updates.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Wednesday, March 1st- Ash Wednesday - School Mass
  2. Thursday, March 2nd- First morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  3. Friday, March 3rd- Miss Costales away in Whistler with the Grade 7s
  4. Monday, March 6th- Fukuruko Hot Lunch
  5. Thursday, March 9th- Communication Students Learning Reports sent home 
  6. Friday, March 10th- Last day of School before Spring Break
  7. Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 24th- Spring Break
  8. Monday, March 27th- First Day Back after Spring Break
  9. Sunday, April 9th- Holy Week begins

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

Week of February 20 - 24

Hi Kinder Families,

We hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day! The children had a very exciting week! On Tuesday, we celebrated Valentine's Day in our pink, red and white dress down; making Valentine chains and cards. On Wednesday, Mrs. Headley came for a visit to help with our Community Helpers unit. She taught us all about how to keep our teeth clean and healthy, the children even went home with a new toothbrush! Thursday, we celebrated the 100th day of school! The kinders enjoyed creating their 100 fruit loops necklaces and 100 Day Crowns, and loved presenting their projects to one another! Thank you parents, in supporting your children with their 100 Day projects! They all looked great! And on Friday, we had our first visit with Mrs. Brown's dog, Milo! The kinders were thrilled to have Milo come! They were very inquistive and approached Milo with ease and enthusiasm! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Allison

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: Y

Number of the week: 17

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Nathan

  •  
  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Samuel

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Janice

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Anti-Bullying Dress Down Day- students may wear a pink shirt instead of their uniform in support of anti-bullying and pro-kindness!

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Ethan

  • Music with Mr. Kelly 
  • Brighouse Library & Richmond Museum Field Trip @ 10:45 am - 1:30 pm - We are still in need of parent drivers! If you are available please let us know! 

Friday:

Show & Tell: Jordan

  • 9:00 assembly 

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 10 to 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Session #12
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to C.20 section 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Brighouse Library Tour & Richmond Museum- We are still in need of parent drivers! If you are available please let us know! 
  3. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you. 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  • Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school
  • The parking situation will be changing, so please continue to look for updates.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Wednesday, March 1st- Ash Wednesday - School Mass
  2. Thursday, March 9th- Communication Students Learning Reports sent home 
  3. Friday, March 10th- Last day of School before Spring Break
  4. Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 24th- Spring Break
  5. Monday, March 27th- First Day Back after Spring Break

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13 - 17

Hi Kindergarten Families,

We hope everyone enjoyed a beautiful Family Day Longweekend! This week we look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day as well as our 100th day of school!

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Linden

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: V

Number of the week: 16

 

Monday:

  • Family Day- No School

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Linden

  • Valentine's Day
  • Dress down day- students may wear red, pink, and white instead of their uniform
  • Please bring in a shoebox for your children to decorate
  • If your child is bringing a valentine treat for their friends- please ensure they are nut free. There are 31 students, and 5 teachers.
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Mia

  • PE with Mr. Kelly

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Kayla

  • 100th Day of Kindergarten- we will be taking part in activities surrounding 100!
  • Please bring your child's "100 day" project for a gallery walk in the afternoon

Friday:

Show & Tell: Lucas

  • 9:00 assembly

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 10 to 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Session #11
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to B.10 section
  4. Brighouse Library Tour & Richmond Museum Permission Form: If you haven't already, please see the purple permission form & white library card application form in your child's homework folder. Please send it to school asap.
  • The library card application form is optional, you do not need to sign and return this if your child does not want their own library card.
  • The $4 cost written on the form is for reference, you do not need to send in money; apologies for any confusion it may have caused. 

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you. 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  • Please read Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school
  • The parking situation will be changing, so please continue to look for updates.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  2. Thursday, February 16th- 100s Day - We will be celebrating 100 days of school. Please send 100 day project to school today.
  3. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down
  4. Thursday, February 23rd- Brighouse Library and Richmond Museum Field Trip 
  5. Wednesday, March 1st- Ash Wednesday 

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

Week of February 6 - 10

 

Hi Kinder Families,

Last week, the children enjoyed their first experience at the Scholastic Book Fair! One lucky student even got to go home with a free book from a draw! The Kinders also did a fanstastic job leading the assembly with their Grade 6 Buddies; helping teach the whole school on ways to "Be The Light" to everyone around us. Thank you, parents, for helping your children practice at home, for the assembly! Last week also brought an extra treat, the snow! Thank you for making sure your children have been winter ready with their hats, scarves, gloves and boots! We hope you're all keeping warm! It's a short school week this coming week, please be sure to check the blog and school website to keep updated! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Mia

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: T

Number of the week: 15

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Jasmine

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Marko

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Allison

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 12:00 pm - Water needs to be shut off at the school and parish for construction purposes 

Thursday:

  • Catholic Educators Conference - No School 

Friday:

  • Catholic Educators Conference - No School 

Monday:

  • Family Day - No School 

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 10 to 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Session #11
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to B.10 section
  4. Brighouse Library Tour & Richmond Museum Permission Form: Please see the purple permission form & white library card application form in your child's homework folder. Please send it to school no later than Wednesday, February 8th.
  • The library card application form is optional, you do not need to sign and return this if your child does not want their own library card.
  • The $4 cost written on the form is for reference, you do not need to send in money; apologies for any confusion it may have caused. 

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you. 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  • However, please read Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school
  • The parking situation will be changing, so please continue to look for updates.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, February 13th- Family Day - No School
  2. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  3. Thursday, February 16th- 100s Day - We will be celebrating 100 days of school. A notice will be coming home about helping your child prepare for 100s day 
  4. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down\
  5. Thursday, February 23rd- Brighouse Library and Richmond Museum Field Trip 
  6. Wednesday, March 1st- Ash Wednesday 

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca cguevara@stpaulschool.ca