Grade 1

Week of December 11-15

Hi Grade One Families,

We now find ourselves in the second week of Advent. This is traditionally the week of peace or the week of preparation. It is time to take a moment…many moments…to seek peace in time spent with the Lord.

Only two more school weeks to go! At this time of the year we are flexible and prepared for changes in our schedule to accommodate special events and the extra time that it takes very excited children to do their activities and assignments in class. Advent is a wonderful time to be blessed to be a teacher of young children!

St. Paul’s Christmas Charity Project for 2023 supports Luke 15 House. Luke 15 house is a Christ-centered home and school of love, support, and healing for men with addiction.  A reminder that the Grade 1 class has been asked to bring one adult toque and $5 cash per child. Please bring all donations latest by Monday, December 11th. Please see email from Ms. Griffin for more information. 

Grade 1 Advent Calendars were sent home with all students last week. Please take a look inside your child’s agenda to see some of Grade 1’s advent promises. We also have our Advent celebration on Monday and host Mass on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing many of you there! 

Lastly, emails have been sent home about December in Grade 1 as well as Christmas Celebration costumes. Please have a read through, and let us know if you have any questions.

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: ng /n/

Heart Words: or & for

Star Student: Evan L.

Open Parachute Home Unit: Teaching Empathy & Accountability


  • Christmas Charity Project donations due today
  • Grade 1 Advent Party Games @ 10:45 am
  • Advent Party Lunch @ 12:45 pm
  • Triple O’s Hot Lunch (this will be sent home, as we have our Advent party)
  • Word Study folders home today


  • Music class with Mr. Kelly
  • Library today ~ please be sure to return all library books before today


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Buddies today


  • Christmas Celebration Costumes due today
  • Mass led by Grade 1 @ 9:15 am
  • French with Mme. Caprilli


  • Fukuroku Hot lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Word Study Assessment: ng /n/
    • Please return Word Study folders today

Looking Ahead:

  • Sunday, December 17- Third Sunday of Advent (Joy)
  • Tuesday, December 19- Christmas Celebration Matinee @ 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 19- Christmas Celebration Evening Show @ 6:45 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20- Primary Pajama Party (and Christmas Gift Giveaway)
  • Thursday, December 21- Mass led by Grade 6 @ 9:15 am
  • Friday, December 22- Assembly led by Grade 2 & 4 @ 9:00 am
  • Friday, December 22- Red and Green dress down day
  • Friday, December 22- Last Day of School (noon dismissal)

Please email us at and, or write us a note in your child’s agenda. Please be sure to check and initial your child’s agenda everyday.  Please be sure to include both teachers in all email correspondence.

Mrs. Dos Santos & Ms. Carroll 🙂