Grade 1

Week of Dec. 12-16

Hello Grade One Families!

The children had so much fun at our Advent Celebration this week! Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us, as well as a special thank you to our homeroom parent, John Ren, for organizing such a fun party for the kids!

This upcoming week we will celebrate the third week of Advent – the week of joy! Jesus is coming so let us rejoice! The students in Grade One know the joy of the season very well. They are vibrating with excitement for all that Advent and Christmas mean to them. It is a privilege and a blessing to be able to spend every day surrounded by their excitement and joy.

I can’t believe that there are only five school days left until the Christmas holidays! 

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: review week (no word study assessment)

Student of the Week: Ellie

Open Parachute Unit (at School): Frustration, Motivation & Growth Mindset

Open Parachute Unit (at Home): Empathy & Accountability


  • Family Traditions and Celebrations inquiry sent home (due Jan. 9)
  • PE today
  • French class with Mme. Caprili
  • Please return Home Reading folders (these will stay at school over break)
  • Yummy Pasta for those who ordered
    • Please bring your own cutlery 


  • Christmas Celebration Matinee Show @ 1:00 pm
  • Christmas Celebration Evening Show @ 6:45 pm


  • PE today 
  • Grade 1 Christmas Centers & Christmas treat exchange (if your child is bringing in a treat for their friends, please send it to school today)
    • If your child would like to share a Christmas treat with their classmates, please ensure to send enough for each student (31).
    • Please do not individualize the treats by putting classmates’ names on them (To: ______) however, you may write who it’s from (i.e. From: Mrs. D). Treats must be nut-free, but do not need to be edible. They can be cards, stickers, pencils, cards, etc. This activity is optional.
  • Please send a reusable bag for your child to bring home their cards & treats


  • 9:15am Mass ~ please make sure that your child is in full school uniform including their sweater
  • White Spot hot lunch for those who ordered 
    • Please bring your own cutlery
  • Library today ~ please be sure to return all library books before today


  • Ugly Christmas Sweater (or Red/Green) dress down day
  • School Assembly @ 9:15 am
  • Please return Home Reading folders today (will stay at school over the break)
  • No Word Study Assessment
  • Last Day of School (12 pm dismissal)

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday, December 25- Christmas
  • Sunday, January 1- New Year’s Day
  • Tuesday, January 3- First day back to school
  • Wednesday, January 4- Assembly @ 1:15 pm
  • Thursday, January 5- Mass @ 9:15 am
  • Friday, January 6- Fukuroku Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  • Monday, January 9- Family Traditions and Celebrations Inquiry Due

Please email me at, or write a note in your child’s agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Mrs. Dos Santos 🙂