Grade 1

Week of Jan. 16-20

Hello Grade One Families!

On Friday, we had a dress down day for Black Excellence Day, which is observed on January 15, 2023. The aim of this day is to spark important conversations about anti-racism and unity among various ethnic groups, and highlight the past and present struggles of Black and racialized Canadians. In Grade 1, we learned about Viola Desmond. By refusing to change seats in a movie theater she directly challenged segregation in Canada. We can find Viola Desmond on the $10 bill, as she was an important Black woman in Canada to push back against racism.

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: ch /ch/

Student of the Week: Riley

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

Open Parachute Unit (at Home): Empathy & Accountability


  • Family Traditions and Celebrations Inquiry Due (if forgotten last week)
  • Please return home reading folders (if forgotten on Friday)
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli


  • Music with Mr. Kelly


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Assembly led by Grade 7 & Kindergarten


  • 9:15am Mass (led by Grade 5)~ 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
  • Word Study Assessment- ch /ch/
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library today ~ please be sure to return any overdue library books before today


  • No School (Professional Day)

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, January 23- Yummy Pizza Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday, January 25- St. Paul Feast Day
  • Wednesday, January 25- Mass led by Grade 4

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

Mrs. Dos Santos & Ms. Carroll 🙂