Grade 1

Week of October 16 – 20

Hi Grade One Families, 

We are under way with our Open Parachute lessons! Our first unit in class is on Growth Mindset. The students’ first couple lessons have been about noticing anger and happiness triggers, as well as recognizing and changing unhelpful thoughts. They did a wonderful job reframing negative thoughts into positive thoughts. We will continue to practice these skills as the year progresses. Please feel free to ask your child about how they can recognize and change their unhelpful thoughts.

Learning Conferences are this coming Friday, Oct. 20th. Please don’t forget to book your appointment starting on Saturday, October 14th at 9 am. See the notice that was sent home last week for more information. We look forward to seeing you on Friday and celebrating your child’s learning together.

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: all short vowel review (including consonant blends)

Student of the Week: Tyler

Open Parachute Home Unit: Building Resilience



  • Word Study folders go home today
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Yummy Pizza Hot Lunch (please bring your own cutlery)


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


  • PE with Mr. Kelly


  • 9:15am Mass (led by Grade 2)~ please make sure that your child is in full school uniform including their sweater
  • French class with Mme. Caprilli
  • Word Study Assessment: all short vowel review (including consonant blends)
    • Please return Word Study folders today


  • Learning Conferences today ~ no regular classes today

Looking Ahead: 

  • Wednesday, October 25- Walkathon assembly @ 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 26- Mass @ 9:15 am (led by Grade 1)
  • Friday, October 27- Pro-D Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 30- Yummy Pasta Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Tuesday, October 31- Halloween dress down day

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 🙂