Grade 1

Week of October 2 – 6

Hi Grade One Families, 

Where has September gone? It’s hard to believe we are already in the second month of Grade One! 

We had quite the important Thursday today honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by wearing our orange shirts. We read “With our Orange Hearts” by Phyllis Webstad as well as other books about residential schools and the students had many thoughtful questions and connections about the experiences. We talked about how we wear our orange shirts to promote healing and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. 

Tomorrow we have our school Walkathon. Thank you to all the parents and family members who have volunteered to come walk with our class, Katherine Phenco, Yuike Luo, Jonas Jubida, Soza Castanos, Elizabeth Whang and all who will join on the day! The children can’t wait to be outside, and be able to spend time with their friends. We hope to be blessed with a beautiful sunny day. Thank you for continuing to collect pledges. Walkathon pledges are due Tuesday, October 10th. Thank you to our

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: short vowel u (including consonant blends)

Student of the Week: Olivia

Open Parachute Home Unit: Building Resilience


  • No School
    • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


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


  • PE class with Mr. Kelly


  • 9:15am Mass (led by Grade 3) ~ please make sure that your child is in full school uniform including their sweater
  • French class with Mme. Caprili


  • Fukuroku Hot Lunch ~ for those who ordered (please bring cutlery)
  • Word Study Assessment: short vowel u (including consonant blends)
    • Please return word study folders to school today (to be returned on Monday)
  • PE class with Mr. Kelly

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, October 9th- Thanksgiving (No School)
  • Tuesday, October 10th- Walkathon pledges due
  • Thursday, October 12- Mass (Gr. 6)
  • Friday, October 13- Assembly (Grade 7 & K)
  • Friday, October 13- Canella Hot Lunch
  • Monday, October 16- Yummy Pizza Hot Lunch
  • Tuesday, October 17- Lifetouch Photo Retakes

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. 

Have a blessed week ahead!

Mrs. Dos Santos & Ms. Carroll