Grade 1

Week of October 30th – November 3rd

Hi Grade One Families,

On Wednesday we had our Walkathon assembly and we raised a grand total of $87,706 Thank you very much for all your hard work in collecting pledges! A special congratulations to our Grade 1 Walkathon prize winners- Paul, Abby, Amanda, Tyler, Mackenzie, Karsten, Theo, Ella, Rina, Jordan and Zachary! Thank you to all families for your dedication to our only fundraiser of the year. What a successful year it has been!

In addition to Halloween, this week we are celebrating All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. We will be learning about the different saints throughout the month of November as we look to them to help us grow in our relationship with God. We will also be focusing our prayer intentions on our loved ones who have passed away. On Monday, they will be taking home a piece of paper to write down the name of someone who has passed away that they want to pray for. Please return it by Wednesday so we can include them in our class prayer intentions.

I wanted to also say thank you so so much for the gorgeous book of messages I received from the Gr.1 students. Thank you to Mrs. D for making the classroom party ready and to you, the parents for your generous gift ! It is a joy to work with your children every day! – Ms. Carroll

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: -all, -oll, -ull

Heart Words: no & so

Student of the Week: Jerome

Open Parachute Home Unit: Building Resilience


  • Yummy Pasta Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Word Study folders go home today
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French class with Mme. Caprilli

Tuesday ~ Halloween

  • Halloween Dress Down Day 
    • Students can come in their Halloween costumes or wear black and orange
    • Please see Ms. Griffin’s Thursday Letter for more information
  • Students are welcome to bring a special Halloween treat to eat during the movie. This can be brought in in addition to their recess snack. 
  • If you would like to bring a Halloween treat for the whole class, you are more than welcome to. This is entirely optional. Please see the guidelines below for bringing in a Halloween treat:
    • all treats must be individually wrapped
    • perishable treats must be nut free
    • please do not label each treat individually (however, you can certainly label who it’s from)
  • Please bring in 1 or 2 reusable bags to put treats inside (2 if you send treats in)
  • Agendas will not be sent home today
  • Library today ~ please be sure to return all library books before today
  • Music class with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday ~ All Saints’ Day

  • PE with Mr. Kelly

Thursday ~ All Souls’ Day

  • Mass Led by Grade 5 @ 9:15 am
  • Please return prayer intention papers today
  • French class with Mme. Caprili


  • Assembly led by Grade 4 & Grade 2
  • Fukuroku Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Word Study Assessment: -all, -oll, -ull
    • Please return Word Study folders today
  • Interim Report Letter send home today

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, November 6- White Spot Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Thursday, November 9- Mass led by Grade 7 @ 9:15 am
  • Thursday, November 9- Remembrance Day Assembly (led by Grade 6) @ 10:45 am
  • Friday, November 10- Professional Development Day (No School)
  • Saturday, November 11- Remembrance Day
  • Monday, November 13- Remembrance Day Holiday (No School)

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 🙂