Grade 2

January 16-20

Dear Grade Two Families,

On Friday, we had a Dress Down day for Black Excellence Day. In class, we learned about Viola Desmond and how she sat down to stand up for equal rights! By refusing to change seats in a movie theatre, her story started discussions about discrimination and segregation in Canada. In honour of Viola’s legacy, we can now find her on the Canadian $10 bill. Our class was inspired by her bravery and created their own bank notes as a reminder to stand up for what is right.

We start the First Communion program this week! It is a joyous time as the children get to know Jesus a lot more and develop their relationship with Him in preparation for this beautiful sacrament. You can find out more about the program in the letter that was sent home last week, and at our mandatory first parent meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:45 pm in the school gym. Please make sure you sign in with me before the meeting starts. We will end off the week by attending Mass together on Saturday, January 21 at 5:00 pm in the church. All details and more will be communicated at the meeting on Wednesday.

See you then!


Here are the reminders for the week:

First Communion Theme: Belonging

Star of the Week: Sophie C.

Phonics Skill: o_e /ō/ 

Open Parachute Unit (in class): Anger, Self-Soothing, & Asking for Help (cont’d)

Open Parachute Unit (at home): Social Media & Self-Esteem (cont’d)

 Monday

  • PE today
  • Home Reading folder sent home with phonics skill activities

Tuesday

  • Music and French today

Wednesday

  • PE today
  • School Assembly led by Grade 7 and Kindergarten
  • Dismissal at 2 pm today
  • Parent Meeting
    • 6:45 pm in the school gym
    • Please sign in before you have a seat
    • Kindly make childcare arrangements as children are not allowed to come to the meeting

Thursday

  • School Mass @ 9:15 am ~ please join us!
    • Please wear full uniform (including sweater)
  • White Spot Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
    • Please bring your own cutlery!
  • Word Study Assessment: o_e /ō/ 
    • Please return Home Reading folders to school
  • French today
  • Gold Book goes home
    • They will stay home over the weekend and be brought back to school on Monday
    • Please go through the whole chapter with them
    • Complete any unfinished work
    • Please do not work ahead to the next chapters

Friday

  • No School- Professional Development Day

Saturday

  • First Communion Mass – Belonging
    • 5:00 pm in the church
    • Please arrive 15 minutes earlier
    • Please sign-in in the foyer of the church and receive your name tag
    • Please come in your Sunday best (no play clothes, jeans, or runners)

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 23- Yummy Pasta Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  • Wednesday, January 25- St. Paul Feast Day School Mass at 9:15
  • Wednesday, January 25- First Communion Parent Meeting- Celebrating
  • Saturday, January 28- First Communion Mass at 5 pm

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

Warmly,

Miss Wu