Grade 2

January 22-26

Dear Grade Two Families,

On Monday, 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! 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 have an exciting week ahead of us as we look forward to celebrating the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on Thursday. If you didn’t get a chance to hand in your Feast Day form last week, you may bring it in on Monday. Please note that this day is an early dismissal at 12:45 pm.

Because of Thursday’s festivities, your child will be bringing home their Gold Book for First Communion on Friday instead. More information about what to do with this book will be covered at our first parent meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:45 pm in the school gym. Thank you, also, for your flexibility with the revised schedule! It seems a little bit like deja vu writing this week’s blog because I will be sharing the same information from last week about First Communion! TAKE TWO! 🙂

We’ll restart 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, and at our mandatory first parent meeting this Wednesday. 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 27 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: Eden 

Phonics Skill: -ing

Open Parachute: Overcoming Worries and Doubts


  • St. Paul Feast Day form due today
  • PE today
  • Word Study Assessment: -ed 
    • Please return Home Reading folders to school
  • Home Reading folder sent home with phonics skill activities


  • Music and French today


  • PE today
  • 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


  • St. Paul Feast Day!
    • School Mass @ 9:15 am ~ please join us!
      • Please wear full uniform (including sweater)
    • Family Luncheon @ 12:00 in the gym
  • Dismissal at 12:45 pm today


  • Weekly RAZ-Kids recording due by today (only one please!)
  • School Assembly led by Grade 7 and Kindergarten
  • Word Study Assessment: -ing
    • Please return Home Reading folders to school
  • PE today
  • Library today
    • Please return any library books not yet brought back
  • Canella Hot Lunch
  • Gold Book for First Communion goes home for the weekend
    • They will 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


  • 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 29- Triple O’s Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday, January 31- First Communion Parent Meeting- Celebrating
  • Friday, February 2- Fukuroku Hot Lunch
  • Saturday, February 3- First Communion Mass at 5 pm

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


Miss Wu