/December 16th-20th

Kindergarten

December 16th-20th

This was a very busy week in Kindergarten as the children continued their discussion about St. Nicholas by brainstorming ways they could be generous too! The students have also been preparing their hearts for Jesus’ coming at Christmas by learning about the Nativity story and creating their own Advent wreaths. They even learned a new Advent song and what each candle on a wreath represents! Chippy must have been super happy with what he was seeing in Kindergarten because all throughout the week, he had been gifting our class with lots of new games and activities for them to enjoy! Keep up the great work, Kindergarten!

This week at a glance: 

Student of the week: Sophie

Letter of the week: I

Show & Tell Theme: My Favourite Toy

Monday: 

Show & Tell: Sophie

  • NO Hot Lunch today

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Young

  • Christmas Celebration Matinee @ 1:00 pm
  • Christmas Celebration Show @ 7:00 pm
    • Please drop off your children in the Kindergarten classroom @ 6:15 pm, wearing their Sunday Best (dresses, skirts, dress pants, suit, etc.)
    • Children will watch the entire show with their class at the front of the gym
    • Children will be dismissed after the show in the Kindergarten classroom

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Matthew

  • Kindergarten Pyjama Day!
    •  Your child may dress in their Pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffy for the day!
  • Kindergarten Advent Party today ~ please join us!
    • Thank you to Mrs. Chiu and Mrs. Law for organizing our class get-together. We look forward to celebrating with you all!
  • PE today
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Divine

  • School Mass @ 11:00 ~ please join us!
  • PE today
  • Music today

Friday:

  • Last Day of School before Christmas Break
    • Ugly Christmas Sweater/ Red & Green Dress Down Day
      • Please bring in a $2 donation anytime this week 
  • Assembly led by Staff
  • Dismissal @ 12 noon
    • Please pack a morning snack only (NO lunch needed)

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use “My Reading” book, “Read-Well” book, and books from home)

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Homework folders– Please continue to check these daily and send them back to school every day with your child. Each morning the children hand these in.
  2. My Reading” book– Please continue 10 to 15 minutes of daily reading with your child and place this book inside your child’s homework folder every day.
  3. “Read-Well” book– This book contains all of your children’s work in our Language Arts Program “Read Well.” Please review the letter of the week and use the “Parent Prompt” questions (found at the bottom of each page) with your child.
    • If you notice that your child has not finished the back of their Letter Record page in class, please brainstorm with them three words that begin with that letter. Then, have them write down the three words on the dotted lines and draw their corresponding pictures in the blank box.

Christmas in Kindergarten

Christmas Concert– The Christmas Musical Celebration is on Tuesday, December 17th. Kindergarten will wear their uniform to school on this day for the afternoon performance at 1:00 pm and change into their Sunday Best outfits at home, for the evening performance. In the evening, the students are asked to be in the Kindergarten classroom by 6:15 pm dressed in their Sunday Best clothes. Concert begins at 7:00 pm. They will be dismissed from the classroom after the concert.

Kindergarten Advent Party– We will be celebrating Christmas in Kindergarten on Wednesday, December 18th from 11:00-1:50 (Parents are welcome to begin arriving at 10:30 to set up food in the classroom). Along with lunch, we will have Christmas themed stations and activities.

The schedule for our Advent Party is as follows:

  • 10:30- Kids go to PE while parents set up the food in the classroom
  • 11:00- Kids come back from PE and eat
  • 12:15- Kids go outside for lunch recess while parents set up Christmas centre activities in the classroom
  • 12:45- Kids come back from recess and rotate through each activity
  • 1:50- Kids pack up to go home
  • 2:00- Dismissal

Christmas Treat – If you would like to send a Christmas treat to school for your child’s classmates, please ensure there are no names (except for who they’re from) and that they are nut-free. Children will hand them out on Wednesday, December 18th during our Advent Party

Dress Down Days:

  • Wednesday, December 18thKindergarten will have a Pyjama Party! As the weather is quite cold, please ensure that they have their shoulders and legs covered. Children may also bring a stuffed animal to school on this day!
  • Friday, December 20th–  Please bring in a $2 donation and wear an ugly Christmas sweater or come to school dressed in red and green! The $2 can be brought in anytime this week and will go towards the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, January 6th- School Re-opens

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

We hope you have a joyous and restful Christmas break with your families!

With love,

Miss Wu & Mrs. Dos Santos

jwu@stpaulschool.ca & kdossantos@stpaulschool.ca