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June 7th – 11th

Hi Kinder families,

On Friday we wore orange in support of orange shirt day. Why orange? The colour stems from the story of Phyllis Jack Webstad who entered St. Joseph’s Mission residential school at the age of 6 in 1973/74.  Phyllis was excited on her first day of school, and chose a brand new orange shirt to wear that was given to her by her grandmother.  Filled with excitement, Phyllis arrived at school only to have her clothes taken away from her. She never wore the shirt again, and didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to her.  And so began her time in a residential school. In Kindergarten, we spoke about rights, roles, and responsibilities as students at St. Paul’s School and compared them to the children who were taken from their families to go to residential school. We spoke about and identified fair and unfair aspects of these actions and how when mistakes are made, we must apologize and learn from these mistakes moving forward.

This week at a glance:

Letter of the week: Vowel Review

Shape of the week: Rectangular Prism & Cylinder   

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite thing


Show & Tell: Peter

  • PE today
  • No library this week
  • Spelling Challenge #7 list sent home
  • Genius Hour – talking boxes returned home


Show & Tell: Sophie C.

  • PE today
  • Music today


Show & Tell: Aria

  • PE today
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00


Show & Tell: Geoffrey

  • PE today
  • Music today


Show & Tell: Charlene

  • Fukuroku Hot Lunch ~ for those who ordered (please being utensils)
  • Spelling Challenge #7 today
  • ADST today
  • Nature Walk today


  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading– (please use “My Reading” book, “My Read Well” book, RAZ Kids, Headsprout, Epic!Books, library books, or books from home)
  2. Sounds- Please remember to revise the sounds we are completing in class regularly with the children at home. These can be found in the ReadWell folders.
  3. Spelling Challenges- Please take a look at your child’s green Spelling Challenge folder and review any words that need to be reviewed. New lists will continue to be sent out on Mondays. The children have their last spelling challenge #7 this Friday. After this, we will work on our sentence writing in class, in lieu of Spelling Challenges.
  4. Genius Hour– We have begun our Term 3 inquiry project called “Genius Hour.” Thank you for sending in your child’s talking boxes! We are now working towards creation. Please take a look in your children’s black folders on Monday for a little information about the “Creation” step of Genius Hour. All projects can begin to be brought in on Monday, June 14th, and are due on Wednesday, June 16th.

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Walkathon-  We hope that all families have a wonderful time for Walkathon. Please be sure to send in your donations by Monday, June 7th as pledge forms are due.
  2. Kindergarten Funday- In lieu of our annual year end primary picnic, each class will be having a Funday. Thank you to our homework parents, Mrs. Yun & Mrs. Castillo, for organizing our students individually packed lunches!

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, June 7th Walkathon Pledge forms due
  2. Tuesday, June 8th- Justice’s Funeral
  3. Wednesday, June 9th Year-end Kindergarten Class Mass
  4. Wednesday, June 9th First Holy Communion for the Grade 2s (please keep them in your prayers)
  5. Friday June 11th Fukuroku Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  6. Monday, June 14- Please begin to bring in Genius Hour Projects
  7. Tuesday, June 15th Encore Fundraiser (snacks provided for those who ordered)
  8. Wednesday, June 16th Genius Hour Projects Due
  9. Wednesday, June 16th Confirmation for the Grade 7s (please keep them in your prayers)
  10. Thursday, June 17th Whitespot Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  11. Friday, June 18th Kindergarten Fun Day

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

With love,

Mrs. Dos Santos & Miss Comerford