/October 29th-November 1st

Kindergarten

October 29th-November 1st

The students had a fun-filled week in Kindergarten! They went on their first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch on Tuesday and were super excited to pick out their perfect pumpkins. We are incredibly grateful for all the support you have given us! Special thanks to our parent volunteers who drove and accompanied us to the Pumpkin Patch. The children also made paper jack-0-lanterns and did a pumpkin investigation with their big buddies, later on in the week, where they measured and weighed different sized pumpkins and predicted and tested whether a pumpkin would sink or float. They definitely had their fill of pumpkins this week!

This week at a glance:

Letter of the Week: W

Student of the week: Teo

Show & Tell Theme: My Favourite Toy

Monday: 

Show & Tell: Marcus

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE today
  • French today
  • Library today ~ please return any library books that were not yet brought back as the children will be bringing home a new book today

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Christine

  • Empty shoebox due today (please see Halloween email)
  • PE today
  • Music today
  • Nature Walk today

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Haley

  • Happy Halloween! (see below for more details)
    • Halloween Party today (please see Halloween email)
  • PE today
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Emma

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

Friday:

  • Three Way Conferences – No Classes
    • First-term Kindergarten conferences are parents and teachers only to allow parents adequate time to discuss their child’s transition into Kindergarten
    • Conferences will take place in the gym and time slots are restricted to 10 minutes 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use “My Reading” book, “Read-Well” book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends- Session 2

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. ReadWell” book– this book contains all of your child’s work in our Language Arts Program “Read Well.” Please review the letter of the week and use the “Parent Prompt” questions with your child.
  4. Halloween
    • If your child plans on bringing a treat to share with all their classmates, please be sure they are nut-free and individually wrapped. Please do not individualize the treats by putting names on them but you can put who it’s from (i.e. you may write From _________, but please not To ___________ ). Please also keep in mind that we have 30 students in the class.
    • Your child is welcome to come in a costume, or wear black and/or orange.
    • If wearing a costume, please keep in mind the following:
      • We are a Catholic community, therefore costumes must be modest, respectful of others, and free of offensive language.
      • We are focused on student safety and peace of mind, therefore: no weapons or replica weapons of any kind (guns, swords, knives, chains, etc.); no blood or slime; no witches, ghosts, goblins, zombies, or scary monsters.
      • We are a learning community, therefore students must be able to sit at their desk comfortably and consider the space of others (no big hats or wide wings); fully participate in all class activities (including PE and recess times); and see and hear clearly (no face masks).

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Tuesday, November 6th- Kindergarten Hearing & Vision Tests
  2. Thursday, November 8th- Fukuroku Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  3. Friday November 9th- Remembrance Day Assembly
  4. Monday, November 12th- Remembrance Day observed (No School)
  5. Tuesday, November 13th- Photo Re-take Day

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

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Wu

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & jwu@stpaulschool.ca