We apologize for the lag in blog activity. We will get back to our regular posting schedule now that we are getting back in the swing of things and outside of holiday mode. Educators and students alike enjoyed their first week back. The main focus was to take things easy as everyone got reacquainted and back into school mode and routines.
Hilson's Kindergarten Information Night - Mon.Jan.23rd - 6:00pm
The Kinder team will be hosting a Kinder info night for families looking to register their child for the 2017-2018 school year. Hard to believe that we are already planning for the following school year when we are only half way through the current one but early registration greatly helps in creating classes and allocating staffing. Please spread the word to any and all friends and family you may have that are looking to register their child for Kindergarten. Year 1 (JK) and Year 2 (SK) students welcome!
Family Literacy Day - Friday, Jan. 27th
Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy
Kinder A and B are looking for parents that would like to volunteer to read to students in class on that day. Please write a note in your child's Communication Book to let your homeroom team know and what your preference is AM/PM timeslot, reading student selected books 1-to-1 with students or reading a personal favourite to the whole class.
Outdoor clothes & Change of clothes
Just a friendly reminder that students do spend anywhere from 60 minutes to 90 minutes a day in outdoor play. Please ensure they are properly dressed with snow pants,boots, coat, neck warmer, hat and mitts. Independence is really fostered in this area therefore encouraging self-help skills at home is greatly appreciated.
Some students are missing a change of clothes at school as they took them home before the holidays. Please send in a change of clothes if you haven't already. The change of clothes is not just for toileting accidents but for a number of Kinderland mishaps - over zealous sensory play, juice box/milk spills, applesauce/yogurt explosions, extreme outdoor play - you name it, it happens in Kinderland!
Please check backpacks for when we send clothes home and use this as your indicator to send a new set in.
Upcoming Events, Important Dates & Reminders
Every Tues. 2nd Nutrition break - Pizza Day
Every Fri. 2nd Nutrition Break - Lunch Lady - please be aware that Lunch Lady no longer provides cutlery, please pack your own
Monday, Jan.23rd - Hilson's Kindergarten Info Night
Friday, Jan.27th - Family Literacy Day
Monday, Jan.30th - PD DAY
Wednesday, Feb.1st - Middle French Immersion Info Night - great for Kinder families with older siblings in grade 3!!
Friday, Feb.17th - PD Day
Monday, Feb.20th - Family Day
Feb.27th - Mar.2nd - Blues in the School