Wise Atangana will be joining us for two African Music and Songs workshops on Wednesday and Thursday. He has worked with Madame Raquel for the last two years helping her Junior students write songs in French in songwriting workshops. Each Kinder class will enjoy a workshop in their own classroom environment.
Please send a note via Communication books to your homeroom team to let us know if you are willing to make some playdough for your child's class. Thanks!
Flip-Flops & Crocs
With the warmer weather, students are now sporting a variety of outdoor shoes. Parents are to keep in mind that outdoor footwear should still allow for running, climbing, skipping and jumping. Crocs and flips-flops are not the best choice as they easily slip off during most of these activities. In addition, these shoes tend to have little traction on sandy pavement and cause many slips and falls. Please send your child to school with closed-toe shoes.
A reminder about Sunscreen, Sun hats & Water bottles
Both the Kinder and play structure yards have very little shade and a lot of direct sunlight. For families with children who burn easily, we suggest applying sunscreen to your child prior to sending them to school. Parents can also send to school some sunscreen for their child to reapply prior to outdoor play. Please take the time to show your child how to apply sunscreen to themselves, explaining that a little goes a long way. Spray sunscreens with pumps are allowed but please no aerosol spray cans. All students should bring a sun hat to school. All students should have a reusable water bottle as well.
EQAO Testing starts this week - May 25th-June 1st
Grades 3 & 6 will be starting their Provincial testing this week. Testing will occur throughout the school therefore please me mindful of noise when entering the Grand Hall & walking the hallways.
The library will be used on testing days therefore book exchanges may be interrupted. Please return library books as usual on your designated library day ( Kinder A - Tuesdays, Kinder B-Thursdays).
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
Wednesday, May 24th - Kinder A - Mafolo African Music & Songs workshop, 9am-10am
Thursday, May 25th - Kinder B - Mafolo African Music & Songs workshop, 9am-10am
May 25th - June 1st - EQAO testing for grades 3 & 6, testing will be occurring throughout the day and throughout the school, please be mindful of noise and library schedules may be interrupted
Friday, May 26th - Movie Night (School Council)
Thursday, June 1st - New to Kinder Info session for incoming year 1 (JK) families, 4-4:45pm
Friday, June 2nd - Jump Rope for Heart, 11am-12:30pm
Friday, June 9th - PD Day
Friday, June 16th - Spring Fling (School Council)
Tues.June 27th - Communication of Learning (Report Cards) go home with Y1 & Y2 (JK&SK)
Thursday, June 29th -Hilson's Annual Ice Cream Dance Party (School Council), Last Day of classes