Hilson is happy to welcome Katy Harrison to the team as our new school librarian. Both Kinder classes will be visiting the library on Mondays. Kinder B visits from 11:50am-12:20pm and Kinder A visits from 12:20pm-12:50pm. Please ensure that library books are cared for at home and returned every week. Students can only take out a new book if they have returned their previous book. For some, the struggle is real when they are informed that they can not take out a book. There are tears. Please send books to school EVERY MONDAY. Library books that are damaged or lost are subject to a fee. Fees are dependent on what is lost or how damaged.
School photo proofs were sent home last week on Wednesday. Please read and review your package for ordering and purchasing instructions. Photos can be ordered online or by sending your order back to the school. Families that wish to have retakes are to clearly communicate this by sending their photo proof envelope back to the school with RETAKE written on the envelope. Retakes will take place on Thurs. Nov. 2nd. Retake requests and photo orders are due this Wed. Oct.18th.
Winter is coming
Fall weather continues to be un peu méli-mélo. Cool mornings, followed by sunny and warm afternoons or winter jacket days followed by tee-shirt days. Either or, the cold weather is inevitable in Ottawa. With cold weather comes the need for self-help skills. Self-help skills are the ability to do things independently like put on your jacket, know how to pull your sleeves right side out, zip up/button up your coat, put on your boots, hat, neckwarmer, mitts, identify your own boots, hat, neckwarmer and mitts. The more your child can do on their own, the more confident they feel and the faster they get outside or inside the classroom to play. Please practice these skills at home. If shopping for new fall and winter outerwear, have your child practice in store to ensure that they will be successful with the new purchase. As educators, we will teach these skills to your child by showing them strategies and talking them through the steps. Often, this is not the ''help'' they were asking for. Keep in mind the cubbie area is a space shared by 50 children and often only has 2 adults assisting during dress up time. Patience is a virtue & independence is happiness are our mantras during cubbie time.
P.S. It is never too early to practice putting on snowsuits :0) For real. Also - LABEL EVERYTHING.
Upcoming Events, Important Dates & Reminders
Every Monday is Library day, please pack those books
Every Monday is also Note Tote day, please send Note Totes to school
Every Tuesday is Pizza Day
Every Friday is Lunch Lady day - Please note Lunch Lady no longer gives cutlery with your child's meal. Please keep a spoon in your child's lunch bag.
Every Friday is also when Note Totes go home, please empty Note Totes of artwork, school work, flyers, school council news, etc. prior to returning them
Wednesday, Oct.18th - Photo orders due
Friday, Oct.27th - Scholastics Book Fair during school hours (School Council)
Saturday, Oct.28th - Scholastics Book Fair/Family Event, 11am -1pm (School Council)
Tuesday, Oct.31st - Halloween
Sunday, Nov.5th - Daylight Savings Ends, Clocks Fall Back
Wednesday, Nov.8th - Nepean High School presents ''Scooby Doo'' 11:45am
Thursday, Nov.9th - Initial Observations document goes home (this is the Kinder version of the Progress Report)
Saturday, Nov.11th - Remembrance Day
Tuesday, Nov.14th - School Council Meeting in the library, 6:30pm
Friday, Nov.17th - Movie Night (School Council)
Friday, Nov.24th - PD Day
Tuesday, Dec.11th - School Council Meeting in the library, 6:30pm
Dec.23rd-Jan.7th - Winter Holiday Break
Friday, February 23rd - Movie Night (School Council)
Friday, May 18th - Movie Night (School Council)
Friday, June 15th - Spring Fling (School Council)
Thursday, June 28th - Last day of School Annual Ice Cream Dance Party, end of day approx.1pm-2:30pm