Kindergarten's blog

WEEK OF JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 3

 

Hi Kindergarten Families,

Last week, the children enjoyed learning about our school's Patron Saint, St. Paul. They especially enjoyed celebrating together as a school community on Wednesday! Thank you to all the families that were able to join us to celebrate. What a special day! The children are beginning to learn about Community Helpers in Social Studies. If you have a job you are passionate about and would like to come in to tell the children about it, please e-mail us for more details! We would love to have you come into our classroom and share! This Friday, Kindergarten hosts Assembly with their buddies! Please come join us :)

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Kayla

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: P

Number of the week: 15

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Bianca

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara
  • Dibels (mid-year assessment)

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Hilary

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly
  • Dibels (mid-year assessment)

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Anina

  • Scholastic Bookfair
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Dibels (mid-year assessment)
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Francesca

  • Scholastic Bookfair
  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA
  • Dibels (mid-year assessment)

Friday:

Show & Tell: Andrew

  • Scholastic Bookfair
  • Assembly led by Kindergarten & Grade 6
  • DPA
  • Digital Literacy with Mrs. Melvin
  • Buddy Time with Grade 6's  
  • Dibels (mid-year assessment)

 

Homework:

  1. Home reading: 10 to 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Session #10
  3. Permission Form: Please see the green permission form in your child's homework folder about Mrs. Brown & Milo! Please send it to school no later than Friday, February 3rd.
  4. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to B.10 section

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you.
  3. Dibels- The mid-year language assessment for Kindergarten will take place in class this week. If there are any concerns with your child's results, we will be speaking with families directly. 
  4. Labelling- Please ensure to label every item that you send to school with your child. With the winter weather, we are getting alot of items with no names on them. The children will often remember what is theirs, but sometimes there are mix-ups. Labelling everything will help to minize this. Thank you for your help.

January Items:

  1. Winter Wear- Winter has come into full swing! Kindergarten is "Every day ready" and we go out regardless of the weather. Please ensure your child comes to school with a thick jacket, scarves, boots, mittens/gloves and toques to wear while outside. Without the proper attire, we unfortunately cannot let them go out to play. 
  2. Tissue Box- Winter brings both the cold weather and the sniffles! We ask you to send an unopened box of tissues to share with the class. Please put your child's name on it so we know who to thank for the tissues! 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  • However, please read Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school
  • The parking situation will be changing, so please continue to look for updates.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Wednesday - Friday, February 1st - 3rd- Scholastic Book Fair
  2. Friday, February 3- Kindergarten & Grade 6 assembly @ 9:00
  3. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  4. bruary 3rd- Kindergarten lead assembly
  5. Wednesday, February 8- Early dismissal @ 12 pm
  6. Thursday & Friday, February 9th - 10th- Catholic Educators Conference - No School 
  7. Monday, February 13th- Family Day - No School
  8. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stupaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

Week of January 23 - 27

 

Last week we enjoyed our field trip to Loblaws! The children learned a lot about the 4 food groups and healthy eating! We even had a healthy snack of Dragonfruit and Clementines. Thank you to the parents (and grandparents!) who took time out of their busy schedules to accompany us to the grocery store! This week, we look forward celebrating St. Paul's Feast Day and a Dress Down Day! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Lucas

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite book

Letter of the week: N

Number of the week: 14

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Jadon

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with our Grade 7 Buddies 
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Inigo

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Caelyn

  • Mass @ 11 am 
  • St. Paul Feast Day Celebration in the Gym - Parents and families are welcome to join the festivities after Mass
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday: Gwyneth

  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA

Friday: Gianmar

  • Dress Down Day - Come dressed in your Cozy Winter Wear 
  • Assembly led by Grades 7 & 3 @ 9 am 
  • DPA
  • Digital Literacy with Mrs. Melvin
  • Buddy Time with Grade 6's 

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #1-#9

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you.

January Items:

  1. Winter Wear- Winter has come into full swing! Kindergarten is "Every day ready" and we go out regardless of the weather. Please ensure your child comes to school with a thick jacket, scarves, boots, mittens/gloves and toques to wear while outside. Without the proper attire, we unfortunately cannot let them go out to play. 
  2. Tissue Box- Winter brings both the cold weather and the sniffles! We ask you to send an unopened box of tissues to share with the class. Please put your child's name on it so we know who to thank for the tissues! 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not yet affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  •  
  • However, please read Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Wednesday, January 25th- St. Paul Feast Day 
  2. Friday, January 27th- Cozy Winter Wear Dress Down Day
  3. Wednesday - Friday, February 1st - 3rd- Scholastic Book Fair
  4. Friday, February 3rd- Kindergarten lead assembly
  5. Thursday & Friday, February 9th - 10th- Catholic Educators Conference - No School 
  6. Monday, February 13th- Family Day - No School
  7. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  8. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF JANUARY 16 - 20

Hi Kindergarten Families,

Last week we enjoyed a visit from Father Mark, went on a nature walk, and enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather outdoors! The children have fallen nicely into the classroom routines. This week we look forward to our class fieldtrip to Loblaws. Thank you to all the volunteer parent drivers. Please be sure to sign the parent driver forms and send them back to school by Tuesday, January 17th.

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Nathan

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: J

Number of the week: 13

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Mateo

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with our Grade 7 Buddies 
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: 

Show & Tell: Frederick

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly
  • Loblaws fieldtrip driver forms due

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Cody

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday:

  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • Fieldtrip to Loblaws
  • DPA

Friday: 

  • Assembly led by Grades 4 & 1 @ 9 am 
  • DPA

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #1-#9

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Quiet Time blankets/towels- We had sent their blankets/towels home to be washed over the break. Please send them back with your child to use for our Quiet Time 
  3. Loblaws Field Driver Trip Form- A drivers form for our upcoming field trip to the grocery store has been sent home with all parent volunteer drivers. Please return the form by this Tuesday, January 17th
  4. Birthday Invitations- just a friendly reminder that we are happy to pass out birthday invittaions at school if, and only if, the whole class is invited. If this is not the case, please find an alternate way of handing out the invitations. If you did not recieve Jordan's birthday invitation in your child's homework folder, please send us an e-mail and we will be sure to place one in your child's folder.
  5. Class E-mail- Please reply to our e-mail regarding sharing parent e-mail addresses. We have had many inquires about the class list and need all parents permission to forward this information on. Thank you.

January Items:

  1. Winter Wear- Winter has come into full swing! Kindergarten is "Every day ready" and we go out regardless of the weather. Please ensure your child comes to school with a thick jacket, scarves, boots, mittens/gloves and toques to wear while outside. Without the proper attire, we unfortunately cannot let them go out to play. 
  2. Tissue Box- Winter brings both the cold weather and the sniffles! We ask you to send an unopened box of tissues to share with the class. Please put your child's name on it so we know who to thank for the tissues! 

 

Parking Lot Update:

  • Kindergarten is not affected by these changes, as parents may continue to use the front school parking lot
  •  
  • However, please read Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic for the rest of the school.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Thursday, January 19th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Loblaws Grocery Store for a Nutrition Tour 
  2. Wednesday, January 25th- St. Paul Feast Day 
  3. Friday, January 27th- Cozy Winter Wear Dress Down Day
  4. Wednesday - Friday, February 1st - 3rd- Scholastic Book Fair
  5. Friday, February 3rd- Kindergarten lead assembly
  6. Thursday & Friday, February 9th - 10th- Catholic Educators Conference - No School 
  7. Monday, February 13th- Family Day - No School
  8. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  9. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca 

Week of January 9 - 13

 

We had a great first week back! We loved hearing the stories about their Christmas holidays! This week was all about getting back into our routine. The children jumped right back into school mode, it was like they never left! January brings some exciting things for Kindergarten including St. Paul's Feast Day, our field trip to the grocery store and a dress down day! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Samuel

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: I

Number of the week: 12 & 13 

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Rachel

  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with our Grade 7 Buddies 
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

Tuesday: Samantha

Show & Tell: 

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Kristopher

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday: Kimberley

Show & Tell: 

  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA

Friday: Zandro

Show & Tell: 

  • Loblaws Field Trip Form Due 
  • Assembly led by Grades 5 & 2 @ 9 am 
  • DPA

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #1-#9

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Quiet Time blankets/towels- We had sent their blankets/towels home to be washed over the break. Please send them back with your child to use for our Quiet Time 
  3. Loblaws Field Trip Form- A permission form for our upcoming field trip to the grocery store has been sent home. Please return the form by this Friday, January 13th

January Items:

  1. Winter Wear- Winter has come into full swing! Kindergarten is "Every day ready" and we go out regardless of the weather. Please ensure your child comes to school with a thick jacket, scarves, boots, mittens/gloves and toques to wear while outside. Without the proper attire, we unfortunately cannot let them go out to play. 
  2. Tissue Box- Winter brings both the cold weather and the sniffles! We ask you to send an unopened box of tissues to share with the class. Please put your child's name on it so we know who to thank for the tissues! 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Thursday, January 19th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Loblaws Grocery Store for a Nutrition Tour 
  2. Wednesday, January 25th- St. Paul Feast Day 
  3. Friday, January 27th- Cozy Winter Wear Dress Down Day
  4. Wednesday - Friday, February 1st - 3rd- Scholastic Book Fair
  5. Friday, February 3rd- Kindergarten lead assembly
  6. Thursday & Friday, February 9th - 10th- Catholic Educators Conference - No School 
  7. Monday, February 13th- Family Day - No School
  8. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  9. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca 

Week of January 3 - 6

Happy New Year Kindergarten families!

We hope you all had a restful Christmas break and got to spend time with family and friends! We missed the children over the holidays and we can't wait to see what the new year will bring! 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Janice

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: D

Number of the week: 12 

 

Monday:

  • No School 

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Samuel

  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Janice

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday: 

Show & Tell: Ethan

  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA

Friday:

Show & Tell: Jordan

  • Assembly @ 9 am 
  • DPA

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #1- #8

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday  
  2. Quiet Time blankets/towels- We had sent their blankets/towels home to be washed over the break. Please send them back with your child to use for our Quiet Time 

January Items:

  1. Winter Wear- Winter has come into full swing! Kindergarten is "Every day ready" and we go out regardless of the weather. Please ensure your child comes to school with a thick jacket, scarves, boots, mittens/gloves and toques to wear while outside. Without the proper attire, we unfortunately cannot let them go out to play. 
  2. Tissue Box- Winter brings both the cold weather and the sniffles! We ask you to send an unopened box of tissues to share with the class. Please put your child's name on it so we know who to thank for the tissues! 

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Thursday, January 19th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Loblaws Grocery Store for a Nutrition Tour (More information to come) 
  2. Wednesday, January 25th- St. Paul Feast Day 
  3. Wednesday - Friday, February 1st - 3rd- Scholastic Book Fair
  4. Friday, February 3rd- Kindergarten lead assembly
  5. Thursday & Friday, February 9th - 10th- Catholic Educators Conference - No School 
  6. Monday, February 13th- Family Day - No School
  7. Tuesday, February 14th- Valentine's Day - Red-White-Pink Dress down
  8. Wednesday, February 22nd- Anti-Bullying Day - Pink Shirt Dress down

 

Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12 - 16

Dear Kindergarten Families, 

The children worked so hard to prepare for and did such a wonderful job at the Third Week of Advent Assembly. Thank you to all the parents that were able to join us on Friday for our Assembly. In the Third week of Advent, we light the third candle "joy" to rejoice that the Lord is near. The children have been preparing in their hearts, as well as our classroom. We look forward to an exciting week leading up to our Christmas holiday. 

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Ethan

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: D

Number of the week: 12

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Mia

  • Hot Lunch Day
  • Christmas celebration practice
  • DPA
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library Time (please ensure books are returned)

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Kayla

  • DPA
  • Christmas Celebration Matinee @ 1:30 pm
  • Christmas Celebration Show @ 6:45 pm
    • Please drop off your children in the Kindergarten classroom @ 6:20 pm
    • Please have your child dressed in Sundays Best
    • Children will watch the entire show with their class at the front of the gym
    • Children will be dismissed after the show in the Kindergarten classroom (please speak to us prior if you plan to pick up your child early)

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Lucas

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Nathan

  • Kindergarten Pajama Day: Please bring a donation for the Richmond Food Bank and your child may dress in their Pajamas and bring their favourite stuffy for the day!
  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • Kindergarten Christmas Celebration @ 1:45-2:45 (in Kindergarten classroom)

Friday:

Show & Tell: Samuel

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater/Red & Green dress down day- No donation needed (Please back a morning snack only)
  • Staff assembly - you are welcome to join us at 9 am! 
  • 12:00  pm dismissal
  • Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday and we will see you on January 2, 2017

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #1- #7
  3. 3rd Week of Advent Calendar

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday (There will be no new library books coming home until after Christmas)
  2. Communicating Student Learning- thank you to all parents for returning your child's envelope and folder. If you haven't done so already, please send both back before Christmas holiday.

 

Christmas in Kindergarten: 

  1. Living Room Donations- Thank you to all parents for their generous donations to The Living Room
  2. Christmas Stocking- Thank you for sending in a stocking. If you haven't done so already, please ensure to send in a Christmas stocking for your child by Thursday. We don't want any chidlren feeling left out! These will be returned on Thursday, December 15th at our Christmas Celebration.
  3. Christmas Ornament- Thank you for sending in an ornament. If you haven't done so already, please send in 1 Christmas ornament that your child can present to the class and decorate our classroom tree. Ornaments will be returned on Friday, December 16th.
  4. Christmas Treat- If you would like to send a Christmas treat to school for your child's classmates, please ensure there are no names, and they are nut-free. Children will hand them out on Thursday, December 15th at our Kindergarten Christmas celebration.
  5. Kindergarten Christmas Celebration- we will be celebrating Christmas in Kindergarten on Thursday, December 15th from 1:45-2:45. Similar to our Halloween celebration, we will have 6 different Christmas themed stations. If you would have an idea in mind, or would like to host a station, please e-mail us! The more the merrier!
  6. Dress Down Day- on Thursday, December 15th Kindergarten will have a Pajama Party! As the weather is quite cold, please ensure that they have their shoulders and legs covered. Children may also bring a stuff to school on this day. Please bring on non-preishable item for the Richmond Food Bank as Kindergarten will be making a donation together as a class! On Friday, December 16th, we will have a school wide ugly christmas sweater/red & green day dress down. No donation needed.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Sunday, December 11th- Third Sunday in Advent
  2. Tuesday, December 13th- Christmas Celebration @ 1:30 (matinee show) & 6:45 (evening show)
  3. Thursday, December 15th- Kindergarten Pajama Day & Christmas celebration @ 1:45-2:45
  4. Friday, December 16th- assembly (led by staff) & Last day of School (12 pm dismissal)
  5. Monday, January 2nd- Classes resume @ 8:45 am

 

Looking forward to spending the Third week of Advent together with your children. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

Kindergarten Teachers

Week of December 5 - 9

 

Happy December Kinder families! The Kinders had their first Code Yellow Lockdown Drill this week and they did a wonderful job listening to instructions! As we reach closer to Christmas, we have been celebrating the Advent season with a special Advent Calendar. We hear from different scriptures while thinking of ways we can be kind to one another in preparation for the upcoming birth of Jesus! The Kinders have been so caring towards one another, we hope these acts of kindness have come home with them! The Kinders are very excited to host this Friday's Second Sunday of Advent assembly on December 9th. We hope that you are able to join us!

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Jordan

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: C

Number of the week: 11

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Francesca & Andrew

  • Hot Lunch Day
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library Time (please ensure books are returned)

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Jasmine

  • PE with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Marko

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Allison

  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA

Friday:

Show & Tell: Linden

  • Grade 6 & Kindergarten assembly - you are welcome to join us at 9 am! 

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #7
  3. 2nd Week of Advent Calendar

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday
  2. Scholastic- November & December scholastic was ordered- there will be no December Scholastic sent home
  3. Communicating Student Learning- We are very proud of their growth this term, and we hope that you are too! We hope you have had time to review your children's areas of successes and areas of future improvement. Please feel free to write a comment on the back of the folder, sign, and return the folder AND the envelope by Wednesday, December 7th. 
     

 

Christmas in Kindergarten: 

  1. Living Room Donations- Please bring in 2 toothpaste and 2 men's deoderant as a donation to the Living Room.
  2. Christmas Stocking- Please bring in a Christmas stocking for your child to present to the class and use to deorate the classroom. There is no "due" date; if you can send them in before our Kindergarten Christmas Celebration. These will be returned on Thursday, December 15th at our Christmas Celebration.
  3. Christmas Ornament- Please send in 1 Christmas ornament that your child can present to the class and decorate our classroom tree. There is no "due" date; if you can send them in before our Kindergarten Christmas CelebrationOrnaments will be returned on Friday, December 16th.
  4. Kindergarten Christmas Celebration- we will be celebrating Christmas in Kindergarten on Thursday, December 15th from 1:45-2:45. Similar to our Halloween celebration, we will have 6 different Christmas themed stations. If you would have an idea in mind, or would like to host a station, please e-mail us! The more the merrier!
  5. Dress Down Day- on Thursday, December 15th Kindergarten will have a Pajama Party! As the weather is quite cold, please ensure that they have their shoulders and legs covered. Children may also bring a stuff to school on this day. Please bring on non-preishable item for the Richmond Food Bank as Kindergarten will be making a donation together as a class!

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Tuesday, December 13th- Christmas Celebration @ 6:45 pm
  2. Thursday, December 15th- Kindergarten Christmas celebration @ 1:45-2:45
  3. Friday, December 16th- Last day of School (12 pm dismissal)

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

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca and cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBE 28 - DECEMBER 2

Dear Kindergarten Families,

What an honour it was to have all of you come by the school for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Home & School communication is integral for the continued success of your child, and we are so blessed to work with such a wonderful group of students and parents. We thoroughly enjoyed discussing all of you children's strengths and areas for future improvement. At our last assembly we celebrated the beginning of the new liturgical year! We are looking forward to beginning Advent together in Kindergarten with your children. The Kinders are very excited to host next Friday's Second Sunday of Advent assembly on December 9th. We hope that you are able to join us!

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Rachel

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: Short vowel "e"

Number of the week: 10

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Gianmar

  • Hot Lunch Day
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • High-Touch High-Tech Science Workshop
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library Time (please ensure books are returned)

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Bianca

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Code Yellow Lock Down Drill @ 10 am

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Hilary

  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Anina

  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA
  • Term 1 Report Cards sent home

Friday:

Show & Tell: Francesca

  • Grade 7 & Grade 3 assembly

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #6
  3. 1st Week of Advent Calendar- sent home on Monday

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Library Books- due every Monday
  2. Scholastic- November & December scholastic was ordered- there will be no December Scholastic sent home. 

 

Christmas in Kindergarten

  1. Living Room Donations- Please bring in 2 toothpaste and 2 men's deoderant as a donation to the Living Room.
  2. Christmas Stocking- Please bring in a Christmas stocking for your child to present to the class and use to deorate the classroom. These will be returned on Thursday, December 15th at our Christmas Celebration.
  3. Christmas ornament- please send in 1 Christmas ornament that your child can present to the class and decorate our classroom tree. Ornaments will be returned on Friday, December 16th.
  4. Kindergarten Christmas Celebration- we will be celebrating Christmas in Kindergarten on Thursday, December 15th from 1:45-2:45. Similar to our Halloween celebration, we will have 6 different Christmas themed stations. If you would have an idea in mind, or would like to host a station, please e-mail us! The more the merrier!
  5. Dress Down Day- on Thursday, December 15th Kindergarten will have a Pajama Party! As the weather is quite cold, please ensure that they have their shoulders and legs covered. Children may also bring a stuff to school on this day. Please bring on non-preishable item for the Richmond Food Bank as Kindergarten will be making a donation together as a class!

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, November 28th- High Touch High Tech Science in-class workshop
  2. Tuesday, November 29th- Code Yellow Lock Down Drill
  3. Thursday, December 1st- Report Cards sent home
  4. Friday, December 9th- Kinder & Grade 6 Assembly
  5. Tuesday, December 13th- Christmas Celebration @ 6:45 pm
  6. Thursday, December 15th- Kindergarten Christmas celebration @ 1:45-2:45
  7. Friday- December 16th- Last day of School (12 pm dismissal)

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

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21 - 25

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

The children enjoyed learning about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle by watching the Green Thumb Theatre's Show "The Land of Trash." We are looking forward to meeting with all of you this coming Friday at Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you to everyone who has already registered for a meeting time on Friday. Please see the yellow note that was sent home last week or the online copy attached tot he Thursday letter for more details about the Parent-Teacher Conferences.

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Samantha

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite toy

Letter of the week: Z

Number of the week: 9

 

Monday:

Show & Tell: Jadon & Cody

  • Hot Lunch Day
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • BC Artifacts Museum in-school fieldtrip
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library Time (please ensure books are returned)

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Inigo

  • DPA
  • Miss Guevara away

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Caelyn

  • School Mass (hosted by Grade 5) @ 11:00 pm
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm
  • Miss Guevara away

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Gwyneth

  • Assembly @ 9:00 am for the First Sunday of Advent
  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA

Friday:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)
  • No Regular classes
  • Please come to the gym at your scheduled conference time- please be on sure to be on time to receive your full 10 minutes of meeting time
  • Kindergarten students do not attendt his meeting- if you do not have childcare then your child may come to the school with you and wiat in the library (however, they must be in their uniform)
  • We are unable to provide supervision for preschool siblings so please make appropriate childcare arrangements

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #5

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1. Homework Folders- please continue to check these daily and send them back to school everyday with your child. Each morning the children will hand these in.
  2. Library Books- due every Monday
  3. Scholastic- November & December scholastic was sent out together- the NEW due date for this book order will be Thursday, November 24th
  4. Parent-Teacher Interviews- No regular classes for children. First term kindergarten interviews are parent & teacher only. This is to allow parents adequate time to discuss their child's transition into Kindergarten. Time slots are restricted to 10 minutes and will occur in the school gym. Please see yellow notice for more information.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, November 21st- BC Artifacts mobile museum
  2. Wednesday, November 23rd- School Mass (Grade 5)
  3. Friday, November 25th- Parent & Teacher Conferences
  4. Monday, November 28th- High Touch High Tech Science in-class workshop
  5. Tuesday, November 29th- Code Yellow Lock Down Drill
  6. Thursday, December 1st- Report Cards sent home
  7. Friday, December 9th- Kinder & Grade 6 Assembly
  8. Tuesday, December 13th- Christmas Celebration @ 6:45 pm
  9. Friday- December 16th- Last day of School (12 pm dismissal)

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

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14 - NOVEMBER 18

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

Last week, the children enjoyed discussion what Peace looks and feels like in our classroom. They also brainstormed how we can be Peacekeepers in our very own classroom! Thank you to all parents that were able to attend the Remembrance Day assembly to honour those who fought to keep our country safe and free. Can you believe Term 1 is coming to an end? Time flies when you're having fun! We look forward to meeting all parents next Friday at Parent-Teacher Conference!

 

This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Kristopher

Show & Tell Theme: Something from summer vacation

Letter of the week: W

Number of the week: 8

 

Monday:

  • PRO-D Day (No School)

Tuesday:

Show & Tell: Mateo

  • Hearing & Vision screening
  • PE with Mr. Kelly

Wednesday:

Show & Tell: Frederick

  • Fire Drill
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm

Thursday:

Show & Tell: Cody

  • Photo retake day- original proofs must be returned to receive a retake
  • Music with Mr. Kelly
  • DPA

Friday:

  • Green Thumb Theatre presenting "The Land of Trash"

 

Homework:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes of home reading (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home
  2. Fun Friends SEL Program: Review Session #3 and Session #4

 

Friendly Reminders:

  1.  Homework Folders- please continue to check these daily and send them back to school everyday with your child. Each morning the children will hand these in.
  2. Library Books- due every Monday
  3. Scholastic- November scholastic will be sent out this week and due this Friday, November 18th
  4. Hearing & Vision testing- Please read through the notice sent home form Vancouver Coastal Health and contact VCH if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Screening will occur on Tuesday, November 15th.
  5. Parent-Teacher Interviews- No regular classes for children. First term kindergarten interviews are parent & teacher only. This is to allow parents adequate time to discuss their child's transition into Kindergarten. Time slots are restricted to 10 minutes and will occur in the school gym. Please see yellow notice for more information.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Monday, November 14th- Pro-D Day: No School
  2. Tuesday, November 15th- Hearing & Vision Testing: please read through notice that was sent home.
  3. Wednesday, November 16th- Fire Drill
  4. Thursday, November 17th- Photo retakes
  5. Friday, November 18th- Green Thumb Theatre
  6. Wednesday, November 23rd- School Mass (Grade 5)
  7. Friday, November 25- Parent & Teacher Conferences
  8. Thursday, December 1st- Report Cards sent home
  9. Friday, December 9th- Kinder & Grade 6 Assembly
  10. Tuesday, December 13th- Christmas Celebration @ 6:45 pm
  11. Friday- December 16th- Last day of School (12 pm dismissal)

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

 

With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca and cguevara@stpaulschool.ca