Good-Bye from Ms. Ho!

Dear 2H,
Thank you for entrusting me to be a part of your child’s life. As we say good-bye for now, I part with gratitude for the blessing it has been to be your child’s teacher. Though the time has been short, I’ve had the joy of witnessing God watering his love and nurture over your little ones and seeing sprouts of growth since the first days of September. I treasure the stories your children have shared from their heart during our writing sessions, as well as the fun we had on our field trip to Arocha and skating! Though I will miss each one of your children very much, I also look forward for the new plans God has in store for me in grade 8. See you again, whenever the next time may be!
Blessings for the rest of the school year!
Dora Ho

The Week Ahead: January 13, 2020

Library is on Monday, as normal this week 

Star of the Week – Hailey  

School Counsellor Visit- On Monday, January 13, at 2:15 our school counsellor will do a short puppet presentation about self-regulation.  

Our Learning Journey 

Bible Memory: A messenger is calling out, “In the desert prepare the way for the Lord. Make a straight road through it for our God.” Isaiah 40: 3 (NIRV) Due Jan 17

Bible: 

In Bible we have begun learning about Jesus’ early ministry. So far we have learned about the importance of John the Baptist and his job of preparing the way for Jesus. We have discussed how our Bible verse this week is connected to John. This week we also learned about Jesus’ baptism and the Holy Trinity and have talked about how we are urged to follow his example. 

Literacy:  

Word Work:  Word Work Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.  A new list will be administered on Wednesday. 

Reading: 

This past week, we have been reviewing comprehension and accuracy reading strategies we learned in term one. One example of a comprehension strategy is, Check for Understanding. This strategy teaches students to frequently stop and monitor whether they understand what they are reading. This is typically a quick summer of what they’ve read, starting with, “who” and “what”. One example of an accuracy strategy is, Cross Checking. This strategy teaches students to ensure that words make sense and match the letters on the page. 

Please encourage your child to practice these (and other reading strategies) while they do 10-15 minutes of daily Home Reading. 

Writing: 

We are continuing to focus on the 5Ws (who, what, where, when and why) in our writing tasks. The students worked on orally telling a partner about their Christmas holiday. Then they were expected to write about their holiday with the focus of the 5Ws and adding details to support their main idea.  

Math: Over the last few weeks, students have been learning to order numbers (1st , 2nd , 3rd) and represent numbers in a variety of ways. A few ways to represent numbers include tally marks, base ten blocks, coins, ten and five frames, and number expressions.  

Social Studies: Students have been learning how to use non-fiction texts to learn about Canadian regions over the last few weeks. Some examples of regions include mountain, forest, prairie and tundra. This past week, they were introduced to mapping skills and will use their skills to map familiar places. 

Important Dates: 

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break 

Jan 10 – Family Groups, Pyjama Day 

Jan 13 – School Counsellor presentation, Term 2 Clubs start 

Jan 20– Dance Week 

Jan 31 – Teacher Professional Day (No School) 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School) 

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

School Update: Pajama Day Jan 10

This Friday is Pajama Day! Your child is invited to wear pajamas to school and bring a small stuffy. During Family Groups this Friday morning, the students will be reading with a buddy. They are welcome to bring a favourite book from home, labelled with their first and last name. There will be no chapel in the gym this Friday.

The Week Ahead: January 6 2020 

Library is on Monday, as normal this week 

Word Work – Word Work resumes this Wednesday. 

 Bible Memory  A messenger is calling out, “In the desert prepare the way for the Lord. Make a straight road through it for our God.” Isaiah 40: 3 (NIRV) Due Jan 17 

 Star of the Week – Starts next week (Jan 13)  

 

All School News:  

PAJAMA DAY 

This Friday from 8:30-9:15 we will be having Family group. This family group is pajama dayMore info to come.  

Dance Week starts the week of Jan 20th 

 

Important Dates: 

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break 

Jan 10 – Family Groups, Pajama Day 

Jan 13 – Term 2 Clubs start 

Jan 31 – Teacher Professional Day (No School) 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School) 

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

 

The Week Ahead: December 9

Library is on Monday, as normal this week  

Word WorkThere is no more Word Work until January. 

 

All School News: 

Gifts to the Manger –  2H has met their goal of bringing in 25 items for the Crisis Pregnancy Centre! Students are still welcome to continue to bring items over the rest of this week. The deadline is December 13. 

  

Important Dates: 

Dec 10- Skating Field trip 

Dec 11 -2H goes carolling at a senior’s residence 

Dec 13 -Last day of school before Christmas Break. Last day for collection of gifts for the Crisis Pregnancy Center 

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break 

 

The Week Ahead: December 2

Library has been moved to Tuesday due to the Christmas Concert Matinee.

Word Work – Show What You Know is on December 3. This is the last one until January.

 

Parent Info:

A big thank you to all the parent volunteers who dedicated hours this past week to help fill student portfolios! We no longer need help…. for now . 

Field Trip – If you haven’t already, please approve the skating field trip to Minoru Arenas on Dec. 10th.

 

All School News:

Gifts to the Manger – Please continue to remember the Crisis Pregnancy Centre as our collection of gifts continue. The class has made a personal goal of bringing in 25 items (one item per student). Let’s see if we can achieve our goal!

Family Groups – This Friday, December 6th is our annual Family Group cookie decorating activity. Please remember to send your child with ¼ cup of peanut free candies. It is also red and green dress up day!

 

Important Dates:

Dec 2 – Christmas Matinee at the Elementary Campus (1:30-2:30pm)

Dec 2 – Term 1 Report Cards Published

Dec 3 – All School Christmas Concert at the Chan Center (6-8pm)

Dec 6- Family Group cookie decorating and red and green day

Dec 10- Skating Field trip

Dec 13 -Last day of school before Christmas Break. Last day for collection of gifts for the Crisis Pregnancy Center

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break

 

The Week Ahead: November 25

Bible Memory The angel said, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That’s because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1: 20b 21 (NIRV)      Due Dec 13

Word Work –  Show What You Know is on Nov. 26 

 

Volunteers Needed: 

We are looking for some parent volunteers who would be willing to help file student work into their portfolios. An email will go out to parents who completed the volunteer form back in September. If you did not complete one but would like to volunteer, please email Mrs. Bjornson. Volunteering times are flexible during school hours starting next week, November 25th. 

 

All School News: 

Please continue to remember the Crisis Pregnancy Centre as our collection of gifts continue. The class has made a personal goal of bringing in 25 items (one item per student). Let’s see if we can achieve our goal! 

 

Important Dates: 

Dec 2 – Christmas Matinee at the Elementary Campus (1:30-2:30pm) 

Dec 2 – Term 1 Report Cards Published 

Dec 3 – All School Christmas Concert at the Chan Center (6-8pm) 

Dec 10- Skating Field trip 

Dec 13 -Last day of school before Christmas Break. Last day for collection of gifts for the Crisis Pregnancy Center 

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break 

 

The Week Ahead: November 18

Bible Memory – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6 Due Nov 21 

 Word Work – will continue on Wednesday 

 

All School News: 

For two decades, the Elementary Campus has been serving up kindness by collecting items for the Crisis Pregnancy Centre. This local organization helps provide non-judgmental, compassionate support and information for women struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Whether it is housing, counselling or basic baby items, new mothers-to-be feel Christ’s love in a tangible way. 

 

Accordingly, each classroom has received a black and white box to collect new items that a baby/family could benefit from. As they show kindness through their gifts, their box will be unwrapped to reveal the bright colour underneath as they live out colouring our world. 

On Dec 13th, the last school day before Christmas break, students will bring down their now colourful boxes during chapel to see the mountain of kindness they have given our world, and pray for the Crisis Pregnancy Centre. 

Below are practical examples of the kindness we can give other families as recommended by the Crisis Pregnancy Centre: 

FOR CHILDREN AGE 0-3: 

#4 & 5 diapers (much needed) 

Pull ups (much needed) 

Wet wipes (much needed) 

Formula (much needed for 2 clients in particular) 

Socks for age 1-3 

Mittens for age 1-3 

Toques for age 0-3 

Clothing size winter/warmer clothing size 6 months – 3 years for both male and female; the need is greater for bigger sizes. 

Baby products are welcome, however, the Centre does not give out talcum powder to families anymore. 

  

TOYS 

The Centre supports: 

7 children under age 1 (2 boys, 5 girls) 

3 children age 1-2  (1 boy, 2 girls) 

2 children age 2-3 (both girls) 

1 – 3 yr old boy 

1 – 3 yr old girl   

Suggestions:   

Dolls, toy trucks, board books, building blocks, plush toys 

*Toys which require batteries can be a hardship to replace for some families. 

 PARENT GIFTS 

We also like to give a gift to moms and dads. A few suggestions would be: 

Women’s Scarves or blanket scarves 

Men’s mittens/gloves 

Socks (male and female) 

Candles 

Body soap (men’s and women’s scents) 

Gift cards (grocery stores, Walmart, and even for coffee shops or healthier fast food like subway) 

Lip balm, hand cream   

 

 

Important Dates: 

Nov 22 – Professional Development Day. No school.  

Dec 2 – Christmas Matinee at the Elementary Campus (1:30-2:30pm) 

Dec 2 – Term 1 Report Cards Published 

Dec 3 – All School Christmas Concert at the Chan Center (6-8pm) 

Dec 10- Skating Field trip (permission forms will be sent out soon) 

Dec 13 -Last day of school before Christmas Break 

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break 

 

The Week Ahead: November 11

Library – Library will be on Tuesday this week because there is no school on Monday.  

Word Work – The Word Work SWYK (show what you know) has been moved to Wednesday. There will be no new words introduced this week. 

Bible Memory – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Due Nov 21 

Oral Storytelling Please check your email regarding how you can help your child with our oral storytelling unit. Storyboards are due Friday, Nov. 15 

 

All School News: 

RCS Elementary Hero Day 

Boom! Zap! Pow! Put on your capes, because November 15th is RCS Elementary Hero Day! Come dressed up as your favourite hero — a Bible hero, a comic book hero, or a community hero, the possibilities are endless. This is your chance to get creative and honour all the superheroes in our lives — both fictional and the real-life. 

 

Important Dates: 

 Nov 11 – Remembrance Day. No school. 

Nov 15 – Hero Day (dress up as your favourite hero) 

Nov 15 – Storyboards Due 

Nov 22 – Professional Development Day. No school.  

Dec 2 – Christmas Matinee at the Elementary Campus (1:30-2:30pm) 

Dec 2 – Term 1 Report Cards Published 

Dec 3 – All School Christmas Concert at the Chan Center (6-8pm) 

Dec 10- Skating Field trip (permission forms will be sent out soon) 

Dec 13 -Last day of school before Christmas Break 

Jan 6 – First day of school after Christmas Break 

School Update: Remembrance Day Chapel this Friday

This Friday, Chapel will be focusing on Remembrance Day. Each student will be given the opportunity to wear a poppy. These poppies are from the Royal Canadian Legion and a small donation is encouraged for the Legion that supplied RCS with these poppies. We encourage you to talk with your child about Remembrance Day and its significance. If you desire, please have your child bring a small coin donation for the poppies that they will be receiving on Friday. We look forward to supporting those that have sacrificed in a meaningful manner for our freedoms as we honour our veterans.

 

Please visit this page for more information: https://www.legion.ca/remembrance