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Thank You


Hello parents,

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely earrings and thoughtful gift cards from you all. My family and I have really appreciated your prayers and support as we have been going through this difficult time in our lives.
Thank you for your help in the classroom and on field trips. The year would not have been a success without your help.

I pray that you will all have a very restful and enjoyable summer. See you in the fall at the Back to School Barbeque.

Mrs. Hesmert


On Wednesday, June 12th, your child will be taking home their Core Competency Self-Assessment. The Core Competencies (Communication, Thinking and Personal/Social) describe proficiencies that students need to develop in order to succeed in learning and in life. Please take time to show interest in, read and celebrate your child’s self-assessment. Focus on their strengths, rather than their weaknesses. For more information about the Core Competencies, please visit https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies. 

Grade 3 Core Competencies

In Term 3, students learned that historians are people who study the past by looking at clues from long ago. Students reflected on themselves as historians by thinking about what they learned from a number of historical activities conducted inside and outside the classroom.  



  This  term,  students  worked  in  groups  while  reading  Aboriginal  Legends  to  discuss and  make  sense  of  the  story.  They  were  encouraged  to:1)  share  ideas,  2) show whole body listening,  3) take turns,  4) use words that were encouraging and  5) problem solve as a group. 

Thank you for your prayers


Just wanted to say thank you for all your prayers for our family. We appreciate all your care and support. I am happy to be back with the kids to finish off the year. Please continue to pray as we continue to go through Miss Hesmert’s recovery.

Mrs. Hesmert



There are many factors in how classes are created, including gender, academic, behavioural and social needs. The Grade Three teachers collaborate together to create the class lists for next year. To assist us in this process, we are asking each Grade Three student to complete a Sociogram in class, sometimes this week. The Sociogram will give us a better understanding of who your child gets along well with.

These are the questions your child will be asked:

  1. Write the names of your 3 closest friends who you would trust to look after your special things.
  2. Write the names of 3 friends you would invite to your house for a birthday party or sleepover.
  3. Write the names of 3 people you would ask to work with on a group project.
  4. (Optional). Write the names of 3 people you find it difficult to play with or get along with.

If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact me.

Grandparents Day


On Wednesday, April 24, Grandparents and friends should come to the front door of the school at 8:45 and will be directed to student classrooms. Grandparents who need to visit more than one classroom, will be directed as needed. They are welcome to be in the gym by 9:45. We look forward to showing what they students are learning.



“i care for the World”


i-care for the World begins this week on Tuesday, April 9.  Again, we are collecting money for International China Concern. In addition to collecting money from friends and family, we are also asking the students to consider a way they can “sacrifice” to help the children in China. Please speak to your child about our kick-off video that they saw lat Friday. Please discuss as a family if there is a way that might work for you.

Information and collection envelopes were sent home last Friday.  All money must be collected and returned by April 15.

If you wish to donate on-line please go to www.chinaconcern. org/icarefor the world  and  please donate under our group name “3H Givers”.

Thank you



On Friday, March 8th our chapel theme will be “Incredible Companion” so bring your special friend who has been with you through thick and thin, also known as your favourite stuffie!

We will have our annual stuffie toss at the end of chapel. 


Union Gospel Mission Grade 3 Outreach


Dear Parents,                                                                                      February 25, 2019

Our grade threes have now taken a peek into what poverty looks like, sounds like, and feels like.And, thanks to Union Gospel Mission, they now also have a few ideas about how some Christians are responding to the lack around them that they see.

The grade 3 teachers have now also had the privilege of reading and hearing many different responses to this experience. When asked how they could or would like to respond to these needs, many of our children suggested giving out of our material abundance to help supply the lack they heard so much about.

As teachers, then, we would like to get behind our students’ ideas and invite families to bring any items from home, or the store, that UGM could then use to bless those neighbours of ours who are experiencing a scarcity of material things.

We will begin collecting items in our classroom immediately up until Spring Break, during which Mrs. Kuo will deliver your generosity to UGM directly. Please do not feel obligated to give. However, if you would like to give something at this time, below is a list of items that UGM has expressed a need for.

They do not need to be given as a package. Even one item alone will be helpful to someone.

Some items can be gently used (e.g. blankets and travel mugs).

Personal care items need to be new (e.g. socks).


  • ShampooBody wash
  • Emergency blankets
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Reusable coffee mugs with lids
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste


  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Antiperspirant and deodorant
  • Socks
  • Underwear


  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Antiperspirant and deodorant
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Feminine Hygiene Products


CLEAN, & GENTLY USED ITEMS for UGM’s Thrift Store.

Reminder: Home Reading Cube Due Tuesday


Our second home reading assignment is due this Tuesday, February 5.  

Students are asked to read a chapter book that they have not read before. Using the instructions as a guide, fill out each section of the cube according to the specific instructions. READ CAREFULLY. Use the paper copy as your draft and the cardboard copy as your “GOOD COPY”. When you have finished, cut it out and make it into a cube. If you need help, bring it in to Mrs. Hesmert to help you. Your printing should be NEAT and the picture coloured. 

Students should be reading a minimum of 15 minutes daily. Remind students to record their daily reading in their reading log. It should only record on one line for one day even if they read more than one book. Completing a page should take about 3 weeks.

Most students have now completed 5-7  pages. 

Memory Verse Volunteer Needed


I am in need of a parent volunteer to listen to memory verses on Fridays. I have another mother who is able to listen to verses every second week, so this job would only require your help on alternate weeks. The time you come can be negotiated to suit you. Please let me know if you can help out. 

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