Winter Weather

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 18, 2020

Dear Parents,

SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! Brrrrr!

The students had so much fun in the snow last week.  Most children were well prepared with boots, snowpants, sweaters, water-resistant jackets, hoods & hats, scarves & gloves.

Thank you for protecting the children with warm, weatherproof clothing so they can enjoy their outdoor breaks on windy, frigid days!

Gratefully,

Frosty the Snow Teacher

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Robot Homework Helper Project

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

The first week back to school, 4S students were introduced to our Robot Homework Helper project.

Each child was asked to:

  • explain the project to you
  • ask you to read & sign the “Robot Project Letter”
  • draw design ideas for their robot + collect parts/supplies

Three “Art Afternoons” have been planned at school.

Students need to bring their robot pieces/supplies/tools on these 3 days:

  • Friday, January 24
  • Friday, February 7
  • Friday, February 14

The final product is due on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20.

Note:  A parent permission note is required for students to use hot glue guns & box cutters at school.

LET THE INVENTIONS BEGIN!

Dance Week – January 20 to 24

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 18, 2020

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January 20 – 24 is RCS DANCE WEEK!

DANCE will replace Music + French + PE classes this week.

4S DANCE SCHEDULE:

Monday 20 – 8:30 to 9:15 am

Tuesday 21 –  2:15 to 2:45 pm

Wednesday 22 – 1:15 to 1:45 pm

Thursday 23 – 9:15 to 10:00 am

Friday 24 – 8:45 to 9:45 am

Term 2 is in full swing…

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 18, 2020

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Happy New Year, everyone!

4S is once again in full swing after 2 weeks back at school.

Mrs. Kinniston, Mrs. Chan, and I would like to thank you all for the loving, generous, and thoughtful Christmas cards and gifts. And we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the season of worship, joy, and rejuvenation with your family and friends.

Blessings to you as we begin 2020!

Field Trip Today!

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 12, 2019

Vancouver Maritime Museum Field Trip

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Today we will learn what it takes to be an Arctic explorer!  We will also discover how the Inuit helped explorers to survive in this extreme Arctic Circle environment.

Schedule:

8:45 am           Instructions in the classroom

9:00 am           Board the bus

9:45 am           Arrival + snack + washroom (bring a pocket snack)

10:00 am         Arctic Explorer program begins (90 minutes)

11:40 am          Depart for RCS

12:30 pm         Arrive at RCS for lunch & afternoon classes

Gifts for the Manger – Nov 18 to Dec 13

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 26, 2019

For the next 2 weeks, 4S will be collecting new baby items for the Crisis Pregnancy Center. With these gifts, the CPC will make & deliver Christmas hampers to encourage the hearts of new mothers & fathers who are experiencing difficult circumstances.  If you are able to contribute, please send your gifts to our classroom with your child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 ages 1-3

Mittens for ages 1-3

Toques for ages 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

The CPC also gives gifts to moms and dads. A few suggestions are:

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

 

Thank you very much for your prayer & care for families in need.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas season,

Miss Semke

Reading Reminders…

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 15, 2019

Hi 4S Radical Readers,

Just a reminder that you need to bring the following items to school each day to be ready for reading conferences:

  • Reading/Writing Power JOURNAL (contains Reading Log)
  • A good BOOK you are currently reading

Thanks!

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Thinking Thursdays!

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 13, 2019

Dear 4S Readers

Starting tomorrow, every THURSDAY will be a special time for us to THINK about our READING…our joys, challenges, strategies & goals.

Prepare for Thinking Thursdays by bringing:

  • the book your are currently reading
  • your specific reading goal for this book
  • your Reading/Writing Power Journal
  • your Reading Log updated 
  • the “25 Book Reading Challenge” signed by a parent

4S Reading Challenge!

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 12, 2019

Dear Parents & Students,

This year in 4S, we are doing the “25 Book Reading Challenge”. We have made a good start.

Expectations:

  1. Read at home daily for a minimum of 15 minutes (silently & out loud).
  2. Have a book at school each day for DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read).
  3. Record each book you read in your Reading Journal Log.
  4. Set a personal READING GOAL for each book you read.  Stretch/challenge yourself.
  5. Read a wide variety of FICTION genres this year:  adventure, fantasy, realistic, historical, graphic novels, science fiction, mystery, myths & legends, fairy tales, poetry, picture books.
  6. Read a wide variety of NONFICTION genres this year:  spiritual (Bible), biography, history, science facts, how-to, travel information.
  7. Ask your parents & teacher to sign each completed book log entry.
  8. Be ready for weekly reading conferences with Miss Semke (e.g.  discuss: opinions, reading goals, information about characters & plot, etc.)
  9. Try to earn 1 point each week.
  10. You have until the end of the year to complete your 25 books.  Pace yourself wisely.
  11. Miss Semke’s goal is 50 books. Ask her for book recommendations & what her reading goals are!

Happy reading!

Miss Semke

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERO Dress Up Day – November 15

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Posted by Cheryl Semke | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 5, 2019

“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 real-life.

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