Full Day Kindergarten

We all had a great time last week at school. As we move into our third week, remember that your child has been very busy learning about a new environment, routines, rules, expectations, people, relationships and oh yeah – all sorts of information, too! Be intentionally about providing rest and “down time” so that your child is refreshed and recharged, ready and eager to be at school.  Last week, we learned that God created each of us unique and special. We have been practicing the skills to help our classroom become a happy and safe place to learn. We enjoyed singing the following songs last week. Your child will teach you the actions. 🙂


Let your child tell you what we did last week:

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This month, students will be learning about the core competencies through the vehicles of shapes & colours and the story of Creation.  Students will also begin our focus on literacy by beginning English Exercises – practices in hearing and manipulating English sounds.

Our students have started their switches with our specialty teachers. The following links are their overviews.

Art Overview

Music Overview

P.E. Overview


Fall: is almost here! Please dress your child in layers, with a warm waterproof jacket for outdoors.  Boots are a good idea when it is wet.  At RCS, we send the children out for exercise and fresh air whenever possible, sometimes that means being outside when it is sprinkling rain.  I try to take the children out everyday regardless of the weather.  If it is raining, we might go for a quick walk around the school, if it is pouring, we might do some activities outside undercover.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately so they can fully enjoy our activities.

Extra clothes: Please put a set of extra clothes inside your child’s shoe box (must have a lid) which is kept at school. Include: underclothes, a shirt, pants and socks. Please do check the shoe box regularly and make sure all the items are ready to use. When your child takes home a pair of wet socks, please bring a new pair to put into the shoe box the next day.

Lunch Drop off: If your child’s lunch is brought to school by a parent, grandparent, or other person during the morning, the drop off is located in the school foyer next to the gym doors. Please locate the box labeled with your child’s class name and place inside. This allows our students to work undisturbed in the classrooms and hallways and helps our front office staff to keep track of who is entering and leaving the building.

Emergency procedures: Over the next couple of weeks, students will be learning and practicing several emergency routines including fire drill, earthquake drill and a lockdown routine.  I explain to the students that sometimes these events happen and though it can be unsettling and unsafe, we can practice how to be safe during these things.  Knowing what to do helps us feel better and ready to learn.

Important dates:

September 16 – Meet the teacher night at 7pm (Parents only)

September 18 – Photo Day

September 20 – Scholastic orders due


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