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Thursday, 20 June 2013

20 June, 2013

Just a reminder that we will be going swimming tomorrow to the Aquatic Centre and we will be walking over there at about 1:15.  We will swim until 3:00 and the students will be dismissed from the pool.  If your student is not being picked up from the pool, the will walk back to the school with the teachers.  If you are able to send alng a snack for our snack table, I'm sure the hungry swimmers will appreciate the treats!

All are invited to our class play and year-end class celebration in our classroom on Monday, June 24th! 



Monday, 17 June 2013

15 June, 2013

Last week was full of activities both in and out of the classroom;  we made BBQ sauce and had many moms and even three grandmas come in to help out; we walked to the Municipal Library and learned about the summer reading program and had a few parent helpers (thanks Moreah and Sharon!); and we hiked to Mina Lake and had a fantastic picnic by the lake (thanks John, Dan, Moreah, Kim, Sharon, Troy, Matieu, Jennifer, Michelle, am I forgetting anyone...?).  We couldn't have done it without parent volunteers!

This week, we are in the classroom up to Friday afternoon when we go swimming.  Updates regarding exact time of departure will be sent home with your child.  Also, Linda Morgan and I have talked about having a snack table for the kids to refresh their energy throughout the swim time.  If you could send in a treat to be shared (cheese and crackers, fruit, veggies, etc.) that would be awesome.

Thanks and enjoy the last full week of Grade ONE!!


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

5 juin, 2013

The last few weeks are filling up with special activities and events~ I will keep you posted via the blog as well as through communications in your child's agenda.

Today, for example, we had the opportunity to visit Park's Canada's Environment Fair on the Information Centre lawn.  As this special event conflicted with our Municipal library visit, I have rescheduled the visit for next Wednesday at 10 am.  Unfortunately, the Enviro fair was being taken down as we arrived due to poor weather.  The kids got soaked, but had some fresh air (thanks Moreah for seeing the bright side!).

Tomorrow, there is a cookie sale so send along the quarters.

We are excited about are classroom caterpillars as some have begun to build their chrysalis.


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Juin, 2013 - June Newsletter and calendar ** updated **

Les nouvelles de la première année
Grade One News
Juin 2013

In celebration of Environment Week (June 3 - 9) …
Wild & Wacky Walking Wednesday – June 5
Everyone is encouraged to leave the car behind and to come to school or
work using a non-polluting mode of transport.  Be a role model for your kids! 
Parks Canada Enviro Fair – Wednesday, June 5th, time TBA
Our class will be walking over to the Information Centre grounds to check out their displays for Environment Week.
French Book Fair ~ Foire de livres – Tuesday, June 4 & Wednesday, June 5

Our class will be browsing the book fair in the J.E.S. library on Wednesday from 11:30-11:45am.  Parents are welcome to join us if they would like to check out materials with their child.  Or, if you trust your child’s decision making skills, you can send some money to school with him/her on Wednesday.  Please don’t feel that you need to send money in to class with your child!  If you do send money in, please put it in a baggie or envelope with your child’s name on it and let him/her know what they should spend it on (be advised that students are drawn to buying erasers and posters, rather than books).  The book fair will be open until 6 pm on these two days. 


Municipal Library Visit ~ Visite à la bibliothèque municipale – June 5th   2 :30pm

Our last visit to the school library was last Wednesday.  All library materials have now been returned for the year.  This Wednesday, we will be spending our library period at the Municipal library in their temporary location at the Activity Centre.   Parents are welcome to join us.  If your child brings their library card, they will be allowed to take out 2 books.  If your child does not have a library card, the library will make him/her one.  If your child has lost their card, you will need to go to the library to arrange for a replacement card.


*Please return all school books and book bags as you find them hiding at home.  We are still missing a couple of French books and CDs from the book bags!

Mina Lake Hike ~ Randonné à Lac Mina – Friday, June 14    11am – 3:15 pm

We will be hiking to Mina Lake with Mrs. Morgan’s class for a picnic.  We will need several parent volunteers to help supervise.  We will be out from 11:00 am until the end of the day, so students will need a healthy bagged lunch.   Please send the attached permission form back to school ASAP.

Shhhh!  Cooking Day – Wednesday, June 12th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

All moms, aunts, grandmas, friends, etc. are invited in to class to help make a gift for someone special (dads, grandpas, uncles, friends, etc.)  If you fit the description, come on in!  No advance notice necessary.

Swimming ~ La natation – Friday, June 21   1:30 – 3:15 pm

No lessons, just an afternoon of frolicking in the pools at the Jasper Aquatic Centre.  Students will be dismissed from the pool.  The permission form has been sent home– please return ASAP.  We will need help from moms and dads!

Year-End Celebrations ~ Célébrations de la fin de l’année –  Monday, June 24

At 10:00 am, please meet us in the classroom for a special grade one celebration.  We will be celebrating the end of a very successful year for your children.  I will provide the snacks on this day.  Don’t forget your cameras - We’ll take pictures for those unable to attend.  The celebration should be over by 11 am.

Sports Day ~ Journée sportive – Monday, June 24th    1 – 3 pm

We will need at least two volunteers for this outdoor day.  Responsibilities include being in charge of a group of students as they rotate through the activities.  Please let me know with a note in the agenda if you would be willing to help out.

Grade One and Two Picnic at Lake Annette – Wednesday, June 26    11am – 3:15 pm

We will be serving hot dogs and munchies out at the Lake Annette picnic shelter, and everyone is invited to join us.  We will need some volunteers to cook the hot dogs and prepare snacks.  Please let me know in advance if you are able to come out to the Lake to help and I will pencil you into a volunteer duty.  Permission forms will be going home in the coming weeks.

Last day of school –Wednesday, June 27     AM Only

Students come to school, then head over to the Activity Centre to see the Grade 6 walk-down.  When we return to the school, they’ll receive their report cards and will not come back for the afternoon.  Please pick up your child at 12:00.



Reading Tests – We have completed a “Gates-MacGinitie” Grade One reading test in English that gives a rough idea of students’ reading levels in English.  This is not something that goes on the report card, but if you would like to know your child’s results, please come in to talk with me.

Juin 2013           Activités de la première année


3 Environment Week
Garbage-less snack week - -
Try to send healthy snacks in reusable containers!
Wacky Walking
Don’t drive!  Walk or ride instead!
Municipal Library
2:30 pm
Bring library card
Cooking Day:
“Mom-types” invited into class to help! 
1:30 – 3 pm

Mina Lake Hike
11 – 3:15
Pack a lunch
Be prepared for the weather
Father’s Day
Fête des Pères
National Aboriginal Day
Summer Solstice
1:30 – 3:15 pm
Students dismissed from the pool
Graduation    Celebration
10:00 am in the class 
Sports Day
Dress for the weather
1 – 3 pm
Grade 1 & 2 Picnic at
Lake Annette
½ day of school
Pick up report cards
Au revoir!


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