January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 News

Hello families! Happy New Year, new decade, and Happy Winter!

We have been busy this month with getting back into routine and playing out in the snow. We have enjoyed listening to the children share stories about their Christmas break and how they celebrated with their families.  We have a new student – Perfect joined our class from a school in Toronto and we are happy to welcome he and his siblings to the Sister Catherine Donnelly School Family.

Classroom New Year Celebration

We have been singing and dancing to our Happy New Year song and we enjoyed a story called Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution last week.  The children did a wonderful job creating fireworks paintings to brighten our hallway as well.

PJ and Stuffie Day

Our kindergarten classes will be celebrating winter with a Pyjama and Stuffed Toy Day on Friday, January 24th. The children are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring a small stuffed toy to school that day.  We are planning to take photos of the children with their toys and then use them as story writing prompts-looking forward to a fun day!

Pizza, Pasta and Milk Orders

The next round of lunch orders is available on the School-Day website.  The last day for orders is Friday, January 24th.  There will be no late orders accepted.

Outdoor Clothing

Please continue to allow/encourage your child to dress him/herself at home-their level of independence has grown amazingly!

JK Reading Folders

Beginning during the week of January 27th, we will start sending home reading folders with our Junior Kindergarten students.  They will come with some suggestions and a tracking sheet.  The children will be asked to bring them back to school to exchange their books once a week-their exchange day will be noted on their folder.

Good News Assembly and Professional Activity Day

Our next Good News Assembly is on Thursday, January 30th at 9:15 am in the gym.  Family members/Caregivers are welcome to attend.  There will be a Professional Activity Day on Friday, January 31st-no classes for students on that day.

Website and Calendar Updates

Please check our classroom website calendar for updates.  We have also posted new Homework Calendars for January, February and March-these are fun, simple suggestions for basic skills practice that can be done around home (completely optional!).

Looking Ahead…

Our kindergarten and SK/Gr.1 classes are booked to go to the Wye Marsh on Friday, February 21st.  We are looking forward to a great day of exciting outdoor education!  Details to follow in a few weeks.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mrs. Sadlon, Mrs. Panico and Ms. Martin

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