November/December News

November/December News

We have been fortunate to have such beautiful weather this week, you can almost pretend that spring is on the way instead of winter!  We are so impressed with how much our students have improved at getting themselves dressed in their winter clothing.  Thank you for working with them and giving them the opportunity to practice at home by dressing themselves every day. Please continue to practice the order that they need to get dressed in (snow pants, coat, boots, hats, mittens).  Bring on the snow!

November Events

Thank you to those families who were able to join us at our Remembrance Day Liturgy earlier this month.  Our classes really enjoyed the beautiful presentation put on by Mr. Currie’s grade eight class. This month, we have been reading many books that promote peace and we’ve used them to encourage peaceful play in our classroom. We have also been talking about how we can be peacemakers in our school, home and out in the world.

We were so happy to have the opportunity to meet all of our students’ families and share their successes during our conferences.  Thank you for taking the time to come and celebrate your child’s learning with us-it was a pleasure speaking with all of you!

St. Joseph’s Jaguars Hockey Game

Our school has been invited to come and cheer on the St. Joe’s Jags hockey team in their season opener on Wednesday, November 27 at 1:00.  We will be walking over to the East Bayfield Recreation centre after lunch to watch the game (we may not stay for the entire game-it will depend on how the children handle the situation).  We’re looking forward to a fun time!

Healthy Classroom

As you may have noticed, there have been many recent bouts of illness throughout the school. We have been working diligently to have the children wash their hands frequently and catch their sneezes and coughs in their elbow (not covering their mouths with their hands when they sneeze or cough), and blowing their nose then washing their hands. We would appreciate it if you could continue encouraging these same practices at home for the good of everyone’s health! If your child has had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, we would encourage you to keep them home for 24 hours after it has passed (as suggested by the Simcoe County District Health Unit). Nobody wants to be sick over Christmas holidays! Thank you!

What’s Coming up in December

There will be one more Scholastic Book order sent home before Christmas.  Books make great Christmas gifts! If you would like to place an order as a gift, please send us a note in your child’s communication book and we will arrange for you to pick up your order at the office (in secret!).

Christmas Cheer

We are asking families for donations of gift cards for our annual Christmas Cheer program that helps out families within our school community. Gift cards from grocery stores, Wal-Mart, local restaurants and theatres are welcomed.  Let’s try to help everyone enjoy a good Christmas.

Advent Mass

We are starting to teach about Advent and how we prepare our hearts for Christmas this week.  Our annual Advent Mass will be held on Friday, December 6 at 9:30 am in the SCD gym. Families are welcome to attend.

Christmas Concert

Our SCD Christmas Concert will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 1:15 pm (we will let you know if there are any changes in the time) in the gym. Our kindergarten classes have been busy preparing two songs.  We would appreciate it if the children could be dressed in festive clothing or in Christmas colours on that day. Family members are welcome to attend.

Class Christmas Celebration

The kindergarten classes will be celebrating Christmas on the afternoon of Thursday, December 19th. We do not need any treats sent in as we will be providing them for the children. We will be having a Kindergarten Pyjama Party. The children are encouraged to wear their pyjamas to school that day.  We will be watching the movie, The Star.

Good News Assembly

Our December Good News Assembly is on Friday, December 20th in the afternoon in the gym. Family members are welcome to attend.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mrs. Panico and I would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year!

Mrs. K. Sadlon and Mrs. T. Panico

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