Dear Grade 3 Families,

Happy New Year to you all! I trust that you’ve had a restful break from school and that you’ve spent some quality time with family and friends over the past 2 weeks. As we return to school for this four day week, please take note of the following announcements.

Dressing for the Weather

As we all know, our winter weather can be unpredictable at times. Please ensure that your child comes to school each day fully equipped for outdoor play. “Must have” items include: A warm winter snow suit (this includes snow pants), winter boots, mittens/gloves (an extra pair or two tucked away in the school bag are strongly recommended), and a winter hat. A neck warmer or scarf are also very useful for keeping snow from going into jackets, and an extra pair or two of socks is not a bad idea, either! We stay indoors when it is raining, when the playground is too covered in ice, and when it is colder than -20 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, out we go for some much needed fresh air and movement.

Spelling Lists Resume

We took a little break from Spelling lists in the week leading up to our Christmas Break. We will resume this week with List 12 and the quiz will take place next Monday (January 9th).

Reading Logs

This is just your friendly reminder to fill in your child’s reading log every day that there is reading homework. I collect the logs on the last school day of each week.

This Week’s Assessments

There will be no Math assessment this week as we will be working our way back into a routine. Students who may have missed an assessment before the holidays should expect to get caught up this week.

Important Dates

Tuesday, January 3rd – First day of classes for 2023
Monday, January 30th to Thursday, February 2nd – Junior/Senior High School Midterm Examination Week
Friday, February 3rd – Semester Turnaround Day (NO SCHOOL)

I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Mrs. Smylie