We now have only two weeks left in the second quarter! Half the school year has nearly been completed! As we approach the next two busy weeks, please take note of the following announcements.

Reminder: 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. It is best to just assume your child will be going outside and have them come ready for that likelihood.

Language Arts

During lunch periods over the past few months, I have been reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to the class. We began watching the BBC version of the film adaptation last week during our Language Arts class and we finished watching it this week. The purpose of watching the film is to have the students compare and contrast the two forms, as well as express their opinion by stating which form they preferred and why. We will begin writing about it next week. If you would like to watch it yourselves at home, you can find the episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0PzdIqD9rw&list=PLutUpkc-JadK9ZPq4k9oxDU0L6v0tIK9k

This Week’s Assessments

Wednesday, January 25th – Math Quiz 7
Friday, January 27th – Spelling Quiz 15

Important Dates

Monday, January 30 – Thursday, February 2 – Midterm Exams for Junior and Senior High School students
Friday, February 3 – Semester Turnaround Day (No Classes)
Thursday, February 9 – Quarter 2 Report Cards are published
Thursday, February 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences for Elementary students (5pm-7pm)
Friday, February 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences for High School students (9:30am-12pm)– NO SCHOOL

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Smylie