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.

Grade Two Spelling:

You will notice this week, that grade two has three vocabulary words with their spelling list.  Going forward into third quarter and for the rest of the year, each list will contain vocabulary.  List 16 will be an introduction to the concept and the vocabulary section of the test for this week, will not be graded.  Students will be expected to know how to spell the word correctly, know the meaning, and how to use it in the sentence. On the quiz, I will choose one of the vocabulary words to use in a sentence.   The 15 spelling words will always contain the three vocabulary words, so your child is still only required to learn 15 words.

This Week’s Assessments

Thursday, January 26th – Math Test
Friday, January 27th – Spelling Test # 12 Grade one, List #16 Grade two

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

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton