We had a great week back in school after Spring Break (even though the first day was a storm day)! Things will be getting busier as the weeks go by. With this in mind, please take note of the following announcements.

Geneva Villa 

Grades 1 and 2 will be visiting Geneva Villa on Wednesday, March 15th. Our visit will last from 1:30-2:30 pm. The students will play bingo with the residents of Geneva Villa. Consent forms were sent home on Friday in your child’s agenda. Please sign them and return them by Wednesday, if you would like your child to attend.

Mathletics World Math Month Competition

Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered an international competition through Mathletics, an award-winning interactive site that aims to improve math skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We are hoping the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help to increase our students’ math skills. And, who knows? We may even win a prize!

The details:

Important Dates

  •       Competition Begins: March 6, 2023 (yes, we are late beginning)
  •       Competition Ends: March 31, 2023
  •       Winners Announced: April 5, 2023

Earning Points

Students can earn points through:

  • Skill Quests (Quests) (Formerly called Understanding, practice and fluency)
    • 1 correct answer = 10 points
    • 1 correct test answer = 20 points
  • Activities (Courses)
    • 10 points per correct answer within curriculum activities up to a maximum of 300 points per activity per week
    • 20 points per correct answer within a test (Are You Ready? or Topic Test) up to a maximum of 600 points per week
  • Live Mathletics
    • 1 point per correct answer
    • 2 points per correct answer on a bonus (starred) level


The top three schools with the highest average number of points per student will win prizes. However, Mrs. Bouter is also awarding a prize to the student from each grade who earns the most points throughout the competition! Also, the grade with the most points on average will earn a pizza party! Check the blog for a weekly update about which class is in the lead.

Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well as in class. As long as they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.

If students do not remember their login information, please contact the homeroom teacher.

Happy math-ing!

Love of Reading Week:

Next week is Love of Reading week, below are the activities for each day:

Monday – Make Your Mark – students will be colouring or creating bookmarks to keep their page in their favourite books.
Tuesday – Character Parade – students are encouraged to “parade” into school as a character they love.
Wednesday – Wild About Books – students can bring a “wild” (stuffed) friend to school with them.
Thursday – Diary of a “Book” Worm – students are asked to bring in books they enjoy to show their classmates.
Friday – Sleepyheads – students are able wear their pjs and take in a favourite bedtime story.

Cat/Dog Food, Toys, and Accessories

Two students in Grade 5 are collecting items for the Humane Society. If you feel like this is something you can contribute to, please send in any items up until Tuesday, March 14th.

This Week’s Assessments

Wednesday, March 15th – Math Test
Friday, March 17th – Spelling Test # 15

Important Dates

Friday, March 24th – PD Day (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, April 4th – Spring Picture Day
Friday, April 7th – Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, April 10th – Easter Monday (NO SCHOOL)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton