Here we are…the last week of March! It hardly seems possible. As we begin this new week, let us reflect on the importance of the Easter holiday coming up next weekend. May we all remember the sacrifice our Lord Jesus made so that we could forever have a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Happy Easter to you all!

What’s Going On?

This week students will be learning about complex sentences in Language Arts. We will also be continuing our reading of Secret in the Maple Tree. Although we will be introducing a new Spelling List on Monday, the quiz will not be until next Tuesday (after the Easter long weekend). In Math, students will continue learning how to reduce (simplify) fractions by dividing by increasingly larger factors and how to reduce fractions to their lowest terms, as well as division of four-digit dividends. Students will continue their Province Projects (the flags are coming along quite nicely).


We have four more days to go in our Mathletics March Madness Competition! The last time the scores were checked, grade four was in the lead. We will have to wait until Wednesday to find out which grade will win the class pizza party and which student from grade three scored the highest overall. There is still time to earn more points!

Parent-Teacher Conferences for 3rd Quarter

As we approach the final two weeks of 3rd Quarter, we are beginning to plan parent-teacher conferences. Given the requirements put in place due to continuing COVID-19 protocols, we will have a limited number of time slots available. Please note that I will be contacting the parents of the students that I feel I need to meet with at this point in the school year. If you have not been contacted by me by the time the online scheduling opens, please understand that this means I have no major concerns about your child’s progress. However, if you have a concern that requires an in-person conference, you may of course sign up for a 10 minute interview.

Junior Achievement Business – Senorita’s Fashions

Students from grade 12 have been developing their own businesses as part of the Junior Achievement Program. This year, we have students who created and are selling earrings and pins. An order form for Senorita’s Fashions went home last week. If your child is interested in purchasing anything from these students, they are extending the order date until Thursday, April 1.

Food Drive

For their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential Project, students in high school are hosting a food donation drive for the school. They are challenging each class to bring in as much food as possible. There will be a grand prize for the class that donates the most! The food drive will run until April 1.

Top five needed items:

  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Soups
  • Beans

Other items that are also permitted:

  • Pasta (canned or dry)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Rice (dry)
  • Crackers
  • Rolled oats
  • Applesauce
  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Baby food
  • Cereal
  • Powdered milk
  • Peanut butter

Please do not bring fresh or cooked food, opened packages, or expired food.

Have a great week, everyone!

Mrs. Smylie

This Week’s Assessments

Wednesday: Math Quiz 11
Thursday: Quiz on Simple and Compound Sentences

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, April 5 – Easter Monday (NO SCHOOL)
Thursday, April 15 – Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00PM-7:00PM)
Friday, April 16 – Junior/Senior High School Parent-Teacher Conferences (9:30AM-12:00PM) (NO SCHOOL)