May Update

As we enter into our last month of school, there are a few updates we would like to share with you.

New Kindergarten Classroom

We will be opening a SIXTH kindergarten classroom in September! This means that it is possible that your child (currently in JK) may join this new class next year and have a new teacher. More information will follow as we approach September.

End-Of-Year Clean-Up

Throughout the next month, your child will be bringing home artwork, journals, nametags, etc. to prepare our class for summer cleaning. The items can stay home and do NOT have to be returned to school.

New French Songs

We have been learning new spring-related and school-related vocabulary through songs. Here are a few of the songs we have been singing:

Alouette : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udFlaqoKMDk

Pomme de reinette : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGR7vpQVCo

Vole, vole, vole : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6S2nShNYj0

Les 7 jours : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVHzu60QVKI&t=21s

Sac a dos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdo69O2B2c4

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May & June Announcements

We hope everyone had a safe and restful long weekend spending time together! With only 6 weeks left in the school year, it’s time to mark your calendars with some upcoming events:

PD Day

We will have a PD Day on Friday, June 7, 2019 (in two and half weeks). There will be no school on this day. If your child is in EDP, please check that they remain open.

Field Trip

We have been invited to accompany the primary grades on their trip to Saunders’ Farm on Thursday, June 13, 2019. A permission form will be going home soon to be signed and returned. We will also be asking for parent volunteers, which will be included on the permission form.

In-School Science Visit

We will be hosting visitors in our school on Friday, June 14, 2019. They are going to teach us about science experiments. More information will follow.

Spring Activity Play Day

Our Spring Play Day will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Please be sure to send water bottles and running shoes. More information will be given closer to the date. Rain date will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

School Carnival

We will be hosting an end of the year carnival on Thursday, June 20, 2019 after school hours. More information will follow.

Talent Show

We will be hosting our St. Martin’s end-of-year talent show on Friday, June 20, 2019. Unfortunately, kindergarten students will not participate, but older siblings/friends may be featured.

Report Cards

Report cards will be going home on Wednesday, June 25, 2019. Please let us know if you would like a second copy to be sent home.

Scholastic Orders

We will be sending home our VERY LAST Scholastic book order forms in a few weeks. Please note that this will be the last chance to order books for the year.

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a dafe and restful break! We were hard at work today, trying out new centres and sharing about our March Break activities. Here are some announcements for the upcoming weeks.

Faith and Honesty Assembly

Our kindergarten students will be putting on a school-wide assembly on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:30pm. Parents are invited to watch, as well as take photos and videos. We will be singing two songs, which you can practise at home if you wish. Here are the links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zcs1-yorwQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54jdoEIL7uk

Rest Time Blankets

Please return washed rest time blankets to school so children can use them during rest time. Our class can be quite cool at times, so the extra layer is often appreciated.

Lenten Project

We are continuing to raise money throughout the next six weeks. We are encouraging children to complete chores at home to earn extra money. They are then encouraged to donate this money to our charity of choice: OK Clean Water Project. This organization helps to build clean water pipelines in Kumbo, Cameroon.

Scholastic Orders

We are still waiting on the Scholastic orders placed before the break. Hopefully they will arrive soon, then we can send the ordered books home!

Thank you for reading and we hope you all had a great start to your week!

— The kindergarten team (Mlle Emma, Ms. Marcella, Ms. Logi, Mrs. Reely & Ms. Carole)

Skating Day 2

Today, our SK students in KMH and KAC skated with our SK friends from KMG down the hall! The level of confidence had skyrocketed this time around, even though it has only been one week since our last visit. Many friends willingly gave up their skate trainers and tried skating on their own. Each time they fell, they picked themselves up and continued in good spirits. We are so proud of all our SK’s who persevered as they challenged themselves to learn a new skill! We were all smiles today, check it out:

First Skating Day

KAC and KMH SK students had a blast skating this morning! We are so proud of our first time skaters for their patience and perseverance as they learned a new skill. Everyone picked themselves back up and tried again each time they fell or wobbled. Our more experienced skaters were great role models and teachers for their peers, offering to hold their hands and skate with them. And a huge thank you to all our parent volunteers for their help with tying skates, fastening helmets, and holding hands on the ice. So many smiling faces this morning!

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a restful and happy break! We were so happy to welcome students back to school yesterday and we are so excited to jump into new learning activities to welcome the new year. We would also like to welcome our new students and new families, as our school community has grown over the past month. We look forward to getting to know each other better throughout the school year.

Upcoming events:

SK students in both classes (KAC and KMH) are invited to go skating at the Jack Charron arena this Friday, January 11th and next Thursday, January 17th. We are still searching for volunteers that would like to join us, provided they have completed their Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).

There will be a PD day on Friday, January 25th and the school will be closed. Please check with EDP if your child attends the Extended Day Program, as the program is usually still running during PD days.

Final announcement:

Since winter is upon us, please ensure your child has extra socks and possibly even extra mittens in case their pair gets wet from outdoor play. We look forward to seeing your children grow throughout the rest of the school year!