you believe that your child has been in school for one whole month
already?!? Lots of rich language
learning has already taken place, and students have been using and
experimenting with both Mandarin and English through songs, poems, and
conversations. Thank you parents for
your support at home in getting homework completed, checking D2L, doing nightly
home reading, setting up an evening routine that is suitable for your child,
and getting them to bed at an early hour.
All of these things make a big difference to your child’s learning.
are many field trips planned for the month of October and in order for classes
to be able to go, a certain number of parent volunteers must accompany the
class. If there are not enough
volunteers, field trips may need to be cancelled. If you are interested in volunteering, you
MUST have a cleared CBE police clearance on file (clearance through other
organizations cannot be accepted). We
encourage all parents to complete a volunteer clearance form (that is good for
5 years) just in case… you never know when you have a day off and can help us
out! To apply, you need to stop by the
school first, bring your driver’s licence as a form of ID, and the school will
print you a letter that you will use to apply at the police station or online. Plan for the approval process to take at
least 4 weeks, so apply as soon as possible.
Please take the time to apply for a police clearance as we would love to
have you volunteer with us… even if it is only for an hour!
the weather is always changing, please remember to dress your child
appropriately for various weather conditions.
It is a good idea to dress them in layers, as it is often cool in the
morning and warm in the afternoon.
Students go outside for recess in the snow and in light rain. Students only stay inside for recess if the
temperature is -20°C or colder with the wind chill.
A special thank you
goes out to Highwood School Council who funded the addition of a traverse wall
in our gym. On the afternoon of Friday,
September 27, teachers completed a 3-hour training session to learn how to use
the wall properly and safely with students.
The traverse wall will be used in conjunction with the gymnastics unit.