Winter has finally arrived! The snow can provide hours of fun for children and we are excited for our students to have lots of play time in the snow.
It's important that students wear proper winter clothing to school each day. Students in grades 1-4 are outside at least twice day, each day. Kindergarten also goes outside at least once each day. In order for students to be warm and dry during the snowy season, each student should wear the following to school:
- winter jacket (that they can do up on their own)
- mitts/gloves (water proof)
- snow pants
- winter boots
Please label every single article of winter clothing that your child wears to school, including the boots! Our lost and found always ends up full of black snow pants, COSTCO jackets, and black mitts- it's really hard to know who owns what when many families all shop at the same stores. Labelling each item helps a lot!
For our students in Kindergarten and grade 1, it's really important that they know how to dress themselves in their winter gear. Please practice at home, even if it takes a long time. When we are in and out numerous times a day, students need to be independent and efficient when getting ready. It's also a good idea to practice taking it all off, too- make a plan with them on where to put their mitts and hats, and how to unzip their snow pants.
We go outside in all kinds of weather! Although we stayed inside yesterday because of the blowing snow on our field, we usually only stay inside if the weather is colder than -20 C. Please send your child to school each day knowing that we will be outside.
If you have snow pants or winter jacket that your child has grown out of and have been gently used, we are accepting donations. There are days when some extra winter clothing can come in handy in the office. Please know, if you are having difficulty with providing winter clothing for your child, please reach out to me by email and I will do my best to help find support for you.
Do you have extra gloves or mitts at home? We would like to have a basket of extras for students that need them for recess. Please feel free to send them in to the office.
Stay warm, everyone!