Tuesday, October 31st
Halloween At School 🎃
On Tuesday, October 31, 2023 students are welcome to wear costumes if you and your child wish to do so. Like previous years, students will be allowed to come already dressed so that no time and efforts are taken away from teaching and learning. Please be mindful that teachers will continue to deliver the Alberta Curriculum and Program of Studies, while infusing the season into their lessons. As a result, no costume should interfere with regular teaching and learning, including Physical Education. We do ask that students keep all weapons or large accessories at home and that costumes are school and age appropriate.
Don’t miss out on the highly anticipated Halloween Dance this Thursday October 26th!
Tickets are for sale online only, please see link below to pre-purchase your tickets.
*No printed tickets are required for entry at the door. We will have a list of tickets purchased.
Volunteers make this event a success! Please consider signing up to help as we cannot run this event without caregiver support.
❄️ Winter is coming… although it’s still Fall 🍂
Be prepared for colder weather this week since SNOW is in the forecast!
Please make sure that students have a pair of gloves/mittens, a toque and maybe a scarf. Remember that now is the time to wear boots to school and put on a warmer jacket! If it gets warmer then we can always take it off…better to be prepared!
Please remind your child that it is important to change their shoes at school with the weather changing. Students will continue to be asked to take outdoor shoes off at the entrance and put on their indoor shoes. This is an expectation for ALL students at Woodbine school and ensures that the school’s cleanliness is maintained.
October 13th ♥️
The events in Israel, the Gaza Strip and other parts of the Middle East are cause for concern around the world and impact many people in our own community. We recognize that for CBE’s Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian families, the impact is deeply personal and devastating.
Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. For some, this conflict may be particularly triggering due to personal experiences, or they may have strong reactions due to personal or family ties to Israel or Palestine. Many of our community members are concerned about what the future holds in the days and weeks ahead for the citizens of both countries and the world.
As a learning community it is our duty to uphold human rights and to protect the well-being of every individual so that they feel a sense of belonging at school and work. We will not tolerate hate in any form in our schools and at Woodbine School.
We understand that with the significant media coverage of these events, children of all ages will have questions or concerns and will reach out to adults, both teachers and parents, to help them make sense of the issue. Having the ability to engage in these conversations is important and requires the ability to listen, provide information, and engage in honest dialogue with children. We recognize children may have questions and we encourage families to answer these questions according to their own family beliefs and values. It is when children can engage in thoughtful conversations with a caring adult that they are able to build resilience for themselves and compassion for others.
Monday, October 9th
I hope that all of my families and students had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Mr. Gary Cuddihy 🙂
A FEW REMINDERS FOR OCTOBER:
The Calgary Board of Education is inviting all families and caregivers to join in an online series focusing on child and youth well-being. These sessions are hosted in partnership with Alberta Health Services and will explore topics such as vaping, brain development, mental health, and sexual health.
🐕 Please no dogs on school property 🐕🦺
A dog is a person's best friend, however, we need you to know that they are not allowed on school property, even if you have them on a leash. A number of children are uncomfortable with dogs and not all dogs are as well behaved as yours.
We thank you for your support.
PICTURE DAY IS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
Important Dates in October 2023
🦃 Thanksgiving Day on Monday, October 9th ~ No School
📸 School Pictures on Tuesday, October 10th ~ Individual
🚫 PD Day on Friday, October 20th ~ No School
🎃 Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st ~ Costumes are allowed to be worn without blood or scary masks. Please remember we do have Kindergarteners in our school. Don't forget that Trick or Treating will be happening that night so only bring what you are capable of remembering to take home with you! ie: wands, swords or hats
You are welcome to bring a treat to eat in the afternoon either to share or for only yourself. Any treat needs to be peanut free. If sharing with the class the treat must be a pre-packaged item. (ie: bear paws or fruit roll up)
This is only OPTIONAL not an expectation 🙂 We have 25 students in the class!
🚫No School on Friday, September 29th due to
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
🧡 Orange Shirt Day will take place on Thursday, September 28th
Terry Fox Run is on Wednesday, September 20th in the afternoon. The assembly will begin at 1:15pm.
We will be running/walking the route in the picture below. If you’d like to walk with our classes, please email the teacher so we know to watch for you. Please see map for more information. Remember to be dressed for the weather and prepared for the time away from school. (eg. water bottles, comfortable shoes, inhaler if needed)
Terry Fox Donations
If you would like to support our school with fundraising please use the attached link. https://schools.terryfox.ca/Woodbine
Important Dates Coming Up In September:
🏃🏻♀️ Terry Fox Run 🏃🏾
Wednesday, September 20th @ 1:15pm
If you have a current volunteer clearance and are able to help out for the afternoon, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be fundraising for this activity as well and walking down to Fish Creek to honour Terry's Memory.
🍎 Meet The Teacher
More information to follow about coming to meet myself and see the classroom.
Thursday, September 21st ~ 5:00 to 8:00pm (Open House)
Friday, September 22nd ~ 8:00am to 1:00pm (Parent/Teacher Requested Meet Up)
🚫 No School
Friday, September 22nd ~ Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, September 29th ~ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
🧡 Orange Shirt Day
Thursday, September 28th
August 29, 2023 ~ Welcome to Room 12!
Please check out my Welcome Letter in the Resources Tab ➡️
🖍 First Day of School ~ Thursday, August 31st, 2023
Finding Your New Teacher at 8:40am
Bell Rings at 8:55am
School Begins at 9:00am
Grade 2 Recess TBD
Lunch at 12:35pm
Bell Rings at 1:00pm
Dismissal at 3:40pm
Remember to bring: (please label your child's items as well)
💧 a water bottle
🥒 🍌 healthy snacks for morning and afternoon (if needed)
👟 indoor shoes (to remain at school)
🥪 🧃 🍪 a delicious lunch *🥜Nut Free*
🔔 ALL Friday's are EARLY DISMISSALS!
Supervision starts at 8:40am
Bell Rings at 8:55am
School Starts at 9:00am
Grade 2 Recess TBD
Early Dismissal at 12:50pm
📌 Reminder ~ Long Weekend
NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4, 2023
Back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 8:55am 🎒
SEE YOU SOON EVERYONE🍎