Mr. Cuddihy | Grade 2

Tuesday, October 31st 


Halloween At School ๐ŸŽƒ                                                                                                                                                                         

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.


Donโ€™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. 


โ„๏ธ Winter is coming… although itโ€™s still Fall ๐Ÿ‚

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 schoolโ€™s cleanliness is maintained. 

October 13th โ™ฅ๏ธ

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 CBEโ€™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.โ€ฏ  

Woodbine School 

Monday, October 9th 

I hope that all of my families and students had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! 

Mr. Gary Cuddihy ๐Ÿ™‚



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. 


๐Ÿ• Please no dogs on school property ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

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.




Important Dates in October 2023

๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving Day on Monday, October 9th ~ No School 

๐Ÿ“ธ School Pictures on Tuesday, October 10th ~ Individual 

๐Ÿšซ PD Day on Friday, October 20th ~ No School 

๐ŸŽƒ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ We have 25 students in the class! 

๐ŸšซNo School on Friday, September 29th due to 

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 

๐Ÿงก 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 youโ€™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.

Important Dates Coming Up In September: 

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Terry Fox Run ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

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 We will be fundraising for this activity as well and walking down to Fish Creek to honour Terry's Memory. 

๐ŸŽ 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) 

๐Ÿšซ No School 

Friday, September 22nd ~ Parent Teacher Conferences 

Friday, September 29th ~ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

๐Ÿงก Orange Shirt Day 

Thursday, September 28th 

August 29, 2023 ~ Welcome to Room 12! 

Please check out my Welcome Letter in the Resources Tab โžก๏ธ

๐Ÿ– 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)

๐Ÿ’ง a water bottle 

๐Ÿฅ’ ๐ŸŒ healthy snacks for morning and afternoon (if needed) 

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ indoor shoes (to remain at school) 

๐Ÿฅช ๐Ÿงƒ ๐Ÿช a delicious lunch *๐ŸฅœNut Free*


Supervision starts at 8:40am 

Bell Rings at 8:55am 

School Starts at 9:00am 

Grade 2 Recess TBD

Early Dismissal at 12:50pm 

๐Ÿ“Œ Reminder ~ Long Weekend 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4, 2023 

Back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 8:55am ๐ŸŽ’


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