Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We enjoyed our pizza party today, another perk from our efforts during the read-a-thon.  Candy on Monday, pizza on Friday…who could ask for more?

Thank you to those parents who provided feedback to your child’s three-paragraph memoir draft.  As of now, we’re honing the craft of writing with practise; this was just meant to give you a glimpse of what we’re up to.  I’ll call upon you again later in the month when the students draft their two writing topics for the magazine, but this time they will have already had feedback from me and you’ll be able to see the changes in their writing (I hope).

Students have had three in-class periods to research a vertebrate and an invertebrate of their choice, which will culminate in an infographic produced on the school’s iPads.  I’ve asked them to have all their research complete by Monday so we can begin working on the project itself.  Check in with your child and see if he/she needs some additional research time this weekend.  If you need more information about what to research, just message me through Class Dojo.

Earlier in the week, students were given instructions for parents on how to book a time for parent-teacher interviews.  The website hosting this information is located here.  You’ll need your child’s eight-digit student number in order to proceed; this number is on the inside of his/her agenda.

On Friday of next week, we’re off to the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony (permission forms went home today).  As I highlighted in the November Newsletter, students will be presenting post cards to veterans in the crowd.  You’re welcome to join us, by the way.  Just indicate your interest at the bottom of the permission form.

Lastly, our first real session of VIP with Constable McKinnon began yesterday.  We talked about making the world a better place and students have been tasked with accumulating some community service hours over the course of the year.  Your child has the form with all the necessary details.  Cst. McKibbon is asking the students to seek out original ways to give back to the community and he’s encouraged them to have that conversation with you so you’re aware of what they’re up to.  I can field any questions you may have, or your child can wait until Cst. McKibbon’s return every Thursday.

Have a superb weekend!

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