Winter Carnival 2013

wintercarnival[1]Student Council is hosting Winter Carnival the week of March 11-15.   Students are encouraged to dress up according to the theme of the day.       For elementary students, this year’s themes are:

Monday, March 11 = Pajama Day

-roll out of bed and come to school in your favorite PJ’s

– well behaved stuffed animals welcome at school today

Tuesday, March 12 = Beach Day

-wear your t-shirt and shorts (under sweat pants), bring your beach towel and join the elementary picnic for lunch time

no swimsuits, please

Wednesday, March 13 = Favorite Things

-wear your favorite thing (hockey team, lego tshirt, princess dress, etc.)

Thursday, March 14 = Crazy Hat/Hair Day

-wear a fun hat or do something fun with your hair

Friday, March 15 = Backwards Day

-wear your clothes backwards

Feb. 25 – March 1 Schedule

Last week was a short and busy week.   There was lots of fun and learning on Thursday, as we celebrated being 100 days smarter.   The projects with one hundred things were very unique and creative.   Please take a few minutes to see some of our activities that I have posted on the wall outside our classroom.   In the near future, I will try to post some pictures of the other activities we participated in on the one hundredth day of school.

After a short and exciting week, we are back to a regular five day week.   On Tuesday afternoon, we will be having show and tell.   We will be having a Stuffed Animal Pet Fair.   Each student is limited to one  stuffed animal small enough to fit into their backpack.   Students will be expected to introduce their animal and tell one reason why their pet is special.   All students will be participating, so please help your child remember to pack their friend for Tuesday morning so that the “telling” will be easier.

On Wednesday, the Student Council is hosting an Anti-Bullying Day.   Staff, parents and students are encouraged to wear pink in support of this Island wide campaign.   We will be talking about this important issue in our class.

winter-girl-ice-skating[1]On Friday afternoon, the elementary students will be going skating at Simmons Arena on North River Road.  Helmets are mandatory for everyone under 18 years of age.   Drivers and supervisors are needed.   We will be leaving the school at 1:15pm.    All students must be picked up at Simmons Arena by 2:30pm.   If your child needs a drive back to school, please email me as soon as you know, as seats are limited in my car.

For our detailed weekly schedule, please click, read, print and post: February 25-March 1

Upcoming dates to remember:

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 = Skating at Simmons Arena (Ice time: 1:30-2:30pm)

March 16-24 = March Break

Friday, March 29 = Good Friday (no school)

Monday, April 1 = Easter Monday (no school)

February 18-22 Schedule

We had a wonderful Valentine’s party.   The students really enjoyed their morning at That Fun Place.    Thank you to Mrs. Trina Paquet for spending the morning helping me supervise.   In the afternoon, we enjoyed our sledding hill, watched a movie, ate the treats so many of you graciously supplied.   Of course, the highlight was opening our mail.

Winterfun-logo[1]If you are looking for something to do with your family over the long weekend, the city of Charlottetown is sponsoring a free Winter Fun Weekend.   Some of the events include glow bowling, swimming at the CARI complex, horse and sleigh rides, face painting, puppet plays, movies at Empire Theatre, an Indoor Playland, and the list keeps going.   Check out Winter Fun Weekend website for more information:

100_days_of_school_confetti_tshirts_and_gifts_sticker-p217999494530647550en8ct_400[1]Since we are celebrating Islander Day on Monday, classes will resume on Tuesday, February 19 (day 99).   The highlight of next week will be our hundred days of school celebration on Wednesday, February 20.   Please remember to send in student projects on Tuesday.   Detailed information is available by clicking here: 100 Days of School Collections

For detailed information regarding the entire week, including tests, click on: February 18-22

Upcoming dates to remember:

Monday, February 18 = Islander Day (no school)

Wednesday, February 20 = 100th Day of School Celebration 

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 = Skating at Simmons Arena (Ice time: 1:30-2:30pm)

March 16-24 = March Break

Friday, March 29 = Good Friday (no school)

Monday, April 1 = Easter Monday (no school)

100 Days Smarter

100 days[1]On Wednesday, February 20, our class anticipates celebrating the 100th day of school.   Students have been counting the days since they started school in September and they are keen to explore the number 100.   Of course, the date will be later if we have any storms.

As we celebrate being 100 days smarter, one of our activties will be a special show and tell.   Each student has been asked to present a collection of 100 things, displayed in an creative manner, to their classmates.   Suggestions and specific instructions are in the conversation pocket of your child’s agenda or available by clicking here: 100 Days of School Collections

I am looking forward to seeing the collections and creativity of each student.   Please let your child use his/her imagination.   The possibilities are endless and hopefully inexpensive too.   Remember completed projects are due on Tuesday, February 19.   Thanks.

Valentine’s Party News

free-vintage-valentine-card-red-puppy-blue-bow[1]Our class Valentine’s party will be on Friday, February 15.   Students are encouraged to wear red or pink in honour of Valentine’s Day.   We have a busy day scheduled.

In the morning, we will taking a field trip to That Fun Place.   Permission slips went home today.   Please check your child’s conversation pocket of his/her agenda.   The cost of this field trip is $4.5o per student.   Money and permission slips are due by Wednesday, February 13.   Additional permission slips: That Fun Place Permission Slip

In the afternoon, we hope to enjoy our sledding hill and a host of other activities.   If you are able to help provide food, please respond in the comment section of this blog post so that other parents will know what you are contributing.   This will save on duplications.    Food suggestions include: a fruit tray, cheese and crackers, cupcakes, cookies, chips or anything else you would be willing to supply.

Detailed information, including a class list for writing Valentine’s Day cards, is available by clicking on our Valentine’s Party Note 2013.

Updated weekly schedule: February 11-15

February 4-15 Schedule

Next week is a short week for the students.   We will only be having classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   On Tuesday afternoon, we will be having show and tell.   This week’s theme is winterWinter-kids[1]  Students should bring one item that represents winter or reminds them of a winter activity.   All students will be expected to participate by sharing two or three sentences with the class.   It is much more difficult to tell without an item in hand.   Please practice with your child, so that he/she will have an idea of what they would like to share with the class.

Please read, post and refer to the weekly classroom schedule:   February 4-15  (Note: This includes next week’s short week and the following week as well.)

Upcoming dates to remember:

Monday, February 4 = Professional Development Day (no school for students)

Thursday, February 7 = Parent Teacher Interviews (6-9pm, by appointment only)

Friday, February 8 = Parent Teacher Interviews (10am-12pm, by appointment only) No school for students.

Friday, February 15 = Valentine’s Day Party (1-3pm) (details to follow in a blog post)

Monday, February 18 = Islander Day (no school)

________, February ? = 100th Day of School Celebration (more details to follow in a blog post, as the date gets closer)

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 = Skating at Simmons Arena (Ice time: 1:30-2:30pm)