Feb. 26th-27th

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the very late post.  There are few things to let you know about for the next two days of school.  

I have to apologize as well for not getting subway forms into your child’s agenda. The orders are due tomorrow so if your child would like a sub please send $3.50 for the sub and .50 cents for a cookie.  Subway orders will be delivered for lunch on Thursday. I have attached a copy of the order form if you would like to print it off and send it in tomorrow. (subwayform)

Tomorrow is Pink Shirt day.  Your children can participate in anti-bullying day by wearing tops or bottoms in pink.


Thursday we will celebrate 100 days of school.  I am asking for the children to bring in 100 of something small: Q-Tips, stickers, Cheerios, buttons, pennies, etc. TIP: make piles of 10 for counting.  We will use these items in a variety of ways throughout the day to celebrate 100.



Spelling this week:  This week’s spelling list will be the same list as last week. Since we only had two days of school last week I have decided to retest them on the same list.   List # 16 for grade one and list # 19 for grade two.  We will have the test on Thursday.

On Friday last week Kindergarten and Grade 1/2 watched the Canada vs. US hockey game. The students have really enjoyed our time studying the Olympics.


I will leave you with a couple of pictures of students having fun in all the snow we had last week.



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February 18th – 21st

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend!

Students are still enjoying the Olympics this week!  Today at lunch time we were able to watch PEI’s own Heather Moyse on her second bobsled run. We hope to be able to watch her final run tomorrow before we have to leave for skating.


Skating tomorrow — Wednesday Feb 18th

We will be leaving the school tomorrow at 1:00 to go skating at Simmons arena.  Please ensure that your child has skates and a helmet.  Students who are not skating must be picked up at the school by 12:00 pm.

We are happy to say that there will be an area of the ice tomorrow that will be for those who want to play hockey.  A couple of parents are willing to supervise this.  Thank you very much to those parents.  If your child is interested in this and has a hockey stick, they may take it with them tomorrow.  Also, please remember that STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RINK NO LATER THAN 2:45.  If your child is attending after school care, please let us know.  We will arrange to have your child transported back to the school.

This Week’s tests

Grade One:

Thursday, Feb. 20th — Math test

Friday Feb. 21st — Phonics test

Friday Feb. 21st — Spelling test #16


Grade Two:

Wednesday, Feb. 19th  — Phonics test

Friday Feb. 21st — Math test

Friday Feb. 21st — Spelling Test # 19


Mrs. MacNeill has been teaching the grade one and two science class.  Today they learned about clouds and how the clouds form rain.  Here are a few pictures from this afternoon’s lesson.

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February 10th – 14th

Hello parents,

Thank you to all of you who came to parent teacher interviews.  It was a pleasure to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress.


We have a very busy week this week. Not only is it Love of reading week, but there are many events going on to celebrate the Olympics.  Each class in the Elementary is tracking a country and recording the medals they earn.  Grade one and two are keeping track of Finland and Great Britain.  So far they each have one medal each,  a silver and a bronze which they received in the women’s snowboarding.

All week long, to go along with love of reading week, your child can take part in the reading Olympics.  A sheet was sent home on Wednesday with your child.  When they read a book, please record it on the sheet.  At the end of the week their will be medals awarded to our top readers.

Love of reading week  February 10th -14th 

This week is Love of reading week.  All week long we will have activities to promote reading in our students.  Today grade one and two had reading buddies with some of our high school students. Here is an outline of the week’s event.

Tuesday February 11th — Stop, Drop and Read!  There will be prizes for those who are caught reading throughout the day.  There will be an announcement sometime during the day where everyone in the school will stop what they are doing and read.

Wednesday February 12th — Today will be our Library day and Mrs. Huizing will have a special Library surprise.

Thursday February 13th  — Character Dress up day. Students may come to school dressed in their favourite book character.

Friday February 14th — Stop Drop and Read!

Skating a Simmons Arena

This Wednesday February 12th will be out first skating date at Simmons arena. There is a $3.00 fee for each child. Permission slips were sent home today in your child’s agenda.  We will be on the ice for 1:30. Please pick up your child between 2:30-2:45 AT THE RINK on North River Road.

Remember: a Helmet is a must for skating.  If your child will not be skating, please pick them up at the school by 12:00.

This week’s tests:

Grade one:

Wednesday February 12th — Math Test #14

Thursday February 13th — Phonics Test #13

Friday February 14th — Spelling Test list # 15

Grade Two:

Tuesday February 11th — Phonics test # 13

Thursday February 13th — Math Test # 14

Friday February 14th — Spelling Test list # 18

I will leave you with a picture of Jayden trying out the Luge, with the help of grade five student Luke.  🙂


February 3rd – 6th

 Another busy week is upon us!  Last week’s bracelet sale raised $70  for Johnathan and Holly.  We are very proud of the work that Kyler and the rest of his classmates did to make this a success.  Here are a few shots from the sale.

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This week’s tests

Grade One:

Wednesday February 4th —  Math Test

Thursday February 5th — Spelling Test # 14

Grade Two 

Wednesday February 4th — Math Test

Thursday February 5th — Spelling Test # 17

The grade two spelling test now contains three vocabulary words.  Students should study these words each night to gain an understanding of what they mean.  On the test students will be asked to write the meaning of each word and then use each word in a sentence.

Olympic fever 

The winter Olympics start this Friday.  Each of the elementary classes have chosen two or three countries to follow.  Grade one and two will be keeping track of Great Britain and Finland.  Today we decorated the flag of each country which will be posted on the wall outside the classroom.  Each day we will add the number of medals that each of those countries received. We will be doing a lot of exciting activites related to the Olympics over the next two weeks while the olympics are on.

This week in Wednesday’s chapel we will have our own opening ceremonies.  Each class will carry their flags into chapel where the opening ceremonies will begin.  For the Opening ceremonies students are asked to wear the colours of the countries their class has chosen to follow.  Great Britain is Red, white and blue and Finland is Blue and white.

On Thursday Students are asked to wear white and red to support the Canadian team.

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Sleigh Ride:

The Sleigh Ride that was postponed last week will take place this Thursday February 6th.  We will be leaving the school at 1:00 to get there by 1:15.

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews:

Report cards will go home with your child on Thursday.   Parent teacher interview will take place Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  I would love to meet with each one of you to discuss you child’s progress this year.  If you have not already done so, please sign up.  Sign up sheets are located at the front entrance of the school.


Last week Grade one and two were learning about liquid measurements.  One of the projects we did to help the students remember the measurements is made a “Gallon Robot”.  The Gallon Robot helps us remember how many cups in a pint, how many pints in a quart and how many quarts in a gallon.  Here is a look at a couple students in the progress of making them.

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