September 8th -12th

Hello Parents,


We had a great first couple of days of school.  I have such a great grade one and two class!   The students had a blast at Canoe Cove Camp on Friday for their back to school trip.  We did some relay races, and games. We had a great chapel service and after the students had some free time to play on the playground.

Here are just a few pictures.

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This week marks the beginning of a regular routine.  The students worked hard on Thursday to get familiar with classroom rules and routines.  There will be much more to learn and practice over the coming weeks but the hard work will pay off to make a great learning environment for all the students.


This year Grade one and two students will have a different teachers coming into the classroom.  I will be teaching the main subjects such as Math, Reading, Phonics and spelling.  Also, I will be teaching social studies  and music. Other subjects will be taught by the following teachers:

Bible:  Mrs. McGonnell

Science:  Mrs. MacNeill

Art:  Mrs. Bouter

Library:  Mrs. Huizing

French and Gym:  Mrs. Laird

Students will have Gym every Tuesday and Friday.  Please make sure you child has a pair of sneakers for gym, which can also be used for their indoor shoes.  Please no dresses or skirts on gym days.


Milk Program: 

The milk program will begin the week of Sept. 15th- 19th.  The cost for  white milk is .45 cents and chocolate is .70 cents.  Milk money is Due on Wednesday Sept 10th for the week of Sept. 15th-19th.  You may pay on Wednesdays on a weekly basis, or if you wish you can pay in advance for a month.  Please send the exact change in a sealed envelope (please no plastic zip-lock bags) and place it in your child’s agenda. On the envelope, please write the following:

  • Name of the student
  • The amount in the envelope
  • The purpose of the money 

Sending in money in this way helps us keep orders organized.  In an effort to keep our morning routine running smoothly, we will be collecting money only on Wednesday morning.  All hot lunch orders will also be collected on Wednesday.


Meet the Teacher Night:

Don’t forget that Tuesday night is Meet the teacher night.  The night will begin at 6:30 in the church auditorium for a presentation of some important information.  Following that you are invited down to your child’s classroom to meet the teacher and to see your child’s room.  I would love to meet you all to give you an idea of what your child’s day will look like.


Each night your child will be expected to do homework.  Reading homework will begin this week and will be written in your child’s agenda.  When helping your child with their reading homework you should encourage your child to read out loud to themselves twice and then read it to you once.  Please listen as they read to ensure they are reading correctly.  Encourage your child to use expression and to re-read if they are having difficultly with the passage.    Please sign your child’s agenda each night when they have completed their homework.

Grade one and two will also have spelling homework each night.  Spelling homework will being the week of Sept 22nd-26th for grade two and the week of Oct. 6th -10th for grade one.  Each students will have a homework folder that contains their spelling lists.  Spelling homework will be completed in a notebook each night and handed in every morning.

We will soon be learning about our addition math facts.  Grade two students will have math facts to study this week.   Grade one Math facts will begin the week of Sept. 15th – 19th.   Math facts are also in your child’s homework folder.  Keep an eye on your child’s agenda for more details on which facts they should study each night.

Dress code: 

Please keep in mind our school dress code when you or your child are picking out clothes for school.  Below is our dress code taken from the parent handbook.

5.3 Elementary School Dress Code (Grades 1-6)
Elementary clothes are to be modest, clean, neat, and
appropriate. Clothes with a rebellious or negative
message are considered dress code violations. Shorts are
permitted when appropriate for the weather. Shorts and
skirts must not be shorter than just above the knee.
Clothing not permitted in the elementary includes pyjamas
and tank tops.



I look forward to getting to know each of you this school year as we partner together in your child’s education.

Thank you,


Mrs. Barton