Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Tomorrow!

* YPC tomorrow

* Halloween Dance: Note: If your child is going to be participating in the Halloween Science Experiment if they could please bring a pumpkin to crave (in case we don't have enough)

* Math: Fractions Test on Monday and Fractions worksheet is due tomorrow

* HCE: Healthy Living Title Page is due Tues., Nov. 5

* French: Halloween Booklet is due tomorrow

* S.S: Media Journal Entry is due tomorrow

* Other: Money for the year end trip

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 29th

The test went well!
* Picture orders are due tomorrow
* Ice Cream is on sale tomorrow
* Halloween Dance is Thursday there will be no concession! If students do not want to participate in the dance then they can either watch a movie or complete a science experiment
* French Accordion Halloween book is due on Thursday
* INS Journal Response # 1 is due tomorrow
* Healthy Living Title Page is due next Tues.

Monday, October 28, 2013


* Science test on the Diversity of Life is tomorrow!!!
* Math Fractions Poster is due Wed., Oct. 30th
* The students have been assigned a MAJOR independent novel study project. These are the due dates for the various assignments. This is not a project that they can finish overnight, this is one that they will need to work on everyday for the next 4 weeks!

     - Read every night for at least 1/2 hour
     - Wed., Oct. 30th    1st Journal Response Due
     - Tues., Nov. 5th     2nd Journal Response Due
     - Fri., Nov. 8th        3rd Journal Response Due & the book should be          finished!!!!
     - Wed., Nov. 13th    Vocab Due
     - Fri., Nov. 15th       Story Element - Character Due
     - Wed., Nov. 20th    Story Element - Plot
     - Fri., Nov. 22nd     Story Element - Setting & Reader Reflection Due

A minimum of 45 minutes of class everyday will be made available to work on the project but as you can see there is a lot of work to do so your child will most likely have homework!!!

* French Halloween Accordion Book is due Thursday, Oct. 31st
* Our first Young Peoples Concert (YPC) is this Thursday, too
* Halloween dance is this Thursday, wear a costume and being a food donation to get in for free; there will be a concession at the dance as well
* Ice cream sale this Wednesday
* Tomorrow is our Petro-Can/Subway day so remember your note

Friday, October 25, 2013

Whew....Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well, parent-teacher interviews are over but if you did not get a chance to meet with us and you would like to do so please do not hesitate to e-mail or call me.

The BC Wildlife Park was a blast and the kids were wonderfully behaved. We learned a lot, not only about animals but also that I may need to invest in a digital watch :)!

On the test students must be able to answer the following questions (I will be looking for knowledge that we learned from our field trip):
 1. What are two adaptations of Grizzly Bears?
 2. What is an adaptation of all birds? Choose one of the birds of the prey we saw (Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Great Gray Owl) and identify an adaptation for that animal?
 3. Identify two adaptations of a cougar.

You can also ask your child what are 3 ways the BC Wildlife Park receive animals, and why should we never have a snake as a pet?

As you may have heard Mr. McVittie will be taking over duties as the principal for a bit therefore I will be teaching the class full time until he returns to the classroom.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Parent-Teacher Interview Day

* Today and tomorrow is parent-teacher interviews...if none of the times available work for you please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me to set up an alternative time

* BC Wildlife Park is tomorrow from 9:30am-12:20pm

* Pre-Conference forms have been sent home even if you are not attending please fill this out

* Student Self-Assessment should be completed and handed in

* Pictures went home today and are due on October 30th retakes will happen on November 5th

* A notice concerning our year end trip went home please read it and if you have any questions/concerns please e-mail me

* Science Test on the Diversity of Life (Chapter 1-3) is on Tuesday, Oct. 29th

* French L'Halloween Accordion book is due Thursday, Oct. 31st 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21st

Monday was a busy one!
*BC Wildlife Park permission slips are due ASAP and we are in need of 2 more drivers
* Student Self Assessment is due tomorrow
* Pre-Conference Forms are due tomorrow as well
* Please sign up for a parent-teacher interview if the given times do not work please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Mark McVittie or myself (

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18

The kids wrote a French quiz yesterday!

* Next week is busy: October 23 & 24 are 1/2 days for parent-teacher interviews. If you haven't signed up already please do so

* Plus, on the 24th we are going to the Wildlife Park and I am still in need of parent drivers so if you can drive I would greatly appreciate it.

* October 25th is a Pro-D Day so no school for the kids!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16th

Being sick is HORRIBLE! Sorry I was away last week but I ended up with vertigo and the flu and it was horrible! Well I am back at it and a little behind...our year end trip is booked and we will be sending home information concerning it very soon...Harper Mountain information will also be going home soon...

* Tomorrow the students have French due as well as a French quiz on the numbers, colours, months, and days of the week
* BC Wildlife Park Permission slip went home today and I am looking for some drivers. We will be going on the 24th which is the 1/2 day. We will be touring the park, having an animal encounter as well as riding the train. We are also going to have a small lunch there as we do have to be back at the school by 12:30pm for the buses.
 * Sign-up for parent teacher interviews went home yesterday, we will be doing an online sign-up, if you need any help please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call me at the school so I can help you (the address is confusing but it's really easy to sign-up for your time) 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7th

Today was an excellent day! We had our first volleyball lesson, we finished up our discussion on STRESS (how to avoid and manage it). We began our study on Vincent van Gogh and the students have begun to create a beautiful sunflower picture. Lastly, we finished off the day by working on our Community Mapping project which is a group project that is due this FRIDAY, October 11th.

* Picture Day is Wednesday, Oct. 9th
* QSP orders are due Oct. 10th
* Tomorrow is our Petro-Can/Subway day so if your child wants to go the need the green letter returned to the school plus a note for the day as well

See everyone tomorrow!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday, Oct. 4

* Happy Teacher Day tomorrow
* Oct. 9th is Picture Day
* Our squid dissection was a blast! Wish I remembered to take some pictures :(
* Oct. 8th is my birthday!
* QSP is due Oct. 10th
* Name Stencil Art is due Monday, Oct. 7th
* Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 2

* Fine Arts: Stencil Art project is due: Monday, Oct.7
* Squid Dissection tomorrow
* Math test Friday
* Friday is Hot Lunch
* S.S Community Mapping Project due Friday, Oct. 11

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1st

* Hot Lunch Orders due TOMORROW!
* Social Studies group project for community mapping due October 11!
* QSP orders due Oct. 11