Please see the following email, shared earlier this evening:
Just a few updates on events/activities taking place at school. First, on Wednesday, December 19th, between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, the Christina Gordon School Fundraising Association is hosting a Winter Feast for all Christina Gordon students and staff. We are very excited to have this opportunity to share a meal as a school. The meal will consist of turkey, vegetables, and potatoes, while also having a vegetarian option. While we would love to be able to feed the whole school community, the Fundraising has budgeted for the students and staff to eat and will not be able to feed those outside of these groups. All food is being catered by a professional caterer. Realizing that not every student will like the options provided, we invite those who do not to please bring a bagged lunch and join us as we share a meal together. We are all very excited about this opportunity to build upon our CG family traditions and thank the Fundraising Association and the parents that have supported them throughout the year.
This week students are invited to participate in our annual holiday Spirit Week. This is a "fun"raiser, not a a fundraiser. We are not collecting donations for any specific cause at this time, we just want to have a fun way to celebrate the last week of school. As with past Spirit Days, students are encouraged to participate in the daily theme. The themes are:
Monday - Holiday Hat Day Tuesday - Red and Green Day Wednesday - Winter Wednesday Thursday - Warm and Cozy Day (Pyjama Day)
On Thursday, Division 2 students (Grades 4-6) are also welcome to bring extra pillows or blankets from home. We will be watching a movie together in the school gymnasium that afternoon. The movie we will be watching is "Home Alone." Please let me know if you have concerns in regards to this selection.
Finally, as per the email from our school principal, Mr. Thorne, earlier today, on the recommendation of the Networks Committee that represents all school Parent Councils, the FMPSD has changed its Administrative Procedures regarding temperatures for students to be outside. The temperature will now be below -24 degrees celsius (including windchill) instead of the current below -20 degrees celsius (including windchill). With this change, students will now be taking recess and lunch recess outdoors at -24 degrees celsius (including windchill). The same applies to before the first bell rings in the morning. When the temperature is below -24 degrees, doors will be open for students to come inside, otherwise students will remain outside until the first bell rings at 8:35 am. This change will come into place on January 7th. With this change, it is important that parents ensure that their children are dressed appropriately for the weather. If parents and families require assistance in acquiring winter clothing, etc. please do not hesitate to contact me. The school may be able to provide assistance in this regard.
As always, please let me know if there are any questions or concerns in regards to any of the above,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 5 Teacher
Agenda Weekly Homework:
Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes (track in your Agenda) - Spelling Quiz (Tuesday, Review w/ Spelling City) - Book Talk (December 17/18th)