February 12th, 2019
Please see the following email sent home earlier today:
Just a few reminders from our school and community. First, a reminder that 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 previous below -20 degrees celsius (including windchill). With this change, students now take 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. 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.
Second, Christina Gordon is very proud of our integration of technology in the classroom and our after-school programming that supports digital literacy and engineering. However, cell phone use by students is not permitted during school hours in the hallways or in the classrooms, unless specifically directed by a teacher for instructional purposes. Along with the potential for misuse, use of cellphones during the instructional day can be distracting and interfere with student learning. Students have access to Chromebooks and iPads, which are to be used to enhance students learning experiences. We understand that sometimes parents need to contact their child during the school day. In these situations, we ask that you call the office at (587) 276-2017 and we will happily pass on a message. If a child needs to call home, they are able to use the school phone either in the classroom or the office. We are sending this to all parents, fully realizing that this issue does not apply to everyone, especially younger children. We do believe that everyone should know the policies, procedures and practices that are put in place to provide the best and safest learning environment for your children.
Third, we will be holding a Valentine's celebration in our class. Taking into account that not all students celebrate Valentine's Day, we have decided on some activities that all students can participate in. First, we will be having a movie day on Thursday, February 14th. Second, we will be watching "A Series of Unfortunate Events." This is also part of our Language Arts classes, as we will be comparing and contrasting it to "The Bad Beginning," "The Reptile Room," and "The Wide Window," which we have finished reading as part of our daily read aloud. Third, we will be making Community Fruit Salad. Students are welcome to bring in 1-2 pieces of their favourite fruit, pre-sliced if possible. Each student will have a bowl and a spoon and we will each be assembly our own fruit salad out of the different fruits that come to school on that day. I will also supply some yogurt that students can use as a sauce if they would like. If you are able to send 1-2 pieces of fruit, please indicate so on the attached sign-up sheet. Remember, students are not obligated to bring in anything. All students will be able to participate regardless of whether or not they were able to supply an ingredient. I will make sure that there are enough supplies that everyone can participate. Students are able to bring in Valentine's cards on February 14th. If they do, I do ask that students bring in a card for every student in the class. There are currently 28 students in our classroom. Thank you everyone, as always, please do not hesitate to let me know if you have questions or concerns in regards to any of the above,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 5 Teacher
Weekly Homework: 5x and 10x Quiz
- Read 20 minutes (track in your Agenda)
- Spelling Quiz (Friday, Review w/ Spelling City)
- Pgs. 30-31 #1-10 (due tomorrow)
- Patterns and Equations Unit Test (Wednesday, February 13th)
- Classroom Science Fair (March 7th)
- School Science Fair (March 12th)
- Grades 5/6 Skiing (March 6th)
- Energize Oil Country Parent Waiver (due ASAP)
- Recorders (Payment due by February 15th)
- Science Fair Boards ($7.00/Board)
- Spirit Week: Wednesday, Scrabble Day (collecting granola bars)
- Valentine's Family Dance (February 13th, 5:30-7:00 pm)
- Classroom Celebration (February 14th)
Tech & Trades Club - Mondays/Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
Recycling Club - Day 3, 12:30-1:10 pm
Grs. 5/6 Boys Basketball - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
Gr. 5/6 Girls Basketball - Mondays and Wednesday, 3:15-4:!5 pm
Sharpen the Saw Club - Wednesdays, 3:15-4:!5 pm
Broadcasting - Schedule
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