November 27th, 2019
Please see the following email, shared earlier this evening:
Just a few quick updates about events and activities taking place at school. First, students are bringing home permission forms in the student agenda this afternoon about the upcoming, "Who Do You Tell?" program that will be taking place on December 3-5th for the Grade 3 students at Christina Gordon school. This is a safety program that is presented by professional educators from the Waypoints Sexual Assault and Abuse Program. The language and messages are created and presented in a fun and positive manner so that students can learn they can get help from trusted adults if they are confused or scared about a touch or behaviour. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys in Canada will be sexually abused before the age of 18, which is why it is so important that students attend this safety program.This program has been designed specifically for this age and grade level so that the program is comfortable, enjoyable, and respectful of the students, their families, and the school community. Parents and guardians can learn more at www.waypointswb.ca or can email the Sexual Assault Public educators directly by email at: email@example.com. If your student does not attend this program, I will arrange for an alternative activity for them on these days.
Second, our annual Christmas Concerts are coming up. The concert for our classroom (Grades 1-3) will take place on December 12th beginning promptly at 6:00 pm in the gymnasium. As in previous years, students and families will enter through the front of the school. Students will then go to their classrooms to await their performance time. We do ask that all families plan to attend the entire concert. It is very distracting and disruptive to have people leaving during the performance (the Grades 4-6 students are performing a play in between each class' songs). Be respectful of the hardwork and dedication these students have put into preparing and rehearsing for this performance. At the end of the concert, families will come and pick up their student at their classrooms. Please let me know if your student will not be attending the concert. I will pass that information along to Mrs. Power to help with planning the event. Attached is a poster with all of the dates/times for all the concerts on it.
Third, the Spelling Bee of Canada will be holding their 2019/2020 regional competitions from March 21-April 5, 2020. However, the registration deadline is December 15th, 2019. Spelling Bees are a great way for students to improve their Language Arts skills in spelling, comprehension, communication, and critical thinking. It can be a way for students to build self-confidence and gain experience in public speaking. For more information or to register your student, see the attached poster or contact the SBOC at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-746-0072. You can also visit their website at: www.spellingbeeofcanada.ca.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of the above,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 3 Teacher
- Jr. Tech: Mondays, 3:15-4:15 pm
- Sr. Choir: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
- Sign Language Club: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
- Grade 3 Sharpen the Saw Club: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
- Hot Lunch Program: Tuesdays, Thursdays
- Book Orders (due November 29th)
- Who Do You Tell: Permission Forms (due ASAP)
- Who Do You Tell: Program (December 3-5th)
- Grades 1-3 Christmas Concert: December 12th (6:00 pm)
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