Thank you all so much for your kindness and patience this week, as well as the get well messages I received. I really appreciated it.
You should all be incredibly proud of your students for the amount of work that they accomplished each day and their attitudes and hard work throughout the week. It can be difficult having a substitute teacher for one day, but your students made it through three days this week. Each day they got their work done and I couldn't be prouder of their efforts to stay upbeat and positive despite changes to our routines and schedules. They are amazing!
Next week is a fresh start. I can't wait to get to work on the door decorating contest and performing for the Winter Concert. See you all on Monday!
Don't forget that Monday is our first ski day! Just a few reminders about this trip. First, snowboarding will not be taught until Grade 6, unless students are experienced (level II or III) snowboarders with their own equipment. Lessons are mandatory for all students on ski days regardless of skill level or ability. We will leave school at 9:00 am and return by 3:00 pm. Students will need to bring their own bagged lunch or money to purchase lunch at the hill. Please note that students are strongly encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch. Students are given the same amount of time for lunch that they receive at school (20-30 mins); if there are long lines at the canteen, etc. it can be difficult for students to purchase and eat their entire lunch in the allotted time, and we don't want any students to risk going hungry. Especially when they are getting so much excercise. It is best to pack snacks to bring with us, and then students can use their own judgement as to whether or not they would like or are able to purchase food. Students bringing their own equipment for skiing or snowboarding, can bring it directly to the Christina Gordon entrance on the morning of December 7th, where transportation will be arranged. The school is not responsible for lost or damaged equipment. Students are reminded to dress for the weather (jacket, hat, mittens, snowpants). If skiing is cancelled due to weather, all attempts will be made to reschedule. If you are a parent chaperone for this trip, we do recommend driving yourself to the hill if possible. You are welcome to meet us at school and follow us or meet us at the ski hill around 9:30 am. Space on the bus is limited because we have four classes attending this trip.
Agenda Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes - Book Talk (Dec. 20th)
Science: - Toilet paper rolls - Wrapping/Scrapbook Paper
Other: - Tech & Trades: Mondays until 4:15 pm - Choir: Tuesdays until 4:15 pm - Guitar Club: Thursdays until 4:15 pm - Art Club: Wednesdays until 4:15 pm - CG Recyclers: Day 2, Lunch/Recess - Chess Club: Day 3, Lunch Recess - Hot Lunches, order at christinagordon.hotlunches.net - Ski Trip, December 11th - Winter Concert, December 14th