Please see the following email, shared with families earlier this evening:
A few quick updates on events and activities taking place at school. First, as discussed at our Three-Way Conferences, students have access to both Mathletics and Reading Eggs so that they can continue to practice their skills at home. Mathletics (https://www.mathletics.com/ca/) is a web-based learning program that allows students to work at their own pace; anywhere, anytime. Mathletics is designed to help reinforce classroom learning through exciting challenges, lessons, and games. Students can also be assigned tasks based on their areas of need or strength, to further differentiate their Math instruction. Reading Eggs (https://readingeggs.com/) supports student learning by offering individual, one-on-one lessons that allow students to progress at their own rate, gradually building their reading confidence. Reading Eggs focuses on five key elements: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Students are encouraged to use both of these resources at home. Student usernames and passwords can be found at the front of the student agenda. The usernames and passwords are the same for both websites. If your student has lost their username and password, please let me know and I will retrieve it for you.
Second, this Friday, November 15th, is the Fort McMurray School Division's Rock Your Mocs event. This event encourages students and families to unite together to honour indigenous history, culture, and traditions by wearing moccasins or turquoise. Students will also be learning about and completing some artwork in class on this date. Our Indigenous Student Leadership Team has also completed a display on the history and culture of the Métis people in Alberta, as part of Métis Week. If visiting the school, please sign in at the office and come and see their hard work on display.
Third, this upcoming Friday, November 15th, will be a Fri-Yay Popcorn Day. Students are welcome to purchase a bag of popcorn ($2 each) in support of Fundraising Association initiatives such as purchasing literacy resources (books), etc. that benefit the entire school.
Finally, next Tuesday, November 19th, will be our annual Family Science Night. APEGA (the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) and Christina Gordon Public School will be hosting an Elementary Science Night this upcoming Tuesday, November 19th from 6:00-9:00 pm at Christina Gordon Public School. Join us for an evening of fun, hands-on science and engineering activities and demonstrations as well as building, exploring, and literacy stations. Use your five senses at our APPLE Schools taste testing centre to be entered to win a prize! Get to know our CG Cares team and learn more about their Salvation Army Angel Tree initiative. There is no cost to participate and all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
As always, please let me know if there are any questions or concerns in regards to any of the above. Thank you,
- 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 (begins Nov. 20th)
- Hot Lunch Program: Tuesdays, Thursdays
- Rock Your Mocs: Friday, November 15th (wear moccasins or turquoise)
- Fri-yay Popcorn Day: Friday, November 15th (bring $2)
- Family Science Night: Tuesday, November 19th (6:00-9:00 pm)
- Grades 1-3 Christmas Concert: December 12th (6:00 pm)