First Week Done!

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Yay!  We made it through our first week of Kindergarten and I’m so proud of each boy and girl in our class!  The first few days are always the hardest.  Everything is new and there is so much to learn.  As the days go on we will settle into the routines of Kindergarten and it will feel easier.  Having said that, we’ve already had a lot of fun together.  I hope your child has come home with happy stories.

In no particular order, here are some start-of-the-year details for your information:

Library – Your child came home with a red bag containing library books yesterday.  Each Tuesday our class will visit Mrs. Britz in our school library and will check out (usually 2) library books.  We hope that you will enjoy reading these books with your child at home.  You may keep school books for one week.  On Tuesday morning simply have your child  return their book bag into a library book box that I will put outside of our classroom door.  They will bring home new books at the end of the day.

Pizza Day – Tuesdays are also pizza days at Highroad.  If you would like to order a slice of pizza for your child you can add their name to the sign up sheet that will be outside of our classroom door each Tuesday morning.  The cost per generous slice is $2.  You can pay by putting money in the pocket attached to the clip board or you can purchase a pizza card at the office and indicate that as your method of payment on the form.

Me Bags – In Bible we are learning about Jesus’ love for us and how he has made each one of us special. Please help your child choose their 3 items and be able to communicate why they were chosen.  Each student will have an opportunity to share their Me Bag with the class in the week ahead.  We are looking forward to learning new things about our friends.

Parent Meeting – There will be a parent meeting this coming Monday evening at 6:30 pm. in the gym.  You are encouraged to come out and hear about the vision for our school.  Feel free to come and chat with me about your child if you’d like.  I’d love to get to know you better and hear any concerns or comments you might have!

School Rules – We have been talking about our 3 classroom rules:

Be Safe – Be Respectful – Be Responsible

Your child brought home a booklet today.  We did not finish colouring the pictures.  If desired, your child can finish colouring it at home.  More importantly, can you read through it with them at home and talk about the importance of the 3 rules?  We will continue to have discussions at school but it is always so helpful when the same message is given at home and at school.  Thank you!

 



Welcome New Kindies!

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I hope you and your child enjoyed visiting our classroom on Tuesday morning.  I enjoyed meeting all of you and I’m looking forward to a great year together!

Here are a few details to keep in mind for the week ahead:

Monday, September 9 (1/2 day)

(Please make sure to bring a snack, a pair of gym shoes, a box of kleenex, a small pillow, and a plastic cup labelled with your child’s name)

When you arrive please help your child hang up their backpack inside their locker.  Any of the above listed items can be placed there as well.

The classroom door will open at 8:55 am.  Your child will be asked to come in and move their magnetic star on the filing cabinet

and then sit on one of the spots at the big carpet.

Feel free to come in with them and help them find their star, take a picture if you’d like, and give your child a big hug, telling them you’ll be back at 12 to pick them up.

Note: There might be some tears.  If this happens with your child don’t feel badly about leaving them.  I will happily console them and have always found that children settle much more quickly once mom or dad has left.

We will soon be playing and having a great time with our new Kindie friends!

At noon please come into the school and stand outside our classroom door.  I will call your child to be dismissed when I see you there.

Your child will be bringing their home folder  home with them.  There will be a note inside explaining its function more fully.

 

Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11 (full days)

Please send a snack and a lunch.  If you think your child might be confused about which items are for snack/lunch you might consider using a special container for their snack or putting snack items in a separate spot in their lunch kit.  Consider having your child practise opening their containers and snack pouches.  This is great for their fine motor development and makes our meal times easier to manage.

The classroom door will open at 8:55.  Please make sure your child has their home folder.  It will go in a special basket by the front door.

Next, your child will move their star and have a seat at the carpet.

If you think they can do this on their own then feel free to say your goodbyes in the hallway.

The bell to end the day rings at 2:55.  I will call your child to be dismissed when I see you in the hallway.

 

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at dmorris@highroadacademy.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

See you soon!

Mrs. Morris

 

 

 


Thank You

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I wanted to say a heartfelt “thank you” for all of the lovely cards and gifts and sentiments expressed to me in the last weeks of school.  Thank you also for entrusting your child to me this past year, as their teacher.  Each one is so precious and I will always have a special place in my heart for them!


Photos!

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Here is a link to all of the photos I took this year of our Kindergarten fun.  The images seem to have scrambled and aren’t really in any kind of order but there are a lot of them.  Enjoy!

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Mvd_8rj5BlD6o267hZSfXVvCDnWNCgQE?usp=sharing



This Week’s Details

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Hi Parents,

I just wanted to let you know that today is the last uniform day.  The children will wear comfortable dress clothes tomorrow for Kindie grad and play clothes on Wednesday morning for Fun Day.

If you signed up to bring something for tomorrow’s Kindie grad can you bring it to school by the end of the day, if possible?  This will help us get everything set up and ready to go before school tomorrow.

Your child will be coming home from school today with all of their work from the year.  If your child is the oldest child in your family at Highroad they will also come home with a yearbook.  If you want, see if you can spot 2 photos of Mrs. Morris when she was a student at highroad many years ago on page six!

Today would also be a good day to help your child clean out their locker.  Anything that is left at the end of the week will end up in the trash.

Summer is in sight!  We will get there!  We can do this!

 



Primary Fun Day – Volunteers Needed!

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Me again!  Sorry for all of the posts today – there are so many details at this time of the year!

Every year we like to end our school year with a primary fun day.  This will be on Wednesday, June 19 and will run from 9:15 – 11:45.  I am looking for two parent volunteers to help run centers.  K-3 students will cycle through and visit each center for about 10 minutes.  If you are free to help that morning, could you let me know, please?  Thanks!


Kindie Grad

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Kindie Grad is coming up quickly and we love to end our celebration with some snacks and refreshments.  I will have a sign up sheet outside the classroom next week.  Could you please take a look and sign up for something that works for you?  we are asking that all items be brought to school on June 17th in a manner ready to serve (for example, no whole watermelons!)  Thanks so much!

Our Kindie students do not need to wear their uniform for Kindie grad.  We will provide a white grad gown for each child so they can wear comfortable church clothes underneath.  We will also provide a graduation crown for each child to wear so please consider this when styling your child’s hair that day.  For example: Side ponytails won’t work very well.

Feel free to invite grandparents or family friends.  There should be lots of room in the chapel.  We will begin at 9:30 and should be finished our time of refreshments by 10:30.  Before you leave, please come and find me so that I can give your child their scrapbook before they go home with you.