Grandparents Day

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On April 9th Highroad Academy will be hosting our 5th annual Grandparent’s Day.  All grandparents are invited to join us for an afternoon of refreshments, entertainment, and classroom visits.  Your child is coming home today with an invitation.  If you would like more for a second set of grandparents please let me know.  Also, if your child doesn’t have a grandparent to invite or if they live too far away please feel free to invite another family member or friend in their place.

Mrs. Black

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I wanted to let you know that I will not be at school tomorrow (Wednesday).  Mrs. Black, a former beloved HRA kindergarten teacher (and Grandma to our very own Maddox!) will be teaching the boys and girls in my place.  I have spoken to the Kindies about it so they are prepared and seem very excited about it.  Please feel free to stop by for Welcome Wednesday and meet her if you’d like to do so in the morning.

Math Mayhem

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Each year the HRA grade 11 highschool students host a night of fun Math games for our families in the gym.  This year it will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30-8:00 pm.  If it’s not too late for your little one, please consider attending and having some family Math fun together!

Bake Sale

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On March 5th, the primary department will be hosting a bake sale to support our school’s mission trip to Thailand.  The sale will be open before and after school in the foyer on March 5th.  Each item will be $1.  There will be individually packaged gluten-free items available. Thank you for supporting Team Thailand.

If you love baking and would be interested in making some goodies for this event please add your name to the sign up sheet on Miss Evans door.  Thanks!


March Dates

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It feels like the dead of winter outside but we are so close to March (and warmer Spring weather?) already.  Here are a few dates to keep in mind for the month ahead:

Tuesday, March 5 – Bake Sale (details to follow)

Tuesday, March 5 – Math Mayhem 6:30 pm in the gym (details to follow)

Monday, March 11 – Kindergarten dental screening (during school hours)

Wednesday, March 13 – last day of part time Kindergarten before our 2 week Spring Break

Valentines postponed

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Well, those 2 snow days were certainly unexpected!  Hopefully your littles had fun in all the snow!  With family day on Monday the next school day will be Tuesday.  Since we missed Valentine’s Day this week we will be sure to celebrate it then.    I will check with Miss Evans if it’s still okay for us to wear Valentine colours and will let you know shortly.  If your child has Valentines to hand out please have them place them in their cubbies on Tuesday morning.  We will be making our Valentines holders and will hand out our Valentines later in the day.  Enjoy your family day weekend!


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Mrs. Britz (our library teacher) will be supervising the class for the last part of our day as I need to leave a little bit early today.  You may need to let her the name of your child if she doesn’t immediately make the connection so that she can call their name to go home.  Thanks!

Cold Weather

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I wanted to let you know that the children will not be required to wear their full dress uniform on Wednesday because of the cold weather!   I kept my class inside for both recess and lunch yesterday because that wind is sooooo bitterly cold.  However, if the wind subsides we will be sending the children outside.  Please help your child be prepared by sending along warm coats, hats, and mitts.  We believe that children need regular outside freeplay opportunities and that teachers need small breaks from their teaching responsibilities as well.  Thanks for your understanding!