Welcome Back

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Happy New Year!   I hope you’ll forgive me for the very late Thank You for all of the lovely cards and gifts I received before the Christmas break.  I felt so blessed and spoilt!

Our Christmas was definitely quieter this year with our oldest child away at YWAM in Costa Rica.  We were very thankful for video calling which allowed us to share the holiday with her to some degree despite the distance between us.

I trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family and loved ones.  The children were telling me all kinds of stories about the fun that they had on their Christmas break.  Well done, moms and dads!  I hope you managed to squeeze in a nap or two on the couch or do something fun for yourself.  Let’s face it.  Christmas can be a lot of work!


Here are a few dates to add to your January calendar:

Wednesday, January 16 – Crazy Hat Day

Monday, January 21 – Kindie field trip to Wayland Sports

Wednesday, January 23 – Report cards go home

Wednesday, January 30 – Knight Day/Hot Lunch


Also, starting this month we will begin “Welcome Wednesdays” in our classroom on Wednesday mornings.  If you have the time when you’re dropping off your child we would love for you to feel welcome to come in for 10 minutes or so and read to your child and maybe one or two of their friends.  If you can’t stay, no worries!  We’ll make sure that each child is included in a reading group.

It’s going to be a great year ahead.  Welcome, 2019!



Food Drive

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Our food drive will continue the next two weeks, ending on December 19th.  Thank you for your generous donations so far!  Please note that cash donations will now be awarded 10 points per dollar.  If you’d like to make a cash donation you can put it into an envelope in your child’s folder.  Thanks for your support!

Primary Christmas Program

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The primary department is excitedly preparing for our Christmas program.  It will be held on Thursday,  December 20 at 1 o’ clock in the main auditorium.   Feel free to invite grandparents or other loved ones to this event. The part time Kindies don’t usually attend school on a Thursday so this will be a bit out of the norm for us.   We are asking that you drop your child off at our classroom by 12:30 so that we can get ourselves ready.  The program should be over by 2 o’clock and Christmas Holidays will officially begin!

Our class will be stars.  Please dress your child in black from top to bottom.  We will provide a glittery star headband.

Our class has been working with Mrs. Caswell on learning two songs.  She will be picking a few students for a solo part.  If your child volunteered for this you will find a sheet with the words for Look Up in your child’s folder.  Feel free to look it up on youtube and help them learn the bracketed section.

Garage Sale Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is our Primary Toy Garage Sale!  It will be held in the chapel.  We appreciate all the donations that have come in and are excited to host this event!  Feel free to come by before or after school to shop.  Our class will be visiting the garage sale in the morning.  If you’d like your child to participate we are suggesting that they bring a small amount of money ($2 or $3 perhaps) and a shopping bag labelled with their name.  All money earned will be put towards our local Ann Davis House.

December Dates

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Tuesday, December 4 – Primary Garage Sale

Monday, December 10 – Wayland Sports field trip (permission form coming home soon)

Tuesday, December 18 – Gingerbread Fun Day (details to follow)

Thursday, December 20 – Primary Christmas Program (details to follow)

Garage Sale

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Come one, come all!  On Tuesday, December 4 the primary department is hosting a garage sale in the chapel.  The sale will be open before school, beginning at 8:30 until the bell rings, and after school until 3:30.  Parents are invited to shop during those times, and students will be visiting the sale during the school day with their classes.

The majority of items will range in price from .25 to $2 with a few bigger pieces being priced higher.

Please send children with a bit of money to shop, if you wish, and with a plastic grocery bag labelled with their name, for their purchases to go in.  This could be a great opportunity for your child to buy a little Christmas gift for a sibling!


Food Drive

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Thank you so much for your generous donations to the food drive last week!  Our class earned 107 points!  Here is a breakdown of the points as set out by the Salvation Army:


10 point item: tuna


5 point items:

mac and cheese

chunky soup (don’t add water)

canned lunches (ravioli, chili, pork and beans etc)

canned veggies

canned soup

canned fruit

dry pasta

also, every dollar = 5 points


1 point: all other items

Please do not donate packages of noodle soup or pop.

What a great way to bless our community this holiday season!  We appreciate your involvement!