Parent Teacher Interview Friday Nov.1st

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Dear Parents,

I wanted to make sure to connect with you about the upcoming Parent Teacher Interview tomorrow, November 1.

This Parent/Teacher Interview day replaces our report cards which were traditionally sent out at the beginning of December. As happened last year, students will not receive a report card until the end of January. Therefore, the parent teacher interview will be an important day to discuss progress, celebrate growth and consider goals for your child.
On November 1, the school will be open from 10-4 for interviews. Here is some information on how this day will work:
1 – Check in at the school foyer to get headed in the right direction! There will also be free coffee, treats, and school store items available for purchase.

2- Proceed to the room of the teacher you’d like to chat with about your child. Interviews are 15 minutes.

See you tomorrow

 

 


Scholastic Book Fair

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Dear Parents,

What a great time we had at the pumpkin patch today! Thank you parents who joined us, that was great! The weather was wonderful as well! Have fun with the pumpkin that your child got to bring home. I did send home the little pumpkin activity booklet that we received at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Have fun with this.

Here just a reminder that our Scholastic Book Fair will be Tuesday- Thursday this week.  It will be open between 8:30 – 9:00 and again after school. The foyer will be a busy place 🙂

See you tomorrow

 

 


Pumpkin Patch and More

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Dear Parents,

There was lots of learning going on this week for the students and for me too :). Maybe your child told you about the job of a leaf?

With our field trip to the pumpkin patch, fall colours day, and parent teacher interviews coming up, I just wanted to give you more information.

Monday Pumpkin Patch Field trip

  • students wear play clothes and boots
  • parents who signed up to join us have two transportation options. Either you ride on the bus with us (without any younger siblings) and meet us at school at 10:30, or meet us right at the farm just before 11 am. Let me know at mellis@highroadacademy.com what you decide. Also please pay for your own admission right at the farm, this will be around $6. I will assign 3 kids to you to keep an eye on and to offer help if needed during the time we are at the farm. Thank you for your help!

Also on Monday please send one or a few fall objects (like pinecones, a beautiful leaf, acorns etc.) along with your child. These will help us in some upcoming activities.

Wednesday Fall Colour Day

On Wednesday, October 30th will be our Fall Colour Day. Students can wear casual bottoms and a fall colour shirt. This will only be for the ptk class. Students who choose not to participate wear their uniforms.

Friday Parent Teacher Interviews

On Friday, Nov. 1st, we are having parent teacher interviews. Thank you if you already signed up. If you have’t had a chance yet, the clip board will be outside the classroom on Monday to sign up in a time slot ranging from 10 am to 4 pm. If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can schedule another time that would suit you better.

I added a yellow paper into your child’s folder. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to write them down and send it back in the folder or of course send an email to mellis@highroadacademy.com.

High five for reading all the way to the end 🙂

Have a wonderful fall weekend with your families, the weather looks like it will be beautiful.

Mrs. Ellis


Picture Day Tomorrow Tuesday

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Dear parents,

It has been great day for me spending time here in the pt kindergarten and getting to know your children a bit better.

Tomorrow will be picture day. We will be having both individual and class photos. Students need to wear their uniform with either their blue cardigan or zip up hoodie and of course a big smile. See you tomorrow.

Mrs. Ellis




W-I-T-S

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Today the children were introduced to the WITS program, a resource used at our school to deal with peer conflict.

We feel that it is important that children learn to advocate for themselves so that they can feel empowered in social situations.  We ask that children try to solve the problem by either walking away, ignoring, or talking it out.  This usually is all that is needed to resolve the issue.  If these tools don’t work, students can then seek help from an adult supervisor.  Feel free to check out www.witsprogram.ca for more information.

 


Numbers 1-9

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We have been learning to print our numbers 1-9 (by tracing along dotted lines) and have been working on recognizing them too.  The boys and girls are doing a great job with this!  I will be sending home a blue number fluency page tomorrow.  Please use this sheet to practice identifying numbers with your child.  We won’t all be able to do that yet but, with practice, we’ll all get there soon!  On the back of the page are the poems that we’ve been using to form our numbers.  Thank you so much for supporting our learning at home!


Bucket Filling

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Today the K-3 classes had a special assembly in the chapel where we learned about “bucket filling.”  The basic concept is that everyone has an invisible bucket.  We can fill someone else’s bucket by doing or saying kind things.  When we fill someone’s bucket we fill our bucket too and we feel happy.  If we say or do unkind things we are being bucket dippers.  When we dip from someone else’s bucket our bucket gets emptied too.

We also looked at the letters Y (you) – O (others) – J (Jesus) and found that when we arrange them in this order:

J (Jesus) – O (others) – Y (you)

It spells joy!