Go Bananas

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We are headed to Go Bananas tomorrow (Tuesday)!  We plan to leave the school at 10:30.  We will eat our snack at school before we leave and will eat our lunch at school when we get back at around 1:00 pm.  Please note that Pizza Tuesdays are done for the year so you’ll need to pack a sandwich.

Remember to send your child in play clothes and make sure that they have socks to wear at Go Bananas.  See you in the morning!


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This Thursday I will be trading in great badges for one last prize from the prize box!  Any number of great badges will qualify, even just one!  I will also be giving out prizes for completed (or nearly completed) home reading charts.

Fun Day

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Next Wednesday, June 21, the Primary (K-3) children will enjoy a “Fun Day” in the gym.  Our theme will be “Canada” in honor of our country’s 150th birthday celebration this year.  Children are encouraged to dress in red and white play clothes.  We will be participating in a variety of stations in the gym so consider comfort when selecting your child’s outfit.  I am looking for 2-4 parents to help me run a couple of stations.  Please email me at dmorris@highroadacademy.com if you are able.  Thanks!  We will dismiss at noon.


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We have butterflies!  Yes, our cute little caterpillars, Lovebug, Jetman, Cutie, Rocket, Angel, and Flutter, have all made their miraculous transformations into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies!  Feel free to come in a have a peak.  We will be releasing them in the HRA garden on Thursday.

Grade One

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Tomorrow our class will be visiting Ms. Evan’s grade one classroom for 1/2 hour after recess.  I have explained to the children that this does not mean that they will all be in her class next year.  It is simply an opportunity to get a feel for what Grade One might be like.  I know that it will be a positive experience and hope that it will help to make the transition in September a little less worrisome for the Kindie students.

Kindie Grad

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Can you believe this year is almost over?  Where has the time gone?  I cannot believe how much the children have learned this year.  We are so looking forward to celebrating our year of learning at our Kindergarten Celebration on Thursday, June 22.  Outside the classroom I have a snack sign up sheet.  Please take a look and see if there is something on the list you would like to bring.  We are planning to have a time of fun and snacks after our program is over.  We plan to begin the program at 9:15 in the Chapel but you will need to drop off your Kindie in the classroom at the usual time, 9 am.  They will be wearing a white gown for the ceremony and do not need to wear their uniform underneath.  Something cool and comfortable would be best.  The program should last about an hour and then you are invited to stay for refreshments and some photos, if desired.  Your child will be dismissed to leave with you when you are ready and that will be the end of our Kindergarten year.

100 Day

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I’m sure you’ve heard that our class is celebrating the 100th Day of school on Thursday!  It takes us part timers a lot longer to get to 100 than everybody else so we’re super ready to celebrate!  Your child came home this week with two letters, one asking you to help them create a 100 piece collection and one asking you to bring an item for our 100 piece snack.  Thank you!  If you could have these at school by Wednesday that would help so much with our organization on the big day.

The children are also encouraged to dress up like they are 100 year olds!  Please don’t feel that you need to run to the store to purchase a costume.  Instead, try to find items at home.  Here are a few ideas to get your creativity going:

-grey hair

-hair curlers



-beaded necklace


-bow tie


-grey beard or mustache


-knee highs

Your creativity this year has always blown me away!  I’m sure you’ll all have fun with this one!

We’ll want to capture the memories for sure on this one.  I’ll be taking photos during the day but am looking for someone to stay a few extra minutes at the start of the day to take individual photos of the children in their costumes.  Please email me at dmorris@highroadacademy if you are available. Thanks!