Christmas Concert Tomorrow and Thank Yous

Dear Parents,

what a full 3 days we had with these little elfs in the classroom from making wrapping paper, decorating gingerbread boys and gingerbread girls, making and wrapping gifts, while also rehearsing for the Christmas concert.

Thank you for all your generosity in sending decorations for our gingerbread activity and food for our food drive these past weeks. As a school we reached the goal of collecting over 20 000 points in food for the salvation army! YAY!

Along these lines I also want to thank you for the generous gifts and notes I was blessed with by you and your children! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tomorrow is our Christmas concert. The dress rehearsal starts at 9:15 in the gym. Please drop off your child in the classroom as usual at or around 9 and pick up around 10:15. Please do feed them lunch at home and be back at the classroom by 12:30. This will give you some time to get a seat, as usually this concert is very well attended. After the concert you can pick up your child at the classroom. Dress code for the concert is something dark (navy or black, can be jeans and t-shirt or also a dress) so that the shiny stars, the kids will be wearing on their heads, can stand out.


please empty your child’s locker for the holiday break. This is a good time to wash the pillow and have it all fresh for the new year and check those gym shoes as we have many growing little feet 🙂

See you tomorrow

Martina Ellis

week before Christmas break info

Dear Parents,

Here we go, last week before Christmas is just about here, and with that some info for you.

We had a fun outing to the gymnastic this passed Monday and the hardest thing was to catch all these moving little bodies on the fun equipment on a photo :). Another gymnastic outing awaits us in January. Also thank you to Denver’s mom, Ashley, for coming in to share about their fun family Christmas tradition. Ask your child what Denver gets to look for on his Christmas tree.

A letter from Fraser Health came home informing you about a checkup for your child during the first week back to school in January. If you have any concerns, or are absent, please get in touch with the Health Unit.

This week you also had a ‘Interview with Grandparents‘ sheet in the folder. This is an opportunity for your child to connect with a grandparent (his/her own or a borrowed one) to hear how some things have changed and some things stayed the same.

I’m planning to decorate gingerbread men with the kids this coming week and am asking you to send along a ziplock bag of little treats we could use for decorations. It doesn’t have to be much, just so that we have variety, thank you.

In the coming week, we will also have several rehearsal times with the other elementary classes, for the Christmas concert on the 19th. Thank you for making it possible for your child to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday morning at 9:15-10:15. They all work hard on these songs and lines and are happy to perform them for you all on Thursday 1pm (please bring your child to the classroom at 12:30).

Dress code for the Christmas concert is dark pants and dark shirts (kids are little stars and will wear a headband with a bright star on it. For girls, pigtails and pony tails won’t work so well, please keep hair in a braid or down.

Finally you arrived at the pictures. Enjoy


Field trip to Wayland Gymnastics tomorrow

Hello Parents,

Before we jump into our second last school week prior the Christmas holiday, I want to give you a quick  update on the happenings in the ptk class.

Tomorrow, Monday December 9th, we are going on the field trip to the Wayland gymnastics. Our class will leave with the bus right away at 9:05. First thing in the morning, your child can come into the classroom with the jacket on. Please still put their backpacks into the locker as we come back to school for snack time. Kids wear play clothes for the day. In the gymnastics kids are required to participate bare foot, so please no tights on these cute feet! If your child wants to wear the new Knight shirt, this is an option but is not required.

You had a paper in the folder for sharing one or more of your family holiday traditions. We will take time this week to share with the class once the form comes back to school. I will share some of my Swiss traditions as well and will bring some goodies to taste.

A big thank you for your generosity towards our school’s food drive! We had the first filled boxes taken from our room and it was also a good way to introduce tallying.

And just in case you have’t marked your calendar yet, please do so with the extra dress rehearsal on Thursday, Dec. 19th from 9:15-10:15 and Christmas concert that same day (kids have to be in class at 12:30, concert is from 1-2ish)

Thanks for reading all the way, now enjoy some pictures and we will see you tomorrow.

Mrs. Ellis