Report cards, parent volunteer request, Guatemala missions dinner

Hello Parents,

We had full days in our class, with guessing foot prints in the play dough snow, painting migrating birds, earthquake drill, making a cave for a hibernating bear, pyjama time dance, snowman poses, and so much more.

Report cards were sent home on Wednesday, along with a self reflection page where your child circled the wolf that he/ she thinks best describes himself/ herself. Some good self reflecting took place.

Parent volunteer request

This coming Wednesday, February 5th, I’m planning to make bird feeders with the class. If you are available to come help us out, please let me know. We would start shortly after 2 pm. Thank you

Guatemala Missions Trip

As you are aware, HRA is sending a missions team to Guatemala during spring break. Our class is assigned one team member (which happens to be my daughter, Zoe), for us to pray for and collect a few items that she can bring to the kids in Guatemala. If you want more information about this trip and support in an other capacity, I want to invite you to the Missions dinner on Monday, February 3rd. Get your tickets at the school office ($10 per person). Doors open at 5pm and a yummy pasta dinner is served at 5:30 pm.

Have a blessed weekend

Upcoming dates:

Feb. 17th – Family Day (school is closed)

Feb. 25th – Math Mayhem at 6:30pm (a very fun math filled evening, prepared by our grade 10-12)





Tuesday PJ day

Hello Parents,

The snow days seem so long ago and we had 3 great days back in the classroom this past week. Before we are about to start another week I want to give you a quick review and update.

We had a fun trip to the Wayland gymnastics on Monday, using a variety of gym equipment we normally have no access to.

Thank you for your support in sending your kids to the grade 5s bake sale. They had a success in raising money and fun while doing it.

We learned some big words this week: Hibernating, migrating, adapting. Since we have never seen a bear or goose at Walmart buying some winter clothes, we explored a bit more what some animals do during the cold winter.We also took time to reflect on what we learned so far in kindergarten by looking through our own duo tangs. (Just in case you were wondering why I sent home a gingerbread booklet, let me explain: Going through all our work, the kids came across their very own and loved ginger bread booklet and as you may know, this story was a big hit 🙂 Since I had some extra booklets, some students took an extra one to continue the fun at home). Enjoy the pictures below with the ‘How many bears are in the cave’ math game and the self reflection time.

   I found two little bear cubs in our very own bear cave

Here some things for the coming week:

Tuesday is Pajama Day. Kids can wear their comfy pj’s to school. If they choose not to wear their pj they wear their regular uniform.

Wednesday, report cards should be all ready for you to take home.



Back to school after the snow week

Dear families,


I hope you all enjoyed these snow days that turned into a snow week for our ptk class! We will have to take some time on Monday to hear the kids’ snow stories as I’m sure there are many 🙂   In our house there were tears for so many canceled schooldays. There was joy too as we had time for activities that usually don’t get much attention during a full school week like drawing, knitting, and we also brought out the sewing machine (my girls helped me making marble mazes for our classroom – in picture below).

Here are the happenings for this coming week, besides us discovering what some of the animals do during the cold winter:

  • Monday January 20 is our field trip to the Wayland Gymnastics. Students can wear play clothes (they can wear the knight shirt if they want but it is not required). Our bus will leave right at 9:05 and we will come back at 10:30. Parents feel free to come and watch but younger siblings can’t participate.
  • Tuesday, January 21 Mrs. Goosen & Mrs. Riley’s Grade 5 class will be hosting the bake sale in the school lobby that they had to postpone due to the snow days.  The money raised will be used to purchase composting bins for the intermediate classrooms and support the Guatemala missions team. All items will be $1.  Thank you for your support!
  • Wednesday, January 22 we will have Welcome Wednesday again and Bible verse N will be tested.

Have a blessed Sunday and we’ll see you on Monday

Mrs. Ellis


(there is a marble in each fabric maze that can be pushed and pressed around- a simple activity that my kids like and maybe yours will as well 🙂 )



Great First Week!

Dear parents,

I enjoyed seeing the students again back in our Kindergarten classroom. It was a full week with an added assembly, an eye and ear check up, and thinking very hard like the squirrel in our story to come up with a New Years Resolution.

I have not much new info to share, just a few cute pictures from your kids rediscovering the toys in our room.

  • This coming Wednesday we will be doing Welcome Wednesday again.
  • Thursday is not our regular school day but some of you are at the school for siblings. Therefore I still post the message from the Grade 5 teachers as they have a fun project we can help them with: On Thursday, January 16th Mrs. Goosen & Mrs. Riley’s Grade 5 class will be hosting a bake sale in the school lobby.  The money raised will be used to purchase composting bins for the intermediate classrooms and support the Guatemala missions team. All items will be $1.  Thank you for your support! 

Happy early weekend

Mrs. Ellis

Welcome to 2020!

Dear families,

I hope you had a good Christmas break with special family times and a good start into the new year 2020! I’m excited to see all your kids again tomorrow, starting a new leg in the kindergarten year with them.

Just a few things for you to know

Please send the pillow and gym shoes back to school with your child.

Library day and pizza day will continue as usual on the Tuesday.

Bible memory verse: before the break the M verse was sent home and this coming week we will focus on it. I will test the kids on Wednesday. If that paper got lost amongst all the Christmas cards, just let me know and I can get you a new one.

Fraser Health Unit: On Wednesday, first thing in the morning, we will have a team from the Public Health Unit come to check our Kindergarten student’s vision and hearing. (If you made alternative arrangements with the Public Health Unit, after receiving their letter in December, just let me know). Therefore we won’t be having a Welcome Wednesday that day. But a shelf full of fresh books are waiting to be read to your kids for the following week 🙂

See you tomorrow

Mrs. Ellis