100 Day Information

Wow!  Today was our 88th day of Kindergarten.  We are getting very excited because soon it will be time for our 100 Day Celebration!  It will take place on Tuesday, February 21st.  Here are a few important details regarding this special day:


What will I look like when I am 100?  That is the question for the children to answer.  We are dressing up to show what we think we will look like when we are 100!  There are lots of ideas online if you are looking for some inspiration.


Students will be counting out 10 of each of the following 10 items to create a 100 piece trail mix.  If you can sign up for one of the following items to bring to class by February 16th that would be great.  Please let me know by email (dmorris@highroadacademy.com).  I will edit the list as we go along so check back to see what is still needed.

Trail Mix Ingredients:

fruit loops – Georgia

chocolate chips – Hannah

pretzel sticks – Bowen

m&m’s – Khayri

gummy bears – Sage

popped popcorn – Elexis

mini marshmallows – Hannah

corn pop cereal – Lachlan

skittles – Lara

fishy crackers – Jacob


On 100 day I am asking each child to bring in a collection of 100 small objects to show the class.  Please watch your child’s folder next week for more information.  Please send your 100 collection to school by Thursday, February 16.

February Dates

Here are some important dates for you to add to your calendar:

Thurs. Feb.  2 – Mrs. Morris away.  Mrs. Milec will be in instead.

Tues. Feb. 14- Pay to Wear Casual Day (Valentine’s colours)- minimum $2 donation towards our Guatemala fundraiser

Fri. Feb. 17- Professional Development Day (no school)

Mon. Feb. 20- Family Day (no school)

Tues. Feb. 21- 100th day of  school!

Wed. Feb.  22- Pink Shirt Day


Just a reminder that we have a uniform policy at Highroad which includes shoes and socks.  I have noticed a number of students coming to school without uniform-compliant socks.  You can see the full uniform policy on our website.

Also, Knight Wear is only for Fridays, this includes sweaters and hoodies.

Thanks for your help with this

Missions Fundraiser

The following is a message from Mrs. Bartel, our Missions coordinator:

You are invited to the Guatemala 2023 Info Dessert Night on Jan 24 at 7 pm.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in your “My HRA” space.  Even if you can’t come, you could give to the “Build a classroom in a village” project.  Money can be given through the school office or at City Life church.  Please designate for the HRA 2023 Mission project.

January Memory Verse

For the month of January and February the Kindies will be working on memorizing I John 4:11-12.  Please look in your child’s folder today for a memory verse page and keep it in a safe place to practise in the next weeks.  Each child will be expected to recite the passage from memory at the end of February.  We will be practising this verse daily in class.  Your help at home with this is greatly appreciated!


“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

I John 4: 11-12

Happy New Year!

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!

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!

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, 2023!