Dress Code Reminder

As we welcome the arrival of warmer weather, we kindly remind everyone that on Friday Knight’s Day and casual field trip days, it’s important to ensure that casual shorts meet the school’s dress code. According to the uniform policy, all shorts should reach the length of the student’s extended fingertips when standing with arms flat against their sides.  For students in grades 3-6, please note that shorts not meeting this requirement will result in wearing gym strip shorts instead, and K-2 students will need a parent to bring in an appropriate pair of shorts. During this season, sandals in black, brown, grey, white, or a mix of these colours are suitable, but they must have a back strap for student safety during recess. Thank you for your cooperation and support in maintaining a respectful and appropriate dress code. 

Uniform Fit Day

We will be hosting a uniform fit day on Wednesday, May 15th in the church lobby from 1:00 – 5:00. This is a great opportunity for parents to ensure their children have the correct sizes for the upcoming school year. We will have McCarthy staff on hand to assist with fittings and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

Class Pets

Last week we learned a very big word…oviparous!  It is what we call animals that lay eggs.  We also got a surprise delivery.  You may have already heard that we are now the proud owners of twelve cute little caterpillars!  We are going to be naming them soon.  It’s going to be fun to watch them grow and change in the days and weeks ahead.  Feel free to come into the classroom and see them!


Seesaw Feedback

You may have noticed that there was a bit of a lull in postings on the Seesaw app a few months back.  It is a time-consuming endeavour and I wasn’t sure how much interest there was for photos and updates.  I wasn’t getting much feedback.

If you do enjoy the app and like receiving pictures I would ask that you indicate by leaving a comment or even liking the post.  I do appreciate the feedback and it lets me know that the time spent uploading photos is worthwhile.

Thanks so much!

Music Machine

The primary students and Mrs. Shinness have been working hard and are excited to perform for you this coming Monday evening.  Doors will open at 6 pm and the concert begins at 6:30.  Please drop off your student in our classroom and head to the auditorium to get your seats.  The Kindies will be on the stage for their two songs then will sit together as a class to watch the rest of the program.  We will make our way back to our classroom after the performance.  You can pick them up there at the end of the evening.  Looking forward to a wonderful evening!

Music Machine Attire

The following is a message from Mrs. Shinness on what to wear for our upcoming Music Machine performance:

Dress Code for Music Machine Performance

For the Music Machine performance, please wear:

  1. Short-sleeved t-shirts in spring colors (avoid black, white is okay)
  2. Sneakers or gym shoes
  3. Full-length jeans or uniform pants (no shorts or skirts)
  4. No hats

Follow these guidelines to look professional and coordinated on stage. Show off your talent with confidence at the Music Machine performance!

May Dates

May already?  Here are a few dates to mark on your calendars:

Tuesday, April 30th – Bake Sale $1/ item – library fundraiser

Monday, May 6th – Superhero dress up day

Monday, May 13th – Music Machine  musical

Friday, May 17th – Pro-d Day

Monday, May 20th – Victoria Day, no school



Home Reading

Tomorrow in your child’s folder you will find a reading log for the month of April.  This sheet is to keep track of your child’s daily reading.  Each time your child reads (or is read to) for 10 minutes they can colour in one of the pictures.  At the end of the month your child can exchange their fully coloured (or nearly fully coloured) page for a prize!  Happy reading!