On Monday, October 31st students enjoyed a variety of activities such as a costume parade, Halloween centres, pumpkin decorating, grooving to the beat of Thriller, etc…It was a hair-raising day filled with fun and fright.
Thank you to the students, staff and parent volunteers for making this day enjoyable for all!
Candy Wrapper Project
It is with great project that we invite students to participate in a Candy Wrapper Project. This is a student-initiated project brought forth by Kiokiane Betsos. The objective is to collect candy wrappers from students which will be used in a creative art production. What a perfect time of year to embark on this initiative. Students are asked to bring in candy wrappers from home (a container will be made available in class for collection of wrappers). Please donate only whole wrappers, torn or damaged wrappers cannot be used for the project.
I would like to thank Mme. Lise for the wonderful Equinox celebration. Students showcased a variety of songs and instrumentals which focused on the equinox. Some classes also wrote their own songs which were debuted for the crowd. I am very proud of all students who participated and thank Mme. Lise for her continued dedication.
On November 2nd, our Cycle 3 will be visiting the Canadian Grenadier Guards Armoury. The students will enjoy a presentation and interactive sessions being led by various Canadian Peacekeepers.
Our Remembrance Day assembly for cycle 2 will take place on November 9 and on November 11, students from K-grade 2 will enjoy classroom visits led by our spiritual community animator.
On Remembrance Day, staff and students will be able to purchase a poppy at school for $1.00. All proceeds collected from the sale of the poppies will be donated to Veterans Affairs which supports local legions.
Eco-Cartier & Toyota Partnership
Our school, in partnership with Ms. Joelle Simard from Eco-Cartier, has received a $3150.00 grant for our schoolyard Evergreening project. The goal of this project is to provide some much needed shade for our students in the schoolyard. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to our Home & School Association & Christine Gravel for spearheading this project.
Our first Open House was held on October 20th, 2016. Thank-you to all our parents and staff who volunteered during the day and the evening.
Our next Open House will take place January 26th, 2016. Please invite your neighbouring family and friends to visit our school. It will be a pleasure to meet and greet all interested parents.
Scholastic Book Fair
Once again this year, Home & School will be organizing a Scholastic Book Fair. Students will be able to visit the book fair and purchase books on November 16. Parents are also encouraged to visit during parent teacher interviews on November 17. More information will be communicated with you through our Home & School Association.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Please be advised that in the upcoming days you will be receiving appointment details regarding parent teacher interviews. It is imperative that all documentation be returned to school by the indicated due date so teachers may accommodate parents’ schedules and families with multiple children.
Jack Frost is Nipping at Our Heels
As the cold weather quickly approaches, I would like to remind parents that children should be dressed appropriately for the weather. Proper snowsuits and waterproof boots should be worn once we get our first snowfall. Students should also have an extra pair of socks in their lockers should they need to change as well as a pair of shoes in their lockers. Students will not be permitted to enter the classroom with their boots.
Getting fresh air is necessary for children and therefore, unless your child has a medical note indicating otherwise, we will not keep any student indoors. Also keep in mind that children who are sick should remain at home. They cannot perform as they should and may be putting other students and staff at risk of getting sick.
Dates to Remember
November 11 - Remembrance Day
November 15 - Retakes & Sibling Photos
November 17 - Pedagogical Day
(Parent teacher interviews, No school, daycare is open)
November 18 - Pedagogical Day
(No school, daycare is open)
November 25 - Pedagogical Day
(No school, daycare is open)
November 28 - Regional Pedagogical Day
(No school, daycare is open)
Mike Neuts visits John Paul I
John Paul I is pleased to welcome Mike Neuts On November 3, 2016 (7:00pm). Mr. Neuts will share his family story which centers on losing his son, while also advocating for peer mediation and community collaboration. Please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CP Holiday train
November 26, 2016 @
On November 26, the CP Holiday Train will arrive at the Beaconsfield AMT commuter station for its 18th year, in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food bank. Show your support by bringing healthy, nutritious food item which will be donated to local food banks within the community.
Santa Claus Parade
November 19 @ 11:00
The Montreal Santa Claus parade will amaze and bring back precious childhood memories in the unique outdoor ambiance of beautiful Montreal. The parade will exhibit 20 floats as well as thousands of singers, dancers and street performers.
Kids don’t come with a manual and parents don’t get grades to affirm they are doing things right. For helpful hints, inspiration and insight, check out the following websites and video blogs:
A collection of talks from professionals, parents and kids on the complexities and humour of parenting: www.ted.com
Council for families
Several providences across Canada offer parents a space online to share their family stories, seek help for their everyday challenges or find inspiration. Both reseau Quebec famille and BC council for families are excellent resources for parents. Check out their websites at: www. bccf.ca or www.quebecfamille.org
Wishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca