Field trip tomorrow


Just a reminder that we are heading out first thing in the morning for our field trip to IMAX and Beacon Hill Park so it’s important to be on time for school tomorrow.

The forecast says that it might not be quite so hot tomorrow, which is great! Please make sure that your child has their booster seat plus the following in their backpack:

  1. appropriate clothing for the day (including good shoes)
  2. a pocket snack and picnic lunch
  3. sunscreen
  4. water bottle

Merci beaucoup!


Field trip update


Thanks for getting permission and payment in this week. Just a few more to go, here’s the form in case you misplaced it: Imax field trip

I also need some more seats so if it’s at all possible that you could drive, even just to drop off and pick up again or just drive your own child, please let me know.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Booster Seats


It seems that I neglected to explicitly state that we needed booster seats for today’s field trip, oops!!

If you are not driving your own child and you are able to bring their booster to school this morning, that would be great! Please just bring it up and leave it in the hall outside the classroom. No problem if not, the school has some and there may be a couple extras in the cars that are going.

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!

Swimming update and warm weather


Thanks for getting those swimming permission forms in so quickly, here it is one more time if you haven’t gotten that in yet: Swimming Letter 2019

Thanks also to everyone who volunteered to join us, we have enough spots for everyone already! I will send out an email to drivers next week with the documents that need to be updated.

If you are having trouble with payment, it is possible that you already paid in March when Jess set up payment for all classes that would be going swimming throughout the spring. Please check with Jess if you are not sure.

Finally, thank you for sending kids with hats, sunscreen and spill-proof water bottles so that we can enjoy this warm, sunny weather. Please remember to also make sure that your child has proper footwear (ie: no sandals please) to participate in all of our indoor and outdoor activities.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you!


Thank you so much for taking the time to come and join us in the classroom, we had so much fun sharing our learning with you!

Thank you also for helping out with and supporting the Scholastic Book Fair in the library. Ms. Maddern says it was a huge success!

Here is a fun event happening this weekend:

And if you have a chance, take a walk by the school yard Garry Oak trees to see the flowers we planted start to bloom!

Have a great weekend!


Student-Led Conferences


The students and I would like to invite you into our classroom the afternoon of Thursday, May 2 from 1:00-5:30 pm (school is dismissed at 11:50 am) to show you some of the work we do at school. The purpose of this conference is for your child to lead you through some of our daily activities and to share their learning with you!

You are welcome to come by anytime during the afternoon. As there may be many families in the room at once, and to respect the learning environment, we ask that you please find alternate arrangements for younger siblings. You can plan to spend around 20-30 minutes in the classroom with your child.

We look forward to seeing you!

Term 3 and Scholastic Book Fair


We are back in the swing of things and really digging into third term. We are pushing our writing and speaking skills further. We are also doing more complicated operations with bigger numbers in math.

Things you can do to help your child be most successful in school at this time of year:

  1. SLEEP: I know it’s hard to get enough sleep as the days become longer but lack of sleep is having a big impact on our ability to learn and manage our emotions through the day.
  2. SPILL-PROOF water bottle: spills in the classroom can be hugely distracting and potentially dangerous.
  3. HEALTHY FOODS: I am noticing quite a few treats making their way into lunches, we ask that you please save these for after school.

Next week is the Scholastic Book Fair. Ms. Maddern is looking for volunteers to help out with this library fundraiser. Sign up here​ if you have an hour to spare next week. Thank you 🙂

Bon weekend!

Gonzales Hill and Earth Day


Just a reminder that we will be walking up Gonzales Hill tomorrow afternoon to pull ivy. The forecast is calling for rain so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to be outside, working in the park for 2 hours whatever the weather.

We are also celebrating Earth Day in the school tomorrow by wearing green!

Thanks so much and have a great long weekend!

Envelopes and field trip


In keeping with our monthly theme of ‘L’environment’, we ask that you please sign and return report card envelopes so that we can use them again for the final report at the end of the year.

Also, I have only had one parent contact me about joining us on our April 18 field trip. It would be really great if we could get one more volunteer to come along, let me know if you’re free!

Thanks so much!!


I hope you all had a fun and restful break 🙂

What a beautiful day to start term 3! I came in to an email today confirming our next field trip. We will be walking up Gonzales Hill and working with a facilitator on some invasive species removal. We will be going on Thursday, April 18 from 12:45-2:45pm.

If you are interested in joining us for the walk and supporting the students in their work by:

  • reinforcing the facilitators instructions and expectations
  • lending a hand in the dirt

Please email me by this Friday, April 5. I will draw two names and be in touch with the details.

Merci, merci, we couldn’t do it without you!