This Week in Our Room:  September 28-October 2, 2015

IMG_1902Terry Fox Walk/Run.  We had an exciting day on Wednesday when we ran in the memory of Terry Fox!  Our children looked wonderful in their red and white clothes.  We gathered on the field for a warm-up and ran laps on our own school field with our Grade 7 Big Buddies.

It was a gorgeous day as our students walked, ran, skipped and galloped around the field.  We were thrilled with everyone’s participation in one of Ridgeview’s great traditions.

Our school raised $2005.55 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  Thank you for your generous donations and support.

We are looking forward to seeing our Big Buddies often to build a special connection with the senior students.  Our Buddies will help us with crafts, playing outside on the playground and digital literacy projects throughout the year.

iPals.  IPALS is a free family early literacy/language program designed to support the development of important foundational early literacy skills for children between the ages of 3-5 years.  This is a parent-child education program lead by qualified Early Childhood Educators and trained Cultural/Language facilitators which follows a research based early literacy curriculum.  Families receive free resources at each session for families to continue learning at home between weekly sessions. Permanent resident cards are requested as this is a federally funded immigration program supported and hosted by the West Vancouver School District.  For more information, please see the attached poster or visit http://westvancouverschools.ca/ipals

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If your first language is Farsi or Mandarin, this is an amazing opportunity for you and your Kindergarten child to participate in this program.

Reminders

We sent home the proofs of your child’s photos this week.  Please return your order form by October 9.

We finished our work on the letter B.  We will be sending home our B craft project and some student work on Monday.  Remember to keep your alphabet crafts to build an alphabet wall with your child.

We’re still collecting the Homework Calendars for September.  It’s not too late to return yours for a sticker!

Next week the Hot Lunch Program begins. If you ordered a hot lunch for your child, please assist us with the following:

  1.  Send along an extra snack or two (maybe another granola bar and piece of fruit) in case your child does not like the hot lunch that has been ordered
  1. Send along a large ziploc bag or plastic bag in which your child can place the packaging from the hot lunch.  We are unable to dispose of the organic and packaging waste at school so the children will have to pack everything out in their lunch kits and backpacks.  
  1.  If you child receives a hot lunch, this does not preclude them from eating snacks at recess time.  Please continue to send a snack along, particularly for the morning recess.
  1.  Please send your child’s non-spill water bottle daily.  They are very thirsty by mid-afternoon and we are teaching them that water is the healthiest thirst quencher for their bodies.  It’s cleaner and faster for the children to drink from their own water bottles, rather than waiting in line for the water fountain.
  2. If you have not yet provided a backpack for your child, this would be a good time.  In addition to their lunch, water bottle and notices, the children are now have their weekly library book to take home as well.

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