Monday, 11 December 2017

Week of December 11

We are so excited to perform for you on Friday.  The kids have been practicing and doing a great job remembering the words and actions to our songs.   Feel free to dress your child up in Christmas colours or anything festive for the concert.

Today we were busy measuring dinosaurs with cubes, learning about the nativity and experimenting with chalk on paper.  It was a very productive day!

We will not have a new letter or word of the week until the new year but please continue to practice letter recognition and letter sounds with your child.

As the snow and cold weather hits us, please send your child dressed in full winter gear (snowpants, hat, gloves, boots, coat) as well as pack spare gloves and socks.  Let's hope that Mother Nature is kind to us tomorrow!


Our Christmas concert will be held in Room 138 at 2 pm.  We would love for you to stay afterwards and do a craft with your child.  The more the merrier!

We sent home a hard copy of the Advent letter that was posted on the blog last week.  Our class is collecting child sized toothbrushes.  If you can help, it will be much appreciated.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

French Concert Songs

The children are so excited about their Christmas concert this coming Friday!  Two of the French songs have been added under the link on this blog for French songs.  Please encourage your little one to practice at home!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Blog Update Notifications

We finally resolved the issue of not sending notifications when a new blog post has been posted.  You will now find on the right-hand side a spot to enter your email address.  It will send you a notification to that email when the blog has been updated.

Here are some pictures from yesterday:

Week of December 4th

This week we will not have a word or letter of the week.  Instead, we are focusing on learning our songs for the Christmas concert. The children will be singing these songs in their sleep after the concert is done!!!  They are doing such a great job and it is going to be ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!

If you plan on attending on December 15th (Friday), please send back your form indicating that you will be joining us.

Please see the note below regarding our Christmas Hamper collection:

December 4, 2017

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Advent season has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner. Each of the classes at St. Gabriel School will be involved in our Advent project to help those in need. Each class, from Kindergarten through grade six, will contribute to allow us to prepare a “hamper” for needy families from our adopted school, St. Elizabeth.

Each student is being asked to bring in a specific item for the food hamper. Additionally, a minimum donation of $2.00 for the family would also be most appreciated. Monies collected will go towards the purchase of a grocery store gift card for each family, so the family can purchase a turkey and fresh fruit and vegetables.

We encourage the students to complete a chore at home to earn their own money, so that they experience the gift of giving. Your child is invited to bring in 2 child sized toothbrushes. We will be collecting the hamper items and money from Monday,December 4th until Friday,December 15th.

** Please note we also welcome donations of hats and mittens to send to families in need in our school board.  

Thank you for your generosity and support during the Advent Season.

God Bless,

St. Gabriel Catholic School Staff

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Christmas Concert Date

We are so excited to announce our Christmas concert date! We hope you can join us on  Friday, December 15th at 2 pm.  This will take place in our classroom.  A note will be sent home this week with more details.  After our concert, we are hoping that you will stay and make a craft with your child.  Feel free to invite siblings, grandparents, etc.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Week of November 27th

Today was a chilly one outside!  We noticed that some children had shorts and t-shirts as their "spare" set of clothing at school. We have sent them home but please send pants and a long sleeve shirt back.  We also noticed that many children are missing a spare pair of socks.  With the unpredictable weather, you never know when a soaker might occur!  An extra pair (or 2) of socks would be helpful.

Our letter of the week is "w" and our word of the week is "we".  The sk students are doing a great job thinking of the letter sounds and putting them together.  We will be working on this skill all year but feel free to practice at home as well.  

This afternoon we started practicing our songs for the Christmas concert.  We are still checking the calendar to see what day is best but we will get that information out ASAP.  It will be a little performance followed by a craft and gathering in the classroom.  You won't want to miss it!

Here are some pictures from the day:

Monday, 20 November 2017

Week of November 20th

It was so nice to talk with you about your child's progress thus far during interview night.  We are so happy with all of our students and love watching them learn and grow.  If you did not sign up for an interview and would like to discuss your child's progress, please write a note in the communication book and we can schedule a phone interview.  We always like to talk to every parent and touch base at this time of the year.

Our letter of the week is the letter "o" and our word of the week is "to".  The sk students did an amazing job writing a thought or a sentence using the word "to".  We are so proud of their writing so far and it is only November!  Please keep reviewing the letters and their associated sounds during your nightly reading.

We were busy making snow globe art today in light of our recent dump of snow.  They look adorable and the students had a blast making them.

Most kids were so excited to play in the snow today!  Please ensure that your child comes to school with mitts, a hat, snow-pants, a warm coat and spare clothing in case they get wet.

Friday is a PD Day so there is no school for the students.