October 28th Update

This has been a lovely week with some beautiful golden fall days. Some of the primary classes have enjoyed going to local farms to collect pumpkins and some of our Grade 7 students went to the Art Gallery. We started the week with “Drop Everything and Read” on Monday and we will finish the week with a wonderful evening of Hallowe’en Bingo and the very exciting costume competitions. We hope as many as possible will join us for this wonderful PAC community event.

Cross Country and Volleyball

Last week our Cross Country Team did very well on Thursday. Both Kolby Mullen and Linda Borisikova had 13th place finishes and Joel Mullen came in 8th. These were huge fields of racers and these placing are very good. Thank you to Mr. Costello for organizing our team and thank you to the many parents who helped.

Music Listening

This week in our music listening program we have focussed on Halloween Music. The children have enjoyed listening to some different genres for a change.

Call for Cubs, Brownies, Scouts etc.

Next week I will be putting out a call for all students in organizations such as cubs, brownies, scouts etc. to come and practice to form the colour party for our Remembrance Day Ceremony. If your child is a member of one of these organizations, please encourage him/her to sign up for the colour party.

Hallowe’en Safety:

Constable Mangat came to talk to the students about Hallowe’en Safety.  Please have a look at the current newsletter for tips for adults as well as children.

Registration and Application

Registration and Applications for the Montessori Program: please click on the page “How to Register for September 2012” for information with regard to this. If you have a child in the Montessori program, it is still necessary to complete an application form for the siblings.

Appropriate Dress

Please be aware that at lunch time and recess students are expected to play outside to get their Ministry prescribed Daily Physical Activity. We do not have enough supervision aides to allow students to remain inside unless the weather is very bad, in which case we can make some different arrangements.

Please make sure that your child is wearing warm clothing, has a waterproof jacket, hat and gloves and appropriate footwear.  A change of clothes kept in the classroom is a good idea too. If your child is not well enough to play outside, then it is best that they stay at home.

Dates and Events to Note:

Friday October 28th                 Hallowe’en Bingo 5:30 – 8:30

                                                      No Mad Science

Monday October 31st                Hallowe’en Centres for Primaries

                                                       Student Council’s Hallowe’en Haunted House

                                                       Some Halloween Class Parties

Tuesday November 1st             Hearing Screening for Kindergarten

Friday November 4th                Vision Screening for Kindergarten

Wednesday November 9th       Photo Re-takes (Please obtain a form from the office if you need a retake.  Students must have a prepaid order to give the photographer on November 9th.)

                                                       Immunization for Ks and Grade 6s

                                                       Montessori District Information  at Renfrew Elementary 7:00 – 8:30pm

Thursday November 10th        Remembrance Day Service for Students

November 11th and 14th          No School

November 17th                           PAC Meeting

November 23rd                           Band Concert at Magee at 6:30 pm

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