Monthly Archives: January 2013

Who wants to bake cookies with us???

Hello Division 19,

As we come to the end of our measurement unit, I thought it would be fun to measure and bake some cookies!  For this activity, I will need parent helpers.  If you can help, please let me know.  The more the merrier!

Cookie baking info

  • Wednesday February 6th 9-10:30,  I will need about 20 minutes to get the attendance done and have the students settled into the day
  • If you have cookie sheets and measuring cups and spoons please bring them labeled with your name

If you are able to help on that day, please sign in at the office and they will give you a volunteer tag to wear.

Looking forward to it.

See you tomorrow,

Mme Rode

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Bowling

Hello Division 19,

On Tuesday we will be going bowling!  Please remember to send the following items to school with your child Tuesday:

  • booster seat-please label your child’s booster seat 
  • an easy to eat lunch
  • comfortable bowling clothes

Parents who are driving-please fill out the volunteer driving form and take it to the office.  You will need to keep the signed copy in your car.  We will be leaving the school at 12:10 so please meet outside my classroom and I will let you know who you will be driving.  Once at the bowling alley, the children will be divided into teams of 5.  I will let you know who you will be supervising at the bowling alley.

And please send back the conference forms. I need to make a schedule and send home the confirmation forms by Thursday.

Thank you,

Mme Rode

PJ Day!

Hello Division 19,

Tomorrow is Pajama Day in Division 19!  The students have been speaking so much French (at all times-even when playing) that they have earned a party.  

The party will be in the afternoon.  Please send your child’s pajama’s to school in a bag so that he/she can get changed at lunch time.  

Thank you,

Mme Rode

Parent Conferences

Hello Division 19,

Term 2 conferences are coming up very soon.  This term, I am giving parents the choice of the style of conference.  The choices are STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES and PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES.  Both styles are valuable ways to see how your child is doing.  My conference dates will be Monday February 4 (early dismissal day) and Tuesday February 5.

Student-led conferences are conferences that are led by the child, by showing his/her parents what they have learned, what they feel successful at and where they need to show growth.  This type of conference partners the parents, children and teacher together to discuss student progress.  These conferences take about 30 minutes.  Children will share their work and also there is a chance to discuss progress with the teacher.  At one given time, there are four families in the classroom conducting student-led conferences.

Parent-teacher conferences are a more private conference that involves only the teacher and the parents.  These conferences last only 10 minutes.  The parent-teacher conferences will be exactly the same as the conferences in October.

Please choose the conference that best suits your needs.

Monday February 4th will be STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES.

Tuesday February 5th will be PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES.

I will send home a sign-up sheet this week and please send it back with your preference as soon as possible so I can schedule everyone in accordingly.

See you,

Mme Rode

Kidblog

Hello Division 19,

The students of Division 19 are doing individual blogs with Mme Cocciolo.  Each child has his/her own blog where they can write little comments and ask questions.  No personal information or last names are published on the blog and it is completely monitored by Mme Cocciolo.

Students can write posts or make comments (that are moderated by Mme Cocciolo) at home.  All they need to do is click on this link and use his/her login name and password.

http://kidblog.org/Division19-Rode/

Also, don’t forget tomorrow is library day.

See you,

Mme Rode

 

Upcoming events

Dear Parents,

Here are some upcoming events for our class and for the school.  

Field Trip

Division 19 and 20 will be going to Zone Bowling for our final activity for our science unit of Force and Motion.  I will be sending home a permission notice in the next couple of days.  Here is the important information.  

  • Date: January 29th- leave Anderson at 12:00.  Our game time will be at 12:30.  The students will be playing one game and will take around an hour to complete.
  • Transportation: We will be needing parent drivers.  We need seats for 24 students in our class.  Children will need to bring their booster seats for transportation.
  • Cost: $3.25 per student

School wide event

The students in Mme Hayes’ class are doing a penny drive to help children in need.  Please send pennies to school.  We will be collecting them by class.

2 week Spring Break

Today I sent home a form regarding 2 week Spring Break.  It is important to either fill out the online or paper copy so that the district knows how to proceed for the 2013-2014 school calendar.  

Here is a link to the online version.  http://www.sd38.bc.ca/

See you,

Mme Rode

January newsletters

Dear Parents,

Attached are the PDF files for the month of January.

January Newsletter

January Calendar

This month a survey will be sent home about the 2 week Spring Break.  It is important that you fill out the survey and send it back to school so that the school district can make a decision for the 2013-2014 school year.  The survey will be sent home in the upcoming days.

This is a friendly reminder:

  • please sign in at the office anytime you are in the school during instructional time.  Even though you are not a stranger to me or the students in my class, other teachers might not recognize you.  It is important that we know who is in the building at all times, so please sign in at the office.
  • If you are bringing your child his/her lunch, please leave it at the lunch table, or if absolutely necessary, please bring it to the outside door.
  • If you are picking your child up for an appointment, please either notify the office and they will call me, or pick your child up from the outside door.

Thank you,

Mme Rode