What a beautiful morning outside today. It remains cold but looks like the sun will actually shine. Please find our January 2015 newsletter. January 8th final
Kindergarten registrations have begun. If you have a child or a neighbour has a child that will be 5 years old by December 31st, 2014, we encourage you to come and register as soon as possible. Please remember for bring the birth certificate and immunization records.
Wishing our school community all the best in 2015. Happy New Year.
It is the time of year when grade 4 students will be taking part in the Foundation Skills Assessment provincially. They are part of the Ministry of Education’s assessment practices that all schools participate in and are considered a snapshot of a child’s progress. More information can be found at the Ministry website and in the parent handout:
This information was posted on the City of Fort St. John site today:
WOW – we’ve checked the snow totals – did you know there was 4 times more snow than average for December! No wonder we were all getting snow weary!
Some interesting statistics (data from Environment Canada) – November average snowfall 30.3 cm – we got 54.1 cm in November 2013 – 1.8X the November average. For December we got 135.6 cm – the average is 32.4 cm – 4.2X the average! PS for those of you who still measure in inches and feet – we had 6.2 FEET of snow in November and December combined – that is 4.2 feet more than we normally get!!!
What a great season it is when I can come to school and read Christmas books to children of all ages. Students are signing books out like crazy, enjoying familiar stories and reading new stories.
An author many are enjoying right now is Jan Brett. She is also an illustrator of her own books. The illustrations are absolutely amazing and have many things to explore in them. The students have enjoyed “The Mitten” “The Gingerbread Baby” and many others. Below is a link to an online reading of her story: “The Gingerbread Baby”
Another great Jan Brett book is The Wild Christmas Reindeer. Watch a reading of
Her Version of The Three Snow Bears has also been enjoyed by many students. These books are all available in our library. Parents are also welcome to choose books to sign out as well.
Students in the primary classes, in particular the kindergarten classes, have also enjoyed the book by another author called “The Elf On The Shelf”. Here is an online version to enjoy with your children ~
Hello everyone…many students have been asking if we could have the shirts made up in their house team colours so here is a sample of the logo on an indigo blue shirt. It will be the same white logo on all four colours. The red, yellow, and green samples show a lighter shade of white on their logos, but the actual shirt will have solid white like this blue sample. Other than that, the colours will be exactly as shown.
Indigo blue: (Imagine this solid white logo on each of the other colours of shirt)
Adult size sample – indigo blue
Youth size sample – indigo blue
Irish green: (the actual shirt’s logo will be a more solid white like in the blue photo)
Cardinal red (the actual shirt’s logo will be a more solid white like in the blue photo)
Gold yellow (the actual shirt’s logo will be a more solid white like in the blue photo)
Sizes: youth XS, S, M, L, XL and adult S, M, L, XL, XXL. They will be on sale until they are sold out. The cost is only $10 per shirt. Please ask Mr. Peterson if you want to buy one.
Shirts are available in both youth and adult sizes.