Sunday, December 18, 2011

Have a wonderful holiday

Division 7 had a nice wind-up to 2011 on Friday, with a whole holiday-themed day, including a really heartwarming movie called Snow Men, a Christmas story and some Christmas-themed dialogue story writing, some Christmas Mad Libs and Clock-o-rama, the game show where students have to tell time in a timely manner!

I got a few pictures of the students reading their collaborated short stories aloud.

Thanks for the gifts and cards, and for all the support you've given your child and us so far this year, and I wish you a wonderful holiday break and a happy new year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Starbucks field trip

Thank-you so much, Division 7 families, for your generosity! Our Secret Santa swap donations had the manager of Starbucks fighting back tears today. I know the Caring Place will be grateful for all the wonderful items we brought in.

Thanks also to the parents who were able to come on our field trip.

Parents and guardians, you would have been proud at how appropriately the students behaved while at Starbucks.

Here are a couple of pics I grabbed en route. I meant to take more, sorry!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday and Friday this week

Hi Parents/Guardians,

Just a note to remind everyone that this Thursday is our Secret Santa Charity Gift Swap. Please make sure your wrapped charity item is addressed to the student your child drew by Thursday morning.

We will be leaving the school after our gift exchange, which should be at about 9 am, and I'm hoping to be back at the school by 11 am. We'll see how fast the children walk, though, and how much time we spend sipping hot chocolate at Starbucks. Please remember to send a toonie to school with your child that day so he/she can order a bevvie of choice (steamed milk, cocoa, etc.)

Friday will be our class party. The students wanted to watch a festive film, so that will be our afternoon, and you may send a non-sharing snack (a small bag of popcorn, pretzels, chips, etc.) for your child for this time. This will be one time when a non-water beverage is also acceptable during class time, which I will provide (punch).

Email me ( if you have questions or concerns.