Monday, December 30, 2013


I need to post some photos taken of Div. 7 students this fall...

First, congratulations to Alouette's jack-o-lantern contest winner, Hannah!  She was able to integrate some school spirit into her design...

Next are some photos taken on Hallowe'en!  Enjoy...

And here's a group shot with costumes on:

Then we had a visit from a local children's book author, Rachelle Delaney:

I didn't get any pictures of our pj day on the last day of school, but I did grab a photo of the cards the students made (some left their cards behind that day).

I hope you enjoyed this peek into a few of the activities we did and that you are all having a nice break!

~Mrs. Rupert

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dear Parents,

            Division 7 is having a Christmas party on Friday, December 20th.  Instead of doing a Secret Santa exchange, the students decided they wanted to bring in gifts for less fortunate children.  They selected the charity, Seeds of Love and Hope (for more information, see , and one of the parents from our class, Catherine Basso, is taking a trip to Medellin, Colombia in March.  She will personally be able to bring our gifts to needy children who will be so grateful for whatever we can provide.

            This is a voluntary donation; December is a tough month financially for many families, and we don’t want to add unnecessary burden.  If you are able to participate, please purchase a new toy that is: good quality (some dollar store toys are, but others are not, so be aware that we want this child to have something that will not break immediately), non-violent, and relatively small (as it has to fit into Catherine’s suitcase!)  The Bassos recommend things like stuffed animals or Hot Wheels cars.
            We had some discussion about wrapping and exchanging the gifts first as a game, but there was some discomfort with this, so I have made the decision that we will simply collect the toys unwrapped.

            You are also invited to send your child with a mug on Friday, as Mr. Pitcher has kindly offered to donate some hot cocoa for us!  If you are able to send along some sharing snacks for our party (cookies, fruit, vegetables, etc.), the children will enjoy that too.

            We will be viewing the movie, “Elf”, which is rated G in Canada.  Children are wearing pjs to school on Friday, and are also invited to bring a blanket, stuffy or pillow if they’d like.  We’ll be having some partner reading time and some read aloud too for a nice, calm final day of school before the break.

            If you have any questions, please email me at  Have a very happy holiday break!

Mrs. Rupert

Sum Dog Christmas Dash Update!!! Breaking news...

...we have a new group in the lead!

Currently, the ranking goes as follows:

4.  Dashers

3.  Dancers

2.  Rudolphs

1.  Prancers

Well done, Prancers--the Rudolphs held onto first place for quite some time, but there's a new reindeer heading up Santa's sled!

Keep on playing!

Mrs. Rupert

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sumdog Update!

1.  Rudolphs
2.  Prancers
3.  Dancers
4.  Dashers

Less than a hundred points separate the top two teams, so it looks like we have ourselves a good dash!

Mrs. Rupert

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sumdog December Dash!

And they're off and running!

Students are participating in a math contest on the sumdog website, which I announced at our class meeting on Friday.  As of Monday morning, we had the Rudolphs in the lead, which is quite the feat as I see that while I randomly assigned students to each group, they inadvertently ended up with the fewest members! Let's see if they can keep it up.

What I am more excited about is that this weekend 18 out of 28 students practiced their math facts without being assigned it as homework.  And had fun in the process, I dare say...





Aiden B.
Jacob S.


Jacob B.
Aidan S.