Sunday, 5 November 2017

November News

Dear Parents and Students,

November is here already!  Two months have flown by and we are busy busy busy!

Language News: 

Our Grade 4 class continues to receive pen pal letters from the Grade 4 class at Holy Spirit School in Stittsville (my daughter's class!).  They are so excited to read them and right away start to write their response letters.  We are learning how to write a friendly letter.  Here is the song we use to learn the process:
Friendly Letter Song
(Itsy Bitsy Spider)

I am a friendly letter.

My heading’s at the top.
Slide over to the right to
write the date & then I stop.

And then I put Dear Someone” with a comma (,) at the end.
Next I go write the body,
my message to my friend.

I choose a closing like Your friend or Love forever more.
I end it with a comma (,) of that I’m very sure.

I sign my first & last name
and now I’m at the end.
And my perfect friendly letter,
I’m ready now to send.

We have finished our Procedural Writing Assignment "The Witches' Brew".  Students did very well and the assessment will be coming home for parents to sign and return.

We will be starting a research assignment "Christmas Around the World" where students will be researching Christmas traditions in a different country and presenting their findings in a google slide presentation to the class.  Success Criteria will be given to the students so they know what to expect.  

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WONDER!!  We are almost finished our read-aloud, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.  The students have been enthralled and constantly want me to read more.  The movie is coming out on November 17th and I encourage the students to see it, so that we may compare and contrast the book and movie.  I will be taking my daughter on Sunday, November 19th!  Hope to see you there!


We are finished with our unit on Addition and Subtraction.  The quiz will be given on Tuesday and review sheets were sent home last week.  
Please sign and return the quiz when it comes home.

Our next units will be Number Patterns and Geometry.  


Progress Reports went home on November 2nd.  If you have not sent back the bottom portion of the report with the brown envelope, please do so as soon as possible.

Parent/Teacher interviews will be held Thursday, November 16th.  This is a time where we can discuss your child's progress; their strengths and also areas of need.  Please sign up using the link sent home with the Progress Reports.  I look forward to meeting with you.  We are a team and need to work together to help your child meet with success.

We continue to raise money for The United Way.  Please bring in a donation on Wednesday, November 8th and wear your favourite hat and/or Jersey!  

Our food drive is in full swing.  We need 1000 cans and then will mummify our principal!  So bring in your donations!

Our Remembrance Day Liturgy will be held on Friday, November 10th at 10:45 a.m.  You are welcome to join us.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the school or write a note in your child's agenda.


  1. Thank you so much for all your efforts and for keeping us in the loop. Much appreciated ☺

    1. You are so very welcome. As a parent, I know how important communication is!