Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Field Trip to Science World Info

As you know, our field trip to Science World is this Thursday, November 17th.  Please ensure that your child arrives at school at 8:50am.  We will be taking a chartered school bus into Vancouver and will be returning to Hellings Elementary at approximately 3:00pm.

REMINDERS FOR OUR FIELD TRIP:
-arrive at school at 8:50am
-dress in light layers--we will be inside for the majority of the day
-wear comfortable shoes
-bring a disposable packed lunch and a small water bottle
-do NOT bring money

We are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful time!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Upcoming Events

October is a month of celebrations and spirit days in our classroom! 

Diwali
On Friday, October 28, we will be having a Diwali celebration in our classroom starting at 9:00am.  The children are welcome to dress up in their suits or other cultural clothing that they have. 

Also, children are welcome to bring food to share with the class.  If you do send food, please make sure that it is nut-free.

Halloween
On Monday, October 31, we will be having our school-wide Halloween Parade.  The parade will start shortly after lunch and children may wear a Halloween costume.  Parents/Families are encouraged to take their child home for lunch on this day to help them get into their costumes.  Please do not send weapons or fake blood to school as this can be frightening for some children.

Parents/Family members are welcome to join us for the Halloween Parade in the gym at 1:00pm.

We will also be having a small Halloween celebration in our classroom in the afternoon.  Children are welcome to bring food to share with the class.  If you do send food, please make sure that it is nut-free.

*If your family does not celebrate Halloween or you do not want your child participating in our Halloween parade and class celebration, it is best to have your child stay home from school on Halloween.*

PJ Day

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, our school will be having our PJ Spirit Day.  Children are welcome to wear their pajamas, house coats, slippers, etc. and bring a stuffy and blanket to school if they wish.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Welcome to Grade 2!

Welcome to Grade 2!  We are excited for a new year together!  Here is some important information about our classroom to help us to be successful...

In Our Classroom…
We arrive well rested and ready to learn everyday.
We will use kind words with others.
We will follow directions the first time they are given.
We will treat others with kindness and compassion.
 We will keep our hands, feet, and bodies to ourselves.
 We will use good manners, such as “please” and “thank you.”
 We will take turns.
We will share.
We will apologize.
We will take care of ourselves, take care of others, and take care of this place.
We will have fun!

Attendance
It is essential that students attend school each day to benefit from our carefully planned learning program.  Please make every attempt to be on time for school each day.  If your child is feeling ill or has a fever, we kindly request that you please keep him/her home from school.  If your child will be absent, please call the school absentee line and leave a message.  **If you are late, please go to the office to sign in.  Please do not knock on the classroom window or side door as it disturbs the children’s learning.**

Class Schedule
PE Days: Our PE days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  We will also have DPA (Daily Physical Activity) everyday.

Library Days: Our Library day is Monday.  Please be sure that your child takes care of and returns his/her books on time.

Homework
Home Reading Program: Students will be participating in a home reading program where they will bring home a book each day to read with you.  Please read with your child and date and sign the reading record in their Home Reading duotang.

Word Work: In addition to home reading, students will have a weekly set of words that they will be studying for the week.  They will be tested on some of these words at the end of the week.  Please do not have your child memorize the list.  Please focus on letter sounds and patterns.  Weekly word lists will be available on the classroom blog.

Back and Forth Bags:
Your child will be given a Back and Forth Bag (a labeled Ziploc bag) to transport their planner, notices, permission slips, and Home Reading duotang.  Please check the bag each evening and return it in the morning.  Please make sure to sign the planner and read and respond to any notes.

Food and Allergies
We encourage our students to eat healthy snacks and lunches at school.  Fruits and vegetables are good choices to send to school.  Please send your child with the appropriate cutlery (e.g. spoon, fork). Please send a water bottle to school with your child each day.  Please be aware that we have nut allergies in our school.  Nuts/nut butter are not permitted at school.

Contact Information:

School Line:
604-596-1701

School Absentee Line:
604-596-6438

Email:
jmacinnis@deltasd.bc.ca

Classroom Blog:
mrsmacinnisclassroom.blogspot.ca