Friday, 6 April 2018

April showers... bring snow??

Hi everyone,

So, we aren't getting the April showers we expected, but we ARE hoping for May flowers! Students are encouraged to remember to wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather/conditions of the field. 

A note from our office:  you may have received a phone call from the school today to let you know about our newsletters.  They will no longer be coming home in hard copy (for those of you who have not opted for e-mail), and will be available on the Fieldcrest website.  If you would like your email address added to the list of people who receive the newsletter via email, please let me know and I will forward your information to the office.

DARE is wrapping up next week!  Officer Rob Enwright, our School Resource Officer, has been visiting us on a regular basis to speak to our students about decision making and bullying.  Please follow up with your child about these discussions, as they have learned a lot over the last few months!  We will be making an announcement soon about DARE graduation, so stay tuned!

We have a fieldtrip on the horizon - on May 3, we will be visiting Ste Marie Among the Hurons to learn more about how some of Canada's First Nations People lived.  Permission forms went home this week, and we are asking to have them back by April 12.

Congratulations to our students who have made it onto the Basketball teams this term.  Please make sure to review the athletic contract that your child brought home if he/she is a member of one of these teams.  I would also like to extend a congratulations and a "well-done" pat on the back to those students who tried out and did not make the teams - keep a positive mindset and try again next year!! You'll get there!

We have PINK SHIRT DAY coming up this Wednesday, April 11! Thank you to our students who have dressed in support of our other "shirt/sock" days recently, and we hope that you'll participate in this one as well!

A last, friendly reminder, our school day goes from 9:15am to 3:35pm - we would love to have your children here for the duration of the day, as arriving late and leaving early interrupts their learning (and others, as we have frequent phone calls in the morning and afternoon for late arrivals and early dismissals, which, in turn, interrupts the learning of all other students in the class).  When possible, we ask that your child attends a full day of school :)

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Skelton Wright :)

Monday, 26 February 2018

March Potluck

Hi everyone,

Miss Barrett and I have a tradition of hosting a potluck for our students at certain points during the year.  This year, our potluck will be held on the last day of school before March Break!  During the last 100 minutes of the day (3rd block), we will gather our classes in the library and break bread :)

We are strongly encouraging that all participating students contribute something to our feast.  Plates, cutlery, and cups will be provided.

Please click on the following link for more information and sign up for the potluck - be sure to list all ingredients in the dish (recipe not required!) so that our students with allergies can make informed choices about their food. Cultural foods are welcome and encouraged, as we would like students to share something that is one of their "favourites"!
*We have students with severe peanut and tree nut allergies - please do not send in food that contains these items*

Sign up here:
Potluck sign up

Thank you!  We look forward to enjoying a lovely afternoon with our students before the March Break!

Mrs. Skelton Wright :)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

New Maps

Hi everyone,

I hope the new year finds you well!  I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted! 

Many of our students have mastered the map of Canada with the provinces, territories, and capital cities. Since the holidays, we've been focusing on the world map and early Canada.  Please review these with your child, as these will be quizzed on weekly.  These maps will help significantly in the upcoming Social Studies unit.





We're beginning a new unit in Math this week - more details to come!
Mrs. Skelton Wright :)

Friday, 1 December 2017

December is here!

Hi everyone,

It's hard to believe it's December! Our students investigated coding today by visiting the Scratch website - they'll be having another 5 sessions before the winter break.  Here's the link, if you're interested to see what it's all about:

Scratch

Students will need to create an account (it's free!) in order to access the program for the next several sessions.  Please have students record their username and password for Scratch in their agendas.

Have a great day!
Mrs. Skelton Wright

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November News


Hi everyone,

We've had a very busy month - let's look at what's happened, what's happening, and what's ahead!

We had our Remembrance Day Assembly last Friday, and Miss Barrett and I were very proud of our students who participated in our presentation of "Highway of Heroes" by the Trews.  Some students sang, others placed flowers, all were respectful.  It was also a school spirit day, where students were asked to dress up in formal wear, and we were not disappointed.  Our students looked wonderful that day and demonstrated excellent behaviour and character.



Progress Reports also went home on November 10th.  We've asked that envelopes be returned so that we can reuse them for the Term 1 and Term 2 reports.  You're welcome to keep them after Term 2 is done!

This week, Miss Barrett and I welcomed Teacher Candidates from Lakehead University into our classrooms.  Miss Madison Byblow and Miss Alana Czapran will be with us in a learning/teaching capacity until December 15th.  Please join us in welcoming them into our community!

In Math, over the past few weeks, students have been learning about angles and triangles. Tomorrow they will be having a test on identifying triangles based on side length and angle type.  We used Plickers on Tuesday as a review - have you heard of Plickers?  Ask your child to explain it - it's a great tool, and students get immediate feedback! The following graphic may be helpful in preparing for the assessment.

We have conferences coming up in the next two days - we have them from 3:50-9:00pm on Thursday, and from 8:50-11:50am on Friday morning.  Please make all attempts to be on time, as Miss Barrett and I have 52 conferences to conduct and we will be on a very tight schedule! We appreciate your consideration :) If you don't know your conference time, please ask your student to confirm tomorrow, as we will not be able to do so once our conferences begin. *This means that Friday is a PD Day for students - please do NOT send your kids to school!! We love them, but don't want them all there that day!


#choosekind

We are going to see Wonder!  On November 29, the Grade 5 and 6 classes at Fieldcrest are going to the theater in Newmarket to see Wonder, which is an incredible novel that many of our students have enjoyed. Food options are available for a price of $6 (popcorn and a small drink) and $7.50 (nachos and a small drink). Please include this in your payment.



Looking ahead, we have many activities planned for late November and December - please stay tuned for these important days!

Have a great evening,
Mrs. Skelton Wright :)



Friday, 27 October 2017

Congratulations! Sept & Oct Award Winners!

Congratulations to the following students on receiving awards at our assembly today!

September Caring Award - Sheliyah
October Cooperation Award - Quinton
September Falcon Award for helpfulness - Sofia
October Falcon Award for excellent effort - Zoe



Well done, Falcons!!  Looking forward to our next Character Assembly in December, where we'll celebrate Courage and Empathy. 

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mrs. Skelton Wright

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Assemblies and Presentations

Hi everyone,

Our students are going to be presenting/performing at Friday's Character Education assembly.  The Junior/Intermediate Caring and Cooperation assembly is open to all community members, and all are invited and welcome to attend! The assembly begins at 11:45, so we ask that you arrive a few minutes earlier so that you can sign in at the front office. You may notice that we have "crazy hair" that day, and you're encouraged to join us!!

The families of students who will be receiving awards have been notified, and we will continue to do so throughout the year so that you may share in the excitement with your child!


We will also be performing a song at the November 10th Remembrance Day assembly.  It will begin at 11:40 and run as long as necessary.  The song "Highway of Heroes", by the Canadian band The Trews, is the one we will be singing, and students are encouraged to practice at home as well as with the class.  This video has the lyrics, as well, so students can learn the words to the song. Our hope is that lyrics won't be necessary by the day of the performance.


For students who have restrictions stating that they cannot sing, we are including them in the assembly and performance in different capacities. They will be assisting in the "production" piece of our performance. As another spirit day, students are asked to wear clothing that is a bit more formal out of respect.  Students who participate in Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Cadets, or other organizations outside of school, are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

We will be providing poppies for all students, and we welcome any donations that families would like to make to the Royal Canadian Legion.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's participation in this song or in the assembly, please contact me via email at sskelton@scdsb.on.ca or through the Remind app. 

Have a great evening,
Mrs. Skelton Wright

April showers... bring snow??

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