Division 16

Ms. Hutchinson's class

This Week

Dear Families,

Just a reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow (Friday Nov. 25).

Optional – Please return the popcorn form by Tuesday Nov. 29th if you are buying popcorn. It is $2 for a bag and MUST be ordered in advance. Popcorn will be delivered on Friday Dec. 2nd. If you can’t find your form or have been absent please send the money and I will get you a new form. Forms look like this:

Today we worked on a beautiful art piece that we titled “Our Rainbow Snowmen”. Here is picture of our bulletin board outside our classroom.

This week we have been reading a book called “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” by Ryan T. Higgins. Students found it hilarious and we have read it multiple times over the week. If you want to watch the story together, I have attached the YouTube video of the book.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ms. Hutchinson

 

Reminders for this week

Dear Families,

Just to let you know that this Friday November 18th is Rainbow Day at Morley School. Kindergarteners are invited to wear the colour RED or else to dress in rainbow colours.

Friday is also our PAC Popcorn Day – popcorn is $1 and will be available at lunch time.

Also next Friday November 25th is a professional day so no school for students.

Thank you to you all for keeping your children home when they are sick. There are a lot of germs about right now and we appreciate your care for our classroom and school community.

Happy Tuesday ,

Ms. Hutchinson

Remembrance Day Week

Dear Families,

I am sorry for the late post, the weekend got away from me.

This week we are focusing our learning on Remembrance Day and the meaning of Peace. We are reading books, brainstorming ideas and have done several art projects. We have made tissue poppies with our buddies and used oil pastels to draw poppies. On Thursday we are participating in the school wide Assembly. We have been practicing for the moment of silence and learning a new song.

Click HERE to listen to the song.

Here are the words:

Grow, grow, grow

Grow little poppy grow

On the field of war

Grow little poppy grow.

Peace, peace, peace,

Ring the bells for peace

Poppies show we remember

Those who died for peace.

Important Dates: 
Friday November 11 – Remembrance Day No School

Friday November 18 – PAC Popcorn Day

Friday November 25 – PRO D Day No School for Students

We have noticed a lot of colds and coughs around the school right now. Thank you so much for keeping your child home when they are sick to keep us all safe and healthy.

Also please remember that we go outside everyday no matter what the weather. Please make sure to send a warm jacket, boots gloves and a hat with your child. Also make sure to send a change of clothes in case your child needs to change.

Ms. Hutchinson

 

Rainy Friday

Hello Families,

Happy Rainy Friday. It feels like forever since we last got rain and we definitely need it now.

This week we have been learning about our brains and how we learn. We have learned that we need lots of healthy food, lots of sleep and lots of outside play to keep our brains happy and learning. We have also met two new puppet friends: Puppy and Snail. They will be helping us learn about emotions, feelings, empathy and kindness over the next few months. When we met Snail we became very interested in learning about real snails so we watched this video:

On Wednesday, October 26th we will be having our annual Morley Pumpkin Patch in the courtyard outside our classroom. Please bring a sturdy bag to carry your pumpkin in.  Oct. 26th is also photo retake day if you want your child to get their photo redone.

Monday October 31 – Halloween. The costume parade and assembly will happen after recess. Your child is welcome to wear their costume to school. Please do not send any weapons and masks need to be worn off their face. Please also send a change of clothes as students often wish to change part way through the day. I also ask that you do not send candy or treats to share as we have many food restrictions/allergies in the classroom.

November 11  – Remembrance Day No School 

Have a lovely weekend

Ms. Hutchinson

October

Dear Families,

Wow, what beautiful weather we have been having this month. It is hard to believe it is the middle of October already. We have been enjoying the sunshine, looking at the trees as they change colours and talking about fall.  This week we will be finishing up our name study. We only have two more names to learn about and then we will be moving on to looking closely at the alphabet. We have been practicing being focused, calm and quiet while working so that we can do our best work and I have introduced more structured literacy and numeracy centres this week.

Important Dates  

Friday October 21 – No School – Professional Day

Wednesday October 26 – Photo Retakes

Monday October 31 – Halloween (More information to come)

Friday November 11 – Remembrance Day – No School

Ms. Yee our school librarian has been reading us books about fall and we wanted to share this story with you.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Ms. Hutchinson

New Information

Dear Families,
It was such a pleasure to meet you all this week. Thank you all for coming!

Here is some important information for the next week:

  • Your child came home with a Library Book this week. Please spend some time reading the book together. All books need to be returned on Tuesdays and a new book will come home on Wednesdays. 
  • Hot lunch starts on Monday. If your child will be on the lunch program please continue to send a snack to school. We will be walking down to the lunch room together and bringing our lunches back to the classroom to eat.
  • If you have not done so please send in $25 on Monday to pay for school supplies.
  • Picture Day is on Tuesday October 11th

The students asked me to send you a couple of videos that we have watched in class so they can watch them at home.

Terry Fox Video:

ABC Learning Letter Sounds

Colours

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ms. Hutchinson

Welcome to Division 16

Welcome to Kindergarten Video | Aubrey Elementary School

Dear Families,

Welcome to the Division 16 blog. I will updating this page often throughout the year.  This is where I will post important school information as well as many of our exciting learning adventures.

This week is our Parents as Partners Meetings on Wednesday between 2:15 and 6:00 and Thursday between 2:15 and 4:00. This meeting is an important opportunity for me get to know you and your family. To sign up for a time please go to https://morley.burnabyschools.ca/student-led-conference-booking-sites/ and click on the link by my name.

We are also continuing to collect school supply money.  If you have not yet paid the $25 for school supplies please do so as soon as possible (either online or with cash.)

Important Dates for the next few weeks: 

Wednesday September 28th and Thursday September 29th – Parents as Partners Meetings – EARLY DISMISSAL

Friday September 30th – Truth and  Reconciliation Day – NO SCHOOL

Monday October 10th – Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday October 11th – Student Picture Day

Friday October 21st- Professional Day – NO SCHOOL

We are continuing to finalize our schedule for the year. I have put our weekly schedule on the blog but it may change as we are still working on the music, library and gym times.

School begins at 8:43 am and ends at 3:00 pm every day except Wednesday (2:00 pm).  If your child is late please go to the office to sign in and then your child will be helped down to the classroom. If your child will be absent please call the school at 604-296-9024 and leave a message.

Please remember to dress your child for the weather. They will be going outside in the rain so a warm jacket and appropriate boots/shoes are essential.

If you ever have any questions you can email me at amelia.hutchinson@burnabyschools.ca or talk to me before or after school.

I am so excited to spend this year together.

love,

Ms. Hutchinson

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