1. Hard to believe that we are upon the last week of school. Events to occur are – Grade 6 Farewell Celebration at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 27 and our Year End Assembly for all students at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 28. Last day of school is June 28 with dismissal at 2:30 PM.
2. Every student is receiving the novel “What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World.” We are hoping everyone will read this novel or have an adult read it to the children. It could be a family read!!! We will also have a couch in the Wild Woods for you to sit and read. Send in your photo of you reading the novel on your summer holidays and be entered into our contest: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Every year Calgary Public Library (CPL) staff members come to schools to promote their Summer Programs. This year the CPL's "School's Out Summer Learning" program was presented to our SKILL and K-5 classes. CPL staff shared information about the Library, books, stories, and of course, how students can get involved with the TD Summer Reading challenge and enter to win fabulous prizes. Special this year, the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the CPL connected their summer learning program with the 3 Things for Canada national campaign that encourages all Canadians to give three gifts to their community, city, Canada and the world. For more information, please drop into one of their libraries or check their website at https://calgarylibrary.ca
4. If you are looking for a small outdoor activity this summer our Stewardship garden is looking for individuals, or families to water and weed our garden this summer. The food will be donated to the Food Bank in the fall. Any help is so appreciated to support our students that have worked all year to keep the yards and garden looking good!! Please contact Mrs. Prevette at REPrevette@cbe.ab.ca if you can help! Thank you to a few families who have volunteered but we know the weeds love to take over! More help is always needed and “Many hands make light work”. Already the carrots, cucumbers, beets, beans and sunflowers have raised up and pushed the dirt away!!!
5. First day back will be September – 5th – Please make sure the office has your correct phone number so the teachers can contact families before the long weekend to welcome them to their class.
6. Festive Foods Thank You and Feedback: The Festive Foods coordinators (Stacey Zurburg and Heather Oulton) would like to thank all parents and student for participating in a great year of Festive Foods. These lunches provide fundraising for the school, fun lunches for the students and a break for the parents on packing lunches! There were many fantastic volunteers that came in each Festive Foods and helped ensure all the students got their food, so thank you so much for your efforts and support! This was also a new task for our coordinators this year and they want to know what you think. Were there foods you liked, didn't like? Would you like to see these lunches more often, less often? Stacey and Heather welcome your feedback in order to make next year an even greater success. Please send all comments or questions to Stacey.
Literacy Tip of the Week:
Having children read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. The only way to get good at it is to practice. Studies show that reading with children at home six to seven days a week puts them almost a year ahead of those who are not being read to. It was also found that reading with small children has a positive effect on the development of numeracy skills.
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