Sunday, June 3, 2012

June News

We are in our final month! It has been such a busy time that it really has not seemed that we have been working together for nine months already! This is a brief post to give everyone a quick glance at our June activities. I would like to thank all the parents for welcoming me to Cherrywood this year and for sharing your children with me. I feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful group of children in our class! I have enjoyed teaching AND learning with them this year; it has been an incredible journey. They have blossomed into readers, researchers, and responsible Cherrywood citizens. It has been a joy and privilege to be their Grade One/Two teacher.
I want to encourage all of you to continue to read, write, and mathematize over the summer months! We have come so far this year, and it is important to keep our skills sharp during the summer hiatus. I will be sending home a summer newsletter on the last day of school with some suggestions for helping your child “keep sharp” over the summer.
I also want to remind parents that with the warm and sunny weather, it is important to send a hat to school for your child to wear outdoors during the fitness breaks. Your child should have his/her sunscreen applied before school. Showing your child how to reapply is recommended. On extremely warm days, students may also keep a water bottle (spout-cap) on their desk. We have talked about the importance of remembering to bring it home each day to be cleaned and refilled.

Several children have been bringing money to school to buy treats at the school store. Students are returning to class with bags of chips and ice cream and not eating the healthy snacks that are packed for them. Therefore, if your child has your permission to go to the store, please send a note letting me know that they have permission and what they are allowed to purchase (ie. milk).

Dates to Remember
 June 5 – all library books due
 June 12 – Year – End celebration ~ trip to Niagara Safari (permission form with information included sent home Thursday)
 June 20 Roots of Empathy – baby visit We will have our final “baby visit” with Anthony this month. We thank Mrs. Giallonardo and Anthony for sharing this special year in Anthony’s life with us! We are planning a special celebration and making a “wishing tree” for Anthony.
 June 21 – last day for Take Home Reading Programme – please return all books and book bags on Friday, June 22
 June 26 – report cards sent home; please send response portion to school by June 28th
 June 27 – Talent Show
 June 28 – Last day of classes for students (9:00 awards assembly; 1:40 playday)

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