- Today was Mr. Bowser's last day at BEST as he has accepted a position closer to his home community. His leaving will be a large loss for the students and staff but we wish him all the best in his new position.
- Return library books to the bin on Monday so we can exchange them.
- PAC pizza orders are due Monday, Jan. 30. Please note the pizza form is on the same pink paper as the January lunch order form.
- Wednesday, Feb. 1 is our monthly Spirit assembly in the afternoon.
- Thursday, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day and we will enjoy some theme-related groundhog activities.
- Friday, Feb. 3 is PAC Pizza lunch if your child pre-ordered by Jan. 30.
- Thursday, Feb. 9 is our last skating trip. Thanks for all your help with our past skating trips. We can't do it without parent support.
- I am disappointed that both Fresh Air Fridays in January had to be cancelled but we will plunge ahead with FAF in February. Dates will be on the calendar. Be prepared for cold wet muddy boots, socks, pants etc. as there are often puddles that get jumped and fallen into (accidently on purpose) this time of year.
- There are odds and ends of mittens, hats, snow pants, shoes and socks hanging about on top of our cubbies. Take a look and see if any of them belong to you before I put them in the Lost and Found please.
- The BEST January newsletter can be found here.
- February Projects went home last week and are due when you have finished them.
- Next week will be our last week practicing our January sight words. They are: us, on, big, it, with, can, be, little, me, we. If a word comes up repeatedly in our studies we will sometimes add it to our words for the month. Please feel free to practice them at home.
I have a confession to make. I am not one of those people who looks forward to and revels in January. In fact, January is my least favourite month. All that 'new year, new me', fresh start, new beginnings hoopla and anticipation does nothing for me (I feel that in September). Instead I anticipate long dark dreary windy cold days with snow and ice that are best spent cozied in bed with a hot drink and a good book but are more often spent with children who have the beginnings of cabin fever from days spent cooped up inside due to those long dark dreary windy cold days. But February? February is a different story. What's not to like about February? The month of love and 100s Day and Family Day and the beginnings of spring. So I say, "Buh-bye January and bring on February!".
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