- Alex regaled us with stories about his tiny man, Lysia had a spotted pink kitty, Deklin brought his airplane from the dentist and Everett showed off his favourite red muffin pan.
- We have a Remembrance Day assembly in the gym at 10:45 Tuesday, Nov. 10. You are welcome to join us.
- Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Remembrance Day and therefore there is no school. Enjoy the day with Team Awesome.
- Family projects are due around Thursday, Nov. 12, but feel free to send them earlier or later.
- If you were unhappy with your child's school photo, retakes are Friday, Nov. 13. Let me know you would like retakes please.
- PAC sent home cookie dough orders this week and they are due Friday, Nov. 13 with delivery some time the end of November.
- Book orders were due today. If the order is meant to be a gift, please let me know beforehand so I can give them to you directly.
- If you have not yet paid school fees, they are due at the office.
- Kindergarten Survey 2015-2016 forms went home awhile ago and there are 3 still not returned. Please return it if you have not done so already.
- We started the year with 24 pairs of scissors and are down to about 14. I know the children sometimes throw them in their lunch kits after using them to open packaging. If you find some of our missing scissors, would you please send them back to school. We are also missing some coloured plastic utensils.
- Mr. Hembling and Ms. McKenna will be selling BEST t-shirts and hoodies in the office every Monday at lunch for the month of November. T-shirts are $10 and hoodies are $25.
- The weather is getting downright chilly so please don't forget hats and mittens (labelled if possible) as the children are expected to play outside at recess and lunch.
- Please refrain from sending more than one Halloween treat with your child each day.
Since Wednesday, when I reluctantly wobbled out of bed (what felt like far too early) and looked out the slowly lightening window to see our first serious frost, all I have been thinking about (other than dark chocolate, of course) is that famous oft-quoted line from Game of Thrones. You know the one-- "Winter is coming." And I must have known it was coming sooner rather than later because the night before I had pulled a thicker coat out of the storage closet. Not the full-on down-filled winter jacket because that would be like asking for it, but a warmer one. And while the winters here are so much milder than the ones we experienced farther north, and I know they are a necessity (and inevitable), I still dread their coming. I dread the walking and driving through ice and snow, the stepping in puddles in our socks in the hallway and wet clothes, the extra time it takes from our activities to put on and take off all of our outdoor things and the constant cold hands. But the children are looking forward to winter and snow with such joy and delight that it is contagious and I've had to loosen my grip on my winter apprehensions. It is a gift to be able to look at things through the eyes of little ones and partake of their excitement and wonder. And I am thankful to be able to do it every day, all day. So... winter is coming.
Mrs. Bowden &