- Ella shared a purple stuffed kitty, Alexandra showed us her fancy ponies.
- Family projects are due for November. Send them when you can.
- Retakes for school photos were today. Proofs should be sent home soon.
- Cookie dough orders were due today with delivery some time the end of November.
- If you have not yet paid school fees, they are due at the office.
- Wednesday, Nov. 18, the children will have their vision screened. A letter will come home suggesting follow-up if there is a problem.
- Permission slips for our trip to the Big Little Science Centre are due Friday, Nov. 20, if you haven't returned it already. Please don't forget to put your child's name on the form.
- Next Friday, Nov. 20, is Fresh Air Friday. Please dress your child warmly as it is chillier by the river.
- The newest BEST newsletter can be found here.
- 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.
Did you have a good week? Having a day at home in the middle of it all was lovely but I find Nov. 11 often produces some sober musings, and well it should. I spent most of the day doing the usual must-be-done things but I also took a few moments to remember why I was home and not working. Our Remembrance Day assembly on Tuesday was very well done and I was happy to see many parents join us. The children were so well behaved at the assembly that they earned two points on the You/Me game. I was so proud of them! At the end of the assembly, after three classes had sung In Flanders Fields and we had watched two children from every class lay a wreath underneath a cross with the words 'We will remember', some of the children were feeling sad. Truth to tell, I always feel emotional at the Remembrance assembly too. And I couldn't help but wonder what must have been going through the minds of the three veterans sitting next to me that morning. So while I was thankful to have a day at home in the middle of the week, it seems ungracious to revel in it as the cost for it was so high.
Mrs. Bowden &