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Weekly News For Dec. 12th - 16th

Dear Families:

 We are looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas concert this week!  Your little elf is excited to perform for you on December 12th and 13th. The Christmas Concert is called “Elflandia” and both shows will be at 9:15 a.m. on those dates.Families with last names starting with A-K are invited to attend on Monday, and families with last names starting with L-Z are Tuesday. All children will be performing on both days. Remember to bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Fredericton Community Kitchen on concert day!

What we are learning:

Literacy - This week we will introduce the next five words of List 3 (what, so, see, not, were). Our reading strategy for the month of December is to give a good oral retell after reading, making sure to include the beginning, middle and end. We will also introduce the  sounds “ou/ow” ( as in the words mouse/cow).

Math – We will continue to review +0/+1/+2 and introduce +3 over the next couple of weeks (the strategy that the children have learned is to find the greatest number and count on). 

You and Your World - We will discuss the difference between needs and wants and how media influences consumers. 

Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·       The last day of school for 2016 will be Friday, December 23rd. Please note that this is a half day for students. Students’ first day back will be on Tuesday, January 10th.

·       The cafeteria will be serving Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 20th. No other options will be available to purchase on that day. Orders are due no later than the 16th of December and payment ($5.50) can also be made online.

·       WE ACT group is selling Christmas ornaments for $1.00 each-proceeds are going to the Community Kitchen and Haiti.

·       It would be helpful if your child had an extra change of clothes including mittens and socks as we are noticing many are coming in from recess with wet clothes.

·       Please continue to help your child become independent with putting on and taking off winter gear.


·       Each night have your child read 1 good fit book to his/her “homework helper” and please practice sight words and phrases as well.

·       Have a look around your house for any overdue library books as the librarian would like to have all books back to the library before the Christmas break.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each family a very Merry Christmas! We are looking forward to working with you again in the new year!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send an e-mail.


                  Mrs. Hudson                          (506)453-5429                   stacy.hudson@nbed.nb.ca​


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