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Weekly News


Monday, September 12th, 2016


Dear Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another busy week in kindergarten!  Thank you for your support and working to prepare your children for school. The children are settling in nicely and are beginning to learn our classroom and school routines.  I am very proud of the effort they have put forth so far! Please continue to work on your child’s independence with their belongings (shoes, jackets) I hope you are able to take in some of the Harvest Jazz and Blues performances this week.

What we are learning:

This week we will be introducing the letter sounds for “Ss” and “Aa”.  Sight words are words that we practice at school, which the children should be able to recognize at a glance. The sight word we will be working on this week is “to”.  In math, we will begin working on a unit on sorting and patterns.


Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·        On Thursday, September 15th we will be having a presentation on behalf of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival by musician John Campbelljohn. Check out his music here:  http://www.campbelljohn.ca

·        Our Corn Boil will be held on Tuesday, September 13th. Please note that I will not be here that night as our meet the teacher was held last Thursday. However, you are more than welcome to come and have some corn and check out our amazing school.

·        It is very important that you label your child’s jackets, sweaters, coats, shoes, backpack, etc… to help us get lost items of clothing to their rightful owners!

·        Communication bags, classroom books, and library books will not be sent home until the classes have been finalized. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Until that time, please look for notes in your child’s bookbag.


·        Practice the new letter sounds at home this week—“Ss” and “Aa”.

·        Wednesday is Silly Sock day!  Wear your silly socks to school today to help us learn about the letter S!

·        Friday will be apple day!  Send your child with an apple for snack on Friday.  We have apple slicers at school to make eating apples lots of fun!

·        Please have your child practice my name (Mr. Murphy)!

·        Your child will be bringing home a book for you to read to him or her each night this week. 

·        Please review basic shapes with your child at home  (circle, square, triangle)


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


J Mr. Seth Murphy                                    (506)453-5429                               seth.murphy@nbed.nb.ca     ​ 


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