Weekly Update

What a fun and exciting week in Grade 2. We had our Decorating Party on Wednesday, and then started our 12 Days of Christmas! While Wednesday’s decorating party/tree day was busy and chaotic, it was fun to make all sorts of decorations, which now are all up around our classroom. We are looking very festive! Thursday we had Santa Day, which included starting a unit on Holidays Around the World for Social Studies. And on Thursday, when we learned about Australia, we learned that Santa arrives on a surfboard … this caused lots of amusement and laughter. And Friday we had Snow Day, which included making snow! We enjoyed playing with ‘snow’ outside, trying to build little snowmen (however it was a little crumbly so that was tricky!). I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, December 7th – Assembly

Thursday, December 9th – Buddy Christmas Party

Friday, December 10th – Knight Day

Wednesday, December 15th – Christmas Sweater Day/Recording of Christmas Concert

Friday, December 17th

  • Knight Day
  • Last day before Christmas Break – 11:30am dismissal

Spelling:

No more spelling lists until the new year.

Reminders and Other Information:

Christmas Concert Costume/Christmas Sweater Day (Wednesday)

  1. a long-sleeved Christmas themed Tshirt, sweatshirt or sweater
  2. a long-sleeved plain T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater
  3. a long-sleeved Tshirt, sweatshirt or sweater turned inside out, if there is a design that doesn’t fit our Christmas theme.

Any choice of jeans or dark pants/skirts are preferable to complete the students’ ensemble.

 

  • Home Reading program – read and return your books
  • Pizza Orders – please remember to PRE-ORDER if you would like pizza lunch on Tuesdays
  • Reminder to send your child with water bottles – we don’t have a fountain in class

Crim Checks – if you plan/hope to come on any field trips this year, or if you hope to volunteer in the classroom at some point, please get your Crim Check started right away, so that we have it on file when the time comes. Check in with the office about getting the appropriate paperwork.

Scholastic Orders: If you are placing a scholastic order,  you can do so online, and this is the class code that you will need: RC155750

Salvation Army Food Drive – begins Wednesday, December 1st

  • We are setting a school goal of $6000 by December 15th 
  • if we reach our goal, we will have an Animal Dress Up day when we return after Christmas break
  • We are inviting students and families to DONATE money to the food drive as the Salvation Army has more buying power than we do. All donations go to the SCHOOL OFFICE.

Right now, the Salvation Army can use all the money they can get as they are taking the lead on meal efforts for flood relief, providing extra supplies for those affected by this current situation, and then have a list of those already on the list for hampers and other needs this holiday.

Weekly Update

Well, we made it through the week! It was great to see everyone after an unexpected week off. Thanks for your patience and flexibility as things kept changing a bit with what is going on around the school these days. We have a busy few weeks ahead of us, as the countdown to Christmas break is on. We will be starting a 12 Days of Christmas theme in our classroom on December 1st, when we also have our Decorating Party. Thank you so much to all the parents that signed up for parent teacher interviews, I look forward to connecting with you tomorrow.

December Dates: 

Wednesday, December 1st – Decorating Party

Friday, December 3rd – Knight Day

Tuesday, December 7th – Assembly

Thursday, December 9th – Buddy Christmas Party

Friday, December 10th – Knight Day

Wednesday, December 15th – Christmas Sweater Day/Recording of Christmas Concert

Friday, December 17th

  • Knight Day
  • Last day before Christmas Break – 11:30am dismissal

Spelling List:

List will be introduced on Monday, November 29th and tested on Friday, December 3rd.

  1. birth
  2. got
  3. away
  4. came
  5. feet
  6. miss
  7. went
  8. nice
  9. because
  10. force
  11. motion
  12. west
  13. find
  14. sing
  15. zoo

Bible Memory:

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever.

Psalm 118:29

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading program – read and return your books
  • Pizza Orders – please remember to PRE-ORDER if you would like pizza lunch on Tuesdays
  • Reminder to send your child with water bottles – we don’t have a fountain in class
  • Christmas Concert recording is on Christmas Sweater day, so that will be the ‘costume’ for the kids this year for the Christmas Concert – all students are being encouraged to wear a Christmas Sweater, or a long sleeve red or green shirt

Crim Checks – if you plan/hope to come on any field trips this year, or if you hope to volunteer in the classroom at some point, please get your Crim Check started right away, so that we have it on file when the time comes. Check in with the office about getting the appropriate paperwork.

Scholastic Orders: If you are placing a scholastic order,  you can do so online, and this is the class code that you will need: RC155750

Salvation Army Food Drive – begins Wednesday, December 1st

  • We are setting a school goal of $6000 by December 15th 
  • if we reach our goal, we will have an Animal Dress Up day when we return after Christmas break
  • We are inviting students and families to DONATE money to the food drive as the Salvation Army has more buying power than we do. All donations go to the SCHOOL OFFICE.

Right now, the Salvation Army can use all the money they can get as they are taking the lead on meal efforts for flood relief, providing extra supplies for those affected by this current situation, and then have a list of those already on the list for hampers and other needs this holiday.

Library Update

Good Afternoon Families!

We are in the last week of our library fundraising initiatives and have been so grateful for the support from our Highroad Families! Here is an update to summarize the efforts to date.

Library – Fundraising Update

Guess How Many Candies in the Jar 

We have approximately 250 entries to date. Students can continue to guess up to November 25th during their Library times. High School students are welcome to drop by Tuesday and Wednesday at their lunch time or Thursday. All students are welcome to come guess Wednesday and Thursday this week before school!

SinAmen Bun Co. Fundraiser
Thank you very much for the approximately 35 cinnamon buns orders received. So far, this has raised $175.00 for new library books! You can continue to bring your orders for some yummy cinnamon buns to the school office up to November 30th. Order forms can be picked up at the School Office or at the library.

Book Donations
A very big “THANK YOU” to the families who have given cash donations and donated new books and books from their home libraries. The newly donated books will be added to the library with a picture of the family placed at the front as a thank you!

Your support of our school library is greatly appreciated!  Please email questions to – sbritz@highroadacademy.com.

Sincerely,

Ms. Shirley Britz 

Important Updates

Thanks in advance for all your patience and flexibility as it seems things are constantly changing!

Parent/Teacher InterviewsALL interviews are now going to be online. I will be sending out google meets links on Friday morning a few minutes before your scheduled meeting. We are being asked to stay at home, and run them from there.

If you have not yet signed up for a time slot, please do so.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mi9NeP2tQqS98omZbTUhFTvwk1–xiZn3mIWj5VL0BA/edit?usp=sharing

Pay to wear casual and Guatemala Hot Lunch day have been CANCELLED. it will be rescheduled at a later date. On December 1st please send your child in uniform and with a lunch!

 

Jersey Day – this is on Wednesday, November 24th. Students may wear a sports jersey or t-shirt, or a knight t-shirt. You may wear your uniform if you choose not to wear a sports jersey.

 

Salvation Army Food Drive – begins Wednesday, December 1st

  • We are setting a school goal of $6000 by December 15th 
  • if we reach our goal, we will have an Animal Dress Up day when we return after Christmas break
  • We are inviting students and families to DONATE money to the food drive as the Salvation Army has more buying power than we do. All donations go to the SCHOOL OFFICE.

Right now, the Salvation Army can use all the money they can get as they are taking the lead on meal efforts for flood relief, providing extra supplies for those affected by this current situation, and then have a list of those already on the list for hampers and other needs this holiday.

I will continue to update you as things change and I have information. Thanks for being patient and understanding as we work through a constantly changing season!

Quick Update for the Week

Hey Everyone! I’m excited to welcome you all back today. Just a couple of notes about the week ahead …

  • we will NOT have a spelling list this week
  • Jersey Day is on Wednesday, November 24th – if you don’t have/want to wear a jersey, you can wear your uniform
  • Parent – Teacher Interviews are on Friday, if you have not signed up yet, please do so  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mi9NeP2tQqS98omZbTUhFTvwk1–xiZn3mIWj5VL0BA/edit?usp=sharing
  • Dec. 1st – Pay to wear casual day – in support of the Missions initiatives happening
  • Hot lunch order cut-off for Dec. 1st is on Wednesday, November 24th

Parent Teacher Interviews

On November 26 the students will not have school as we will be having parent teacher interviews.  I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to meet with each of you to discuss your wonderful child and all that they have been learning and doing in Grade 2 so far this year.

Please click on the link below to sign up for either an in-person or online meeting.  If none of the times available work for you, please feel free to email me so we can arrange an alternate day and time to meet together.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mi9NeP2tQqS98omZbTUhFTvwk1–xiZn3mIWj5VL0BA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Home Activities – If You Wish

Hello families
We are hoping that you are staying safe and dry. When we left on Wednesday, no one could have imagined that we would be in this position now. However, we know that God is in control. As Joshua 1:9 says, “….Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
You should have received an email last night from the Highroad Admin with some details regarding today. If you have not received it, please let the office know or check your email folders as it contains some important information about what is happening at Highroad Academy.
As many of our families, including staff members, are facing challenges, we are not focusing on academics right now. Rather, we are looking at ways we can perhaps serve others even in small ways. However, if you are looking for things for your children to do while at home, we have put together some activities focusing on kindness and ways to be thoughtful at this time. The pictures below have lots of activities attached that can be done at any age level. Clicking on the pictures below will bring up a larger image.
Students can also spend some time writing down their reflections on what is happening around them like a diary. Their writing can focus on what they are seeing, hearing and feeling.

These activities are entirely optional. We understand that there may be other priorities or even ways your family can be of service in your community that are more important.

Above, we are praying for you, and we hope that we get to be together again soon.

Weekly Update

Short and sweet …. that’s what this week was. We only had three days, but we got a lot of work done this week. We talked a lot today about Remembrance Day and why we honour this day. We also had our Remembrance Day Assembly. Thanks to those of you that brought in poppy donation. I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend. I am planning to head out to my friends cabin on Harrison Lake, looking forward to some down time to rest and be outside (hopefully the weather cooperates!)

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, November 11th – Remembrance Day – no school

Friday, November 12th – Pro-d Day

Wednesday, November 17th – Jersey Day

Friday, November 19th – Knight Day

Spelling:

  1. give
  2. gave
  3. lift
  4. thing
  5. thank
  6. show
  7. sick
  8. teacher
  9. change
  10. said
  11. paper
  12. free
  13. cut
  14. foot
  15. after

Bible Memory:

Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Love Guatemala Fall Fundraiser Lunch – December 1st – cutoff to order Hot Dogs and Fries is Wednesday, November 24th – MUST be pre-purchased – go to MunchaLunch to order
  • Pizza Orders – please remember to PRE-ORDER if you would like pizza lunch on Tuesdays
  • Home Reading program – read and return your books
  • Reminder to send your child with water bottles – we don’t have a fountain in class

Crim Checks – if you plan/hope to come on any field trips this year, or if you hope to volunteer in the classroom at some point, please get your Crim Check started right away, so that we have it on file when the time comes. Check in with the office about getting the appropriate paperwork.

Scholastic Orders: If you are placing a scholastic order,  you can do so online, and this is the class code that you will need: RC155750

Friday Update

It’s been a kind of wet and dreary week …. with a couple days inside pretty much all day! But we’ve worked hard and accomplished lots this week. We had our Worries and Fears assembly on Tuesday, and did some follow up activities after. I have to say, in reading the responses to what makes them nervous or scared, and what they can do for themselves to help in those situations, I was so pleased with the thoughtfulness and intention that they responded with. I think it helped me to know a little bit more of who they are, and that is always a pleasure. We also used this week to do some Place Value Assessment, while also having some fun with that (edible place value)! This week has been great. I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 10th – Remembrance Day assembly (students only)

Thursday, November 11th – Remembrance day – no school

Friday, November 12th – Pro-d day, no school

Spelling:

No spelling list due to short week.

Bible Memory:

Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading program – read and return your books
  • Reminder to send your child with water bottles – we don’t have a fountain in class
  • Dress for the weather! Please remember to send your child with everything they will need if it is an outside day … some of these last few days have been VERY cold, but we still go outside. We also are outside if it is raining a little. So please, send jackets, rain boots, and anything they need to stay warm.
  • Love Guatemala Fall Fundraiser Lunch – December 1st – cutoff to order Hot Dogs and Fries is Wednesday, November 24th – MUST be pre-purchased – go to MunchaLunch to order
  • Pizza Orders – please remember to PRE-ORDER if you would like pizza lunch on Tuesdays

Crim Checks – if you plan/hope to come on any field trips this year, or if you hope to volunteer in the classroom at some point, please get your Crim Check started right away, so that we have it on file when the time comes. Check in with the office about getting the appropriate paperwork.

Scholastic Orders: If you are placing a scholastic order,  you can do so online, and this is the class code that you will need: RC155750

Library Fundraiser Update!!

Guess How Many Candies in the Jar 

We haveapproximately 200 entries to date. Students can continue to guess up to November 25th during their Library times. High School students are welcome to drop by Tuesday and Wednesday at their lunch time or Thursday and Friday to drop off entries. All students are welcome to come guess before school! 

 
 

SinAmen Bun Co. Fundraiser 
 

Thank you very much for the approximately 20 cinnamon buns orders received so far. So far, this has raised $100.00 for new library books! You can continue to bring your orders for some yummy cinnamon buns to the school office up to November 30th. Order forms can be picked up at the School Office or at the Library.  

 
 

Book Donations 
 

A very big “THANK YOU” to the families who have given cash donations and donated books from their home libraries. The Library has gratefully received the following books: Carson Crosses Canada and The Imagination Station – Refugees on the Run.  These books will be added to the library with a picture of the family placed at the front as a thank you! We are still looking for the following books to add to our collection. 
 

 
 

Current books we are looking to acquire:     

National Geographic Kids – Cost $5 – $25 (Scholastics/Amazon) 

Sport Illustrated for Kids – Cost $15 – $35 (Scholastics/Amazon) 

Rocks and Minerals for Kids – Cost $5 – $25 (Scholastics/Amazon) 

Mighty Machines, Planes, Trains, Automobiles – Cost $10 – $35 
(Scholastics/Amazon/Bookman/Nuggets) 

I Survived by Lauren Tarshis – Any title – Cost $5 – $15 
(Scholastics/Amazon/Bookman/Nuggets) 

 

Other books 

The Gift of the Inuksuk  $27.01 Hardcover    Amazon  

Mr. Hiroshi’s Garden  $23.67 Hardcover    Amazon 

The Blackgaard Chronicles Book 5 Knight’s Scheme $11.54 – Focus on the Family 

These Are My Words  $17.84 Hardcover Chapters 

Dariens Rise, Arin’s Judgement, Annison’s Risk and Glennall’s Betrayal, Daven’s Defiance, Fendars’ Legacy – $20.99 Softcover Book Set  -Focus on the Family  

 

Your support of our school library is greatly appreciated!  Please email questions to – sbritz@highroadacademy.com.  

 

Sincerely,  

Ms. Shirley Britz  

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