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February

February
We are officially half way through the year!
St. Stephen’s elementary students from Grade 1-6 enjoyed taking swimming lessons January at Trico Centre. Canadian Tire Jumpstart funded these lessons. The last day of lessons was January 25th. On January 30th, Masson and Gabe from PULSE led our Catholic Community with songs, spirit and energy to bring the meaning of God to life in our School. All students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 participated as we explored the theme “Loved and Called to Love”.
On Tuesday, February 13th, School council will be providing pancakes for all our students and staff in celebration of Shrove Tuesday.Also on that day, students will participate in a school dance.
We will be celebrating Ash Wednesday on February 14th at 1:30pm.Parents are welcome to join us for this liturgical celebration.This will begin the Lenten celebration.
There is no school on Thursday, February 15th and Friday, February 16th as teachers are attending Teachers Convention.There is also n…

January

January

I hope that you all had a relaxing and joyful Christmas holiday!Things are back in full swing at St. Stephen School.
We are having a Texas Donut fundraiser this month. Order forms went home last week and are due back on January 24th. All funds go towards student programs in the school.
We met in our Champion groups and focus on the Character trait of being “Accountable” last Friday.Students discussed this trait and then acted out a short skit for the rest of the group.

On January 25th, the whole school will be having a “Blast from the Past” spirit day.Students are encouraged to dress in bright neon colors to show their school spirit.
There is no school on Friday, January 26th as teachers are attending Professional Development in-services.
St. Stephen’s elementary students from Grade 1-6 have enjoyed taking swimming lessons this month at Trico Centre. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is funding these lessons. The last day of lessons is January 25th.

We have begun learning about new topics in …

December

December

Advent is upon us!We are learning about the season of Advent and the upcoming celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.December is a busy month, with many special events.We are looking forward to participating in the following:

We are having a Christmas cake pop fundraiser. Order forms went home one November 24th and are due back on December 6th. Cake pops will be handed out on December 20th.

St. Stephen’s has set up an Angel Tree to assist St. Gerard Parish to provide Christmas gifts for children and parents of needy families. A Christmas tree has been set up in the foyer of our school with tags of ages of people to purchase gifts for. Families are encouraged to take a tag and purchase a gift, to be returned to the school by December 8th.

The Advent Pageant will be held Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm.Elementary students, Junior Band and Choir will participate. Grade 5/6 will be performing an Advent. School Council has also arranged a Bake sale and there will be some…

November

November

Progress Reports have been distributed for our first term!We have been busy this term and have been working on the following:
Math: We have continued to learn about Numbers. We have learned about multiplication, fractions and are currently learning about decimals.

Language Arts: We have covered a lot in LA this past month. Students continue to learn about Narrative Writing, and we have just finished our section on suspenseful writing.Next it’s on to learning about how to write the Main Event of a fictional story! Students have also been practicing their writing skills during our Daily 5 activities, proof-reading activities and during journal writing. They spend time reading during Daily 5, DEAR and throughout the day during other subjects.

Science: Grade 3 students have been learning all about Building with a Variety of Materials, while the Grade 4 students have been focusing on Simple Machines. We have completed two experiments in each grade to enhance learning. I am excited …

October

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our grade 3/4 class is well underway in all subject areas.

Math: We have been learning about Numbers. We have covered skip counting, place value, ordering and estimating numbers, addition with and without regrouping. We have begun to review subtraction. Subtraction with regrouping is a tricky strand in mathematics, and it is a subject we will begin this coming week. Grade 3 and grade 4 students have been learning all of the above up to 1,000 and 10,000 respectively.

Language Arts: Wow! We have covered a lot in LA already. Students have been learning all about Narrative Writing, and how to grab the readers attention when they write their own stories. We have covered Entertaining Beginnings and are now learning all about Elaborative Detail. Students have also been practicing their writing skills during our Daily 5 activities, proof-reading activities and during journal writing. They spend time reading during Daily 5, DEAR and throughout the day during other subjects…

September

Welcome students and parents to Grade 3/4. I am so excited to be teaching Grade 3/4 this year.

My first goal is to create a comfortable and caring classroom environment in which learning can take place this year.The following are some housekeeping items that will help make the beginning of the school flow more smoothly for you and your child.
The Grade 3 and 4 curriculum will bring so many themes to explore and discover. The children are going to be working hard, doing research and projects as well as exploring materials in the classroom. While it is always the goal to complete classwork in class, it is expected that students will complete any unfinished school work at home for homework. In accordance with District guidelines, students can expect to receive up to 30 minutes of homework nightly.This may include spelling practice, reviewing and studying for quizzes and tests and unfinished work from the day.Homework will be recorded by students in their agenda daily.Homework will not be …