January 18, 2019
Dear James Hill Families,
We had another fun week of learning at James Hill! This week, students had the opportunity to learn curling during PE gym periods. Our gymnasium felt more like a curling rink than a school gym! Thanks to Mrs. Lambert for arranging this great activity! The kids really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about this sport.
We also had hot lunch on Friday which the kids thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you to the hard-working parent volunteers that help to make hot lunch such a success for our students!
In classes, we saw a lot of literacy in action! Our students are really coming along with their reading and writing skills… it is amazing to
see the progress of our students, particularly our early readers in Kindergarten and grade one. Thank you to all parents for your continued support to read with and to your child(ren) at home. By supporting both at home and at school, our students are offered even more time to engage with books which fosters a variety of positive reading experiences each day.
Our classrooms are bustling with balanced literacy opportunities. Students are diving deeper into the Reading Powers (Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer and Transform). You can learn more about how we teach the Reading Powers and how you might support your child at home in our blog post here.
Kindergarten Registration Opens Monday, January 21, 2019
All children who will be five years old by December 31 in the current calendar year are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 5, 2019. Registrations received after March 31, 2019 will be considered late. Late registration may affect placement in your catchment school due to space limitations.
The following documents are required at the time of registration:
- Proof of Age (Birth Certificate).
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status must be provided for the parent (Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Card, Canadian Passport, Landed Immigrant documentation, Permanent Resident documentation/cards)
- Proof of residence (Driver’s License, utility bill or Lease/Rental Agreement).
For more information and registration times please contact the school.
Ready, Set, Learn and Kinderstarts:
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend Ready, Set, Learn with their 3 and/or 4 year old children to do learning activities, games, stories, crafts! Snacks are included.
The sessions are absolutely FREE! Simply sign up by calling or emailing Mrs. Holyoak in the office (604-530-0251) to register. The dates for Ready, Set, Learn are as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 23: Early Literacy 10:00-11:00 am
Wednesday, Jan. 30: Read to Me 10:00-11:00 am
Wednesday, Feb. 13: Early Numeracy 10:00-11:00 am
Kinderstarts is a playful family time where parents and caregivers learn how to support their child in literacy and numeracy. Children and adults experience learning together, then adults reflect on this time while children take part in a small group activity. Children have a snack and take-home giveaways. This FREE program is a wonderful way to make connections with others before starting the Kindergarten year in September. You can attend the following sessions at James Hill Elementary:
February 6, 2019 10:00-11:30 am (literacy)
March 1, 2019 1:00-2:30 pm (numeracy)
To register you can contact the school at 604-530-0251.
PAC News & Events
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Wednesday, January 23: Ready, Set Learn 10:00 -11:00 (Early Literacy)
Friday, January 25: Marvelous Morning is canceled
Wednesday, January 30: Ready, Set, Learn 10:00-11:00 “Read to Me”
Thursday, January 31: Grade 5 Honouring Assembly 2:00 (families of students being honoured will receive an email today)
Friday, February 1: Popcorn Day
Monday, February 4: Parent Education Night – join us to learn what the school is teaching for self-regulation and how you can support at home with the Zones of Regulation 7:00-8:30 pm in the gym
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mrs. Kendra Simonetto, Principal