Thank you for helping to support your child/ren with the reading challenge. It has been exciting to see students eager to read and to share their successes with us. We are hopeful that the students and staff are enjoying the adventures they are going on, through the stories that they are reading.
The reading challenge can help to build fluency and comprehension, create a routine for homework, allow students to enjoy a variety of stories, and to work as a team as they travel across Canada. In addition, the students have been learning about the provinces, the capitals, and the symbols of Canada.
Recently I found a site that discussed the importance of reading to your children and I would like to share it with you. Although it is based on reading to children from the ages of 2-5 it also benefits the children at all ages.
1. A stronger relationship with you.
2. Academic excellence.
3. Basic speech skills.
4. The basics of how to read a book.
5. Better communication skills.
6. Mastery of language.
7. More logical thinking skills.
8. Acclimation to new experiences.
9. Enhanced concentration and discipline.
10.The knowledge that reading is fun!
10 Reasons why you should read to your kids
Our reading challenge has been extended to Sunday, Feb. 5th and then all pink and purple papers should be handed in to Mrs. Hartman on Monday, Feb. 6th.
If your child was born in 2012 and is ready to start kindergarten in September please come in and register them. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, care card, and a copy of a utility bill with a 911 address.
Kindergarten Registration Form
January’s newsletter was sent home today. Click the link below if you have not seen it.
AH Newsletter January 2017
Basketball players will be having a bake sale on Thursday, January 19th at recess and lunch. Items will be 50cents or a $1.
We are looking forward to singing Christmas carols on Monday and Wednesday at 2:15pm and Friday at 11:00am.
Just a reminder that the PAC is meeting tonight at 7pm in the library. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.
It was a clean sweep for Alwin Holland, with the boys’ and the girls’ teams winning both their leagues and tournaments. Well done!
League and Tournament Champions
We are excited to be having a book fair this week. Students will be able to look at the books during their library times and purchase books before school at 8:30am, during inside lunch time 12:20-12:45pm and/or after school until 3:15pm from Tuesday, November 22nd until Friday, Nov. 25th at 12:00.
Parents and students may purchase books during the early dismissal time and on Friday’s conference day.