In the Nest This Week:
A Communication of Learning – Initial Observations for JK/K students and Progress Reports for students in Grades 1 to 8 will be distributed on Tuesday, November 6th. Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences will be held at Monsignor Haller from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th.
Monday: Mrs. Koehler from Blessed Sacrament Church will be visiting our Grade 7 students to speak with them about Confirmation preparation.
Tuesday: Spirit Day! Wear blue, grey and white!
Wednesday: HALLOWEEN! Please refer to the following:
Halloween is such an exciting time of year for children. There are thoughts of costumes, parties and of course, sugary treats! Your child’s classroom may be having a small celebration on Halloween, so please note the following:
Our school community welcomes kids in costumes on Halloween or kids wearing black and orange!!
If your child chooses to dress up, please be conscious of the type of costume your child is planning on wearing to school. Students wearing/bringing weapons, gang related items, masks, or other inappropriate costumes that violate our Catholic values will be asked to change.
Stickers, pencils, crayons are great Halloween treats to send in. If you were thinking of sending any food treats for your child’s class, it must be store bought, wrapped, peanut free snacks. The teachers limit the amount of sugary treats consumed during the school day, but will be sure to send treats home. If your child has any dietary restrictions, please let the teacher know.
We do have multiple food allergies throughout the school, including nuts. So please refrain from sending homemade treats/cupcakes/cookies etc. with your child. Homemade treats will not be passed out and will be sent home with your child. Thank you very much for your understanding!! We look forward to marking this holiday and a change to our normal school routines!
Why math skills are important:
We all use mathematical concepts in everyday activities, without even thinking about it. Every day, we are making correct change when shopping, estimating how many cans of paint are needed to paint a room, measuring ingredients when cooking, or calculating the tip on a restaurant bill. Fundamental math skills are also foundational to other aspects of the math curriculum, such as determining area, volume or rates. These are the skills we use when determining how much tile is needed for a new floor, or determining the more economical way to purchase music online – for instance, is it a better deal to buy 24 songs for $7.99, or 50 songs for $10.45?
By making math a priority and finding ways to help your child with math at home and in day-to-day life, you are helping to inspire a love of learning, and a better understanding of math.
Ontario is committed to working with parents, teachers and students to focus on the fundamental skills and concepts of math to help improve students’ performance in math.
For more information and resources on how to help your child with math at home, please visit: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/min_math_strategy.html