As summer nears and we think about packing up our classrooms, tuck away our books, pens and memories, the staff at Monsignor Haller School are reflective over the past year.
We are giving you back your child. The same child you entrusted to our care last fall. We will be giving him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature then he was then. Thank you for supporting us and trusting us to take care of your children. We feel honoured and excited knowing that we played a part in their learning and their becoming more responsible citizens.
So, as we get ready for the long, hot days of summer….be sure to spend as much time as you can with your children this summer. Actually play. Go fishing. Catch frogs. And eat ice cream together. Read to them, let them read to you. Let them get dirty, and then swim in a pool, or jump into a lake. Enjoy these moments; these are the memories they will remember.
It’s been another wonderful year of great kids.
See our Haller family back here on September 3rd!
Often, this time of year brings parents asking us “what can we do at home over the summer with our kids?” As a staff, we have identified areas that we are concentrating on for consistency, that are easily transferable to home as well. If you have a few minutes each day, here are some things you can expect to be introduced to your child(ren) or reviewed, that you can practice over the summer break in preparation for the next school year:
LEARNING READINESS PRACTICE SKILLS:
Print name (first/last initial)
Page orientation (left, right, top and bottom)
Correct letter formation (distinguishing upper versus lowercase letters)
Letter recognition of all 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters
Letter sound knowledge of the 26 letters in the alphabet
Pencil and scissor grip
Reading simple, patterned picture books
Grade 1 and 2 Student Expectations Are:
In addition to the above: reading emergent and increasingly difficult texts
Counting; skip counting; addition and subtraction; practice using money in real life situations (paying for an item at the store and counting and receiving change)
Junior / Intermediate:
As content and expectations increase in the curriculum, students are expected to work to the best of their ability and to display a sense of pride in their efforts and accomplishments. (There is an understanding that there are exceptions to all rules and that decisions will be made with the best interests of students in mind).
Review of mathematics concepts; practice with money; and communication and describing their thinking in relation to books/math/science
Reading over the summer is the most important skill students are encouraged to keep up with; even 20 minutes a day will keep reading and comprehension skills sharp
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!:
Thank you to this year’s School Council! We enjoyed a year of getting to know each other, meeting, planning and learning for the benefit of ALL our students! If you wish to be a part of this group next year, we can always use a helping hand. If you are worried about committing, there are lots of other ways to get involved.
Please consider it as a wonderful chance to get to know other parents in the school which will continue to build the community building efforts at Haller! Thank you again for your continued efforts and commitment to Haller!
June 25th: Report Cards Go Home
World Cup Soccer (25th-27th)
June 28th : Last Day of School