Dear Families, It’s been a very busy, yet productive week of rehearsals in preparation for our Holiday Concert and upcoming Empathy Assembly!  Students have been working hard on their public speaking and performing skills.  I am very proud of their efforts!

Holiday Concert:
Thank you to all the staff, students, and families for attending and sharing your smiles during our heartfelt performances (day and evening show).  It was a true joy seeing Kindergarten to Grade 4 students perform with such enthusiasm, poise, and spirit!  

A special thank you to Mr. Morin our music teacher for organizing and teaching my students “Jingle Bells” on the recorder and singing "It’s Beginning to Look A lot like Christmas."  My class is certainly surrounded with beautiful musicians and singers!!

Addy & Parker:
A special thank you to Addy and Parker for their amazing work on being the MC’s for this year’s concert!  It was a big responsibility and they stepped up to the occasion.  You both represent…
Dear Families,

It was our first snow day of the school year.  I hope everyone is safe on the roads and has a wonderful weekend!  Enjoy playing out in the snow with your loved ones!  It looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend for outdoor play!  

World Ski Cross Riglet Program: The Ski Cross World Cup is coming back to Blue Mountain on January 23 - 26th 2019!  This year, Ski Cross and Blue Mountain would like to bring kids in grade 2 and 3 to Blue Mountain to participate in the Burton Riglet Program and meet some of this year's Ski Cross World Cup Athletes!  The Burton Riglet Program is a fun and engaging program for kids that allows them to try snowboarding in a gymnasium.   

Good news!  There is NO COST for our students.  Simply, fill out, sign, and return the permission form by December 14th.  We're really looking forward to this neat experience coming our way!
Supporting Barbara Weider House:
On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of having a volunteer come into our class …
Dear Families, We’re soon into the month of December if you can believe that!  It’s been a winter wonderland this week and I’m happy students are dressed warmly and cozily to enjoy playing out in the snow!  They're really enjoying building snow forts and giant snowballs!  The intermediates have built a gigantic one!
As always, staff and students showed excellent spirit for the courage assembly today dressing up in their GREEN attire to help promote and keep our planet green and clean!  Our school's green team did an excellent job delivering their message to reduce, reuse, and recycle EVERYDAY! Together, we can help KEEP our planet healthy!

Character Recognition Assembly: Today, we had our third character recognition assembly to celebrate November’s character trait of Courage – “We do the right thing, even when it’s difficult.”Congratulations to our recipients Karson and Allison.  I am so proud of you both for striving to be the best you can BE in and out of the classroom.  Continu…
Dear Families,
It was wonderful meeting with all my students' families this week.  Thank you for taking the time to attend and help celebrate and enjoy all your child's achievements thus far in the school year!

I am extremely proud of each student as they clearly, confidently, and calmly led his or her conference by sharing their self-assessment (Progress Report), personal goals, and their "Star" and "Arrow" pieces of work.  It was their chance to shine and they certainly lit up our hearts and minds!

Throughout the conferences, I experienced some heart-warming moments with parents and I really appreciate and value all your positive and constructive feedback.  I will use it to continue to provide my best as an educator for your child's academic, social, and behavioural needs.  Meeting the needs of my students is of utmost importance to me and I will always work hard to ensure they receive a compassionate, caring, and safe environment to learn in.  

Again, t…