Mrs. Vandervoort's Grade 1 Class

April News
Updated April 12, 2021

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Google Classroom

Please login to Google Classroom to make sure that your child has access. We want to deal with any issues now in the event that we are instructed to pivot to remote learning. Your child’s login information can be found in the agenda.

We are sending home all personal belongings with students on April 9. If your child is not at school that day, please arrange to pick up your child’s bag outside of the main doors.

Season of Lent

During the season of Lent, we have been studying examples of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We have been looking at some of the events in Jesus’ life, listening to stories He told and we will be learning about Holy Week. We will be viewing a virtual presentation of the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday.


Thank you for reading with your child at home weekly using the PMeCollection. Our goal remains to look at new reading material twice a week at school. We will continue with spelling tests on Fridays. Students are encouraged to play Prodigy at home once a week for extra practice developing the skills we are working on at school. We will continue to learn spelling words during remote learning, however, there will not be weekly spelling tests.

Pick a Poem 

April is National Poetry Month. As part of their Oral Communication mark, students will pick a poem to memorize at the beginning of the month to recite. In the event that we find ourselves doing remote learning, parents will do a video recording of the recitation and submit through Google Classroom or via email. This assignment is to be submitted by April 30th. Please help your child to choose a poem. It can be any kind of poem (rhyming, not rhyming, nursery rhyme, etc.). More information and a marking rubric is posted in the Google Classroom stream. 

Scholastic Book Order

Check out the digital flyers and order online. Get free delivery to your home when you place an order of $40 or more. Help us to earn extra resources for our class by using code RC237171.

Mask Etiquette, Hand Sanitizer, Extra Clothing

Upon our return to school, all students are required to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors (except when eating). Parents must ensure that masks fit properly and cover both nose and mouth. A recurring problem continues to be masks sliding down under the nose. This is a concern given the more contagious variant of the virus that is in our region. Please help to protect all of our families by ensuring that masks have a nose piece and fit properly. 

If you are sending personal hand sanitizer to school with your child, please note that it must contain 70% alcohol and it must be unscented. If it does not meet these criteria, it will be sent home. 

Please ensure children have a change of clothes in their backpack so that we don’t have to call home when they need to change. Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support.

Wishing you a joyous Easter Season!

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