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Mrs. Vandervoort’s November News 


November is the month to remember. This month we will pray for the dead and we will remember special people in our lives who have passed away. Children are invited to bring to school a photo of someone they remember. This special person could be a grandparent or other relative, a neighbour or family friend. These photos will be displayed on our prayer table and will be returned at the end of the month. The children have been learning how to pray and I encourage them to pray at home as we prepare for the Season of Advent.


We are also learning about different Saints this month beginning on All Saints’ Day, November 1st. Our focus is on these ordinary people who did extraordinary things while devoting their lives to God in love and service.


Last month we welcomed to our class Miss Klein who is a teaching candidate from Lakehead University. Her teaching block begins November 1st and she will be with us until December.


Remembering Day - Wednesday, November 13

Children will bring to school an item that is attached to a special memory. The item could be a blanket, a stuffed animal, a toy, a souvenir from a trip, a vacation photo or a special gift from someone. Students should be prepared to:

  • Describe the item (what is it?)
  • Explain how the item helps you to remember a place, time or person

Items will come home at the end of the day. This is an oral presentation but some students may want to use notes to help them speak to the class.


Halloween Treats

Please limit the number of Halloween treats in your child’s lunchbox to 1 or 2 each day. Please check for treats that may contain nuts and enjoy these at home.


Scholastic Book Order - due Friday, November 8th. Place your orders and pay online - it’s easy and there is no shipping charge for minimum orders when done online. All orders earn free books and other resources for your child’s class. When you order $30 or more, you can get a free book using the code CLIFFORD (online orders only). If you are purchasing gifts for Christmas, just write a note in the agenda and we can arrange for 

pick-up. 


Take Home Math Bag

This month’s take home bag will contain math activities and games. There is only one required job for homework in the bag. All other activities are optional depending on your child’s interest and the amount of time available. Please ensure that the bag is returned to school the following day as other children are waiting for their turn. Thank you for your cooperation.


November Prayer

Eternal Rest, 
Grant unto them O Lord 

And let perpetual light shine on them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.


PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

It is important for students to have a warm coat, hat and gloves every day. Extra gloves or mitts and socks are also a good idea. You can help to foster your child’s independence by ensuring that he or she can do up coats and put on boots without help. Please make sure all items have your child’s name on them - especially snowpants!


Progress Reports

These will be going home on November 13. Conferences are on the evening of November 14 and during the day on November 15. Please go on School-Day to book your appointment. Students are welcome to attend the conference with their parents to celebrate their learning.

Thank you for your support and involvement in your child’s education.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.


Yours in Catholic Education,

Mrs. Vandervoort