Saturday, 20 October 2018

Police Check

Police check

We just wanted to let you know that providing you have already
(or have by Thursday) applied for the “vulnerable sector police check”
you are very welcome to volunteer with us for the Nature Walk.
We have been notified that there is a long back log in getting these
completed. Therefore, as long as your application is in we will have you
fill out a quick form here at the school before our outing on Thursday
October 25th. We are asking parents to arrive for 12:45 so that we can
explain the afternoon's events before the students come in from recess.
Please meet at the front office.
If you already have a police check, the office needs a copy of that report.
You can email it to: volunteers@ocsb.ca


*For future thought, if you are planning on volunteering at any other
time of the school year, you will need to allow enough time for the
police check to be completed in order to attend.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Character and showing GRIT

Today we talked about our character and some of the things that we want to work on at school (learning goals for the year).  We also talked about how learning is hard work but that we grow as learners when we face challenges and struggles.  We watched a short video (link below) about GRIT!  Students were able to make a lot of connections with the video!


Friday, 10 August 2018

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome to Grade 3D!!!


 I am so excited to begin a new school year and I look forward to meeting all of our new grade 3 students on Tuesday September 4th!

On the first day of school, the students will be getting to know each other, myself and their new learning environment.

The focus of our first week of school will be on establishing routines, developing strategies that will help enhance our learning environment and classroom culture as well as getting to know each other a little better.
Please keep an eye out on the first day of school for our Classroom Newsletter, verification form, technology agreement, school calendar and concussion protocol, etc.  A lot of important information will be going home on the first day of school!

Student Agendas will also be coming home on the first day of school.  Please look through the agenda for more detailed information regarding school policies and procedures.  The Agenda will be an important communication tool throughout the school year.

Allergy Alert

In our classroom this year we have the following life threatening allergies.  Please check all food items carefully when packing food for school.

Walnut Allergy and Seafood Allergy



IMPORTANT DATES:

September 4th, 2018 - First Day of School - Class Lists will be posted outside by 8:45 a.m.

August 28th - Cash Online open for Pizza, Milk and Activity Fee orders and payments
September 11th - Last day to order Pizza, Milk and pay Activity Fees
September 17th - Milk and Pizza Programs begin this week
September 20th, 2018 - Meet the Teacher Night begins @ 6:30 p.m.

Home School Communication

On our classroom blog, there are a variety of links.  Please explore and have fun learning!  I will also post our weekly WWWs and a link to our homework once it gets started.  Homework and WWWs will also go home in the agendas and in a Homework Duotang each week.  On the right hand side of our classroom blog (you may need to scroll down some) you will find our Classroom Twitter Feed.  If you have Twitter, you can follow our learning and daily happenings by searching our Twitter Handle @lcaluori or if you do not have a Twitter account, you can still view everything we do via the live Twitter Feed on our Blog.

Also, please feel free to call me at the school or write me a note in your child's agenda.  I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I hope to meet many of you on the first day of school and to those that I don't get a chance to speak to, I will be making a phone call home to introduce myself in the next week or two.

I look forward to working with you this year to ensure your child has a successful school year.

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Caluori

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

End of the Year!

Image result for end of the school yearI just wanted to say a great big thank you to all of the students and families in Grade 3D this school year!  What a fantastic year it was.  All of the children progressed and shined brightly this year.  I am so proud of all of you and have the utmost confidence that you are ready for your new learning adventures in Grade 4.  

I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of the parents and families that were so supportive this year.  It really takes a village and this year was a successful school year because of the wonderful teamwork between home and school. 
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As amazing as this school year was, I am sure you are all ready for a little bit of sunshine and Summer fun.  

I look forward to seeing you all grow, learn and take on some leadership roles as you enter the junior grades.  

Be sure to come visit me in the Blue Pod!!!

I will miss you all and look forward to seeing you all back in September.

I am so proud of all of you!

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Caluori

Friday, 8 June 2018

Upper Canada Village


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Volunteers!

We are getting close to the Grade 3 End of Year trip to Upper Canada Village!!  Thank you to everyone who is able to volunteer.  We could not do trips like this without your help so thank you again.

If you have signed up to volunteer, you will receive a note in your child's agenda this week.  There will be two names of volunteers that will be pulled in our raffle to ride the bus and have their entrance fee paid.  All other volunteers will be required to drive or carpool to Upper Canada Village.  Please let me know when you can, if you will be meeting us at the school and following the buses up or if you will be meeting us at the park.

All volunteers will receive a list of students who will be in their group the morning of our field trip. Some groupings will be small, so feel free to join with other parents and create some larger groupings. Once we enter the park and get organized into our groups, we recommend taking a tour of the Village Gift Shop first thing and if students brought money they can either choose what they plan to buy or make their purchases first thing while the shop is quiet.  The Gift Shop is very busy towards the latter part of the afternoon and students may not have enough time to shop and purchase if it is too close to the time we will be getting on the bus.

Volunteers will receive a Park Map and will accompany their group around the park.  You will be able to tour the park at your own pace and visit each area of the park in the order you choose.  We will give a suggested lunch time, but the timing is ultimately decided by the group. We will also let all groups know the end of day meeting time and place and ask that volunteers ensure their groups are at the bus for departure and attendance.

Other important Information...

We recommend that if students choose to bring money for small purchases, we ask that it is a small amount and that they have a safe place to carry and store their money.

Students are to bring a packed lunch, sun hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and footwear.

If you are planning on driving to the park with your child or planning on driving your child home from the park, please let me know so I can record their attendance accurately.

We are looking forward to a wonderful and educational trip on Thursday, June 21st!  Should any additional information need to be passed along, I will post all info on our class blog.  Please write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any other questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful sunny weekend!!

Mrs. Caluori

Check out the link below:

Upper Canada Village Website Link

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