PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE – DECEMBER
December 1, 2014
It is hard to believe that the first term is behind us, and we are now embarking on the final month of 2014 and our second school term! Given how the first three months in term one turned out, I am certain that the remaining months will be just as positive.
Term one ended like it does every year, with the distribution of report cards. The students should be extremely proud of all that they accomplished throughout the first term. They can hold their heads high, as they all took steps in the direction of personal growth. I would like to encourage them to persevere, and keep putting forth the effort required to achieve their personal best in the months to come. I would also like to thank our parent(s)/guardian(s) for all of their work and support throughout the first term. Educating children definitely is a team effort! If you were unable to stop by and discuss your child’s progress during the scheduled Parent/Teacher Interview nights, please feel free to contact the staff at any point in time.
While the school year is well underway, and the students are deeply involved in their school work, we always manage to find the time to squeeze in some activities that not only coincide with curricular goals, but promote the development of positive character traits. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to the many events and activities planned this month that do just that. From the Christmas Hamper Campaign to the Christmas Concert, we have much to enjoy over the next few weeks. A list of the upcoming events and dates is included below.
As you walk through the hallways and classrooms, extensive learning and holiday activities are in full swing. I hope that you can find the time to plan some activities to enjoy as a family this holiday season too. One thing I have learned as both an educator and parent is that children cherish, and are thankful for, the special memories linked to holidays and time spent together as a family. The following passage taken from one of my favorite holiday books, reminds us of the true nature of the holidays.
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling: How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas”, he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.” “Maybe Christmas…perhaps…
means a little bit more!”
From all of us at Carseland School, we wish you and your family a joyful holiday season.
December 1st – 5th - CHRISTMAS HAMPER CAMPAIGN
Monday, December 1 – canned goods & glass jar goods
(fruit, vegetables, ham, baked beans, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, cranberries, peanut butter, Cheese Whiz, syrup, etc.)
Tuesday, December 2 – dry goods
(stuffing, pasta, cereal, rice, pancake mix, etc.)
Wednesday, December 3 – desserts
(Jello, pudding, cookies, etc.)
Thursday, December 4 – beverages
(hot chocolate, tea, coffee, 1 litre Tetra juices, etc.)
Friday, December 5 – hygiene products
(toilet paper, bar soap, laundry soap, dish soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, brushes/combs, etc.)
Other items that will be graciously accepted on any day include the following: toys, mitts, books, games, slippers, bath/shower items, blankets, DVDs, CDs, pajamas, puzzles, baby clothes, socks, paints & brushes, LEGO
December 15th - UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY
December 17th – CHRISTMAS CONCERT (1:30 pm & 7:00 pm)
December 18th – PAJAMA DAY