Monday, 24 October 2016

Important information about Halloween, canned food drive and more...



Team Hummingbird visited Mrs. Cianci in the the learning commons today.  Every student borrowed one library book of his/her choice and received his/her own library bag which will act as their library card for the entire school year (NO bag = No book).  Please ensure that your child returns his/her library book and bag on or before Monday of each week.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Halloween - 

On Monday, October 31st students will have the opportunity to wear their Halloween costume at school.  Please read the following letter for more information.
 October 24, 2016
Dear Kindergarten Families,

We are looking forward to celebrating Halloween with our Kindergarten classes. This year, students are able to wear a Halloween costume to school. We can't wait to see the creativity and Halloween spirit! We have a few guidelines to make the day a success.

  • Students are asked to wear their costume on top of their clothing
  • Students must be able to be independent in their costumes (i.e go to the bathroom, move freely, participate in regular program)
  • The school board has banned scary clowns for Halloween this year
  • We will be asking students to remove their costumes at 11:00 am before we go for outdoor play to avoid getting costumes dirty/wet or losing parts
  • We are asking that any accessories,weapons, and masks be left at home.
  • If costumes cannot fit in student backpacks with their lunchboxes, please send an additional bag so that we can send them home
  • If students don’t have a costume, they can wear orange and/or black

    Also we would like to remind parents that due to food allergies and food sensitivities in our classroom, we kindly ask that you NOT send edible food treats to share on this day.  

Thank you for your participation. We are looking forward to a great day!

Your partners in education,
The Kindergarten Team 

We Scare Hunger - Canned Food Drive

Team Hummingbird is excited to participate in this year's canned food drive organized by our school's Social Justice Club.  Please read the following letter for more information:

Hello Georges Vanier Community, 

We Scare Hunger
The Social Justice Club members have been busy organizing for the start of the Georges Vanier's annual "We Scare Hunger Food Drive" from Monday Oct 24th until Tues November 1st. Last year, our food drive was very successful with a collection of 900 food items for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Our goal this year is to meet and potentially exceed that amount! We hope you can help us to reach our goal! Should you wish to contribute, please send in any non-perishable food items to the school over the next week. 

Winter Clothing Drive
As the weather turns colder, many of us are sorting through our winter clothing. Please take note that Georges Vanier will be holding their Winter Clothing Drive from Thursday Nov 3rd until Friday Nov 11th. Last year's clothing drive was extremely successful as we were able distribute many warm winter clothing items to members of the Kanata community in need, as well as to children in schools within the Ottawa area. If you have gently used snowsuits, jackets, socks, mitts and hats that you no longer need (in any size - baby to adult), please send them in and we will be happy to collect and distribute these items to those in need.

We thank you in advance for your continued generosity in helping our school community and beyond!
Last but not least...Outdoor play and the colder weather
 Kindergarten students are outside daily for a minimum of 10-15 minutes every morning before the 9:05am start of day bell and again for 30 minutes before lunch.  
We would like to encourage all Kindergarten students to be sure to dress for outdoor play no matter what the weather and to remember that the weather can change throughout the day.  We recommend that as we move forward into November and chilly fall days that all students have hats and mittens with them every day.  
We would also like to request that Kindergarten students NOT be sent to school with gloves if they are not able to put them on quickly and independently.  Little fingers often find gloves tricky, frustrating and COLD.  Mittens are always a better choice for school!  Thank you! 



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