Joyeuse Halloween tout le monde! Catch up on what’s happening this coming week at Fatima and in KF!


-This Monday, October 31/16 it will be a Non Uniform Day! Students are encouraged to wear black and orange for the Pumpkin Boot Camp at 11:00.
After lunch, the students can change into their costume and enjoy a fun afternoon. Please remember that your child will not have too much time to change so please send a simple costume that can just be put on top of clothes (if possible), no masks, no makeup and no accessories which can get lost. Please do not send any treats.

-A reminder about the Cahier de Devoirs which has started coming home. Students are to complete in Pencil and coloring with crayons. No Felts and they have one week to complete it.
-November 1, All Saints Day will also be a Litterless Lunch Assembly at 11:00. Continue to do as many of you are already doing, that is, no juice boxes, refillable water bottles, reusable sandwich containers etc. You are already ahead and are respecting our theme, “Caring for our Common Home”
-November 2, All Souls Day
-November 3 and 4th, Book Fair in the church basement: Do Not send any money to school. Please go with your child after school if you want to buy any books. There will be some French books too.
-Remembrance Day Assembly will be on Tuesday, November 8th at 11:00 am in the gym. You are most welcome to join us.
-No School on Friday, Nov. 11th and No school on Monday Nov 14th as is will be Pro-D day. Enjoy the extra long weekend.

A reminder to send in our Parent/Teacher reflection form completed by date indicated.

Merci for catching up and staying informed.

Mme Venetsanos et Mme Loretan

Weekly Reminders

This past week, the KF class has been working on forming the letter O and they have been learning words that begin with this letter. The list is as follows: des oeufs, des oiseaux, un oeil, des orteils, des ongles, une orange, un ours, un ourson, un oignon, une oreille, des os.
A hard copy will be sent home tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will starting “Le Temps de se relâcher” (Time to relax -Quiet Time) from 1:00-1:15.
If you have already sent a small blanket/towel labeled with your child’s name clearly written, thank-you. Please remember to send one tomorrow if you have not yet done so. This will be a time to quiet the mind, reflect, rest, re-energize and refocus. There will either be quiet, meditative music playing, yoga exercises or simply just looking at/reading books.

Parent/Teacher conferences Wednesday October 26/16:
Your child will be bringing home a blue form letter which will indicate your scheduled time. Please be punctual and remember that your child is not required to attend.

Merci Beaucoup!
Mme Venetsanos, Mme Loretan et Mme Ziemnicki

Classroom News

Chers Parents
Mrs. Pizzolato will be our classroom photographier for the school year. Whenever you take a picture of your child and of our students from KF at any school event, please feel free to email it to her at She will begin to compile a portfolio of our students for school purposes.

Tomorrow your child will be bringing home a notebook with homework to complete. It is called a “Cahier de devoirs” your child is to complete the work enclosed as independently as possible. You may assist in re-explaining the instructions. We will request that it is returned completed within two school days. For example, if homework is given on a Monday, it is to be completed by Wednesday. The purpose of this is to give your child more opportunities to practice the skills learned in class.

We are also going to begin “Le Temps de se relâcher” (Time to relax -Quiet Time) next Monday from 1:00-1:15.
Please send a small blanket/towel labeled with your child’s name clearly written. It will be a time to quiet the mind, reflect, rest and refocus. There will either be quiet, meditative music playing, yoga exercises or simply just looking at /reading books.

Mme V et Mme L

Weekly Reminders

Chers Parents,

Tuesday Oct 18 is Photo Day!
Please remember to send your child dressed in full uniform, just like he/she expected to be dressed when attendiour school Masses. They need to be wearing their school sweater.

Wednesday Oct 19 is Hot Lunch! It will be a Non-uniform day. Your child should come dressed in Fall colors. There will also be an Earthquake Drill. Procedures will be explained in class.

Thursday Oct 20 The Great BC Shake Out. All schools in BC participate in this earthquake drill.

Friday Oct 21 Pro-D Day
No School

Merci Mme V et Mme L

Taves Applebarn Family Farm Fieldtrip Thursday, Oct. 13/16






Kindergarten French’s Fieldtrip at
Taves Applebarn Family Farm
Thursday, Oct. 13th
What an exciting and educational experience at Taves Family Farm in Abbotsford!
The children had so much fun and they learned briefly about the cycle
of apples, pollination and making apple cider. Selecting their own pumpkin and
going on a hayride were just a few of the highlights of the day. A sincere
thanks to all our Parent Drivers who dedicated their entire day to ensure
everyone was safe. We could not have done it without your support. Merci!

Taves Family Farm-Thursday Oct. 13/16

Chers Parents,

Our very first field trip is soon approaching, in just 3 sleeps!

Below you will find some Very Important information for all, especially for our parent volunteers. You will receive a hard copy with info sent from Taves Farm as it is too large to attach as a file.

A. Parent volunteer list

1. Coelho  2. Giannelli

3. Fonseca(D’souza)  4.Lee

5. Lodewyke  6. Pizzolato

7. Rivas       8. Si        9. Kim

10.  Ha

B. Weather forecast is calling for wind and rain so please dress your child accordingly. No umbrellas!

C. Please send your child with a PlasticPre-Labelled bag with permanent marker for their pumpkin

D. Parent drivers see driving directions and park in Parking Lot A or C.

E. There will be 4 students assigned to one adult who will be responsible to closely supervise. PLEASE NO CELL PHONES during the entire trip  which means from the time we leave the school to when we return. Our students’ safety is our priority!

We will meet as a whole group at the INFO BOOTH when we arrive.

PS. In future please send exact money in cash/cheque payable to Our Lady of Fatima School for fieldtrip at the time of returning permission form. This helps us out a lot.

Merci Beaucoup!

Madame Venetsanos and Madame Loretan





Taves Applebarn field trip and Walkathon


October 2/16
Thank you to all parents who have emailed me informing me that they are able to help out with either the field trip to Taves Farm or the Walkathon. All positions have now been filled.  The following parents will be driving to Taves Farm:

Coelho, Gianelli, Park (Yena Kim), Lee, Lodewyke, Pizzolato, Si and Rivas. Please advise if there is any change.

All parents will have an opportunity to volunteer.

If you have volunteered to drive, please ensure that the office has the following forms from you:

Driver’s Abstract
Criminal Record Check
Insurance Forms

* Our annual Walkathon is coming up this week on Friday, October 7th. Children are encouraged to raise $65 for a Walkathon T-shirt that they may wear on the day.

*Our theme this month has been Safety and Apples. The students will be learning about the lifecycle of an apple and will be participating in a variety of activities to enhance their learning. I am asking each child to bring in one apple before Wednesday Oct 5th  as we will be making apple sauce and serving it with vanilla ice cream.  We will also be making fun apple prints!  If you have a crockpot to lend us let Madame Venetsanos know. Merci

*The letter studied last week was “T” Please help your child practise the vocabulary words sent home.