Advent Week #1 and reminders for the upcoming week…


Bonjour chers Parents,
Today we celebrate our First Week of Advent. We encourage you to have your Advent Wreath present in your home to help your child in understanding this special and holy time leading up to Christmas. An Advent family prayer package will be sent home later this week to also help make this Advent season a meaningful one for all.

1. Please send a Current Family Photo as a hard copy and not an email attachment by Wed November 30th.
2. Please return Blue Report Card Folder, Envelope and sign the back as well before the end of this coming week. Keep report card, overview and specialist report.
3. Montre et Raconte: The word needs to be in French.
4. You are all invited to join our Advent Paraliturgy at 11:00 am on Tue Nov 30th.
5. Please remember to always refer to our school Comuniqué for school wide events.
6. The children have been learning about Healthy Eating according to the Canadian Food Guide this past week. They have been learning which foods belong to each of the Four Food
groups and have been participating in many related activities. As a final task, we are going to make a Healthy Soup with items of three of the food groups and eat it towards
the end of the day on Monday December 5th. Mmmm…délicieuse et bonne pour la santé!
We are aking that each student bring in either One Vegetable like a carrot, one celeri stick, one potatoe, zucchine, onion, some corn kernels, some mushrooms etc/One Fruit
to share. The pasta/rice and turkey/chicken with be provided. We will be collected these items any time this week. We will peel and clean items at school as part of lesson.

7. Since we are approaching our 50th day of school in Kindergarten, the KE and KF classes are going to celebrate this day on Tuesday November 30th from 1:30-3:00 pm
by having students in small groups participating in activities related to the 50’s.
We asking the children to come dressed from home in clothing to reflect the 50’s. For example, boys can come in jeans, t-shirts, sun glasses, etc… and the girls can come
skirts, blouses, handkerchief around their neck, short socks and shoes. Refer to the internet for more ideas. You do not need to buy anything for this.

Well, merci beaucoup for catching up with what’s happening in Kindergarten French!

Madame Venetsanos, Madame Loretan et Madame Ziemnicki

A few more reminders!

* The Vancouver Giants came into the school this past week to talk to the students about reading and physical activity. You should have received a booklet that encourages these things. All of the instructions are inside and if you complete the form (over a two week period) with your child, they will earn free tickets to an upcoming Giants game :)

* Photos are due back this upcoming Monday, November 7th. If you would like to keep the photos, please send in the correct amount of money. If you would like re-takes, please indicate this on the form and return the whole package. If you would not like any photos, please still return the entire package.

Merci for keeping up to date with what’s happening at Fatima!

Oh la la, c’est novembre!

Chers Parents,
It’s hard to believe that we are already in November!
A big thank-you to Mr. Giannotti for setting up the cork strip on our wall in the Kindergarten hallway to allow us to easily display the students’ work! Merci!

Reminders for this week:
1. Tue Nov. 8 at 11:00 -Please join us for the Remembrance Day Paraliturgy. Students are encouraged to bring $1 to buy a poppy.
2. Wed Nov. 9 -Hot Lunch-Non Uniform Day, 80’s dress up theme.
3. Thurs Nov. 10 -Litterless lunch, students are to try to ONLY use Reusable containers. You are all doing such a great job with this already. We are very impressed! Bravo!
4. Fri Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day- NO SCHOOL43b755216fb53ebc3ff9b372189e882d[1]
Please pause in a moment of silence with your family to honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 1,500,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Merci Beaucoup!
Mme Venetsanos, Mme Loretan et Mme Ziemnicki