Message from Heather Knight

Dear Parents,

Thank you to those that joined me Thursday morning for the Reading Development in the Early Years parent coffee. I hope you walked away with a better understanding of reading development and our program, as well as some useful ways to help your young reader. A great additional resource is the Nightly Reading homework: Best Practice for Parents video. You can access this by clicking here. (Please note you will need a VPN.)

Your child’s teacher is always the best source of information specific to your child’s individual progress. I am always happy to speak to you regarding child development and literacy. If you are looking for further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Heather Knight

ECE Vice Principal

Weekly Update: Jan. 29-Feb. 2

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

We are very excited to welcome a new student to our class this Thursday—Joseph from South Korea!

CLASS & INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS: Our class photo, taken last week, is available for purchase online through February 10.  (See post below for more details.)

CHINESE NEW YEAR PERFORMANCE: Grade One will be presenting a Chinese New Year assembly organized by the grade one Mandarin teachers. The assembly will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 13. All parents are invited! (Note: On Tuesday, February 13, students may come to school wearing traditional Chinese dress or red clothing to represent good luck in the New Year.)

MYSTERY READER/PARENT SHARING: Sign-up Genius and more information coming soon!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30—Library
  • Monday, Feb. 5Classroom Library Books Due
  • Monday, Feb. 5—Library
  • Friday, Feb. 9—Library
  • Monday, Feb. 12Classroom Library Books Due
  • Monday, Feb. 12-Wednesday, Feb. 14—NO ASAs
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13—Chinese New Year Assembly (10:00-10:30 am in the ECE Gym)
  • Feb. 15-25—NO SCHOOL (Chinese New Year Holiday)
  • Monday, Feb. 26—School resumes
  • ** If your child will be leaving early or returning late from the Chinese New Year Holiday, please email me (as well as ECE Transportation) to let us know. Thank you! **

Reading Development Through the Early Years

Join ECE Vice Principal, Heather Knight, in exploring reading development in children from two to seven years old, literacy instruction at the ECE, and how you can support developing readers of any age at home.  Please RSVP by Jan. 30. Confirmations will be sent on Jan. 31. Sessions can accommodate 36 participants with a minimum of 8 participants. Use the links below to sign up for a session:

10:00 am Session

5:00 pm Session

Weekly Update: Jan. 22-26

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

PHOTO(S) OF ART: Our new unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves, is focused around the central idea “Humans express their creativity through art.” Please send in a photo (or photos) of art from your home country, any art your family has in your home, or any art that your child or family has a connection with (this could include a favorite piece from a famous artist or a special piece of art your child created.) Thanks very much to the families who have already sent in pictures!

CLASS & INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS: Our class photo, taken last week, is now available for purchase online (see post below for more details!)

MAIN CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE: This Thursday at 10:00 am, the Main Campus is hosting an Open House for parents of students who will be in Grade Two and Grade One next year. This session offers parents the opportunity to ask any questions about the transition to the Main Campus next year. (See post below for more details!)

CHINESE NEW YEAR PERFORMANCE: Grade One will be presenting a Chinese New Year assembly organized by the grade one Mandarin teachers. The assembly will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 13. All parents are invited! (Note: On Tuesday, February 13, students may come to school wearing traditional Chinese dress or red clothing to represent good luck in the New Year.)

MYSTERY READER/PARENT SHARING: I am almost done setting up a SignUp Genius to allow parents to sign up as mystery readers and/or have the opportunity to come into the classroom and share an area of expertise with the class. Thank you for your patience. More information coming in the next few weeks!

IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Tuesday, Jan. 23ECE Family Music Night at 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, Jan. 24—Library
    • Wednesday, Jan. 24—Scholastic Book Orders Due
    • Thursday, Jan. 25—K & G1 Parent Open House at 10:00 am on Main Campus (see post below for more information.)
    • Monday, Jan. 29—Classroom Library Books Due
    • Tuesday, Jan. 30Library
    • Monday, Feb. 5—Classroom Library Books Due
    • Tuesday, Feb. 13—Chinese New Year Assembly (10:00-10:30 am in the ECE Gym)
    • Feb. 15-25—NO SCHOOL (Chinese New Year Holiday)
    • Monday, Feb. 26—School resumes
  • ** If your child will be leaving early or returning late from the Chinese New Year Holiday, please email me (as well as ECE Transportation) to let us know. Thank you! **

Weekly Update: Jan. 15-19

HAPPY 2018, FIRST GRADE FAMILIES!

Last week we had a wonderful time sharing all of our exciting adventures that took place over Winter Break. We are also thrilled to welcome a new student to our class—Matthew from the USA!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

SESSION TWO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (ASAs): Session Two of ASAs will run from Jan. 15-March 28, 2018. (There will be no ASAs from February 12-23 or on March 22.) Please be sure to pick your child up at their ASA location at 4:00 pm.

CLASSROOM LIBRARY BOOKS: As you know, students are able to borrow three “just right” classroom library books each week, that come home in a blue zippy pouch. Please make sure that these books are returned on Monday mornings, so students are able to pick more books to keep until the next Monday.  

MYSTERY READER/PARENT SHARING: I am in the process of setting up a SignUp Genius to allow parents to sign up as mystery readers and/or have the opportunity to come into the classroom and share an area of expertise with the class. More information coming soon!

I am finally catching up on photos from earlier in the year! October and November photos have been added… more to come soon!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Monday, Jan. 15—Session 2 After School Activities (ASAs) begin
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16—Passport Club
  • Thursday, Jan. 18—Library
  • Monday, Jan. 22 Classroom Library books due
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23ECE Family Music Night at 5:00 pm (see post below for more information!)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24—Library
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13—Chinese New Year Assembly (see post below for more information!)
  • Feb. 15-25—NO SCHOOL (Chinese New Year Holiday)
  • Monday, Feb. 26—School resumes