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Movie Marathon at CCVI!

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movie nightThe Grade 12 Business Leadership class will be running a fundraiser event for a charity of their choice.  

The event will be a movie marathon on Saturday, January 10th, 2015, and will consist of family-friendly movies from 11:45 am - 10:30 pm.

Please click on the link below for more details.

CCVI Movie Marathon

Tickets are $7 / person or 2 people for $10.  You can also purchase tickets in advance by emailing john.hood@ugdsb.on.ca.

 

Mad Science is coming to WWPS!

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Students and teacher in science classThe Mad Science Extra-curricular Program is coming to Westminster Woods!

Watch for the registration information on January 13th, 2015!

Please click on the link below for more detail!

 Mad Science Flyer

For more information, please contact us:

519-621-0600 x 28/23

chantelle@madscience.on.ca

stephanie@madscience.on.ca

www.hamilton.madscience.org

Holiday Assembly Schedule

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singersWe will be having holiday performances and carols beginning on Monday, December 15th at 2 pm.   Due to the growing size of our school, we are inviting 2 guests per child to watch the festivities.  Please find the date and time of your child's performance by locating your child's teacher in the schedule.

Thank you for your support!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Library News!

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Stack of booksFrom our library:

With the chill that is setting in outside, it’s a perfect time to find a cozy spot in your home to share a great book with your child/ren. After school, before bed, on lazy weekend mornings...there are lots of great times to settle in and enjoy the magic of reading together.

Our library is now in full swing with lots of new books arriving each week and exciting events running during recesses. Our library is almost always buzzing with students and teachers reading fabulous books, collaborating, doing research, creating projects, exploring at our spark table, etc. We were so happy to invite families into our library during the Book Fair. It was a huge success. We even surpassed our goal of $3000.00. Thank you for supporting the growth of our library!

Library Time at our School:
Every class visits our library once a week on a specific day that is part of the Day 1 to 5 cycle. Our kindergarten students take out 1 book each week. Students in grades 1 to 8 are encouraged to take out 2 new books each week. We hope that you’ve seen lots of great books coming home. We have so many fabulous books to explore.

Tips for Remembering your Library Day:
Around this time of the year, as the schedule changes due to holidays and PA Days, we find that several students forget to bring their books back on their library day. This often means that they miss the chance to sign-out new books. We’ve compiled a few tips to help with this:

• A copy of this letter and the Day 1-5 calendar was sent home about a week ago (on the other side of the Book Fair note). Highlight or circle your child’s library days. If you have more than one child at our school, use a different colour for each child. You could also copy this information onto a home calendar. The calendar can be found online here: http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/article.aspx?id=2962
• Keep your library books in a designated spot in your house. Always use this one spot for school library books. This way, it’s easy to grab them on your library day.
• Make a sticky note about your child/ren's library day(s) and post it near your coats and backpacks or exit.

A few more Library Logistics:  
Overdue Books: Books become overdue after they have been signed out for 2 weeks. If you and your child would like to hold onto a book for more than 2 weeks, please encourage your child to come and renew it at our library.
Lost Books: When a student has lost a book, we allow some initial time for us all to do a good hunt: in the library, in the classroom and at home. If the book still cannot be found, a “Lost Book” notice is sent home requesting a donation towards the replacement of the book. A donation is encouraged to help instil ownership for our library collection, but it is completely voluntary. A record of the donation is kept so that a refund can be issued when the book is found.

Thanks for reading! As always, if you'd like to contact me, please do: sara.furnival@ugdsb.on.ca.

Ms. Furnival
Your TL @ The Woods


Book Fair is Coming!

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Book FairPlease join us Thursday and Friday at our Scholastic Book Fair Family Events

Class Previews (no sales):

During the daytime on Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014


Sales begin at our two family events on:

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm

AND

Friday, Nov. 22st, 2014 from 9:00 to 12:00


Sales continue the following week from Monday to Wednesday.

Final sales are on Wednesday, Nov. 26th during first break.


Would you like to volunteer? These are the times when we need some help. Please let me know if you can join us.

• Thursday evening (3:30 - 7:30)
• Friday morning (9:00 - 12:00)
• Monday - AM (9:00 - 12:00)
• Monday - PM (12:00 - 3:00)
• Tuesday - AM (10:45 - 11:30)
• Tuesday - PM (1:10 - 1:50)
• Wednesday - AM Recess (10:45 - 11:30)

Please send me an e-mail sara.furival@ugdsb.on.ca or note in your child(s) agenda with the times that you are free.

World Diabetes Day Assemblies

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dnaOn Friday, November 14, 2014, we will be having two, World Diabetes Day Assemblies.  Grades 1-3 will attend the 9:00 am assembly and Grades 4 - 8 will attend the 9:30 am.  Parents are most welcome!

 

Please wear blue and donate a toonie ($2.00) to support JDRF in finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 to Type none!

Remembrance Day Assemblies

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PoppiesOn Tuesday, November 11th we will be holding two services for Remembrance Day. Mr. Scott's Grade 5 Class will be leading these services. Our grade 1 to 4 classes will attend at 10:00 a.m. and our grades 5 to 8 classes will attend at 12:00 p.m. At this time we'd like to invite our parents and family members to join either service in honour of our fallen soldiers. It would be important to meet in the gymnasium about 15 minutes before each service begins. The services will be identical.   For our kindergarten students, they will be having a special visit from students in Mr. Scott's class throughout the day.
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