Sunday, 27 September 2020



Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year!

Week 3 
  We are fully back in the swing of school! It feels like we never had that break. There are still some very big differences: everyone washes their hands before entering and leaving the school and the classroom, I have to record who has left and where they went, I have to record who has entered the classroom, we still aren't allowed gym equipment, we spend a lot more time outside, and we have to remain in our seats at all times. 
     This week is calling for rain. It is extremely hot in our classroom and with the humidity it gets worse. I have no idea what indoor recess will look like but if it is at all possible we will be going outside each day. Please ensure your child is dressed in layers and is prepared to go outside even in a light sprinkle. 
We have two events this week, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, we will be talking about Residental Schools and the effect they had on our First Nations People, students are asked to wear orange that day; we will also be learning about Terry Fox and the incredible feat he undertook in the fight against cancer. We will be as a class doing our  own run during a good weather time this week. Our school will not be doing the traditional fundraiser as we are not allowed to accept money in the office due to Covid. If you would like to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation you may do so online.
Language:  This week we will be reading about Terry Fox. Students will be creating a media poster about Terry.

In grammar, we will be continuing looking at nouns and capitalization rules. 

Math:  This week we will be comparing, rounding and ordering numbers. We will also be working on mental math strategies to help when adding larger numbers.


Physical Education: This week we will be playing running games in preparation for our Marathon of Hope event.


Grade 4s will be learning about different behavioural and structural adaptations that different plants and animals have to help them survive in particular habitats.

Grade 5s this week will be starting to learn about the muscular system.

Contact:  If you have any concerns or would like to meet with me, please call me at school or send me a note and we can arra
fnge to speak at a time that is good for both.

If you leave a message for me on the phone system be aware that I will probably not return if until the following day. These messages come to me as an email and I can not listen to them from my computer at school as the speakers are not functioning. Also, we no longer have telephones with an outside line in the classrooms, this means I can only call on break if the phone in the office is not being utilized. That being said if it is an emergency please speak directly to Donna or Lisa in the office. 

The school number is (613)521-5922.
My email address is

Looking forward to a fantastic year!!
Peggy MacLeod 


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