Volume 24, Number 2, September 15, 2022

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General News

What a beautiful week we could enjoy! The clear and cool mornings followed by warm afternoon sun leaves us in wonder of God’s creation. ” He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows it’s time for setting.” Psalm 104:19 Great is God’s faithfulness as we mark the passing of time.

This past week we had picture day. There were a number of things that did not go as planned. One of them was the class photos. They were not completed due to the photographers not having the appropriate camera for this. They will now be completed on retake day. Picture Retake day is scheduled for October 12th. 

On Monday we will remember the passing of our queen.   At 1:00 we will have a moment of silence in order to commemorate the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.  We pray that God will grant wisdom, insight, and knowledge to our new king, Charles III. 

This past week we had the first of the Early Years Mornings’.  The event was well attended and enjoyed by the future students as well as their parents. If you missed the event and would like to come to the next one it will be held on Friday, September 30th.

We are holding the Fall Community Food Drive for the next number of weeks. The grade 7 class has been busily working to make sure the bins are in the right locations.  We are looking for non-perishable items to be donated. You can send these items to school with your children.

I believe that is all for this week. May God refresh and strengthen us through the proclamation of his word this weekend. JVI

Classroom News


Praise God from whom all blessings flow for another week completed in the kindergarten classroom. This week we had our very first combined Wednesday day! The students did an excellent job with all the different routines. The highlight of the week was definitely going on the iPads for the first time!  Smiles and laughter could be heard as the students began their first placement test on Reading Eggs! In our math unit we began learning how to sort a variety of objects.  We learned how to sort by colour and shape and next week we will be learning how to sort by size. In Bible class we continue to learn about God’s faithfulness to his people.  We learned about the first people that God created and the sad story of Cain and Abel.The students couldn’t believe that someone could get so mad that they would kill their brother.  We will continue learning about the people of God in Genesis.  Have a great weekend everyone! JB/SV

Grade 1

We officially have another week under our belt here at John Calvin School! The students have adapted more to the routines and have become more comfortable within the classroom. Both grade 1’s are onto counting and writing our numbers neatly in math, while in phonics we are reviewing letters and their sounds. Next week, grade 1B’s social studies unit on safety will be wrapped up and we will be having our first test!

Remember to bring in canned food or non-perishables for the food drive this week!  Have a great weekend, KV & EV

Memory work for Friday September 23: Psalm 105:3

Grade 2

Wow we’ve finished the second week of the school year already! The students have become more comfortable in the classroom and with the daily routines. We’ve been enjoying our Science unit on bones and muscles! This week, we talked about fractures and how bones heal. We were also able to spend some time on the new iPads this week! We’re looking forward to using them more to supplement our reading and phonics!
We’re also planning on spending some time learning about Queen Elizabeth and her reign in connection with her funeral early next week. Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday! RG/BV

Grade 3

Hello again, parents and grandparents! Or should we say “Bon jour?!” It is so good to be in school and seeing the children getting some of the routines down pat. Being ready in the morning, listening to directions, sitting respectfully when praying and Bible reading, and listening to others are some of the routines we are busy with. In Bible, we could hear about the first murder, the LORD’s disappointment in His creation, and His wonderful grace and mercy as He made a covenant with Noah and his family. Next week, we will have our first Bible test; study hard, boys and girls!  In reading, we are having lots of fun learning about Sir Gus the “fearless”. Ask your child how “fearless” he is 🙂 Lines and shapes in Art are keeping us busy creating a Joan Miro person. Yes, it is good to be back. God is good.

Memory work: Ps. 17:3; Text: The books of the Old Testament
Tuesday: Bible test
Spelling words: again, because, could, favourite
Thursday: Library
Friday: Mission $, spelling test

Grade 4

How wonderful to have completed our first full week together! What a blessing from above! Looking forward to next week, Grade 4B will have a small French quiz on Thursday and a Science test on Friday, covering the things we have learned about light. 4B will also have a Math test on Friday that will be all about place value. Any review notes will be sent home the night before. KO/ MVA

Spelling words: hop, mud, there, hunt, frog, buzz, their, rocks, such, swam, clock, shop, bug, cup. Test on Friday.

Memory Work: Psalm 66: 1

Upcoming Memory Work: Hymn 25: 1/ (Text) Psalm 32: 1, 2

Grade 5

We have been adjusting well to our new routines in Grade Five! While we do love the beautiful weather, it was also fun for the students to experience indoor recess on Monday and discover what games and books are in their new classrooms! There is much enthusiasm for the upcoming cross country run and many students have been eagerly practicing, some running several kilometres a day! Remind them to hydrate and rest as well!

The schedule for student-led devotions are as follows: for 5A (M) Keziah, (Tu) Macen, (W) Michael, (Th)Ryan, (F) Sawyer. And for 5B (M) Eddie, (Tu) Seth, (W) Holden, (Th) Azlynne, (F) Colton. Enjoy your weekend! RK/KVL

Grade 6

The second week has been very successful. We have made a good start in our subject areas. A new thing for the students is a list of vocabulary words that they need to know the meaning of and be able to use in a sentence to show the meaning of the word. We took the time this week to find out why the Black Sea is called black, which countries belong to the commonwealth, and which currency used in Canada has a picture of the queen on it. Some of us made a flag for 1 of the commonwealth countries, and ‘hung’ it up on the map in the back of our room. How many flags did we hang? We enjoyed presenting the poem, “Honeybees” as a duet. Have a blessed weekend. TB/CVA

Grade 7

After our first full week of work we are grateful for what we could accomplish. Students had their first Vocabulary lesson/quiz; this will take constant reminder throughout the week as students need to review their list words. Our field trip to the library helped us solidify our topic selection for our Independent Study; ask your child what their topic is and note how it reflects their personality and interests. Enjoy your weekend. 

Grade 8

Week 2 has come to an end and we have settled into routine quite nicely. In science we have started learning about microscopes and students enjoyed having a closer look at different tiny animals and plants. In our writing class we are working on descriptive paragraphs and hope start writing a letter of complaint next week. Math review is also well on its way and we will start off next week with a quiz on the first half of chapter one. Enjoy your weekend! MJ, AL, RT

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