Volume 26, Number 24, March 7, 2024

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General News

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour…, Luke 1:46b-47

We have reached the March Break with a week of some lovely weather.  The grass on the soccer field is already turning green, a sign that Spring is on the way.   

We enjoyed the wildlife display of Mr. Greg Balch. It was good to have an education on how the food chains work and to be able to touch and see all of these animals. 

After the break, we hope to start two things. The West Lincoln Community Care Food Drive will start.  Please bring in non-perishable items for these bins that will be conveniently located throughout the school.  Our students will also be participating in the Basketball Tournament in Hamilton.   Mr. Joosse, Mr. Vanderwoude, and Mr. D’Addazio have been working hard to get the teams ready for this event. This takes place on Friday, March 22.

Mrs. Kelly hopes to celebrate her birthday on March 13th.  We wish her a wonderful birthday and many blessings in the upcoming year.

We wish you all a wonderful and safe March Break and we look forward to seeing all back again on March 18th!

Classroom News


We had a good last week before the March Break. Both classes have almost learned all of the letters of the alphabet. The plan is to complete all of the letters the Monday/Tuesday after the March Break and then we will be focusing on getting ready for the Alphabet Parade that we hope to have on Wednesday April 3. In Math the students continue to tackle learning the concept of addition. They are doing so well with this and we will be continuing this after the break as well. In Science we have completed our unit on Animals and have begun making a research book all about our favourite animal! This too will continue after the March Break. If you haven’t done so already, please send in a package of baby wipes. Here’s a look at the plan for the week after the March Break: Monday – SH: Noah; Tuesday – SH: Addison; Wednesday – Library Day; Thursday – SH: Ivan; Friday – SH: Lennon. Have a restful, relaxing March Break. JB

Grade 1

It was a short but busy week. This past Monday we were awed by the many different types of stuffed animals that were once roaming Canada. The children and their teachers were fascinated by it all. God is so creative in His creation. In Bible History we could hear how King Saul continues to reject God’s chosen king, king David. We are enjoying reading the fables in our CKLA unit. Science keeps us busy learning about the different things that happen in each season. God is a God of order. Our art project too is about the four seasons. At the time of writing the children have not yet gone on their trip to the Agape Sugar Bush. We are sure they will tell you all about it when they come home at the end of the day. Wishing you all a wonderful March Break and we are looking forward to seeing each other refreshed again soon.

Grade 2

In our Church History studies this week, we’ve finished with our time learning about Martin Luther and his work as a translator. It’s amazing to discuss as a class how important it is for each of us individually, or as a family unit, to be able to read the Gospel for ourselves. We have also wrapped up our Zimbabweunit in Social Studies, and Unit 4 -The Job Hunt- in LA just in time for the March Break. We are looking forward to starting our novel study after the break. That’s all for this week! Have a blessed weekend! BV&MB

Grade 3

Wow, that went fast!  March Break has arrived.  Wishing everyone a safe and blessed holiday! On Monday, Mr. G. Balch entertained us with a “ZOO” of animals and birds.   We thank him for taking the time to share his collection with us.  Ask us all about what we saw and touched. We finished our Financial Literacy Money unit!  We learned all about our Canadian coins and how to use money for the glory of God and the benefit of our neighbours.

Memory Work:

Psalm 47:2

Text:  The 10 Plagues (two weeks)

See your child’s agenda for the spelling dictation words.

Grade 4

March Break is here! Congratulations students on a well-deserved break. Grade 4A completed their musical instruments and played a simple song with them – it was wonderful seeing the different instruments that they came up with. Thank you for all of your help, parents! We also wrapped up our unit on “Brown Girl Dreaming”, which concluded with a final writing assignment – a memoir. Marks should be posted on Google Classroom shortly. All parents were added to our classroom as a guardian to keep track of your child’s progress on assignments. Once we return from the break, 4B will finish up the kings of Judah in Bible before moving on to the book of Daniel and Church History. In math, we will tackle some problem solving. Living things, habitats and ecosystems are the focus of our new Science unit. In French class, both grades participated in a “Qui est-ce” style final presentation. The rubric is quite clear about the requirements, and I will accept late submissions for grade 4A and 4B. Keep an eye on the agenda for updates about the first week back!  Have a great March Break, Mrs. VA, Mrs. B, Mrs.S.

Spelling Words:she’s, you’re, wore, someone,, we’re, born, won’t, storm, everyone, fort, nothing, forgot, twelve, doesn’t
MemoryWork: Hy. 42:2,3

Devotions (4B): Elijah (Tues), Emma (Wed), Harper (Thurs), Maelle (Fri)

Grade 5

We enjoyed watching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe together today, now that both classes are done reading the novel. Grade 5A has produced beautiful dioramas, and 5B has started and hopes to finish when we return to school after the Break. Grade 5B will be having a second “quest” for Social Studies on Friday the 22nd. It will cover the material from Lessons 5-7 about Ancient Egypt. Grade 5A may be having a Bible test as well, so keep an eye on the agendas! 

Devotions for when we return are as follows: 

5A – M. Dylan, Tu. Allison, W. Luke, Th. Isaiah, F. John

5B – M. Oden, Tu. Jaelyn, W. Quinn, Th. Jodine, F. Amryn 

Have a wonderful March Break! RK/KV

Grade 6

It has been a short but very busy week in Grade 6 as we enter into the March Break. Students did a wonderful job showcasing their research for their assigned disease. It has been a lot of work and it is nice to see that project come to its completion. Ms. Penninga has been a wonderful addition to the Grade 6B classroom, and we look forward to her teaching more classes after March Break. We wish everyone an enjoyable and relaxing March Break! 

Grade 7A

In Science we will learn about energy transfer systems as part of our “Thermal Energy and Heat Technology” unit. We’ll start the new chapter with cold hands and warm hearts, radiation, conduction and convection. We’ve learned to read thematic maps in Geography and next we’ll earn how changing vegetation patterns affect species. Ratios, proportions and percents have our attention in Math and we’ll examine the connection between fractions, decimals and percents. The Swiss cantons will take sides for Roman Catholicism or Protestantism in Church History; will Zwingli and the Protestant cantons be able to make an alliance with the Lutheran territories in the Holy Roman Empire? Enjoy your Break.

Grade 7B

There was a buzz of excitement in the building all week! The week started off with some beautiful warm weather, and freshness was breathed into every corner. We also welcomed Mr. Balch, an OFAH volunteer and his personal wildlife display. This was well enjoyed by all. Other students were eager with anticipation about their upcoming vacations. As we head into a period of rest we look forward to some time with friends and family as well as time to rest and recuperate, preparing for the final push to the end of the year. Have a blessed March Break! Cheers, Mr. J

Grade 8

Wishing everyone a blessed, safe and restful March break wherever your plans take you! RT, AL and RV

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