School News for December

posted Dec 1, 2015, 10:00 AM by Assumption School

DRESSING FOR WINTER: The cold weather is here.  Students should come dressed for the weather every day with a hat, mittens and a coat.  When the snow flies, students should also wear snowpants and boots - even students in the older grades. Dressing for the weather makes playing outside a lot more fun!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Now that the school year is in full swing, we have many great extra-curricular activities going.  We have sports teams, a Tech Club, an Eco Club, an Aboriginal After School Program, a Reading Club, and a Recess-time Incentive Club.  In the new year we have many other fun activities planned.  Stay tuned to find out more.

BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR BABY JESUS: On Thursday, December 17th we have a very special day planned.  The day will begin with our final mass of 2015 at Assumption Church.  Then, at about  11:45, all students will be heading to the Gym for a free turkey dinner. The meal is made possible thanks to donations and help from the Knights of Columbus, Bobby’s Table, Assumption School Council, school board volunteers, and school staff.  Students will also have a special visit from Santa. Children will not need to bring a lunch on this day, but snacks will still be needed. Unfortunately, we cannot have parents join us for the meal as we just won’t have enough food or space.

CONCUSSIONS: When a student receives a minor injury to their head, we send a “Concussion Form” home to let you know, even if signs of a concussion are not evident.  We ask that you monitor your child for signs of a concussion and seek medical advice if you notice any symptoms.


NEW READING PROGRAM:  On November 23rd, we began a new reading intervention program to help boost the reading skills of students who find reading difficult.  Regardless of whether or not your child is in this program, you can support your child’s reading development by making time everyday for reading to your child, or listening to your child read.

Some Upcoming Events:  

  • December 4 - Advent Celebration - 1pm in our Gym

  • December 11 - Advent Mass - 9:30 at Assumption Church

  • December 17 - Advent Mass - 9:30 at Assumption Church

  • December 17 - Birthday Party for Baby Jesus

  • December 18 - Nativity Play - 1:15 pm in our Gym.  Join us if you can.

  • December 18 - Last day of classes before Christmas

  • January 4 - Welcome back to the first day of classes of 2016!

A Final Thought: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

~ Dr. Seuss