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Dear Parents I Guardians, 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Remembrance Day gathering. The students did a marvelous job preparing wreaths and the classes performed beautifully in both English and French. Many thanks to Mr. Hammond for leading the organization and to the teachers who prepared their.children so well for presenting_and participating in this lovely ceremony . 

quiry based thinking and learning opportunities, including outdoor education at the woodlot, number talks and focus on the fundamentals of math (number sense and patterning/algebra) continue. In addition, we are helping students develop their math literacy in reading word problems and in persevering through more challenging questions. Developing this growth set mentality when approaching math questions will help our students become more resilient problem solvers. In language, our students continue to focus on reading and writing, with particular focus on organizing thoughts in persuasive writing. Families are encouraged to support these key areas at home through the daily use of Dreambox and MPower in Math, reading each night with your child and continued use of Raz Kids for students in grades 1-3. 

Our commitment to health and wellness continues this year, with particular focus on belonging and mental health. Our focus will be on continuing to develop problem-solving strategies through the use of a common language based on Kelso. We encourage families to take time to ask your child to explain the difference between a big problem and a small one, as well as what strategies they can use to independently solve the small problems. In addition, we continue to reinforce mindfulness, restorative practices and collaborative problem solving. Doing so will help our students and staff decrease stress, quiet their minds and improve their focus and attention. 

The students are having a lot of fun participating in our many clubs and teams, as well as our intramural programs. Me2We, Diversity Club, Board Games, Athletics, Library helpers are just a few of the events currently taking place each week. Our Junior Students are busy rehearsing for our Spring Musical, as is our Primary Choir and we look forward to that "Seussical The Musical" celebration as well! 

Our book fair is coming up and is open for shopping from December 9th to 12th. Thanks to Mrs. Vandervelde for organizing it and we hope you will come out and support this event. 

We also invite you to take part in our holiday giving tree and mitten tree. By bringing in a pair of mittens, a hat, scarf, or by selecting a card from our Angel Tree, families can help out those in need within our community. We look forward to sharing the kindness of the season with all of our Clarksdale families. 

This year, we are pleased to invite you to our Multicultural Holiday Crafts, Cookies and Carols Evening on December 11th at 6:00pm .. 

Warmest regards and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Meilleurs voeux et bonnes vacances!