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Kindergarten Update November 24

Today we had our first lesson of using the letters we know to form consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words, like pat, bat, tap.  Students practiced blending letter sounds together to form words.  If you want to practice this at home, the letter sounds we know so far are p, b, t, d, f, v, k, g, and superstar a.  We also practiced our two songs for the Christmas concert, and the students impressed me with how well they already know the words and actions!  We spent all afternoon with our grade 4 buddies.  We went on a nature walk together, then our buddies helped us paint life-sized cut-outs of the kindergarten students.  Watch for these to go up in the hallway soon!

Book order forms went home today.  This is the last book order before Christmas, and to make sure the books arrive before our winter break, please make sure you return your order from by next Thursday, November 30.

Please see the letter below from our wonderful music teacher, Mrs. Jones, regarding the Christmas concert:

Good afternoon parents, guardians and students:

All classes K-5 have been hard at work with Christmas Concert rehearsals and preparations. I have listed below a bit of reminder information regarding Christmas Concert dates, times and as well as costume information. 

Concert#1 - Wednesday, December 13, 7:00-8:30 PM: Westmount Christmas Concert 1 (Classes: 1P, 2N, 3S, 3E, 4M, 5H, 5N, and all Ms. New Kindergarten Students)
 
Concert #2 - Thursday, December 14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM: Westmount Christmas Concert 2 (1M, 1D, 2W, 3W, 4C, 4E, 5K, 5M and all Ms. Campbell's Kindergarten Students)

Students will be asked to arrive for no later then 6:10pm to their homeroom classroom on the night of their concert. The concert should conclude around the 8:30 pm mark. I will have a better idea of this once we have a chance to run through our full dress rehearsals on the afternoons of Monday December 11th and Tuesday December 12th.

Kindergarten students will be performing 2 songs in the production.

Grade 1's and 2's will be performing 2 songs together and then will be re-joining the grade 3-5's for the very last song at the end of the production. 

There is no special costume required for students in kindergarten, grade 1 or grade 2. Students are welcome to wear something that would be suitable for a concert performance. Dressing in a “holiday outfit” or in Christmas colours would also be suitable. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at jonesa@fsd38.ab.ca

I will be in touch if more details come to me!

Yours truly,

Ms. Jones

Westmount School

Music and Drama Specialist

Westmount's 3rd Annual Craft Fair is happening on December 5.  Our class will be visiting the craft fair in the afternoon.  More information is available here: https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=3745&stream=News

Castle Ski Hill is offering children's season's passes for K-6 Westmount students for $15.  More information is available here: https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=3781&stream=News

Criminal Record Check information:

Parents, Westmount School appreciates all the time you put into volunteering!  If you plan to volunteer more than 10 hours this school year, or if you plan to attend a fieldtrip, please stop by the office to get a form for a criminal record check, which lasts 5 years.  If you have any questions, or think you may have a valid criminal record check from previous years, please come into the office or email Ms. Johnston at Johnstons@fsd38.ab.ca. Thank you for all you do!

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, November 30: Library day.  December/Holiday book order forms are due today.  Report cards go home today.  

Tuesday, December 5: Library day.

Thursday, December 7: Hotdog day.

Thursday, December 14: Library day. 7:00-8:30pm: Christmas Concert (see letter from Mrs. Jones above)

Friday, December 15: We have school this day!  It is also hotdog day.

Tuesday, December 19: Last library day before the Christmas holidays.

Thursday, December 21: Last day of kindergarten before Christmas!

Tuesday, January 9:  First day of kindergarten after the Christmas holidays.