Dear Families,

Happy December 1st!  Can you believe it?!  It sure doesn't look or feel like it just yet, but we're in the midst of the 'most wonderful time of the year!'  Students are happily buzzing about their Santa letters, lists, elf on the shelf, parades, and our upcoming holiday concert.  It’s going to be a busy, yet productive month!

Santa Leads the Way to Empathy
Who better than Santa to understand the feelings and needs of others!!  This month the character trait is Empathy. To help reinforce this trait, we are asking our Nottawa students to think about others, especially the people who may be visiting My Friends' House (Womens’ Shelter) this holiday season.

Exciting NEWS!!  Santa will be visiting our school on Fri. Dec. 22nd during 1A & 1B which is 10:40 to 11:20am.

We are asking students to bring in 1 donation for My Friends’ House from the wish list that is posted around our school (also, see list below).

All items must be new and unused. Children who support “My Friends’ House” will get the opportunity to give their donation to Santa on Dec. 22nd.  

The following is a Wish List from My Friend’s House:

***Donate 1 item and give to Santa on Friday December 22nd during first break!***

Non perishable items:
• Tea – flavoured and herbal tea
• Chocolates
• Oatmeal
• Juice boxes
• Kids lunch snacks
• Canned pastas – i.e. Alpha-ghetti, Ravioli, etc.

Personal items:
• Cozy slippers
• Blankets/throws
• Scarves (not winter)
• Umbrellas
• Tweezers
• Nail clippers
• Electric toothbrushes
• Journals
• Day planners
• Pens

Paper Goods:
• Toilet paper
• Kleenex
• Paper towels

Bed/bath Items:
• Single/twin sheet sets
• Twin bed duvets/covers
• Twin blankets
• Pillows and pillow covers
• Bath size towels
• Regular size towels
• Facecloths
• Shower loofas/scrubbies

Gift Cards:
grocery stores, big box stores, Cineplex, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.

Thank you for encouraging your children to be kind, caring, and empathetic students who are making a difference during this holiday season. Happy Holidays!!

Empathy Assembly:
Our class will be leading this month’s character recognition assembly which will be taking place on Thursday December 21st at 9:15 a.m.  All families are welcome to attend!  Mark it down into your calendars, you won’t want to miss this exciting event!  We are working hard in class to prepare for this and are having so much fun being performers!

Social Studies:
On Thursday, students brought home their completed log cabins to share with you.  Aren’t they great?!  They worked so hard on these during their time with Mrs. O who is teaching Social Studies for the school year.  I would like to give Mrs. O a BIG THANK YOU for providing my students with this meaningful and FUN learning opportunity!  We are ever so grateful for your kindness and generosity.  WE HONOUR YOU!  Check out the completed cabins below J

Thank you Sienna for working so hard on your Provinces & Territories research project!  You did a great job presenting your information about Alberta.  You served as a positive role model and have inspired your peers to think and learn more about Canada!  Super work :)

Growth Mindset:
"Be YOU, not anyone else!" - Alex

Miss Gill


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