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 Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Dear parents/guardians,


While trying to cut an avocado I accidently slipped with the knife and cut my radial nerves in  my hand. I had hand surgery last week and I am recovering. Under my doctor’s supervision, I plan to return to work on June 26.  Thank you for your understanding.  



Wendy Douglas


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Hot Lunch


The Hot Lunch program that usually runs from Tuesday to Friday has wrapped up leaving us with just the Fundraising Lunches.

So what does this mean?

It means that IF you have ordered through the online lunch ordering system, lunches will only be served to the students on Mondays and Thursdays through the months of May & June. Please ensure that your children have lunches each day of the week.

With this being said, don’t forget to place your final June lunch order by the end of Thursday May 11th.

For more information about the School Lunch Programs please go to the Lunch Programs tab of this blog or contact Jennifer at 780-983-1316

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June News


Fun afternoon is Tuesday, June 27. A volunteer note went home already if you are able to help please return it by June 9.

Thursday, June 29 Last day for students. Report cards will go home that day.

Friday, June 30 PD day only staff attends. No school for students






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Dear Parents,

A writing sample will be coming home on Tuesday, April 25. We have been writing in our journals daily with help from the teacher to spell words, use of spelling dictionaries, and sounding out words. In January we started writing with more length in our journals. We are currently trying to write 7 sentences or more.

We always discuss and come up with ideas before writing. Students can choose their own idea or topic.

We are  experimenting with writing stories both fiction and non-fiction. We are trying to write 7 sentences or more whenever possible. I will often ask the students the following questions to help increase ideas/details when writing: who is in the story, where are they, what is happening to him or her, what happens next, then what happens, tell me what it looks or feels like, or how do you want the story/writing to end?  We are also working on editing our writing. We are trying to put periods at the end of sentences and capital/uppercase letters at the beginning of sentences and when appropriate in the sentences.  When your child is writing at home please help him/her to edit his/her writing for practice and reinforcement.


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spelling words


We do not have any new spelling words.

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words their way


The grade ones have started a new spelling program called “Words Their Way.” This is a word study program in which students learn by sorting words into categories. Each week your child will be bringing home new spelling words in the form of categories. We will be doing activities during the week to practice making and spelling these words. The test will be every Friday(Thurs. if no school on Fri.) Below are some activities you may want to use to help them study during the week.

Use letter cards to construct and deconstruct words, making it a guessing game with clue.

Hinks Pinks –

Word Hunts – using actual paper!

Apples to Apples – game that builds vocabulary

Boggle – for the iPad too!

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Winter clothes


Tis’ the season to be labeling!!

The children do their best to put their boots on the correct boot rack but often boots are taken by mistake.

PLEASE! Please, label all jackets, mitts, boots. We have a few sad little people as they do not have their own boots for recess time.  Thanks!!!…

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Hot lunch


Go to the Lunch Program tab at the top of the MLS Blog and follow the instructions accordingly.  You will need to RE-CREATE  your user name and password for the lunch program.

Simply go to and go from there.

Lunch Order Due Dates are as follows:

  • October Menus are due Sept 18
  • November Menus are due Oct 16
  • December Menus are due Nov 20
  • January Menus are due Dec 18
  • February Menus are due Jan 22
  • March Menus are due Feb 19
  • April Menus are due Mar 19
  • May Menus are due Apr 16
  • June Menus are due May 14

Thank you for your continued support of our lunch program. And if you are interested in helping out please contact Jennifer at 780-983-1316 or email to or call Gerri-Lou at 780-266-0899.

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We have a nut allergy in our classroom. You may send snacks with nuts or peanut butter sandwiches with your child but we can not share any snacks/lunches. If you are sending a treat for birthday or holiday celebration that the class is sharing, please do not send anything containing any type of nuts or peanut butter. Thank you

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We will be going to the library every Tuesday morning. We are allowed to check out 2 books each time we return our old books.

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