April is upon us and the Our Lady of the Annunciation students continue to grow academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The qualities of the character trait of Respect and the Catholic Virtue of Reverence are the attributes we are promoting during the month of April. Respect leads us to treat others and oneself with consideration, high regard, and dignity. Reverence helps us recognize and honour God through worship, wonder, and awe. Please help your child see how they can demonstrate these qualities in their day to day interactions with their peers.
While it still doesn’t quite feel like it outside, Spring is indeed here, and we now enter the final three months of the school year, our busiest time. As a school, we continue to work in the areas of math, literacy and well-being, while at the same time, begin planning for many facets of the 2019-2020 school year. There are still many exciting school events planned for the weeks and months ahead and April is jam packed with activities including The Passion of Our Lord, performed by Grade 7 & 8 students, our monthly Spirit Assemblies, Spelling Bee at Our Lady of Hope, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) class workshops in the Library, Primary Dance Recital, Oral Communication School Finals, Welcome to Kindergarten, and STEM Parent Engagement Evening. And as always, our School Council remains very active and is planning for its Fun Fair and BBQ, scheduled for June 6th. While the planning for this event is still underway, we’d ask everyone to save the date in their calendars. It’s going to be a fantastic event you won’t want to miss!
During these last three months of the school year, it is important that students keep their focus on their daily school work. Homework reinforces lessons and this practice enables students to meet with success. Please review with your child their nightly homework and ask them questions about their school work. Check agendas and/or Google Classroom for homework, reading logs, assignments, tests and project deadlines. If you have any questions about academic expectations, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. I look forward to the continued success of all students.
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs. L. D’Andrea