Friday File

September 24, 2021

Message from the Principal and Vice-Principal

Today marks the fourteenth day of school for the 2021-2022 academic year, and the fall season has officially begun. We were fortunate enough to be able to proceed with our Terry Fox Run as planned, and we are very proud of our faculty and students for their participation for such a wonderful cause. Thank you for your donations to the Terry Fox Foundation. It was great to see everyone in their House Colours as well! Excellent team spirit!

Monday is Photo Day! Students are to come to school in Number One uniform for individual and sibling photos. If a student does not have a blazer, they can wear the Fieldstone cardigan or V-neck sweater. Please note, the gymnasium will not be available for P.E. on Photo Day, so students will have Health lessons with Ms. Jacobs.

Please be advised that starting Friday, October 1, the hot lunches catered by Bigmans Gourmet Pizza will be $9.00. All meals will still come with a fruit or salad. Please click HERE  for the October Lunch Form.

On Thursday, September 30, it is Orange Shirt Day in support of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Donations from the Fieldstone community will be well-received and appreciated, being collected by our homeroom teachers. The money raised by the school will be donated to The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, a registered Canadian charity dedicated to building cultural understanding and creating a path towards reconciliation.

It is also our Virtual Curriculum Night is on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:20 p.m. via Google Meet. There will be two group sessions, as outlined HERE. The Meeting links and a request to RSVP if you plan on attending have been emailed to families. Curriculum Frameworks are available; please click HERE to view them by grade.

Have a lovely weekend!

Kind regards,

Ms. Ginie Wong and Ms. Leanne Martin

 


TUTORIAL SCHEDULE

Tutorials start the week of September 27. Students are encouraged to attend tutorial for extra help in core subjects and for violin. Please inform your child’s teachers if you would like your child to attend tutorial. The schedule can be found HERE.


CHESS INSTITUTE OF CANADA – VIRTUAL CHESS CLUB

The Chess Institute of Canada is offering a virtual Chess Club for FDS students from the comfort of their homes. Please click HERE for more information.


REMINDERS

Please help us to ensure that students are wearing clean face masks. This will help keep our community safe and healthy. We recommend that students wear one mask to school and bring a second mask in a zipper storage bag (e.g. Ziploc) for use after lunch.

Google Classroom (Kindergarten to Grade 6) – Students were asked to join their class on Google Classroom. If you haven’t yet, please login to Google Classroom and join using your Class Code.

Moodle and Microsoft 365 (Grade 7 and Grade 8) – Students were provided login information for Moodle and Microsoft 365. They will use the Moodle account to access information for their classes and the Microsoft account to access links posted by their teachers.

Mathletics Account – Every FDS student has been assigned a Mathletics login. This information can be found on the front cover of your child’s agenda. There are many games to play, hundreds of activities to do, live Math challenges, and certificates to be earned. Students are encouraged to make use of their Mathletics account at home. It is known to provide valuable math learning for students, in addition to the exceptional learning they are receiving from school.

Kids A-Z/Raz Kids – Students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Four have been assigned a Kids A-Z login (this information can be found on the front cover of your child’s agenda) to assist with at-home reading. The Kids A-Z interactive online platform allows students to read eBooks, take eQuizzes, or complete other activities. Thank you to the FPA for providing this wonderful online resource.


IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 27, 2021 Number One uniform

Photo Day (JK-G8)

After-school tutorials begin

Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

 

Orange Shirt Day – Donations for The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, please

 

Virtual Curriculum Night at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 World Teacher Day!
Friday, October 8, 2021 PD Day – No classes
Monday, October 11, 2021 Thanksgiving Monday – No classes

 


WEEKLY UPDATES

Kindergarten to Grade Four

Grades Five to Eight


FDS HOUSES – LIST

Please find our House List HERE

Although we may not be able to host House Events as a school at this time, our students can earn House Points given by their teachers. Please refer to the House List to confirm which House you are in. Let’s go Carr, Fox, Peterson, and Richler!

House Points will be included in the Friday File in the next couple of weeks.

FDS House Colours

Carr

dark green/green

Fox

red

Peterson

navy blue/blue

Richler

grey

FDS HOUSE POINTS

Carr = 101

Fox = 56

Peterson = 66

Richler = 73

 

 

 

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