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Kinder Updates

We have had an exciting time in kindergarten this week! We got a surprise of some eggs that are being kept in an incubator to kick off our new inquiry into eggs and the life cycle of a chicken! We didn’t know what animal/creature the eggs belonged to at first and brainstormed some cool ideas: snake, sea turtle, lamb, chick, crocodile, rabbit, penguin, platypus, snake and butterfly. We also started drawing diagrams of our observations and are currently on Day 7 of the incubation period. We can’t wait to see how much the chick has changed by next week!

A couple updates:

  • The Calgary Reads Book Sale is a FANTASTIC opportunity to add to your home selection at the same time supporting an amazing organization to help early readers! It’s this weekend May 10-12.
  • In-Line skating is Monday and Thursday next week, so please don’t forget to send helmets!
  • NO SCHOOL next Friday May 17th and Monday May 20th
  • Walk and Wheelie Wednesday – this is a school-wide initiative to encourage families to ditch the vehicles and walk or ride your bikes/skateboards/scooters to school on Wednesdays! Feel free to do the same on the other days too though 🙂

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating your Moms, Grandmothers or Mom-figures in your life! Happy Mothers Day!

~ Mrs. Plett

Important Kinder Updates!!!

Now that we’re heading into the last few months of kindergarten (unreal!!!) there are some things that you should be aware of in the coming days/weeks:

~ Jersey Day on Thursday – this is in honour of the Calgary Flames first game of playoffs, however you are not confined to Flames gear or even a hockey jersey! Any jersey is fine!!

~ Easter Party on Thursday – please check your email or click on the link below to sign up to bring snacks in for our Easter Party on Thursday.


~ Kindergarten Musical – our kinder musical is May 17th. In the newsletter is said that the Dress Rehearsal is at 1:30 pm (which is the usual time for rehearsals), however this won’t work as the morning class would miss out!! We are currently figuring out a plan with Ms. Milner, so I will keep you posted as soon as we know the definite plan.

~ Community Day on May 2nd – so far we only have 4 parent volunteers (from our class)!! We would love to give our families priority to be involved, however if we don’t have enough then we will go explore in the community of Airdrie (which is okay too!). Please fill out and return the form that was sent home last week asap if you are able to be a special guest. Also, if you are able to volunteer for both morning and afternoon times, we would greatly appreciate it!!

~ Family Dance Night on May 4th – a letter will be sent home in the next couple days with more details about this awesome event our school is hosting as a fundraiser for the Airdrie Food Bank. Each class can sign up to build a themed gift basket to raffle off. We brainstormed some ideas as a class today, so when we decide tomorrow, we will send the forms home (be aware that there is info on BOTH sides of the page!!). Whatever the theme is, each student can bring in items of any value to contribute to our class collaborative themed basket. Once this is decided, I will post about it with some ideas to get the brainstorming wheels turning 🙂

~ Calgary Reads Book Sale – This is a massive, Calgary-wide used book sale that raises money for the Calgary Reads Program which supports early readers. Rocky View is connected with this program through the Wee Reads Program, where students from CW Perry and Bert Church High School come to read with students in our school. Any and all book donations are available to be dropped off at the Calgary Food Bank (April 18-28) or the Calgary Curling Club (May 2-7). The actual book sale will be at the Calgary Curling Club from May 12-14. This is spectacular and massive event that has significantly contributed to my classroom library. If you do go, I suggest going on Friday or Saturday (before everything is picked through) and be sure to bring a wagon to fill!! For more information, please visit