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Welcome to Grade 2/3!

Ms. Lawson & Ms. Bawden's Grade 2/3 Class

Most of our posting is done on Twitter and through Remind (messaging service). We also use this page to store our newsletters and other information. Thanks for visiting!

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Dr. George Ferguson's School Community Council

Partners in Education


Welcome to the SCC homepage. Thank you for visiting! We are a group of parents, teachers, administrators and community members working together to strengthen our school community. We recognize the shared responsibility we have to our children and students.The SCC welcomes everyone to our events and meetings. It is a fun, relaxed way to voice your questions and concerns, to make an impact on school-wide events and directions, and to meet other Ferguson parents. We are stronger together!

We would like to introduce our 2016/2017 members:

Chair - Bev Dzikowski

Vice Chair - Nicole Westman

Treasurer:  Melinda Ells

Secretary - Julie Odia

Members at Large - Lisa Batty, Deanna Michel, Jen Begert, Patricia Campbell


Follow @FergusonSchool on Twitter for information about our meetings.


Our next SCC meeting is January 11, 2017 @ 6:30pm. 




Miss Peter's Grade 1 and 2 News

Dear Families,
With just 4 more months left of school, we have a lot to do! 
Numeracy: 2D and 3D Shapes, Doubles and Near Doubles Facts, Estimating and Adding and Subtracting to 100 with and without regrouping. 
Literacy: Reading, reading and more reading, Identifying key information in a story, Story Writing: Beginning, Middle and End, Main Ideas, and Spelling.
Science: Materials and Objects, and ,Objects in Motion
Social: Culture and Diversity, and, Communities 
Health: Mindfulness, Emotions, and Healthy Choices
A little bit more
• Thank you for all of your cooperation. Please continue to read with your child as well as practice their spelling words with them as often as possible. The more words they know the easier it will be for them to continue to make progress with reading! 
• New words will be coming home every Monday once again and then we will have a quiz on these words every Friday. 
• We will be doing an art project to go with our Materials and Objects Unit. If you have an assortment of small objects made of plastic, glass, metal, paper, rubber, rock, etc. that you would be willing to part with, we would greatly appreciate it! If you are sending a few items please make sure they are small (small enough to stay glued on construction paper) and in a container so they don’t get lost along the way. 
If you have any questions, never hesitate to contact me. Feel free to join our Remind as well. ,
Upcoming Events
March 3rd, 10th, 24th: Library Days 
March 15th: TCBY (Stay Tuned), Family Movie Night- Time: TBA
March 16th: PD Day-No School
March 17th: Teacher Convention- No School (St. Patrick’s Day) 
March 28th: Literacy Night at Glen Elm Library-Stay Tuned 
March 31st:  Parent/Teacher Conferences- Stay Tuned, Book Fair
Important Information
  • Conferences: Please stay tuned for more information. A note will be coming home with your scheduled time. I am looking forward to seeing you all!  
  • Book Fair: The book fair will be set up in the library during conferences. Students will be able to preview only on the 30th. 
  • Weather: March is always full of different kinds of weather. Please continue to send your child to school in weather appropriate clothing. I would encourage students to bring splash pants and rubber boots once it warms up as there are many puddles out there. However, it is still quite chilly out there so don’t forget the mittens, hats and snow pants  

Miss Peter's Grade 1 and 2 News

February, 2017 
Dear Families,
February will be a busy month!  Numeracy: We are learning how to subtract one and two digit numbers and working on place value. Literacy: We are working on story-telling, beginning, middle and end, and sequencing events. Writing: We are learning vowel blends to help us with our spelling. We are learning how to write complete, connected sentences and turn them into stories. Science: What sorts of materials make up the objects that surround us in our daily lives? We will keep you posted! Social: Culture and Diversity: Learning and celebrating the many cultures in our communities. Health: The choices we make are important, we will be learning how to make healthy choices for ourselves. 
Coming Up…
Here is what is in our near future: 
100th Day of School Project- Looking forward to seeing what items come to school for this exciting project! 
Calm Jars- For one of our projects in health we will be creating calm down jars. I ask that each child brings a clean, clear, 375 ml pop bottle (with the lid). Please bring bottles by or before February 13th
International Food Fair Potluck: We are going to have a potluck to go with our unit on Culture and Diversity!  I would ask that your child bring some kind of food dish to share with the class that reflects their culture. Please keep in mind that we are a peanut and nut free school. A signup sheet will be put up so students can mark what they will be bringing. More information to come. 
 As always, I am grateful for your cooperation and participation in all we do here. It has been a great start to 2017! 
Upcoming Events
February 1st: Report Cards 
February 3rd: Pizza Lunch
February 10th: PD Day-No School
February 13th: 100th Day of School/Pancake Lunch
February 14th: Valentine’s Day/Potluck (More information to come).
February 20th: Family Day- No School
February 20th-24th: February Break
Important Information
Report Cards: I am very proud of your child and the hard work they do every day! Please keep your child’s report card but sign and return the envelope. Thanks! 
Crazy Carpets/Sleds: I am sorry to say, no more crazy carpets or sleds at school please. Too many issues caused at recess over the use of them and too many getting forgotten. 
Home Reading/Spelling: Please continue to read with your child at home. I am so impressed with how well this is going! I know it is busy after school, but when at all possible, studying those spelling words really helps your child; especially in writing! 
Valentine’s Day:  I always like to do a little something on Valentine’s Day. Your child is welcome to dress up in their favorite red and pink for the day. I will send a list of student names home in the next couple of days for Valentine’s Cards (optional). Treats are also welcome that day (optional). 23 students. Nut free. 

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Miss Peter's Grade 1 and 2 News


January, 2017


Miss Peter’s Grade

1 & 2 News


Dear Families,

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. I missed the students and am glad we are all back. Please continue to read the monthly updates, daily agenda messages and school websites in order to stay up to dateJ Remind is also a fantastic way to stay in the loop so please feel free to sign up! As always, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.


Coming Up…

Here is what is in our near future:

Home Reading Program- Stay tuned!

Spelling Program- How it works: Words will come home in the agenda every Monday. We will be studying them throughout the week and there will be a quiz on Fridays. Please study them with your child at home as well.

We will also be starting a process called PWIM as part of our literacy program. Students look at a picture and create vocabulary around the ideas that they see. Together we categorize the words to practice fluency, paragraph writing, spelling rules and much more. I can’t wait! In numeracy we are in the middle of adding and working our way to subtracting. We will be continuing to study winter animals, adaption and hibernation. We’ve also been setting some goals for our new year. 

Try this at home:) 

When you have some extra time at home it would be great if you could work with your child on their spelling words, their reading and even their numbers:) As always your cooperation is appreciated! It is going to be a great 2017!  


Upcoming Events

January 11th, 18th, 25th : Library Days

January 20th : Family Movie Night-More information to come.

January 27th: PD Day-No School

Hot Lunch: TBA


Important Information

Library: Library will be starting up again right away. Please make sure your child keeps track of their library books. I will be sending 2 home each library timeJ

Backpacks: Please check your child’s backpacks regularly. Students are not permitted to bring toys or other belongings to school. It is also important that your child ensures that anything they bring home gets to their caregivers and any lunch left overs get cleaned up.

Health: Cold and flu season is upon us with a vengeance! We are working hard in the classroom to wash our hands and clean our work areas to help stop the spread of germs. Your child’s health is the main priority. Please do not hesitate to keep your child home if they are not feeling well.  

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