December 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

I would like to begin this newsletter by wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday season. We are really looking forward to our concert on December 12th and December 13th. The primary division has been working really hard getting prepared and we are looking forward to family and friends joining us.

The character attribute for the month of December is Compassion. Compassion is defined as sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Students can show compassion at school by:

  • communicating in a warm way (attentive listening)
  • be selfless (take you own needs out of the equation)
  • practice acts of kindness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

-Dalai Lama

Please take the time to rest and recharge over the holidays. We are looking forward to an amazing 2019 at Shakespeare. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Mr. Charles Longston
Engage, Inspire, Innovate… Always Learning

Dates to Remember

December 5th – KA and KB to Wildwood p.m.
December 6th – Sub Day
December 6th – To bean or not to bean fundraiser due
December 7th – PA Day (No School)
December 10th – Candy Cane sale for Gr.5/6 trip
December 11th – Central Band performing at 2:05 p.m.
December 12th – Melton performance at 9:30 a.m.
December 13th – Melton performance at 2:00 p.m.
December 14th – Pizza Day
December 21st – Last day of class
January 7th – School resumes

Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the performance of ‘Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman’. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us as both Kindergarten classes, Ms Davis’ Grade 1/2 class, Ms Montgomery and Mr. Green’s Grade 1/2 class, Mrs. Zehr’s Grade 2/3 class and Mrs. Ryder’s Grade 3/4 class take to the stage. There are two opportunities to share in this charming musical – Wednesday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, December 13 at 2 p.m.. The performance will take place in the gym and run approximately 1 hour.

The Grade 4/5 and 5/6 classes will take part in a performance in the spring. More details on that as we get closer.