We return to school on January 10 after what I hope has been a restful three week break. When we left school in December the weather was extremely cold and students had spent much of the previous two weeks inside. Hopefully the new year will continue to bring much more friendly weather conditions so we can all go outside and play in the snow, although the weather report isn't cooperating until Thursday!
Please remember to have your children always dress as if we were going to be spending time outdoors, and ensure that they have a winter coat, boots, hats, mittens or gloves and a scarf, as well as snow pants. If your child does not have appropriate outdoor clothing, please contact their teacher and we will do our best to find something in our Community Closet that will fit them. Please do not send your child to school if you consider them unwell. When children are not feeling well they recover much more quickly at home and also don't share their illness with classmates and staff. If your child is well enough to be at school, they will be expected to go outside when the weather is above -20.
The cold weather in December also meant that we were forced to reschedule our day at Village Square Leisure Center. We had many parents and grandparents who had signed up to volunteer for this exciting day and we are hoping to have at least as many for the rescheduled date that is still to be confirmed early in February. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to learn more or contact Mrs. Goulder at the school office to begin the process.
Kindergarten Registration begins on January 10!
Do you have a child who will be at least four years old on or before March 1? If so, they are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year! We will be excited to meet with you and let you know about our kindergarten program at DHS!
We operate on a modified calendar, all of our students, including kindergarten, begin on August 15, 2017.
In order to register your child, you will need to complete a registration form. You can obtain one from the school office or download it here.
Bring the completed registration form, your child’s proof of age and legal name (birth certificate or passport) and proof of your address (one or more of the following: driver’s licence, municipal/federal correspondence, financial/residential documents or a utility bill) to the school.
If your child is not a Canadian citizen, you will need to register at the admissions office at Kingsland Centre, 7430 5 Street S.W. Phone 403-777-7373, then press 1 to make an appointment. You will need legal proof of your child's name, date of birth and citizenship status in Canada, as well as proof of your address. Acceptable documents include:
The Last Math Challenges
This Week's Math Challenges
This activity is based on another great one from NRich -nrich.maths.org/42
Did you know that the flat surface of a 3 dimensional shape is called a face? Take a cube and hold it in your hand. How many faces do you see?
Now set the cube down on the table in front of you. How many faces can you see?
Place one cube down in front of you on the table. Here is the question to consider
"If you are allowed to walk around the table, bend down low, move your head around in any way that you like, get as near to the cubes as you like, etc. then how many square faces could you see altogether, without lifting up or touching the cubes in any way?''
Draw each arrangement exactly as you see it and write the number of faces you see in your math journal. How many faces can you see if you have three cubes? How many different ways can you arrange the cubes? Do you see the same number of faces? Why?
PE FOCUS – Volleyball
Playground schedule - Division 2 on playground before school and at recess and Division 1 on the playground at lunch time.
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