Grade 5F Father Turcotte School

Welcome to the 5F class page!
December is a busy month.  There are several activities going on at school are we get ready to celebrate the holidays!  We will be celebrating Advent each week and focusing on what makes Christmas a special time of the year!  Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for colder conditions, as students do stay outside if it is warmer than -20ºC.  For the students, the holiday break begins on December 22nd.  Classes will resume in the new year on January 8th!   I wish everyone a Merry Christmas! 

As you may have heard, we have a school wide goal of seeing every student improve their reading.

To work toward this goal, 5F has chosen to target reading at home.  Our classroom reading goal is to have students read at home for 18 000 minutes by Christmas vacation.  
Please set a time to have your child read for 15 minutes.  It could be a chapter book, a magazine a comic book or what ever!  
Currently we are 94%% of the way to our goal!  We only have  9 80 minutes to go!!

Updates for the Week:
December 4th - 8th
M- Students should read 15-20 minutes each night  
T- Please sign the permission form for the trip to Holy Trinity on December 8th.  We are going to see the play "Shrek: the musical".

W-Grades 3,4,5 & 6 Christmas Concert
Th-K, 1 and 2 Christmas Concer
F- Trip to Holy Trinity for "Shrek: the musical"

For additional reminders about upcoming events and important dates, please see the bottom of the page!
A reminder to parents that Father Turcotte School is an APPLE School, so I have been encouraging students to drink water in class and not bring sugary juices and sports drinks.  Please check out the APPLE School link on the school home page to check out information about healthy choices.  When sending lunches and snacks to school, please make sure that students are bringing nut free food items, because there are nut allergies in our class.  As a Leader in Me school, we are teaching students 7 habits that will have a positive influence in their lives.   We want students to make good choices that will keep them on a path to success!

Turcotte School has secured funding for a nutrition program.  Starting in September, all students will be offered breakfast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (when there is school).  Lunch will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday.  This is a free program!!

I also encourage you to remind your children not to bring their electronic devices to school as we are concerned with lost or damaged items.  As well, we are trying to promote interactions between kids and reduce screen time.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!

Mr. D. Forster

"Practice Makes Improvement!" 
Upcoming Events:
December 6th and 7th Christmas Concerts
December 8th Trip to Holy Trinity
December 13th Success Assembly


December 15th-No school
December 22nd-No school

Christmas Break:  December 22 - January 7th

Classes resume January 8th