Grade 5F Father Turcotte School

Welcome to the 5F class page! 

Updates for the Week:
February 20th - February 24th
M-Family Day (no school)
T-Reading Homework sheet this week (due Friday)
W-Read each night and study times tables 
Th-Ski At Vista Ridge for Grades 4,5 and 6
F- Success Assembly at 2:00pm
      Think Pink Day (students are asked to wear pink)

February 27th to March 3rd  Teacher Convention Break (No School)
Classes resume Monday, March 6th.

For other updates and information, scroll to the bottom of the page!

Science Club Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Grade 5/6 Boys' Basketball Club Wednesdays 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Grade 5/6 Girls' Basketball Club Wednesdays 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Welcome to February!  After a cold January, maybe the weather will start to warm up.  Who knows?  Maybe the groundhogs will predict an early spring on February 2nd!  We continue to progress through the curriculum and students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities every day!

Just a reminder to parents that students do have weekly homework and that they should be reading every night for 20 minutes and recording their reading on the home reading sheet.  Reading sheets can be returned any time.  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.

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.

In order to have students take responsibility for their learning, there will be at least one task for students to complete at home each week.  I would also like students to read every night at home for 15 to 20 minutes.  You can track their home reading on a log sheet that will be due at the end of the month.
Homework tasks will be assigned on Monday and is due at the end of the week.  
Students that do not have homework assignments handed in must complete their overdue work before gym class and at lunch.

Have a great month!  

Father Turcotte school now has a way for parents to purchase school clothing.  Check out the site at

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!

Mr. D. Forster

"Practice Makes Improvement!" 
Upcoming Events:
February 1st Winter Walk Day
February 2nd/3rd Reconciliation at school
February 16th-Family Dance 6:00pm-7:30pm
February 23rd- Grade 4,5,6 Ski Day
February 24th Success Assembly (wear pink day)


Friday, February 10th-no school (PLF)
Friday, February 17th-no school (PLF)
Monday February 20th-no school (Family Day)
February 27th to March 3rd-no school
                                    (Teacher Convention Break)