December 1

Salvation Army Food Drive

The Salvation Army Food Drive begins Wednesday, December 1. We are running it like last year – – but I know that may feel like about 27 years ago, so here’s the recap:

  • We are setting a $ amount goal as a school of $6000.00
  • Students/families are invited to DONATE money to the food drive as the Salvation Army has more buying power than we do. All donations go to the SCHOOL OFFICE. Students and families can also e-transfer and debit. If we make our goal by Wednesday, December 15, we will celebrate by having an ANIMAL DRESS UP DAY the first Wednesday we are back in January. There were some comments about animals coming 2 by 2, but it may be too soon yet for that . . .
  • Students can wear animal onesies, or other animal items. Our usual guideline is that 3 items means you are dressed up.
November 29

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Recent events have shaken up our normal schedule. Yet we’re getting back on track. I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season as we start to decorate and have themed activities.

Here are your objectives this week:

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list M2. Our test will be on November 29.
  • Writing: We are learning to write event stories with transition words.
  • Reading: We are learning to visualize as we read.
  • Math: We will learn to use mental math to quickly find sums and differences.
  • Social Studies: We will present and discuss our different cultures.
  • Science: We are learning how and why we classify living things.
  • Art: We will learn to make snowflakes and decorate the class for Christmas.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of rules. Our memory verse is Psalm 118:29.

Important Reminders

  • December 15 Christmas Sweater Day – make sure to wear something for our Christmas Concert.
    • Many students have asked, “But what if I don’t have a Christmas sweater?”.  Good question.  Here are the options for the Christmas concert:
      1. a long-sleeved Christmas themed Tshirt, sweatshirt or sweater
      2. a long-sleeved plain T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater
      3. a long-sleeved Tshirt, sweatshirt or sweater turned inside out, if there is a design that doesn’t fit our Christmas theme.

      Any choice of jeans or dark pants/skirts are preferable to complete the students’ ensemble.

  • December 17 Last Day of School before Christmas Break – Dismissal at 11:30
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – Please make sure students are spending some time skip counting by 2, 3, 5, 9, and 10 on their hundreds chart.
November 22

Important Updates

Parent Teacher Day

Parent teacher day will now be held via Google Meet. The staff has been asked to stay home. If you need to meet in person, please let me know. My email is: dwolfsen@highroadacademy.com

Salvation Army Food Drive

Our food drive begins Wednesday, December 1.  Our school goal is $6,000. If we can meet our goal by Wednesday, December 15, then we will celebrate by having an Animal Dress Up Day the first Wednesday that we are back in January.

Guatemala Fundraising

The Pay To Wear Casual Clothes Day and Hot lunch fundraising has been postponed due to focus on the food drive and flood relief efforts.

 

November 21

Mission Briefing

Update: The spelling list now refers to the correct list – M1

Hello Agents,

We are back to class this week! (hopefully) So we will get back to what we were going to do last week. As for the field trip, hopefully we can reschedule it.

Please make sure to sign up for Parent Teacher Interviews here (this Friday, November 26) and make sure to indicate if you would like to meet online or in person.

This Wednesday will be Jersey Day, so feel free to wear casual clothes if you would like to wear a jersey to support your favourite sports team.

Here are your objectives this week:

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list M1. Our test will be on November 29.
  • Writing: We will learn to use personification in our personal narratives.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are using our knowledge of place value to properly set up and solve 3 digit addition and subtraction problems..
  • Social Studies: We are continuing to present our brochures and learning about each other’s cultures.
  • Science: We will finish our matter assessment and begin learning about classification of living things.
  • Art: We will learn to use value to create a sense of distance in a landscape painting.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of rules. Our memory verse is Psalm 118:29.

Important Reminders

  • November 24 Jersey Day
  • November 26 Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – Please make sure students are spending some time skip counting by 2, 3, 5, 9, and 10 on their hundreds chart.
November 17

A Message from our Administration Team

I cannot imagine what difficulties different families are going through, yet I hope everyone knows that we all want to help in whatever way we can. Please let your needs be known.

Here is a message from our administration team:

Hello families,
We are hoping that you are staying safe and dry. When we left on Wednesday, no one could have imagined that we would be in this position now. However, we know that God is in control. As Joshua 1:9 says, “….Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
You should have received an email last night from the Highroad Admin with some details regarding today. If you have not received it, please let the office know or check your email folders as it contains some important information about what is happening at Highroad Academy.
As many of our families, including staff members, are facing challenges, we are not focusing on academics right now. Rather, we are looking at ways we can perhaps serve others even in small ways. However, if you are looking for things for your children to do while at home, we have put together some activities focusing on kindness and ways to be thoughtful at this time. The pictures below have lots of activities attached that can be done at any age level. Clicking on the pictures below will bring up a larger image.
Students can also spend some time writing down their reflections on what is happening around them like a diary. Their writing can focus on what they are seeing, hearing and feeling.

These activities are entirely optional. We understand that there may be other priorities or even ways your family can be of service in your community that are more important.

Above all, we are praying for you, and we hope that we get to be together again soon.
November 15

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I hope everyone is able to stay safe and dry with this weather, and hopefully school will resume soon so we can complete our fun projects for parents to see when we meet.

Sign up for Parent Teacher Interviews here (November 26) and make sure to indicate if you would like to meet online or in person.

This Wednesday is Jersey Day, so feel free to wear casual clothes if you would like to wear a jersey to support your favourite sports team.

Field Trip

Thursday, November 18, we are going to the Leisure Centre to swim. We will leave at 9:05 am (please be on time) and return by 11:00 am. Our swim time starts at 9:30, so please be on time. Students may wear casual clothes.

Bring a swimsuit, towel, and a life jacket if needed.

Parents are welcome to join us; however, we must have a criminal record check for you on file with the office.

Here are your objectives this week:

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L6. Our test will be on November 22.
  • Writing: We will learn to use personification in our personal narratives.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are using our knowledge of place value to properly set up and solve 3 digit addition and subtraction problems..
  • Social Studies: We are continuing to present our brochures and learning about each other’s cultures.
  • Science: We will learn how mass has weight and how to compare it.
  • Art: We will learn to use value to create a sense of distance in a landscape painting.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of rules. Our memory verse is Psalm 118:29.

Important Reminders

  • November 17 Jersey Day
  • November 18 Swimming Field Trip
  • November 26 Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – Please make sure students are spending some time skip counting by 2, 3, 5, 9, and 10 on their hundreds chart.
November 2

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Parent/Teacher interviews are soon approaching. If you are limited in your available times, please let me know as soon as possible. I look forward to sharing what we have learned this year.

Field Trip

Thursday, November 18, we are going to the Leisure Centre to swim. We will leave at 9:05 am and return by 11:00 am. Our swim time starts at 9:30, so please be on time. Students may wear casual clothes.

Bring a swimsuit, towel, and a life jacket if needed.

Parents are welcome to join us; however, we must have a criminal record check for you on file with the office.

Here are your objectives this week:

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L5. Our test will be on November 8.
  • Writing: We will learn how to organize information for writing about something we know.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are continuing our study of place value and learning how to use the hundreds chart.
  • Social Studies: We are presenting our brochures and learning about each other’s cultures. I will send a booklet home to complete.
  • Science: We will learn how mass has weight and how to compare it.
  • Art: We will create remembrance day art.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of rules. Our memory verse is Psalm 34:8.

Important Reminders

  • November 11 Remembrance Day – no school
  • November 18 Swimming Field Trip
  • November 26 Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – Please make sure students are spending some time skip counting by 2, 3, 5, and 10 on their hundreds chart.
October 24

Mission Briefing: Field Trip Monday!

Hello Agents,

The field trip to Maan Farms is Monday! It looks like it might be raining, so be prepared with boots, a rain jacket, and maybe even an umbrella.

Last week was a lot of fun experimenting with balloons and gases. I look forward to more experiments and fun stories!

 

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L4. Our test will be on November 1.
  • Writing: We will learn how to describe people with similes in our writing.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are continuing our study of place value.
  • Social Studies: We are creating travel brochures that highlight the important features of the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn more about the behaviour and properties of gas.
  • Art: We will learn how to create contrast in our art.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honesty. Our memory verse is Revelations 21:4.

Important Reminders

  • October 25 Field Trip to Maan Farms –
  • October 26 Individual Photo Retakes
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice to finish there class assignment.

 

 

October 18

Mission Briefing

Welcome back Agents. We have a short week with a Pro-D (no school) on Friday. I look forward to reading and writing some fun stories with everyone.

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L3. Our test will be on October 25.
  • Writing: We are learning how to write about people we care about with details and feelings.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are continuing our study of place value..
  • Social Studies: We will be creating travel brochures that highlight the important features of the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn the behaviour and properties of gas.
  • Art: We will learn how to create contrast in our art.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honesty. Our memory verse is Revelations 21:4.

Important Reminders

  • October 22 Pro-D – no school
  • October 25 Field Trip to Maan Farms
  • October 26 Individual Photo Retakes
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice to finish there class assignment.
October 12

Mission Briefing: Fall Colours Day and Field Trip

Hello Agents,

Fall Colours Day is tomorrow. Wear casual clothes with fall colours!

We are going on our first Field Trip on October 25 to Maan Farms for a corn maze and variety of fall related activities. We will leave at 10:15 am and return by 3 pm. Please wear casual clothes and be prepared to be outdoors in whatever weather we face. If you would like to join us, meet as at Maan Farms by 11 am, though you will have to pay for yourself and anyone you bring with you.

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list L2. Our test will be on October 18.
  • Writing: We are learning how to plan and write personal narratives.
  • Reading: We are learning how to connect with what we read.
  • Math: We are learning place value.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about the different regions of Canada.
  • Science: We will learn how gas is matter.
  • Art: We will learn about warm and cool colours.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of honesty.

Important Reminders

  • October 13 Fall Colours Day – Wear casual clothes with fall colours.
  • October 22 Pro-D – no school
  • October 25 Field Trip to Maan Farms
  • October 26 Individual Photo Retakes
  • Fridays are Knight Days, so feel free wear a casual clothes if with a knight shirt.
  • Homework – I have been sending math assignments home with some agents if they could use the practice to finish there class assignment.