January 18

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

These days have been very productive. I’m so glad to see everyone getting back into the spirit of learning. Wednesday is PJ day, so remember to wear some comfy clothes!

Here are your objectives this week:

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list M6. Our test will be on January 24.
  • Writing: We are writing and editing event stories.
  • Reading: We are learning to visualize as we read.
  • Math: We are beginning to learn how to multiply. Practice with skip counting at home will be very helpful.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about Coast Salish perspectives and culture.
  • Science: We are learning to write animal reports to describe the differences between animals and their ecosystems.
  • Art: We will learn to paint a snowy scene with lines that create perspective.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of being responsible.

Important Reminders

  • January 19 PJ Day
  • January 31 Pro D – No School
January 10

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Welcome to the new year! I look forward to getting back into fun learning projects with everyone.

Here are your objectives this week:

  • Spelling: Follow the link to spelling city for list M4. Our test will be on January 17.
  • Writing: We are writing event stories about our break.
  • Reading: We are learning to visualize as we read.
  • Math: We are beginning to learn how to multiply. Practice with skip counting at home will be very helpful.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about Coast Salish perspectives and culture.
  • Science: We are learning how and why we classify living things.
  • Art: We will learn to paint leaves.
  • Bible: We will learn the importance of forgiveness.

Important Reminders

  • January 19 PJ Day
  • January 31 Pro D – No School
December 9

Christmas Briefing

Hello Elven Agents,

The Christmas season is upon as, and we must spread merry cheer everywhere! The last few days of class are filled with Christmas themed activities, using our academic skills to learn the lessons of the Christmas spirit.

  • Spelling: We will fit one more spelling list in with a test on Tuesday. Follow the link to spelling city for list M3. Our test will be on December 14.
  • Language Arts: We will read a variety of Christmas books and do writing activities with them.
  • Math: We are continuing to work on our mental math. Please keep up your home practice of skip counting over the break!
  • Social Studies: We will study the history of Christmas and ways different cultures celebrate the season.
  • Science: We will do Christmas themed experiments and reports.
  • Art: We will do Christmas themed arts and crafts.
  • Bible: We will learn about the Christmas story and be reading a variety of verses on the birth of Jesus. Mostly from Luke 2.

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 T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater
      2. a long-sleeved plain T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater
      3. a long-sleeved T-shirt, 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
  • Homework – Please make sure students are spending some time skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 on their hundreds chart.
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.