February 18, 2018

Family Day Weekend

Happy Family Day Weekend!

I am hoping everyone had a great family day weekend and are ready to begin the school week! We had busy week last week! We began the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday with a school service in the gym. Check our twitter feed to see some things that were happening in the classroom. 

In Math, we are finishing up linear measurement this week, with a focus on surface area. As the week comes to an end, we will shift our focus to mass and capacity. 

In Language, we have begun sorting our thinking and are beginning to write biographies about influential individuals from black history. Please stay tuned to see their creations! Students will be creating 3D figures of their person. Don't forget to begin bringing in materials for your character. 

In Religion, we continue to focus on Confirmation preparation.

Interviews will be held this Tuesday, February 20, 2018. If you have not booked yet and would like an interview, please do so at the following link https://msporcari.youcanbook.me/

Have a great short week!
A. Porcari

February 6, 2018

Message from the Church- Confirmation


We would like to advise you that, as part of the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, all children are expected to go to Confession before the Confirmation ceremony on May 12th. We suggest that they attend one of the evening sessions that are being held for the First Reconciliation of the Grade 2 students, at which time there will be 3 priests hearing Confession in the church.

The Grade 2's are making their First Reconciliation on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in St. Bernard Church: 
St Bernard School February 28th
St Thomas More School March 7th

St. Marguerite d'Youville School March 21st

Your Grade 6 children can go to Reconciliation on any of these nights; you do not have to go on the night that your school's Grade 2's are making their First Reconciliation.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact the church.

February 4, 2018

Let it Snow...Let it Snow

Happy snowy day! It seems like just yesterday we returned from Christmas break..hard to believe almost a month has passed! We have been very busy in our classroom with many different initiatives.

In math, we have explored area and perimeter using the robots as a way to explore metric conversions. We are now moving to finding area of triangles and parallelograms. Please continue to have your child work through some of the videos and games found on the blog here.

In language, we have just finished wrapping up narrative writing, with a focus on fables. Stay tuned to read our classroom digital book on fables. This month, we shift our focus to Black History month. We will be reading and analyzing books, and videos about the hardships endured by many African Americans and Canadians.

We have begun our focus on religion on Confirmation. Reminder that confirmation will take place May 12. The Confirmation retreat will be held Mar 3. In preparation, students will bring home some weekly work on topics surrounding confirmation.

I wish you a great week!
A. Porcari

January 14, 2018




(taken from “Big Ideas by Dr. Small”):
  1. There is always value in estimating a measurement.
  2. The length of an object is a one-dimensional attribute. Length can be the measurement of a single measure of an object or a combined linear measure, like perimeter.


GOAL: I can convert metric units between kilometres, metres, centimetres and millimetres.
GOAL: I can use a ruler to measure to nearest tenth of centimeter (i.e. mm).


  • select and justify the most appropriate standard unit (i.e., millimetre, centimetre, decimetre, metre, kilometre) to measure length, height, width, and distance;
  • solve problems requiring conversion from metres to centimetres and from kilometres to metres (Sample problem: Describe the multiplicative relationship between the number of centimetres and the number of metres that represent a length. Use this relationship to convert 5.1 m to centimetres.);

December 17, 2017

The 3rd Week of Advent!

Today marks the 3rd week of Advent. Today Jesus talks about John the Baptist. He told about the coming of Jesus. We also know from the scripture that John was the son of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. John told the people to prepare the way for the coming of God. This week we light the third candle. This candle is pink.  It symbolizes joy. Think about the joy that comes from the love of Jesus.  May we spread the joy of Jesus’ love with everyone we meet.

In this Advent season, we can plan weekly actions that help us to prepare for the coming of Jesus. How can you open your heart to get ready for Jesus?

God our Father, help us to continue to keep peace in our hearts as we come closer to Christmas. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen 

Upcoming Events 
Reminder this week is Christmas stocking week!
Dec 20- Christmas Craft at 1:00- parents welcome
Dec 21- Snowflake Sale
Dec 22- Last day before Christmas Break