Sister Gloria School Newsletter: The Month that was October 2018

Message from the Principal

This month at SGS is busy.

Volleyball has come to and end and the start of Floor Hockey will begin.

There will be a Book Fair and meet the teacher evening on November 21. We will be serving supper for those who are in attendance between 4:30 and 5:30. The book fair will run from 4-6: Books make a great Christmas Gift.

Report Card day and parent/teacher interviews are being held on November 29th. Snacks will be served. Please take the time to come and discuss your child's progress with the classroom teacher.

Just a reminder that December is almost here and we will be having our Annual Christmas Concert, student/staff Christmas Dinner and Santa Day during the week of December 1--14.

Thanks to all the coaches for a great volleyball season and the time they have given to the students, it is appreciated. Good Luck to all the coaches that are up next for Floor Hockey. This year we will also have an operational outdoor rink for student and community use, we will up[date you when it is ready on Facebook.

Have a great month everyone.

Mr. Morrison

Special Education

Happy November Sister Gloria School,

It has been a very busy October in the special education classroom. We officially started the life skills kitchen program and the groups of 7-9 students have had the opportunity to use our new home economics kitchen to make chocolate chip cookies and hotdog mummies for halloween. Over the month of November we hope to start giving back to the elders of Garden River by delivering some of the goodies we make at school.

Megan Coley and I also took the senior high girls volleyball team to high level. Although we did not come back victorious we enjoyed our trip and the girls played with lots of heart.

Of course in the special education room we also got involved in the halloween spirit. All the students looked wonderful in their spooky costumes at the costume parade!

Ms. Jenn dressed as a colony of spiders and John dressed as a carton of milk

Raelyn & Ms. Jenn with their hot dog mummies

Hot Dog Mummies

The senior high girls volleyball team in High Level

Until next time,
Jenn Roop
Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Coley


Dear families,

We have such outstanding, fun-loving students at our school! Last newsletter, I wrote about “Falling in Love with Life,” which is much easier to do if you’re willing to spend time with new people and try new things. In the past couple of months, brave students have tried worm farming, tree planting, vegetable tasting, rock hunting and silly-game playing. It all adds up to fun memories, friendships and enjoyment of school life.

Thanks to all these students and adults who help make Sister Gloria School an interesting, warm and welcoming place for everyone. Your leadership makes a difference in everyone’s life!

Our Counselling Program: It’s about being well, living well, and knowing that you have someone on your side when you need them.

Miss Stephens

Industrial Arts

Hello everyone, we had a good month in the shop working on coat racks and tool boxes. The grade 9 class are almost done building a new cart to be used in the kitchen.

Mr. Stauffer

Physical Education

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

From the Sports Desk of
Mr. McKay

Outdoor Education

October was a very busy month. We spent the first week with Delmer and Conrad at their fall camp, exploring the trail to the Caribou Mountains and learning how to call moose. The second week was spent on firearms safety and handling, complete with our annual SGS Eagle Eye marksmanship competition on the 12th. Congratulations to Landon Sewepagaham for becoming SGS's 2018 champion! We finished off October by learning about the importance of trapping to Cree culture, in addition to teaching students the basics of setting up a 120 trap for wapestchans.

Mahsi, Creator's blessings to all.
Mr. T

Cree Language and Culture with Niles

For this month, we have been learning about the days of the week, months and telling time in Cree. We also been using technology for this unit. It's been fun so far and the students are learning fast. Feel free to drop in anytime to see what we are doing in class


Cree Language and Culture with Violet

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Miss Violet Blesse

Dear K4 Parents,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Mrs. D’Or & Mrs. Nanooch

K-5 Classroom

Hello from the K5 Classroom!

The kindergarten students learned a lot in October! In language arts they were letters of the alphabet and the sounds that go with each letter. In mathematics they were learning numbers to 10 by writing the numbers and counting objects. In science class we learned about colours and had fun looking for the different colours in magazines and flyers. In social studies we completed a unit called All About Me. In Art class we were learning about cutting along lines, colouring within the lines, and using the glue properly when putting a craft together. The students are also enjoying playing at the different centres that we have in the classroom, they are learning great social skills and how to share with other students. The students have been using the iPads to use apps that are literacy and numeracy based.

One of the apps that you could use at home with your child is Reading Eggs. It is an app that helps the students learn their alphabet and learn how to read. The login in is the students first name.last name and the password is 1234. Please go on the app with your children and let them show you what they are doing.

When you are in the school, please stop by the classroom and come in to see all of the fun and exciting the kindergarten students are doing and learning!

Mrs. Gladue, Mrs. Nanooch, Mrs. D'Or

Grade One

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Ms. Tara Barnett

Grade 2 Classroom

Hello from the grade 2 room,

It’s been a busy fall so far. This month we had a chance to talk about all the people and things that we are thankful for. In math we learnt about odd and even numbers. We have also been working on our phonetic recognition, sight words and writing.

Until next month,

Mrs. S. & Wynter

Grade 3

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Ms. Gail John and Kyler Tallcree

Grade 4

As the leaves fall and the clocks fall back, the Grade Fours had a frighteningly good October. The highlight of the month was, of course, Halloween - and you could tell they were just “dying” to party.

The kids themselves came dressed to impress at the costume parade as did our TA, Marina.

Mr. Pike

Grade 5

October brought a lot of excitement. Students in grade 5 enjoyed decorating our bulletin board with persuasive writing and paintings - and we won! We will be enjoying a pizza party soon. In math, we finished up place value, and completed reading the book "Wonder". We are working on centres in both language and math now, and students are doing great! We look forward to seeing you at the SGS book fair Nov. 19-23 and at Parent Teacher Interviews Nov. 29.

Ms. T and Debra

Grade 6

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Miss Johnstone

Grade 7

Hello to all parents of grade 7 students,

Grade 7 had a fun month in October with some cross curricular activities keeping us busy. In shop class the class has been making a wheel of fortune spinning wheel that pairs in with our weekly spelling competition. We have moved into the world of fractions in math, while exploring the history of Halloween in social studies. In science we also had a fun time learning about how certain reactions work and making a mess in the process. The students also did a great job designing and creating the winning pumpkin for our age group for Halloween. Looking forward to the run up to Christmas and updating you with what we have been up to next.

Until next time,
John Crick
Grades 7

Grade 8-9

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Mr. Tyler

High School English and Social Studies

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Miss Livingstone

High School Math and Science

During October, we did another disection on eyes. Unfortunatly I was not able to take pictures of that one. We also were able to continue learning about the human body in our Science class and we have even been spending time going over questions that would be simular to ones found on the diploma exam. On the fun side, we had a fun halloween but our carved pumkin did not win first prize.

Nick Christofalos
Candidate for
best Math and Science Teacher
in Sister Gloria School
for the 2018-2019 School year