First off, I just cannot believe we are already here at the end of our journey; it truly amazes me to see how far your children have come since they first walked through our doors in September. I want to say a sincere thank you to each of you for trusting me with your children, not only to help guide them but to also teach them a new language, and I will say they have all absolutely blown me away with all their capabilities and new language acquisitions. I myself was quite intimated when I first started this year, thinking about how I could be the best version of myself while speaking another language. I have all of your children to thank for encouraging me to keep going! When I hear some of my friends say “bonjour” to fellow teachers in the hallways or “Merci” when something is handed to them, watching them complete a task I had asked them to do, but in French, like putting work away or washing their hands, my heart is full from all of it and I hope each and every one of your beautiful children feel pride in themselves.

As we wrap up the school year I would like all of YOU as parents to give yourselves a huge pat on the back. Your support and kindness has made this “job” fulfilling and the love you have for your children shines brightly through them each day as they enter our room. We are so blessed to have this moment in time together.

I hope everyone has a joyous summer spent with the people you love doing the things you love, whether it’s camping, cottage, or even traveling… remember to HAVE FUN and enjoy the moments, they pass quickly.

All my love and utmost respect,

Mme Craigie.

Casa North

Bonjour tout le monde,

The students of Casa North have welcomed their French language programming this term with open arms.

When they begin the year, they are wide-eyed, full of questions about what things mean, and in some cases steering clear of me or playing shy to avoid French work!

Now, French is fully engrained in our classroom! The students are singing louder and responding to books and questions during our French circle. What a pleasure for me to see some of the children playing “Madame” in the classroom or at recess. I am proud of each of them for their effort of practicing French with each other.

At this time of the school year, it’s always nice to see how much vocabulary they have learned all year long and they feel comfortable using it.

A daily joke from our students: “Madame like cerises (cherry) but she is scared of souris (mouse)! Ha ha ha!!” Two different words that sound very similar but mean two different things.

Congratulations to all our graduate students; I will miss them!

Bonne continuation!

Mme Murati.

Casa South

Incroyable! Nous sommes déjà dans les dernières semaines d’école!

I would like to thank all our families for your kind support and confidence you had in us. It has been a wonderful year of growing and learning.

Comme enseignante, c’était une expérience magnifique et un privilège de vous avoir enseigner.

Félicitations à nos chers gradués Caden, Georgia, Leo, et Mariana.

Bonnes vacances et bonne santé à vous tous! ☀️❤️

Mme Renée Perazzo.

**Mme Perazzo captured a student singing to herself in French while working this morning:


This week we found a break in the rain and went out to explore the natural world within our neighbourhood. Our youngest students visited the Hill Street Community Garden <> to identify different plants and their parts. The garden is a place where local residents can rent a seasonal plot from the city, promoting organic methods, improving food security, and encouraging community members to meet. We connected our recent biology work with our lessons in art, learning about botanical illustration. Having previously explored impressionism in art, students were now asked to pursue realistic representations with their drawing. The children were encouraged to note details about a plant or plant structure and pay attention to shape, line, and colour. Older students travelled south toward the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath. They learned about the Bruce Trail User’s Code and how to read and follow trail blazes. After hiking 2.5 km, the students stopped for a snack and heard the story of how the Niagara Escarpment was formed through the shifting of tectonic plates, climate change, and the movement and melting of glaciers. On the way back to school, they stopped to look at the Chedoke Falls and the different layers of sedimentation visible up the face of the cliff. Everyone returned to school with a big appetite and an even bigger smile!

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Marissa and Michelle.

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