May Gumbo Limbo Newsletter

Dear Gumbo Limbo Families,

We’ve been real busy with our African Unit. The children are getting so excited. The students have been creating African crafts in the classroom and also learning about different African instruments and singing African folk songs with Ms. Ann. A big thank you to her time with the children, they really enjoy her music class!

As our Cultural Immersion Day approaches we will be transforming our classroom into an African living museum; displaying our studies and research. The individual projects ‘Habitats’ which the children have been making at home should come in no later than the 10th of May in order to display the children’s work for Cultural Immersion day which is the on the 12th.

As we approach our last weeks of school we are mentally preparing ourselves for the clean up and organization of our classroom, any help would be very much appreciated during the week of 12th-16th of June after school has finished. Also this year the Gumbos are responsible for the school wide end of year party clean up. Please check up if you need to complete parent hours. All parents are invited to help and assist.

Important dates:
Monday May 12th Cultural Immersion Day

May 15th and 18th Kindergarten and Elementary field trips

Thursday June 8th Graduating  Kindergarten Parents’ Thank You Breakfast 8:00-8:30, followed by video interview of students 8:30-9:00, then Kindergarten Graduation 5:30-6:00.

Thursday June 8th  6:15 All families are invited to our End of Year Party Pot Luck

Friday, June 9th  We are  thinking of having a  fun day with an end of year class party on the last day of school, any parent involvement, any fun ideas, and activity ideas are very welcome.

Thank you to all, our parent conferences went well and some good information was shared. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our room mum, Narceline, and also to all who provide our daily delicious snacks, throughout the year, A BIG thank you.

As we look forward to seeing you all for our Open Cultural Immersion day and Art Show the Children will be displaying their own individual pieces, as well as our large Auction piece. Which is coming along nicely with all the Mahoganies that where given to create this art inspired by Africa. All proceeds from the auctioned art piece goes to our class. All Primary and Elementary classes will be open for all to browse and admire, the students hard work and visit all the different continents! We really look forward to sharing and seeing you at this great event.

We will also be having a 50/50 raffle this night.  Funds raised benefit our Primary playground renovation. We are endeavoring to beautify and renovate our Primary playground  by adding more green space, fort areas, and interactive activities. All donations are truly appreciated. Make a donation today towards next year’s Work/Pay or Fundraising hours.

LOOK out for Summer camp info and sign up sheets we have (4) four, two-week sessions available. Summer camp will start on the week of the 19th June.

Love and peace Ms. Nicole and Ms.Pascale