St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School

Grade 4

2022-2023

Welcome, Grade 4 Families! Here you will find important information regarding our classroom:

Contact Information
Email: mdelfin@stanthonyofpaduaschool.ca

Ms. Delfin’s Teaching Philosophy:

  1. Cultivating a love for truth, goodness, and beauty in the classroom and beyond
  2. Creating a classroom where each student respects and cares for one another
  3. Helping students discover their God-given gifts, and encouraging them to share them with the community

Homework:

  • Reading at home for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Students will write their homework and other important information in their planners. Parents/guardians are required to sign their child’s planner to ensure both students and parents are aware of the homework assigned.
  • Students may also have assignments where they need to recite a poem, a story, or a presentation. Please encourage students to practice public speaking in front of a mirror or in front of an audience (such as their family, some stuffed toys, etc.) so they can feel more comfortable speaking in front of the class.

Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) information (occurring October-November):

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/assessment/en-fsa-parent-brochure.pdf

Tech Devices

  • For those who bring devices from home, please make sure they are labeled with your child’s name and that s/he brings earbuds/headphones and charging cords every day.

Physical Health Education class (a.k.a P.H.E or P.E.)

  • Every Monday and Friday mornings (first class of the day, 9:00am to 10:00am), and Wednesday afternoons (last class of the day, 1:30pm to 2:30pm). On Monday and Friday, students are advised to wear their P.H.E uniform and sneakers/running shoes coming to school.
  • P.H.E uniform can be the following: sneakers/runners, P.H.E shirt and shorts with St. Anthony logo, Walk-a-thon t-shirts. Sweatpants are acceptable, but P.H.E uniform shorts are strongly advised.
  • Students will have the option to either change into their school uniform after P.H.E classes in the school washrooms, or wear their P.HE. uniform under their school uniform. Please remember that P.H.E class requires sneakers/running shoes, and the rest of the day requires black school shoes.

Administrative Information

  • If your child is sick, please keep them home until s/he is feeling better.
  • Please make sure that all of your child’s uniform items are labeled with his/her name.

I am excited for our school year ahead, and once again, welcome!

Warm regards and God bless,

Ms. Delfin