Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, your one-stop source for news about your son’s upcoming activities and events.

A message from Form 4

Unknown-1Thank you to the parents who came out for the parent information evening last Tuesday. It was wonderful to meet you all, and we look forward to a fantastic year ahead.

For those of you who were unable to attend, please contact Kathryn O’Brien at kobrien@ucc.on.ca or Paul Faggion at pfaggion@ucc.on.ca if you have any questions about the Form 4 program.

Our form trips to Norval were outstanding. The sunny weather, coupled with many happy “campers,” ensured we had a great trip. The boys were engaged and excited to experience their first Norval sleepover. The program was packed with fun and exciting team-building activities.

Both forms have started their first unit of inquiry: “Oh Canada!” Your sons will explore the physical geography, history and culture of Canada in the unit.

This week we began our first book club. All boys will read The Lost Sketch, an exciting adventure set in Northern Ontario. The boys will complete comprehension exercises in class and will be expected to read the book at home.

The independent reading programs have come home for Form 4. Please encourage your son to read daily. If your son needs suggestions for some fantastic books, please ask him to talk with his friends and visit Ms. Love and Ms. Fisher in the library. Thank you for your support in monitoring your son’s reading at home.

Our first math unit focuses on geometry. The boys will work on identifying and labelling line segments as well as exploring the properties of polygons. The study links outline the concepts that we’ve investigated in class.

Please remember to label all of your son’s belongings with his name. It makes it easier to get missing items back to their owners. If your son has misplaced anything, encourage him to visit the Prep lost and found beside the dining hall.

Thank you to parents who’ve been signing your son’s agenda. The agenda is a communication tool that the boys use to record homework and important events. By signing the agenda, you confirm that you’ve seen the homework and are aware of what’s going on at school. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about homework or school events.

We look forward to seeing everyone again on Saturday, Sept. 26 for Association Day. Information about the day and the events will be included in this week’s Heads Up. Please bring your son to the form at 8:30 a.m.