During Waste Reduction Week, October 21st-27th, the City of Kamloops is holding a Waste-Free Lunch Challenge. We are requesting your cooperation in helping your child pack a waste-free lunch for our challenge. Each day your child brings a waste-free lunch they will be able to put their name into a draw for eco-friendly prizes, as well as help their class win prizes for their classroom.
The goal of the week is to:
Celebrate and learn about Waste Reduction Week by reducing the amount of waste we create from school lunches
Create awareness around reducing and encourage and promote the use of reusable containers
Encourage healthy and nutritious lunches (many pre-packaged lunch items contain significant amounts of sodium, preservatives and fat)
Help you as a parent reduce the cost of lunches (a waste-free lunch can cost as little as $2.50 per day, whereas a regular lunch containing pre-packaged items can cost $4.50 or more per day)
Parents and Guardians are encouraged to participate at home. With the goal of reducing waste, the City of Kamloops is offering FREE downsizing on garbage containers throughout the week. Please call 250-828-3461 to get a smaller container. Detailed videos on how to pack or shop for a waste-free lunch are available by following the link at http://www.kamloops.ca/environment/wastefreelunch.shtml.
We look forward to your support and hope you will continue packing waste-free lunches on a regular basis following the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tips for Waste-Free Lunches:
Reusable food containers
Refillable drink bottle
Stainless steel utensils
Only pack as much food as your child will eat
0Monday: City of Kamloops presentation (see above); skating in the afternoon
Thursday: Papa John' pizza
Friday: In-service day for teachers. No school for kids.
Mon. Oct. 28 - skating
Thurs. Oct 31 - Hallowe'en dance - no masks or weapons please
Fri. Nov. 1 - Kamloops City garbage truck will visit
Language Arts: As well as continuing with our language skills, we have begun a novel study called Moses, Me and Murder. This is an historical novel that takes place during the Gold Rush in Barkerville.
Math: Both grades continue to focus on grade specific skills in comparing large numbers (greater, less than and equal to) and place value.
PLEASE START TO MEMORIZE THOSE MULTIPLICATION TABLES.
MONSTER MATCH MATERIALS:
It is now time for us to build a monster from the written description of our partner class. Today your child will bring home a list of things we need to collect.
Enjoy your week. Cheers. firstname.lastname@example.org