Welcome Back to Mr. McGaughey’s Class


Welcome back to Mr. McGaughey’s gifted class at Bayview public school.  I had a lovely vacation with my family including a  camping trip to the Rockies in Alberta.  

Seven students are returning to our class.   Our timetable is greatly simplified from last year.  The Junior students (Grade 5-6) will be in my classroom (room 128) from 8:55 am -12:05 pm then switch to Mrs. Parliament’s class 111 from 12:05-3:15pm. The Intermediate Students (Grade 7-8) will be in Ms. Young’s class 121 from 8:55 am -12:05 pm then switch to gifted class 128 from 12:05-3:15pm.

Here is a complete schedule for our class. This may be subject to change over the next few weeks. You can click on the picture for a larger view.
Mr. McGaughey's Gifted Class Schedule

Newsletters and annual permission forms for walking trips, computer use, etc… will be going home this afternoon. As soon as all walking permission forms are in we will go for a class frisbee golf trip at Little Lake Park. Watch later this month for a full class newsletter of upcoming events.

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March 2-6 Agenda

Please return this section to school daily so we can add notes to it during the week.

Sharing this week Sharing this week o as over, note or otter

Our class webpage is now at http://mcgaughey.edublogs.org
Date Parent// Teacher Comments
Monday March 2

Library today

Sharing today: Morgan

Tuesday  March 3

Sharing today: Riley W. Max

We have a concert in the library with the Wild Turkeys at 9:00



Wednesday  March 4 Kindergarten A Day

Sharing today: Riley B., Brayden, Holden

Hot Dog Day:  $1.00/hot dog


Dinosaur School

Thursday  March 5

Sharing today: Maya, Curtis


Pizza day $1.50/slice

Friday   March 6: Kindergarten A Day Kindergarten Students come to school today

Sharing today: Aaliyah

Shared Reading Books go home

Miss Beausoleil has prepared a yummy special math, art, and language unit that we will be working on today.



(Feel Free to cut off this Section to hang on the Fridge).

Sharing next week o as over, note or otter:  Monday March 9:  Amy, Makenzie.


March 9:  Report Cards go home.

Dates to Remember

November 30: Report Cards go home.

December 2,3: Student Involved Conferences: Check your Report Card Envelope for your appointment time.

December 14: Field Trip to Huronia Museum in the Morning. Please return your $8.00 and permission form ASAP

Dates to Remember

September 28: 9:30 volunteer orientation training

September 28: Scholastic Lucky Book Orders Due

September 29: Picture Day- Remember to bring back your order envelope.

October 5: Last Day for entries for the Fire Chief for the Day contest

October 6: Last day to return Fall Fair permission forms

October 8: Elmvale Fall Fair: Lunch at 11:15 (No Pizza). Parade starts at 12:00.

October 13: QSP Magazine Fundraising orders due

Terry Fox

On Tuesday September 21, we have the Terry Fox Run at our school.

Terry Fox tried to run across Canada except he didn’t make it.
He ran 40 to 50 kilometres each day. He stopped at Thunder Bay.

Terry Fox wanted to raise money for cancer research.

You can find out more about Terry Fox at the Terry Fox Foundation website

Dates to Remember

Sharing Theme next week: May 9-13 br as in broom

Spelling This Week:

  • Canadian Spelling (Green): Unit 28: Consonant Sound s: page 133, 134:
    elephant, rabbit, nice, place, bunny, lion, all, ball, rice, down, bear
  • Practise Your Spelling (Blue) Unit 17: ea words: clean dream mean leaf
    lean bread bean head cream dead

Mr. McGaughey`s Students of the Month for April are: Trevor, William and
Alexander H.

May 3: Bicycle Safety presentations in gym (9:00)

May 4: 1:30 pm Poetry Presentations in gym. Chelsey, Alijah, Benjamin,
Jamie and Abby will be presenting for our class

May 6: 9:00: Assembly in Gym. Our class will be singing All God`s
Creatures have a Place in the Choir

Wednesday May 11: Field Trip to Metro Toronto Zoo: Please Return
Permission forms ASAP

Thursday May 12: Spring Picture Day.

*Keep practicing telling time and counting coins.

Dates to Remember:

Remember to bring in your completed at-home reading logs. Starting this week, students who have not completed any at-home reading may need to stay in at recess for reading practice.

Skating: January 11, 18,25, February 1

Share and Show: Starting this week, each child will have a weekly opportunity to share something beginning with a certain sound.There will be a reminder in the agenda about with your child’s sharing day.

The theme this week (January 3-7) is m… as in monster or alarm.

On short weeks, we will combine Monday and Tuesday groups if there is no school on Monday and Thursday and Friday Groups if there is no school on Friday.

Monday: Chelsey, Jessa, Andrei, William
Tuesday: Abby, Jamie, Samantha H., Nickolas, Mikayla
Wednesday: Bailey, Trevor, Alijah, Kurt . Alexander H
Thursday: Liam, Madison, Matthew, Ketura, Brennan
Friday: Alex W., Breanna, Ben, Samantha B.

• Starting next Monday, we will have weekly spelling tests, and your child will be working with a grade 2 spelling textbook. On Tuesdays, your child will copy their spelling list to bring home to practice. During the week he/or she will complete assignments in class using their words, and the test will be on the following Monday, so they can practice on the weekend.

January 10: Spelling Test Unit 1

Dates to Remember

December 10: Jack About the Beanstalk: play at school: Bring $1.00 to cover expenses.

December 14: Field Trip to Huronia Museum in the Morning. Please return your $8.00 and permission form ASAP.

Dates to Remember

Please return your information forms and agenda money as soon as possible.

September 23: 7:00 Meet the Teacher Night

September 28: 9:30 volunteer orientation training

September 29 and 30: Picture Day