Kingsdale Times
Written by Students for Students

Kingsdale Times

December 2018

From the Editors

The past three months have been absolutely incredible. The students have worked so hard and have put so much time and effort into their articles. We hope that you have been enjoying our newspaper. Happy Holidays to all!! The newspaper will continue in the new year.

Enjoy the holiday break. You deserve it!!!

Merci,

Mme. Lia & Mme. Maria
Editors

 

 

Kingsdale News

  • From December 3rd-5th we had the scholastic book fair.

  • Alexi N. and Mme. Lia won books in a raffle from the book fair.

  • On the 6th we had dance rehearsal in the gym for students and staff only. The theme was Michael Jackson. Amazing job everyone!

  • There was a mystery club activity on the 7th. Hope you enjoyed!

  • There was an after school bake sale. Half of the money is going to the grade 6 grad funds and the other half will go to the SPCA animal shelter.

  • Firefighters came to visit our kindergarten and cycle 1 students to review fire safety and do fun activities with them.

  • On the 12th there was a holiday concert at 1:00 pm. Grades 6, 4 & 2 participated. Good job everyone!

  • The holiday boutique is from the 7th-20th and is taking place in the library.

  • On the 19th there will be a holiday breakfast in the gym for all grades.

  • The 21st is the last day before the holiday break and students are allowed to wear a Christmas sweater.

  • Christmas break is from the 24th of December to the 4th of January.

  • We hope you enjoy your holiday break! Students and teachers return January 7th!

By Brooke

 

The Holidays

You know you love it, I know you love it, We all know you love it. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about Holidays! Not just any holiday, the holiday season in December. Whenever most of the world talks about holidays, we always talk about Christmas or Hanukkah. The thing is, we always forget about the other holidays. Here’s a list of most of the holidays in December:

● Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
● Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
● St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
● Hanukkah (Jewish)
● Christmas Day (Christian)
● Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
● Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
● Kwanzaa (African American)
● Omisoka (Japanese)
● Yule (Pagan)
● Saturnalia (Pagan)

 

These holidays, that you might not have heard of, are holidays celebrated by lots of people in the world. The biggest holiday in December is Christmas, which is almost celebrated worldwide.

Even though everyone celebrates their own holiday, we always have to remember to treat others the way we want to be treated. I hope you have a great holiday, I’ll be at home drinking hot cocoa while eating cookies in bed.  

Song of the Month

All I Want for Christmas
Mariah Carey

There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is
You
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There under the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
'Cause all I want for Christmas is you
I won't ask for much this Christmas
I don't even wish for snow
I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeers click
'Cause I just want you here tonight

Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
All I want for Christmas is you
Ooh baby
All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need
Won't you please bring my baby to me
Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is
You
All I want yeah you, yeah you
All I want for Christmas is you

Songwriters: Mariah Carey / Walter N. Afanasieff
All I Want for Christmas lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

 

 

Jokes of the Month

What do elves post on Facebook?
“Elf-ies”

Where does Santa keep his money?
In a snow bank!

What do you get when you mix a dog with a snowflake?
“In a snowbank”;

What do you get when you mix a dog with a snowflake?
“Frostbite”

What do you get when you mix a dog with a snowflake?
“Frostbite”

What is Jack Frost’s favorite movie?
“The Blizzard of Oz!”

What is a tiger’s favorite Christmas song?
“Jungle Bells”

What’s a polar bear’s favourite cereal?
“Ice Krispies”

By Brooke

 

Les films du mois

Le Grinch

Le casting
● Benedict Cumberbatch
● Rashida Jones
● Pharrell Williams
● Kenan Thompson
● Angela Lansbury

 

Les producteurs
● Brian Grazer
Brian Thomas Grazer est un producteur américain de films et de télévision. Il a co-fondé Imagine Entertainment en 1986 avec Ron Howard. Les films qu’ils ont produits ont rapporté plus de 13 milliards de dollars.

 

● Ron Howard
Ronald William Howard est un cinéaste et acteur américain. Howard est surtout connu pour avoir joué deux rôles de premier plan dans la série télévisée dans sa jeunesse et avoir dirigé plusieurs longs métrages à succès plus tard dans sa carrière.

Date de sortie
Le 8 novembre 2018
 

Le résumé

Le Grinch et son fidèle chien Max vivent en solitaire dans une grotte du mont Crumpet. Sa principale source d'aggravation survient pendant la période de Noël, lorsque ses voisins de Whoville célèbrent les vacances avec éclat. Lorsque le Whos décide de rendre Noël plus grand et plus lumineux, Grinch, mécontent, se rend compte qu'il existe un moyen de gagner la paix et la tranquillité. Avec l'aide de Max, le Grump Green élabore un plan pour se faire passer pour le Père Noël, voler les fêtes de Noël et faire taire la joie des fêtes du Whos.

C'est un film merveilleux! Prenez la chance de le regarder.  

 

Elf

The Cast
● Will Ferrell (Buddy)
● Jon Favreau (Dr.Leonardo)
● Zooey Deschanel (Jovie)
● James Caan (Walter)
● Bob Newhart (Papa Elf)
● Ed Asner (Santa Claus)
● Mary Steenburgen (Emily)
● Peter Dinklage (Miles Finch)
● Amy Sedaris (Deb)
● Daniel Tay (Michael)

 

 

The producers
● Shauna Robertson
● Jon Berg
● Todd Komarnicki

 

The Polar Express

The Cast
● Tom Hanks (Santa Claus)
● Nona Gaye (Hero Girl)
● Eddie Deezen (Know-it-all)
● Daryl Sabara (Hero Boy)
● Jimmy Bennett (Billy-Lonely
● Michael Jeter (Smokey)
● Peter Scolari (Billy-Lonely)
● Josh Hutcherson (Hero Boy)
● Steven Tyler (Elf Lieutenant)
● Leslie Zemeckis (Mother)
● André Sogliuzzo (Smokey)

 

 

The producers
● Robert Zemeckis
● Gary Goetzman
● Steve Starkey
● William Teitler

 

Home Alone

The Cast
● Macaulay Culkin (Kevin)
● Daniel Stern (Marv)
● Joe Pesci (Harry)
● Catherine O'Hara (Kate)
● John Heard (Peter)
● Devin Ratray (Buzz)
● Kieran Culkin (Fuller)
● Michael C. Maronna (Jeff)
● Hillary Wolf (Megan)
● John Candy (Gus)

 

 

The producer
● John Hughes 

par Willow et Lauryn

 

 

Livre du mois

Harry Potter l'Enfant Maudit

Albus Potter a grandi dans l'ombre de la renommée de son père et a du mal à se frayer un chemin à travers sa jeunesse et son adolescence. Sa relation avec son père était difficile car aucun d’entre eux n’est vraiment capable de communiquer et tous deux se sentent obligés de manquer à leurs obligations familiales. Bien sûr, Albus se rebelle et a des ennuis, mais le problème est multiplié par la nature magique de son monde. À la maison, Albus surprend Harry en train de parler à un vieil homme nommé Amos Diggory. Amos veut que Harry utilise un retourneur de temps pour remonter le temps et sauver Cedric Diggory, le fils unique d'Amos. Harry refuse. Albus convainc Scorpius de voler le retourneur de temps et de remonter dans le temps. Ils cherchent de l'aide auprès de Delphes, la femme qu'ils croient être la nièce d'Amos. Elle prétend offrir de l'aide car Cédric est son cousin et elle veut sauver sa vie. Leur premier voyage dans le passé change légèrement les choses et ils reviennent une seconde fois avec un meilleur plan qu'ils espèrent atteindre les résultats escomptés. Lorsque Scorpius revient au présent pour la deuxième fois, il découvre que Albus n'existe pas car Harry est mort et que le monde est rempli de ténèbres dirigées par Voldemort. Il découvre que le professeur Snape est en vie et demande l'aide de Snape, Hermione et Ron pour remédier à la situation.

par Maxim

 

 

www.metowe.com

What is ME to WE?
ME to WE is a group of people who make hats, paracord bracelets, neck warmers and paracord decorations, to raise money. We raise money for people who have to walk miles for water, homeless and the poor.

What we have done?
ME to WE in our school has raised $545.50 from the holiday craft fair in November.

What is our goal?
ME to WE is trying to raise $1000 for clean water for a village of 40 people, who have to walk miles and miles for water, that might not be clean.

 

 

Recipe of the Month

How To Make Gingerbread Men Cookies

Ingredients:

● 3 cups flour
● 2 teaspoons Ginger, Ground
● 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
● 1 teaspoon baking soda
● 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
● 1/4 teaspoon salt
● 3/4 cup butter, softened
● 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
● 1/2 cup molasses
● 1 egg
● 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

 

STEPS:

  1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.

By Marley and Ava