Hello Families of Division 11,
Here are some things to note:
Our school has been getting repainted and our classroom is expected to be painted some time in early May. This will mean that we cannot use our classroom for about two weeks and we will be using Ms. Kalagendran's classroom during that time. Her class is located two doors down from ours and a more specific date and time for our moving day will be shared with families when I am notified.
Thank you all for your flexibility and patience during this time.
Scholastic Book Fair - May 2 & May 9
During our library times on Monday students will have the opportunity to browse and purchase books from the scholastic book fair organized by Ms. Ho (school librarian). A notice was sent home in student's planners with more information.
Jump Rope for Heart
Our school will be fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart from April 29 - May 19. All fundraising is done online and more information can be found at https://secure-support.heartandstroke.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=jfh_Home
Our kick off assembly for students will be April 29 and our jump day is May 19.
Student Led Conferences
Suncrest students and teachers will be hosting in person Student-led Conferences on Wednesday, May 4 from 2:15 – 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child(ren) to communicate their learning journey with you. It is an important time as your child takes a lead role in discussing learning achievements (successes) and areas for growth (stretches)! Teachers will be in touch to schedule the conferences by Wednesday April 13 and we will ask for your requests to be back to teachers by Wednesday, April 20. Families will enter and exit classrooms from exterior classroom doors only.
The structure and format of the conferences will vary according to students’ grade and the work that they have been doing in each classroom. Students may demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. For example, they may show you portfolios, journal entries, reports, artwork or writing samples. You may see in-progress science experiments or math problems. You may be invited to participate in some learning activities! Some of the materials you see during the conference may have been chosen by your child and some by your child’s teacher. The selections may not always be finished or the most polished piece of work but will demonstrate growth or an area of improvement. Learning is a journey!
Our students are excited about sharing their knowledge and skills, and their ability to be reflective thinkers. We ask that you listen, ask questions and encourage your child in this reflective process. Self-assessment is key to becoming a life-long learner – a goal we have for all our students.
To facilitate a successful experience, we suggest:
- allowing your child to lead the conference
- commenting positively on your child’s achievements and progress
- asking questions about next steps or future learning goals
- arranging childcare for younger siblings so your child may have your full attention
As this sharing session is led by the students, parent-teacher interviews will not take place at this time. Should you wish to speak individually with your child(ren)’s teacher, please contact them to make an appointment.
EARLY DISMISSALS - Please note that all students will be dismissed at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4 AND Thursday, May 5.
Pro D Day
The school will be closed for students on May 20 for Professional Development Day.
The school will be closed on May 23 for this holiday.
Class photos - May 27
Each classroom will be taking a class photo, which can be purchased by families to keep.
She will be doing a presentation about body science for parents on May 30 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. More information will be sent out by the school.