ISY Elementary Blog
Elementary Update – November 3rd
Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal
My apologies for the late blog post this week. I have been at a conference all week and have just returned. The conference was the EARCOS Leadership Conference. This coming week we have Linda Henke a Reggio Emilia Early Years expert in school all week working with our early years teams. We also have our school architect, Alan Higgs with us for three days. He will be meeting with students in Grade 3,4 and 5, teachers, the Board and parents. The 11th and 12th will be a holiday for students, the faculty will be attending Adaptive Schools training. There is important information on progress reports and the upcoming parent conferences in this blog.
Our first new Progress Reports will be going home on the 8th of November. Please see the attachment for a guide on the new reports.
Parent conferences will take place all day on the 21st of November. Sign up will go out the week before. Meetings are 15 minutes long. They start at 9:00 am and finish at 5:30 PM. Specialist teachers are available on that day in the Cafeteria for drop in meetings. We look forward to seeing you all at the conferences.
REGGIO SPECIALIST – Linda Henke
You are invited to attend a session with our visiting specialist, Linda Henke from 8:00 to 8:30 on November the 6th. This will be a session on Reggio Emilia early years practices. See the invitation below.
Thank you to our amazing Parent Association for a wonderful Halloween event last Thursday. All activities were enjoyed by all. Thank you also to our teachers for their support.
DATES TO REMEMBER
5th November – 5:30 PM Alan Higgs Presentation, Cafeteria
6th November – 8:00-8:30 Linda Henke, Reggio presentation, Learning Commons
8th November – Progress Reports go home
8th November – ASA Session 1 ends
11th/12th November – No School (teachers will be participating in professional development)
16th November – Family Fun Fair
21st November – Full Dy of Parent Conferences (no school)
28/29th November – Thanksgiving Holiday
7th December – UWS Sports-a-thon Fundraising Event
Grade 5 students sharing their bibliographers
Previous Elementary School Posts
Welcome back, we hope you had a wonderful holiday. Welcome to all our new families.
The new year is always a good time for reflection on what we’ve been doing to make a positive difference in our own lives and in the lives of others. As well, it’s a good time to step back, look ahead to any changes or resolutions we would like to make for the new year.
Christmas time is here!! I’m sure you’re all very excited to be celebrating the festive season. I know you will agree that your children along with our wonderful teaching staff deserve a well-earned break – they have been superstars this year to date.
The holiday season is upon us here at ISY and next week we have many festive celebrations happening. The big event is our annual Winter Concert, we hope to see you all there. See you tomorrow at the sports-a-thon.
We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you find many things to be thankful for. Remember to check the upcoming dates for all the wonderful upcoming school events. We have so much to celebrate and to be thankful for.
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences. Please remember you do not have to wait for conferences to speak to a teacher about your child’s progress. You can make appointments via the Elementary School office. Upcoming we have concerts, sports fun and holiday cheer.
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