Principal’s Message – April 30, 2021
Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim families who are continuing to participate in Ramadan this month. May the spirit of Ramadan stay in our hearts and illuminate our souls from within.
This week I continued my visits to classes in grade K to 4 to speak about “intentional” acts of kindness. I have been really impressed with students’ thoughtful answers as they look to fill buckets. Hopefully as parents you have been noticing a few more hugs coming your way and perhaps a few more offers to help out around the house.
This week a note was posted in the Google Classroom by Mrs. Sharma for the classes she takes for Health regarding the Human Development lessons she will be teaching in June. Please take a look.
We all appreciate that remote learning has its challenges. We do want to remind you that the work your children are doing right now is part of their second term report cards. Regular attendance in our Google Meets and regular completion of the work that has been assigned in the Google Classroom helps support the “routine of school” and student success. Students who do not complete any work or attend meetings during the day are marked absent. If no work is completed over the course of the term then teachers will need to assign “I” on the report card, meaning that the teacher does not have enough completed work to accurately assign a grade. In subjects like “Oral Language”, and French participation in the Google Meets is important due to the strong oral requirements of these subjects. I know that report cards are a long way off, however we really don’t want you to be surprised when the time comes. As always, teachers are here to help support where we can. If you are having challenges, please reach out and we can work together to find some support.
Next week is Education Week and Mental Health Awareness Week in our school board. Teachers will be spending some time talking about different things students can do to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit. There will also be some “food for thought” on our daily announcements.
Enjoy your weekend!