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November 22
Student Success

Thank you to the many parents who attended the November school council meeting. The staff at CWS very much appreciate the many words of encouragement and support at this difficult time.

Thank you to everyone who came to the parent-teacher conferences. One of the key components of student success (academically & socially) is parent engagement. We are fortunate at CWS that our parents are engaged in the learning journey and willing to lend a hand when a hand is needed.

We have one more week of gymnastics left. Starting in the first week of December is our much anticipated (or dreaded, depending on whom you ask!) ballroom dance residency. Rest assured that it is perfectly normal for students to – right now- think/say: “Oh no, I have to ‘hold hands’ with a girl/boy?” During a lesson, nobody ‘picks’ a partner. The boys stand in a circle and the girls stand opposite of the boys. Every minute or so, the boys or girls rotate to the right. So, within a 40 minute block of dancing, they will have practiced with EVERY person in the class and probably more than once. Learning to dance means that you learn to lead/follow any person, not just one in particular. This is the biggest learning of it all. Please speak with your child and share with them that it is normal to be a little uneasy when learning something for the very first time. None of them have participated in ballroom dancing – so it is normal to feel uneasy/uncomfortable​

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