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Principal's Message

December 2018

December is once again upon us and Christmas and the winter break is just around the corner. This month is filled with lots of events, activities, and opportunities for students and families. Please see calendar on the school website.
At Christmas time everyone has opportunities both large and small to show kindness and generosity. It may be because we’re in the gift-giving mode that giving to others becomes so important at Christmas time. This is the time when we are more aware of our families, friends and communities. Whatever the reason, don’t let Christmas pass you by without showing kindness and generosity to someone less fortunate. Acts of kindness can include delivering gifts/hampers to a family in need, serving homeless families at a soup kitchen, allowing someone to go ahead of you in a lengthy line up, or just saying some kind words to a stranger. It is truly more important to give than to receive.
In the spirit of generosity and kindness, our learning community is involved in two service learning opportunities during the month of December. There is the Olympic Heights School “Mayors Food Bank Challenge” and the OHS “Christmas Hampers” for families less fortunate.
Through active citizenship and the spirit of generosity, students and families who are participating in our Christmas service learning opportunities are able to spread happiness, support and hope to individuals and families currently facing difficult circumstances in their lives at this time of year. Olympic Heights School is a very generous learning community who makes a difference in many people’s lives. Thank you to everyone for their support. Thank you to all parents who have signed up and started to send in items for the Christmas Hampers. We appreciate your generous spirit at this time of year. Your support will make this holiday special for a number of families who will benefit from having some of their wants and needs take care of for them.
At the last School Council meeting we engaged parents in dialogue and conversation around School Development Planning. We shared our school results from last year’s Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Tests, CBE Student Survey, and Accountability Pillar as well as other learning data collected throughout the year. These results share a snapshot of the work that we are doing as part of our commitment to quality teaching and learning at Olympic Heights School. This data informs our next steps as we plan for and continue on in the 2018-19 school year. Our updated School Development plan sets goals and strategies for continuous improvement with a focus on mathematics and literacy. The following are the Theory of Action for teachers and Achievement Goals for students.
Theory of Action - Literacy: If Teachers employ high-impact instructional strategies and provide formative feedback in writing then Students will demonstrate improved skills in expository writing.
Theory of Action _ Mathematics: If Teachers employ high-impact instructional strategies and provide formative feedback in Mathematics then Students will demonstrate increased achievement in mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
Student achievement will increase in expository writing by utilizing formative feedback from teachers and peers.
Students will utilize formative feedback to increase their achievement when problem-solving and will be able to communicate of their reasoning for how they were able to reach a solution.
The school goal is to always increase student achievement by providing multiple opportunities for the students to engage in their learning. Student profiles are taken into account while designing instructional tasks which focuses on what learning outcomes and report card stems are to be assessed.
Student-Led Conferences for Kindergarten to Grade Six will be held on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday, December 7th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please note that Kindergarten Conferences will be held to discuss the EYE (Early Years) assessment. Please book a 15 minute time slot. Grades 1-6 will be Student Led and even though you book a specific time slot you may attend anytime during that hour. Grade 1-6 conferences are very flexible – we want all families to attend.
In addition, Kindergarten Conferences will also be held on Thursday, December 6th, from 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm. Please note there are no Kindergarten classes on Thursday for Kindergarten and Friday for all students. Parents/Guardians will once again be able to book conferences online. We hope this makes booking conferences much simpler for our learning community. Please connect with this link to the booking through your “My CBE/PowerSchool” account. Log in and then click My CBE Apps and School Conference Booking.
Student Led Conferences is a time to listen and ask your child about their learning progress while your child shows you his/her learning in the various subject disciplines. Your child continues to set goals for learning, to learn about him/herself as a learner and to have a voice. You still have the opportunity to meet/talk with the teacher if needed. If you cannot make it to conferences or have any questions to further discuss your child’s learning progress do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
In order to prepare students for conferences, teachers worked with students collaboratively to demonstrate their learning and student assessments. Teachers used a variety of assessment strategies to gather student data to accurately assess students. Some types of assessments are: rubrics, student documentation, informal/formal testing, student self-assessment/reflection and assessment of the student’s skills utilized in journals, problem based activities, projects and portfolios.
Parents/Guardians play a major role in supporting their child’s learning. Thank you for encouraging your child to finish homework, read daily, sign agenda, and reinforce school expectations that develop citizenship and character. With the home and the school working together, we will continue to see growth in student achievement and engagement.
In the spirit of generosity, we want to thank the School Council and the Special Events committee for the continuous support for student resources and for providing dinner and special treats for the staff for the upcoming Student Led Conferences. Thank you to our learning community. This is always so much appreciated.
To celebrate the festive season here are a number of exciting activities occurring in December. The Division 1 and 2 choirs are performing on Thursday, December 6 for our annual “Winter Concert” – Bake Sale to follow this performance, Pizza and Beverage Bar at Student Led Conferences, and carolling the last week of school. The SWAT team has also planned a number of fun spirit days for the month of December.
Thursday, December 13 – Candy Cane Day – Wear red and white Friday, December 14 – Festive Hat Day Thursday, December 20 – Holiday Sweater/Apparel Day Friday, December 21 – Pyjama and Stuffy Day
The students and staff at Olympic Heights School have worked hard as a learning community this term and feel proud of their accomplishments. The learning environment at Olympic Heights School continues to be an exciting place where we see the possibilities in all students and challenge each student to do their best.
Please remember to join us for our school/special assemblies where students will have an opportunity to showcase their learning. Check agendas, calendar, and newsletters for information.
Make sure to follow our school Twitter account @ohscbe to keep up with some of the engaging activities in each classroom.
The last day of classes for this term is Thursday, December 21st which is a full day. Kindergarten morning and afternoon classes will dismiss at regular time. Report Cards will go out on Thursday, February 2.
In the spirit of generosity and belonging we want to thank our learning community for their kindness and generosity. We hope that you have the opportunity to spend time together as a family during the upcoming winter break. The entire Olympic Heights School Staff wishes all students and families a safe and relaxing holiday season filled with special memories. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 8.

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