How do we tell the story of resilience?
January 24th, 2021
Good morning to the Ian Bazalgette families.
I would like to continue to thank our families for their support of the COVID measures that are in place, specifically, keeping your child home when they are not feeling well. We want to continue to stress the importance of following the mitigations in place and with the cold weather coming up we know getting outside will be challenging as such we will be reinforcing our mitigation expectations with our students these coming weeks as more of them choose to stay in at lunch time.
We have a Parent Society Meeting Tuesday night at 5:45pm and we would once again encourage parents to attend. You may access the meeting at the following link:
At this meeting we will be discussing next year briefly along with some budget items as we have some casino funds that are yet to be allocated for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We will also have some other topics of discussion in relation to Parent Involvement. Your voice is valued by the Parent Society and by myself and school leadership, please stop in if you are able to and would like to contribute to this discussion.
Our Grade 6's are in the last week of their current Complimentary classes and will be switching next week. It has been amazing to see them in their complimentary classes on Fridays and embracing their opportunities. I know the teachers will be sad to see the classes leave, but are also excited to see and make relationships with the 6's they haven't see yet this year.
This coming Friday we have a Organizational Day. Teachers will be using this time to work on those students who have IPP's to take the time to asses the Targets, make adjustments to the Targets or make adjustments to the Strategies as we move into another Priority Learning Cycle. We will have one more Priority Learning Cycle and then we will be sending home progress students are making in their identified areas with parents in March just prior to our next Parent / Student / Teacher conferences. As always is the case though, if parents want updates on progress on their child's IPP they are welcome to connect with their child's teachers.
Next week we will be sending home the Report Cards for our students. Teachers have been busy ensuring any final assessment is reflected in the indicators. You will notice the comments are dated Oct / Nov / Dec as we are attempting to illustrate the growth and the learning that has occurred through time. Assessment is an ongoing process and the indicators will reflect where students are at as of now. We also need to be reminded that students are assessed in relation to the end of the grade outcomes. Students still have 5 months (Half the year) to work on areas of growth and improve on areas where they want to increase from 2-3 or 3-4. I am in the process of reading the comments and am grateful for the work in sharing with you the narrative of your child's learning that teacher's are capturing.
Stay well out there to our Ian Bazalgette families.
Terry and Lauren
Important Upcoming Dates
January 29th – Organizational Day (No School for Students)
February 1st – Day 1 for students returning from HUB
February 1st – 5th – Report Cards Home
February 1st – Grade 6's New Complimentary Courses
February 11th – Teacher's Convention (No School for Students)
February 12th – Teacher's Convention (No School for Students)
February 15th – Family Day (No School for Students)
March 12th – Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
March 25th – Early Dismissal (Friday Schedule)
March 25th – Conferences 1pm – 8pm
March 26th – Organizational Day
March 29th – April 5th Spring Break
April 6th – 1st Day back for students