Principals Report November 2018
Winter is upon us. With the cooler weather and snow conditions, we remind all of young drivers to take extra care and caution as they drive to and from school. We also remind all of our students to dress for the weather and to have the necessary winter wear with them when riding the school bus. Being prepared for cold tempera- tures is important. There are times when winter clothing items are left behind and we want to return these items to the rightful owner. Labelling your child’s clothing items certainly helps with that process.
Thank you to everyone for participating in our Remembrance Day Service. Dylan Goulet and Shivani Bhardwaj were wonderful emcees for the event. A special thank you is extended to Mrs. Bauer, Mr. Barnes, Mrs. Krause, and Mrs. Vice for attending our service today. Student and Cadet Robyn Benoit proudly carried the Canadian flag into the gymnasium. The contributions of the all the classes and individual performances was appreciated by all and demonstrated a high level of respect for our country and for all soldiers.
Parent teacher interviews were held last night. Thank you to all the families that were able to make it out. If you were unable to do so and want to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact the teacher at the school after the November break. Continuing to build relationships and increase communication with our parents regarding their child’s progress is important. Individual student results from last year’s Grade 6 and 9 Provincial Achieve- ment Tests were shared with the parents. Any students unable to attend last night received a print copy of their copy of their PAT scores.
During the November break we encourage all students to take some time to complete any outstanding assign- ments and to rejuvenate. Many have worked hard over the past couple of months to maintain a strong academ- ic standing and giving your mind and body some relaxation time will help the physically, academically, and emo- tionally upon their return on November 17.
Parents are continually seeking ways to support their child at home with literacy and numeracy skills. The fol- lowing link, ht t p: // www. pbs. org/par ent s/advent ures -in -lear ning / cat eg ory/math/ , provides parents with some easy to follow adventures in learning to complete at home. Create an I Spy Counting Sensory Bin, Snowman Scrap Match Up, or bake with some simple easy to follow directions are some creative and enjoyable ways for families to play and learn together. Try some out!
Our volleyball season is coming to a close for most teams. The senior high players are heading into conference finals, followed by zones, and hopefully provincials! We wish all of them the best as they head off to the final weeks of play. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the teacher coaches for their ongoing commit- ment to extracurricular activities. Without their dedication, many of our teams would not been formed. I encour- age all parents and students to thank their coach for coming out to practices, spending extra time managing the team’s events, and trying their best to build a positive, hard-working team.
Please take a look at the calendar dates posted in this publication and transfer them to your family’s calendar. We would love to see you come out to the next School Council, our Christmas Concert, Dinner Theatre or Turkey Bingo. Your attendance communicates to your child the value of school and home working together to create the best learning environment for all.
Enjoy your break. Be safe and have fun
Kim Carson Principal
Thorhild Central School (780) 398 3610