We find ourselves in February already and we are looking forward to a month of kindness ahead. Many classes have created lists and made plans to share their ideas and actions on kindness around the school. Yesterday, many cars had encouraging notes of kindness on their windshield thanks to the thoughtfulness of Division 5. Throughout the month of February, we also have a few whole school spirit days to promote a continued practice of kindness—something that we are all seeking these days. Be sure to mark your calendars!
As we continue to work towards our school goals (having K-3 students reading at grade level using targeted interventions and then maintaining grade level reading through to grade 5 as well as targeted writing strategies to communicate ideas and information to increase meaningful and more complex/detailed written output), we would like to invite the parents to join the process. At the February 7th PAC meeting, a “Supporting Reading at Home – Quick Tips” booklet will be handed out. Hopefully it will answer most of your curiosity and questions around reading with your child. It emphasizes the importance of daily conversations to develop reading skills using eight thinking processes that good readers use. If you are unable to attend, please drop by the office to pick one up or send a note through your child’s teacher and we can send one home.
We are pleased to welcome Ms. Krytor who will be teaching in the Kindergarten/grade 1 class on Fridays. She is excited to join us and looking forward to working and learning with her new little friends.
Our Kindergarten registration concludes today and we look forward to welcoming new students to our school community with several families sending another child to Eagle View in September. As our numbers continue to increase, please help us out by directing any new families in your neighbourhoods to register now, even if they won’t be arriving until September. We don’t want anyone to miss out on being able to attend their catchment school.
Lastly, we remind families that students will enjoy a four day weekend as the teachers engage in professional development on the 16th and Family Day on the 19th of this month.
Mrs. Relf and Mrs. Dann
Principal and Vice Principal