The School Newsletter is essential to inform parents of school and community events and activities and to provide another format for parent feedback. A newsletter will be issued each month and will be sent home with the youngest child in each family. It will include items of interest from the school as well as from the community.
A copy of our newsletter will be posted on SchoolZone. Parents can request the printed copy.
There will also be a regular classroom newsletter that will contain information specific to your child’s classroom. In it you may find information on planned activities, examples of student work and details about what is being covered or will be covered in the curriculum. These will also be posted on the SchoolZone for each class.
Supporting Your Child’s Learning
Here are some of the ways parents can support their child’s learning.
- Make sure your child gets the most out of the school day by helping him/her to arrive at school on time, healthy, and well rested.
- Encourage your child to take part in school activities and education and to take pride in the school community including its building and grounds.
- Be supportive of your school. Communicate with your child’s teacher and principal by visiting the school, phoning, or sending notes. If you have a concern, ask for a meeting.
- Encourage your child by talking about and showing your interest and appreciation for his/her efforts at school and at home.
- Attend school events such as orientation nights, parent-teacher meetings, and concerts.
- Help in the classroom, on field trips, or on committees when volunteers are requested. Also, you may wish to participate in your School Council.
- Read your school newsletter.
- Read with your child regularly from a wide variety of books.
- Reinforce self-esteem by listening to and praising your child.
All students from kindergarten through grade six are assigned homework to help them develop good study habits. Homework helps reinforce material taught during class time and encourages independent problem solving, and also provides a good opportunity for parents to become involved in their child’s learning. Homework can be a fun and happy time; your positive attitude will influence your child’s attitude towards homework. Remember that you are your child’s first teacher and helping them with homework teaches your child the value of a strong education.
Consistent practice of study skills results in higher achievement, so ask your child about what was worked on at school and what has to be completed at home. If homework was not assigned, then your child should spend time on review or reading. Homework assignments will vary. Some will be due the next day, and some will be long-term expectations such as weekly spelling and reading assignments.
Your child should plan daily activities so that there is time for homework. If a regular time is not possible, then plan a homework schedule each day and expect your child to follow it. Students are most efficient at doing homework or studying when they have a comfortable chair, a clean flat surface, the necessary equipment and supplies, good lighting and few distractions.
If you have any questions about your child’s homework, please ask your child’s teacher.