An everyday guide to success in the Intermediate Division.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Welcome Back! - Week of Sept 8

Welcome to the start of a new school year, and in particular, welcome to my class.  I am excited to have you all with me on this journey this year.  Please know that I will spend this year trying my hardest to ensure that your child has a succesful year; academically and socially.  I promise that I will give every effort to push your child out of his or her comfort zone and to promote growth in all areas.  I am excited to work with you towards this goal.

This spot will be a place where I will post assignments, photos, links, copies of forms, due dates, and other miscellaneous things.  I will also use in order to sen text message reminders to the group as a whole.  I have used this very successfully in the past.  Here are a few procedural reminders for the upcoming year:

• Agendas are to be used and signed each evening.

• Please ensure that all school supplies arrive at school.

•Students are expected to have a gym bag with a change of clothes (shorts/track pants/yoga pants and a t-shirt), proper running shoes, and deodorant at school at all times.  This can be brought home for laundry as needed.

• Students will be expected to participate in all elements of the curriculum unless a doctor's note is sent (this includes the arts and P.E.).

• Information regarding any grade 7 or 8 trips will be sent home in a hard copy as well as posted to this blog.

Parents often ask me about homework.  There will be some nights when students have no particular homework due the following day, but a good routine to establish is to spend 30 minutes a night on school work.  This way, nothing should build up to have last-minute panic.

Feel free to contact me via phone (705-431-5711) or by writing a note in the agenda should you have any concerns.

Let's have a wonderful year together.

Ms. C. Matthews
B.A. (Hons), B.Ed