Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Welcome to Parents and Students

Welcome to 2018/19

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Welcome to the 2018/19 school year, at St. Augustine. I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer, and are invigorated and ready for the exciting challenges ahead for your child.
We have reviewed the rules and expectations of students here at St. Augustine, as well as the Code of Conduct for the Grade 5 Classroom.These will be sent home for review shortly.
Academically, we will begin the year reviewing the rules and conventions of language to form a solid foundation for various forms of creative writing. We will also revisit “What Good Readers Do”, to ensure reading comprehension.
In math we will be exploring number sense and numeration, which is the basis of all learning in math, as well as data management and probability and patterning and algebra.
Our Religion and Family Life theme is: “Created and Loved by God”, and understanding how that fits in with our the new Board Theme; “Seek Justice, Love Kindness and Mercy, Walk Humbly with God”. Micah 6-8.We also have have new Board Strategic Commitments "Be Community, Be Well, Be Innovative.,"

Homework generally, is work that has not been completed in class. Weekly homework is also given. It is handed out on Monday and is due the following Monday. This work is meant to reinforce and practice skills taught in class or as a review. I also encourage students, especially those who may be having difficulty to spend 15 – 20 minutes each evening reviewing the day’s lessons to help strengthen the learning links and reinforce the concepts taught.
The goal for students this year, is for them to become independent and critical thinkers. To this end we will be exploring a number of problem solving approaches, and continuing and building on the inquiry or collaborative method of learning. Students will also be asked to self- assess and evaluate.
Updates and information will be sent home as required.
Students have been asked, if possible to come to school with at least a few tissues each day, as it is often hard to keep up with demand, for those inevitable sneezes and sniffles.
Also, a large zip lock bag to protect books when being transported to and from school would be appreciated. Each year books are damaged when a lunch item escapes its container, or gets wet in the rain or snow, requiring a book replacement.
Should you have any question or concerns, please feel free to write a note in your child’s agenda, or call the school before 9:00 a.m.

Looking forward to an education filled and enjoyable school year!

Welcome to Parents and Students

Welcome to 2018/19 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Welcome to the 2018/19 school year, at St. Augustine. I hope you had a relaxing and enjo...