In my visits to classrooms, it has been a pleasure to see the wonderful growth evident in our students. In the next month, teachers and students will move toward the conclusion of this year’s curriculum goals and begin focusing on assessment, review and working towards mastery of skills and knowledge. Kudos to our staff for the fine work they do.
I know that our staff members do appreciate the partnerships they enjoy with you in our vital joint-tasks. Our staff is organizing a parent appreciation morning in June, to say “Thank You” for the tremendous support we receive.
Some school–wide activities to look forward to include Sports Day and we will have more information out to you with details in several weeks.
We also start the planning for next year and our School Planning Council will meet with staff on Friday April 19 to review progress of our current goals and to focus our objectives for next year. A School Plan for 2013-2014 will be published by the end of May. We will also look at our calendar in relation to the District Calendar and our professional goals.
In a few weeks we will be working with the VSB to determine our staffing levels and will know more about what to expect. We project a dip in our enrolment and some significant staffing changes. More will be known by the end of May, and in June parents will have the opportunity to fill in forms to let us know about the best learning environments for next year. Until then, teachers are not in a position to make recommendations on placement, so please be patient.