Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Welcome to Grade 5!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year!  We've had an incredibly successful first two days of school.  Students have adjusted to a new classroom, new teachers, new routines, and a new yard boundary.

Miss Barrett and I are fortunate to be teaching side-by-side again this year, as we did last year.  We run a very successful rotary program, where students will travel from one class to the other for specific subjects.  I will be teaching Math, Science, Visual Arts, and Phys. Ed., and Miss Barrett will be teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, Health, and Phys. Ed. We will have Mr. Starr to teach Drama and Dance (once a week), and Mr. Crone to teach Music (once a week).  Similarly to last year, students will French four times a week, and this year, their teacher is Mlle Dukelow.

This year, we will be implementing a classroom/individual student point program.  Students can reach milestones with points, and receive individual rewards, as well as classroom rewards. Please ask your child to explain the program to you - I think they'll enjoy it!

If you haven't had a chance to join our Remind list yet, please visit to find the appropriate information to join.  Regular reminders will be sent, updates on happenings in our class and school, and special information about upcoming assessments/evaluations.  Students are also invited to have remind on their devices, however the intention of the app is for parents to remain in communication with the teachers.

Paperwork was sent home yesterday with students, and the office would greatly appreciate it if it could come back by Friday, September 9 at the latest.  (Students will receive points for returning it this week!).

There will be regular updates on our blog, so please check back frequently... or, better yet, subscribe and get email notifications when I update it!

I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with your child.  Happy Back to School!

Miss Skelton :)

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