Week #35, May 21-25

Hi Families,

It’s the final 4th week countdown! It’ll be a busy next couple of weeks!

In unit of inquiry, we are looking at different life cycles of animals, comparing and contrasting them to one another. In math, we are continuing to identify different coin combinations to use when given an amount. In word study, we are looking at what makes up a paragraph. In reading, we are testing our abilities in both accuracy and comprehension. In writing, we are continuing to write persuasively.

SCIS books

Please have a look around your home for books that belong to the SCIS book room and library. All home learning readers and library books should be returned by June 1st. The last day to check books out of the library will be May 25th. The last week we will send home home learning readers will be next week.

Field Day

Field Day is this week on Thursday, May 24th 8:15-10:15. Parents are warmly invited to watch and participate. The students are excited, as we have been going over the events in PE classes. We have also stressed with the students that they are ultimately responsible for their behavior. Sportsmanship and following instructions is a huge part of a successful Field Day.

Students should bring the following to school on their field day:

1. A T-shirt in the color listed below. (We are ORANGE!)

2. An extra set of clothes and pair of shoes to change into after field day as they will get wet during the water activities.

3. A towel.

4. A plastic bag for wet items.

5. Sun Protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (optional).

6. A water bottle.

The Final Countdown

With warmer weather and a full calendar of exciting events, students can certainly feel the end of the school year approaching. Grade 2 teachers have talked with them about staying present and mindful. We want the students to understand we are continuing to learn new material in Languages, Math, and our Unit of Inquiry.

It’s difficult not to start to get excited about Summer plans, but sometimes this exuberance can not only distract from learning, but could cause us to make careless mistakes that could harm ourselves or others (example: running in the hallways and fall). Please reiterate the idea of continuing to follow school and classroom essential agreements as we finish the school year. In this way, we can finish strong, staying safe and having fun while we learn! Thank you!

Dates:

May 22: Passport Club

May 22: Music Concert GR. 4/5

May 24: Field Day 8:15-10:15am, Student Enterprise Bazaar

May 26 (Saturday): End of Year Picnic

May 29: Field Trip to Wild Insect Kingdom

June 1: Last day ASA

June 1: Library books and Leveled Readers due

June 8: Grade 5 Exhibition

June 11: G4-run Market Day

June 12: Celebration of Learning Assembly

June 14: Last Day of School (dismissal 11:30)

Week #34, May 14-18

Hi Families!

We only have 5 weeks of school left! I can’t believe how the time has flown by this spring!

We are continuing with our Sharing the Planet unit: Animals have distinct characteristics for growth and survival. Ask your child about different types of animals they have learned about in class!

In math, we will start learning about counting coins and making different combinations of coin values. In word study, we are replacing nouns with pronouns (she, he, it, they). We are continuing with our persuasive writing as well.

Music Concert

The 2nd grade winter concert, “The Day the Crayons Quit” will be on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. On the night of the concert, students should report to their classrooms at 6:15. There will not be any supervision prior to 6:15, so please don’t arrive early. We will meet in the classroom after the concert to meet with parents and say goodbye for the evening.

Students should wear dark colored bottoms, and a solid colored shirt of any color. No designs or writing on the shirts please. They have the option of wearing their blue uniform top if they would like. We are also requesting that they wear dark colored shoes that do not light up. Please no jeans, light-up shoes, or shirts with big logos/words.

The songs are all available on Ms. Stacey’s website if you would like to view and practice at home!

https://teachersh.scis-his.net/sstoltz/

Dates:

May 15: Music Concert G. 2/3 (6:30 pm) – meet in classroom at 6:15!

May 17: PAFA Market Day

May 22: Passport Club

May 22: Music Concert G. 4/5 – Change of date, please adjust your calendars

May 24: Field Day! More information to come

May 26: End of Year Picnic

May 29: Field Trip to Wild Insect Kingdom

June 1: Last day ASA

June 8: Grade 5 Exhibition

June 11: G4-run Market Day

June 12: Celebration of Learning Assembly

Week #33, May 7-11

Hi Families,

We have a great trip to the Natural History Museum today! Students were excited to see different animals, both live and models, from various animal groups. We had wonderful questions and wonders! Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped chaperone today!

In our new unit of inquiry “Sharing the Planet- Animals have distinct characteristics for growth and survival”, students are focusing on characteristics specific to mammals this week. In math, we are starting an introduction into multiplication with arrays. In word study, we will look at irregular plurals (mice, teeth,…). In writing, we’ve started a new unit on persuasive writing, so watch out for some of your children becoming good at persuading you toward things they want!

We are lucky to host the incoming Grade 2’s (current ECE Grade 1 students) on Thursday. They will tour the school and a few classes will get to do a fun activity with us!

We also welcomed some new “classmates” into 2A today…we now are housing caterpillars! We will be observing their growth as they move through the larva stage (caterpillar) to pupa stage (forming chrysalis) and ending in adult butterflies! We are very enthusiastic about our newest editions!

Music Concert

Please note that next Tuesday May 15th is the Grade 2/3 Spring Music Concert at starting at 6:30 pm!

Ms. Stacey has shared the following message for the Music Concert dress code:

For the upcoming concert, (2/3rd grade- May 15th), we are asking that students were dark colored bottoms, and a solid colored shirt of any color. No designs or writing on the shirts please. They have the option of wearing their blue uniform top if they would like. We are also requesting that they wear dark colored shoes that do not light up.

Dates:

May 15: Music Concert G. 2/3 (6:30 pm) – Change of date, please adjust your calendars

May 17: PAFA Market Day

May 22: Passport Club

May 22: Music Concert G. 4/5 – Change of date, please adjust your calendars

May 24: Field Day! More information to come

May 26: End of Year Picnic

May 29: Field Trip to Wild Insect Kingdom

June 1: Last day ASA

June 8: Grade 5 Exhibition

June 11: G4-run Market Day

June 12: Celebration of Learning Assembly

Week #32, April 30-May 4

Hello Families,

Hope you enjoyed the holiday yesterday!

Starting today, we have began our new (and last) unit of Inquiry- Sharing the Planet:Animals have distinct characteristics for growth and survival. Students were introduced to the unit today by a special showing of “Little Giants” in the main theatre. We will be attending two different field trips this month to support our learning about Animals- (1) Shanghai Natural History Museum (May 8) and (2) Shanghai Wild Insect Kingdom (May 29).

In math, we are starting to explore arrays – even columns and rows that assist in the beginning steps of multiplication. In word study, we are learning about homophones (words that have the same sound, but are spelled differently and have different meanings). In writing, we are starting a unit on opinion/persuasive writing.

Please note the correct date of the lower school Grade2/3 music concert is Tuesday, May 15th.

Dates to Note:

May 8: Field Trip to Shanghai Natural History Museum

May 15: Music Concert G. 2/3 (6:30 pm)

May 17: PAFA Market Day

May 24 or 25: Field Day

May 26: PAFA End of Year Picnic

May 29: Field Trip to Shanghai Wild Insect Kingdom

June 1: Last day ASA

June 8: Grade 5 Exhibition

June 11: G4-run Market Day

June 12: Celebration of Learning Assembly

June 14: Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:30 am

Week #31, April 23-27

Hi Families,

Our Heart to Heart fundraising week has been a fantastic success! We set out on last Monday to raise 90,000 RMB in one week to help save the lives of three children in desperate need of heart surgeries. We are ecstatic to announce that we have surpassed our goal and currently have over 155,000 RMB! At this point, we have enough to help save the lives of five children! We cannot thank the SCIS community enough for your kind generosity! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

We are wrapping up our inquiry unit of People observe and manipulate matter, and students are showing that they are Inquirers and Thinkers by asking excellent questions and documenting their findings. Students have begun to plan their summative assessment to show their learning of this UOI this week. They will have the option to choose how they will explain their understanding of the entire unit, as if explaining to a new student joining us now.

Students will also have the chance to share their scientific and procedure writing in a Celebration of Writing this Thursday with Ms. Keller’s class. In math, we will work on 3-digit addition and subtraction problems. In word study, students will compare synonyms and antonyms.

Parent Advisory Meeting – International Mindedness
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 

We are inviting parents to participate in a discussion about international mindedness in the lower school and how we can better represent and care for all of our student population.
We will meet at 10:00am in Room 212 of the Lower School. Please RSVP to hq-ls-secretary@scis-china.org if you plan to attend. 

Blue Fountain Book Fair, April 23-27
Starting Wed. April 23 until Fri. April 27, the Lower School library will be hosting a book fair over the next three days. There will be a wide range of books available at prices from RMB 60-200. Students are allowed to come and browse during recess and lunch breaks.. Students do not need to bring money, but are encouraged to! The book fair hours will be from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Dates:

April 25-27: Blue Fountain Book Fair

May 1: Labor Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL

May 17: PAFA Market Day

May 17: Music Concert G. 2/3 (6:30 pm)

May 24 or 25: Field Day

May 26: PAFA End of Year Picnic

June 1: Last day ASA

June 8: Grade 5 Exhibition

June 11: G4-run Market Day

June 12: Celebration of Learning Assembly

Wk #30, April 16-20

Hi Families,

I hope you were able to get a small dose of sunshine this past weekend!

Please note in today’s home learning folder the following important documents:

1) Heart to Heart Fundraising Collection Envelope

2) ECE Craft Fair Pre-Sale Ticket Envelope
3) Yearbook Photo Nationality Form

4) Home learning sheet.

Also, there is REGULAR PE TOMORROW. Previously it was mentioned as a swimming week, this has changed. I will inform you before the final swimming lessons occur (if any).

This week is full for fun events, so please take a look at the calendar of events below!

As our unit of inquiry comes to an end, students are still exploring new experiments that help them further understand matter, it’s properties, and how it can react and change.

In math, we are focusing on finding the perimeter (total length) of an object. In writing, we are writing like scientist and will apply our knowledge of the experiments we’ve done in the classroom with the scientific method. In literacy, we will continue to read more non-fiction text and work on our comprehension skills. In word study, we will use commas in series, dates, and between cities and countries.

Lower School Art Show Opening: April 22nd

The 2018 SCIS Lower School Art Show Opening will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM, located off campus at a gallery called THE SPACE located at 80 Yili Road (near Hongqiao Rd across from Yili Park). Congratulations to Chloe B and Guan-Xin, whose work was selected to be displayed in the show!

Heart to Heart Fundraiser Week:

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing our first “Heart to Heart Fundraising Week” at SCIS HQ Main from Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th. As many of you know, the ECE has been supporting Heart to Heart for several years through their Art Auction. This year, we will join them in this endeavor. Our goal is to raise 90,000 RMB ($14,250 USD) during the HQ Main weeklong event to provide the funds to save three children in desperate need of life-saving heart surgeries. This event is a collaboration between PAFA, SCIS administration, faculty members, and student leadership groups. Our hope is to make this an annual calendared event and a new SCIS tradition!

Heart to Heart Fundraising Week Events:

1. Donation Envelopes will be sent home with each student. These envelopes will contain information about Heart to Heart and advertising about our fundraising week. The envelopes will double as a return donation envelope that will be collected daily by Homeroom (LS) or First Block (US) teachers. A suggested donation of 100 RMB per student will go a long way towards meeting our goal of 90,000 RMB, but please feel free to donate what you can.

(Please Note: Your kind donation returned in this envelope is a straight donation and is not intended to be used as spending money for the other events and activities during the Heart to Heart Fundraising Week.)

2. Wednesday, April 18th (11:00 – Onwards) Student-Run Market Day to benefit Heart to Heart. Please send spending money with your child to support this Heart to Heart Market Day. There will be a variety of snacks and refreshments available, along with items for sale by our outside businesses partners, including food and treats from Little Huia restaurant, books and toys from Puffy, and teddy bears from Heart to Heart (50 RMB – 250 RMB, depending on size and style).

3. Wednesday, April 18th (5:00 – 8:00) Screen Free Night (rain or shine). For many of us, electronic screens are a necessary part of our daily lives. But, on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00 – 8:00, let’s disconnect from our screens for a few hours and enjoy an opportunity to strengthen community through human interaction! Please join us at the SCIS HQ Main Campus for a wide variety of fun family activities such as: rock climbing, soccer, drum circles, badminton, arts and crafts, table tennis, read-a-longs, basketball, volleyball, swing dancing, live music, and more. Dinner from Little Huia restaurant and drinks (including beer and wine for the adults) will be available for purchase along with a variety of other items including raffle tickets for terrific prizes and a massage tent and nail painting booth by Dragonfly Therapeutic Massage. A suggested donation of 50 RMB per person or 200 RMB per family (less than the cost of a night at the cinema, but a lot more fun!) can be donated at the gate. All proceeds will go to benefit Heart to Heart to help children in desperate need of heart surgeries. On Wednesday, April 18th, let’s disconnect to reconnect!

4. Alternate PE Uniforms are available for Lower School students. These alternate PE uniforms are comfortable regular cotton “SCIS Heart to Heart” T-shirts which can be worn on all PE days for the remainder of the school year (100 RMB, supplies are limited).* This is a change from previously advertised. Regular cotton but a reduced price of 100 RMB instead of 150 RMB.

5. Friday, April 20th (12:00 – Onwards) LS Expression Sessions. This event is independent of the Heart to Heart Fundraising Week, but Heart to Heart volunteers will be in the HQ Main courtyard selling teddy bears and refreshments to interested students and parents on campus for the Expression Sessions.

Expression Session- FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH:

This Friday (April 20) is the 2nd annual Expression Sessions in the lower school at SCIS! Students have auditioned, practiced, and have been selected to perform, share a talent, or a piece of art. Events begin sharply at 12:40pm and will conclude at 3:00pm. Ms. Berg and Mr. Wellman have contacted families involved with scheduling specifics and would love to see everyone at SCIS for a celebration of student talents! Heart to Heart bears will be sold and t-shirts as well during this day.

Dates:

April 16-20: Heart to Heart fundraiser:

  • Monday: Fundraising Envelopes Distributed
  • Wednesday: Student-Led Market Day
  • Wednesday Evening (5-8pm): Screen-Free Night at Main HQ Campus
  • Friday: Heart to Heart fundraiser sale while you visit for Expression Sessions!

April 20: (12:40-3:00 pm) Lower School Expression Sessions

May 1: Labour Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL

May 17: Music Concert G. 2/3 (6:30 pm)

May 24 or 25: Field Day

May 26: End of Year Picnic

June 1: Last day ASA

June 8: Grade 5 Exhibition

June 11: G4-run Market Day

June 12: Celebration of Learning Assembly

Week #29, April 9-13

Hi Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break holiday! I enjoyed myself in Nepal while helping chaperone a high school service trip!

As students continue to inquire into the properties of matter (Form), we have learned the following properties: space, changing states, texture, size, shape, temperature. Students are reflecting as scientists (Reflection) by observing materials and conducting experiments, following the steps of the scientific process (Question, Hypothesis, Test, Record, Conclude).

Ask your child to tell you one or two properties of matter! We look forward to taking our inquiry further looking into how materials react and change (Change).

In math, we are focusing on measurement, currently non-standard and standard units of measurement. In word study, we will be changing verbs into the past tense. In reading and writing, we are continuing with non-fiction texts and writing procedures.

Heart to Heart

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing our first “Heart to Heart Fundraising Week” at SCIS HQ Main from Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th. As I’m sure many of you know, the ECE has been supporting Heart to Heart for several years through their Art Auction. This year, we will join them in this endeavor. Our goal is to raise 90,000 RMB ($14,250 USD) during the HQ Main weeklong event to provide the funds to save three children in desperate need of life-saving heart surgeries.

We have many activities planned that include an all-school assembly on Monday, April 16th, a student-run market day on Wednesday, April 18th, and a Screen Free Night on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00 – 8:00. The flyer below provides the details of this exciting event. Please mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate our community while helping our students appreciate the value of altruism.

One Love, One Heart, Let’s Get Together and Feel All Right!

April 9: ASA Session 3 begins (April 9-June 1)

April 12: PAFA Market Day

April 16-20: Heart to Heart Fundraising Week

April 18: Screen Free Night at Main Campus
April 20: Lower School Expression Session

Week #28, Mar. 26-30

Hi Families,

Welcome to the final quarter/mid-semester of Grade 2! 

It was wonderful to witness all of your children sharing their learning with you at Student-Led Conferences. I hope you enjoyed seeing what they’ve been up to these past months. Portfolios will be sent home at the end of the school year in June, but I will be sending home classwork that students didn’t put in the portfolio. 

In today’s homework, I will also be sending home your child’s Winter Fountas and Pinnell Reading level. This is a benchmark assessment that is used at SCIS to assess your child’s reading proficiency in both accuracy and comprehension. The test is given in early Fall, Winter, and Spring. I will be sending home a letter explaining the instructional level (where your child is comfortable reading with limited number of words that need solving, as well as where they can talk about the topic with detail). This letter will help explain what skills your child can continue to work on.

The goal is to keep you informed as well as look to areas to keep helping your child reach the next level. The second sheet of paper is broken down into two parts: independent reading level and the instructional reading level. The instructional reading level is where your child was at the time of the Winter assessment.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please email me and I’d be happy to explain the document in more detail.

Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works – People observe and manipulate matter.

This week in Unit of Inquiry, students are continuing to inquiry into the different types of matter and their properties. Students will examine the water cycle and how water can change states. 

In math, students are using addition and subtraction strategies to balance the sides of the equation. In word study, students are changing the spelling of words when adding the ending “-ing”. In writing, students are learning about writing informational text/procedure writing like a scientist. They will be looking at the steps in the scientific method (question, hypothesis, materials used, procedure, observation, and conclusion). In reading, students will be reading non-fiction texts and looking at different elements found in non-fiction texts (such as: heading, table of contents, index, glossary, captions, labels, diagrams).

ASA Info Reminders:
Sign Ups: March 26 (Grades 2 + 3) + March 27 (Grades 4 + 5)
Session 3: April 9-June 1

Upcoming Dates:
March 29: Lower School Learning Assembly, 2-2:45 pm
March 31-April 8: Spring Break vacation
April 12: PAFA Market Day
April 9: ASA Session 3 begins (April 9-June 1)
April 20: Lower School Expression Session

Week #27, Mar. 19-23

Hi Families,

This is the last week of the second mid-semester!

A reminder that Student-Led Conferences are this THURSDAY, MARCH 22 with dismissal at 11:30 am! If you haven’t signed up for a time or need to change your time, please follow the link here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0444afab2ea3f58-2astudentled/45456270

Specialist sign-ups are here:


Art- Mr. Blalock

Music- Ms. Stacey
PE- Mr. Barrs
EAL- Ms. Sirkel: csirkel@scis-china.org (by drop-in or appointment)
*Mandarin teachers will send parent invitation letters separately.

This week, students are focusing on our new unit of inquiry: How the World Works- People observe and manipulate matter. Students are inquiring into the different states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases). In math, we are focusing on specific vocabulary found in word problems and how to show our work. In reading and writing, we are starting to tune into non-fiction texts and their specific features. In word study, we are continuing with last week’s focus on contractions.

IB DP Visual Arts Class Exhibition 2018- TODAY

Please note the following announcement for the Upper School Art Exhibition. If you would like to bring your family, it is great way to connect to our larger school community and to connect to our previous UOI: How We Express Ourselves- Art reflects personal feelings and experiences.

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of our DP Visual Arts Exhibition on Monday 26th March @ 5pm. The exhibition will take place outside of the theatre and drinks and nibbles will be provided. Students are looking forward to sharing their work, ideas, concepts, themes and techniques with you. They have worked hard over the last 2 years to create this exhibition, so please come and support them. The show will run for the entire week.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES (SLCs)

Students will be dismissed at 11:30, and we will not provide lunch this day. This is a time for your child to demonstrate their growth and learning in the classroom. This is, however, not the time to speak with the teacher. The student will be guiding you through series of stations as you interact and I observe. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with me before mid-semester reports are distributed to discuss your child’s progress, please email me to schedule a time.

Though siblings (both younger and older) are welcome to attend along with parents, I have seen in the past that is can take away from your Grade 2 child’s experience in sharing with the parent. Please just keep this in mind.

Please be sure to also visit specialist teachers. They will have activities for students to share their learning.

There will be no lunch service on the conference day. There will be no ASA. Buses will run at the 11:30 dismissal.

ASA Info:

Reminders:

-This is the final week of ASA Session 2.

-Due to Student Led Conferences there will NOT be ASAs on Thursday, March 22.

Dates

Sign Ups: March 26 (Grades 2 + 3) + March 27 (Grades 4 + 5)

Session 3: April 9-June 1

Upcoming Dates:

March 22: Student-led conferences, HALF DAY (dismissal 11:30)

March 23: ASA Session 2 ends

March 23: Mid-Semester Reports sent out via Managebac.

March 29: Lower School Learning Assembly, 2-2:45 pm

March 31-April 8: Spring Break vacation

April 12: PAFA Market Day

April 9: ASA Session 3 begins (April 9-June 1)

April 20: Lower School Expression Session

Week #26, March 12-16

Hi Families,

Finally it seems like we are getting some Spring weather! Hope you’re able to enjoy the sunshine during the work day! Please also make sure if your child is not feeling well or displays a fever, you keep them home. There is a flu-like virus going around and many teachers and students have gotten ill over the past week.

Yesterday, students were excited to watch a small part of the Peking Opera Performance. We saw their unique face paint, costumes, and stage fighting.

Today, we had lots of risk-takers who showed confidence and enthusiasm at Swimfest! I am very proud of how well we supported one another, cheering the entire time!

This week concludes our unit of inquiry: Where We Are in Place and Time – Traditions help us learn about the past. We will be starting up our new unit tomorrow, How the World Works.Students will be inquiring into our new unit, which a science-based unit. We will be returning our literacy focus to informational text: features of informational text, how to read and write informational text, and a look into the scientific method. In math, we are continuing with double-digit subtraction strategies. In word study, we are learning about contraction words (such as, don’t, can’t, won’t).

Student-Led Conference Sign-ups – LIVE TOMORROW (MARCH 14, 8:00 am)

Tomorrow, parents will be asked to sign-up for a 30 minute block (the conference is only 20 minutes) for Student-Led Conferences. Other students may also be attending that particular conference time. Please look for an email from Sign-up Genius tomorrow. See below more information regarding conferences.

Visiting Author: Julia Cook- Thursday, March 15

On March 15, SCIS will be hosting well known children’s author Julia Cook. She will be presenting to students from both ECE and Lower School. Lower School presentations will be in the afternoon Grade 4 and Grade 5 will be from 12:00-12:40 and Grade 2 and Grade 3 will be from 2:00-2:40. Order forms for students interested in purchasing books will be sent home before her visit and books will also be available to purchase on the day of her visit. For more information about the author, please visit her website: http://www.juliacookonline.com/

Parents are informally invited to attend. We would like to thank PAFA for sponsoring this event.

IB DP Visual Arts Class Exhibition 2018

Please note the following announcement for the Upper School Art Exhibition. If you would like to bring your family, it is great way to connect to our larger school community and to connect to our previous UOI: How We Express Ourselves- Art reflects personal feelings and experiences.

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of our DP Visual Arts Exhibition on Monday 26th March @ 5pm. The exhibition will take place outside of the theatre and drinks and nibbles will be provided. Students are looking forward to sharing their work, ideas, concepts, themes and techniques with you. They have worked hard over the last 2 years to create this exhibition, so please come and support them. The show will run for the entire week.

Student-Led Conferences- Thursday, March 22nd

On March 22, we have student-led conferences! This is a time for you to come and listen to your child share her/his learning. The conference is facilitated by the teacher, but led by the child. Students will have prompts to share their work, and parents will be provided with ideas for questions you may ask to help your child explain further.

Role of Parent

· be on time, be positive, be interested, ask questions, listen carefully, and give constructive feedback and input

The most important role of the parent in the Student-Led Conferences is to review the work your child and teacher have collected in the portfolio, see the current work they show at each station, and to give encouragement. If you have any concerns that cannot be positively addressed during the conference, or are sensitive in nature, please arrange another time to meet with the teacher to discuss these issues. Since conferences are run by your child, home language can be spoken and used to best communicate with parents.

The student-led conference is NOT a time to chat with the class teacher. This is a time for the child to share and reflect on his/her learning with you. Please bring an open mind and positive enthusiasm! You may sign up using Sign Up Genius starting on March 14th, look for the email.

Though siblings (both younger and older) are welcome to attend along with parents, I have seen in the past that is can take away from your Grade 2 child’s experience in sharing with the parent. Please just keep this in mind.

Please be sure to also visit specialist teachers. They will have activities for students to share their learning.

There will be no lunch service on the conference day. There will be no ASA. Buses will run at the 11:30 dismissal.

Please let me know if there will be alternate transportation for your child.

Expression Sessions

In April, there will be a special opportunity for students to participate and respond to student-selected performances and displays.

Timeline:

March 15: Application due

March 23: Audition

April 20: Expression Sessions

Dates:

March 15: Author visit: Julia Cook

March 22: Student-led conferences, HALF DAY (dismissal 11:30)

March 23: ASA Session 2 ends

March 29: Celebration of Learning Assembly (Rescheduled date, originally was March 16)

March 31-April 8: Spring Break vacation

April 9: ASA Session 3 begins (April 9-June 1)