Happy spring !!! I wish I could say that we are moving into warmer weather. Doesn’t really feel like it yet !!!
Soon, however, we will see the many spring flowers and plants pushing their way up into the world through the messy grasses, weeds and hard ground. Just as these flowers persevere, I yearly think about our students, their growth, success in life and the skills they need.
According to the Ontario Government’s Skills Passport, which lists skills and work habits for the workplace, students need to have three main groups of essential skills. They are:
- – language – reading, writing, document use, computer use and oral communication
- – numeracy – money math, scheduling or budgeting and accounting, measurement and calculation, data analysis and numerical estimation
- – thinking skills – job task planning and organization, decision making, problem solving and information finding.
Daily, we are preparing our students with these skills. During class time, teachers work hard to maximize time on task to make the instruction valuable. To this end, we continue to stress the importance of good attendance and on time arrival by the 8:45 a.m. start of school. After going early to bed, getting a good sleep and having a good breakfast, we encourage students to ‘rise and shine’ by coming to school daily and on time.
Hoping to see you at School Council Monday, 29 April, at 7:00 p.m......
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