As we welcome the milder weather and sunshine, thoughts turn to outdoor learning and activities. Spring is always a time of new growth and fresh beginnings, and we can feel this optimism in the air as we welcome this new season.
I take great pride in the many ways that members of our school community support each other and extend their kindness to others. This month we’ll be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Guelph Food Bank, celebrating International Day Against Bullying, and cleaning our yard in recognition of Earth Day.
In classrooms we are looking at ways to help children develop responsibility and accountability for their own learning. The more engaged students are in learning activities, the more they remember and apply to other situartions. Teachers support this engagement by creating interactions among students. As they share ideas with their partners or groups, children are also learning to listen and respond respectfully to others’ ideas.
We always appreciate the vital role that parents play in supporting your children at home. Thank you for listening to and answering their questions, reading to and with them, and asking them about school activities. This teamwork between home and school is vital to the academic and social successes of our children.
Please feel fee to contact me at any time to share ideas, questions or concerns about your child’s education and school experiences. My door is open.
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