A few highlights happening this week – it’s a busy week!
Kindergarten Registration begins January 27th
Kindergarten Registration & Early French Immersion Registration Kindergarten in School District No. 48 offers exciting opportunities to learn through play. Your child’s play allows them to develop their core literacy skills through competency based explorations, and having fun!
For registration information pertaining to Kindergarten registration for either the English program or the Early French Immersion program, go to our district website for more information and registration forms.
Or better yet, drop by our school and ask for Mrs. Smiley our secretary who will take your questions and guide you through the registration process. Just make sure you bring your child’s birth certificate, care card, and proof of address (driver’s license). An added bonus is you will walk away with a smiley face yourself after meeting our secretary and staff at the school. We also would love to meet your son and daughter in person and put a face to the name on the registration form!
Professional Development Day January 26th
This coming Monday, January 26th, school is not in session as our staff will be working together on our current school goal of Arts Infusion.
Arts Infusion is an approach to learning and teaching that integrates the arts with other subject areas. We will be increasing our visual art skills with the help of our Art Starts Infusion teaching Artist, Andrea Klann and then we will be planning for hands-on ways to connect visual art with learning other subjects.
We are in year three of a three year pilot project looking at whether arts integrations, or “Infusion”, will increase student engagement and help students be more excited about their own learning. To get a better idea of what arts integration looks like, here are some links you might want to check out!
School Learning Plan presentation Wednesday, January 28th
Board of Education trustees and district staff will be visiting our school in order to visit classrooms and learn more about our current school goal “How to optimize self regulation in students at Mamquam Elementary”.
The strategies and structures listed below optimize self-regulation in students at Mamquam Elementary:
Current – Mindup, Zones of Regulation, Emotional Literacy, Roots of Empathy, Tribes, Second Step, Friends, Circles, Self Reg’n posters, Whole body listening, Daily Five, Superflex, Peer Mentors, Morning Announcements, Project Based Learning, Neufeld (attachment), Greene (Collaborative and Proactive Solutions), Formative Assessment (Goal Setting), School Based team, YCW, Assemblies, Open Playground, DPA (Daily Physical Activity)
New – Creative Learning Center (CLC), Multiage groupings, Intramurals, Co Plan Co Teach Co Assess, Field Trips, Common Language, Collaborative Behavior Specialist, Play is the Way
Schedule for the visit on Wednesday: 9:30 – 12:00
9:30 – 9:40 Intro
9:40 – 10:00 Zones of Regulation (S. Nunn and M. Wada)
10:00 – 10:10 Creative Learning Centre (R. MacKenzie)
10:10 – 10:25 Daily Five and Check in (D. Gilchrist)
10:25 – 10:40 Recess
10:40 – 10:50 Mindup (S. Mcclements)
11:00 – 11:15 Roots of Empathy (C. Shier and M. Wada)
11:15 – 11:30 Self regulation through voice/choice and Infusion (K. Sollid)
11:30 – 11:50 Infusion update (A. Thomson)
11:50 – 12:00 Questions and Closing remarks
Check out our newsletter or weekly email for more information on what is happening this week at Mamquam.
Enjoy the week,