family literacy book exchange!
We will be having a Family Literacy Book Exchange on January 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We are in need of gently used books and magazines that may come into the school office anytime. There is no cost to attend and you may take books home for free! (similar to our Frenchy's night) We hope you and your family can come to get some "new to you" books! We plan to have some milk and cookies and you may wear your pj's!
Parent Support Group Visa Fundraiser...
Congratulations to Kevin Langille (one of our parents) who won the $250.00 Visa card! Thank you to everyone who was able to support this fundraiser for our Parent Support Group!
Families Matter In Mental Health
There will be an introductory mental health session on January 13th, 2015 at the Hants Community Hospital at 4 p.m. If you have someone close to you with a mental wellness concern, please phone 902-792-2042 to get more onformation and to register.
School Calender... click here
Bullying and Cyberbullying What We Need to Know; A Reference Guide For Parents and Guardians
Each student is receiving a copy of this document and the reference guide may also be accessed at the following link: http://antibullying.novascotia.ca/resources.
The Department of Education has recently released some documents on homework. There is a Grades 4-6 Homework Tips pamphlet that you may find here...
http://www.ednet.ns.ca/pdfdocs/curriculum/Homework_Tips_4-6.pdf (you may have to copy and paste this link)
There is also a grade 4-6 Let's Talk About Homework pamphlet...
http://www.ednet.ns.ca/pdfdocs/curriculum/LTA_Homework_4-6.pdf (you may have to copy and paste this link)
The Department of Education will also be releasing a P-3 pamphlet, but it will NOT be referred to as homework is not formally required until grade 4.
The department of education states..." In primary to grade 3, formal homework is not required. Teachers can and often do provide families with regular access to books that may be read with young students. This practice supports the cultivation of a love of learning and sharing is encouraged. Teachers may also offer activities for students to complete at home, such as math games. However, such activities should not be regarded as a requirement. Teachers should communicate with parents/guardians about how learning can be supported at home without the formal demand for homework."
Great news! The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has a district wide TumbleBookLibrary subscription!
To receive a username and password, please contact your child's teacher or the school.
You can access TumbleBooks from home.