SOUTH BROADVIEW ELEMENTARY
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Newsletter #3 November 30,
Report Card Pilot
Parents will receive the first term report card on Thursday, December 21. Teachers are working on their assessments right now and will continue to evaluate your childās progress right up to report card time.
With the renewed curriculum in place, our district and the BC Ministry of Education are trying to improve reporting documents to better meet the needs of families in the form of a report card pilot. Many of our teachers are trying out the report card pilot. For those teachers using the pilot, report cards going home will look different this year. There will be a scale that will inform parents and guardians on their childās achievement
in subject areas. The new scale will be: emerging, developing, applying and extending. For the grade 4 and 5s, they will not receive letter grades.
In addition, teachers trying out the pilot will include an individual learning goal for your child. The goal will be the focus of the parent/student/teacher conference that will take place on Tuesday, January 23 starting at 12:30. There will be an early dismissal of all students that Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. to accommodate the conferences in the afternoon. Parents will have an opportunity to sign up for conference times that best suit their schedule. A more detailed letter will be sent home shortly.
South Broadview will be having our Winter concert on Tuesday, December 5 at 5:00 pm. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Montgomery and Mrs. Beach have been working with their music classes to prepare them for the concert. Thank you to both music teachers for your hard work on the concert. The concert will be about 30 ā 35 minutes long.
School doors will open at 4:30 on the night of the concert. Students will go to their classroom and parents may go to the gym to find their seat. At the end of the concert, parents please come to your childās classroom to pick up your child.
Parking will be limited so please car pool if possible, walk, or possibly attend the dress rehearsal at 10:30 a.m. The Church parking lot is available for parking (please read note under student pickup about parking at the church). The upper parking lot at Kingās Christian is available too.
The book fair will also be open after the concert for anyone wishing to purchase books at this time.
Donations of non-perishable food will be collected at the concert for those who wish to donate.
Also, a bake sale will also be available if you wish to buy items before the concert. A raffle draw is also being put together by Mr. Dodds and Mr. Smithās class for the āBest Seats in The Houseā and tickets are available from them. These are fundraising events for the Division 2 and 3 year end field trip. Please contact Mr. Dodds or Mr. Smith for more information or to purchase a ticket.
Student pickup at the end of the day
The Church across the street has graciously allowed us to use the parking lot across from the school for student pick up. There is lots of space and it is easier and safer for students to be picked up here at the end of the day compared to trying to find parking on the side of the street. However, a friendly reminder for parents parked at the church to please not park in the no parking areas and at the front of the church. Vehicles, at times, have blocked the front entrance so people going in and out of the church have been blocked out. Also, please keep handicap spaces open for vehicles needing this space. Thank you.
South Broadview PAC
The next PAC meeting is on Tuesday, January 16 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
PAC Hot Lunch
Our next PAC Hot lunch day is on Friday December 22.
Winter is on its way and the wet cooler weather is here. Students should get outside as much as possible for fresh air in the morning, recess and lunch. However, on very cold days, or really wet and or windy days, we will ask students to remain inside. For cold weather, we usually use ā12Ā°C as a guide. The principal will make an announcement if it is to be an inside day due to poor weather. It is important that all students are prepared (boots, jackets, toques, gloves and snow pants for younger children) for outside weather when it is an outside day. Please make sure all clothing items have the studentās name on it so if it is lost, it can be returned.
This also becomes the season for colds, flu, etc. Occasionally we get notes asking students to stay inside because they are āsickā or not feeling well. If students are too sick to go outside for fresh air, we ask that they stay home until they are well.
Lost and Found
We have a collection of clothes that have been collected throughout the year. Please come in and check out the lost and found on the table outside the multi purpose room and claim any items that may belong to your family. Items not claimed will be donated to the Thrift Store.
Upcoming events at South Broadview:
04-08 Mon ā Fri Book Fair
04 Monday Book Fair 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. & 2:00 - 3:00
05 Tuesday Book Fair 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. & 2:00 - 7:00
05 Tuesday Winter Concert dress rehearsal
05 Tuesday Winter Concert 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
06 Wednesday Lock down drill #1 - 12:45 p.m.
06 Wednesday Book Fair 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
07 Thursday Book Fair 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
08 Friday Book Fair 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
21 Thursday First Term Reports sent home to parents
22 Friday PAC Hot Lunch
22 Friday Last day before Winter Vacation
08 Monday School Reopens
16 Tuesday PAC Meeting ā 7:00 p.m.
23 Tuesday Early Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.ā Report Card conferences
22- 26 Mon-Fri Family Literacy Week. Literacy Passports
Christmas Book Fair
Dec 4th- 8th
Every purchase helps earn new books for our school! We will be open the following hours:
Monday, Dec. 4- 7:30-8:30 am and 2-3 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5- 7:30-8:30 am and 2-7 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 6- 2-3 pm
Thursday, Dec. 7- 2-3 pm
Friday, Dec. 8- 8am-2pm