NOTES FROM THE HEAD'S MEETING

September 2014

DATES/ REMINDERS


September 23- D2L workshop in the library

September 25- Williams Parkway Parent's Night

October 21- 5:30-7:30- NEW DATE AND TIME

October 28- Grade 8 Parent Night at North Park

PLCs/ ACTION RESEARCH

These are department directed, so when funding becomes available please let me know if you are interested in something.

ALTHOUGH ...numeracy seems to be the board initiative this year...

BUDGET- COURSE FEES

As per Cynthia's e-mail earlier in the year, we have to be careful about charging course fees. Please be careful how you word things. I will adjust budget requests to reflect these changes.

I will be submitting budget requests this week and will give you an update when I receive info

SEPTEMBER 25- EARLY RELEASE

students released at 12:15, PD begins at 1:15

Focus will be on summative assessments

PARENT'S NIGHT- October 21- 5:30--7:30

Target students who are at risk

Indicate on progress reports- call home

support will be provided again with calls home

FIRE DRILLS/ LOCKDOWN DRILLS

They will be coming in the next few weeks. No prior notice. Please remember to take the red folders with you for attendance outside

SPECIAL ED/ STUDENT SUCCESS

Please refer students to Friday conversations as needed

Viking Room- conference room

IEPs

NUMERACY- OCTOBER 10 PD DAY

ideas about how this applies to our departments? Let me know...

EXAMS- SCHEDULE CHANGES- FYI

We are going to a new exam model starting in either January and June. This will not affect us as much as our summative evaluations are in class.

The new model is exams written based on Timetable Schedule ie: students write Period 1 class exams on Monday, Period 2 on Tuesday etc.

Pros- you supervise your own exams, less supervisions, no conflicts, no confusion about time

Cons- multiple exams


As I said, I don't think this will impact us too much

THANK YOU!!!!

Thanks again for a great start up and for your support. I also saw many of us spearheading clubs in the school, which is amazing!!! Keep up the great work in and out of the classroom.