E. P. Roberts Primary School

"Hallmark of Excellence!"

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"OUR LEADER OF EXCELLENCE"

Mrs. Janice Moss, Principal

OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Vision Statment

To become the premier learning institution that promotes excellence in academic performance, discipline and respect, supported by parents and the wider community to produce global competitors.

Theme for 2015-2016

“Enhancing Academic Proficiency through Collaboration, Performance and Accountability”

Weekly Bulletin: January 18 - 22, 2016

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

"Serving with Excellence!"

JOKE FOR THE WEEK

Teacher: Glenn, how do you spell Crocodile?

Glenn: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L.

Teacher: No, that's wrong.
Glenn: Maybe it is wrong to you, but you asked me how I spell it.

Nurse Knowles will be in office today from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Mr. Malkovich Taylor

2. Ms. Virginia Brown

3. Ms. Georgia Robinson

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

Please remember to send the students on the Pantry List to the kitchen today for their lunch.

A FEW REMINDERS...

1. Please ensure that students are supervised as they go to the restrooms.


2. It is important that students are accompanied to specialist classes, during lunch break and for after school dismissal.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

This afternoon's clubs are as follows (please ensure that students report to the designated areas):

  • Physical Education (On the basketball court)
  • Spelling Club (Grade 2 - Mrs. Hanna's class)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Ms. Nicole Munroe

2. Ms. Virginia Brown

3. Ms. Muriel Charlton

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

This morning's assembly will be conducted by Mrs. D. Thompson and her class.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

This afternoon's clubs are as follows (please ensure that students report to the designated areas):


  • Art Club (Art Room)
  • Brownies (Grade 6 - Ms. Culmer's Classroom)
  • Book Club (Spanish/Special Education Room)
  • Sunflowers (Grade 1 - Mrs. Duncan's Classroom)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Mr. Malkovich Taylor

2. Ms. Muriel Charlton

3. Mrs. Lauretta Marshall

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

to Mrs. Bridgette Henfield. We hope you have a wonderful day and may God continue to bless you!
Our monthly staff meeting will be held this afternoon from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The first session will be a general session followed by training for Upper Primary teachers in Reading Comprehension Strategies.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

This afternoon's clubs are as follows (please ensure that students report to the designated areas):
  • Physical Education (On the basketball court)
  • Math Clubs (Lower Primary: Ms. T. Storr's classroom - Grade 3; Upper Primary: Mrs. B. Henfield's classroom - Grade 5)
Please remember to send the students on the Pantry List to the kitchen today for their lunch.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Ms. Nicole Munroe

2. Ms. Virginia Brown

3. Mrs. Lauretta Marshall

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

SUPER ME

The Super Me programme is to be conducted every Thursday morning.

GRADE SIX PARENTS MEETING

There will be a very important meeting for all grade six parents this evening at 6:00 p.m.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

This afternoon's clubs are as follows (please ensure that students report to the designated areas):


  • Young Gentlemen's Club (from 12 noon - 12:40 p.m. in the Art Room)
  • Red Cross (Grade 3 - Ms. B. Thompson's Classroom)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016

The National Spelling Bee School-based competitions will be held today.

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Mr. Malkovich Taylor

2. Ms. Muriel Charlton

3. Ms. Georgia Robinson

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

PIZZA DAY

Personal pan pizzas will be on sale at a cost of $5.00. Please encourage your students to participate and submit your orders to Mrs. Pratt by Wednesday.
Please remember to send the students on the Pantry List to the kitchen today for their lunch.
Nurse Knowles will be in office today from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

This afternoon's club is as follows (please ensure that students report to the designated area):
  • Discovery Club (Grade 6 - Mr. Cole's classroom)

PRE-BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

to Ms. Megan Johnson who celebrates tomorrow. We hope you have a wonderful day and may God continue to bless you!

"ENHANCING OUR PRACTICE"

EXPOSITORY WRITING - PART 2

Expository Writing can be used across the curriculum. In Science, you may write up an explanation of how something works. In Math, you may have to explain a concept. In any class you may be asked to write directions. All are forms of expository writing.


Explaining a Concept:

One of the best ways to understand a topic is to explain it to someone else.


Writing Tips - Before you write…

  • Select a topic - if you have not been given a topic, use your textbook, your notes to find a concept that you can write about or books from the library.
  • Study your topic - use examples that will make your writing clear.


During your writing…

  • Organize your thoughts - decide on an order for the information. You could start with a definition and offer some examples. Then explain the concept and how it relates to the real world.
  • Use examples and comparisons
  • Think of some questions - include some questions in your essay.


After you’ve written a first draft…

  • Check your sources - make sure you have explained the concept correctly.
  • Keep it simple - look for places where your explanation may be unclear. Try to make your explanation as simple as possible.
  • Check for correctness - review facts and figures, as well as grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other conventions.


Writing an Explanation: is used to share knowledge with readers.


Writing Tips - Before you write…

  • Do your research - make sure you understand the topic you plan to explain. Use different sources - textbooks, internet sites, books in the library, and your own personal experiences.
  • Organize your thoughts - write a focus statement on the details you have listed during your research.


During your writing…

  • Share specific details - choose details that will help explain the topic to the reader.
  • Use comparisons or illustrations - make comparisons to help the reader understand surprising or difficult facts about the topic. Also consider including drawings.


After you’ve written a first draft…

  • Ask for another opinion - let several of your classmates read the essay. Do they understand it? Remember that the purpose of your essay is to write an explanation.
  • Check for organization - review each paragraph and sentence to make sure each thought leads naturally to the next thought.