Joyceville PS Week Ahead

January 4-8

Cultivating Critical Thinking and Creativity in Responsive Learning Environments

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I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and fun holiday with family and friends. The time we take for ourselves is just as important as the time we put into our work!

We will all get started with our collaborative inquiries this month. Please keep us informed at the office of your planned dates to meet with your group. If you require any support with your CIs (e.g. resources), please let me know!

I plan to send the January newsletter in the next few days. Please let me know of dates (trips, events, visitors, etc.) or topics you would like included!

At our December staff meeting, we planned to get input (thoughts, ideas, suggestions) from students about use of the courtyard at recess and some problems we've noted: trampling/picking plants, standing/climbing on benches/planters, rough play, Ks coming in even though out of bounds for them, not respecting adult requests to follow rules/be respectful, etc. If you have not yet had a chance, please gather input from your students and bring to our January staff meeting.

As you know, I do a lot of professional learning on twitter! People are tweeting about #oneword2016 to help set intentions for the upcoming year (see a short article below that explains the concept!). I've been thinking about it over the past few weeks and have chosen the word OPEN to guide me through the next year. I hope to be truly open to acting on new ideas, opportunities, challenges, and especially feedback through listening, noticing, being curious, reflecting and connecting both in my professional and personal life. I encourage you to find your "one word" and share it with others!!

Enjoy this first week back with your students. I'm excited and optimistic for 2016 and curious about what it will bring!


This Week

Monday, January 4, Day 2

Tuesday, January 5, Day 3

Wednesday, January 6, Day 4

  • Angela Moslinger - LD Program Support Teacher - pm

Thursday, January 7, Day 5

  • Language Feedback - 9:15 (Heather, Spi)
  • SEA training with compass OT (Keith - pm)
  • Dawn away - Facilitator training

Friday, January 8, Day 1

  • Code Math Project (Keith, Nancy, Dawn)

Upcoming Dates

January 12 Staff Meeting 3:45

January 27 Parent Council Meeting

February 15 Family Day - no school

February 16 Report Cards due to office

February 29 Report Cards home

March 7-11 Innovation and Creativity Week

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