A message from the Principal
June 5, 2020
End of the Year Activities
As the year comes to a close, there are many activities that are held during a typical year for closure and celebration. As a staff, we have found ways to continue many of these important activities.
Over the next week, you will find classrooms asking students to reflect and celebrate their learning this year. There will be slideshows, virtual showcases and Google Slide Yearbooks just to name a few ways classes will be celebrating and providing closure for students.
Beginning Wednesday June 10th each grade level will schedule a reverse drive by at the school. Students will have the opportunity to drive to the school to see and wave to their teachers. More information will be forthcoming but here is the dates and time so you can plan accordingly.
Wednesday, June 10th Friends 1&2 at 1:00, 1st Grade at 5:00, 3rd Grade at 6:00
Thursday, June 11th 2nd Grade at 5:00,
Friday, June 12th Kindergarten at 1:00
Monday, June 15th, 4th grade at 1:00, Preschool at 4:00
Wednesday, June 17th, 5th Grade - more information below.
Virtual Field Day
5th Grade Recognition
Resources for parents
During the Mary Rowlandson School Council meeting yesterday, we discussed the extreme challenges that are being experienced by the nation at this moment. These events provoke a great deal of emotions and concerns. Being out of school and doing remote learning is a challenge for many reasons but it is very hard during a time like this. If we were in school, this would be an opportunity for us to collaborate and help students process the events and begin to understand what is happening, why it's happening and what is in their control. A starting point for our conversations would be the school’s mission statement.
Our school mission statement says:
Imagine a school….
In which all children achieve at high levels, regardless of their backgrounds…
That treats all children as gifted,
and builds on their talents through enrichment strategies,
independent research, problem solving,
science, writing, music and art.
This is an underpinning of our community and how we approach teaching our children. It is a mission statement that we review regularly as a staff and with the students.
At the School Council meeting, the council suggested that some resources for parents to be able to speak to their children would be helpful. Below are a few links to help guide conversations around equity, equality and racism.