Joyceville PS Week Ahead

December 7-11

Cultivating Critical Thinking and Creativity for ALL students in Responsive Learning Environments

As we head into the busy Holiday Season, I encourage you all to pace yourselves and enjoy this time with your students, family, friends and each other. I feel remarkably grateful to work with such a talented, caring group of people! I continue to be impressed every day by the thoughtful things you do for our students - meeting their academic, emotional and social needs in so many ways.


At this time of year, I am reminded that the weeks leading up to the holiday can be a struggle for students who unfortunately do not look forward to spending time out of school. The safety, structure, security and socialization that you provide are missed by those for whom the holidays are not as enjoyable as we might hope. In a strange and ironic way, the negative behaviors that some students demonstrate at this time actually acknowledge the consistency and the caring atmosphere that your classroom and our school provides for them. Step back and reflect a bit - this may be the best "backhanded compliment" that you will ever receive.

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This Week

Monday, December 7, Day 2

  • Hour of Code - postponed - we can look at doing this in the new year!


Tuesday, December 8, Day

  • IEPs submitted to office
  • Food Bank Donation pick-up


Wednesday, December 9, Day 4

  • Heather away - all day


Thursday, December 10, Day 5

  • OT feedback (Heather, Spi, Keith) 8:30


Friday, December 11, Day 1

  • Staff Party! (see our cruise director Mrs. Pom Pom for details!)

Upcoming Dates

December 14 Holiday Crafts "en francais" 1:00-2:20

December 15 Progress Reports home

December 15 Staff Breakfast 8:15 am

December 15-17 Gift Room

December 16 Christmas Lunch

December 17 Lights, Camera, Christmas Play 7:00 pm

December 18 Carol sing in gym 3:00

IEPs

As you update IEPs for your students for Term 1, please remember that Spi is available for consultation and assistance. As well, please let me know if there is any way I can assist you with the completion of Term 1 IEPs.