Joyceville Public School
April 2016 Newsletter
Cultivating Critical Thinking and Creativity in Responsive Learning Environments
On April 11th, thousands of schools celebrated #LoveMySchoolDay on Twitter. It brought pleasure and pride to see all the reasons that staff, students and even a parent shared about why our school rocks!
As a staff, our collaborative professional learning continues to be centered around the question: How might we create thinking classrooms where students have opportunities to learn more deeply, solve problems, and think critically and creatively. Have a look at the Ted Talk below and let us know what you think! We would love to hear from you.
- What conditions do you think kids need to learn in a "sticky" way (a way that sticks with kids)?
- What can Joyceville PS do to make our school a better place for learning?
The last month has been filled with lots of exciting and productive learning opportunities! Please check us out on Twitter @JoycePS_LDSB or visit our school website http://joycevilleps.limestone.on.ca/ which shows our Twitter feed to see what's been happening!
As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
April 13 Country Fair Planning Meeting
April 15 All Grade 7 students and Grade 8 girls - Immunizations
April 19 Jump Rope for Heart kick off assembly
April 21 Cafe francais
April 22 Play - Melanie Fusspot - Limestone Theatre group
May 17 Discover Kindergarten for new K students 6 pm
Parent Council Update
- Country Fair has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28th!
- The next planning meeting is Wednesday, April13th at 6 pm in the library. All welcome!
Congratulations to Miss Wendy and Mr. Inwood!!!
Online Math Tools
Mathies is a website developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education to support parents and students in grades K-12. It is designed to help support an understanding of mathematical concepts through games, activities and interactive learning tools. The website can be accessed through the following link:
CLIPS is another on-line interactive learning tool students can use for learning Math at home:
Out Discover Kindergarten night will be Tuesday, May 17th at 6 pm for all new Kindergarten students and their parents. Invitations will be sent soon!