For the Week of Oct 23, 2023
Working together; succeeding together.
Over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing different parts of Edsby for our families. Edsby is about as complex as Facebook to operate and navigate within, so if you can do Facebook or Instagram, you can do Edsby. We will journey together to ensure that you are as up-to-date as possible on the progress of your child and the goings on at PPCS.
Episode 5: Learning Story
In order to make student assessment and feedback more meaningful, , authentic, and collaborative the NESD has introduced digital documentation as part of the Edsby program. Digital documentation, as it sounds, is the documentation of student learning using a digital platform. Edsby has 3 ways in which students' learning can be documented and showcased. The greatest benefit of digital documentation is the opportunities for students, staff, and parents to collaborate and reflect on student work together in real-time. In fact the NESD and its school have dug so deep into the world of digital documentation, that Edsby has had to create an update to allow it to do what we want.
The 3 methods of digital documentation within Edsby are:
- Learning Story
Learning story allows students or teachers to upload student work into Edsby or create invitations to upload student work into Edsby. Once in the learning story, students staff, and parents can view and comment on student work. These comments can become a 2 or 3-way conversation, which allows for rich and in-depth collaboration amongst all stakeholders in a student's education.
Portfolio is a showcase of work. Items can be selected from the learning story by the student or directly uploaded. In either case, it is the student selecting pieces of evidence that highlight their learning and achievements. Once again, parents and teachers can view and comment on these items.
Grade is a part of Edsby that allows students to upload work directly for assessment and/or evaluation. The teacher can provide feedback and annotate directly on the piece of work. The students can respond to feedback, creating a back-and-forth dialogue that is both reflective and instructive in terms of student achievement.
Throughout this year, teachers have been tasked with using some form of digital documentation with all of their students in one of their classes. Stay tuned as digital documentation will also be a topic that is discussed at 3-way conferences this week.
Don't Forget to Sign Up for a 3-Way Conference
Edsby allows you to check on your child's current progress in their classes. Check our family handbook (link below) for a key to the completion codes that you will see in Edsby.
If you are having trouble accessing Edsby for any reason, contact the school and we will do our best to problem-solve with you.
Bear Bites is Back!
Due to increases in grocery prices, we will have to increase the cost of our meals to $5.00 from $4.00, we thank you in advance for your understanding.
We will once again be running the punch card program but will be setting up a dollar-for-dollar card. You can load any amount (up to $100) that you want on a punch card. Anyone who has leftover punch cards will be notified and the value will be transferred to a new punch card. We also hope to have a digital portal set up where parents can check on how much money they have left on their child's card. Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.
Seen Around PPCS
Coop/Affinity Pancake Breakfast
Grade 7s Clean Up Simulated Oil Spills
Bear Bites is Filling Big Shoes
Pictured here is JJ and MR. They were our head chefs this week. Both stepped up, with special recognition to JJ who not only prepared over half of the pancakes himself, he also prepared close to 50 grill cheese sandwiches on Tues.
Pictured here are AD and AR. Both have stepped up in a bog way as leaders in the class. AD has been phenomenal at getting the ordering system running smoothly, including training other students, while AR has been a Jack of all trades and a master of most. RE can be seen, doing the least sought-after, the dishes. Not super glamorous, but beyond essential.
Next Staff vs. Student is
Grade 9 Volleyball In Foam Lake
Senior Girls Volleyball in Naicam
Volunteers and Athletes of the Month
Volunteer of the month.
Mrs Patchin gets the nod this month for holding down the fort in the canteen on Friday night. She often helps out by picking up supplies and serving food throughout our athletic events and her help is surely appreciated. Thank you for all you do for Bears Athletics.
Athlete of the month
Harley Holinaty has made a smooth transition to the high school sporting end. She has demonstrated a solid base of volleyball skills and an effort level that shows she is a gamer. She will be one to keep an eye on as she gains experience.
Athlete of the month
Marty Salmond has been ripping serves and making some good decisions while setting for her team. Marty appears very positive on the court and seems like she is having a lot of fun while playing which is the goal we have for all of our athletes. Great job in September Marty.
Check Your Punch Card Balance
Please note, as we get used to this new system, please be aware that punch card balances may be up to 1 week behind.
You can click the button below to check on how much your child has left on his/her punch card. To help support privacy, we have developed account numbers for each student. The account number is their grade followed by the last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file. For example, my son Noah is in grade 5. His account number would be 059017.
Once you click the link below and find your child's account number, you will see a number to the left of their account number (i.e. 17). That number will not change, so you only have to remember that number going forward.
We hope that this will help our families.