The school council hosted a successful math awareness session on Wednesday evening, 27 November. Thanks to Mr. Carter for organizing the speaker from the board, Mr. Tim Hasiuk. Thank you as well as the parents and children who volunteered to organize and conduct the event.
Here is a copy of Tim’s presentation for those of you who were unable to attend.
Math Awareness Presentation, 27 Nov 13
Please have a look at the following items:
- November 18 to 22 is Bully Prevention Week. Please take time to discuss this topic with your child(ren). Please encourage them to “tell to help” when they feel that they have been involved in a bullying situation. A bystander that witnesses bullying has a duty to report as well. As adults, we also have the right to live and work in a safe envireonment. It is just important for adults to disscuss/report these instances as it is for our students.
- If you intend to order Poinsettias please do so soon. The cut off is Nov. 25th.
- Please consider donating in some way to those unfortunate presons in the Philippines who have been gravely affected by the major typhoon.
- We are very excited to offer a family Math night on Nov. 27th. We hope to help parents understand how to help students with their math homework.
Shanty Bay Public School will be holding our 13th annual Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, December 11th. Students, teachers, staff, and special guests come together for a traditional sit-down turkey ‘dinner’ as well as an afternoon of entertainment. As with all successful events, there is an army of volunteers behind the scenes who make it happen. As we prepare for this year’s event, we encourage you to become involved.
Please see the attached letter from the Luncheon Committee outlining how you can help. As well, we have included a few notes from students following last year’s luncheon to give you an idea the great enjoyment that this event brings to the children.
Please take time to go over the newly posted newsletter and calendar for November. Included in them are several items that are important for parents to keep in mind.
The QSP magazine fundraiser offered by the school each year is now over. Thankyou to all for your kind participation.
Important events include the Progress Report which will go home on November 11, our annual Remembrance Day service held at 12 noon on the 11th and a PA day on the 15th.
The School and School Council will be hosting a Math night for parents on the 27th. more information to follow.
Hard to believe we are finished the first two months of 2013/14 school year.
Attached is the cover page for EQAO School Report for the 2012-2013 academic year. At the Grade 3 level, school scores improved significantly and our students were above the provincial average in all three assessed subject areas: reading, writing and mathematics. While our scores improved at the grade six level from the previous years, we were below the provincial average in two of the three categories (writing and mathematics). Everyone is reminded that EQAO scores should not be viewed in isolation, but rather in combination with classroom-generated results. For parents of students who completed EQAO testing, you can speak to your children’s teachers for a debrief on their individual performance.
EQAO 2013 SBPS Report
Please see the following classes and teacher assignments:
- Kindergarten Mrs. Lavigne -Wilson Teacher
- Grade 1 Mrs. Moreau
- Grade 2/3 Mrs. Cumming
- Grade 3/4 Mrs. Connor
- Grade 4/5 Mr. Schofield
- Grade 6/7 Mrs. Drewes-Dewaele
- Grade 7/8 Mr. White
- Special Education support Mrs. Teskey and Mrs. Seeley
- DECE assigned to Kindergarten Mrs. Raikes
- Educational Assistants Mrs. MacPherson and Mrs. Butler
- Library Mr. Reinio
Ms Nitert is no longer with us. We wish her well at her new school.
Although all of the grades except 1 are combined grades, some classmates have been together as a single group within a class for the
first time in quite a while. For those students who will be shifting to a new class and a new teacher, letters will go home tomorrow.
Thank you in advance for your understanding at this time.
Check out the newest tab on our website Cool School Pics to see some interesting pictures of our kids participating in classroom and fun activities around our school.
UPDATE!!! – Just added – Jump Rope for Heart and Music Monday Pics!!!
Shanty Bay P.S. is a village school on the north shore of Kempenfelt Bay (Lake Simcoe). The school serves both the village and a large rural component. There has been a public school in the village records since the 1920’s and before that; a rural school setting educated the local children.
Shanty Bay P. S. has had a rich sense of community. Since the new school was built in 1955, the school became a Community Centre as well as a respected educational institution. Students and their families have enjoyed the school facilities for education, entertainment and physical recreation. It is safe to say that this tradition continues today.
Please feel free to explore this new Edublog© site. It is quite extensive. Teachers have their own section or blogs where they can post information to keep you informed. The monthly newsletter and calendar will be included for your reference as well. Other sections will be dedicated to the School Council, the Principal, and Special events. The site will host many different links to other areas you may wish to visit.
We are proud of our School and the Shanty Bay Community. Come learn with us!