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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Oct 5 - Oct 9

Weekly Update for October 5 - 9

  • Prayer Assembly 4C
  • Volleyball Practice 3 - 4 PM

  • Hot Lunch - Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Cross Country Running 3 - 3:45 PM

  • Early Dismissal @ 1:55
  • Spirit Day - Only One You - Wear your favourite color
  • Subway Day

  • Hot Lunch - Rice Bowl with Chicken
  • Whole School Bus Evacuation Practice 10 AM
  • Cross Country Running 3 - 3:45 PM

  • PD Day - No School

Principal Blog - Responding to Needs @  

  • Monday morning Kelly Sawatzky begins as St. Martin’s School FSLW.  Thanks and welcome to Kelly!!

Your Child’s Reading Level
  • Each spring our teachers complete a reading assessment with their students called the Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) Benchmark Assessment.  This assessment reports to our teachers the reading level for each student.  The reading levels are described by a letter code – A through Z.  These levels can also be shared as a grade level equivalent, which means that when the assessment was completed for a student, the results place the student’s reading level at the beginning, middle or end of year in a particular grade (for example, beginning grade 3).  (At the bottom of this letter is the table that shows the letter code and the grade.)  This information is collected at the end of the year to assist teachers in building an appropriate reading program for their students.  Research indicates that students develop reading skill most efficiently, when they are working with material that is appropriate for their level.

Your Child’s Reading Goal
  • At the back of our student agendas we have a page dedicated to creating student “Home Reading Goals”.  We are asking that our students complete the first goal section that leads us to November Student-Parent-Teacher conferences on November 4 and 5.  In order for them to reach their goal, our students must participate in home reading.  In the student agenda there is chart that sets how many minutes students must read each month to help reach their goal.  To honor our student’s hard work, students who read their total amount of monthly minutes will receive a charm for their home reading bracelet.  We hope by making home reading a priority, our students will increase in their F&P Benchmark Assessments over the year much more quickly than in years past.

Your Child’s Grit
  • We need parent/guardian support to make our Home Reading Program a success.  Please be sure to help your child with home reading and take the time to initial their agenda each evening.  Parents are the most important teacher our students will have in their lives!!!  We are hoping that not only home reading will increase our students reading levels but that they will also continue to develop their perseverance and grit in reaching the goals that they set for themselves.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dumont at or at the school by calling 780-632-2266.

Upcoming Events
October 12 Thanksgiving - No School
October 15 Guest Author
October 16 Junior University - 1st Class
October 19 Foundation AGM @ 6:00, School Advisory Council @ 7:00
October 22 Picture Day - Smile :)
October 23 Junior University - 2nd Class
October 31 Halloween

Quote: Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn’t do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side.  - Pope Francis

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