We play outdoors all year round
(except when temperature is below -25 degrees)!
RAIN: Hooded waterproof rain jacket, rain pants, rain boots. Umbrellas are OK at recess.
WINTER: Hooded winter coat. Warm hat, mitts &
winter boots. Waterproof snow pants once the temperature dips below zero.
For COLDER or
WINDIER Days: Add a scarf or neck warmer.
We are often outside multiples times
a day, and we let kids play in the rain and snow. Items do not have time to dry
All students should have extra pairs of socks AND extra pairs
of mitts in their backpacks.
November 12, 2015
Progress Reports and Interviews
I wanted to share information with your regarding progress reports and parent teacher interviews. Under the terms of the central agreement for elementary teachers, the timing of the fall progress report was delayed. At the OCDSB, elementary progress reports will be issued for all students in grades 1 through 8 on December 10, 2015. These reports will cover the regular fall reporting period, from the first day of school to October 30th, 2015. The reports will include information about progress and teacher comments.
A reminder that Friday, November 20th is a Professional Activity Day. This is the date scheduled for parent teacher interviews. Under the terms of the central agreement, teacher-parent interviews remain at the discretion of the teacher and will be initiated if the teacher has a concern about a student’s progress. If your child’s teacher feels that an interview would be required, he or she will contact you directly to arrange a time on either the evening of Thursday, November 19th or on the morning of Friday, November 20th. As always, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher if they have any questions or concerns about their child’s progress. Teachers remain committed to ongoing communication with individual parents/guardians regarding student progress and development.
Although job action has ended for elementary teachers, we continue to have sanctions in place for our educational support workers. This does have an impact on school operations and we appreciate your ongoing support as we work through those issues.
I want to assure you that our key priority remains working to ensure students have a successful school year. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
Devonshire Spirit Wear!
We have water bottles! Mugs! Tuques! Lanyards and more!
Have a look and buy for Christmas!
Order forms coming home this week!
Order form due date is THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th
For Adults and Children
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November 6, 2015
Are you interested in paid lunchtime sports or yoga? Activities will take place at second recess between 1:25 and 2:00. Forms went home this week! Please be sure to include your child's name and classroom. Merci
Milk order forms went home this week as well and information about Pizza lunches will be heading home next week! Be sure to sign up for this fundraising programs.
Our students will be participating in Remembrance Day activities on November 11th from 9:00-10:00. At this time we will not be able to accomodate parents/guardians as we are limited in space and seating. Parents would be welcome to stand.
We will be launching our SCHOOL SPIRIT CLOTHING next week! We will have t-shirts, baseball shirts, hoodies, tuques, lanyards, mugs and water bottles. More info to come!