Great Things Seen & Heard

  • We had our first official RAP student this week, in the bakery downtown! Congratulations, TR!
  • We saw our school’s 40th art display in the local newspaper! Way to go, RL!
  • We have someone special in our school: if you put something down and forget it one day, EE will see it and bring it to your class the next morning!
  • New group at lunch: jewelry making with RL and BC! Awesome idea!
  • Learning new vocabulary: it’s not the “why” chromosome, but the “Y” chromosome!
  • Our school received even more compliments from people outside the school regarding us having the most compliant student population regarding Covid guidelines!
  • Tip of the week: if you’re planning to stop to smoke a joint on the front steps after school, make sure you stop at the bathroom on your way out so we get a good look at your face in the camera…

Clips & Tips

Ever wonder why your students (or you, yourself for that matter) procrastinate? Could it be that they are simply original thinkers? Is procrastination just another way to say thinking? This presentation by an organizational psychologist is actually quite captivating, even entertaining. Who else would have thought about doing a study on work performance predictability judging by which internet browser you use. (I’ll be coming around to check which browser you’re using later this week…) Watch it here:

Bits & Pieces

  • Reminder to put notes in Maplewood whenever you contact parents, but especially when you contact regarding excessive absence from your class.
  • Parents of Grade 12 students have had a form to fill out regarding Grad. Results will be shared soon.
  • In next week’s team meetings (March 8th), we will determine which students represent the five greatest learning needs in our classes and look over the playbooks of strategic plans for meeting those needs. Teams will have to ensure the strategies are indeed classroom strategies.
  • At our March 12th PD Day, we will be discussing what we want for the new Pratt, choosing PTI dates for Term 2 (plus 2 hours from January), discussing what are our expectations of streaming, and then our indigenous PD will be at 1:00 PM.
  • Daylight Saving Time begins on March 14th. Spring Forward, so prepare to lose an hour of sleep!
  • Term ends April 1st, the day before Spring Break.

Events This Week

  • Monday, March 1st: Classroom observation in Block 2.
  • Monday, March 1st: Hot Lunch is Garlic Salmon Linguine.
  • Monday, March 1st: Canteen meeting at 12:00 noon.
  • Monday, March 1st: EV practicing mock interviews for job fair at 1:30 PM.
  • Tuesday, March 2nd: TR and EV meet board for bus protocol for drug use at 10:00 AM .
  • Tuesday, March 2nd: Hot Lunch is Meatball Sub.
  • Tuesday, March 2nd: Administrators’ PD all afternoon.
  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Discussion of students at risk with Board at 9:30 AM.
  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Hot Lunch is Bev’s Shepherd’s Pie.
  • Thursday, March 4th: Hot Lunch is Chili and Bannock.
  • Friday, March 5th: Hot Lunch is Pizza.
  • Friday, March 5th: EV at virtual Career Fair at 1:30 PM.