New information items:
Communicating student learning
This fall, the British Columbia Ministry of Education issued a new Interim Reporting Order designed to support the new K-9 curriculum that was unveiled over the last few years. For North Vancouver elementary teachers and parents, communicating student learning will look different this year. The new elementary report card enables teachers to elaborate on student learning in relation to the new curriculum. While the overall look and feel of the report card remains the same, there are a few changes that allow for more comprehensive communication with parents.
Elementary (kindergarten to grade seven) report cards:
What remains the same?
- The grades K-3 performance standards remain the same.
- Letter grades for grades 4-7 remain the same.
- Comments on the report cards remain the same. These consist of what the student knows (content), can do (curricular competencies), and understands (transfer of big ideas and concepts).
- Three report cards throughout the school year, with the final report card in June 2017.
What is new?
- New look.
- No work habits. In lieu of work habits, on the June report card, with the help of their teachers, students will reflect on their development of the core competencies (communication, thinking, and personal and social responsibility).
- On the June report card only, there will be an assessment of careers and applied skills design and technology.
- Report cards will no longer be printed. Instead, report cards will be uploaded to the MyEd BC Parent Portal. Further information will be provided to parents regarding account creation on MyEd BC.
Parenting through the storm
Parents often seek advice or information regarding social/emotional topics and a favorite suggestion of ours is the “Michele Borba” website. Michele is an internationally recognized educator, speaker and best selling author. Our staff uses many of her resources – specifically those pertaining to moral intelligence or social/emotional learning. As a regular feature to the PAC admin report, interesting links of current issues or topics will be shared. Please take a minute to click on these links:
Moral Intelligence: Our school wide theme for the 2nd year!
Moral intelligence is the capacity to understand right from wrong; it means to have strong ethical convictions and to act on them so that one behaves in the right and honorable way. It consists of seven essential virtues. Building Moral Intelligence by Dr. Michele Borba (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2001) provides a complete step-by-step plan for teaching kids these critical virtues they’ll need to do what’s right and resist any pressures that may defy the habits of good character.
The seven virtues of moral intelligence include: empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance and fairness.
This month’s theme is Self-Control and is being presented by:
Ms. Arbez’s students.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work in keeping our library organized and inviting. If anyone else is interested in volunteering in the library please pick up a volunteer form in the office and return the form to Ms. Meule.
One to One reading volunteers:
Lynnmour has once again had the privilege to work with the One to One reading society for this school year. The One to One volunteers are trained to work with young students in order to boost their reading skills. Currently, we have 4 volunteers who dedicate their time to assist in building reading skills with our young readers.
The Book Fair is Coming!
The Annual Book Fair will be at Lynnmour from November 29th-December 2nd. Please look for dates and times as the information becomes available.
Standing Information Items:
Lynnmour’s School Handbook and Code of Conduct
A copy of our newly revised handbook and Code of Conduct is available on our website. A condensed version is located in the front of the student agendas.
Lynnmour School Plan
Our goals were new as of last year, and as such, will remain in place for the next school year, with some minor additions. For the complete copy of Lynnmour’s School Plan 2016-2017, please go to our website.