1. Communication between home and school was an area of focus in our PLWEP as it was identified in our School Review recommendations. As we worked to improve communication using the FLB website, every effort was made to ensure that our Website was up to date with current events, Newsletters, talkmail etc. The school profile was updated to include highlights that reflect the positive impact Frank L. Bowser School has on student's academic and social/emotional growth and development.
We have been very successful in getting parents to use the School Cash on line service as well. All information regarding hot lunch, In Harmony, school fees, fundraising events is also communicated using this online payment link. FLB School has the highest participation rate in the District with over 85% of our parents taking advantage of this convenience.
The site is also enhanced with some "quick links" to learning websites for Math which were add by our Resource teacher.
2. The second goal in our PLWEP was to implement the Zones of Regulation program in our school to foster self-regulation and emotional control. This has been very successful as we have been working together to develop a common language with our teachers and students in response to their social/emotional behaviour. The Zones posters are displayed in every classroom for reference when a child is struggling.
Our existing PLWEP focuses on the "Doing the Right Thing" model. We continue keep this positive approach to acknowledging good behaviour with recognition and praise. We continued with our monthly assemblies to build character and reinforce expected behaviours. The zones of regulation program enhances the existing positive learning environment by giving students the ability to talk about their feelings using common language.
These programs have been introduced in all classses and reinforced in small groups at the Tier II level.
Yoga and Zumba sessions with a qualifed instructor were provided during Phys Ed. classes as well as noon hour sessions for any students interested. We hope to continue with this initiative next year.