Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
afternoon Creeker Families,
few things for you to know and celebrate:
to the Community
Before the holidays, we had a surplus of milk as well as Grade 3-5 turkey
dinner items that we were able to donate to the community kitchen on the last
Friday of school. It was great that we were able to put it to good use
for others in need. Once again, the Creeker Community has helped our extended
Fredericton community both through this as well as through your generous
donations for the food bank at our Christmas concert and Angel Tree. THANK YOU!
2 Provincial Assessment Results – the results were released this past December. Our
Grade 2 students performed well in reading
5.1% were below appropriate achievement ( District was at 27.8% and
the Province was at 28.8), 59% of our students scored at Appropriate
Achievement ( District was 50.8% and Province was 51.3%), 35.9% of our
students scored at Strong Achievement ( 21.3% at District and 20%
Provincially). I credit our staff for their strong efforts as well
as our Literacy Lead and ELF volunteers and of course parental support and
students working hard. Way to go, team! Our team is continuing to
work with students where they are academically through grouping students for
Literacy once a week and other interventions in the classrooms.
Learning Day –
Yesterday, the staff met to discuss our school goals, by examining a variety of
school-wide data and having in-depth conversations and staff consensus on
next steps . We are going to continue to strengthen our practice in
working on meeting students where they are in their academic, social and
emotional growth. This will be through personalized learning
through staff collaborating in teaching practices. More to
come as we move ahead.
Thanks to the work of Kim Kennedy and her team of parent volunteers and of
course the financial support of our parents, the library is looking fantastic!
The furniture arrived mid- December and is beautiful. Please stop in and see
the makeover! Thank you to all for your support in this undertaking.
Entry Reminders –
As we go hard in our learning in the next 6 months, I remind parents that
students need to be here by 8:15 AM so that they can settle into the
entry routine with their class. As I have been having conversations around
this, tardiness and absenteeism has been reduced – thank you!
Minister’s Awards -
Nominate an outstanding Teacher or Early Childhood
Educator for a 2019 Prime Minister’s Award! A
reminder that there is still time to nominate a teacher for the Prime
Minister's Awards that honour exemplary teachers and early childhood.
These awards include the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence,
Teaching Excellence in STEM, and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Prime
Minister’s Awards recipients can receive: Cash awards worth up to $5,000, a
certificate from the Prime Minister, a National recognition and promotion of
their best teaching practices. Download the nomination form at Canada.ca/pm-awards and submit it electronically or by mail before January 14, 2019.
Christmas Cards – One of our staff members is collecting old Christmas cards. If you have
any, could you please send them to school with your child? Thanks so much.
Jan 10th – fluoride mouth rinse, Chartwell’s hot lunch
Jan 15th – Earth Rangers presenting today from 1-2 pm / Home and
School Meeting 6:30 pm
Jan 16th – NBA 2Ball at our school for specified Grade 3-5 students
in the afternoon
Jan 22 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
Mon Jan 28th – NO SCHOOL – Professional Learning day
Jan 30th – District 2 Ball for specific students in the
Feb 4th – TNB production Hansel and Gretel 9:00 AM
Feb 13th – District Chess Tournament for grades 3-5
coordinated through Mrs. Doyle – select students
Feb 15th – Grade 1 French Immersion registration
with the District opens – more info to come
Feb 18th – NB Family Day – no school
Feb 19th – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
of Feb 25th – Creeker Winterlude activities – details to come
Feb 26th – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
Break – week of March 4th
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