We are all looking forward to an exciting start to a new school year. The first draft of class lists should have been emailed home in July and the finalized lists will be emailed out again the Friday before school starts. The lists will also be posted outside classroom doors so students and parents can find their classrooms on the first day. When students arrive on Tuesday, staff members will be outside the buildings and in the hallways, ready to assist anyone in finding their way. Parents are welcome to accompany their children to their classrooms and parents are also welcome to join us for our Chapel at 10:50 am. The middle school doors will open at 8:00 am and classes begin at 8:20 am. The first day is a full day.
CLASS LISTS/WHICH CLASS WILL BE MINE?
At the end of the year, teachers of each grade level meet to make a careful, initial division of classes. The teachers look for combinations of students who work well together, considering the best academic, social, and emotional needs of each child. The first drafts of the class lists are then shared with teachers who have taught the students over the last number of years and the principal. This second level of discussion often produces some changes. The lists were then emailed home in early July. When the teachers return in late August, the lists are carefully reviewed once again. When everyone is satisfied that the wisest possible decisions have been made, the lists are finalized, emailed out to homes a second time, and posted. In cases when parents or students are disappointed, it will help to know how carefully these decisions have been made. The teachers and principals appreciate the support that parents show us in this area.
REMINDER: We are a “Nut Aware” school so ALL nut products must be kept at home. Please remember this as you do your back-to-school shopping.
STAFFING UPDATES AT THE MIDDLE
Goodbyes: Sara deWaal (grade 7 teacher covering part of a maternity leave), Michaela Friesen (grade 7 teacher on maternity leave), Abigail Kibarita (EA), Paige Lammers (EA), McKayla Trottier (EA), and Justin Verwoerd (EA will not be returning this year.
Welcome New Staff: Jonathan Brooks will be joining our grade 8 team teaching math and science; Alison Williams will be teaching grade 8 textiles; Hanney Annan, Kristina Eden, Sara Jensen, Cheryl Meisenheimer, and Andrew Richmond will be joining us as Educational Assistants.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
|Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri||Late Start Thursday|
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM STRIP
We have transitioned to our “new” colour for PE shirts.
Please note the following:
–For the 2019-2020 year, the blue shirt will be our only PE shirt.
–Knights PE shorts are recommended, but not required.
The Meet the Teacher Event for the middle and secondary is set for Thursday, September 5. There will NOT be a BBQ this year. We will begin with a plenary for the middle school at 5:30 pm, followed by a plenary for the secondary school at 6:00 pm. Middle school staff will be available to meet parents starting at 6:00 pm.
Middle school students will have their school pictures taken on Friday, September 20.
The grade 7 students will be heading off to Newcastle Island for September 11-13. If parents of the grade 7 students would like to come along for three amazing days of learning, they need to connect with one of the grade 7 homeroom teachers.
Mr. Tym Berger, Principal — Middle School Campus