Principal’s Update & Newsletter: October

Newsletter #2 October

Dear families,

September was a wonderful and busy month at Franklin Elementary School. We took ad-vantage of the weather to bring our students outside on a number of occasions to learn from and experience our natural surroundings. Our students attended the 1-2-3 Go Run, the Cross-Country Run, and we had an innovative Terry Fox run with the Blair’s providing us access to the orchard.

Our enrollment this year is at 70 students, the highest it has been in a number of years. We would like to thank our community for growing our school and to you for entrusting us with your children every day. We now have seven teachers working full time with your children.
In the classroom, we continue to adopt flexible seating, with the goal of creating more engaging and inclusive learning environments. To support this movement, two of our staff attended a conference on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

At the same time, we continue to draw inspiration from the Responsive Classroom model, which shares many common qualities with UDL, and many of the teachers will be attend-ing a conference in November.

Our report cards will be sent home on November 14 and the parent-teacher interviews will take place on the evening of November 22 and the morning of the 23rd.

Spaghetti Supper: The date for Spaghetti Supper will be November 25. We would like to thank all the parents in advance who help raise funds for our students.

End of Day Pickup: Fay had sent home an e-mail earlier, but we would like to remind parents about picking students at the end of the day. Please park on the east side of the school or directly in front of the main building. Do not park in front of the library wing because it prevents buses from arriving and departing safely. Parents picking up their child, please wait in the library and leave once the buses have departed.

Free Books: There is a trolley outside of the resource room full of books. We in-vite you to help yourselves to some of the books when you are at the school.

Finally, we would like to welcome Katie Muller-Mitchell to the team. She will be work-ing as one of our noon-hour supervisors.

Sincerely,

James Walker