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Blog: Friday, October 4th, 2019

Principal's Message

Where did September go?  As we embark on October, I look back and wonder how we fit so much in with so little time?  The answer to the question is an amazing staff and group of students and parents who dedicate themselves to making our school “the best place it can be”.

I think it is a great tradition that our school supports so many important initiatives like the Terry Fox Run, Cops for Cancer, FCC “Drive away Hunger” food drive, and Orange Shirt Day.   I want to say thank you to our Auguston Traditional community for their support as we raised money and awareness in several ways.  Giving back to our community is something we do a great job here at our school and is something we should be proud of and celebrate!

I want to thank Mr. Lande, Mr. Lawson, Mr. Ketelaar, and Mrs. Earle for sponsoring our Cross-Country team.   Staff and Students have been running at lunch and training very hard the last four weeks.  When I went to the meet this week, it was great to see so many kids engaged and trying their best regardless of their ability!  These programs couldn’t be offered without the hard work of our staff and support from our parent/guardian community!  Thank you!

Mrs. Preiss and Mrs. McAllister also began our choir rehearsals where more than 40 students have chosen to participate!  We can’t wait to hear you in your first performance on Remembrance Day. 

Finally, on the Non-Instructional Day last Friday, our staff began to “unpack” our new School Plan for Student Success. The plan has two inquiry questions that I would like parents to familiarize themselves with: 

1. Will teaching the new Math curriculum where students demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways and in several complex situations change overall Math confidence and achievement? 

2.  How will “number talks” develop students mathematical thinking?  (Parents are now asking…. what is a number talk? Please come to the next PAC meeting on October 16th to see this in action)

As we move forward, staff will be engaged in further professional development, discussion, and team teaching with our curriculum department to help answer these important questions.

Thanks for a great September!

Mr. Colbert