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You can start today by purchasing your PTA membership and putting important dates on your calendar.
We also have a Facebook page which we update with reminders and last-minute changes throughout the year.
Please join us for our
Annual General Meeting & Meet the 2016-2017 Teacher Evening
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5: 30 p.m. in the assembly hall.
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- PTA Membership Form
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- Parental Involvement
- Powerschool for Parents
- Homework Schedule
- Communty Service
- Code of Cooperation
- After School Information
- School Supply List
- School Uniform
- PTA Events 2015-2016
- Parent Spotlight
Parental Involvement in Education
Research has demonstrated that when children know that there is at least one responsible adult who demonstrates tangible interest in their school life, their performance, behaviour and self-esteem grow.
Parental involvement in your child’s education can mean:
- Reading to your child
- Checking homework every night
- Discussing your child’s progress with teachers
- Limiting TV viewing on school nights
It can also mean being a positive role model:
- Being respectful and expect the same from your children
- Being supportive of your child’s school
- Remaining calm
- Using good manners
- Attending school meetings and functions
- Calling the teacher to check on the child’s progress
Did you know that if you are interested and involved, your child gets a better education? Visit your child’s school during Open House and Parent-Family Day. Attend sports events, plays, concerts and other activities.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled in our school. This is a good time to find out:
- What your child is doing well in,
- What they need help with,
- How your child gets along with others,
- Information on school policies or rules,
- What you can do at home to help… and much more.
But you can schedule a conference with your child’s teacher at any time during the – school year. If you would like to talk to a teacher, send a note or call the school office.
The Powerschool Parent Portal
The Powerschool Parent Portal is a powerful, easy-to-use, secure communication tool connecting teachers, parents and students through the Ministry of Education’s Powerschool website.
Using Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system, the Parent Portal allows collaboration to improve student achievement. Up-to-date, online access to grades, attendance and assignments makes it easier for parents, teachers and students to accurately monitory, identify and accelerate student progress.
The video below will show you how to setup your Parent account and access your student grades. Click here to go to The Ministry of Education’s Powerschool website.
PowerSchool is now portable! The PowerSchool for Parents app is available for download on Google Play for Android devices as well as from the App Store for the iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®*. Parents can easily view each child’s progress in a single feed to check grades, review assignments, and more! Also included in both apps is the option for students and parents to share classroom information through Facebook and Twitter.
Download the PowerSchool apps for free:
Ubiquitous Win-Win Code of Cooperation
(Adopted to coincide with 1 -2 -3 Magic Program)
- Talking back to teacher
- Speaking inappropriately to another student or staff member
- Talking out of turn in class (include yelling out inappropriately)
- Not focusing on instruction during class (writing notes, drawing, doodling)
- Getting out of seat without permission
- Off task behaviors (banging, tapping, whistling, singing) – depends on student
- Inappropriate language (verbal, written or body-including sucking of teeth, cutting eyes)
- Non-compliance (failure to comply with directions)
- Disrupting the learning of other students
- Failure to complete class assignments in the given time
- Disobeying of general school rules/classroom mission statement
- Use of cell phone during the school day
- Failure to return to class in an appropriate time frame when going to bathroom, office or on a message.
- Eating during instructional time without permission
- Inappropriate physical play (skylarking, wrestling) during class time.
Teacher immediately gives this commend to student & informs them of what they did & the next step if it continues.
Level 2: student must have a level 1 first
Repeat pattern of level one behavior PLUS…
- Inappropriate physical contact (pushing, hitting, kicking, fighting)
- Name calling, teasing, laughing at others
- Disrespectful actions or language to adults (back answering, arguing)
- Non-compliance – failure to follow a directive of teacher supervising adult
- Academic Cheating/Dishonesty
- Leaving classroom/school premises without permission
- Stealing of property
- Inappropriate touching of self or others
- Indecent exposure
Teacher immediately gives this commend to student & informs them of what they did & the next step if it continues. At this point teacher has 2 options:
- TAKE 5 given to prevent escalated behavior- students can be given time to take a walk (management strategy=give student an envelope to take to the office & inform Ms. Jacobs to write something back for student to bring back to you; the teacher waits by the door for students to return, once student returns take them outside to discuss the level 2 behavior and consequences);
- Happy Table send student to table for a quick reflection time and they are to complete TAKE 10 PAPER. HAPPY TABLE is to be in every class! It is used for the level 1 & 2 offenses as it gives the students time to reflect and have a chance to get back on track.
Level 3: FYI we do not want our students at this level!!
Repeat pattern of level 1 &/or 2 behaviors PLUS…
- Bullying/harassment with threats of harm
- Physical assault
- Vandalism of school property or the property of others
- Inappropriate language (cursing)
- Constant violation of school or classroom rules
- Possession of weapons
- Possession of illegal drugs and alcohol
- Possession of inappropriate printed material (they draw themselves, on computer, pictures brought in)
TEACHER CAN GO STRAIGHT TO A LEVEL 3 IF THEY EXHIBIT THE INAPPROARITE BEHAVIORS.
Teacher immediately gives this commend to student & informs students to move to the DESIGNATED spot in the room (floor space) OR to the appointed teacher’s room where they are to have their TIME OUT.
They are to sit quietly for the time out= to their age (5yrs old = 5minutes)
Student issued a Discipline Form (student & teacher sign form, original copy goes home, copy goes to office & a copy to counselor)
Be proactive either call OR e-mail parents ahead of time to inform them of the behavior violation.
Francis Patton Primary Afterschool
Students Supply List
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· Establish a good relationship with your son/daughter.
· Find opportunities to talk—create open lines of communication.
· Let your kids know that you are there for them.Habit Two: Begin With the End in Mind
· Ask yourself how you would like your kids to describe your relationship with them.
· Ask yourself how you would want your son or daughter to describe you as a parent and, more importantly, as a person.
· Keep this picture fresh in your mind and use it to guide how you act with them. Habit Three: Put First Things First
· Remember how important we are to your lives.
· Family has to always come before work.
· If a situation arises when we make you worried and mad, show the worry first.
Habit Four: Think Win-Win
· In solving a problem, how can we do this and both come out on top?
· It is okay to compromise…at times.
· Understand that we have some answers too.
Habit Five: Seek First to Understand
· Don’t just judge always by how you view the situation; remember that we may view the situation differently.
· Remember, you were a kid too.
· Before you judge, please listen—truly listen. We may not always be right, but we deserve to be heard.
Habit Six: Synergize
· For “our” relationship; realize that “we” are a part of this.
· It is a sign of strength (not weakness) to ask for help, advice, or guidance (from friends, family, school).
Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw
· Take the time to work on our relationship.
· Do things just so that it might improve our relationship of parent/kid, or just to have fun together.