February 27, 2017

Hello Parents and Students,

A few important items…

  1. Today students will be coming home with an important notice regarding “Term 2″Parent-Teacher Conferences. In term 2 not all parents need to meet with me. Instead, I am requesting a smaller number of meetings to talk with a select group of parents/students about specific areas of concern.

    If I have selected the box that reads “Parent/Teacher appointment is not necessary at this time” but you still wish to meet with me on Tuesday, March 7 or Wednesday, March 8, then we can arrange a meeting time. However, if you do wish to meet, please have specific areas to discuss, as I will let you lead the direction of the meeting.

    For those parents I do meet with, I want the student to attend part of the meeting as well. By including the student, clear expectations can be passed to and from the teacher, parent, and student.

    I would like all forms to be completed and handed-in to me by Wednesday, March 1. If I have requested a meeting (or if you have requested a meeting) please sign-up for a time on the sheets in the front lobby of the school. I will have slots available from 2:00 until 4:30 on each day. If we cannot arrange a time then we can look to meet after Spring Break.

    I hope all of this makes sense 🙂

    I will write this message again tomorrow just in case some parents forget to check the website tonight.

    A reminder that term 2 report cards are accessible at home on Monday, March 6, 2017.

2. Today we had an important class meeting to talk about social media. I have been hearing whispers of students who are on social media… and some of these whispers indicate to me that students are not always acting appropriately on social media… (and others are exposed to or witnessed to inappropriate behaviour on social media). Parents, PLEASE talk with you child if you are allowing them on programs like Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, etc. PLEASE be aware that many of these programs have a minimum age requirements. And, if you still choose to expose them to these apps, be sure to monitor what they are posting and seeing. Issues surrounding the internet/social media is one of the biggest problems facing high schools these days. And, I get very nervous when I hear that my elementary school students are exposed at such an early age. PLEASE, use our class meeting as a talking point over the coming days/weeks. Trust me, social media can be a major issue for school-aged children. Thanks!

HOMEWORK

Mr. Streats – Quotation Marks/Dialouge Worksheet – Tuesday

Study for Spelling Test #23 – Friday

Return Parent Interviews Sheet – Wednesday

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