This Week: 

Shrove Tuesday:

Please see the flyer about our upcoming Shrove Tuesday Celebration where School Council along with Staff prepare and serve a breakfast for all students.

*Please note— this year students are asked to bring their own utensils or they can roll up their pancakes.

  

 Every student will have the opportunity to enjoy pancakes and maple syrup with their friends! The following information will assist in making an educated decision where allergies may be of concern: Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix is made in a “Peanut -Free” facility but NOT a “Nut Free” facility. (The product is processed in a separate part of the facility from the nut products, and there is very little risk of contamination as per the manufacturer). The Maple Syrup is also Aunt Jemima.  We are asking parents to use their judgement in deciding if the options mentioned above are safe for their children. We encourage those who cannot eat our pancakes, to bring in a pancake/snack from home to enjoy with their peers at the same time.


This Week in the Nest:

Every Tuesday:  Spirit Day!  Wear blue, grey and white for a chance to win a prize if your KINDNESS KOUPON is drawn!

Grade 7’s are off to Camp Brebeuf—have a great time!

 

Wednesday: Grade 8’s are off to Mount Mary for their spiritual retreat!  Enjoy this amazing experience!

Grade 7’s return at approx. 4:30pm from Camp Brebeuf

 

Thursday: Gr. 2 & 7 trip to Laurel Creek (all day)

Friday: Grade 8’s return at 2pm from Mount Mary

 


School Focus:

Math Tips for Parents/Guardians

“The key to understanding math is making sense of it. Many students believe that math is a set of formulas that have to be remembered – this belief is associated with low achievement. Math is a very creative subject that is, at its core, about visualizing patterns and creating solution paths that others can see, discuss and critique.” http://www.youcubed.org/category/teaching-ideas/number-sense/

Tips for Supporting Your Child

  1. Talk to your child’s teacher when you have questions.
  2. Be Positive – every child can learn mathematics with perseverance.
  3. Be Less Helpful – always try to have the math come from your child and not the other way around.
  4. Try not to tell your child how to do the math. They may not understand your thinking. Instead, ask questions that encourage understanding (“Why did you do that?”, “Why does that work?”, “How do you know you are right?”, “Is there another way you could do it?”).
  5. Encourage your children to question and wonder with them.
  6. Set High Expectations – children need to learn to persevere, to adjust thinking and strategies if their first attempt at a solution is unsuccessful. Encourage them to keep trying, if your child gets frustrated, take a break and come back to it.

http://www.wrdsb.ca/bipsa/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/Mathematics-Parent-Supports-Final.pdf