REGISTERING FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN OR KINDERGARTEN OR GRADE 1 FOR FALL 2015?

Apr 30 2015 11:29 am

EARLY YEARS ORIENTATION EVENING
You are invited to attend an Early Years Orientation set for Thursday April 30, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The evening will begin by discussing the results from the EYE and ASKI assessments as well as providing information about how to continue to support and work with your child. We will then discuss Kindergarten and Grade 1 programming in preparation for your son/daughter next year and provide an opportunity for eligible students to register for  Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten.

Dessert and coffee will be served. We will also have childcare available for young children provided by middle years students.

Is your child going into Grade 1 in the 2015-2016 School Year?
This evening will provide you with information on Grade 1 programming. It will support you and your child with valuable tools and information on what to expect during this important transition to full day programming.

Is your child eligible for KINDERGARTEN?
In order for your son or daughter to qualify for Kindergarten they will need to be five by December 31, 2015.
In order to register for Kindergarten you will need three pieces of documentation:

Birth Certificate, Passport or Treaty Card …. Some piece of ID that shows the date of birth (not just the month)
SK Health Card
Immunization Records

Is your child eligible for PRE-KINDERGARTEN?
If your child will be three or four by the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, they can be considered for Pre-Kindergarten enrolment.
Once your child is registered for the Fall 2015, the Pre-Kindergarten teachers will contact families for a home visit. These visits will be conducted in June and September.
We invite you to come to the Orientation to register your child for the beginning of the new fall term.

Finally, we know there are families within our neighborhood that will have a child who will be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten in the fall of 2015 and currently there are no siblings attending Arcola Community School. We would very much appreciate it if our current Arcola parents would pass on this information about Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten registrations to those families.

School Community Council (SCC) AGM Notice

The SCC annual general meeting will be held at Arcola Community School on May 11th at 6:00pm.  More information about this meeting will be posted next month on our website and in our newsletter.  

Arcola Community School is a Scent Free Facility

Thank-you for not wearing strongly scented products in our facility.  Please open the attached PDF for more information.  

ARCOLA COMMUNITY SCHOOL BELIEVES IN.....

KINDNESS   FAIRNESS   RESPECT

WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

We are currently updating our website to provide ongoing and important school information about events and school programming to the Arcola community.  Our monthly newsletter will be attached as a PDF document on the 'School Newsletter' link and our calendar of events will provide information about daily programming.  We will also be posting our monthly hot lunch menu on the 'Hot Lunch Program' link.  

We thank you for your patience as we work to improve our communication to the community through our website. Please continue to click on links as they will be updated over the next couple of months.

Luke Friesen

Principal

ARCOLA SCC COUPON BOOK FUNDRAISER

Arcola Community School  SCC annual Fundraiser:

Seasons of Savings Coupon Booklet,  the sale will  Start in the beginning of March and end after the Spring break in April, 2015. There are a lot of coupons for families fun and enjoyment.  Students can also win prizes. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a Big Projection Screen for the Gym!

Dental Care at Saskatchewan Polytechnic for School-Aged Children

The Dental Clinic will offter services to those who can arrange their own troansportation to the clinic.  The clinic is open Monday-Thursday for children, their parents and the general public to access dental care.  To make an appointment for the Dental Clinic, please call 306-775-7531. Please see the attached poster.  

MORE WAYS TO SUCCEED IN HIGH SCHOOL!

Regina Public Schools is implementing a new High School Strategy for the 2015/16 school year. The goal of this strategy is to create more equity of opportunities for all high school students in Regina Public Schools through a student’s neighbourhood high school, as well as providing access to Campus Regina Public programming.

 

This change is important to you and to students because it will more closely align elementary schools with their neighbourhood high schools and provide much greater access to curricular and extra-curricular programming for all students, regardless of where they live in the city of Regina. It will mean a much clearer and successful transition from elementary school to high school.  This change comes after consultation with parents, students, staff and the community.

The benefits to all high school students will be:

·        Access to a diverse set of quality courses and extracurricular programs at all neighbourhood high schools.

·        Access to more specialized programming for French Immersion, and enriched programming, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

·        Students will also benefit from programming at Martin Academy, as well as specific programs for students with intensive support needs.

·        All Grades 11 and 12 students will have access to Campus Regina Public courses, regardless of which high school they attend.

 

All Grade 8 students received a brochure detailing the changes and will also have had the opportunity to learn more at their neighbourhood high school open houses in February and March. We invite you to find out more. To find out more, Please contact your school principal and for more detailed information, please visit: http://www.rbe.sk.ca/our-schools/high-schools/high-school-strategy.

TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS IN COLD WEATHER

New Cold Weather Transportation Procedures

 Regina Public Schools transportation has  implemented a new cold weather procedure effective in the 2014-2015 school year.

 If the wind chill is –45C or higher at 7:00 a.m., all student transportation will be cancelled.

 If the wind chill is –40C or higher at 7:00 a.m., transportation for students requiring vehicles equipped with lifts (for students in wheelchairs) will be cancelled.

  All schools will remain open, unless otherwise notified.

  In the event of any cold weather/wind chill cancellations, parents will be notified by school connects telephone or text notification system. Please ensure that your correct contact information has been recorded.

  In the event of a transportation system-wide transportation cancellation or school closure due to weather, all local Regina TV, newspaper and radio outlets will broadcast this information both on the web and on the air.

  Information will also be tweeted by @RegPublicSchool, and announced at www.rbe.sk.ca in the Important Announcement section.

EARLY YEARS FAMILY CENTRE

Please find below a link to the Early Years Family Centre’s Monthly Calendar/Newsletter and program posters. 

 Lynda Gellner

Early Years Family Centre Site Developer

(306) 535-5993

 Instructional Consultant – Regina Public Schools

EYFC Facebook Page

EYFC Website

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