Communication between home and school is key to student success. Some communication is written, and flows in one direction. This newsletter is one example. Increasingly, schools aim to engage parents in on-going conversations, by providing a variety of opportunities for TWO-WAY communication between parents and the school.
At Rosser, we welcome parent input, as we continue to make decisions about programs and strive to meet student needs. Some recent examples include:
- E-portfolios (Division 3); parents may enter and view their child’s latest work and make comments
- Student-led conferences: we had a great turnout for this annual, second-term event
- Our recent PAC-sponsored informational evening about “Math in the Redesigned Curriculum”. More than 20 parents joined school and district staff to gain insight into the redesigned curriculum and pose questions
This Friday, staff and parent reps will be meeting with a team from the School Board Office to discuss Rosser’s current Growth Plan. We are looking forward to presenting and celebrating the hard work and learning we have been doing on the topic of Mathematics over the past three years.
In addition to the standard ‘written report’ which will be posted on our school website, you will find a School Growth Plan link under School Info. Here, you will witness teaching and learning in action through videos, photos and authentic evidence of student and teacher learning. Please plan to visit our blog and make a comment on what you see – we welcome and benefit greatly from your input. As our math goal moves into maintenance, Rosser staff have chosen to focus on developing written expression as their new academic goal.
Although our math goal will officially wrap up at the end of June, thanks to a generous donation from RBC, we have been able to extend our “DreamBox Math” math program until the end of August. I urge you to check out the learning your children are doing on DreamBox – the progress and achievement of those students who use it 60 minutes a week or more, is simply amazing. We will have a reduced number of seats available for students to use in July and August. If you would like reserve a seat for your child and can commit to a minimum of 60 minutes per week (less than 10 minutes per day), please email me at Debra.Gojevic@sd41.bc.ca.