November 20 -24

EDSBY account set up and interview scheduling has been extended until Wednesday November 22rd 6pm.

If you are having difficulty setting up your account or booking an interview, here are some tips:

  • Confirm you have an accurate email address registered at the school
  • Check your email and junk folder for an email from Edsby
  • Follow the directions to register for an account
  • While logged in to your account, check for messages for setting up an interview
  • Call the office at 289-746-3276 if you require assistance

Parent-Teacher Interviews are on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017.

The Parent Teacher Interviews Schedule is now available for families to book times with teachers.  Here is a  short video about how to book times:

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week: Nov. 19-25

5 Tips for Bullying Prevention:

  • 1. Be informed
    • For families and school communities: additional resources are available on the Caring and Safe Schools site and speak with your school about their student code of conduct policies.
    • For staff: K-12 Anti-bullying Resources can be found on the BWW, including public service announcements, newsletter inserts, curriculum-matched teaching resources, web resources and posters on digital citizenship and sexting.
  • 2. Model positive peer relationships and coping skills
    • Youth are observant – how do you act in the grocery line, on the roads or when in conflict with a partner, colleague or friend?
  • 3. Pause with curiosity
    • If your child or student is involved in a bullying situation, use those positive coping skills to remain calm, assess the situation and listen before reacting
  • 4. Advocacy instead of aggression
    • In the words of Bully Free Community Alliance of York Region founders Bessie Vlasis and Gwyneth Anderson, don’t be a “bear”! Effective advocacy is about appropriate and respectful communication, loud and aggressive communication is not nearly as effective when dealing with school staff or other families.
  • 5. Encourage upstanding behaviour
    • According to Young Canadians’ Experiences with Electronic Bullying, PREVnet/Media Smarts (2015), youth need to know that their actions would make a difference, not reward or praise, but that their concerns will be taken seriously, that adults would be helpful and that they could do so without turning themselves into targets.
    • Encourage use of the Report it! Button, a tool for students and parents to report incidents of bullying, drugs and vandalism. It is available on the YRDSB and school website homepages.

PA Day Friday November 24th

No School For Students

Picture Retake Day is on November 28

 

Grade 3 Gifted Screening: November 27 & 28

All current grade 3 students will be participating in gifted screening. Please make every effort not to schedule appointments that will take your child away from school on November 27 & 28.  More information is available from the YRDSB Gifted Screening section.

This screening involves a two stage processStage One involves the administration of a group test of cognitive abilities, the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) to all grade three students. If a student meets the CCAT criterion, they will be referred for Stage Two in the process, an Intellectual Screening with a member of the YRDSB Psychological Services department. Those students who meet the YRDSB intellectual criterion of a score at, or above the 98th percentile rank on the General Ability Index of the intellectual screening measure (WISC V) will be considered by the IPRC (Identification Placement Review Committee).

Markville SS: Parent Engagement Night Nov. 29th

Markville Secondary School will be hosting a Parent Engagement Night on November 29th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Jennifer Kolari will be presenting on the topic of “Anxiety and the Overachiever”.   Please see the attached flyer for additional information.