Parent Communication

Parent Communication

Ongoing communication between school and home is an integral component of every child’s education. Sharing information on a regular basis is especially valuable in a school where learning occurs primarily through an emergent curriculum model; one that responds to children’s interests, questions and needs.

Communication is a shared responsibility between home and school. Our objective is to communicate in ways which are both reasonable and appropriate for all concerned. Given this, parents are encouraged to telephone, email, drop-by and/or leave notes when additional information is requested or needs to be shared.

Meetings

  • Open invitation to parents to visit classes
  • Parent-teacher meetings with specialist and classroom teachers
  • Whole class meetings with all parents (e.g., Curriculum Night)
  • Student-teacher meetings
  • Goal setting meeting
  • Student Led Conference

School Website

  • General school news and information (calendar, hot lunch schedule, library)

Email

  • Sent to all families, individuals and classroom representatives, as required

Newsletters

  • Our weekly school newsletter The Choosing Times Express, is published weekly and sent by email
  • Special edition newsletter of the Choosing Times is published each year
  • Class newsletters from individual teachers, sent by email
  • Weekly homework letters sent by email

Report Cards

  • Twice a year from classroom teachers, Grades 1 – 6
  • End of year from classroom teachers, JK – SK
  • Twice a year from specialist teachers, JK – 6

Information Packages

  • Admissions Packages
  • Grade 6 Transition Handbook
  • Curriculum Night Information
  • Family Handbook

Posted

  • Bulletin boards on both exterior and interior walls

Telephone Calls

  • From teachers and classroom representatives, as required

Other

  • Parent Nights and Presentations