Information to Share:
- Sports Day: We have moved Sports Day to this Thursday, June 12th. We sent a notice home last week with an outline of the day. House teams will be posted on Tuesday in both classrooms and online. Attached to the notice is the order form for hot lunch on Sports Day (Pizza). Please fill it out and return to the school by end of day on Tuesday. It will be a great day so hopefully some of you will be able to join us.
- On-going Strike Action/Lockout: As we enter another week of the on-going strike action/lock-out situation in BC Education, things seem to be changing almost daily. Last week, it was announced that rotating strikes will continue this week, with Langley's strike day being Friday June 13. Please see the letter from Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman regarding this by clicking here. It also include information about the impending BCTF strike vote and Summer Learning. As always, we will strive to stay in constant contact with the community as things unfold so please be sure you are connected to one of the following West Langley communication tools: Facebook, Twitter, Remind 101 or email. There is also a link on our website homepage. We will share information as it becomes available to us. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact Mr. Davids at the school.
- 2014-2015 Class Composition: Over the next few weeks and into the first few days of September, we begin the task for creating classes for the coming school year. Requests from parents concerning the placement of the child/children are often handed in to the office. Please put your requests in writing to Mr. Davids prior to June 20, 2014. As always, any request must be based on ‘solid educational reasons’. We will be having many combined classes next year, and so I thought this might be a good time to mention that not wanting your child in a combined class is not a request that will be considered. Every child will experience several combined classes in their K-7 schooling. Creating the classes is a task all staff take seriously. We work hard to make what we believe are the best educational decisions for each child. The administration and staff meet, discuss each child, and assign students to tentative lists for next year. This process takes many hours. At the beginning of September, or the first two days, these lists are reviewed and adjusted as needed due to movement of families into or out of the school catchment.
Administration and teachers take the following criteria into consideration:
- Gender and social compatibility
- Small groups that need to be kept together for instructional purposes
- Leadership style of individual students
- Degree of independence in student work habits
- Integration of special needs students
- Separating students who do not work well together (if possible)
- Adhering to class size limit and composition of classes
- Student Success Magazine: Student Success is out. Filled with stories about Langley students, this quarterly magazine from the Langley School Foundation, goes to support school programs. It can be found online at http://bit.ly/1rXjl5e.
- Professional Learning: During the past week, I have “scooped” a few professional learning articles, websites and videos to Lions Lowdown: Professional Learning at West Langley Elementary. Be sure to check out the following:
What To Do When Genius Hour Fails
The Leadership Grind
The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About The Device
From The PAC:
- PAC meeting is this Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Library. Child-minding is provided
- It's Hot Lunch on Wednesday. We're having Subway
Coming Up This Week
Grade 7s at Camp
Grade 7s at Camp
Division 4 PenPal Picnic
PAC Meeting at 6pm. Childminding provided.
Grade 7s at Camp
Hot Lunch Day
Scheduled rotating strike by Langley teachers. Parents are asked to keep their children at home today.