Happy 2018!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!

The ELL 1 class counted and we only have 12 more school days after today until the end of the semester. For full-year classes like Humanities, it will be business as usual but for semester classes, they will be ending on January 24. Semester 2 will start on January 29th with a Flex Day.

I’m looking forward to a good year and hope that we can work hard to make this a great start.


Fleetwood Place Field Trip

The Humanities 8 class enjoyed a trip to Fleetwood Place Care Facility on Monday last week. We helped with making Christmas decorations and preparing holiday treat packages for an upcoming fundraiser.

Thank you for the staff and residents of Fleetwood Place for hosting us and providing us with tasty treats. We hope to return soon and connect with more residents!

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Victoria Field Trip

Four of our international students just spent the weekend in Victoria on a district field trip. They visited the Royal BC Museum and Parliament buildings, shopping and watching Spider-Man at the IMAX theatre.

The next district field trip will be to Whistler in January. See Ms Ikeda for details and permission forms in the coming weeks.

Thank you!

Thank you to the many parents, siblings, relatives and custodians who attended yesterday’s student-led conferences. It was wonderful to see the students having ownership over their own learning and being able to explain what they are doing in ELL and Humanities.

For all parents who were unable to attend yesterday’s sessions, please send me a quick email at msjikeda@gmail.com to let me know when you will be coming with your child. It is a required learning activity for all of my students.

You are welcome to come between Monday November 6th and Thursday November 9th between 8-8:30am, 11:15-11:55am, or 2:45-4pm.

Several parents requested some book recommendations. You can find some of my personal recommendations here or you can see recommendations from the BC Teachers’ Federation here: 100 Best Books Elementary and 100 Best Books Secondary.

Parent-teacher conferences

All students in my ELL and Humanities classes are asked to bring their parent/custodian on Thursday November 2nd for student-led conferences.

Drop in to Portable 3 during Session 1 (2:30-4pm) or Session 2 (5-7pm).

If you are unable to attend with your child, please contact me to arrange an alternate time between November 6-9th.