Report Cards, Pizza Fundraiser: March 18, 2014
Reports are coming home with your childÂ tomorrow. Please see attachments from Mr. Irvine regarding our ongoing report card pilot.Â
Reporting to parents BES - Continues pilot
Last year, BES in collaboration with parents and staff, began to pilot a newÂ outcomes basedÂ report card for grades 2 6.The main goal in introducing the new reportcard is to provide students and parents with more accurate information about learningÂ progress and assist with providing specific feedback and areas of improvement.
With the creation of a reporting committee and ongoing feedback from parents and staff,Â the latest iteration of the report card reflects an ongoing effort to provide clear and accurateÂ information about what your child knows and can do. This term there are 2 differences ofÂ note.
The Performance Indicators provide a measure and description based on the outcomes.Â Although the standards and expectations of the teacher have not changed, staff haveÂ collaborated to ensure the descriptors are more understood and consistent.
The Life Skill and Work Habits is now reflected in rubric form. During Parent/TeacherÂ Conferences, many of you had the opportunity to view this rubric. A rubric is a coherent setÂ of criteria for students' work/behaviour that includes descriptions of levels of performanceÂ quality on the criteria. Rather than a summative evaluation, this rubric assesses what aÂ student is currently demonstrating and what behaviours are required for improvement.
Your thoughts and suggestions, as we continue to pilot the outcomesbasedÂ reports, areÂ always welcome. Please feel free to find me at the school, or contact me by phone orÂ email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Principal, Banff Elementary School
Pizza Fundraiser for everyone
Pizza sales sheets are dueÂ Wednesday, March 19 (tomorrow).Â Please make sure your child's name and classroom are on the top of your sales sheet. Please drop them off with cheque/money at the school office.
If you are in Div. 2 and would like to order some pizza or need more forms, it isÂ available hereÂ on our school web-site. Â
For Div. 2 order, please ensure the following information is written on the top of the form:Â
Pick up date:Â April 11th at 12:03 pmÂ at the back by gym doors
Div. 1 Â pick-up dates will be at the school in the back by gym doors on:Â
April 8th at 3:07 pmÂ for Kindergarten
April 9th at 3:07 pmÂ for Grade 1
April 10th at 3:07 pmÂ for Grade 2
April 11th at 12:03 pmÂ for Grade 3