Next Woodroffe School Council Meeting – Tuesday, January 16th

The next Woodroffe School Council meeting is coming up on Tuesday, January  at 6:30pm in the school library. The agenda has been posted to the Council website.

This month’s meeting will feature a budget review, updates on renos and plans for grade 7, committee reports, and updates on upcoming events.

There will be time allocated at the end of the meeting to discuss other items of interest to parents. You can either email topics you’d like to discuss to woodroffecouncil@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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2 thoughts on “Next Woodroffe School Council Meeting – Tuesday, January 16th

  1. Hi

    I would like to discuss at the next School Council meeting the possibility of enabling more communication and collaboration between teachers and parents as well as ensuring that the curriculum is covered by the end of the academic year. I will state my reasons below:

    1. Many children require more work to solidify what they learn in school, and I will refer mainly at Math skills in this email. As we know, many parents pay for Kumon or other type of tutoring which means that the need is there and there are services to fulfill it. Other parents choose to do the extra work at home. We belong to the latter category of parents.

    2. Our goal as parents is to help solidify the skills learnt in class and not teach the lessons ourselves. The curriculum is covered in different order in different workbooks. If we follow one workbook at home that has a different order of teaching comparing to what is done in the class, we end up with inefficiencies and potentially confusing the child. In my mind it is very important to make sure that parents follow the lead of the teacher and only solidify the knowledge acquired in the classroom. In order for this to happen, I am wondering if it were possible for Math teachers to do two things that would not create additional work for them:

    1. send home the notebook that students use in the class and also 2. send the title and author of the workbook(s) used in the class so we have the option of purchasing them and following along.

    3. My daughter is in Grade 3. During one class in the first semester, the teacher realized, and I am very thankful for it, that some children had not learnt fractions in Grade 2. The comment was that fractions should have been taught in Grade 2 and there may not be time to cover them in Grade 3. How can we avoid such situations to occur in the future? How can we ensure that the curriculum is covered and that parents know should there be a situation when for exceptional reasons, something was not covered and perhaps it can be supplemented in different ways?

    Thank you! Laura

    On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Woodroffe Ave. P.S. Council wrote:

    > woodroffecouncil posted: “The next Woodroffe School Council meeting is > coming up on Tuesday, January at 6:30pm in the school library. > The agenda has been posted to the Council website. This month’s meeting > will feature a budget review, updates on renos and plans for grade 7, com” >

    • Thank you, Laura for your comments. It has been forwarded to the principal. I have attached her response…

      Hello,

      Right now all teachers communicate curriculum being covered once every 4-6weeks – this what they are required to do. We also discussed this last year and again in September. As far as I know, this is what all teachers are doing. If parents wish to have further communications with teachers they should contact them directly. If parents want to understand what curriculum is covered in what grade I recommend the Ministry if Ontario Education website.

      Thank you,
      Megan

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