Archive | April 2017

Spinners

While we recognize the benefits of fidget toys for some students, the rise in popularity of the spinner variety has become a distraction in our classrooms.  Please refrain from bringing them to school.

Should your child require a fidget toy for focus in class,  feel free to discuss these needs with your child’s teacher.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

X Movement Event TONIGHT!!

Please join us tonight for the AWESOME community event which will bring our families together as we celebrate the skills the students have acquired this week with the team from X Movement.

Tonight – 6:30pm in the Gym

X Movement Invitation

Light refreshments will be for sale in support of grad.

Community Play Tonight!

The reviews are in the show is a hit! Come out and see the final evening of ITS GOOD TO BE THE KING! At 7:00 pm tonight at City Playhouse. Tickets are 18.00 each and can be bought at the door. Come out and support the Rosedale Community Players as they raise funds for the music program at Rosedale Heights. Tickets are not available through the City Playhouse Theatre but from the ticket table in the lobby.

Please join us!

Last Call for Pasta Lunch Orders

Today is the last day to order pasta for the final session of the year.  The session includes the remaining Wednesdays through May and June.

If you are still interested in ordering please do so today through school cash online.

Thank you.

This week’s lesson in well-being…

This week we are exploring:

 

Diversity  

 

  1. Xplain It!

Diversity can mean differences in race, class, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. School communities are made up of students and families with different backgrounds, sets of experiences, cultural context and world views. The more we communicate and share perspectives, the more we build acceptance of ourselves and others.

 

  1. Resources & Academic Perspective

The Global Family Research Project found that one of the most important skills teachers need to develop is their ability to build on classroom knowledge with knowledge shaped by students family, community, and cultural histories. Read this brief article summarizing the research along with 3 quick tips on how to build relationships with families.  

 

  1. X Tips

We researched the net, spoke to our educator advisors, had conversations with kids and parents – here are some of our favourite tips to create a community that encourages diversity.

 

  • Celebrate differences – It’s not only important to teach students to respect differences – encouraging students to celebrate differences can be even more powerful. You could create school-wide cultural celebration days, showcase a student or family a week with stories from their unique culture, or how about school-wide performance showcasing diverse music and dance?…simply have fun and celebrate 🙂
  • Explore the globe – Themed weeks in the classroom are a great way for your students to explore diversity throughout the year. Set the themes at the beginning of the school year and each week challenge students to find music, videos or games connected to that theme (maybe even surprise them with food or a treat).
  • Families as partners. We know building strong relationships with parents is important, however learning about the cultural backgrounds of your students can dramatically help you understand them. Send out a survey to learn more about their family backgrounds or have your students interview a family member and present back to the class.
  • Current events. Make use of current events or cultural occasions (i.e. Chinese new year, Ramadan, Easter).

Bonus Fun:

Q: When is a door not a door?
A: When it’s ajar!

Community Production – TONIGHT!

Don’t forget to come out and cheer on the Rosedale Community Players as they take the stage for IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING being presented at the City Playhouse Theatre on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday April 26th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are 18.00 each at the door. Lobby opens at 6:30 pm. We are helping to raise funds for the school’s music program!

X Movement

Yesterday was the first day in our 3-day in school program exploring teamwork, self-regulation and wellness.  Hopefully you received the invitation with your child(ren) yesterday for Thursday evening’s community event.  It is a free night where the students will demonstrate the skills they have learned this week.

If you have yet to pay for this program, please do so ASAP as we rely on everyone’s payment and participation to fund the program and make it a success.

“I can, you can, we can!”

X Fusion – Movement, Mindfulness, Mateship!

Parent Input Survey

Parent Survey

A hard copy went home with your students on Friday.

 

Community Production

The Rosedale Community Players will be performing IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING on Tuesday April 25th and Wednesday April 26th at 7:00 pm at the City Playhouse Theatre. This is a musical comedy being put on by parents and other community members. This will be the 6th production and the group is helping to raise funds for the school’s music program. Tickets are 15.00 each until Monday, April 24th and then they will be sold at the door for 18.00 each! For an entertaining evening please come out and support the Rosedale Community Players!

Upcoming Well-Being Workshop

As I hope you are aware, next week we are participating in a full school wellness and mindfulness workshop.  Students from JK-8 will have the chance to engage in a variety of activities with the amazing team from X Movement.

This program will provide strategies for students on teamwork, self-regulation and effective play while creating a sense of school spirit and motivation.

The program will culminate in a community event held in our school gym on Thursday April 27th at 6:30pm.  We hope to see you all there as students lead their parents and families through the strategies and exercises they will have mastered over their 3-day session.

Please remember to pay the $8.50 fee through school cash online if you have yet to do so as we really need the cooperation of our entire Rosedale family to make this program a true success.

Thank you in advance!