Sojourner School is in full swing and the children are settling into their busy schedules. Each day brings new discoveries and new challenges as the children continue to grow accustomed to a longer day. Primary is a time to experience important transitions and acquire new skills. During the year the children will learn to play the violin, write stories, create beautiful art, develop a strong sense of number, and so much more! You can help your child by making sure he gets a good night's sleep, has a nutritious breakfast and brings a hearty snack that he can enjoy at mid-morning.
Staying in Touch
Your child has been bringing home a school folder each day. The folder is a great way for us to keep in touch. We will send home in the folder notices, permission slips, meeting notices, and other important information. The folders are checked each morning for notes from home and the office is notified of any changes in your child's routine. Please be sure to check the folder each day at home and then send it back to school in your child's backpack.
Fall Goal-Setting Conferences will begin next month here at Sojourner. By now, all families should have scheduled a time and date for their conference on either Wednesday, October 9th or Thursday, October 10th. The purpose of the Goal-Setting Conference is for the student, parents, and teacher to identify two or three long-range goals in various intelligence areas that the child will work on throughout the school year. A copy of the completed goal sheet will be sent home so that the goals can be reviewed throughout the year. Here at school, the goal sheet will be placed in the student's collection portfolio so it can be periodically reviewed with the child. Goals will be assessed at the beginning of each of the two remaining yearly conferences. We look forward to meeting with you all!
In order to provide a safe and caring environment, we have been working hard to identify and understand what is meant by abstract concepts such as "kindness" and "safety". We have read stories about how to be a friend, participated in role play, and have had lots of conversations. The following classroom agreements will help us learn how to work together as a team and how to respect each other when we wish to work on something alone. Our classroom agreements are: 1. Be kind to each other 2. Do your best work 3. Be safe 4. Have fun
We Love Our Volunteers!
Thank you to Kelly Branderhorst for Primary 1 and Tami Larson for Primary K, for organizing the volunteer calendar. We look forward to working with you all this year! As always, we are touched by the energy and the devotion demonstrated by this community. There will be many areas in which your help will be invaluable. We will all come to depend on the times you will be here so please consider carefully the times for which you sign up. Please contact Kelly or Tami if you would like to work with us!
Life is short, and we do not have too much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the road with us, so be swift to love and make haste to be kind. Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)