MAP Growth assessments
Beginning Monday, 2 September and lasting for a three-week period, our G2-10 students will complete the fall session of the MAP Growth assessments in Reading, Mathematics and Language Usage. These assessments are adaptive, meaning that the questions adapt to match the learning level of each child. The data provided from these assessments support teachers in being able to differentiate the learning for each student so that he/she is working to his/her maximum potential. In preparation for the MAP Growth assessments, we ask that each child gets a full night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning. It is also important to arrive on time as some assessments begin at 7:30. Attached is the Parent's Guide to MAP Growth, a brief overview of what MAP Growth assessments are as well as answers to some frequently asked questions. There will also be a Parent Information Session on Tuesday, 1 October from 7:30-8:30 on Understanding your Child's MAP Results for families needing support in understanding their child's progress data.
Primary Open Day
Primary Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 4 September. Families (G1-5) are invited to attend their child's classes from 7:25-12:20 on this day. Each grade-level team (ELC-G5) and specialist teacher will have a time to present the year's overview. Here is the Open Day Schedule for the grade-level presentations, specialist sessions and additional parent information sessions. We hope many of your will be able to attend.
First full day for Kindergarten
Beginning, Thursday, 5 September, our Kindergarten students will begin full days of school. From Monday-Thursday, Kindergarten students will attend school from 7:25-14:30 and from 7:25-12:30 on Friday. For families who have students in Kindergarten, please make sure your child has a snack, water bottle and hat everyday as well as a lunch from Monday-Thursday. Your child can choose to bring a packed lunch from home or sign-up for the hot lunch program. For details regarding our hot lunch program, please see Liz Cooke at the Tuck Shop
Maternity cover in Primary PE
As many of you know, Ms. Kate Luwisha, our Primary PE Teacher is expecting a baby in September. She will begin her maternity leave in the second half of the month and will return in January for second semester. During the three months that she will be away, Coach Chloe Melrose will be covering her maternity leave. A qualified swimming coach, Coach Chloe will be leading the swimming unit for our Primary students from 30 September to 20 December. Chloe has worked closely with many of our Primary students over the past year coaching swimming as part of our After School Activities and our Torpedoes Club.
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: