Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of October 2nd

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of October 2nd
Posted on 10/02/2023

Carson Grove marked the National Day (and Week) for Truth and Reconciliation last week.  Many students and staff wore orange on Friday to show their commitment to the ongoing learning around the impact of the residential school system.

A reminder that October 6th is a Professional Activity Day for teachers and there will be no school for students on this day. 

Class Balancing - Final Update

As mentioned in last week’s update, each September all class sizes are reviewed by the OCDSB.  While there isn't an increase or decrease in the number of classes at this time, we have had a number of new students join the school and some of our classes are out of balance.

Staff members have been planning the changes for the past week.  The largest impacts will be with R12A (Ms. Grant) as the class becomes R1B with the grade 2s transitioning to Ms. Streamer’s R23A.  Some of Ms. Streamer’s grade 3s will also be changing classes.  There will be some other smaller class changes, too.

Families of students who are moving classes will receive a welcome email from their new homeroom teacher on Wednesday, October 4th.  The first day with the new classes will be Tuesday, October 10th.

Reminder - October 6th: Professional Activity Day - Four Day Weekend

A reminder that for all OCDSB elementary and secondary schools there will be no classes held on Friday, October 6th.  Schools will also be closed on Monday, October 9th for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, October 10th.

Islamic Heritage Month 

Every year in October, Islamic Heritage Month is recognized in Canada. This is a time to learn together about Islamic excellence and the rich, longstanding contributions Muslim people have made to literature, math, science, art and history. We must also reflect on our shared responsibility to identify, challenge and eradicate Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination and hate.

Carson Grove School Council News

All are Welcome to Our Next Meeting on Monday, October 16th - In Person (in the School Library) from 5 to 6pm

The next Carson Grove School Council meeting is Monday, October 16th from 5 to 6pm.   Please reply to this email if you have any questions or would like to join our school council. All are welcome!

School council meets in the evening at school about 4 to 6 times a year to talk about the school and how to make it the best place for all of our students to learn.  We are also very interested in how to best connect and communicate with our families.

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