Welcome to the 2012-13 school year. As we begin the new school year I hope that you have had a wonderful summer break with lots of rest and opportunities to enjoy numerous activities with friends and family. Hopefully you participated in reading daily and did some writing in a journal about your adventures over the summer.
Students will use their agendas for regular communication between the family and the school. Please read the information included which will give you a better understanding of Kameyosek School. It is very important that you participate in the agenda use process with the children. Organizational skills are very important. Agendas allow teachers and parents an opportunity to work with their children to ensure that they understand this organizing lesson.
Together, as a team we form the Golden Triangle of Support for our children. As the base, parents and teachers offer a strong foundation to the children at the apex of the triangle. Our consistent effort to support the children’s endeavors, academically and socially throughout the year, will ensure optimum success for all.
The School and the Parent Council will work together to keep our Kameyosek Community in regular communication about the policies and directions we will be planning this year. Please join our team to make us stronger. Many hands make quick work of projects that can look overwhelming to a small group. Many diverse ideas allow us to consider all alternatives before we embark on our journeys.
Our Parent Council is very important because of all the activities they support and the assistance they provide to our school community on field trips both inside and outside the classroom. At Kameyosek each class participates in many field trips. Some activities take place in the school while others require vehicles to attend. Almost every trip we are in need of parent volunteers to meet the safety ratios for supervising and\or to assist in the facilitation of the skills being focused on which vary depending on the event.
The work of our Parent Council and the support they provide from the casino fundraiser and other activities has allowed our families to have first rate technology, numerous additional support resources for science, math, phys. ed, and for our library and kindergarten rooms.
This year the Cogito program starts up at Kameyosek School. Over the next four years we will see a Cogito Kindergarten to Grade Three Program, starting with Kindergarten this year. The school will double in size and I would like to welcome our new families that will begin with us in September 2011.
If you have any questions, concerns or bouquets you wish to share with us please do not hesitate to contact the school at 780 462-8724. We can also be contacted through email at
. Our website is www.kameyosek.epsb.ca. Information from our handbook and monthly newsletters can be obtained from this site.
I am looking forward to another good year of working together with our parents to ensure the success of the children.