“Friday” Newsletter: “August 9”, 2019


  • please contact Taryn for your team’s first CPT meeting, if you have not already done so (all grade level and single-subject teams)
  • Have a wonderful first day! 😀

NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS: (August 12-16)

  • Monday, August 12:
  • Tuesday, August 13: 
    •  Primary All Staff – Inquiry into “WHO WE ARE” @ 2:45 in MP1
  • Wednesday, August 14: 
    •  PLT meeting – Inquiry into why, how, what of our meetings @ 2:45 in P27 (Mike Hibb’s Room)
  • Thursday, August 15: 
    •  Primary New Staff – Tuning into YOU @ 2:45 in MP1
    • Primary Returning Staff – Choice Workshops @ 2:45 in various locations (options and locations to be shared later this week)
  • Friday, August 16: 
    •  Welcome Back Community Time for Grade 2-5 @ 7:30 in the auditorium


  • August
    • Thursday, August 22
      • Buffalo Quest for Primary School 1:30
    • Saturday, August 24
      • Back to School Orientation and Picnic 9:00-2:00
  • September
    • Tuesday, September 17
      • Open Board Meeting 6:00pm
    • Friday, September 20
      • International Day
    • September 24-27
      • Week Without Walls Grades 5-12
    •  Wednesday, September 25 Holiday (No School)
      • Armed Forces Day


SeeSaw “PD in your PJs”`

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(For a full list of professional learning and development click here!)


  • PLT Meeting Agenda and Minutes  Please contact your team leader if you have any questions about the PLT minutes or would like to propose a topic for discussion.



A few reads to help you start the year with the PYP Enhancements in mind!

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The Learner

Relationship Building 

Why We Must Invest in Relationship Building First

An Inquiry Into My Students

Connecting with Students 

Learning and Teaching

Sowing the Seeds for a Great Year – 10 Tips for an Inquiry-Based First Week 

What Does an Inquiry-Based First Week of School Look Like?

What Could an Agency-Supportive First Week of School look like?

Best First Week of School Ever!

Best First Month of School Ever!

My Plan For  a More Fair and Free Place to Learn

Starting the year off slowly

The Learning Community 

Reaching Out to Families

Getting Parents On-board 

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