Parent Teacher Interviews – Nov 23 and 24

Dear Families,

Progress Report Cards will be sent home at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 23rd.  

We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at Watson PS  for Student Led Conferences on the evening of Thursday, November 23rd and morning of Friday, November 24th.  Conferences will be arranged through the homeroom teachers.  Please ensure you have completed the Conference Request form sent home today and send it back to the school by Tuesday, November 14.  You will receive a Confirmation Slip with your child’s Student Led Conference time by Tuesday, November 21st .

The Elementary Progress Report Cards are designed to show a student’s development of the learning skills and work habits during the fall of the school year, as well as a student’s general progress in working towards the achievement of the curriculum expectations in all subjects. The Progress Report Cards are intended to become a central part of rich discussions with students and their parents in the context of a variety of communications that will help to establish a positive tone for the remainder of the school year.

The Elementary Progress Report Card focuses on progress towards expectations, during a cycle of learning rather than achievement of expectations at the end of a learning cycle.

Student-Led conferences provide the forum for positive learning conversations between the students and their parents and guardians.  Celebrating a successful start to the school year and setting goals for future learning are important steps for students who are becoming more responsible for their own learning.   Learning skills are located on the first page of the progress report as they are the skills needed towards improved academic success.  Learning skills are a wonderful topic for dinner conversations as there is always room for growth in these areas for people of all ages.


Important Information Update

November 17th, 2015.

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to update you on important information as our school returns to normal working conditions following the recent job action.

Elementary Progress Reports

Our teachers are currently completing the fall progress report for students in Grades 1-8. As referenced in the Director of Education’s letter on November 3, 2015, these reports will be distributed in our school on December 10th, 2015. If your child’s teacher has concerns with your child’s progress, she/he will contact you to set up a meeting. If you have questions about your child’s progress and a meeting has not been set up, please speak with your child’s teacher. Please note that because progress is tracked differently, reports are not being completed for distribution to students in Junior or Senior Kindergarten.

Parent Teacher Interviews

These meetings will be initiated by your child’s teacher where there are concerns regarding student progress and may occur on the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2015 or during the day on Friday, November 27, 2015. Teachers remain committed to ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress.

Kindergarten Progress

Your child’s teacher will initiate a meeting with you if there are concerns regarding progress. As always, if you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher directly.

Individual Education Plans

If your child has an individual education plan (IEP), you will receive an updated copy during the next reporting cycle in January. If you recently had an individual placement and review committee meeting, your child’s IEP will be provided to you prior to January. Please contact your child’s special education resource teacher (SERT) if you have any questions.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our parent community for your ongoing commitment to W. J. Watson Public School and for your patience through the recent labour situation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Leslie Crossley                                  Melissa Murray

Principal                                              Vice-Principal