We will be holding our first meeting of the school year to establish our Parent Council for the 2019/2020 school year on Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 pm. All parents are welcome to attend to find out more about this wonderful opportunity to support your children in their educational journey and to learn what is happening in and around the school. We will also be holding elections for all positions including: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Your attendance at this meeting does not mean you need to run for any of these positions as we also need members at large who simply attend meetings to share their opinions and partipate however they feel comfortable. A memo will be coming home to all families with further details on how to run for any of the positions before the end of the week. If you still have question please contact the office.
Thank you to all families who took the time out of there busy schedules to join us at our annual Meet the Teacher event. By the looks on everyones faces in the attached pictures it looks like everyone had a fabulous time and got to meet their child's teachers. The food was provided by your Parent Council and the office for supplying all of the food and drinks for this wonderful event. Hope to see all of you soon at the next school function!
I have attached a one page summary of our findings from our bi-annual school climate surveys completed by students in grade 4 to 8, parents and staff. In looking at the data overall from all of our stake holders, Prince Andrew continues to be a very positive school in which to work and learn. Students have reported that they feel safe and welcome at school and have developed good strategies to deal with problems and issues when they arise. Parents feel that communication (thank you Edsby) between home and school is strong. Areas in need of focus include more opportunities to learn within our Ontario curriculum about our diverse population including our Indigenous people and providing healthier snack opportunities to our students, who report eating less than 2 fruits and vegetables per day. Overall the reports are very positive and I encourage greater participation next time from all parties to ensure all voices are heard. If you wish to see the full results of our surveys please contact the office to arrange an opportunity to view them. Thank you for the input into what makes Prince Andrew Public School a great place to grow and learn!