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Mrs. MacKay message Sept 25th

September 25th 2022

Good morning Rosemont families,

Thank you so much to all the families that were able to come to the Open House and Potluck Fall Social last Thursday evening.  It felt so great to welcome everyone into the school again! We look forward to many more opportunities to have families connect and share in the Rosemont School learning experience.  

Our School Planning Day on Friday was highly collaborative, productive, and positive.  The day was organized around our three current school goals that are based on evidence gathered and analyzed and the specific areas we would like to make progress in are:

  • Improve literacy proficiency for all learners.  Rosemont students will expand their writing skills, focusing on conventions, detail and stamina.
  • Improve numeracy proficiency for all learners. Rosemont students will expand their number sense skills by being able to represent a number in multiple, real life applications (multiplication, time, money, games, calendar, etc.)
  • Improve social and emotional proficiency for all learners.  Rosemont students will expand their problem solving skills by learning tools and strategies to help solve problems in peaceful ways.

It is another short but busy week ahead at Rosemont School:

1. Hot lunch will be starting up after Thanksgiving – thanks PAC!  Please read the attached information carefully to sign your child up on Munchalunch.  Orders are due in Munchalunch by next Sunday. As I’ve shared it the past, if hot lunch creates a financial hardship for your family, please call, text (250)509-2050) or email me directly and I will be happy to offer financial help, confidentially.

2. If you would like to help as a parent volunteer for a hot lunch day, please sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/FH444

3. Fire Drill – Wednesday, September 28th at 9:45am. 

4. As you know, Friday September 30th is the National Day for Honouring Truth and Reconciliation.  It is a day to honour the healing journeys of residential school survivors and their families and a time to engage in meaningful discussions about the history and legacy of the residential school system. At Rosemont School we are committed to honoring of the ongoing teachings, learnings, languages and ways of knowing of Indigenous communities and the calls to action put forward from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

5. Please send your child to school on Thursday, September 29th in an orange shirt.   In the morning of Sept. 29th, the Grade 4/5 class will be participating in the Heartbeat Parade – see the attached poster for more information about this important event and details about September 30th community event.  Inspired by this public recognition, Rosemont School will be doing our own Heartbeat walk through the Rosemont community.  Thursday afternoon, we will gather together in circle outside for some sharing, then walk in community through the streets of Rosemont, drumming and proudly wearing our orange and carrying our Every Child Matters flag.  Families are welcome to join – 1:45pm on the basketball courts.

6. Please make sure your child has returned the stack of important paperwork that came home last week – student information forms, technology permission forms and if applicable, the salmon AbEd forms.  All forms are due back Tuesday, September 27th.

7. Kindergarten parents – please complete the CHEQ survey if you have not done so yet.

8. Please continue to do a health check on your child prior to school each day – if your child is sick, please keep them (and their germs!) home until they are feeling better.

Have a great (short) week!

Lindsay

Munchalunch Info for Parents

2022 Nelson TRC day Poster