Yesterday, we reorganized our intermediate students to be in five classrooms, rather than six, in response to a reduction of 0.4 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) in Sunset’s teaching time. This happened because we missed our spring projection of 240 students by nine students. We recognize that it is a difficult and upsetting time to make changes to classroom structures for all concerned. We are doing everything we can to keep students certain and comfortable in the midst of changes. Thank you for your ongoing support for our school and our programs. Please contact the school at any time if you have things you would like to discuss or ask about.
This year, we have begun a reading support program across all the grades at Sunset. Rather than having all primary students participate in guided reading, we are focusing on students who need support with daily reading groups taught by our Reading Support Teacher. Our Learning Assistant Teachers are also organizing their days so students receive daily reading support in small groups.
Improving student reading we hope will result in greater student confidence and increased success at school.
Our first Parent Advisory Council meeting takes place Monday, October 6 at 6:30. The annual general meeting will take place at this meeting, and babysitting and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
Cross Country running has begun with coaches Kim Dutcyvich, Cyndy Grant, and Doug Grant. Sunset will be
hosting the District Cross Country Meet this year on October 29. I understand we will need lots of volunteers to put on this meet, so if you are able to help, we thank you much for your wish to do so. Please contact me at the office or one of the coaches to let us know of your availability.
If your child is absent, please phone the school to let us know. We try to confirm the absence of any student so we are certain we know where each student is.
As well, it is head lice season again. Please keep an eye on your child so you can deal with the situation should he or she get infected. When we are informed of a case of head lice, we will inform the parents of the entire class concerned so parents can follow up to deal with any infections.
Though we had a bit of a delayed start-up, we can see how ready and eager everyone is to get back into routine. Thank you, again, for your patience in these circumstances.
Sunset Elementary School