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    December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015
  2. School Council Meets

    January 20, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. School Council Meets

    February 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    March 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    March 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November at Norwood Park

From the Principal’s Desk

Progress Reports were sent home on Tuesday, November 11th. Congratulations to the students who received a very positive Progress Report Card! Your hard work and determination are leading to academic success. Thank you to our dedicated staff for providing clear and accurate information on student progress. All parents were offered an interview with the classroom teacher and we appreciate parents’ efforts to attend. Ongoing communication between home and school is so important to each child’s success! Two Provincial Report Cards will be sent home, one in February and one in June. These Report Cards will reflect your child’s achievement of the curriculum expectations as well as the development of learning skills and work habits.

While we are always interested in the academic progress of our children, it is also important to note the Learning Skills area. This area reflects the effort and attitude of each child toward learning. It is important that students are “giving their all” and thus academic results reflect their best effort.

One Learning Skill area that parents can help with is homework. Homework can be finishing work that is not completed at school, reinforcing learning by reviewing work done at school, time spent to work on more extensive assignments, research or projects or just time reading at one’s leisure level to increase vocabulary, knowledge and the skill of reading. We realize that each child needs some “down time” after a busy day at school. Many families have commitments and activities which take place on school nights and weekends however, time spent especially in the early grades, to establish a regular routine has proven to lead to successful study habits in middle school and beyond. As parents you facilitate the time and place. The Norwood Park Agenda should also be part of each students’ routine. Every student is expected to bring their agenda home each evening. The agenda is an excellent homework/ project checklist. If your child is using his/her agenda properly, you as parents should be able to get a quick “snapshot” of your child’s day as well as upcoming assignments, projects and activities happening in and around the school. The handy plastic pocket at the front of each agenda is used to deliver important work and notes home or to bring notes to the teacher at school.



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