Report Card Update/Newsletter

Parents!

On Tuesday. June 23, “Letters of Promotion” were distributed to students in Gr. 4-7
Today, Report cards (with grades only) were distributed to all grade 8 students.

For students returning to KES – A newsletter outlining important information for the September 2015 school year can be found by clicking HERE

Don’t forget to check the school blog for other updates before school begins again.

Have a great summer holiday,
Jeff

Gr. 8 Leaving Ceremony Information

Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony Information – Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Students/parents are to drop off  Potluck food at KES between 7:30 a.m.- 8:15 a.m.

8:30 – Students to arrive at Earl of March/Morning Attendance
8:45 – Guests take their seat in Auditorium/ Students line up alphabetically in Cafeteria
9:00 – Ceremony begins
11:00 – Ceremony ends
11:30 -1:00 – Potluck lunch at KES  (Intermediate wing)
1:00 – Students to be in homeroom for afternoon attendance
1:05 – Grade 8 Dance in the gym
3:15 – DISMISSAL of students

Grade Eight Celebration Dinner – Tuesday, June 23, 2015
If your participating in the parent planned NEXT Restaurant Dinner the schedule is below:

4:30 – Depart from KES
4:45 – Arrive at NeXT 6400 Hazeldean Rd
5:00 – Guests are seated
5:20 – Welcome speech
5:30 – First course served
During dinner, we will be awarding door prizes!
7:00 – Dinner Concludes
7:05 – Dancing begins
9:30 – buses return to KES

Update- report cards, Letters of Promotion, and the sharing of mark information

Hello,

Last night you should have received an email from Jennifer Adams, Director of Education, with the latest update regarding report cards, Letters of Promotion, and the sharing of mark information for elementary students.

Summary

  • Schools will issue Letters of Promotion for all JK-grade 7 students on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The Letter of Promotion is the only official record for JK-grade 7 students and will be filed in the OSR.
  • Mark/Grades for students in JK-7 will be shared in a letter to parents. The mark information will be available by August 31st and will be sent to parents by mail. The mark information is not a report card, but it will be personalized with the student’s marks by subject and strand, and will be based on the information submitted by the teacher.
  • Grade 8 Report cards (with marks only) will be sent home with students on Thursday, June 25, 2015

For updates – check out the school board website Labour Relations Update page at: http://www.ocdsb.ca/med/Labour_Relations/elementary/Pages/default.aspx

Employment Opportunity – Adult Lunch Monitors at KES

Katimavik ES is looking for parents and/or community members to be  Lunch Monitors at the school starting in September 2105. The positions are part-time, paid positions and entail supervising students during recess and nutrition break. Training and support is provided.  Several positions are available. Times for supervision are 10:25 am to 11:10 am and 12:50 pm to 1:35 pm, Monday to Friday (There is a potential for flexible days/times – am or pm only, and days depending on the number of successful applicants). If you are interested in helping the school as a Lunch Monitor or wish for more information concerning the position please contact Mr. Harry at the school by calling 613-592-5462 ext 225 or by emailing him at  harry.de.roo@ocdsb.ca

Last Chance – International Languages after school program

Today is your last opportunity to express interest for an after school international languages program. Please submit your form by Thursday morning

Hello,

We would like to offer Mandarin and/or Spanish language classes as an After School Program at Katimavik Elementary School in September.  This is an enriching and academic program offered by Continuing Education to prepare our youth for participation in the global village. The Ministry of Education defines an International Language as any language other than English or French.  Previous exposure to the language is NOT required.

This program is open to all students in grade 4-8. The program can only run if there are enough participants. If you are interested please print and complete the form (2 pages) by clicking on this link – International Languages – Sign-up for September and return to the school office by June 17, 2015. You may also pick up a hard copy in the school office.

Your input is also requested on page one of the form to determine the length of the program and what languages will be offered. Although there is a small fee, you do not have to pay the fee now.

If you have questions please contact Jeff Gervais at 613-592-5462

Term 2 Report Cards – Message from OCDSB

Dear Parent/Guardian:

I am writing with an important update on the final report card which is usually issued at the end of the school year.   I know how important the report card is to parents and to students—it is a reflection of the work done throughout the year, and the marks, learning skills and teacher comments are valued.

Currently, public elementary teachers across Ontario are taking part in a lawful job action. As part of the job action, teachers have submitted marks to principals, but they will not input the student marks into our data system. We rely on that support to produce report cards; without it, the task of mark entry and report card production is beyond the capacity of the school district.

The school district has determined that for Term 2 of the 2014-2015 school year:
•       Students in JK to grade 7 will receive a Letter of Promotion; and
•       Students in grade 8 will receive a report card.

A Letter of Promotion is an official document that will replace the Term 2 report card.  It will inform parents that their child is being promoted to the next grade.  It also includes information about absences and lates.  It meets all legal requirements and it will be filed in the student’s Ontario Student Record file. It will be issued during the week of June 22, 2015 and will be sent home with students.

Report cards will be issued for students in grade 8. The report card will include grades, may include information on learning skills and work habits, but it will not include teacher comments in the Strengths/Next Steps for Improvement section.  Every effort is being made to have report cards for grade 8 students ready by the end of the school year.

We know this is disappointing and frustrating for parents and students.  We share that disappointment.  We also know that our elementary teachers are skilled professionals and we are confident that throughout the school year they would have kept parents informed of the progress of your child. As always, if you have any questions about your child’s learning, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher prior to the end of the school year.

More information is available at www.ocdsb.ca.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Adams
Director of Education
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Grade 6-7-8 Sports Assembly

The Grade 6-7-8 Sports Assembly will take place on JUNE 24th 2pm to 3pm in the gymnasium.  We will recognized those who participated in the competitive sport teams at KES.  We will also present MVP and SPORTSMANSHIP awards to different individuals.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Information Night – Cancelled

On Wednesday, June 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  an Information Night was planned for parents and students new to Katimavik ES.  This was the last of several opportunities for students and parent to learn more about KES – Other events included school council meetings, joint Castlefrank/Katimavik “Meet-ups”, a student meet and greet with the Principal at Castlefrank ES and an activity day for grade 3 students last Friday.

Unfortunately, I have to cancel this meeting and I am not sure if we can re-schedule before the end of the year. If you wish to meet with me about your son/daughter’s transition to grade 4 please feel free email me at jeff.gervais@ocdsb.ca or call the school to book a meeting (613-592-5462). I will also be available before the Variety Show on Monday, June 15th if you would like a quick tour of the school, etc.

Throughout the summer please refer to the school blog for updates about the September startup- http://katimavikes.edublogs.org/

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jeff

KES Variety Show – It’s Showtime!!

KES Variety Show – It’s Showtime!!

On Monday, June 15 (evening) and Tuesday, June 16 (daytime), we will be having our annual Variety Show here at Katimavik ES. We are very excited to have our students so enthusiastic about showcasing their talents! We have close to 50 acts, the majority of which are Junior students!

EVENING Variety Show – Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

During the evening show on Monday, June 15th, students will be performing for an audience of parents, grandparents, friends, and Castlefrank ES parents and students from Grade 3. EVERYONE is invited to attend! Please spread the invitation!

DAYTIME Variety Show – Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – See below for times.

During the school day on Tuesday, June 16th, students will be performing for an audience of Junior students during Show #1 and Intermediate students during Show #2. Please see below for times. Due to the number of performers, we will need to take an intermission for nutrition break and recess and then finish the show after. You are invited to attend a daytime performance if you wish or if you are not able to attend the evening show.

  • Daytime Show #1 (June 16): 9:00 – 10:15am, Nutrition Break/Recess, 11:15 – 11:45pm
  • Daytime Show #2 (June 16): 12:00 – 12:45pm , Nutrition Break/Recess, 1:45 – 3:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Wilson via email at sheri.wilson@ocdsb.ca or Megan Reid via email at megan.reid@ocdsb.ca.

Thank You Mr. Danby

Hello, I would like to thank Jonathan Danby for his years of service at Katimavik E.S. as Chief Custodian. Beginning on Monday, Jonathan will be moving to Crystal Bay Learning Center as Chief Custodian. We wish Jonathan all the best in his new position and he will certainly be missed by staff and students.

I would like to welcome Josh Herrick who will be the new Chief Custodian.