Winter Wildcat Wednesday December 19th, 2018

 

December 14, 2018

Dear Parents & Guardians,

SQMS is excited to be providing students with an exploratory day at Queens Place on Wednesday, December 19th.  Students will arrive at SQMS as normal, but bus dismissal will be from Queens Place at the regularly schedule time at the end of the day. Walking students will be able to catch a bus back to the school if needed.  Students and staff will be walking over to Queens Place in the morning, so dress appropriately!

We have many sessions that students have been signing up for over the past couple of days. Some of these sessions involve outdoor activities that will require students to dress warm and in layers and should bring extra clothing. Snacks and lunch will be provided by the school, but students may want to bring in some additional snacks. The lunch menu provided by the school will be grilled cheese sandwiches and vegetable soup.  Queens Place cafeteria will also be open as another option.

We will have morning transportation arranged for students will mobility issues. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the administration at SQMS.

** Storm date for this event will be December 20th.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ruth Amiro & Terry Stewart

SQMS Band Concert Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30

The SQMS Band students will be putting on a holiday concert on the evening of Tuesday, December 11th.  

Important upcoming dates

Report cards go home Monday, November 26th
 
Parent teacher conferences are
Wednesday, November 28th from 6pm-8pm
and
Thursday, November 29th from 12:30-2:30.
Please note there will be an early dismissal on Thursday at 11:25.

Grade 6 Report Card Changes

Report cards for Grades Primary to 6 are coming out next week and you will notice some changes to the grading and reporting for students in Grades 4 - 6. These changes were made to support recommendations from the Council for the Improvement of Classroom Conditions that will streamline and provide more meaningful information to parents and guardians on how their child is progressing in school.
 
For the 1st term, teachers will be reporting on Language Arts* and Math only. Health, Science, Social Studies, Art and Information and Communication tech, are assessed to monitor achievement but are not represented as separate grades on the report card, but may be integrated into the comments section of Language Arts and Math. Music and Physical Education and Core French do not report in Term 1.
 
In Term 1, Language Arts and Math will be reported using a Developmental Scale: 
WD
 (well developed)
(developing as expected)
ND (needs development)
INS (insufficient evidence)
 
For Term 2 and 3, Language Arts and Math will be reported on using the A, B, C, D grade scale: 
A (The student demonstrates achievement with thorough understanding and application of concepts and skills in relation to the expected learning outcomes.)
B (The student demonstrates achievement with good understanding and application of concepts and skills in relation to the expected learning outcomes.)
C (The student demonstrates achievement with basic understanding and application of concepts and skills in relation to the expected learning outcomes.)
D (The student demonstrates achievement with limited understanding and application of concepts and skills in relation to the expected learning outcomes. The student has not met expectations.)
 
For Terms 2 and 3, French, Music and Physical Education will be reported on, using the developmental scale: 
WD (well developed)
(developing as expected)
ND (needs development)
INS (insufficient evidence)
 
 
*these changes will be reflected in French Language Arts as well.

 

SQMS School Calendar

Here is a copy of the SQMS School Calendar for 2018-2019.  It is also in the student handbook.

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