Weekly Chat

Culture of Excellence

I usually post on Saturday evenings but last night I was on my way back from an amazing IB conference.  I am filled with excitement about the growth of our PYP program. Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.  At UAS, we have laid a solid foundation within our PYP program but I think we can make it even better.  Also, the IB organization has revised the program and will be rolling out the Enhanced PYP next semester.  I will be meeting with our PYP committee in the next few weeks to discuss how we can make our program more enriching with a focus on personalized learning and real life application.

Announcements

 

Calendar of Events

Week Oct 7th-11th:

  • MAP Testing
  • ASA Starts
  • Oct. 10 – Parent Coffee morning

Week Oct. 14-Oct. 18

  • Oct.14 Drawing by me project starts (more info to follow)
  • Continue MAP Testing
  • CAT-4 testing for Grade 3 & 4
  • Oct. 17-18 – ES Picture Days

Week Oct. 21-Oct. 25

  • No School-Professional Development for Teachers

Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1

  • Oct. 30 Parent-Literacy Workshop
  • Oct. 31
    • PTSO Photo Booth
    • Halloween Parade

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