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Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School
Box 160 Shag Harbour NS B0W 3B0 
phone: 902-723-3800; fax: 902-723-3801
e-mail: ermes@tcrsb.ca


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    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 5:52 AM by Karen Thomas
  • IMPORTANT REPORT CARD INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

    Parents/Guardians,

     

    Report cards are an important part of the ongoing communication about your child’s progress and they communicate the current level of achievement to parents/guardians and students.

     

    Here is what you can expect on your child’s upcoming report card:

     

    Learner Profile:

    o    The Learner Profile reports on the behaviors, social skills and work habits that are important to being a successful learner and is reported with a developmental scale and a comment from the classroom teacher.  

     

    Grade Primary Report Card:

      • Integrated English/French Language Arts and Integrated Mathematics will report each term with a comment
      • Physical Education and Music will only be reported in Terms 2 and 3 using a comment
      • While all subjects are taught, assessed and evaluated, Science, Social Studies, Health, Information and Communication Technology, and Visual Arts are not reported on in the report card template directly.  Comments on the report card may include those subjects as applicable and will focus on your child’s strengths, an area for improvement and a suggestion on ways to support their learning.

     

    Grades 1 to 3 Report Card:

      • Integrated English/French Language Arts and Integrated Mathematics will report each term with a comment and a developmental scale:
      • Physical Education and Music will only be reported in Terms 2 and 3 using a comment and the developmental scale
      • While all subjects are taught, assessed and evaluated, Science, Social Studies, Health, Information and Communication Technology, and Visual Arts are not reported on in the report card template directly.  Comments on the report card may include those subjects as applicable and will focus on your child’s strengths, an area for improvement and a suggestion on ways to support their learning.

     

    Grades 4 to 6 Report Card:

      •  English/French Language Arts and Mathematics will be reported in Term 1 using a comment and the developmental scale
      • English/French Language Arts and Mathematics will be reported in Terms 2 and 3 using a comment and letter grade
      • Physical Education, Music, and Core French will be reported in Terms 2 and 3 using a comment and the developmental scale
      • While all subjects are taught, assessed and evaluated, Science, Social Studies, Health, Information and Communication Technology, and Visual Arts are not reported on in the report card template directly.  Comments on the report card may include those subjects as applicable and will focus on your child’s strengths, an area for improvement and a suggestion on ways to support their learning.

     

     Developmental Scale: 

    Letter Grade Scale:

    WD - well developed
    - developing as expected
    ND - needs development
    INS - insufficient evidence

    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.

     

    The above information is a detailed in a video from the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development at:

    https://rebrand.ly/Report-Card-Video

     

     

    Posted Nov 28, 2018, 5:41 AM by Karen Thomas
  • The ERMES School Advisory Council has a vacancy for a Community Member.

    Would you like to have an “advisory voice” on the School Advisory Council of Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School? The ERMES School Advisory Council has a vacancy for a Community Member.

     Community members

    The community member(s) will be appointed to the school advisory council by the SAC. All applicants are asked to submit, in writing, a brief resume and a letter which explains why the applicant is interested in being on the school advisory council. 

    The Community Member: 

    must not be an employee of the TCRCE

    must not have children registered at Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School

    must reside in the geographical area served by Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School or provide a service to or

    within the geographical area served by Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School

    Nominations will be open until December 7th   at 12:00 am (midnight).

     

     

    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 10:46 AM by Karen Thomas
  • Fluoride Mouthrinse Program
    he Fluoride Mouthrinse Program will soon be starting up in your school in the next few weeks.As you may already know, it is a publicly funded, school-based, supervised, weekly program that delivers topical 0.2% sodium fluoride to elementary (P-6) school populations, who have been identified through socioeconomic criteria, as being high risk for poor oral health, including dental caries.
    A short video was created by André Bouchard, Strategic Partnership and Engagement Consultant, NSHA /Western Zone and myself in collaboration with the school administrations at Drumlin Heights Consolidated School and École Belleville.  
    I would like to thank the principal at Drumlin Heights for the suggestion of creating a video to share information about this program and also act as a tool to help recruit more volunteers.
    Without dedicated volunteers, the program would not be possible!
    Please see the links below for both the English and French version of the video.  Feel free to share this video with your school community, potential volunteers and with people who are interested in learning more about the Fluoride Program. Thank you for your support!
     
     
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 10:51 AM by Karen Thomas
  • Inclusive Education

    October 15, 2018

     

    Dear parents and guardians:

     

    You may have heard about a provincial $15 million investment to fund more inclusive education staff and other priorities to better support students in the classroom. This letter is to share with you that all the 190 new staff who were committed have now been hired, and to introduce to you a new resource for families – parent navigators.  

     

    These supports will support teaching and learning so more students reach higher levels of achievement, well-being and success.  They will support our teachers so that all their students have the resources they need to succeed. These on-the-ground resources are in addition to the current complement of inclusive education specialists and supports in our schools, including the expanding SchoolsPlus Program.

     

    First, let me highlight the new resources hired this year to support students. The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education has welcomed 18 of the additional inclusive education specialists, as follows:

     

    ·         3 Connect Centre Teachers                                        

    ·         6 Teacher Assistants

    ·         4 Child and Youth Care Practitioners

    ·         1 Parent Navigator

    ·         1 Autism Specialist Teacher

    ·         1 Speech Language Pathologist

     

    I also want to introduce our new parent navigator, Madisen Goodwin, who can be contacted through the SchoolsPlus Office at Digby Regional High School.  As part of the SchoolsPlus teams, our parent navigator works closely with other school and community-based agencies to ensure that students and families are aware of the services available to them and know how to access them.  This includes services beyond education, such as health, justice and other community services.   

     

    We will also be opening a new Alternative Education Program in partnership with NSCC Burridge, starting in February 2019.  This program will engage and teach students in ways that meet their unique needs.  Information regarding the new Alternative Education Program for Yarmouth County will be distributed through high schools in the region.

     

    In addition to these inclusive education supports by government, there was also a commitment from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions, to invest $5.2 million this year for 57 new high school teachers. I am pleased to advise you that schools in our Regional Centre for Education have received 8 additional teachers of the 57 new high school teachers provincially.

     

    Beyond the additional staff and programs, we are collectively focused on ways to support the success of all students through inclusive practices and support.  Please visit ednet.ns.ca/inclusiveeducation to learn more.

     

    If you have any questions, you can reach out by emailing or calling me at paul.ash@tcrce.ca or 902-749-5682.

     

     

    Paul Ash

    Regional Executive Director

    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 10:52 AM by Karen Thomas
  • SAC FOCUS GROUP "WHAT WE HEARD"
    THE FOCUS GROUP DOCUMENT "WHAT WE HEARD" CAN BE FOUND UNDER "SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL" IN THE DROP DOWN MENU.
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 9:07 AM by Karen Thomas
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