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  • Junior Curling Program Thursday, October 19th
    There will be a Junior Curling registration night on Thursday October 19th starting at 6:00--7:30 pm. Anyone who registers before November 9th, will qualify with last years prices and your name goes into a draw to win back 50% of your registration fee. New curlers can join for as little as $100.00 for the whole season. Curling season begins in early November until the end of March. We accept curlers beginning at age 8-16, although you can start curling at any age.

    Funding is available for new curlers and low income families. For more information email Lisette Bourque at lisettebourque@hotmail.com
    Posted by Pam Sanford
  • 13th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Parade--Monday, October 23rd
    All parents and children are invited to come to our Annual Jack-O-Lantern Parade on Monday, October 23rd. This is a walking parade! We will gather at 6:15pm at the Visitor Information Centre (Tourist Bureau) on Main Street. Dress up and bring your flashlights, Jack-O-Lanterns (wagons are permitted) and join us for an evening of fun while getting some physical activity!
    FAMILY PRIZE PACKS FOR MOST SPOOKTACULAR!!!
    Participants will start at the Tourist Bureau and walk down Main Street, to the end at the Rodd Grand Hotel. A HUGE thank you to the Rodd Grand management & staff for providing an indoor space to celebrate! Following the parade there will be hot apple cider, treats for children, music and award presentations! Parents must accompany children & we encourage everyone to wear light colored clothes for safety.

    Fire Safety Tip: Use battery powered candles in your Jack-O-Lanterns.
    Posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:48 AM by Pam Sanford
  • WEEKLY FLASH For the week of October 16th through October 20th
    OCTOBER IS Mi’KMAQ HISTORY MONTH
    Monday, October 16th (Day 2)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Tuesday, October 17th (Day 3)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Wednesday, October 18th (Day 4)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Thursday, October 19th (Day 5)
    • Collaborative Learning Day - 12:50pm Dismissal
    Friday, October 20th (Day 6)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Dear Parents/Guardians,
    The Provincial Attendance Policy has been released and we wanted to communicate changes we will be implementing at Yarmouth Central School.

    It is important for all to understand that our goal is to limit students absences in our school, as well as addressing issues of students that come late and leave early. Research shows that students learn best when they are at school and we feel that placing an emphasis on regular and prompt attendance will teach key lifelong skills.

    We are asking for all parents/guardians to notify the office (902-749-2860) each day that their child will not be in school with the reason, and if the students will be out multiple days, please include the dates of their absence from school. If you are unable to notify the school each morning, please send a note upon their return.

    Our school day begins at 8:24am and ends at 2:20pm. It will be the responsibility of our families to bring those students who are late (after 8:30am) to the office to sign in and signing out students who must leave early (before 2:20pm).

    For students who become chronically absent over the course of a School Term, a letter will be sent to the family to notify them of this.

    If you should have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss ways in which we can support improved attendance, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you'd like a paper copy of the Policy, please let us know and we can provide you with one.

    PLEASE CLICK LINK TO ATTENDANCE & ENGAGEMENT POLICY


    All the best,
    Jared Purdy
    Principal
    YCS
    Posted Oct 17, 2017, 7:36 AM by Pam Sanford
  • TCRSB School Calendar 2017-2018
    TCRSB School Calendar 2017-2018 (Click here)

    To view Classroom Supply List, please see under tab 'Family Links'
    Posted Aug 19, 2017, 11:38 AM by Pam Sanford
  • Embedded Collaborative Learning Time (CLT)
    Embedded Collaborative Learning Time (CLT)
     
    Continuing in 2017-2018, our schools will be scheduling Embedded Collaborative Learning Time model to enhance professional learning for teachers and other school based staff.
     
    How “embedded collaborative learning time” will happen:

    • Students will be dismissed 90 minutes early on the following Thursdays:
     
    • September 14, 2017
    • October 5 and 19, 2017
    • November 9 and 30, 2017
    • December 8, 2017
    • January 11, 2018
    • February 8 and 22, 2018
    • March 8, 2018
    • April 5 and 19, 2018
    • May 10 and 24, 2018
    • June 7, 2018
     
    • Staff will remain at schools for collaborative learning time
    • TCRSB schools have been exceeding the required minimum instructional time for several years
    • Currently all schools have a minimum of 7 additional minutes of instructional time added to each school day to allow for the 14 ninety (90) minute early dismissals

    How your child will benefit in all areas including math, literacy, and school climate:

    • Student needs are highlighted and decisions are made together about how to best address these learning needs and leads to changes in practices in the classroom that increase student achievement.
    • Teams work with a shared purpose and common goals in an environment of continuous inquiry and reflection intended to improve equitable assessment and instructional practices that will enhance their effectiveness in the classroom and increase student learning
    • Staff collaborate, share, and discuss enhanced support for quality instruction and assessment practices and improving student engagement
    • During this structured time, staff will be examining student achievement and performance data to plan for specific strategies to improve student learning and student engagement.
     
    There is overwhelming evidence that students are more successful when staff have opportunities to work together during collaborative time with each other. When staff engage in valuable collaborative learning time they adjust their teaching practices to improve student engagement and achievement.
     
    We appreciate your support as we continue to find creative ways to improve student achievement and engagement.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the principal.
    Posted Jul 1, 2017, 12:02 PM by Pam Sanford
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