First Day Info!

Whew – lots of new faces at Monday’s Orientation Day!!! You could almost taste the excitement (with a sprinkling of nervousness) in anticipation of the first day.

This is my third year at Holy Trinity and I am so excited to be part of this vibrant community. If you would like to learn more about me and my teaching philosophy, click HERE.

Although the school will be supplying all essential materials for students, we are encouraging them to bring in the following:

  • Combination lock
  • Pencil case (with pencils, sharpener, pens, a few dry erase markers)
  • Calculator (we do not allow students to use the calculator on their device)

As an aid to students and parents, this class blog has been created. The blog will chronicle our learning throughout the year. I hope to share pictures, videos, and information to help keep parents in the loop about what is happening in our class. This blog can also be used by parents to help their child with time management and assignment completion as well as providing links to extra practice.

As Holy Trinity is striving to reduce its paper usage, I will not be sending monthly newsletters home but rather will be posting announcements online. Upcoming school and class events will be posted on the calendar and more detailed weekly school announcements can be found by clicking on the “Weekly Announcements” pic on the sidebar.

I will also be sending out weekly “What’s up this week” emails each weekend so that you can get a sense of what is coming up. For those who have twitter, you can follow our class twitter account for more daily pics and posts from our class and the school.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • September 13 = Meet the Teacher Night
  • September 20 = School Picture Day
  • September 21 = Terry Fox Run and BBQ
  • October 5 = PD Day (no classes)
  • October 8 = Thanksgiving Monday (no school)
  • October 24 = Photo Retake Day
  • November 1 = Progress Reports distributed

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me. I look forward to meeting all of the students and parents as we begin our year.

Thanks!
Ian Fischer

Welcome and Parent Questionnaire

I have four of my own children, this year entering Grades 5, 4, 2 and senior kindergarten, each with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. The first day of school (drop off, finding classes/teachers, seeing old friends) is just too hectic of a time to convey these observations and I have often wished that I had a way to let my children’s teachers know about them before school started.

Two years ago, I started sending out a parent survey about a week or so before the start of school. I want to get parental input on questions like: “What is the most important thing I should know about your child?” and “How has the overall ‘school’ experience been for your child?” as well as knowing what commitments my students might have outside of the classroom. I have found the feedback gained from these questionnaires invaluable in helping to provide a welcoming environment and to help transition my students to Grade 7. 

I will be sending an email out to all parents who have included an email in their registration AND have filled out the anti-spam paperwork but for those who have not received the email and would like to provide input, please feel free to access the survey below:

Access PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE here

I look forward to working with all families as we launch the 2018-2019 school year. I am so excited to be back at Holy Trinity and am looking forward to September 4!