First Day Information

The first day of school is only 5 days away and I couldn’t be more excited to hit the ground running with this amazing bunch of students. It was wonderful to meet so many of you at Wednesday’s orientation and BBQ.

Thank you to everyone who has filled out the online questionnaire. The feedback is so helpful and I appreciate the time you took to complete it. For those parents who have not yet had a chance, please take a moment to provide some insight into your child:

Access PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE here

Since I am asking for a little information about you, I figured it is only fair that I share some info about me. Click HERE to read some more about Mr. Fischer.

First Day Info

On the first day, ALL grade 7 students are to report to the cafeteria gym by 8 am. Our homeroom is 7-11 and Mr. Ferguson and I will be sharing the homeroom duties. Every day will start with phys ed with Mr. Ferguson – a great way to help you wake up! On that first day, just bring everything (lunch, backpack, etc…) to the gym until all the classes get sorted. It will most likely take most of period 1 to get organized. Following that, you will join me in our classroom where agendas, schedules and other forms will be distributed and lockers will be assigned.

What do you need:

  • pencil case
  • calculator
  • pencils
  • a couple of pens
  • a lock (make sure you practice!)
  • your lunch
  • a refillable water bottle

In terms of technology, a Chromebook is a helpful tool to have. Our class has 12 and we can always borrow additional ones if needed. Don’t feel as though you have to run out and buy a Chromebook before Tuesday! As for cell phones, they will remain in student lockers and will not be coming into the classrooms unless otherwise directed by the teacher.

Class Economics

To help our classroom run smoothly, everyone needs to help out. With the goal to promote financial literacy and responsibility, students are required to apply for jobs in order to earn a salary. Students must earn money in order to pay for their desk as well as any other fines that they may incur throughout the year. Bonus opportunities will also be made available to students in order to help supplement their income. Students are encouraged to save their money in order to purchase property (condos), purchase and rent supplies, and to participate in auctions and other activities. The first contract period is for September and October. Will we be discussing this program more in class and students will be applying for jobs this week.

For a complete outline of the economics program including a list of available job, click HERE.

Other School Policies

We have recently revised the school code of conduct as well as our assessment and technology policies. Although students will be receiving a paper copy of the policies on Tuesday, it is worthwhile to familiarize yourself with these documents.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. I hope that everyone has a wonderful long weekend and I’ll see you bright and early next Tuesday!

Welcome and Parent Questionnaire

I have four of my own children, this year entering Grades 6, 5, 3 and 1, 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.

Three 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 2019-2020 school year. I am so excited to be back at Holy Trinity and am looking forward to September 3!