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|From: Whole Child School info (infowholechildschool.ca)|
|Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 04:14:01 -0700 (PDT)|
WHOLE CHILD SCHOOL NEWS July 2009 VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 Welcome to the first edition of the Whole Child School News, our monthly roundup of news and information for the WCS community. For this summer, our main focus will be the work being done by the various committees, and seeing how we can all pitch in to help the school get ready for September. Once the school year starts, we’ll continue with committee updates, and also be adding a calendar of key upcoming dates for school events along with other information. TEACHERS: We would like to announce the teachers who will be teaching at WCS in its first year of operation. We have already established a strong team and a number of us have been working on the curriculum and vision for over three years. We work as a team and our individual teaching strengths and specialties will be shared with all the students in the school. Sandee Waite — full-day Kindergarten Teacher –kindergarten specialist and yoga teacher Deborah Adelman – half-day Kindergarten and French Teacher – specialist in Waldorf education and French Karina Filipzcuk – Grade One Teacher – literacy and inquiry-based teaching and learning specialist Robyn Stevan Matamoros – Grade Two Teacher – specialist in drama, art and handwork and in Waldorf education Tamara Brodey – Grade Three Teacher – visual arts and inquiry-based teaching and learning specialist Marcia Mcvean – Grade Four/Five Teacher – music and social studies specialist Tom Parker – music and gym specialist >From the entire WCS community, a warm welcome to all the WCS teachers. In addition, we are excited to announce that Jodi Armstrong (whom most of you met during student registration) has been hired for WCS Administrative Support. For anyone who missed the Open House on June 19th, please read the complete note from the teachers, which also includes valuable information on each area of study at WCS: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/07/09/news-from-the-teachers/ The teachers have also provided an informative and detailed program overview of the main themes and content grade-by-grade. Please see here for more: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/07/09/wcs-program-overview/#more-423 THE INTERIOR SPACE COMMITTEE has created a list of items needed for the school. Please review to see if you can meet any of the needs: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/06/17/request-from-the-interior-space-committee/#more-263 THE EXTERIOR SPACE COMMITTEE has been busy. They also have listed ways in which we can help provide for the school: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/06/19/exterior-committee-how-you-can-help/ The Exterior Space Committee’s June update: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/06/19/exterior-committee-june-update/ And some important information on clothing requirements: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/06/19/dressing-for-the-outdoors/#more-331 CHILDCARE COMMITTEE A report on childcare options has been sent to the WCS mailing list. Please email info [at] wholechildschool.ca if you require a copy. BUSING COMMITTEE They are working to find solutions for parents who require transportation for their child(ren). They will be contacting everyone who completed the transportation survey with the available options as soon as possible. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE A fundraising package is being developed so that committees will be able to approach potential donors and sponsors for WCS needs. This package and more fundraising information will be distributed to each committee when ready. SOCIAL COMMITTEE Thanks to all who attended our Welcome Picnic on June 7th at Ashbridges Bay, and the WCS Open House on June 19th. It was great to meet parents, teachers and children and get a first look inside the building. With summer vacations happening now, the main focus of the Social Committee is to organize grade-specific ‘meet and greet’ events prior to the School Opening in September. Stay tuned for more information… And finally, here’s a great chance to store and display those great summer photos and while also helping WCS: we’re having a silent auction for a Sony digital photo frame. Deadline for bids is July 24th. Details and bid information are here: http://www.wholechildschool.ca/2009/07/08/silent-auction-picture-perfect-digital-display-from-sony/ So many things have been accomplished and there is so much more to come! Over the summer months, we invite you to visit the WCS website www.wholechildschool.ca as a central location for information updates, asking questions, and connecting with other parents. Have a great July!
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