I share, with great pride, the work that is going on at SAB!
During a recent walk-through with a prospective family, I saw such a
variety of learning styles, projects, activities and overall engagement of our
students in their learning. One classroom had young children finishing
work in a variety of subject areas, one class was in a heated debate,
another saw children working independently on their stories, a class was busy
learning their basic math facts through the game of Mix and Match and
there were children in the hallways working on their movie trailers.
Throughout our tour not a child was off task, but rather, was willing to share
what they felt made SAB a great place of learning. Congratulations to the
students for their excellent effort during the term and on the wonderful report
cards they took home to share with you. Thank you for your great
attendance at our Demonstration of Learning. What a grand way to head
into our well-deserved Spring Break!
With the arrival of spring, and soon some warm weather and
green grass to showing through, we would bring to your attention the need
for some tighter procedures for the safety of our students. Often parents
stop in to drop off lunches or pick up students. For security purposes,
rather than proceeding to carry out your task, we really need you to sign in at
the office first. We are happy to call your child to the office for
pick-ups for appointments or other engagements.
I prefer not to have unidentified adults going into classrooms and
bathrooms, but rather want to know who is in our building at all times.
We would like to ensure that you do check in
to the office before proceeding into the building. This is a
common practice throughout our District. As well, we would ask that we
return to the procedures of having a common place for families to
meet outside and students using their assigned doors for exiting at the end of
the day. While we have been very good about this in the morning, we need
to return to these practices at the end of the day. By so doing, we can
prevent the interruption of instructional time and be respectful of the
work our custodians to do maintain our clean school. Thank you
for your help with all of these, making our building safe for everyone.
Enjoy Spring Break and have a very Happy Easter Season!