Welcome to Sheridan Park, home of the PAWsitive panthers Bienvenue à Sheridan Park, où habitons les panthères de Sheridan The mission of Sheridan Park is “At Sheridan Park, we are committed to creating a positive environment which inspires 21st century learners and global citizens to do great things”. Some facts about our school: We are currently a French Immersion K-6 school of 585 students; to become K-5 in September 2015 We have 3-5 French Immersion classes at every grade and one English class at every grade; 3 Full-day Kindergarten classes Most students are bused to school We are on a traditional timetable with a 5-day cycle; one lunch and 2 recesses Our ESL teacher works with students from a variety of backgrounds using an integrated model We have a Music and Physical Education specialist; next year, we will have a part-time teacherlibrarian; Drama, Dance and Health are taught by planning time teachers Our Special Education students are supported by 2 ISSP teachers and 4 Special Needs TAs Our Behavioural Teaching assistant assists us with school-wide social skills and classroom support on a “needs” basis We are an ECO school, working on getting our second year designation Our School Council is very active in planning reaching out opportunities like parent workshops, play day, Family Movie night events and Open House We are committed to providing a range of sports, arts and music extra-curricular events to our students Our teaching and learning focus has been on developing theories of action in Numeracy, using Collaborative Inquiries as the process for co-learning and co-teaching. We have Math teachers who have taken a professional development role in planning and delivering staff professional development in Balanced Math Instruction K-12. Our climate for learning focus is on fostering positive relationships, understanding the role of progressive discipline and restorative processes. This year, we have developed our PAWsitive panther program and implemented the “Use Your W.I.T.S.” problem-solving model to resolve student conflicts. 21st century learning is a priority at Sheridan Park, as we challenge ourselves to find ways to engage students in their learning. We are presently in the stages of converting our Computer lab into a Learning Commons and have several satellite areas in our upper and lower pods that house ipads. At Sheridan, “We will foster the development of the unique strengths of each student and encourage in them respect and responsibility for self and others. We will plan collaboratively to ensure students are happy, engaged and prepared for 21st century learning. We are Sheridan Park, working together, striving for excellence. Nous sommes Sheridan Park, nous travaillons ensemble pour la poursuite d’excellence.” Before the First Day of School: attend Young Rider Orientation Day August 22nd (Contact 905 829-2040 to book a time) visit www.stopr.ca for specific information about your child’s stop (you will need the OEN number found at the top of the report card) drop by the week before school starts (August 31st-September 4th) to receive classroom information (teacher name, room number, entry door) On the first day of school: be at the bus stop 5-10 minutes before your expected pick-up/drop off time stay at the bus stop until the bus arrives (busses usually arrive late during the first week) students taking the bus will be met by staff/volunteers and escorted to their entry doors parents bringing children to school need to park legally on the street and help their child locate their entry line (lines will be marked with teacher names, volunteers will available to assist) parents picking up students should meet them at their entry doors we recommend that parents not use Kiss n Ride until their child is able to independently exit the car using the rear passenger door and independently walk to their entry line take some time after school during the first week to read important information from the office and your child’s classroom teacher School Hours The playground is supervised fifteen minutes prior to entry times (8:45) and fifteen minutes after dismissal (3:45). Children should not arrive at school before 8:45 and should be picked up before 3:45. Bell: 8:55 a.m. Entry: 9:00 a.m. Period 1 Period 2 Recess Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Period 5 Period 6 Recess Period 7 Period 8 9:00 – 9:40 9:40 – 10:20 10:20 – 10:35 10:35 – 11:15 11:15 – 11:55 11:55 – 12:55 12:55 – 1:15 1:15 – 1:55 1:55 – 2:10 2:10 – 2:50 2:50 – 3:30 All students enter the school through their assigned doors. They do not use the front doors unless they are late. If late, parents must accompany students to the front office and request a late slip before they can be admitted to class.