"ANNAPOLIS ROYAL REGIONAL ACADEMY"
ANNAPOLIS ROYAL REGIONAL ACADEMY Principal – Mr. Grant Dunn Phone 532-3180 September 2008 News from AVRSB Principal’s Message Dr. Norm Dray, AVRSB Superintendent of Schools, will be retiring, effective February 28, 2009. I would like to welcome all staff, students and parents to the 2008 – 2009 school year. Study Smarts I would like to take a few minutes to reflect on last year. Our staff worked extremely hard on developing Guide your child toward developing excellent study a success plan that will guide our efforts for the next skills with these strategies: three (3) years. This year we implemented the first Be Active – reading a textbook is studying; writing an stages of the plan. I want to thank staff for their outline while reading is active studying. efforts, hard work and dedication to our students. Example: Jot down notes, highlight important points, record information then play it back. I want to wish everyone a successful start tot he new Make Choices – help your child decide how they school year. Parents please feel free to contact us at learn best. any time. 1. Focus better with door open or shut? 2. Inspired/distracted by music playing? Thanks, 3. Concentration better after school or Grant Dunn dinner? Principal 4. Alone vs. with a buddy for increased productivity? Dates to Remember Stay on Course – write down a study schedule by blocking out times for each subject, quiz or test. This is a plan, not a binding contract. SEPTEMBER th 15 – Coaches & extra-curricular advisers meeting School Accredidation Goals in library at 3:30 pm. th 16 – Early Dismissal 12:20. Staff workshop on Positive Effective Behavior Supports. th Last year, staff and parents at ARRA worked on 17 – Student Photo Day rd gathering data, analyzed the data and then developed 23 – Meet the Teacher Ice-Cream Social 6:30 th the following two (2) goals for the next 3 years. 25 – Medley Relay – am th 25 – Terry Fox Event – pm th 25 – School Dance Goal 1: By June 2011, using the Stieglitz Informal th 26 – In Service – No School Reading Inventory (comprehension and accuracy), OCTOBER the number of grade 8 students reading at an Mi’kmaq Month – ARRA will be promoting several instructional level (or above) will have increased by activities during the month. 10% from the baselines recorded in grade 6. nd 2 – SAC Meeting 6:30 pm th 6 – Band Parent Association Meeting 7:00 pm in Goal 2: By June 2011, 80% or grade 6, 7 and 8 ARRA Music Room students will indicate that the school is a positive learning environment where they feel safe and are treated fairly, on an annually administered survey. Homework Hotline ARRA has build two 35 minute reading periods into it’s six day cycle. The reading started this week with Parents and students may review the homework silent reading and by November we will be modeling assignments at: www.teacherweb.com and teaching reading strategies. 1) Select the Parents and Student tab 2) Select Nova Scotia, then Annapolis Royal Recycle for Education Regional Academy 3) Select the Teacher’s Name The Staples program, “Recycle for Education,” raises money for Canadian schools by paying $1.00 for each You can also connect to the recording message by used ink and toner cartridge dropped off at their phoning 532-3184. collection boxes at the store. This year, our portion of the raised funds is a $310.00 gift card. Last year we purchased two speaker systems for use with the DLP School Dismissal Safety projectors from the money we received. Cartridges can be dropped off in the school library. Due to safety concerns, we’ve made a change to our There is a box on the shelf at the door for collection. dismissal policy. Students who walk home or are Mrs. Langpap will then register our school as a being picked up will be dismissed after the last bus supporter and take care of the dropping off of these has left the school. items. School Advisory Council ANNAPOLIS ROYAL REGIONAL ACADEMY Principal – Mr. Grant Dunn Phone 532-3180 September 2008 ARRA is looking for three (3) community/parent Individual student accident insurance brochures have members for the School Advisory Council. Meetings not been created for distribution this year. If you are st would be held the 1 Thursday of every month. Our interested in registering your child in this program first meeting is October 2 at 6:30. please visit the website at sip.ca and click the red apple at the top of the page for full information. Dances Please note that our first dance will be September From You…Staff Contacts th 25 . Regular attendance in school is a consideration for attending the dance. As always we want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact anyone on our administration or teaching Sports staff. You may contact the school via phone and leave a Boys & Girls Soccer Teams are starting up. Mr. Glenen is the girls coach. Gary Walsh is the boys coach. message or simply email the teacher or administrator. Volleyball will be starting shortly. Administration Email Addresses Girls Basketball will be starting in early October. Mr. Dunn Grant Dunn email@example.com is looking for an assistant coach for this program. Mark MacFadyen firstname.lastname@example.org Doug Glenen email@example.com From the Community Teachers Dan Diggins firstname.lastname@example.org Special Olympics Mike Fry email@example.com th Registration will take place on September 24 from Joyce Grant-Smith firstname.lastname@example.org> 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. at the Kentville Fire Hall. For more Sue Langpap, Library email@example.com information, please contact Bernie Thompson at Colin MacKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org 538-7739. Susan Mahar email@example.com Michelle McGowan firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Marie Monk, Music email@example.com Stephanie Myre firstname.lastname@example.org Festival of Women’s Expression Through Music & Emelie Pineo email@example.com Art Liz Rhymer firstname.lastname@example.org When: September 26 – 28, 2008 Jan Ross email@example.com Where: Bridgetown Mike Scott, Resource firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds to: Francis Mills Clements Bursary Fund Gary Walsh email@example.com For more information visit www.sisterfair.com or call Student Support Kadijah at 245-2760 or Wendy at 665-5166. Worker Kerry Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Valley United Soccer Club th Try outs will be starting September 20 at the indoor facility in Kentville. For more information visit valleyunited.ca. Terry Fox Run st September 21 at 2pm run or walk 3 – 10 km. Starting at Town Hall, Annapolis Royal. Community Parent Education Program Do you want to discover new skills to parent your spirited child between the ages of 3 and 12 years. When: September 23 (10 week program) (Every Tuesday) Where: Berwick United Church 240 Commercial Street, Berwick Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Call to register: 679-2873 or 825-4825 School Insurance Program