Parent-teachers were recently held at Pike Lake School. Thank you to our staff and students for their efforts as well as our parents for their tremendous support. When we all work together, we create a successful environment for our students. Pike Lake School is truly blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive learning community.
Wise Active Readers of DES
Our school has been focussing on many components of literacy including ‘Wise, Active Reading”. What is a wise, active reader? A wise, active reader is a person of any age who gets into a book and enjoys it! Wise, Active readers can be found everywhere! In a library, classroom, bedroom, hallway, kitchen, or even in a vehicle! These readers can read with expression, can predict what will happen in a book, and can visualize what they are reading. Wise, active readers think about what they read while they are reading, and may even try different kinds of books. These wise readers know how to pick a ‘Just Right’ book, using a variety of reading strategies, and has reading stamina. Ask your child how they are practicing to be-come a wise, active reader!
By Darrah and Ariana Grade 6
Greetings fellow ratepayers. I am your new council representative for Division One. No one had put forth their name so after some serious thought I let my name stand. I feel that it is very im-portant that we have representation as we have the largest division in land and roads as well as one of the largest group of ratepayers. I hope to be able to bring forth any concern you may have to council.
I have only attended one council meeting thus far so not a lot yet to pass on. Hopefully we won’t have a winter of snowplowing like the last couple but at the time of writing this the forecast doesn’t sound promising.
One bit of information I will pass on is the RM will be forwarding a cheque for $2746.00 from the public reserve fund. The fund is divided four ways throughout the RM to various community as-sociations and this is our share at Pike Lake.
If anyone needs to voice an RM concern, please call me @ (306) 934-3047. If there is no answer you can leave a message and I will get back to you.
Here we are at the beginning of December! This first part of preschool has just flown by. The students have improved so much in just this short period of time. The 3-year olds are doing a great job with their listening skills, following routine, and learning to play together. The 4-year olds have improved so much with printing their names. I think at this time, there are only 2 or 3 who still need to use their name plate; the others can print their name from memory!
November has been a good month at preschool. We had pictures taken by McMaster's Photography and the day went really well. Rose can coax a smile from any-one! That same day, we also started making crafts to sell at the craft sale in Pike Lake on December 7th at the hall.