Learning Services #SD60 Kick Off 2014-15

Our theme this year is Puzzle Pieces – “You’re an Essential Piece” and that is what each and every one of us are, an important piece of the puzzle.  Students, teachers, resource / support teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, community members … it takes our community to support our children!

As the Learning Services team for SD#60, our goal is to enhance our support model to children & schools.  Through a more coherent, unified and systemic approach, we strive towards increased achievements of ALL kinds for everyone, especially our children. The instructional continuum for learning using the RTI-2 (Response to Instruction & Intervention) framework and UDL (Universal Design for Learning) are key understandings to help guide this process.  We are looking forward to another exciting year of supporting ALL learners ~ EACH learner!

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FSJ League of United Youth

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FSJ League of United Youths – a SWIS initiative Leadership In Training (LIT) Program

8 volunteer students organized and lead these fun filled FREE events specifically designed to provide opportunities for immigrant students to engage in a variety of events that will help promote social interaction with other students, build and maintain confidence and communication skills through play and exploration based activities!

The LIT students demonstrated planning and time management skills, community and cultural awareness and teambuilding/leadership skills by acting as role-models for younger participants!

School District 60/Welcome BC partnership program is back! Each day of this program provided a full day’s worth of activities including field trips, special visitors and awesome activities.  Activity themes included participation in our Diary of a Wimpy Kid party and Super Kids: a day of super-powered fun & adventure!

An active, exciting event, FSJ Hunger Games brought the action and excitement of the popular book and movie series to life. Participants used their wits and cunning to survive as they battled their fellow “tributes” until only one remained!  This event was registered to maximum capacity in 2012, only to increase this year to a maximum of 35 participants!

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Sessions with New Admin or Admin in New Positions

SSS and HR hosted two sessions for new Administrators and Admin in New Positions in June.  The focus was on awareness of Diversity, roles & responsibility, unified & systematic approach, Communication, Meaningful Consultation, EA processes, and budget & resource allocations.  … helping to create common understanding from which to build great teams of support for our children & staff!