Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta BC V4K 3N5
1 604-946-2611

 

 

General Info and Class Expectations 

            In Grade Four, students will be guided, supported, and encouraged to become more independent and responsible for their own learning.  Each child will work towards individualized goals that they will set for themselves with the help of their teachers and parents, and receive support as needed to grow and acheive their goals.  Students will be expected to conduct themselves as respectful, responsible members of our school and classroom learning community, with each member of the class striving to be the 'best versions of ourselves'. 

Curriculum Overview/Year at a Glance - click here!   Please note this curriculum plan is highly subject to revision this year, given the current pandemic situation. Emphasis will be placed most heavily on Math, Literacy, Christian Education, and Core Competencies.  Science, Social Studies, Career Education, Arts, etc. will be thematically integrated.

Lunches/Snacks/Birthdays

  • Products that contain nuts or nut oils/butters should be avoided.
  • Students will be expected to thoroughly rinse any recyclable or reusable containers and put them back into their lunchkit to take HOME. They will also take home any wrappers or other garbage that comes from their lunch kits. 
  • No food sharing will be allowed. The only exception to this will be for birthdays, but there are strict school rules about what can be brought and how it will be distrubuted. Please contact Miss Winning a minimum of 2 school days prior to make arrangements if your child wishes to bring a birthday treat.

Homework & Class WebsiteClick here for information about how students are expected to use the school website and/or planners to keep track of class news, info, reminders, and homework. 

For LATEST Reminders, News, and Homework -  Click here.

Assessment -  Click here to see information including rubrics that will be used by students and their teacher, and info about 'grades'.

Attendance  - Attendance is, of course, very important but also very dependent on wellness, with even more extra precautions being taken during the current pandemic.  It is important that students who do come to school arrive on time for school and that medical appointments, etc. are reserved as much as possible for times that are outside of school hours. Of course, there are times when this cannot be avoided, and in these cases please let me know as far in advance as possible and I will see what arrangements can be made to support the student.   Arrangements for any kind of catch-up work or digital continuation of learning will be made on a case-by-case basis. This will depend on the needs of the student and family, what kinds of learning and school activities are happening at that time of year, and other factors.

P.E. classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays and taught by Ms. Boyce (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

French classes will be on Mondays and Thursdays and taught by Mme. Wiechers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Computers ("ADST") classes will be on Wednesdays and taught by Mr. Larratt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • The schedule for the above classes is subject to occassional change, with or without notice - homework will never be a "surprise" though.
  • Students should wear runners to school EVERY day.
  • PE strip is not needed in the current school term.
  • Students concerned about sweat may want to bring an extra school shirt, etc. on gym days.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM - We will also be using Google Classroom for some class announcements and assignment instructions. We will guide the students through learning how to use their (secure) school gmail accounts to access and effectively use google drive, google docs, and google classrooms.

Students will complete many (but definitely not all) assignments online, and receive marks and feedback that way, too. They can also use the Google Classroom platform to ask  their teacher questions about specific assignments and respond to teacher feedback, as well as revise work and resubmit it.   Our Google Classroom will also have links to helpful website for research, as well as videos, graphic organizers, and rubrics that students can use. 

I encourage parents to keep a copy of their child’s username and password (same as for school email account) so that you can also access their work and google classroom, where you will find detailed copies of the instructions for many assignments, as well as feedback that I may have given students.  (It’s always a good idea anyway for parents to have their child’s password for any online accounts they use!)

NOTE: Most Google Classroom assignments will be done in class, but you can check the student's progress from home. When you do so, you will be logging in AS the student.  If you are giving support or suggestions to your child (for example with grammar revisions to writing assignments), please do so in a way that still allows the student to be the one DOING the work and writing any comments or questions. If you would like to personally communicate with me about an assignment, please do so through email, by phone, or in person. THANK YOU in advance for your support and cooperation with this!

Textbooks

            Although we will be using a wide variety of learning resources and materials in addition to textbooks (in keeping with the philosophy of the new curriculum), each student may still have a personally assigned textbook for a few topics.  These are expensive resources which must be treated with care.  The students are only to take the books home when they have homework or studying to do (rare), and they MUST be returned EVERY day (if taken home at all) so that they can be used when needed at school.  Students may ONLY use the book with the number that is assigned to them for each subject, and will be held responsible for any lost or damaged books at the end of the year.  Please help us by talking with your child about stewardship of ALL borrowed materials.

 

         


Sacred Heart Elementary is a Catholic Independent school serving the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen in South Delta, BC.  With a beautiful campus, dedicated staff and a wide range of extracurricular activities, students in K-7 receive a well rounded education within a loving Christian environment.

Contact Us

Address
Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive Delta, BC, V4K 3N5
Phone
1 604-946-2611
Mail
office@shsdelta.org

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