I hope that this email finds you all well! I was so proud of our students during the Student Led Conferences. I saw many smiling children and family members as our confident students led their families through their learning journey. Thank you to all who could attend to give our students their opportunity to shine! We also highly value feedback, so please let the homeroom teacher know how it went! I would love to hear your feedback as well.
We are now into one of the busiest months at XLIS with parent workshops, Open Days, Summer Fair, ECEB and P6 graduation planning and it is also our assessment period. This month, these are the assessments that will be happening:
- WIDA exams for all students whose first language is not English from P2 to P6. These exams test children’s proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing and provide valuable data for our language support team
- The third round of assessments in Writing and Mathematics that align with the Ontario Learning Outcomes
- The third round of reading benchmark assessments that give us the students’ reading levels according to the Fountas and Pinnell system
These assessments are not reported on in the report cards, rather, the data is collected and analyzed by our teachers in order to create the best possible learning plan for our students. The data allows us to identify the strengths and challenges of each student.
Summer Fair – A Day for Children Out in Nature
Here we are, with another amazing event to celebrate our wonderful XLIS community. The Summer Fair is quickly approaching, on May 20th, 2023. This is a family event, that will include performances, activities and games, and delicious food from a variety of restaurants and vendors. It is sure to be a lot of fun and a fantastic way to end the 2022-2023 school year.
This year, the event will be held off of the school grounds in the park nearby.
Location: Yizhihu Park
Start Time: 8:30 am
9:00 – 9:30 am – Summer Concert and activities begin
9:30 – 10:00 – Talent Show
10:00 – 12:30 – Food will be sold
12:30 pm – event closing
We hope to see you all there!