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MEET THE TEACHER BBQ on Wednesday, September 10th from 5 - 6:30 pm!

Important Dates

Sept. 2 - First day of School

Sept. 12 - Early Release Day

Sept. 16 - Boys Intermediate Soccer Tourney

Sept. 17 - Girls Intermedaite Soccer tourney

Sept. 23 - Grade 7/8 Immunizations

Sept. 24 - Cross Country Meet

Sept. 30 - Recognition Assembly

Oct. 1 - Cross Country Meet

Oct. 2 - Junior Soccer Tourney

 

 

 

 

WELCOME

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Welcome to the DeWitt Carter Public School Website. We hope this website will further strengthen the connection between school, home, and our community. DeWitt Carter Public School is located on Fares Street in Port Colborne. We are the only public school located on the East Side of the Welland Canal. DeWitt Carter is currently home to close to 260 students from junior kindergarten to Grade eight. For a more in depth history of DeWitt Carter Public School, please have a look at our School History Page.

BREAKING NEWS

A new school year is upon us!!!!! We would like to welcome back our past families and students and welcome our new students to the DeWitt Carter family! The teachers are very excited to get the new year going with an intensive focus on literacy and numeracy. Our new year begins Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. Please have your child ready to go as our day begins at 9:00am!!!!

We hope you have enjoyed the summer holiday and that all was well and safe! If you have time, please come in to the school and say hello! We are very pleased to welcome some new staff to our building. Mr. Brad Mayhew will be our new Vice Principal and he is has heard many great things about DWC and can't wait to be a part of the Dragon fever. We would also welcome Mrs. J. Maddalena who will be teaching in Mrs. Churchill's FDK class and Mr. K. Levere who will be assisting students with special needs. Ms. Tonnos will also be joining our team as she teaches the science curriculum to our junior and intermediate students.

Please come and join us for a BBQ / Meet the Teacher Night on Wednesday, September 10th from 5 - 6:30.

Athletics will be up and running as soon as we open so those students wanting to join soccer or cross country, get ready to sweat!!!!

DRAGON FOCUS

The staff is in the midst of attaining our school goals in literacy and numeracy. We have committed to:

LITERACY AND NUMERACY GOAL
100% of students at DeWitt Carter will develop their critical thinking skills to improve problem solving and making connections through differentiated responses, by May 31, 2014 as measured by a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment tasks.

STAFF GROWTH GOAL
Staff will commit to increase their knowledge of technology and how it is used in the classroom as we move towards teaching by how students learn in the 21st century

WE WILL:
- Co-create success criteria, rubrics and exemplars with students, and use these regularly as we provide ongoing descriptive feedback that is clear, specific and meaningful to improve student learning and achievement.

- Provide students with multiple opportunities to improve their work and provide modeling on how to identify next steps and set learning goals

- Plan instruction for students based on their learning needs and use the gradual release of responsibility model to build independence, perseverance and responsibility.

- Create an environment that promotes thinking through posing and responding to a wide variety of questions and teaching through critical thinking, inquiry and problem solving.

Finally, we will focus on having students receive ongoing, descriptive feedback based on the success criteria from the teacher and from peers and inquiry-based professional learning that builds capacity, informs instructional practice and contributes to a culture of learning.

If you have questions about what this means, ask a staff member. We need to be in this together. Have a great month!

Sincerely,
Mr. J. MacJanet, Principal
DeWitt Carter Staff


To access the Code of Conduct, click here

Questions regarding the new Code of Conduct should be directed to the office.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email me, Mr. MacJanet, at jay.macjanet@dsbn.org. I would welcome any concerns and/or questions!