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What's New

COMMUNITY SKATE - Wednesday, March 19th from 5 - 6 pm at the Vale Centre!!!! Free to all DeWitt Carter Families!

Important Dates

March 31 - Recognition Assembly

April 4 - Carousel Players for grades K - 3 at 2 pm

April 11 - Grade 8 Grad Picture Day

April 16 - Community Night for Education Week from 5:30 - 7:00

April 17 - Easter Dance for grades 4-8 at 1:40

April 18 - 21 - Easter Holiday

April 30 - Recognition Assembly

 

 

 

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

The School Council and DeWitt Carter Staff will be hosting a Community night this Wednesday, April 16th from 5:30-7 pm at the school. It will be a chance to see all of the new learnings of our staff and the new strategies we try and teach your child in regards to numeracy, literacy, and Growth mindset (see article by Carol Dweck) Come and enjoy....it will be informative and fun!

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
Mrs. L. Lehne, Vice-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!