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Important Dates

EQAO - May 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31

May 31 - Grade 7 vaccinations

June 4 - NEIM presentation

June 7 - Intermediate Rugby

June 7 - FUN FAIR 4:30 to 7:00

June 8 - PA Day

June 13 - DSBN final track meet

June 14 - Kindergarten Trip

June 14 - Grade 7/8 to SHAW

June 22 - Humberstone Raceway presentation - distracted driving

June 25 - Grade 8 Graduation - 6:00 pm

June 26 - Primary trip

June 27 - Kindergarten to Grade 7 awards assembly

June 28 - Water Day

June 29 - PA Day - no classes - SUMMER begins!

Inquiries?

  • If you require general transportation information please go to www.nsts.ca   or call Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290. 

  • For other DSBN information please visit www.dsbn.org or call 905-641-1550 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

  • For Dreambox Math click here Dreambox

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 230 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.

Kindergarten Registration at DeWitt Carter

Is your child starting Kindergarten in September of 2018? If so, please give us a call at the school so we can register them to start. We would love to give you and your child a tour and answer any questions that you may have. We also have a goodie bag that your child can take home with them. It is a great opportunity to meet the Kindergarten teaching team and see our school.

Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization record with you to complete the registration. If you have any questions, please call us at the school. If one of your friends or neighbours has a Kindergarten aged child, please pass this information on to them so they can register.

Day Care Needs In Our Area

The Niagara Region and the District School Board of Niagara work together to determine before and after school child care needs in all of our communities in Niagara. In order to determine the need in a school, it is imperative that parents register on the Niagara Region's Child Care Registry, OneHSH portal at https://niagara.onehsn.com . This only takes a few minutes to complete. For schools like ours, that do not have a before and after child care program, this is the avenue that will be used to determine our needs and begin the process. If you currently use another child care service, it is imperative that you visit the website to register or update your child care needs. We are asking that you visit this site before April 8th and if you have any questions, please contact Jackie Galloway at 905-980-6000 Ext. 3817.

 

DeWitt Carter Student News

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! A few of our enterprising students have created a newspaper for DeWitt Carter. We have paper copies in each classroom and we have attached a link to it here. Enjoy!

Dragon Den - May Edition

 

Instrumental Music for DSBN Students

The Niagara Elementary Instrumental Music (NEIM) program offers a unique opportunity for students in grades 3 to 8 to choose from a variety of musical instruments and learn how to play them.  Amongst the choices are different strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.  The student orchestra will be around to visit our school and an information and registration form will be given to the students. Look for it, coming home shortly.  Additionally, we have attached a link to the NEIM website where there is more complete information about the kinds of instruments available, the costs and the operating of the lessons and rehearsals.  There is also complete contact information available on the website, if you have any further questions.  Don’t miss out on this distinctive and rewarding opportunity!

Check us out at www.neimusic.com

 

 


DRAGON FOCUS

We are always working at improving our instructioanl and intervention strategies in literacy and numeracy. We are committed to:

LITERACY

We have made great gains in literacy but will strive to maintain them by committing to a comprehensive literacy block that focuses on using assessment data to work with students in small groups in reading and writing.

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics will be our narrow focus this year. Staff have committed to deepening their understanding of more intentional mathematics planning and using better questions. This is a strategy that helps our students access their learning of the curriculum more effectively. This learning will unfold over all strands of mathematics.

 

Helping your Child with Problem Solving

GROWTH MINDSET

What does a Growth Mindset School look like? 

(Taken from http://www.mindsetworks.com/webnav/whatismindset.aspx)

Administrators support teachers’ learning. They are responsive to honest feedback, rather than defensive. They seek to build their skills, and are willing to learn from their teachers.

Teachers collaborate with their colleagues and instructional leaders, rather than shut their classroom doors and fly solo. They strive to strengthen their own practice, rather than blame others. They truly believe that all students can learn and succeed—and show it.

Parents support their children’s learning both inside and outside the classroom. They partner with teachers, and respond to outreach. They worry less about advocating for their children to get good grades and focus on making sure kids are being challenged and put in the effort needed to grow.

Students are enthusiastic, hard-working, persistent learners. They take charge over their own success.

For more information, Please read the following article:

Growth Mindset Article

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. T. Acaster, 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.