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May 22 - School Fun Fair

4:30pm - 7:00 pm

Important Dates

May 13 - Track and Field Meet at Port High

May 14 - Track rain date

May 20 - Pride Field track date

May 26 - June 5 - EQAO Testing of grades 3 and 6 students

May 30 - recognition assembly starting at 2:00 pm

June 9 - DSBN Track and Field Day

June 23 - Grade 8 Graduation and SK Graduation

June 25 - Report Cards

June 27 - Last day of School





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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.


Wow......May already! We have a lot of activities and events happening at DWC as the school year winds up! Parents, we are still in need of donations for our Fun Fair which will be held on Thursday, may 22nd from 4:30 - 7pm. Anything will help in making it a great night for our families. Baking, Cakes, Baskets, Penny draw etc. will all be graciously accepted. Our School Council, from funds generated through our fund raisers, purchased new school uniforms and a water filtration unit that will allow our students to have fresh water daily! We thank these special people for all of their hard work!

Also, EQAO testing will begin at the end of the month and carry into the beginning of June. Those parents in Grades 3 and 6 will be able to see all of the hard work our students and teachers have accomplished in trying to prepare for the future!


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

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 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!

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!