Tuesday, December 17th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30 PM
Last Day of School will be Thursday, December 19th!
December 2 - Rocks and Rings
December 4 - Pizza Day
December 5 - Dental Screening
December 11 - Sub Day
December 13 - Festive Friday
December 14 - Breakfast with Santa
December 17 - Holiday Performance at 2:00 PM
December 18 - Holiday Performance at 6:30 PM
December 19 - Spirit Day: Sports Theme
- Recognition Assembly
December 20 - PA Day
December 21 - December January 5 : Winter Break
First Day back at school - Monday, January 6th
FEEL THE DEWITT CARTER DRAGON FIRE!
Greetings Dragon Families!
It is hard to believe that 2013 is almost over. We have been working hard at attaining our goals of providing a safe environment where all students and staff work towards reaching our highest potential. Staff are continuously looking at effective, research-based strategies that will aid in the devlopment of our students. We have monthly community nights that bring us all together so that our "team" can work side by side in bringing trust and familiarity to all. We would love to see your faces as much as possible and have many opportunities for volunteers. PLease just ask! Have a safe and relaxing holiday and we will see you on January 6th, 2014!
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 30, 2012 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.
- 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
Mrs. L. Lehne, Vice-Principal
DeWitt Carter Staff
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.
NEW CODE OF CONDUCT
School boards in Ontario are under an obligation to adopt and revise policies in accordance with the Ontario Safe Schools Act, DSBN regulations and the provincial Code of Conduct periodically. The intent of the Code of Conduct is to establish guidelines that promote "responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment."
Over the past few months, students, parents, community and staff representatives have been working on revising our school Code of Conduct. "All students, parents, teachers and staff have the right to be safe, and feel safe, in their school community. With this right comes the responsibility to be law-abiding citizens and to be accountable for actions that put at risk the safety of others or oneself."
During the months of February and March, the staff will be discussing the new Code of Conduct with students. Schools are most effective when a partnership exists between home and school. We ask that you access the school website to read the Code of Conduct and discuss it with your child(ren) as well.
To access the Code of Conduct------ CLICK ON THIS LINK:
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
email@example.com. I would welcome any concerns and/or questions!