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Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Is your child a candidate for Pre-Kindergarten? We would love to welcome them to Marion McVeety School!

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Regina Public Schools welcomes Pre-Kindergarten students who are three and four years old.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education's Prekindergarten Program is a developmentally-appropriate early childhood education program for three and four year old children.  Space is limited and children who would benefit most from enhanced programming are prioritized for enrolment. Information about Pre-Kindergarten in Regina Public Schools can be found here.

The half-day program has a qualified teacher who provides play-based programming for 16 children for 10 months of the year.  Programming focuses on holistic child development: social-emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development.

Click here to download the Pre-Kindergarten application form.

Please note, if you are new to Canada, or not a Canadian Citizen, please contact the Regina Newcomer Centre before registering any new student.

March 20 - 24, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  I am feeling optimistic that spring has actually sprung in Regina!

Assignments

Reading: We are just finishing up our novel studies.

Writing: Students are working on a trait assessment assignment in writing.

Math

Grade 7: Students continue to learn strategies for solving equations in math.

Grade 8: We are working on surface area and volume of a cylinder.  Then students will be doing assessment #2 and the unit review.  The test will be next week.

Heritage Fair: The heritage fair is on Friday March 31.  All students should have their presentations boards at the school t work on them.

Activities

Grade 8 Farewell Photos: Photos will be on Thurs. March 23 in the morning.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

 

March 13 - 17, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  Sorry to be late on my blog entry this week.  I was away yesterday.

Assignments

Reading: The No Time to Say Goodbye reading group has a novel study test tomorrow.  The other groups are just finishing up and will have their test soon.

Writing: We have finished up our most recent trait unit.  Students have an assessment assignment for the unit.

Math

Grade 7: Students have just finished the assessment #1 and mid-unit review for equations. 

Grade 8: Students are working on surface area and volume of a cylinder.  We will be working on assessment #2 and the unit review next week.

Heritage Fair: The school heritage fair is set for Friday March 31.  Students will be given time almost every day to work on their projects.  Students should be finishing their writing portion this week and be ready to make their presentation boards next week.  Presentation boards can be purchased at Walmart for $5.97 or at Staples for $10 - $14.  They can also be purchased from me for $6.

Activities

Tartans 'n Training: The grade 8 students went to Campbell for a spend-a-day this morning.

Campbell Open House: The open house for parents/students is tomorrow at 7:00.

PD and Convention: There will be no school for students this Thursday and Friday due to teacher professional development and convention respectively.

Farewell: Farewell has been moved to Monday June 26 at 6:30 to accommodate several students that could not attend on the original date.  The parent meeting is still on March 30 at 6:30.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

March 6 - 10, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  I enjoyed meeting with parents at conferences last week.

Assignments

Reading: Students reading Fatty Legs and My Name is Seepeetza are almost at the end of their novel and will have a test soon (probably next week).

Writing: All students should have handed in their Ideas writing.  We continue to work on traits.

Math

Grade 7: Students continue to work on equations in math. They are exploring different methods of balancing equations.

Grade 8: We are working on assessment #1 and the mid-unit review.  Students have learned how to identify and describe nets and how to find the surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms.

Science: We have completed Big Idea 2.0: salt and fresh water have different properties.  We will start exploring Big Idea 3.0: Bodies of fresh and salt water are created by geological processes.

Activities

Book Fair: Our book fair wrapped up today and we raised almost $2000 for the school library to purchase resources.  Thank you so much for your support.

Tartans 'n Training: Grade 8 permission forms were sent home last week.  Please return them to the school as soon as possible.  The day takes place on Tues. March 14.

Campbell Open House: The Open House is on Wed. March 15 at 7:00 for parents and prospective grade 8 students.

Read-A-Thon: Our fundraiser wraps up this Thursday with a prize assembly.

February 27 - March 3, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  I hope that all students had a restful break.

Assignments

Language Arts

Reading: Students are almost at the end of their novel studies.  They will have a test within the next few weeks.  They will be allowed to use their novel for their test, but not their notes.  We continue to work on main idea as well.

Writing: Students should have completed and handed in their 'Ideas Writing'.  Please check with your child to make sure this has been done.

Math

Grade 7: Students have just started unit 6: equations.

Grade 8: Students have just started unit 4: measuring prisms and cylinders.

Science: We continue to work on Big Idea 2.0: exploring properties of fresh and salt water.

Activities

Book Fair: It's book fair time!  The book fair will run from Tuesday February 28 - Thursday March 9.  Students will be given time to browse tomorrow.  Our buying time is on Thursday.  It will also be open all day on Friday during conferences.  Our goal is to rais $1600 so that our school gets to buy $800 worth of books.  Please come out and check out the great selection of reasonably priced books!

Read-A-Thon Fundraiser: We kicked off our fundraiser the week before the break.  Students are encouraged to bring in money daily to be entered to win great prizes!  Check out the Marion McVeety twitter feed to see the awesome video advertising reading.  You can also click here to check it out.

Campbell Drama: Mrs. Lelliott's drama presentation will be on Wednesday March 1 at 7:00.  The students have worked very hard on this drama.  Come on out and see it.

Conferences: Conferences will take place on Friday March 3 all day.  There is no school for students outside of conference times.

Blog Tidbit:  What is our book fair goal?

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

February 13 - 17, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School!

Assignments

Language Arts

Reading: We continue to work on main idea and our novel studies.

Writing: Students continue to work on traits and an Ideas piece of writing.

Math

Grade 7: Students are working on the unit review for patterns and relations.  It is due Tuesday.  There will be a unit test on Thursday. 

Grade 8: Students are working on assessment #2 and the unit review.  It will be due on Wednesday.  The unit test for percent, ratio, and rate will be this Friday.

Science: We are exploring the zones of oceans and lakes.

Activities

Bake Sale: The grade 7/8 classes will be holding a bake sale on Tuesday to pay for the bus for the ski trip.  Items will be available for under a dollar.

Read-A-Thon Fundraiser: The kick-off assembly for our fundraiser will be this Thursday at 9:00.  Students will be encouraged to get pledges over the February break.

POWER Award Assembly: The award assembly will be this Thursday at 2:30.

Conference Invites will be sent home on Thursday.  Conferences are on March 3.  Please let me know right away if there's a time that doesn't work for you.

February Break: Just a reminder that there is no school from Feb. 20 - Feb. 24.

Blog Tidbit:  What is our fundraiser theme?

Have a great week and a great break!

Mrs. Schafer.

 

February 6 - 10, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.

Assignments

Language Arts

Reading: We continue to work on our novel studies.  As well, group C in Daily 3 has a poetry assessment tomorrow.  They will be comparing two songs, Son of the Sun by Willie Dunn and One Tin Soldier by Buffie Sainte Marie.  Students have had two session to do research on the political climate at the time of these songs; they had a lively discussion about what counter-culture means.  They will have access to the poems as well as their jot notes for this assessment.  The other groups continue to work on identifying the main idea in a text.

Writing: Students continue to work on their Ideas writing piece.

Math:

Grade 7: Students have almost completed the unit on patterns and relations.  They will be working on assessment #2 and the unit review this week.  The test will probably be next week sometime.

Grade 8: Students have almost completed the unit on percent, ratio, and rate.  They will be working on assessment #2 and the unit review this week.  The test will probably be next week sometime.

Science: Students are exploring the properties of salt water.

Activities

PD Day - There is no school this Friday due to teacher PD day.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

January 30 - February 3, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  I can't believe that we are in to February already.

Assignments

Language Arts

Reading: Students continue to work on their novel studies.  We are also working on main idea during our daily 3 time.

Writing: Students will be writing a piece based on ideas generated during free write time.

Math

Grade 7: Students are working on equations in math right now.

Grade 8: Students have all completed assessment #1 and the mid-unit review.  We have moved on to exploring ratios.  We have completed ratios and equivalent ratios.  We will be comparing ratios next.

Science: Students completed an experiment that compares the properties of salt and fresh water.  The number one thing they learned was the importance of properly following the procedure when conducting an experiement.

French: Students are presenting their projects describing a trip that they went on.  The unit test will be next week.

Activities

Progress Reports will be sent home on Wednesday February 1.  Conferences will take place on Friday March 3.

Ski Trip: Our ski trip is set for this Thursday.  Please remember that we are leaving at 8:45 and will return around 6:00 on that day.

Blog Tidbit: What time are we leaving on Thursday?

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

January 23 - 27, 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  Sorry to be late with my blog entry this week.

Assignments

Language Arts

Reading: Students continue to work on their novel studies.  We are also focusing on main idea in reading.

Writing: Students continue to work on writing stamina while generating ideas.  They will be uisng their writing ideas for their next writing assignment.

Math

Grade 7: Students have just completed assessment #1 and the mid-unit review for patterns and relations.  They will now be working on the second half of the unit.

Grade 8: Students have also completed assessment #1 and the mid-unit review on fractions, decimals, and percents.  The second half of the unit will be on ratios and rate.

Science: Students have completed Big Idea 1: water exists in all 3 states on the earth's surface.  They are doing presentations on the pros and cons of putting a feedlot over a water resevoir.

Activities

PD Day - Please remember that this Friday is a Professional Development day for teachers.  There is no school for students.

Progress Reports will be sent home on Wednesday Feb. 1.

Mission Ridge - Our trip to Mission Ridge is next Thursday Feb. 2.  Please have permission forms returned ASAP.

Blog Tidbit: When are progress reports sent home?

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

January 16 - 20 , 2017

Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School.  It would appear that the deep-freeze has lifted just in time for our Winter Survival field trip!

Assignments

Language Arts

Reading: Students continue to read and repsond to chapters in their novel studies.  We do daily small-group discussions talking about the chapters, significant events, and making connections.

Writing: In writing, students are working on building stamina during free-write times.  These sessions are meant to help students generate ideas.  Ideally, the class should be able to free write uninteruppted and focused for 15 minutes.  The class is presently able to do this for around 9 minutes.  We continue to work on this with the use of a timer.

Math

Grade 7: Students are working on patterns and relations.  They have learned multiplication tricks and are looking at input and output tables with linear equations.

Grade 8: Students have completed up to lesson 5.3: Solving Percent Problems.  We will be working on lesson 5.4: Sales Tax and Discount tomorrow.  This will be followed by assessment #1 and the mid-unit review.

Science: We are exploring the big idea that water is found in all three states on the earth.  We have drawn diagrams of the water cycle and the water table.

Heritage Fair:  Students have been put in their groups and have chosen a topic for their heritage fair project.  Next day, they will be organizing timelines around their topic.  Ask your child who he/she is working with and what their topic is for this project.

Activities

Winter Survival: Our field trip is tomorrow.  Students will be given a few minutes at the end of today to finalize plans and make sure they know what they need to bring.

Ski Trip: Our ski trip is set for Thursday February 2.  Please return permission forms and money to the school as soon as possible.

Blog Tidbit: When are ski trip permission forms due?

Have a great week!

Mrs. Schafer.

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