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Welcome to Week 11 (Nov 13-17)

 

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable weekend.  We have a number of events going on this week.   We would like to welcome back our staff and students who ventured out to Ottawa. We are certain you had a very memorable Remembrance Day experience in our Nation’s capital!

 

 

Reminders for the week:

  • As more and more students are lining up to take tests at the test center, please help the test center colleagues in speeding the process up by
      • Writing a comment re: accommodations on the test authorization email, e.g. ESL, IEP, extended time, etc., or
      • Writing a comment on the test slip re: accommodations on the test authorization email, e.g. ESL, IEP, extended time, etc. when you sign the test slip
  • Use this week’s Day A and Day B to have conversations with some students about lack of progress or possible disengagement in your course. It is a great opportunity to create a new plan and to invite the student(s) to re-engage with you. You may also wish to start conversations with your students about Invigor8 and what exciting ideas or learning they may wish to pursue. If you wish to hold off until after Nov 17 PA day, not a problem.
  • Reporting Cycle – Please strictly adhere to the dates and instructions outlined in the Memo sent out by Kathleen on Nov 9.  Web Marks is now ready to accept marks and a reminder that all marks are due on Monday, November 20. We have a short turnaround time. Please do your part.
  • Please submit your articles and/or photos to Nicole Powell for the upcoming edition of Happenings.  This is an excellent opportunity to highlight and promote your department, club, teams, and activities. Nicole needs these ASAP (Monday, Nov 13). 
  • Lanyards – Please ensure all lanyards are collected at the end of the day and distributed during morning TA.  Your assistance in having your TAs wear their lanyards properly for the entire school day is most appreciated. If students have lost their lanyards they can buy a new one from Paulette Sousa for $2.
  • This week we celebrate Free the Children Week so please listen for some great announcements and be mindful of the some of the events taking place in the community.
  • Please focus this week on TA check out at the end of the day. Follow up with students who miss checking out. There is a legal obligation to check out properly.

 

This Week’s Schedule:

 

Monday, November 13 – Day 8 - Carryover Exam Day!!!

  • Free the Children Week begins!
  • Carry Over Exams in the Test Center - morning exam block is 9:00-11:00 am and the afternoon block is 12:00-2:00 pm
  • PPL301/401 Trip, 11:30-2:50pm, R. Kennedy
  • Kerry Lamming (Math Coach) - Remediate Math Strategy - Nika, Bullock, Torossian, Magee - 1-3pm, Office Conference Room
  • Guidance meeting, Burley out PM

 

Tuesday, November 14 – Day 9 – Civvies Day for FTC!

  • AWR3M/4M Trip to Asian Film Festival, 11-3:30pm, Arturi
  • College Math focus group, V. Nika unavailable, 1-3pm @ CEC
  • SHSM Tip to Claremont Field Centre, 8:30-4pm,  Engalla/Buck
  • PPL301/401 Trip, 10:30-2pm, Peets​
  • Sausage luncheon courtesy of Social Committee in Family Studies at lunch time

 

Wednesday, November 15 – Day A – Unit 5 Suggested Target Day

  • Steering Committee meeting at 2pm in Conference room
  • TA Committee Google form due. See email from L. Weathers.

 

Thursday, November 16 – Day B

  • SAC Dance from 7-11pm, doors open at 6:30pm
  • School Cash Online Training – Andrea/Paulette out all day

 

 Friday, November 17 – PA Day

  • DECA Regionals @ Cedarbrae C.I., 8:30-5pm, Torossian/Bullock/Patel unavailable
  • Bessie Gruppuso retirement tea – drop in CEC, 1-5pm
  • PA Day Agenda to follow

 

Sports/Clubs (Home Games Noted): 

 

Please check our Google Mary Ward Sports Calendar by clicking on “School Calendar” on the left side panel, then “Calendar of Events”, and “Mary Ward Sports”. Come on out and support our teams!  Because the list can get very long, we’ll try publicizing just the HOME games.  

 

Tuesday

  • Boys' Basketball Exhibition @Ward vs Northview, 3-4:30pm, McAlpine

 

Wednesday

  • ·       Elem​entary VB Tournament, @Ward, all day

 

 

Kudos:

  • A big thank you to Adam, Solere, Eileen and the group of students and staff volunteers for all of their hard work in ensuring the success of our Student Nutrition Program.  We would like to recognize all of the hard work and effort that goes into this wonderful program and know that all of our students will benefit greatly from this healthy initiative!
  • Congratulations and thanks go out to Len Dalton, Kirk Chau and the Tech Crew and Drama students for once again, providing an amazing Remembrance Day assembly on Friday.  The assembly always captures the very essence of this important day.  Thanks to everyone involved!
  • A special thanks to our staff in the Test Center comprised of Maria, Angela, Blanche, and Antonella for their hard work in ensuring a smooth Carryover Exam Day.  We greatly appreciate your help.


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TA Tip(s) of the week

 

Conditional Zero's catchy tunes get the students motivated to submit units at conditional zero target dates, but what else can we do to help motivate our advisees?

One way to motivate students is a unit submission challenge. You can challenge another TA or do a challenge within your own TA. For example, Ms. Weathers TA and Ms. Hayes TA will be battling it out to see who can submit the most amount of units for the month of December! The winning TA gets a prize and bragging rights.

 

 

Have a great week, everyone!