Spring arrives at Alexander Park

Principal of Alexander Park School, Vicci Nelson, updates what is happening at the school.

Vicci Nelson

Principal Alexander Park School

Hooray, it looks like spring has arrived at last! Finally, gone are snow pants, toques, winter boots, and thankfully all of the snow from the playground at Alexander Park. Children are eagerly going outside at recess and lunch to play soccer, games of tag, and to practice their skipping skills.

The end of April and the month of May promise to be busy ones. May 8 to May 12 is an interim reporting period. During this time your child’s teacher will be contacting you by phone, sending home a written report, or requesting a parent/teacher conference to inform you of your child’s progress. In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to a performance by the GSS bands, our Jump Rope for Heart afternoon, and the annual Bike Rodeo morning. Flower Basket pick up is also on May 10 from 2 pm until 4 p.m. in the APES gym. Parents are asked to be on the lookout for the ‘A.P.E.S. Chatter’ and individual class newsletters for the latest information and dates on what is happening around Alexander Park School.

If you have forgotten to register your child for Kindergarten next fall, it’s not too late to do so. Please come to the school and register your child as soon as possible. If there is a possibility that your child, presently in Kindergarten to Grade 2, will not be attending Alexander Park next year, please inform the office as soon as possible. We are already working on class configurations and staffing for the 2013/2014 school year and we can better meet the needs of students next year with accurate enrollment data.

Parents, remember learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom. Children learn valuable lessons through simple, fun activities at home, like baking a cake or writing a thank you note. Parents can give their child a boost by working with them at home, and that doesn’t have to mean sitting at the kitchen table doing homework. Everyday home activities can be extremely valuable learning experiences for your child. Find time each day to read, write, count, or just to have a conversation with your child. Have fun learning together!