Hello Runkle School Community,

This week at Runkle was another busy week of learning! I wish I could share all that goes on in each of the grades; but as our teachers share classroom learning through their own newsletters, I would just like to share a couple of activities I  saw this week.

18-12_2Cardboard Challenge: The Enrichment Challenge Support teacher, Debbie Mercer, partnered with some of the Grade 2 and 5 classrooms and encouraged the students to use their imagination to build ‘something’ using recycled material.

Math Centers: Students in Grade 2 are working on Number and Operations in Base Ten; understanding place value. Students learn to read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names and expanded form. The Centers  allow students to engage in the work in multiple forms while applying the concept learned.18-12_1

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday our school will close early and students will be dismissed at noon on Wed, Nov 22nd. School will also be closed Thur, Nov 23rd and Fri, Nov 24th, resuming on Mon, Nov 27th.

Please can you take a minute to check LOST and FOUND bins scattered around Runkle. There are 3 bins in total. One is located on the cafeteria level by the stairs, another is outside the Grade 4/5 corridor and the third bin is outside the art room/Grade 7-8 corridor. Please help us reduce the pile before winter is in full swing. Eventually all unclaimed items will be donated to a charity.

Finally, if you are interested in attending a workshop on how math is taught in elementary schools, here is a useful notification:


Sun, Dec 17th, 2-4pm, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. The Center for Mathematics Achievement (http://lesley NULL.edu/professional-development-and-continuing-education/center-for-mathematics-achievement) is pleased to announce the second workshop for parents and guardians of elementary students. Join Dr. Hilary Kreisberg, Director and Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics, where you will learn more about how math is taught in schools today, why math education has changed, and how to help your child at home. Topics will cover ten frames, number lines, area models and more. The workshop costs $20 in advance and $25 at the door for those not pre-registered. We will need a minimum of 10 pre-registered and paid seats in order to run the workshop. Open to all. Those interested in attending can register in advance for payment information and directions here (https://docs NULL.google NULL.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqN_wDNxMX_wzVB6o1XNNFisf0I-Mg4Nq3ZJg_FDE4imMCNg/viewform).

Your Principal
Genteen Jean-Michel


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