by Lucia Sullivan on 8/30/17
We had a fantastic first day of school. Thank you so much to the CATSS board for putting on such a lovely welcome coffee! I was able to capture a brief video of the K12 parents saying goodbye; I posted it on the Canyon facebook page if you would like to see it. The Kindergarteners and new students settled into the routines quickly and integrated well.
Each classroom has been busily establishing routines and supporting the children to re-acclimate to being together. It is a treat to get to hear them tell each other what has been happening since we were all together last. The children all did boundary walks to learn (or remember) the guidelines for safe movement around campus. Ask your student what they remember about the boundaries and safety expectations.
The children got to meet their new buddies in the assembly at the end of the day. We will be making sure to set aside time for 345 students and 678 students to do morning walks with their K12 buddies consistently this year.
The staff has been busy over the summer preparing for the year. We had a staff training from Soul Shoppe so that all the adults in the Canyon community would have a common understanding of social emotional learning and use consistent language with the students. Randy, from Soul Shoppe, will be back Tuesday, September 5th for the first of three student workshop days. You will find information about this up-coming workshop in your mailboxes. Our Soul Shoppe parent education night is scheduled to be Thursday, November 9th from 6:30-8. Don’t miss it!
Friday is supposed to be a very hot day. We plan to do water-based buddy activities in and around the creek on Friday afternoon. Feel free to send kids in bathing suits or clothes that are fine to get wet. We are also requesting cool refreshing snacks and additional treats (COLD fruit, healthy popsicles, etc).
We can always use help with lunch and recess. If you’d ever like to volunteer to help with lunch/recess duty, you can earn a free lunch:) Contact Ramona if you’re able to help out.
Please check backpacks for welcome letters or additional information from teachers.
Can’t wait to see you all again tomorrow!