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Reviewing outstanding school fees

The school fee information visible on the PowerSchool app may not accurately reflect your family’s outstanding fees. Please log in to the desktop version of the PowerSchool Parent Portal and click the Student Fees tab at the top of the left-hand navigation menu to view the correct amount owing.

2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report

The results are now available for the 2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 20 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2015-2018 Three-Year Education Plan:

  • Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
  • Priority 2: Enhance high-quality learning and working environments
  • Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships, and communication

The overall Division results represent 2,918 responses from parents and guardians across EIPS. This was an increase in responses from 2,678 in the previous year.

The survey results for Lamont Elementary have helped us identify the following areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

Areas of strength:

  • My child is encouraged at school to do his or her best
  • My child is demonstrating growth in literacy and numeracy
  • Satisfaction with the quality of teaching

Opportunities for growth:

  • Availablity of resources to support your child's learning
  • Discipline is handled in a fair and reasonable manner
  • Satisfaction with the leadership in your child's school

The feedback gathered will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2015-2018 Three-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward. 

Parent Survey Results: Division 
Parent Survey Results: Lamont Elementary, Parent Survey Results:

 

Kindergarten Registration!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2018? If so, it’s time to register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration opens for the 2018-19 school year on Jan. 15, 2018. To register, simply complete the online registration form at www.eips.ca/kindergarten.

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more. Find it by visiting http://www.eips.ca/programs-services/kindergarten

Makerspaces At Lamont Elementary

Makerspace at Lamont

At Lamont Elementary, we are in the process of designing a Makerspace area, where students can invent, create and experience hands-on learning.

What is a Makerspace?

A Makerspace allows for authentic innovation and invention, it embraces new ideas and challenges, and it allows for students to pursue their passions and explore open-ended tasks. Makerspace allows for educators to personalize learning, work as a guide with students of all abilities and dig deep into projects that combine many subject area disciplines at once. “Making means learning through trial and error, through practical application, and through hands-on experience in a social environment,” according to the Makerspace Resources Task Force of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

A Makerspace can include high-tech and low-tech options for kids to use. At Lamont, we will be trialing several high tech options this year (including animation, robotics and coding) as well as lower-tech options like building kits, Lego, rock explorations and Tinker Toys. For more information about Makerspaces check out the following links Parenting Today  or What are the benefits?.

  

Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

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