Thanks to Chairperson Michelle, the rest of Council, and Principal Collier for letting me join the Council meeting. I appreciated learning more about reading assessment and the tools the staff are using to evaluate phonics and fluency.  Early identification assists staff intervention to provide support for students to master the required skills.

I also appreciate the feedback regarding the possible use of SchoolZone as a communication tool between trustees / Board and parents.  As with other school councils, I heard widespread support with some cautions:

– not all parents use SchoolZone regularly, so cross reference to newsletter

-don’t bombard parents with email alerts – keep communications few and pertinent!

– consider a schedule except for emerging issues