Every Day Counts!

Facts about Attendance and Reading:

 

  • Early absenteeism, in preschool and Kindergarten, has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and to master reading. Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • A child who reads twenty minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year. Source: Scholastic
  • Attending school regularly is consistently and significantly associated with higher rates of childhood literacy. Source: The Brookings Institution
  • Students can show strong gains in literacy if their attendance improves. Source: Attendance Works

Please take a moment to view videos featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

Click to view the full poster:    Every Day Counts

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Family Math Contest

Click "Read More" for the details...Deadline is December 6... Good luck Ford Families!
 

FAMILY MATH PROBLEM CONTEST #1

Work together as a family to solve these math problems at home on a piece of paper.  Send the correct solution back to school with your child by December 6th for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Chapters! Make sure that you include your full name, grade and the correct answer!  Happy Solving!

K- Grade 2 Problem:

Steve trades spiders and bugs for other creepy things like snakes.  He finds lots of spiders in the attic of this house.  Janie finds snakes in her garden.  She gives Steve 2 snakes for 7 of his spiders.  Steve traded 35 spiders and bugs for snakes this month.  How many snakes did he get from Janie? 

Grade 3-5 Problem

Marty is ten years old.  His grandfather is seven times his age.  Marty’s mother is half the age  of his grandfather.

A)  How old is Marty’s mother?

B)  How many decades old is Marty’s grandfather?

 

Grade 6-8 Problem

For 4 weeks, William volunteered as a helper for swimming classes. The first week, he volunteered for 8 hours. He volunteered for 12 hours in the second week, and another 12 hours in the third week. The fourth week, he volunteered for 9 hours. For how many hours did he volunteer per week, on average?

 


 

Dropping Off Your Child

 
 

Please drop your child off in a safe and appropriate spot. Follow the signs on Rink Avenue and pull over in these areas only.

The entrance to the parking lot needs to be clear for staff and for RPS delivery vehicles.

Please do not use the staff parking lot to drop off your children. This is not safe. Small children cannot be seen by other drivers. Staff have often seen potentially dangerous situations.

Absences Add Up!

Did you know?
-Being on time for school sets your child up for a great day of learning.
-Even in Kindergarten, absences can cause children to fall behind in their learning.
-Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it difficult to learn to read – a critical future skill.

Please take a moment to view this video featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

Click to view the full poster:  Absences Add Up

#dontmissaday