Welcome back to school everyone. Our new library system (Destiny) is nowcompletely operational at last! That means the librarians have been very hard atwork over the summer break cataloguing hundreds of new books which we purchasedlast year, but weren't able to process during the conversion to Destiny. So come inand check our first new books display this year. After everyone has had a chance topreview the new books display, we have several hundred new levelled readers whichwe will release. These books have high interest levels, but very easy text forbeginning readers. They are ideal for KG, grade 1 and grade 2 children to practicetheir reading skills each day. Older students should look for the many new chapterbooks we have added to our collection. Have a great new school year everyone. MrRick
Mr. Brian’s first unit in PE has had fitness as its overriding theme. Fitness balls and exercisestations have been used to improve fitness levels. Also, students have enjoyed the loworganization games that Mr. Brian has introduced. Next up is swimming. Expect a swimschedule in the next week or so.
It is great being back at school and visiting the students during my classroom guidance lessons. Itis evident that all students are enthusiastic about their learning here at RIS. This year I willcontinue to implement my classroom guidance lessons using
as my primarycurriculum. My yearly plan is derived from the
American School Counselor Association’s
National Model. Each month will address a different topic.August – Who Am I?September – Successful Study SkillsOctober – Empathy and Communication Skills November – Bully Prevention MonthDecember – Problem Solving skills in a social contextJanuary – Emotions Management (coping skills)February – Diversity