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First Week

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First Week
by Mrs. S. Zryd - Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 2:33 PM

First Week Clan Group Start up- Welcome Back!

Background: The Purpose of the Program

The Clan Group start up plan was developed last year. This is our first year trying it so please hang in there with us. Thank you to Mr. Orr for all his work to get us organized.

We are doing this to:

a) Introduce all of our students to our Code of Conduct (R & R) in the first week. As well as to provide leadership opportunities for our older students.

b) Help our students all feel welcome to the school. This is done by keeping older and younger students together for the first week.

c) Minimize disruptions caused by changes in our student population over the summer. We have a number of new students arriving this September, and may need to request a new teacher. If we put children into regular classes for the first week then receive a new teacher. Most students would have to move classrooms. This always has the potential to upset students, and it can make for a bad start.

d) Help students develop friendships across our school.

e) Introduce our students to all of our staff and parent supervisors in the first week.

f) Build a strong community spirit into our school.