January has blitzed by and heading into February we have lots of goings on here at Ideal. Here are some upcoming dates to note:
- Friday, January 27 – Rotation #3 start (2143)
- Monday, January 30 – Pro-D day (no classes at Ideal or Churchill)
- Week of Jan.30 – Interim Reports sent out (only for select students)
- Friday, February 10 – Ideal Mini Science Fair
- February 15-20 – Sister School Exchange program…Ideal Mini hosting Y’Ko from Yokohama, Japan
We would also like to thank our PAC and all generous donors who have supported the PAC’s Direct Ask fundraiser. Over $1800 was raised and will be put towards building up our mobile laptop computer lab for our school.
Finally, we would like to remind you to send in your updated pink verification forms to our office. For Term 2, report cards will be available online only. Parents will need to ensure that all email addresses on the form are up-to-date. More information will be available at a later time.
Please note the following timeline for our Gr.7 Interviews. Further information may be found on our “Applications” page.
January 26, 2017
Invitation for interview will be emailed to the address provided on the application forms.
PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE SCHOOL. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
January 30, 2017
Deadline to accept or decline interview invitation.
February 6 & 7, 2017
Ideal Mini School’s interview dates. Times will be scheduled through our secretary, Lu. Students will be interviewed by one of our teaching staff.
Our 10th Annual Ideal Science Fair will take place on the morning of February 10, 2017 at Ideal Mini. To accommodate this special event, our schedule will be adjusted as follows:
8:00 – 8:15 – Gr.8s, 9s & 10s arrive to set up
8:40 – Gr. 12s arrive for concession, Gr.11s for Science/Yearbook/Photography obligations
8:40 – 12:30 – Project Judging, project viewing (parents, elementary guests, Churchill guests etc)
12:30 – Finalists announced in Mike’s Room, Gr.8-10 students dismissed from classes (except for finalists)
1:00 – 3:00 – Finalist Judging Session with Aaron & Ernie
1:00 – 1:38 – regular classes for Gr.11 & 12 (block 1-4)
1:45 – 3:03 – regular classes for Gr.11 & 12 (block 1-3)
**Please keep in mind that students with Churchill classes this day will be expected to attend their regular classes.
Parents and guests are welcome to come view projects and see the hard work of our junior science classes.
Just a reminder of our upcoming Evaluation Week from Mon, Jan 23 to Thurs, Jan 26, 2017. The schedule and rotation will be as follows:
Mon, Jan 23 – Blocks 1-3 (AM), 1-4 (PM)
Tues, Jan 24 – Blocks 2-3 (AM), 2-4 (PM)
Wed, Jan 25 – Blocks 1-1 (AM), 1-2 (PM)
Thurs, Jan 26 – Blocks 2-1 (AM), 2-2 (PM)
A reminder that our Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 (2:00-4pm; 6:00-8pm). Students will be dismissed after 3rd block at 1:38pm. If you would like to sign up to meet your child’s teacher, please visit https://parentinterviews.com/idealminischool to schedule appointment(s). Instructions have been included with your child’s Term 1 Report card. Please note that we will NOT be able to accommodate drop-in appointments, particularly for teachers who have a full schedule.
Though all parents/guardians may have the opportunity to conference with their children’s teachers, we strongly encourage parents of students who are having academic and/or behavioural concerns to sign up first.