May 1, 2018
“It’s possible! Anything’s possible!” – Jojo and the Cat in the Hat
Well we certainly saw last week the incredible talent of our students. Months of hard work and dedication were well worth it, as all who had the opportunity to see Seussical would agree. What an amazing show! We are so grateful to our co-directors Mr. Davison and Mrs. Jenkins, and to everyone who helped out with the production – students, staff, parents, families and community members. We are so lucky to have so many people dedicated to the arts education of our students, and appreciate it tremendously. Great job everyone!
Life at Rideau doesn’t seem to want to slow down for May. We switch gears from arts to athletics, with our basketball and road race seasons ending this week and track & field starting up. Our school track meet is May 14 at Caraco Field for all students in grades 3-6. If you are able and interested in volunteering, or know someone who is (maybe a teenage sibling looking for volunteer hours?!), please contact the school.
We also have our annual EQAO assessments for students in grades 3 and 6 at the end of the month. Students are busy now preparing to show what they have learned all year. These assessments are not used for students’ marks; we use them as a school and at a Board level to track our progress and identify improvement goals.