We are continuing to plan for the next school year. We hope to have our staffing and class structure finalized soon. Therefore, the staff at Father Leonard Van Tighem will be working hard to develop class lists for next year to create rich educational environments for all the students. A lot of thought goes into making homeroom classes to ensure a balanced classroom. As a team, we will discuss the following:
- Student needs
- Educational Assistant supports
- The male/female ratio
- Academic balance
- Behaviour needs
- Number of students in classes
- Student relationships with other students
- New students joining FLVT
Parent requests make it difficult to keep classes balanced; therefore, we are not accepting parent requests. Please do not contact your current child’s teacher with a request to be in a particular classroom or with certain other students. Parents are welcome to contact me if they want to share any information that will help staff make better decisions.
To help for a smooth transition to the new school year, class lists will be posted in either the gathering space or outside our front doors at Father Leonard Van Tighem School on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at noon. We hope this helps with any student anxiety about the first day.
Once class lists are posted, we ask parents to be patient with any classroom change requests. As mentioned earlier, parent requests make it difficult to keep the classes balanced. Please contact next year’s principal, Mrs. Collier, in mid-September if you still need to request a change. The first day of school for our Grades 1 to 9 students is Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
Thank you for having your children at Father Leonard Van Tighem School. The 2023-24 school year promises to be another terrific year.