NOEL BOOTH ELEMENTARY
A CARING, INCLUSIVE & RESPECTFUL COMMUNITY THAT EMPOWERS EVERYONE TO DISCOVER & DEVELOP THEIR OWN POTENTIAL
I am very pleased to be joining the staff at Noel Booth this year. This is a homecoming for me, as I taught at Noel Booth from 2008 until 2011. This is a wonderful school where community, caring, and a passion for learning combine with an unparalleled location to create an incredible atmosphere. I have observed that there are many exciting things happening at Noel Booth. The staff strives to provide lessons that suit a variety of abilities and learning styles. Students show their understanding through written work, oral presentation, art, multi-media, group work and partner work.
Noel Booth students receive music instruction each week – choir and music games for primary, ukelele for grades 4 and 5 and band for all grade 6 and 7 students. It is a dynamic program and the students learn to appreciate music as well as play an instrument.
Recess and lunch at Noel Booth are active. Hockey, wall ball and four square are among the most popular. A buddy bench was recently installed so that students can signal to others that they need someone to play with. Recess and lunch are fun times to connect with other students.
We offer extra curricular sports in addition to curricular sports and games. Track and field is offered in all grade 3-7 classes with an opportunity to compete in at least one track meet. Grade 6 and 7 students will have the opportunity to be a part of the Volleyball or Basketball teams. We have choir and extra band classes offered outside of regular class time. Reading Link Challenge is a great extra for students in grade 4 and 5 who love to read.
We offer late French Immersion for grades 6 and 7 as well as French as a Second Language (FSL) in intermediate classes.
Noel Booth is a friendly and inclusive place to learn. Our academic focus this coming year will be Literacy. We look forward to innovative ways to practice our reading and comprehension! You can support your child at home by taking them to the public library and encouraging them to choose books that interest them. Reading with your child as often as possible is another key to building strong reading skills.
Parents are a child’s first teacher and we understand the value of working closely with parents so that children can thrive. We encourage you to connect with the staff and join the PAC. Please feel free to stop by the office and say hello. I look forward to meeting you soon.