Dragon’s Breath April 9 – 13

Apr 8

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you as always for taking the time to read our Dragon’s Breath.

Thank you for all your support for Light it Up Blue. It was great to have an opportunity to bring a bit more awareness about autism to our school.


As you know, this year our district implemented a new report card format. CSL (Communicating Student Learning). There were some elements of last year’s report cards that carried forward from last year as well as some new changes and modifications.

The CSL report card provides evaluative information (rating scales we call indicator bars) and written comments on specific abilities with Literacy and Numeracy. The rest of the school subjects are discussed in “Learning Strands” (Health and Well being, Investigate and Explore, Design and Create). Intermediate reports are different from Primary reports with the added rating scales/indicator bars for the “Learning Strands”

One of the main differences is that there are no letter grades for intermediate students and we are using updated indicator rating assessment language of “Not yet meeting / Partially meeting/ Meeting/ Excelling as a 4-point scale to monitor progress. Kindergarten reporting use a modified 3-point scale. These achievement indicators align better with the direction of the new curriculum, matches the scale used on a number of provincial assessments and provides clear communication about student learning in relation to grade-level expectations

There will be no summative letter grade in June like last two terms for intermediate students. The new BC Ministry of Education Reporting Order has eliminated this requirement. This makes sense since we are using a 4-point assessment scale all year while the use of letter grades is based on a one-time 5-point assessment scale (C-, C, C+, B and A). Teachers are available to share with you where your child is in relation to the grade expectations.

We thank you for your ongoing support. We also appreciate your conversations and insights regarding our new reporting format. As always, our hope is to continue to find ways to make student learning clear for both parents and students.



Do you know anyone starting kindergarten next year? Please encourage them to sign up for our starting with stories sessions. We will have great information for parents and give students a chance to be introduced the school.



Have a great week!



Mark Douangchanh

  • Monday, April 9 – PAC Meeting at 7pm
  • Wednesday, April 11 – Starting with Stories at 2pm
  • Thursday, April 12 – Pottery Session B Gr. 3-6
  • Friday, April 12 – DG Heritage Fair (More info to come)
  • Monday, April 16 – Performance Assembly, Tap Co at 9:00am
  • Thursday, April 19 – PREVIEWS GO HOME
  • Thursday, April 19 – Pottery Session B Gr. 3-6
  • Friday, April 20 – PRO D DAY