Parent / Community Information
Please click here for a copy of the 2016-2017 Parent Handbook
Lakewood Parent Handbook 2016-2017.pdf
The staff at the St. James-Assiniboia School Division are dedicated to making our schools a safe place for students. The Safe School information sheet illustrates some of the challenges faced by students today and present some of the techniques we are employing to help students feel safe in our schools and in the community.
Volunteers in the School
We have a considerable number of volunteer parents working in the school. Volunteers work in the library, with the resource teachers, in classrooms, or other areas. Please call us if you have some time available. We promise you will be appreciated! Volunteers do need to have completed their Child Abuse Registry Check along with their Criminal Record Check.
Lakewood School Resource and Enhancement Programs
School Resource Program
Lakewood School has two part time resource teachers who provide service to students. The resource teacher provides direct and indirect support to students experiencing learning difficulties in the regular classroom setting.
In providing service, the resource teacher:
- collects information about the student
- conducts assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses
- develops learning plans for those students experiencing difficulty
- coordinates and monitors the delivery of direct services through the use of educational assistants, volunteers or peer tutor.
- fosters "Literacy" in the school through development of the Lakewood Literacy Home Reading Program.
- conducts annual screening programs to detect potential vision and hearing difficulty
- makes referrals to other clinical services within the division.
Educational Support Services (E.S.S.)
Educational Support Services is an interdisciplinary team including a Psychologist, Social Worker, and Speech/Language Pathologist which serves the clinical needs of the school. Referrals are made to the team through consultation with school staff and parents' as to the students needs. Referrals can also be made to Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services, which are also available on a consultative basis in the Division.
- The School Psychologist is involved with the assessment and treatment of students with educational and behavioral problems. Follow-up involves working with students, parents, teachers and other professional staff.
- The Social Worker provides assessment and treatment services to individuals, families and groups. In addition, the social worker has a consultant role and coordinates the efforts of the school, home and community.
- The Speech/Language Pathologist is assigned to the school two days per 6 day cycle. Students in the regular stream receive intervention in the areas of language and both individual and small group sessions are provided.
Guidance Counseling Program
Our Guidance Counselor is available for consultation with students, parents, teachers and other staff or adults involved in the lives of our students, on a part-time basis. Phone the school for more information.
Mathematics Enhancement Program
The Math Enhancement program is designed to improve and enrich the mathematical skills and attitudes of Kindergarten students. It is based on current research in Early Numeracy that describes how students learn skills and concepts in mathematics. The Elementary Mathematics and Science Coordinator manages the program divisionally and is responsible for providing inservice training for classroom teachers and student assistants.
The program is in place in all Kindergarten classrooms in the St. James Assiniboia School Division. Classroom teachers, along with educational assistants plan appropriate activities for students. The educational assistant then works with small groups of students at a math centre. As students rotate through the centre the educational assistant provides extra assistance and/or enrichment opportunities. Pre and post assessment interviews are done to monitor both student success and the success of the program itself.
Reading Recovery Program
Lakewood School offers a Reading Recovery program for "at-risk" students in grade one. Reading Recovery is an early, short term reading intervention program for struggling students in grade one. The goal is to work with these "at-risk" students over a period of 12 to 20 weeks and to help them become competent, independent readers. The students receive daily, individual, 30 minute lessons, structured on the work of Dr. Marie Clay. Parents are key partners in this process and carry out follow-up reading activities at home each evening.
Be Web Aware
What is Be Web Aware?
Be Web Aware is a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The objective of everyone involved in this project is to ensure young Canadians benefit from the Internet, while being safe and responsible in their online activities.
The goal of the Be Web Aware initiative is two-fold:
1. Raise awareness amongst parents that there are safety issues when their children go online and that they need to get involved.
2. Provide practical information and tools that will equip parents to effectively manage Internet use in the home and to teach their kids to be Web savvy.