Summer Slide 2018

"Summer Slide" is a tendancy for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. To combat this slide, we are creating a summer reading program for all students through our school and we encourage families to access the South Shore Public Library "Book Mobile"

Did you know that:

  • In summer up to two months of reading achievement can be lost.
  • Teachers spend approximately one month each school year re-teaching concepts from the previous year. This takes away from time that could be spent on the new concepts.

What can be done?-

  • Experts have found for older students reading 4-5 books can stop the summer slide. For students in Gr. 3 and below just 15 minutes a day of reading will do the trick. Making sure your children have books they choose based on their own interests and at a comfortable reading level are vital to keep them reading over the summer. The books should be ones they can successfully read on their own so reading doesn't turn into a chore and turn them off.
  • Students will all receive a bag of books and a reading log for over the summer. Below are dates that the school will be open for students to come and exchange their books for new ones. Also below are the dates the "Book Mobile" is available to sign out different books.

      Petite Riviere Elementary               Library Book Mobile

           11:00 am - 12:00 pm                   11:00 am Petite Fire Hall

     July 9, July 30, August 13         July 20, August 10, August 31

"First day of School" - Return books - Thursday, September 6th



Bring Back the Bees

Bring Back the Bees is a program to help the world’s bee population.  You can receive your own free story book and a packet of wildflower seeds to help this very important cause by visiting the following website.


SuperPower Your School Assembly

Amazing celebration at Petite this week. Thank you to everyone for joining us. We are so grateful to Staples Canada & Earth Day Canada for choosing Petite as one of the Super Power Your School Contest Winners. We are grateful & excited to receive $20,000 dollars to support our students in the area of technology. Simply amazing! Thank you!!  Huge thank you to entire Petite community for all your support with our initiatives. Truly grateful.



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