What to Expect
Parents do not need an understanding of the language in order to help their children with homework. Teachers go over the assignments with the students in class and parents will be able to tell what to do by simply looking at the skills/problems assigned. Homework is given every day to practices the skills, and reading in the immersion language. Those students attending Extended Day will complete their homework first and then play.
Communication is vital to the success of our students - so we communicate a lot. Our teachers strive to stay in continuous contact with parents/guardians so that they create a strong network to support the students. All students are given a "Nikki" folder that is used for carrying notes, money, newsletters, conduct charts, etc. to and from home. It is the parents'/guardians responsibility to check this folder each day to keep up to date on what is going on here at school. Most teachers have websites that explain what is happening in class, contain links to helpful websites, and feature a calendar of events/due-dates. In addition, each teacher as an email address. Check out the Teacher's Lounge for more information.
BR FLAIM is a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) School. Teachers reward students with Bear Bucks for having good behavior and being self-disciplined. Each month, students can redeem their Bear Bucks for a PBIS activity and a free dress day.