Immersion (Junior Campus)
In kindergarten and cycle 1 the early immersion program provides 82% instruction in the French language (Francais, Math, Science and Tech, Univers Social, Arts) and 18% in the English language (Phys. Ed., ERC, Arts)
In kindergarten and cycle 1 the bilingual program provides 41% instruction in the French language ((Francais, Math, Science and Tech, Univers Social, Arts) and 59% in the English language (English, math, ERC, Phys. Ed., Arts)
In cycle 2 the bilingual program provides 47% instruction in the French language (Francais, Math, Science and Tech, Univers Social, Arts) and 53% in the English language (English, math ERC, Phys. Ed. Art)
In cycle 3 the bilingual program provides 47% instruction in the French language (Francais, Math, Science and Tech, Univers Social, Arts) and 53% in the English language (English, math ERC, Phys. Ed. Art)
In the science-based classroom, the students will learn about science in a way that will help them to understand the world in which we live in and adapt to it. Our program provides students with an introduction to hands-on and interactive scientific activities that make use of intellectual processes like questioning, systematic observation, trial-and-error, experimental investigation, assessment of needs and constraints as well as model building.
Technological development is pervasive and our children should be introduced to the ongoing advances at an early age, as it is essential to learn about this to understand the world we live in and adapt to. Fostering our students to become responsible digital citizens through a variety of lessons and activities that will focus on the importance of developing a positive digital footprint. Through the introduction of many different technology tools such as computers, iPads and robotics at different grade levels, our students will use creativity, a concern for efficiency, rigor, initiative and the ability to think critically. Our goal as educators is to examine how we can teach ourselves and our students to become educated digital citizens.
LaSalle Elementary School is one of the few elementary schools able to offer an extensive visual arts program that enables students to develop their creative potential and acquire visual literacy in regard to the visual world and their abilities to symbolize, express and communicate through images. Our art program provides children a variety of cognitive, psychomotor, social and aesthetic experiences as they produce media works using a variety of mediums. Through the years of their elementary experience, students will learn how to criticize critical thinking and develop their aesthetic sense by appreciating their own creations and those of their classmates while making connections with references to other school subjects.
Music is the art of combining and producing sounds for the purpose of expression, communication and creation. Our music program will develop the child’s auditory sense and creative potential for working with sound. They will have many opportunities to express themselves and communicate their musical ideas by singing (a focus of coral and movement in Cycle 1), by playing musical instruments (percussions, xylophones, etc...) and by using the technology. LaSalle Elementary students make use of different stimuli and multiple possibilities of sound sources and musical language.
Health, fitness, sportsmanship and respect remain a focus of the program. Our students gain a sense of self-responsibility for their health and fitness through developing a repertoire of movement skills, cognitive strategies and the critical sense they need to manage their own health wisely with positive attitudes in their relationships with others when participating in physical activities. Students participate in a wide range of cooperative, individual, expressive, collective, outdoor and indoor fitness and similar activities. The Phys Ed program expands beyond the class time activities exploring different sports and physical activities to organized teams that participate in school board tournaments in a variety of sports including handball, track and field, cross country running, basketball, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. Students in Kindergarten receive 60 minutes of physical education every week.
All other students receive a minimum 90 minutes of physical education every week. The study of nutrition will also be incorporated into the program for older grades. If for some reason your child cannot participate, a note stating the reason is necessary. If your child must be exempt for several consecutive classes, a note from your child's physician is required.
Students are required to wear shorts or jogging pants, T-shirt and socks in the dress code colors and running shoes for gym. It is important to wear running shoes that are reserved for indoor use as running shoes worn outside accumulate dirt, become worn and do not provide the required traction and support. Please note the gym day(s) of your child and ensure that the appropriate clothing is worn on those days.
The principal, resource teachers, FSSTT tech, speech and language consultant, school psychologist and teachers meet regularly to plan for children who have special needs, or who are falling behind in their progress at school. Special services personnel and integration aides may also attend these meetings.
Parents, teachers, psychologist and resource teacher may meet to create or update an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for students with special needs.
The LBPSB provides in-class and/or in-school assistance on a limited "as needed" basis for students with special needs.
LaSalle Elementary School students are fortunate to have access to a vast and varied collection of books in their school library. With thousands of titles, every student finds something that interests them. The collection complements and helps enrich the curriculum through a mix of non-fiction and fiction works, and is updated throughout the year to reflect changes in the needs of the teachers and the taste of the students. The library is also well used outside of class time by daycare, the homework program, and other extra-curricular activities.
A speech therapist periodically visits the school to assess students with speech development problems and provide guidelines for home and school use.
The LBPSB provides occupational therapy assessment on an "as needed" basis.
Learning Diagnosticians are available to the School Resource Team and Staff to assist in the diagnosis of learning difficulties.
A LBPSB school psychologist is available to the School Resource Team one day a week.