Early Childhood Program
Our First Steps program began in the 2003-2004 school year as pilot project, and has grown into a full time program. It is an early intervention program for preschool children with delays in speech, fine and gross motor skills. The class is set up so that each child has his/her own program tailored to his/her individual needs. A speech pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist help the teacher with assessing the individual needs and suggesting programming for the children. The program has educational assistants to aide the teacher in delivering individual student programs. A typical day in the class includes calendar activities, group and individual speech therapy sessions, singing songs, craft time, story time, snack time, gym, and center time.
Springfield School offers kindergarten programs in both French Immersion and English. Children should be five years old as of September 1 st to register. Some parents may wish to register their children at four years old if their birthday falls in September or October if they feel this is right for their young child. Early entrance testing is required to register a child who is four years old until November or December. Early entrance testing is done at Springfield School by the kindergarten teacher.
- Child Centered Learning
- Timely Assessment of Skills Reported to Parents
- Quality Lessons/Centers Designed to Give the Students the Necessary Skills to Be Successful in Grade One
- Current Technology in the Classrooms including Computers and SmartBoards
Students Take Part In:
- Numerous Field Trips
- Music Class
- Library Class
- Christmas Concert
- Computer Class
- Book Bag Program
- Gym Class
French Immersion Programmming is offered from Kindergaten to Grade 4 at École Springfield School. This program allows children to be introduced to the French language at the kindergarten level and continue programming until grade 4. After leaving École Springfield School students can continue to take French Immersion Programming at TA Norris School and then Peace River High School.
French as a Second Language:
Students at the grade 4 level have the opportunity to study French as a Second Language with 30 minutes classes each day. The students learn commands, the days of the week, monthsof the year, numbers 1-31, and weather in French. The students learn chants, songs and games as well. This program is for all children who would like to know more about one of Canada’s official languages. It’s challenging and fun, helping to foster a love of languages.
We are hoping to pick the milk program back up in the fall of 2021 if Covid Protocols allow.
Hot Lunch Program:
A Hot Lunch Program is offered to students throughout the year. It is supplemented by the Nutritional Grant.
Springfield offers a Breakfast and Lunch Program to students who forget their lunches at home. In our canteen is a selection of breakfast and lunch items for children to access. In supply is a variety of breakfast cereals, milk and sandwiches.
Volunteers are always welcome to make up the weekly collection of sandwiches or go shopping for the program. Please contact the school if you are interested in volunteering.
During the morning recess Springfield's Library Helpers, on their assigned days, meet in the library to learn different duties. As the school year goes on they will learn how to properly shelve a book, keep their assigned domains tidy, plus many other jobs. Students gain a respect for the library by enjoying reading, putting books back where they belong and keeping a neat and tidy environment.
Springfield has a recycles paper, plastics and cardboard.
When weather permits, the students and teacher walk the recycling to the community recycling bins. The students work together to make sure all the paper gets recycled. They also inform their classmates about the types of paper that can be recycled.
Juice Box Recycling:
Springfield also recycles juice boxes. The boxes are stored in large plastic bags and taken to the recycling bin at the end of the year.
Milk Box Recycling:
With the help of the Peace River Bottle Depot, Springfield is also recycling our milk boxes.