September 6, 2016
Dear Families of Christine Meikle School,
Christine Meikle School is a unique setting for secondary school-age students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities and/or complex learning, medical, emotional, sensory or behavioural needs.
On behalf of all of the staff at Christine Meikle School, it is indeed my pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. For those of you whose children have attended our school in the past, we are so glad to have you returning. And for those of you whose children are just entering Meikle we are pleased to have you as a part of our school community.
This is a very special year for the students of Christine Meikle School as we will be transitioning into a building that was specifically designed for our students. I was lucky to be able to have a tour of the new building, still in construction, and It is clear that the designers and architects have paid close attention to the suggestions of our staff and families to incorporate the details that would best accommodate our students’ learning. It is a building designed with the dignity and learning needs of our students at the forefront.
We are also continuing with a direction that the staff at Christine Meikle started at the end of last year, initiating a new IPP format through IRIS, our new teaching and learning web application, this year. This format presents a holistic, strength- based approach to programming for students with special needs. Stay tuned for more information on our IRIS IPP.
Our School Council meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm. I would to invite you to attend. School Council is a wonderful opportunity to be involved with the school.
Assistant Principal, Tresa Pedersen Wright, and I want to welcome all of you to what we hope will be your best school year yet. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Please do not hesitate to stop by the office or to give us a call if we can assist you in any way.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Christine Meikle School
t | 403-777-6770 ext 2123