June 2017 Newsletter (pdf)
Administrator's Message | June
What a momentous school year we had this year! Besides moving to our wonderful new facility, the learning and growth our students have made this year is evident through their increased communication, independence and beautiful smiles! Our students have enjoyed using the Learning Commons, the playground and the warm water therapy pool for learning and interacting together. Our living wall is providing sensory, vocational and culinary opportunities for our students. The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) has ensured us that our playground will be totally accessible through the installation of a rubberized surface for the large play area as soon as possible. This new building really lends itself to enhanced learning experiences for our students!
We continue to go through many changes. Several teachers are leaving. Stephanie Howe and Melissa Kardash have been recruited for other opportunities in CBE. Bill Quinn, our longstanding, cherished teacher is moving on to retirement. We wish them luck in their new endeavours.
Our school is also growing in numbers. We are expecting to have almost 100 students next year. We will be opening new classrooms to accommodate all our students. We are in the process of hiring new teachers and staff over the summer.
Your child’s 2017-18 teacher will phone you late in August to introduce themselves and tell you about the class your child will be attending.
Many of our parents who have been longstanding School Council Executive members are leaving as their children are graduating this year. They have been amazing supporters of our school and our students! Special thanks go out to Shaila Khan, Joanne Jacobson, Colleen Halwas, Colleen Ngai, Linda Murray and Paula Janfield.
We have openings in our School Council and many opportunities for parents to come and participate in advising and supporting our school. Please come to our School Council meetings which meet the third Tuesday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents and share information and resources.
Please note that we have new school hours for the 2017-18 School Year. School will start at 8:55 on Monday – Friday. School finishes at 3:00 on Monday – Thursday and at 12:00 (after lunch) on Fridays.
If you haven’t registered for bussing, please do so on line. Follow this link:
Transportation will continue to be door to door service for our students. There will be no transportation fees for Christine Meikle students this coming school year. The transportation company will be phoning you before school starts to give you the details of your child’s bussing times.
We hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing summer with your family.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
Sandy and Tresa