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What's Happening at University School | Feb. 13

In this Issue
UES Leadership Adjustment
Valentine’s Day Reminder
F.E. Osborne Jr. High Open House (Gr. 6)
CBE Math Strategy Invitation
Accountability Pillar Reminder
Family Engineering Challenges - Mondays from 6-7:30pm during February and March
Family Math Night – February 15, 6-7:30pm
Family Games Night - March 2, 6-7:30pm
School Council Message


UES Leadership Adjustment, Kathy Salmon Principal
For the past 10 + years when the Alberta Children’s Hospital relocated to its new home in the University District the principalship was shared between University and Dr. Gordon Townsend Schools.  I wanted to advise that a decision was made by our Area 1 Director Brant Parker, and supported by our Senior Administration, to separate DGTS from University School in terms of the shared principal.  This proposal was first put forward by me last year after the first 5 months sharing both positions.  I questioned the impact of sharing on the two campuses as DGTS has a large scope of serving children with medical and educational needs and an expanding mandate in combination of UES with its growing number of students and for some their increasing complexity as learners.  I am grateful that the decision to support this recommendation has come through.



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Important Dates

February  13, 6:00 pm  Family Engineering Night (K-6)
February 14, Valentine’s Day, Wear Red or Pink (No cards or treats please)
February 15, 6:00 pm Family Math Night (K-6)
February 16 and 17, No School - Teachers’ Convention (K-6)
February 20, No School - Family Day Statutory Holiday Alberta
February 23,  1:30 Friendship Assembly - Pink Shirt Day (K-6), families and siblings invited
February 23, 6:30 pm F.E. Osborne Jr. High Open House (Gr. 6)
February 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Guest Speakers Trustee Chair Joy Bowen Ehrye and MLA Stephanie Mclean
February 23, 7:00-8:30 Parent Council Meeting with Gr. 3/4 Fougere, Connellan and Roa presenting
Februay 25, last day for Pizza Lunch Orders (Summit K and Gr. 1-6)
March 3, Pizza Lunch (Summit K and Gr. 1-6)


News Centre
  • We would like to encourage all families to register with “My CBE Account”. This is an easy way for you to pay your fees and will be your access point for Parent/Teacher interviews this year. You will find the link on the website. Please call the school office if you are not able to create your account.
  • Remember to bring your aluminum can pull-tabs and deposit them in the buckets outside the main office in support of the fine folks over at Ronald McDonald House. Check out the pull-tab poster for more details.
  • My Child's Learning: A Parent Resource.This concise new resource for parents from Alberta Education offers in-depth information about what students are expected to learn at each grade level of the curriculum. For English language learners, Curriculum Express also gives a short explanation of the curriculum.
  • Give the Gift of Time and Volunteer! The School Council works to establish a bank of volunteers that are contacted at times when volunteers are needed. We invite all parents to complete a School Council Volunteer form by coming in to the school office. Read the CBE Volunteer Information.
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018


Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Children must be at least four years old on or before March 1 to start kindergarten in September of the same calendar year. You have to register in person at your school with proof of residence, your child's name, date of birth and citizenship. Visit the CBE Registration page for more information and for the forms you'll need. More information is available on the CBE Kindergarten page.


Kindergarten | great learning starts here (pdf)




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