During the month of February, students will be participating in a series of activities and initiatives to promote positive attitudes towards literacy and learning.
- A Beautiful Book Campaign: Each class will select a book they deem to be beautiful (illustrations, message, poetic, style…) Once chosen each class will promote the book with artwork and activities. The goal is to encourage other students to read these beautiful books.
- Family Read-a-thon Challenge. Last Friday all students were given a booklet to keep track of the cumulative reading activities of the whole family. We hope you are having some fun with this project. At the end of the month we will celebrate this commitment with students.
Thursday, March 2 from 6pm-7pm
- Family Literacy Night: All students and their families are invited to attend a fun and interactive evening of games and activities to promote the joys and rewards of reading. Participants will move around the school to learn a variety of games that are ideal for playing at the kitchen table or during a car ride. At the end of the evening you will leave with a bag of resources and materials that will motivate and encourage your child to read on!
TD Book Give Away
As part of an effort to support children’s literacy programs TD and the Canadian Children’s Book Center have provided a copy of the book Small Saul by Ashley Spires for students in grade 1&2. It’s a book about a boy who dares to be different. We appreciate this generous gift.
Pedestrian and Street Safety
We continue to ask for your assistance to promote student safety at Alex Munro School. Signage at the entrance of the school parking lot reminds parents to not use the parking lot as a drop-off/pick-up area. We need to ensure that students do not associate the parking lot as a safe walking corridor at any time. Review your child’s arrival and departure plan and encourage the use of the patrolled cross walk and independent strategies for crossing the street.
Please avoid stopping and parking in front of the school. The lanes are narrow and parked cars make it difficult for busses and larger vehicles to safely pass. Thank you for your cooperation with this situation.
What’s new in the Lunchroom?
The Noon Supervision Program provides supervision and organization to meet the needs of over 200 students every day. Please review the following updates:
- Noon Supervisors are no longer able to provide boiling water for soups and drinks. Consider preparing your child’s hot foods and drinks at home and use an insulated flask to keep them warm until noon hour.
- Students need fresh air and physical activity during their lunch break. On colder, wintery days many students resist heading outdoors when they are not fully equipped for the cold. Ensure your child is dressed for the current weather conditions.
- We keep an inventory of jackets, boots and mitts for students to borrow for unique situations (if a jacket is missing, broken zipper, missing glove, etc.) During the colder days we monitor the temperature. When the temperature drops to -20C with the wind chill, we activate a modified plan.
- you have any gently used board games, decks of cards, unused colouring books we would be happy to put them into use during our indoor lunch days.
- Please be aware that all students who participate in the Noon Supervision Program must be registered with the CBE. Parents are required to complete an online registration form and pay an annual supervision fee of $255.00. ($25.50/month). Students who are require occasional supervision are expected to pay a $5.00/day drop in fee.
- More information on this program is available on the CBE website: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/fees-and-waivers/Pages/default.aspx
North Central Family Support Program | Invitation
Parents and caregivers of youth with ADHD are invited to attend a monthly seminar series, Focus for Attention. These sessions, located at the Huntington Hills Community Center, will explore and provide strategies, information, resources, guest experts, and the opportunity to develop a network of support. Registration is required.
Dates & Time: February 21, March 14, April 18, May 9, June 13 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
For more information contact: Lorraine@weconnectyou.ca or call 403-275-6669 (232).
Please join us for the next School Council Meeting is Monday, February 6 @ 6:30pm.
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