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Message from Administration | January
Welcome back to everyone; we hope you had a restful holiday with your families and were able to take advantage of the time together to have some fun!
In the coming weeks, grade four students and their families and school staff will be asked to complete the Alberta Accountability Pillar Survey. It is an anonymous tool used to measure schools across the province. The survey is used to provide feedback to Alberta Education on students’, teachers’, and parents'/guardians' opinions about their school, their school work and the opportunities their school provides. The results are used by schools, school authorities and government to see what’s working and what needs to be improved; and will be shared with the whole community.
Report cards were sent home on the last day of school before break. Please speak with your child’s teacher if you have any questions; we endeavour to have an open door policy and to be accessible to families for ongoing communication. Your child’s teachers regularly update their blogs and are able to speak in person (before or after school) or by email/phone; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our next round of parent & student conferences will be in March.
Dress for Winter Weather
It appears that January will follow in December’s footsteps as Calgary is predicting another round of cold weather this week where temperatures could drop to -20°C. Please dress your child(ren) appropriately for winter weather and snow! We also want to remind parents to ensure that clothing/items are clearly labelled so any misplaced items can be returned.
Return Indoor Shoes
Please remember to send your child(ren)’s indoor shoes back to school with them so they have appropriate footwear during the day.
We are in the process of organizing our annual school yearbook. Prior to the holidays, we sent home a Yearbook Waiver (blue paper) for parents to complete and return. If you have not already done so, please complete the waiver and return to the office. We will be sending home order forms to families if you have not already chosen to purchase one; this year, we will only order books for families who would like one.
Report Card Envelopes
Please ensure that you sign your child(ren)’s report card envelope and return it to the school.
Students will enjoy two (2) Fun Lunches in the month of January! Our next Fun Lunch is on Friday, January 12th with Extreme Pita. If you wish to order a fun lunch for your child(ren), please go online to www.healthyhunger.ca.
Upcoming Lunches: Friday, January 19 – Costa Vita
Last Day to Order: Sunday, January 14
Open House – NEW Kindergarten & Grade 1 Students
We will be hosting our Open House on Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 pm for parents of new Kindergarten and Grade 1 students for the 2018-19 school year. If you know of any families who are interested in learning more about our great program, please tell them about our Open House. Registration opens on January 22, 2018.
School Council & Enrichment Society
We hope to see you at our next School Council Meeting on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 pm in the school library. Please note that there will be no meeting for the Enrichment Society this month. This month, we will be discussing changes to next year’s schedule to accommodate the addition of a Friday early dismissal for the 2018-19 school year and update families on purchases from the staff wish list.
Raise Some Dough – COBBS Bread
Families can support the school’s fundraising efforts by shopping at both Willow Park and Kingsland Square COBBS Bread locations. By mentioning the school, a percentage of your purchases go back to the school at the end of the year.
Academic Sharing Night | Storytelling
On Thursday February 1st, 2018, we are excited to share an evening of Storytelling with all of you which involves each child from Kindergarten through to Grade 4. You may recall during November and December we were privileged to work with Artist in Residence, Jeff Stockton, who provided rich instruction to students and teachers around oral storytelling. This experience aligned with our school-wide question, “What is our story?” Students and teachers worked together before the break to learn about storytelling techniques, memory tricks, storyboards and self-assessment tools.
This work is now continuing, as students are being re-grouped into mixed age storytelling groups. Starting next week, all students will participate in daily storytelling blocks, led by each classroom teacher. Students are supporting each other as they work to remember and refine their stories and have them ready to present to their audiences the evening of February 1st.
A special invitation will be sent home soon which will provide you with details about this very exciting and meaningful event.
Tanis Greenlaw, Principal