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Message from Administration | November
Dear Eugene Coste Families,
November comes with a change in weather and a reminder to reflect and remember those who worked to provide a safe place for us as a community and nation. With Remembrance Day soon upon us, I encourage families to take time to discuss any family connections and related stories. A personal connection is my brother in-law, Andrew, who is a Major of the Infantry for the Canadian Military. Andrew has been on multiple tours to Afghanistan and has regaled us with stories of enormous spiders living in the desert, much to his dismay. What he doesn’t often share are the stories of suffering and strife, which I know he has seen on his various tours. Andrew’s personal story includes leaving on tour when his first child was only weeks old, missing many “firsts” while away. Andrew felt a calling to serve and is proud of our country’s contribution to peace keeping around the world. This is an example of how story can expand students’ understanding of different world events, bringing richer context to learning.
We invite families to join us for our Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday, November 10th at 10:30 am.
Our grade three students have recently completed their Student Learning Assessments (SLAs), which is an optional provincial assessment tool geared at monitoring students skills in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy (in English). The grade 3 team has taken the results of these assessments to inform their practice, guiding them with regards to what skills and areas students require support or extension with, planning tasks to address student needs. We plan to complete the assessments again in May, providing another data point in our assessment work in determining student progress.
Student involved conferences are coming up in a few weeks. This is an important opportunity for parents to understand how their child is progressing, both academically and socially. We encourage families to have their child attend conferences to allow for them to take part in the discussion about their learning and work. For students who are on an Individual Program Plan (IPP), please contact Sra. Mori firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience to pre-book a half-hour timeslot for your child and any siblings, to ensure you have the time required to address your child’s learning and set direction for goals when they are evaluated in December.
Parent - Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up! This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about their child’s learning and progress. You will be able to book your Parent-Teacher Conference online through your My CBE Account, which opens on Thursday, November 9th at 4:00 pm.
November 16 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
*There are no Kindergarten classes on Thursday, Nov. 16th & Friday, Nov. 17th
Grades 1 – 4
November 16 - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
November 17 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
*There are no classes on Friday, Nov. 17th.
Just a gentle reminder to parents and volunteers of the school, please be considerate of our neighbours living in the area around our school. The roadways and parking around the school has become increasingly busy and will continue to do so as the winter weather arrives. Please do not block or use driveways to turn-around. We also ask if you are going to be at the school for a long period of time, please try to park on the school-side of the road rather than in front of houses.
New Office Contact
Please take a moment to update your email address books. Should you need to contact our front office for any general inquiries and requests, or to inform us of your child(ren) being away, please contact Sra. Jill Austin-Mori at email@example.com.
The time and efforts provided by our Volunteers at school are greatly appreciated as it helps support our school community as a whole. Just a reminder, that if you are interested in becoming a school Volunteer, we must have the following information on file:
- Police Information Check (ePIC)
- Annual Volunteer Registration Form (2017-18)
If you have not completed/provided this information to our office, please contact Sra. Mori at our front office or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga – Session 2
Yoga Session 2 will be starting on Wednesday, November 8th. If your child is registered for this session, please ensure you have submitted your completed Waiver Form and Fees ($20.00) to the office.
Families are welcome to join the group on Thursdays from 9:10 am – 10:00 am in Room 25. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the Spanish language and an understanding of Hispanic culture.
WestJet Raffle Winner
We are excited to announce that the lucky winner of the WestJet Raffle is Drew M.
and we want to thank everyone who supported this fundraising event!
Family Morning Matinee
Please be advised that the family movie night, previously scheduled for Friday, November 3rd, has been replaced with the Family Morning Matinee on Sunday, November 26th at 10:00 am. You may purchase tickets to see the new release “Coco” through the Enrichment Society at email@example.com.
Enrichment Society – Amended Bylaws
The Enrichment Society has posted the Amended Bylaws from last month’s meeting. You may view them under School Council (under School Information) on our school website.
Tanis Greenlaw, Principal