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Principal's Message | September

We had a very smooth beginning to the first few days of our new school year! We are excited to work with your children as we watch them grow as learners.

Panorama Hills School staff continues to work on developing strong literacy prac-tices within our classrooms. Our staff recently participated in a full day profes-sional development session on writing with Adrienne Gear. As the year progress-es, we will use her resource “Writing Power,” in alignment to Alberta Program of Studies, for specific strategies for our learners. In addition, we are maintaining our designated literacy blocks in the morning. We continue to build student char-acter through a deep examination of specific virtues. Here, teachers find authen-tic ways of teaching and reinforcing these traits through their daily conversations, discussions and monthly assemblies. This work will also be framed in the context of their other curricular areas to help build relevancy and meaning.

Your child’s teacher will be working hard to know your child through conversa-tions and observations. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your child’s learning, please feel free to connect with his or her teacher as a first step in supporting your child. You will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teach-er for a prescheduled meeting on the evening of Thursday, September 21 or Fri-day morning, September 22. Please read further in the newsletter for the confer-ence times and a complete list of our staff for 2017-18.

There are many ways you can become more involved at Panorama Hills School.

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer and do not have a current police clearance please contact the office and we will start this process.

School Council: Our first council meeting is September 28 at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to keep apprised to what is happening at the school, act as an advisory and give valued input into our work with your children.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school or administration if you have any questions. We look forward to a fabulous year at Panorama Hills School!

Allison, Jane and PHS Staff