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Administration Message | October

Thank you to all of the families who attended our Meet the Teacher Night and School Council Welcome Back BBQ in September. The event was a first time for me; and in my biased opinion, it was an absolute success. There were so many happy students, parents and teachers, despite the uncooperative weather outside.

I would also like to extend a super huge thanks (yes, that big) to all of our amazing parent volunteers who organized, who shopped, who cooked, who served, who welcomed, who advertised and who helped to clean up, after the event.

As a parent, I realize how busy life can get. We are continually trying our best to improve school communication, so that parents and students are well informed. Teachers communicate to parents through School Messenger and students via D2L Blogs (Brightspace). We also post major events on the RTA website. Unfortunately, there are always unforeseeable changes – i.e. Calgary weather. We will communicate changes to students as soon as possible. Furthermore, if we know of a change prior to the date, we will communicate via the Principal Blog; whereas, if we don’t know until the actual day, we will send a messenger out to families.

RTA and Maple Ridge students and staff will participate in our annual Terry Fox run, tomorrow, working together to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Uniting our community, we share and honour our memories and our hopes & dreams. 

September 30th is also Orange Shirt day. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. And, as such, we’ve encouraged all students at RTA to wear their orange colours.

And, finally, thank you so much for trusting us with your children. I have already heard many wonderful stories and learned many amazing facts!

Kind regards,

Brenda Lewis