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Principal's Message

June 2018

The stories we tell about each other matter very much. The stories we tell ourselves about our own lives matter. And most of all, I think the way that we participate in each other’s stories is of deep importance.
– Jessica Jackley
The story of our year as a school community is coming to a close as June is upon us. This year, the students, staff and parents at Capitol Hill have participated in each other’s stories that have created a closer, more cohesive learning community. Each member of our community contributes value and importance. June is a time to celebrate the story of our year, starting with the celebration of the students’ learning as our annual exhibition: The Power of Story, Place and Tradition. It was wonderful to see the students share their powerful stories of learning with their families and our school community. I am proud of the work and learning the students and the teachers have engaged in. The documentation presented in the exhibition is an opportunity to have a window inside the intricate social learning process that the students engage in as their curricular knowledge is socially constructed. This exhibit was a celebration of their learning journey that highlights certain portions of their year.
This week we will be celebrating our volunteers at the volunteer tea on Friday, June 8th starting at 9:45. The volunteer tea is our opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to our school community in so many different ways. Volunteers allow us to do so much more than we would be able to do alone. Thank you for your time of working alongside children, taking time to go on field trips, working at special events and supporting the work of our school as a part of school council.
As June as underway, we are in the process of finishing of the year and the planning for the next year. As we have looked at the budget and staffing for next year, the staff has been an integral part of several decisions regarding the operation of next year. Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to some of the staff who have all made important contributions and been a part of our school’s story. First of all, Janet Mossfeldt, Kim Kearl and Anja McIlwrick are all looking forward to creating new life stories as they move onto the next phase of their life journey as they are retiring from the Calgary Board of Education. Janet Mossfeldt started her career at Capitol Hill School as an elementary student and life came full circle in her story as a learner and professional as she is celebrating almost 20 years and the end of a wonderful teaching career. During this time, Janet has touched the lives of so many students. Her passion for the history and understanding of the Alberta’s land is a living legacy in the hearts and minds of her students. Ms. Mossfeldt has had many roles over the years including teaching grades three to grade six and Physical Education to the entire student body. The connection she has made with the students as she supports them to grow as learners is felt by all those who come in contact with her. Kim Kearl has been the face of Capitol Hill School as she greets visitors and families daily in the office. Kim has a wonderful friendly manner and care for the students and families of Capitol Hill School. She readily lends a helping hand tending to many facets of the operations of the school. Kim multi-tasks many things; whether she is answering the telephone, the front door, working with children and supporting teachers. Anja McIlwrick has worked at Capitol Hill School for several years. During this time, Anja has worked as a School Assistant and Lunchroom Supervisor. Her gentle manner with students will be missed. All three have been an invaluable and integral part of our school community and their stories will live on with us. We wish them well on their retirement.
The Bridges Program, which is one of our special education settings is going to be transitioning to Rosemont School. The Bridges program has been a part of Capitol Hill’s learning community for 13 years and has provided programming supports for many young learners. The move was determined by the CBE’s Planning and Transportation department in order to accommodate more space for more classrooms at Capitol Hill School. The Bridges teacher, Melissa Edwards and the Behaviour Support worker, Jocelyn Brewington will be moving with the program over the summer. Melissa and Jocelyn have expertise in working with students who are developing their ability to regulate their social and emotional responses. They have worked well as a team and have had many successes with the students within our program at Capitol Hill School. They will be a welcomed addition and Rosemont is fortunate to have such talent in support of students and their learning.
In addition, we have to say goodbye to several of our support staff. June is the time for staffing in schools to occur in preparation for the following year. At this time, we have to say goodbye to some of our support staff. Jane Cary, our inclusion Educational Assistant has supported many students in a variety of classrooms over the years. This year, Ms. Cary has been supporting students in grades three to grade six. Ms. Cary brings a passion for the environment and has a close connection to many of our students. Monika Beck is an educational assistant who has supported the Kindergarten students alongside Mrs. Dreyer and Ms. Moll. She readily lends a hand and has established wonderful relationships with our youngest learners. Jiebieni Nyajwok, is our School Assistant who supports the TASC program and our regular lunchroom program. Jiebieni who is soft spoken works well and takes such care of our students. Alicia Santos who is currently temporarily covering an Educational Assistant position in TASC will be moving on in the fall. She has quickly developed positive working relationships with the staff and students. Miss Santos flexibly worked with a variety of students in TASC and division one. Margie Pickering, a TASC Educational Assistant is also moving on. Margie worked with our TASC students alongside two other assistants and Ms. Lim. We wish all of them the best in their new positions in CBE and know that they will continue to add to their stories as they move to different locations.
As the month continues, there will also be an opportunity for teacher staff to apply for new teaching positions. This occurs each year, as many positions become available across our system. Even though, we find change difficult, the CBE is a wonderful organization that provides many opportunities for its staff. Teacher staffing is occurring during the 3rd week of this month, which may impact our teaching community when teachers are successful in securing new positions. Please read the insert regarding our school organization for next year in our newsletter.
Sincerely,
Benita Dalton,Principal​

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Capitol Hill School

2210 18 St NW Calgary, AB, T2M 3T4
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Principal
Ms Benita Dalton
Assistant Principal
Mrs Monica Demuth
Area Director
Ms Darlene Unruh
Trustee
Lisa Davis

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Grades
K-06
Enrolment
318
Programs
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8:30 AM
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