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August 26
School Starts Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

​Dear Parents and Guardians of Christine Meikle School students,

On behalf of all of the staff at Christine Meikle School, it is indeed our pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. For those of you whose children have attended our school in the past, we are so glad to have you returning. For those of you whose children are just entering Meikle we are pleased to have you as a part of our school community.  

Your child’s teacher will be contacting you within the next few days to introduce themselves and begin the school year of working closely together as a home/school learning team to ensure that your child has a very successful school year at Christine Meikle School. 

As part of the learning team we ask that students come to school with the materials they need to have school.  If your child needs shirt protectors, communication devices, other equipment, and/or medical materials please ensure that your child has these labelled and with them on the first day of school.    For those students to access Home Care, our Home Care nurses will be at school on August 30th.  Please feel come by and meet with them in the morning of the 30th and drop off any materials that they will need to care for your child.

Our first School Council Meeting is scheduled to take place on September 24th from 6:00 – 7:00pm. We would to invite you to attend. School Councils are a wonderful opportunity to be involved with the school.  We will be electing our new board members at this meeting.  

Assistant Principal, Andrea Byrne, and I want to welcome all of you to what we hope will be your best school year yet. We look forward to meeting each and every one of you.   Please do not hesitate to stop by the office or to give us a call if we can assist you in any way.

Best wishes to you and your family,

Principal            Assistant Principal
Sandy Mann      Andrea Byrne

February 27
Happy 2019

Happy 2019 to all our Christine Meikle families. We’ve had a very busy and active start to our new year! We are lucky at our school that even when the weather outside is frigid, our students have the opportunity to walk, roll and bicycle around our school halls. Movement and physical activity is very important to us at our school. It helps to keep us healthy, active and supports our student’s self-regulation, which is always a plus for our students.

We have received several donations and community opportunities to our school which totally support our active student initiative. Triwood Community Centre has opened their doors to us and our students can go skating there during the school day. We are just starting to take advantage of their generous offer and have brought several small groups to Triwood to get involved in games and activities and we are hoping to expand this opportunity to more or our students in the coming weeks. Comries Sports Equipment Bank donated new skates and helmets to our students which we will be using as we take students ice skating at Triwood Arenas. We also received a grant of $5000 from the Good Life which we are going to use to purchase exercise and physical education equipment that is suitable for our students.

We have been holding a special event for our students each month. On January 23 we had an energetic Indigenous Dance performance. Our students loved the dancing and the drumming. Many of our students joined in the dance and were quite excited to participate. On Friday, February 22 Michael Goosen came back and played music for our students. Once again his show was a terrific hit and our students danced and joined in with both song and dance. March’s performance has yet to be confirmed, but we have great plans in the works.

Incorporating Indigenous ways of learning is an important part of our work in education. Our staff have been working with the Diversity team to learn more about ways to involve our students in rich and meaningful hands-on experiences that highlight these learnings.

We would like say thank you to all who participated in our modified school calendar survey! Parent voice is so important and we appreciate your input. Because of parent input, we did decide to stay with our traditional school calendar year. You have another opportunity to share your opinions and give feedback about our school to Alberta Education. All of you would have received the Accountability Survey from Alberta Education and we would be very grateful if you filled it out and shared your thoughts about the school. Many of the questions may not seem to apply to your child and our school, but please answer the questions that you think are relevant.

Our next School Council Meeting is on March 12 at 6:00 – 7:00. Come and be involved. There is always great learning and sharing of ideas at our meetings.

Rememeber: March 21 is the last day of classes before Spring break for Students. We return to School on April 1.

Thankyou for your continued support. Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing Spring Break.

Sandy and Andrea

December 07
Busy at Christine Meikle

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Classrooms at Christine Meikle continue to be busy.

A typical November event is a performance from Hoja. Thank you to Emma F and her family for providing this opportunity for the school. We certainly appreciate Emma giving us a gift on her birthday!

We also gathered as a school community for a Remembrance Day Ceremony. Classrooms presented their wreaths and learned about Remembrance Day through videos and music.

Thank you to families for supporting the two fundraisers we have had, Farm to School Vegetables and Fundscrip.

The weather has even been cooperating, allowing for some nice community walks.

December will have two exciting events for students. We are debuting a special musical performance for our students from Mike Goossen & Jesse Shire on the morning of December 14th. The highly anticipated Policeman’s Ball will be held on Dec. 21.

We look forward to seeing you at the next School Council Meeting on January 8 at 6:00 PM. At this meeting, we will be exploring the possibility of moving to a modified calendar for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Parent feedback and discussion are very important in this information gathering process.

Sometime in January we will be rolling out our new Christine Meikle School website. Look forward to a more colourful and appealing website. Our hope is to have updates on school news and events updated weekly. We are looking forward to this new platform.

Remember: December 21 is the last day of school for students. We return to School on January 7.

Thank you for your continued support. Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing winter holiday.

Sandy and Andrea​

 

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