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  • Camp Chief Hector

  • Orange Shirt Day, Fall Fair, Literacy Support at Home, Elections | Oct. 7-11, 2019

  • Parent Workshop, Math Night, Terry Fox Run | Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 Update

School Council Workshop - Sept. 25

Fire Drill, Code of Conduct, Professional Development, Winter Concert, Speed [...]

Dear Parents & Guardians, The first two weeks have flown by. I have learned many names and have enjoyed reading 1-on-1 with most of our students. It is always interesting to watch what kind of decoding strategies students use: do they sound out letter by letter? Chunk? Instant word recognition only? Trace with their finger? Do they go and re-read the work 2-3 times until it sounds right? Do they persevere or instantly give up? Having [...]

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​This is an extra long weekend for you. Friday is a professional development day and Monday is Thanksgiving! There is no school on either of these days.
Thanksgiving is the time of year, when the harvest is finished and the work on farms is slowing down. Growing up in a farming community and with my dad farming as well, the seasons, but especially the summer, will always be important to me. It is difficult to teach students the importance of growing food and how that is connected to weather, if all they know is that you can go to the grocery store and buy whatever your heart desires – even strawberries in January at -30C. This has not always been so.
Growing up, we would eat what was growing in the garden. Some years, the rain didn’t come when it was needed. I can still see my father looking at the sky, praying for rain. Everything revolved around what the crops were doing: on the field or in my mom’s garden. In April 1986, when the nuclear accident in Chernobyl happened, the wind carried radioactive rain to our part of Germany. I still see my mom crying while ripping out all the spinach and salad that now could not be eaten. Anybody who is trying to grow vegetables or fruit in Calgary knows how difficult that can be. This year, with the amount of rain we had, a lot of mildew afflicted plants. Growing food is difficult. Being able to eat when hungry and purchase what you want is a gift. Having our CWS students being able to sow/plant, observe the growth and finally harvest the vegetables in our vegetable boxes in the Inglewood Community Garden is amazing. This is hands-on learning at its best! The soup they made was enjoyed by all of the students at CWS. Thank you to the volunteers who helped peel and chop!
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. Thanks for the food on our table, thanks for the family and friends we have in our lifes. Thanks to live and work in a country like Canada, where we can say what we want without being afraid and a country in which girls have the same chances in life as boys. Personally, I have extra reasons to be thankful: my first grandchild was born healthy and her mom is recuperating well. I have also been welcomed warmly by all of you here at CWS. For that, I’m thankful as well. 
Wishing you and your families a very special Thanksgiving. 

Meike Thomsen, Principal

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Colonel Walker School

1921 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB, T2G 0V3
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Ms Meike Thomsen
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