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January 31
February 2018

“I didn’t come this far, to only come this far.” Tom Brady

It has been a wonderful first half to the school year! In fact, while discussing the year with my student advisory group, kids enthusiastically shared all of the things that make Colonel Walker such an incredible place to learn, which included field trips, our artist in residence Three Left Feet, the opening barbeque, as well as opportunities to work with their peers and learn through hands-on, project-based learning. They also spoke at length about the positive relationships they have developed in our tight-knit community. With that said, we have more work to do. Indeed, the second half of the year will provide further opportunities for our learning community to grow together. I am looking forward to our Olympic games night on February 8, grade 5/6 outdoor school, our photography residency with Darryl Pollack, as well as the many clubs that have just started or will be starting soon, including: computer programming, French, sports, crafts, and drama, just to name a few. As always, I would like to thank the parent association for continuing to support the amazing field trip opportunities and residencies our students enjoy, and of course, teachers for the energy and passion they bring to this work.

Please also be aware that Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey. As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success. Parents of students in grades 4 to 6 should have already received information regarding this survey. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Students in grades 4 to 6 will also be completing the survey at school.

Also on January 25th, students took home their first formal report card for the school year. I am very proud of the students’ accomplishments and of our teachers for their exceptional work in conveying information about student learning to families. Our next set of school conferences are scheduled for March 1 and 2, which will be an excellent opportunity for parents, students, and teachers to come together to examine progress a month after report cards and set goals as we head into the spring.

I look forward to continuing our work together!

Mr. Keuben

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