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  • CBE Flames Fundraiser

  • Nov. 13 Open House for NW and North Central French Immersion Programs Proposed Plan

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Principal's Message

December Principal's Message

​Our “little school” is certainly looking festive as we welcome December. Thank you to the parent volunteer ‘elves’ who came into the school last week to brighten our hallways with garland and lights. December has arrived and the weather in Calgary continues to amaze me with how quickly we can go from warmer than average temperatures to cold and windy days. Students are reminded at this time of year to be prepared for the changing temperatures and bring their winter clothing with them to school. Our classes continue to take learning outside on our Fresh Air Fridays and the various learning intentions they focus on each week are varied.
Our School Development Plan and our Annual Results report has been posted to our school website. This year our School Development Plan (SDP) will focus on student achievement in their ability to use mathematical reasoning and their ability to write to develop, organize, and express information and ideas. You may access the SDP on our website from the About Us tab, under Our School. Our Provincial Testing Multi-Year report has also been added to our webpage.
December is a month of giving and our Grade 5 and 6 students will coordinate an outreach project in support of the Drop-in Center. Dr. Coffin families are encouraged to participate in the third annual “Fill a Sock” campaign. Beginning on December 10 through to the 14, we will encourage students and their families to provide various items to “Fill a Sock”. The following types of donations for the socks include: gloves, mitts, hats, lip balm, travel size toiletries (shampoos, lotions, etc.), cough drops, Tums, travel mugs, deodorant (non-alcohol based), brush and combs, socks and underwear, chocolates and candy, gift cards such as McDonalds, or coffee cards. The Grade 5 and 6 students will take all donated items and will fill each pair of socks with the items collected. A representative from the Drop-In Center will collect our filled socks the week of December 17. With our support, we will ensure that some 1,200 people will wake up to a stocking by their bedside on Christmas morning.  
Our Dr. Coffin students, under the leadership of our music teacher, Mr. O’Reilly, wrapped up a very successful music project and have submitted our entry into the CBC Music Class Challenge. Students from Grades 1 to 6 worked collaboratively to create a music video of “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell. Mr. O’Reilly has sent the video to all parents to share and enjoy. Thank you to Mr. Embry for his help and support with our video submission.
Before we know it 2019 will be here and we will begin registration for our Kindergarten program. At this time, it would be helpful for us to hear from families who have a child of Kindergarten age, who is eligible to start Kindergarten in September of 2019. This early conversation will help us in planning for our Kindergarten program in the fall. 
December will be a busy month at Dr. E. W. Coffin with lots of events and activities taking place. Our Spirit Club students have several planned Spirit Days during the month of December. Our first of these days is December 6 when students and staff will enjoy a day in their pajamas. Watch the weekly Worth Mentioning for details of the other days planned this month.  December 7 is a non-instructional day and teachers will be focusing on Mathematical understanding during this professional development time. The “Fill a Sock” campaign will run from December 10-14 and donations will be accepted in classrooms for this week. On December 11, Room PT (the clubhouse) students will host the December Treat Day. Constable Rich, our S4 officer will be visiting in the Grade 1 & 2 classrooms on December 11 and 12.  The School Council will be hosting the annual Festive Evening this year on December 13. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our school families to enjoy some festive music, share ethnic foods, and to come together as a community. We will be gathering together as a school on December 18, 19, and 20 at 9 am to sing carols in the Learning Commons. I invite our families to join us on these three days. Several clubs will continue during the month of December: Cup Stacking Club for Grade 3 and 4 students on Mondays, Spirit Club on Wednesdays, and Science Fair for Grade 5 and 6 students on Thursdays.  This year our winter break begins for students and staff on December 22.   
I would like to thank the many parent volunteers who will be working the casino later this week. The funds generated by the casino provide our school and the students with additional technology, residency opportunities, field trip support, on-line learning resources, and math manipulatives just to name a few.  
I would also like to thank you for your ongoing support of the teaching and learning at Dr. E. W. Coffin School. The attendance at our recent conferences is evidence that you are interested in your child’s learning and are part of the learning team to support your child on their learning journey.
At this time, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. May you enjoy time with family and friends.
Together in Education,

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Dr. E.W. Coffin School

5615 Barrett Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2L 1W4
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