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Principal's Message

October 2018

 
October 1st has arrived and I find myself reflecting on how quickly September went by. The weather certainly changed quickly and I believe we have skipped the fall season and jumped straight into winter. I still remember our first Fresh Air Friday and the chilly temperatures we experienced back in 2015. I am a born and raised Calgarian and I wonder if these cold temperatures are the new norm for our city. We held our Welcome Back BBQ indoors for the second year in a row. Thank you to our School Council volunteers for planning and hosting this annual event. I enjoyed seeing so many of our families out to this event.   Our Face-to-Face Conferences were well attended and I hope that families who were not able to meet with their child’s teacher have been able to connect with the teachers to set learning goals for this school year. The second opportunity for Face-to-Face Conferences will take place on November 22 and 23.   Dr. E. W. Coffin has a strong reputation for being a green school and we embark on many environmental projects throughout the year. Our grade one and two classes had a successful harvest of the Sun Circle gardens and created many tasty treats from the potatoes, zucchinis, and carrots. The halls carried the wonderful smells of zucchini bread, carrot cookies, and potato chowder, and students were able to taste the final product of the harvest. This annual learning project teaches our students the farm-to-table cycle. Our grade five and six students are taking on the task of caring for our new aspens by watering them in preparation for the winter season. Before the snow lays its blanket over our yard our grade one and two classes also took time last week to plant new bulbs in our front beds. Our grade three and four classes are this year’s Green Team and will take up the leadership for our composting and recycling program. We will also be looking at our energy consumption this year as we begin to learn more about solar power and look forward to our solar panels being installed sometime this year. These are only a few highlights of the projects our students are engaged in to support our environment.   I would like to encourage all families to stay connected with your child’s teacher and the learning that is happening in each classroom. The teachers and students take time at the end of the day to post highlights and write a blog about the learning for the day. The blog can be a starting point for dinner time conversations about an event in the classroom rather than just asking the question, “What did you do in school today?” Imagine how surprised your child might be when you ask them about something specific they did in class, before they have even had a chance to tell you.   October will be a busy month at Dr. E. W. Coffin and our calendar is starting to quickly fill. The annual Terry Fox Run was postponed due to our SOGO Adventure Running residency last week. Students will run in support of Terry Fox and Cancer Research on Friday, October 5. This annual run will start with a short assembly in the gym at 10:30 followed by a school-wide run beginning at 10:45 AM. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated for this event to encourage runners, count laps, or just to join in the run with your child. School Council’s Annual General Meeting will take place on October 9 at 7 PM in the Learning Commons. All parents are encouraged to attend these meetings and everyone is a member of our School Council because you have a child attending Dr. E. W. Coffin. Mrs. Kidd has arranged for a visiting author, Alice Kuipers, to present to our students on Thursday, October 11 in the morning. Our school pictures are scheduled for October 17. Notices about the pictures are coming home this week. Please mark your calendar for October 18 from 6-7:30 pm for a fun-filled and informative Literacy evening for parents and students to attend. Blackfoot Elder Saakokoto will be coming to our school on October 25 to share stories of the land and season with our students. October 26 is a professional learning day and students will not attend school this day. October 30 will mark the first treat day this year with Room 1 students hosting this special recess treat day. We will wrap up the month with our annual Halloween parade on the afternoon of October 31.   Thank you for your support of teaching and learning at Dr. E. W. Coffin School. Together in education, Cathy  

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Dr. E.W. Coffin School

5615 Barrett Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2L 1W4
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Principal
Mrs Cathy Polski
Area Director
Mr Brant Parker
Trustee
Althea Adams

School Information

Grades
K-06
Enrolment
174
Programs
Regular
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Morning Start
8:40 AM
Dismissal
3:30 PM
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