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  • G.W. Skene Gives Back!

  • Kindergarten Registration Starts on January 14, 2019 at all CBE Schools

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Principal's Message

January/February 2019

Happy New Year! Looking back on 2018, there were many celebrations and wonderful learning opportunities for our students. We look forward to doing it all again for 2019. We hope you were all able to enjoy a restful and fun winter break. We were excited to welcome back all of our students who appear excited to continue their learning and improving each day and we appreciate all of your support with this. What a great community we have!
Report cards went home with students on the last day of school before the break. We hope you had an opportunity to review these with your child and discuss his/her learning. If you have any questions about the report cards please contact your child’s teacher.
Staffing News
Mrs. Jenna Brown welcomed her baby on January 2 and will be taking the next year off to be at home. We are excited to welcome Ms. Lisa Swann to our Room 4/Grade 3 classroom. This will be a smooth transition as Ms. Swann has been in our building many times and our students know her well.
Ms. Anu Bishnoi has officially been hired full time to work in our SKILL classroom as an education assistant. The students and us are lucky to have her. She has been in the position since August and we appreciate her support.
Ms. Patty Knott will be joining our team on January 21 as our Admin E Secretary in the office. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and we are excited to have her on our team. Please take a moment to come into the office and introduce yourself.
G. W. Skene is a mindful school. We have mindful moments every day where students learn about this practice. The simple practices at the core of mindfulness help students become resilient, focused and mindful learners. Research shows that practicing mindfulness improves self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. We have seen great gains with our students and staff as we practice this together. Please make sure to ask your child about mindfulness and how it is helping them become great learners.
School Development Plan
You can find a copy of our School Development Plan on our school website. One focus for our school this year is implementing high impact teaching strategies in mathematics and literacy. We meet together as educators often for professional development where we learn, practice and improve in our teaching in order to meet the needs of each student. We also work closely with our math coach, Mrs. Hayward, to ensure the most effective teaching is taking place. We are excited to be involved in this great work and will continue to focus on this for the remainder of the school year.
Upcoming Important Dates
Please view our calendar page and make a note of these dates on your personal calendar. Select the Calendar View button to print the calendar.

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G.W. Skene School

6226 Penbrooke Dr SE Calgary, AB, T2A 6M7
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Mr Derek Siakaluk
Assistant Principal
Mrs Jillian Scarrow
Area Director
Mr Scott MacNeill
Mr Richard Hehr

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8:48 AM
3:30 PM
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