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School Council and Parent Association Meetings are held in the Learning Plaza the third Thursday of each month starting at 6:30 PM.

January 17, 2019February 21. 2019April 18, 2019May 23, 2019June 13, 2019

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Co-Chairs: Kelly Hume, Katey FokKey Communicator / CAPSC Rep: VacantTreasurer: Anita RoncinCasino: Monique Morin, Dianne StuartFun Lunch: Nadia Hutton, Cathy Hockenhull, Jane Radiff, Ryann [...]

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    Assessment, Mental Health, Events

    The month of January has gone by quickly. During this month, students and teachers focused on assessment in preparation for the first term report card. As set out in the Calgary Board of Education’s Three Year Plan framework, we continue to address how to differentiate learning for students so that they can personalize learning to meet their individual needs. When addressing effective assessment, Formative Assessment or Assessment for Learning has been proven to be critical for student success. Formative Assessment is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures employed by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student achievement. It typically involves qualitative feedback (rather than scores) for both student and teacher that focuses on the details of content and performance. It is commonly contrasted with Summative Assessment, which seeks to monitor educational outcomes. Assessment is a central element in curriculum design: it is the critical link between learning outcomes, content and learning and teaching activities. Assessment not only gauges what students have learned; it also shapes how students approach learning. Often assessment is the first thing to be considered by students in planning their engagement with a topic. At Olympic Heights School it is important for all students to know how they learn best and to have a voice in the learning process.
    Report cards went home on Thursday, January 31. Report Cards are one part of the assessment of your child’s learning. Assessment of student learning is a culmination of a variety of assessment strategies which include: teacher observations and anecdotal notes, student portfolios, reflective journals, tests, rubrics, student presentations/projects and student self-assessment. We know that when students are involved in their own assessment it provides them with descriptive and reflective feedback which has a powerful impact on individual student learning and achievement. Please take some time to sit down with your child to discuss the comments and assessment of learning. This is a great opportunity to review learning goals and talk about strategies and next steps.
    At Olympic Heights School we continue to address mental health, stress, and anxiety in student learners. As a staff we seek to develop a deeper understanding of how mental health affects and impacts students. The belief is that students need explicit instruction which focuses on the social-emotional aspects of learning, which will result in improved academic learning. There is an understanding that students vary in regards to their social-emotional needs and what it takes to be successful in the classroom. It is important that our classrooms reflect social belonging and the emotional safety of all students. Moving forward, some of the areas that our staff and students continue to focus on include:
    Recognizing and managing emotions – self-regulation, self-discipline, impulse control, and coping strategies for stress through mindfulness
    Setting and working towards positive goals – goal-setting (academic and social-emotional)
    Appreciating the perspective of others
    Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with peers and adults
    Making responsible decisions and choices
    Handling interpersonal situations constructively
    Seeing feedback as positive and growth-oriented
    Developing self-awareness and the capacity to reflect on one’s feelings, values, and behaviours
    Developing social awareness and the ability to view situations with respect through social and cultural norms of others and celebrating diversity
    When students develop the knowledge and skills around positive mental health, they develop resiliency and the capacity to maintain a health well-being for life. Here are some ways to strengthen a child’s mental health.
    Kindergarten Registration began Monday, January 11 and we have had a good response to registration. Please remember proof of your child’s name, date of birth and citizenship is required (i.e. birth certificate, passport, Canadian Citizenship Certificate) upon registration. You will also need to bring information that confirms your address. Children born on or before March 1, 2015 are eligible to register for the 2019-2020 school year. We are happy to answer any questions regarding instructional programming or the school community and welcome continued collaborative support from our caring Olympic Heights School families.
    Calgary Teacher’s Convention is on February 14 and 15,, 2019. The theme for this year’s convention is “Sharing Ideas – Leading Learning”. Teachers value this time of professional learning and always come back feeling refreshed and renewed with innovative and practical ideas that will further engage their students. Our support staff will also be engaged in their own convention.
    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This day is about celebrating relationships and showing those around us how much we care for them. It is always helpful to have conversations with children around building positive relationships and how these positive
    We wish everyone a wonderful Family Day weekend. Enjoy the time off, be safe and create new memories with family and friends. School resumes Tuesday, February 19.

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    Olympic Heights School

    875 Strathcona Dr SW Calgary, AB, T3H 2Z7
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    Mr Dave Quon
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    Ms Tiffany Austin
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    Mr Calvin Davies
    Lisa Davis

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    3:50 PM
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