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November 07
Trailblazers Update - Nov 6, 2019


This Week’s Stories

Volunteers Needed!

In light of the recent announcement of budget cuts within the C.B.E. and anticipated reductions in support, we are asking for parent volunteers to listen to students read and play educational games. We are grateful for any time you can spare – even 45 minutes per week. Please contact Mrs. MacKenzie in the school office at 403-817-3576 or lamackenzie@cbe.ab.ca if you can help. In order to volunteer, you must have a current C.B.E. police clearance, which Mrs. MacKenzie can also help you with. More information about impacts to the school will be forthcoming.

Traffic Safety

During the next two weeks, our leadership group is collecting traffic safety data in order to brainstorm solutions to the traffic stress many of our families face during pick up and drop off at school. Students will observe the roads around our school, tallying the following traffic safety concerns:

·         Jaywalking

·         Encouraging others to jaywalk

·         Walking between buses/cars

·         Not following parking lot rules

·         Students being dropped off or picked up in unsafe locations

·         Vehicles parking too close to a crosswalk

·         Completing a U – turn in a crosswalk

Once our data is collected we will bring it to school council and brainstorm solutions that are within our control. Together, we can help keep our school safe for everyone.

 

Working toward Empathy

Again this week many of our leadership students are volunteering during lunch recess to collect data regarding playground behaviours.  School recess is an unstructured setting, which provides students with opportunities to learn how to navigate social situations confidently. As much as we try to avoid conflict, it is a part of life. One of the first strategies we have identified involves students managing their own emotions, which can be strong and may lead to hurtful behaviours. Helping students learn simple calming strategies such as deep belly breathing or counting to 10 is an important part of the conflict resolution process.

 

October 31
Trailblazers Update - October 30, 2019

Thursday, October 31st           

·         Halloween

·         Family House Groups – 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

·         First Fun Lunch – deadline to order October 25th (www.healthyhunger.ca)

Friday, November 1st

·         Non-Instruction Day

·         NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Friday, November 8th  

·         Picture Re-take Day – 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

·         Remembrance Day Ceremony – 10:30 a.m.

·         AM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

 

This Week’s Stories

 

Crosswalk Safety

We would like to remind families about the importance of being safe in our crosswalks. It is illegal to park within 5 metres of any crosswalk, and also illegal to do a U-Turn in a crosswalk. Both infractions carry traffic fines. Calgary Police Service has done an observation of our crosswalk on the west side of our school, and can see by the tire patterns on the painted lines that it is a common occurrence. As a result, we will work together with CPS and the City of Calgary to address traffic signage concerns.

 

Halloween – October 31st

Students are welcome to dress up for Halloween on October 31st. Please ensure costumes do not include masks, have weapons, or be anything that might scare our kindergarten students. On Halloween we keep to routines and learning as usual. Please ensure that students do not wear masks, have weapons or wear costumes that might scare our kindergarteners. If you would like to send in special classroom treats on this day, please make arrangements with your child’s teacher first to ensure allergies etc are considered.

Parents can send students with nut free candy on Nov. 4th & 5th in lunch kits only. After that, please do not send candy to school.

 

Working toward Empathy

This week many of our leadership students volunteered during lunch recess to collect data regarding playground behaviours.  School recess is an unstructured setting, which provides students with opportunities to learn how to navigate social situations confidently. As much as we try to avoid conflict, it is a part of life. One of the first strategies we have identified involves students managing their own emotions, which can be strong and may lead to hurtful behaviours. Helping students learn simple calming strategies such as deep belly breathing or counting to 10 is an important part of the conflict resolution process.

Picture Retake Day - November 8th

Picture Retakes are Friday, November 8th. We are in need of one volunteer. If you wish to have your child’s photo retaken, please return the original Proof Envelope or Proof Sheet, or send a handwritten note to your child’s teacher so he or she know to send your child for a retake. If your child tells their teacher they need a Retake but have forgotten their proof and do not have a note the photographer will still take their photo.

 

Remembrance Day Ceremony – Friday, November 8th – 10:30 a.m.

We invite our Ron Southern Families and community to join us at our Remembrance Day ceremony. We also invite any of our families who have served in the military past and present to proudly wear their uniforms to the ceremony. This includes our cadets and reservists. Poppies will be available at the ceremony. Each student will be given a poppy to wear.

Family House Groups

On Friday October 31st, students will again split into groups consisting of kindergarten to grade 6 students. The purpose of our family house groups is to support our wellness goal for the year, increasing empathy by helping students build connections. If you have your volunteer clearance and would like to be a part of this experience, please email Lea Mackenzie at ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.

Extra 2018-19 Yearbooks

We have a limited number of extra copies of last year’s yearbook. If you would like to purchase one, please bring $20 to the office; these will be available on a first come, first served basis.


October 23
Trailblazers Update - October 23, 2019

Friday, October 25th    

·         PM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

 

Thursday, October 31st           

·         Halloween

·         Family House Groups – 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

·         First Fun Lunch – deadline to order October 25th (www.healthyhunger.ca)

Friday, November 1st

·         Non-Instruction Day

·         NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

This Week’s Stories

 

CBE Independent Bullying Review – October 16, 2019

The CBE has received the independent internal review conducted by Dr. Kent Donlevy.  The purpose of the review was to measure the effectiveness of the CBE’s policy framework and practices to address bullying in CBE schools.

The CBE has created a Q&A that highlights key aspects of the review for your consideration. For the complete Q&A, click here.

 

General Questions about Bullying

1 | What is bullying?

The Education Act, and all Alberta school boards, including the CBE, define bullying as repeated and hostile or demeaning behavior by an individual in the school community where the behavior is intended to cause harm, fear or distress to one or more other individuals in the school community, including psychological harm or harm to an individual’s reputation. Bullying is not a normal part of growing up and does not build character.

2 | Is every instance of hurtful or bad behavior bullying?

No, but it is very important that any hurtful or bad behavior be addressed, and never ignored. For example, a conflict that occurs between two students in the heat of the moment is not bullying, but needs to be addressed.

3 | What can students, parents and communities do to prevent/address bullying?

This is a societal issue on which we all have to work together. Parents can help by listening to children, being a positive role model, setting consequences for unacceptable behavior, and by getting involved in their school’s bullying prevention initiatives. If they are concerned about their child, they should start with their child’s teacher. If parents are not satisfied with the outcome, the CBE has a concerns and complaints process that is clearly outlined on our website.

Students can and should also be part of the solution. If student see others being bullied, they should tell an adult. If they are being bullied themselves, they should tell an adult they trust, and keep telling them until they get help.

The CBE works with multiple community partners build positive relationships, create safe communities and prepare for the challenges of a complex, changing world.

 

4 | What is the CBE doing now to address bullying?

This year, every one of our schools has been asked to include a well-being for learning goal in their School Development Plan, and many participate in programs and activities that are aimed at developing resilience and preventing bullying. Addressing behavioral issues in the classroom is part of our work every day. Beyond academic success, we work to build character, citizenship and personal development. We also work with students, parents, staff and communities because we all play a part in preventing and addressing instances of bullying behavior.

5 | How are bullies dealt with now?

Bullying behavior is never tolerated, but the response to it can vary widely depending on the circumstances. The CBE has a student code of conduct and a progressive student discipline policy in place. Progressive student discipline means a whole school approach that uses a variety of interventions, supports and consequences to address inappropriate and unacceptable student behavior. The policy promotes positive behaviors that contribute to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment.

Extra 2018-19 Yearbooks

We have a limited number of extra copies of last year’s yearbook. If you would like to purchase one, please bring $20 to the office; these will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Halloween – October 31st

Students are welcome to dress up for Halloween on October 31st. Please ensure costumes do not include masks, have weapons, or be anything that might scare our kindergarten students. On Halloween we keep to routines and learning as usual. Please ensure that students do not wear masks, have weapons or wear costumes that might scare our kindergarteners. If you would like to send in special classroom treats on this day, please make arrangements with your child’s teacher first to ensure allergies etc are considered.

Head Lice (for Parents)

Head lice are a common problem, especially for children. They spread easily from person to person, and sometimes are tough to get rid of. Head lice are annoying, but they’re not dangerous and they don’t spread disease. We recommend that parents regularly check their children’s hair.

Head lice information can be found at https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Alberta/Pages/how-to-treat-head-lice.aspx, provided by Alberta Health Services.

When treating your child for head lice, it is important to follow the directions on the individual product. For further information, please access Alberta Health Services lice information at: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/health/Pages/searchHealthInfoByDC.aspx?ht=L&#LI

Family House Groups

On Friday October 31st, students will again split into groups consisting of kindergarten to grade 6 students. The purpose of our family house groups is to support our wellness goal for the year, increasing empathy by helping students build connections. If you have your volunteer clearance and would like to be a part of this experience, please email Lea Mackenzie at ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.

Remembrance Day Ceremony – Friday, November 8th – 10:30 a.m.

We invite our Ron Southern Families and community to join us at our Remembrance Day ceremony. We also invite any of our families who have served in the military past and present to proudly wear their uniforms to the ceremony. This includes our cadets and reservists.

AHS Community Education Service Free Learning Session – Tuesday, November 6th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

 

Enhanced Classroom Supports for Students

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) provides enhanced classroom supports to students. Throughout the year, professionals from speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy will be visiting our classrooms. These visits may include observing students’ work, interacting with students in large or small groups and working with teachers to support all students.

If our school learning team feels that your child would benefit from additional support, then the teacher, or another member of the learning team, will contact you.

This model of support reflects our belief in the importance of each student’s success throughout their learning journey. You and your child are at the center of this journey. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Tori Healing, Principal

tlhealing@cbe.ab.ca (403) 817-3576

 

Shaping the Future of High Schools

As part of the CBE’s commitment to continuous improvement and supporting student success, we need to balance enrolment among our high schools to provide all students with a variety of course options, extracurricular activities, athletics and arts opportunities.

Twenty high schools throughout Calgary will be part of this engagement. Within the next five years, the CBE will have ten high schools operating at more than 100 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools will be operating within the balanced range of 85-100 per cent.

Students who were in grade 6 in 2018-2019 will be impacted by the decisions. Parents are invited to attend sessions and/or provide feedback online by following this link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/get-involved/public-engagement/Pages/High-School-Engagement.aspx


Empathy –  This year our wellness goal is to increase student understanding of empathy and kindness. We will talk more about how we work towards school development goals at our next school council meeting on November 14, 2019. All parents are welcome to attend. 

October 18
Trailblazers Update - October 16, 2019

 Friday, October 18

·         ‘New 2 You’ Shopping Day – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

·         AM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

·         Family House Groups #2

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

·         Popcorn orders go home

 

This Week’s Stories

 

"New 2 You" Shopping Sale

Friday Oct 18.  8 am - 1 pm.  We are selling gently used clothing, outerwear, boots and shoes. Every item will be priced at $1, a fantastic deal.  Items not sold will be donated.  DONATIONS NEEDED - please drop off at school in lobby by Tuesday Oct 15.  If you need items picked up, please contact the school (403) 817-3576 or ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.

 

Remembrance Day Ceremony – Friday, November 8th – 10:30 a.m.

We invite our Ron Southern Families and community to join us at our Remembrance Day ceremony. We also invite any of our families who have served in the military past and present to proudly wear their uniforms to the ceremony. This includes our cadets and reservists.

 

Family House Groups

On Friday October 18th, students will again split into groups consisting of kindergarten to grade 6 students. The purpose of our family house groups the week is to introduce our wellness goal for the year, increasing empathy.  If you have your volunteer clearance and would like to be a part of this experience, please email Lea Mackenzie at ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca

 

Enhanced Classroom Supports for Students

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) provides enhanced classroom supports to students. Throughout the year, professionals from speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy will be visiting our classrooms. These visits may include observing students’ work, interacting with students in large or small groups and working with teachers to support all students. Please refer to the back of this letter for additional examples of the type of work these professionals engage in at our school.

If our school learning team feels that your child would benefit from additional support, then the teacher, or another member of the learning team, will contact you.

This model of support reflects our belief in the importance of each student’s success throughout their learning journey. You and your child are at the center of this journey. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Tori Healing, Principal

tlhealing@cbe.ab.ca (403) 817-3576

 

Shaping the Future of High Schools

As part of the CBE’s commitment to continuous improvement and supporting student success, we need to balance enrolment among our high schools to provide all students with a variety of course options, extracurricular activities, athletics and arts opportunities.

Twenty high schools throughout Calgary will be part of this engagement. Within the next five years, the CBE will have ten high schools operating at more than 100 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools will be operating within the balanced range of 85-100 per cent.

Students who were in grade 6 in 2018-2019 will be impacted by the decisions. Parents are invited to attend sessions and/or provide feedback online by following this link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/get-involved/public-engagement/Pages/High-School-Engagement.aspx

 

RS 2019-20 Calendar – Our full year calendar can be found on our web page under the ‘About Us’ tab. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/RonSouthern/Pages/default.aspx

 

Attendance Line/Lates  - If your child will be absent or late, we need to know! Please phone 403-817-3576 ext. 1 or email ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.

 

 

Empathy: We have to be in touch with our own feelings in order to understand someone else's.

Brene Brown

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October 15
Trailblazers Update - October 9

Dates to Remember

 

Friday, October 11

  • Non-instruction Day
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, October 15

  • Picture Day – two volunteers needed

Friday, October 18

  • AM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. dismissal for all students

 

This Week’s Stories

Parent Society/School Council Meeting

Thursday, Oct 10 at 6:15 p.m.  Please join us. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  We will be setting our plan for activities for the entire school year.

 

"New 2 You" Shopping Sale

Friday Oct 18.  8 am - 1 pm.  We are selling gently used clothing, outerwear, boots and shoes. Every item will be priced at $1, a fantastic deal.  Items not sold will be donated.  DONATIONS NEEDED - please drop off at school in lobby by Tuesday Oct 15.  If you need items picked up, please contact the school (403) 817-3576 or ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.

 

Picture Day – Tuesday, October 15th

Picture Day is coming on Tuesday, October 15.
After Picture Day, order your pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

We are in need of two volunteers – from 8:00 a.m. till approx. 12:15 p.m. If you can help, please contact Mrs. MacKenzie in the school office at (403) 817-3576 or lamackenzie@cbe.ab.ca. Volunteers will receive a helper coupon toward a picture package.

 

Shaping the Future of High Schools

As part of the CBE’s commitment to continuous improvement and supporting student success, we need to balance enrolment among our high schools to provide all students with a variety of course options, extracurricular activities, athletics and arts opportunities.

Twenty high schools throughout Calgary will be part of this engagement. Within the next five years, the CBE will have ten high schools operating at more than 100 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools will be operating within the balanced range of 85-100 per cent.

Students who were in grade 6 in 2018-2019 will be impacted by the decisions. Parents are invited to attend sessions and/or provide feedback online by following this link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/get-involved/public-engagement/Pages/High-School-Engagement.aspx

 

RS 2019-20 Calendar – Our full year calendar can be found on our web page under the ‘About Us’ tab. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/RonSouthern/Pages/default.aspx

 

Attendance Line/Lates  - If your child will be absent or late, we need to know! Please phone 403-817-3576 ext. 1 or email ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.​

October 02
Trailblazers Update - Oct 2, 2019

Dates to Remember

Thursday, October 3

  • Calgary Cavalry Football Club Assembly – Grades K, 1, 2, 3 (families welcome)

Friday, October 4

  • PM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. dismissal for all students

Friday, October 11

  • Non-instruction Day
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

This Week’s Stories

Seeking Donations for Technology Projects:

Mr. MacKenzie is in need of the following items for a special project. If you are able to donate any items from the list, please drop them off in the office.

5 SD cards

5 Old keyboards

HDMI cables

1 old desktop screen or old projector or similar screen

Headphones

Old VCRs that can be taken apart

Picture Day – Tuesday, October 15th

Picture Day is coming on Tuesday, October 15.
After Picture Day, order your pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

Family House Groups

On Friday September 27, students split into groups consisting of kindergarten to grade 6 students. This initiative will happen the last Friday of each month. The purpose of our family house groups is to strengthen connections across our school as we promote health and wellness. Each month these house groups will gather to complete collaborative challenges and celebrate special events. If you have your volunteer clearance and would like to be a part of this experience, please email Lea Mackenzie at ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca

What is up with Parent Society!

We are excited to announce our next community event: "New 2 You" Shopping Day. The sale is Friday, October 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We have received some donations, but WE STILL NEED MORE. Donations will be accepted until October 11th. We all have clothing lying around the house that no longer fit our little ones, but could very well benefit another child. We are now collecting gently used clothing and outerwear, donation bins are set up at the school.  Clothing must be clean and ready to wear. No bathing suite, socks or undergarments. Proceeds will support classroom activities.  What can't be sold will be donated. 

Parent Society School Council Meeting – Thursday, October 10 at 6:15 p.m.

The next Parent Society School Council meeting is Thursday, October 10th at 6:15 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Everyone is welcome! We will be discussing our KINDNESS plan, the Playground Enhancements underway, our Fundraising Plan $$$ i.e. this year’s goals and this year’s needs as well as this year’s Fun! School Administration will give an update. You DO NOT have to be on the executive to HELP make our school AWESOME !

Learning Commons Update

Our profound gratitude to all the parents and students of Ron Southern School for joining us in our book fair. We surpassed the sales from last year’s book fair and the teachers received more book support for their classrooms. Thank you to the volunteer crews who helped in setting up the fair and manning the fair in various capacity. Hopefully everyone will support our book fair with the same enthusiasm next year.

Calgary Public Library Book Truck Visit

Ron Southern School had the first Calgary Public Library Book Truck visit September 25th. About 100 students, equipped with their own library cards, used the CPL service. The CPL librarians commented on how well behaved and patient as our students were as they waited for their turn to board the truck. The children enjoyed the awesome experience and look forward to the next Book Truck visit on October 23, 2019 from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Application forms for CPL library cards are still available to students who wish to borrow from the Book Truck.

Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Program

Did you know your Grade 6 student can keep active at the YMCA for free this year? Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, every Grade 6 student in Calgary receives a free YMCA membership and active programming throughout their Grade 6 year. Pick up a registration form at any YMCA, fill it out and take it to the YMCA with your child’s Grade 5 report card, school ID or a signed letter from the school.

RS 2019-20 Calendar – Our full year calendar can be found on our web page under the ‘About Us’ tab. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/RonSouthern/Pages/default.aspx

Teacher Blogs - Teachers are busy getting their classroom blogs set up. These blogs will be found on the school web page under ‘Teaching and Learning’.

Attendance Line/Lates  - If your child will be absent or late, we need to know! Please phone 403-817-3576 ext. 1 or email ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.

September 25
Trailblazers Update - Sept 25, 2019

Friday, September 27

·         AM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

·         Family house challenges 10:15-11:00 a.m.

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

Monday, September 30

·         Orange Shirt Day

·         Fall Apparel Orders Due

Thursday, October 3

·         Calgary Cavalry Football Club Assembly – Grades K, 1, 2, 3 (families welcome)

Friday, October 4

·         PM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

 

This Week’s Stories

Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters – Monday, September 30     

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for all people to come together in the spirit of reconciliation. Orange Shirt day began in 2013 when residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, shared how her orange shirt was taken away on her first day at a residential school. 

Students and families can show support for promoting reconciliation in welcoming, caring, respectful, safe, and inclusive school communities by wearing an orange shirt. 

Family House Groups

On Friday September 27, students will split into groups consisting of kindergarten to grade 6 students. The purpose of our family house groups is to strengthen connections across our school as we promote health and wellness. Each month these house groups will gather to complete collaborative challenges and celebrate special events. If you have your volunteer clearance and would like to be a part of this experience, please email Lea Mackenzie at ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca

What is up with Parent Society!

We are excited to announce our next community event: "New 2 You" Shopping Night coming in mid October! We have received some donations, but more are needed and will be accepted until October 11th. We all have clothing lying around the house that no longer fit our little ones, but could very well benefit another child. We are now collecting gently used clothing and outerwear, donation bins are set up at the school.  Clothing must be clean and ready to wear. No bathing suite, socks or undergarments. Proceeds will support classroom activities.  What can't be sold will be donated. 


Ron Southern Spirit Wear

We're excited to once again offer our students and families an opportunity to purchase Ron Southern Apparel. If you are interested, please visit the link below. Please note, orders will only be processed through the link; we cannot take orders in the office. As all clothing is made to order, exchanges due to incorrect sizing will not be possible, so if you are unsure what size(s) are best we have samples available to try on in the office. The deadline to order is Monday, September 30th. Items will be delivered to the school approximately 6 weeks after orders close. 

https://ronsouthernschoolspiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale

Learning Commons Update

Thanks to all of our Ron Southern Families for their support of our Scholastic Book Fair. Because of your purchases, we were able to buy nearly $1000 worth of books from Scholastic for our library.

Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Program

Did you know your Grade 6 student can keep active at the YMCA for free this year? Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, every Grade 6 student in Calgary receives a free YMCA membership and active programming throughout their Grade 6 year. Pick up a registration form at any YMCA, fill it out and take it to the YMCA with your child’s Grade 5 report card, school ID or a signed letter from the school.

 

September 19
Trailblazer Sept 18

Dates to Remember

 

Thursday, September 19

·         Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

·         Scholastic Book Fair – 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

·         Signed student consent forms and demographics verification forms are due back to the school.

Friday, September 20

·         Parent/Teacher Conferences – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

·         Scholastic Book Fair – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

·         Non-Instructional Day – No school for students

Thursday, September 26th

·         PM Kindergarten Terry Fox Run – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, September 27

·         Terry Fox Run – 11:00 a.m.

·         AM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

 

This Week’s Stories

 

What is up with Parent Society!

We are excited to announce our next community event: "New 2 You" Shopping Night coming in mid October!
Donations are needed and will be accepted until October 11th. We all have clothing lying around the house that no longer fit our little ones, but could very well benefit another child. We are now collecting gently used clothing and outerwear, donation bins are set up at the school.  Clothing must be clean and ready to wear. No bathing suite, socks or undergarments. Proceeds will support classroom activities.  What can't be sold will be donated. 

 

Terry Fox Run – Friday, September 27 – 11:00 a.m.

In school, we will be raising awareness about the Marathon of Hope, collecting “Toonies for Terry” and participating in the Terry Fox School Run on Friday, September 27th. During the next week, we hope that each student will be able to donate a toonie ($2.00), for this important charity, change people’s lives for the better, and #Be like Terry Fox. The names of students who participate in raising Toonies for Terry will be entered into a draw to win a Terry Fox T-shirt.

To conclude this special week, the entire school will come together on Friday at 11:00 am for a special assembly and a school run/walk. Parents and the community are encouraged to join us the in this opportunity to deepen our awareness of Terry’s contribution to the world. Kindergarten PM students will have their own Terry Fox run on Thursday, September 26th at 1:45 pm.

 

WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO LINE THE ROUTE FOR THE TERRY FOX RUN. IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE FROM 10:00-11:45 AM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, AND HAVE CURRENT POLICE CLEARANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

Ron Southern Spirit Wear

We're excited to once again offer our students and families an opportunity to purchase Ron Southern Apparel. If you are interested, please visit the link below. Please note, orders will only be processed through the link; we cannot take orders in the office. As all clothing is made to order, exchanges due to incorrect sizing will not be possible, so if you are unsure what size(s) are best we have samples available to try on in the office. The deadline to order is Monday, September 30th. Items will be delivered to the school approximately 6 weeks after orders close. 

https://ronsouthernschoolspiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale

 Learning Commons Update

Our annual Book Fair is coming! It will be held on September 19-20, 2019 at the Learning Commons during the parent-teacher conference.

There are lots of new books to choose from, contests to win and a chance to support the reading resources of your child’s classroom.

In a 2015 survey conducted by Scholastic, children who are allowed to read a book of their own choice are 3 times more likely to be a frequent reader.

See you all at the book fair!

 Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Program

Did you know your Grade 6 student can keep active at the YMCA for free this year? Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, every Grade 6 student in Calgary receives a free YMCA membership and active programming throughout their Grade 6 year. Pick up a registration form at any YMCA, fill it out and take it to the YMCA with your child’s Grade 5 report card, school ID or a signed letter from the school.

 RS 2019-20 Calendar – Our full year calendar can be found on our web page under the ‘About Us’ tab. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/RonSouthern/Pages/default.aspx

 Teacher Blogs - Teachers are busy getting their classroom blogs set up. These blogs will be found on the school web page under ‘Teaching and Learning’.

 Attendance Line/Lates  - If your child will be absent or late, we need to know! Please phone 403-817-3576 ext. 1 or email ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca. 

September 12
Trailblazer Update Sept 11

Dates to Remember

 Thursday, September 12

·         Parent Conferences open for booking online at 4:00 p.m.

·         Book Conferences online from your MyCBE Account. Instructions  

on how to sign up for your MyCBE Account were sent home in the student packages today. You can also access online help at https://www.cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/MyCBE-PowerSchool.aspx.

Friday, September 13

·         PM Kindergarten attends 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

·         12 p.m. dismissal for all students

Monday, September 16

·         Grade 6 immunizations

Tuesday, September 17

·         Grade 4/5 Field Trip – Wetland Discovery Days at Bow Habitat Station

Thursday, September 19

·         Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

·         Signed student consent forms and demographics verification forms are due back to the school.

Friday, September 20

·         Parent/Teacher Conferences – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 This Week’s Stories

 Ron Southern Spirit Wear

We're excited to once again offer our students and families an opportunity to purchase Ron Southern Apparel. If you are interested, please visit the link below. Please note, orders will only be processed through the link; we cannot take orders in the office. As all clothing is made to order, exchanges due to incorrect sizing will not be possible, so if you are unsure what size(s) are best we have samples available to try on in the office. The deadline to order is Monday, September 30th. Items will be delivered to the school approximately 6 weeks after orders close. 

 https://ronsouthernschoolspiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale

 Learning Commons Update

Our annual Book Fair is coming! It will be held on September 19-20, 2019 at the Learning Commons during the parent-teacher conference.

There are lots of new books to choose from, contests to win and a chance to support the reading resources of your child’s classroom.

In a 2015 survey conducted by Scholastic, children who are allowed to read a book of their own choice are 3 times more likely to be a frequent reader.

See you all at the book fair!

 Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Program

Did you know your Grade 6 student can keep active at the YMCA for free this year? Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, every Grade 6 student in Calgary receives a free YMCA membership and active programming throughout their Grade 6 year. Pick up a registration form at any YMCA, fill it out and take it to the YMCA with your child’s Grade 5 report card, school ID or a signed letter from the school.

 

RS 2019-20 Calendar – Our full year calendar can be found on our web page under the ‘About Us’ tab. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/RonSouthern/Pages/default.aspx

 

Teacher Blogs - Teachers are busy getting their classroom blogs set up. These blogs will be found on the school web page under ‘Teaching and Learning’.

 

Attendance Line/Lates  - If your child will be absent or late, we need to know! Please phone 403-817-3576 ext. 1 or email ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.​ 

September 10
Trailblazer Updates

Dates to Remember

Thursday, September 5

  • RS Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Don't forget to bring a water bottle!

Friday, September 6

  • AM Kindergarten Attends 8am-12pm
  • 12pm dismissal for all students

Thursday, September 12

  • Parent Conferences open for booking online

Friday, September 13

  • PM Kindergarten Attends 8am-12pm

This Week's Stories

RS 2019-20 Calendar – Our full year calendar can be found on our web page under the 'About Us' tab. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/RonSouthern/Pages/default.aspx

Teacher Blogs - Teachers are busy getting their classroom blogs set up. These blogs will be found on the school web page under 'Teaching and Learning'.

Attendance Line/Lates - If your child will be absent or late, we need to know! Please phone 403-817-3576 ext. 1 or email ronsouthern@cbe.ab.ca.​

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