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February Newsletter

​Newsletter | February 2020
February marks an emphasis on caring, sharing and being kind and respectful.  Our Second Step Program Lessons are centered on what we need to do to be a good friend and how to take care of ourselves in a positive way.  The month will culminate with a week focussing on anti-bullying.  We will have an assembly on Wednesday, February 26th to celebrate anti-bullying together.  All staff and students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt in support of anti-bullying.  In support of pro-social development we will be encouraging acts of kindness and will be giving out “I got caught” slips when students display these wonderful interactions.  We will also be having a dance residency this month; paid for by our School Council!  Students will be learning Hip Hop with inclusion of popular South American dance steps!  The residency by SoundKreations runs February 12, 18, 19, 20, and 21, with a performance on Friday the 21st (around 11:00am).  Everyone is welcome to come see the students’ moves!!!!   There are a few staff changes that have occurred.  Mrs. Titterington’s temporary contract to teach Music finished and we hired Ms. Andra Slavic to join our team.  Mrs. Anton has returned to the lunch room again and we are in the process of hiring an Educational Assistant to work in our Kindergarten classrooms.  Mrs. Pedder has returned to work in the lunch room.    Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year opened at the end of January.  We have 14 registrations so far.  We will continue to take registrations through the rest of the school year.  At this time we are asking preferences for morning, afternoon, or full days as we do not know whether we will be offering full day or half day programming for Kindergarten next year.   In regard to our School Development Plan, we continue to work hard with students to increase their achievement in the areas of Mathematics and English Language Learning.  Ms. Horne, our Math Strategist is working with teachers on creation of 3- Act Math Tasks.  The intent of creating these kinds of tasks for students is so that they can participate in diverse experiences where they are using and talking about their strategies to solve a problem.  We want them to see relationships with numbers and “invent” their own strategies. The focus is on getting students to use their reasoning skills to solve complex problems.  Tasks are interesting because they often center on real life situations that need an answer so motivation is higher for students to find the answer.  Ms. Miller, our Literacy Strategist is coming to support teachers with strategies to enhance their guided reading and literacy activities.  She will be personalizing the work she does in each classroom based on teachers’ reflections and areas they have identified that they want to improve in.  Our strategists are fantastic supports for our school and we are delighted to have the opportunity to have their support in our professional development.    The third area we are focussing on for our School Development Plan is in the area of Well-Being.  We are using the Second Step Program weekly in every classroom to support student’s learning of prosocial skills and preparation for leaning.  Students are setting weekly goals in the area of learning and social skill development.  Their goals are personalized for each of them and are written in their agendas.  Teachers support them through the week to utilize strategies to accomplish their goals.  Our Celebration of Learning on February 27th will be focussing on this area of development.  We’d love to see everyone come out for this Celebration of Learning to learn more about the Second Step Program.   As occurs annually, Alberta Education has sent out the Accountability Pillar Survey to all parents of grade 4 and 5 students.  The survey is meant to gather information from parents, students and teachers regarding the education provided at each school in the province.  If you are a parent/guardian of a grade 4 or 5 student, please complete the survey either in paper form or online so that you can have a voice in the education of your child.  If you need assistance, please see Mrs. Wright or Mr. Bennett at the school office and we will help you in any way we can.  If you want to do the survey online but don’t have a computer, we will lend you a laptop and a quiet space in the school (with a coffee or tea) so that you can complete the survey.  Your children and your children’s teachers will all be completing the survey this month.  Accountability Pillar Surveys must be completed before February 28th.   As a school community, we always try to work collaboratively with our partners.  Southland Transportation has requested that we give a friendly reminder to parents that the front of the school is only for bus parking and that vehicles cannot park there at any point throughout the day.  We appreciate your support in this matter and always enjoy hearing from you.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the wonderful events taking place at Abbeydale School this month.      Tresa Pedersen Wright                                                  Greg Bennett Principal                                                                       Assistant Principal

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Abbeydale School

320 Abergale Dr NE Calgary, AB, T2A 6W2
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Mrs Tresa Pedersen Wright
Assistant Principal
Mr Gregory Bennett
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Mr Scott MacNeill
Marilyn Dennis

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