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October Newsletter


Newsletter | October 2019
Administration’s Message
  As we move into the early stages of October, we have some exciting news to share with you.  We would like to welcome to our staff, Scott Perrin our new Grade 4/5 Teacher.  Scott comes with a variety of experiences and a wealth of knowledge that will help him transition into our School community.  We are also excited that our school will have support from our System Area Strategists in the areas of Math and Literacy.  This system strategy will help build capacity from a school wide approach and will provide students and teachers with continued strategies and assessment practices that will support the overall learning of all of our students.  We are delighted with the wealth of knowledge and excitement these new staff members bring to our school community. Another important announcement regarding change is that some of our classrooms have shifted locations based on our ability to hire a new teacher.  The major classroom changes took place in Grade’s 4/5, Kindergarten and within our straight Grade 1 class.  It should be noted that all lineup locations remain the same for pickup and drop off.    One final change that we would like to highlight is the shift within our lunch program.  As noted in our previous newsletter students are eating lunch in the gym in two groups.  Based on parent feedback we have made a few modifications to help students transition successfully into this part of the day.  Our grade 3, 4 and 5 students will all place their lunch bags in their classroom bin prior to going outside for recess at 12:00.  We are also making a daily announcement over the intercom to remind students to check that their lunch is in the bin.  Finally, if you are bringing lunch for your child, please bring it to the office prior to 12:00 so that our lunch supervisors can take the lunch to the gym for your child.   Literacy and Math will continue to be our primary focus this year as it is an integral part of the Calgary Board of Education’s three-year education plan. As a teaching and learning community, we have been focusing on analysing the results from last year’s School Development Plan.  We are pleased to report that the data indicates that students made progress in the area of Literacy last year but continued intentional work in this area is still needed. Teachers will be sharing their work in this endeavour at Student Led Conferences in November.  Look for our new School Development Plan on our website in early November.  We are pleased to announce that our first Parent Teacher Interviews/Meet the Teacher Evening and BBQ were well attended, thank you for your commitment to your child’s education.  Our interviews will be Student Led Conferences and will occur on November 21 (evening) and 22 (morning).  Look for a school messenger notice later in October regarding when you can start booking interviews as bookings will take place through an online format.  Step by step instructions will be sent via messenger when this is to take place.   Our Annual AGM Meeting occurred last week and we are excited to announce that our Executive Committee was elected in.  Our next Parent Council meeting will take place Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00PM.  We are excited to announce that our Parent Council will be hosting a special lunch event here at Abbeydale School through an online ordering system, Healthy Hunger (More information to follow).   On September 30 we celebrated the significance behind Orange Shirt day.  Our entire student body was present in a school wide assembly that supported people coming together in the spirit of reconciliation.  Extension activities were also done in the classroom to give perspective and context to the significance behind this important day.  Thank you to our Grade ¾ students for all of your hard work.    We are pleased to announce that our Grade 5 patroller’s team will initiate their service to the Abbeydale Community on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:50 am.  Unfortunately, we must announce that our team is only able to support one crosswalk this school year.  The crosswalk directly in front of the school will be closed.    Finally, our entire staff would like to wish each of you a safe and happy fall break holiday.  Our break starts on Monday, October 14.  Classes resume on Monday, October 21.  Some housekeeping items: All students who stay for lunch this year need to be registered. Registration, payment and waiver application can be done online at http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/fees-and-waivers/Pages/default.aspx  MyCBE/PowerSchool If at any time you require assistance, please contact the school. Noon supervision registration is required regardless of method or time frame of payment schedules or waivers.   A reminder that this is Calgary and we have some crazy weather in this part of the world! Please ensure that you have your child dressed for the weather of the day. It is the policy of the Calgary Board of Education that recess may be held indoors when the temperature is at or below minus 20°C (including the wind chill factor). We feel very strongly that it is important that the children are able to go and enjoy the outside playgrounds so please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately.   As always, we have an open-door policy and welcome visits from parents; please feel free to drop by!!       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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School Contacts

Principal
Mrs Tresa Pedersen Wright
Assistant Principal
Mr Gregory Bennett
Education Director
Mr Scott MacNeill
Trustee
Marilyn Dennis

School Information

Grades
K-05
Enrolment
299
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:05 AM
Dismissal
2:35 PM
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