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  • Update | Fee Refund Process for Families

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Principal's Message

April 9 2020

​Dear Families 
With the first week of emergency schooling under our belts, I am encouraged by the feedback I am receiving. I know the “light up” when teachers and students first meet online is magical. Those connections and relationships are powerful.  I also know every day is different, the expectations are sometimes huge, and the situation can be, at times, monumental.  There have been days this week, as I tried desperately to configure my own child’s technology to use G Suite for Education (Google Meets, Google Classroom etc.) that I sat practicing my deep breathing so I wouldn’t dissolve into a puddle on the floor. Every family has their own reality. We know there are families in our community where both parents have been laid off, we know there are families with 3 or 4 CJP students all huddled around 1 computer. We also know there are families who have no technology aside from an outdated flip phone.  Even more burdensome, we know there are families struggling to pay rent, there are families with limited or no food. We are working day in day out at CJP to assist and connect all of our families to services and materials to meet their needs. We are hopeful by the end of next week we will have an understanding of how to put technology in the hands of those families who have told their teacher they need it, we are hopeful we will have some direction regarding sharing paper packets with families in safe ways. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take up these new challenges as best we can. 
I want all families to know, we will be here to provide all CJP students with opportunities to learn. We will be here to support and guide all students with their emotional well-being. We know, a child with strong well-being is better able to learn. Most importantly though, is for our entire community to be gentle to yourself. Please don’t worry that your child will fall behind academically.  Know, when children return to school we will meet each and every one of them where they are at and move them forward. We are all in this together. It is impossible for a parent to deliver the content once delivered in a classroom to your child at home, while I applaud everyone for their best efforts, know this is difficult work. We simply cannot replicate at home what a child receives in school. Our children are not simply missing academic time. They are also being denied important social interaction and language development earned among peers. With over 2 decades of practice and extensive education on this very subject, I struggle to deliver this to my two littles at home, and Messenger Kids will never make up for the friend connection. It is tough work.  
We all need to accept that this is an extraordinary moment in time. We are all reacting and managing this time in very different ways. Please be gentle to yourself and your family. Seek opportunities for informal learning, think of the incredible learning your child did before they entered Kindergarten and know, you provided them with incredible daily lessons. Not all learning happens in the school. The first and very best teacher to every child is their parent. Don’t underestimate the learning that happens in your home, in your backyard and around the dinner table.  Without a doubt, there will be lessons missed, online sessions forgotten, or the burden of an assigned task will be too much. It is OK to turn off the computer, recycle the task list for the day and head into the garden to play a game of keep away or simply watch the birds return to their familiar trees.  Please look after yourself. Be gentle on the expectations you have of yourself and your treasured children.  
I hope everyone finds some joy in the warmth of the sun today and the holiday weekend allows for time for connection with loved ones. 
Dr. Bettesworth and Ms. Sharpe 

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Captain John Palliser School

1484 Northmount Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2L 0G6
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Leanne Bettesworth
Assistant Principal
Miss Helen Sharpe
Education Director
Mrs Prem Randhawa
Althea Adams

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Exceptional/Complex Needs Montessori Regular
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3:50 PM
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