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June Principal's Message

Wow, I cannot believe that it is June already and we are into our final month of the 2018-2019 school year! It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming our students back to school to start the year.
When I visit the classrooms each morning, I see so much growth in our students, and their abilities to manage their learning with great success. Students at all grade levels have shown steady progress in their academic learning.  Students continue to demonstrate increased confidence.  Our Grade 6 students will soon be heading off to junior high and I am confident that they are well prepared for what lies ahead.
We are looking forward to our final Fresh Air Fridays and hope that the weather cooperates so the Grade 1 and 2 students can get the garden beds planted. The Environment Committee will be organizing watering bees for both the gardens and the aspens for the summer months. Please watch for details of this opportunity coming out very soon. We have one more visit with Saakokoto and we want to enjoy our last visit with him up on Nose Hill. We are hopeful that he will be able to share more stories of the land as we continue to develop our understanding of Indigenous perspectives. We welcome families to join us on June 21 up on Nose Hill as we celebrate the summer solstice and our last Fresh air Friday of the 2018-2019 school year. 
June is a month full of events and activities for the students and staff.  Bike-to-School day took place yesterday, June 4, and we had many of our students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 ride their bikes to school. Our Grade 5 and 6 students headed off to Camp Chief Hector for four days of Outdoor School. They were certainly excited and maybe a little nervous to be heading out. Our Grade 6 students begin the stretch of writing their Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT) on June 11 beginning with Social Studies, followed by Math Part B on June 12, Language Arts Part B on June 13, and Math Part A on June 14, and will finish up on June 17 with Science. I am sure they will all breathe a sigh of relief when they complete their last exam. We know our students have been studying and reviewing for these exams and will all do well. Our final School Council meeting for the 2018-2019 school year is being held on the evening of June 11 in the Learning Commons at 6 pm. Elections for the new executive will take place at this meeting.  On Wednesday, June 12, our School Council Environment Committee will be hosting a Sun Circle Kick-off Event. This event will take place in the natural spaces surrounding Dr. Coffin and will include treats and activities such as a scavenger hunt, orienteering, and planting your own seeds from home will be part of the fun. The Environment Committee will host our final Treat Day on June 19. June 21 is our final Fresh Air Friday for the year and we will spend this morning, weather permitting, up on Nose Hill.  On June 24, we will have our school-wide Sports Day during the morning. Thank you in advance to all our volunteers for helping teachers to run stations and serve treats at the rest station. Our year-end assembly will be on June 25 in the morning and this day will mark the final day of classes for our kindergarten students.  We say farewell to our wonderful group of Grade 6 students at the Grade 6 Farewell assembly during the afternoon of June 25. This special assembly for our Grade 6 students and their families will take place at 2 pm.  Mrs. Wilkens will welcome our upcoming kindergarten children for a one-hour classroom visit on June 26 from 9 -10 am. The last day of classes for our Grade 1 to 6 students is June 26 and we will dismiss at 12:00 on this final day of classes. Students will receive their report card at dismissal on June 26.  

Thank you for your continued support of the teaching and learning at Dr. E. W. Coffin School.
Together in education,

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Dr. E.W. Coffin School

5615 Barrett Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2L 1W4
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