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March 16
Update on Quality Instruction at Glamorgan School

Within teacher Professional Learning Communities (PLC) grade groups have been structured this school year to focus their learning and conversation on Mathematics. This work started with a school wide administration of the Math Intervention Programming Instrument (MIPI). These results were shared with teachers, and PLC groupings were then structured to have the grade group determine the greatest areas of gap from which to begin to develop further strategies, to support students to learn the concepts. Student work has been central to, and on the table, for teacher discussion to occur.

 

As a school we have now had a chance to review our recent Report Card data. Through this analysis we know further which students require additional support, and also we recognize that some students need to be further challenged. It is through the gap analysis of the MIPI and Report Card data, that as a school we are further strategizing to support your children. Some parents have or in the future will be receiving emailed letters to outline our Response to Intervention (RTI) for your awareness and support, with either mathematics or literacy. In partnership we again thank you for your support. Teaching staff is also working upon providing opportunities for student enrichment. As a school staff we are working diligently to ensure that the students in their care are being challenged, and supported, with their learning. 

 

With the arrival of Spring comes opportunity to remind students of our school wide expectations. These include all aspects of being at school and in our community. The work that we put into building a positive community is the solid foundation for all the academic growth we work toward. Please continue to assist us by reviewing the Student Expectations posted at the front of their Agenda (Grade K – 6), and also the Junior High Student Expectations which are posted by teachers on D2L. I thank you for your continued support to assist us to make Glamorgan School the very best it can be and to also promote that your child(ren) are extending themselves to be the best that they can be, to meet their individual potential.

 

Just recently a group of teachers signed up for a book study. We chose to read Mathematical Mindsets ‘Unleashing Students’ POTENTIAL Through Creative math, Inspiring Messages and INNOVATIVE TEACHING’ written by Jo Boaler. The study of the Brain and Mathematical Learning will assist us as teachers to continue to address the potential of our students, and look into the strategies to consider which could assist many of our students to have a growth mindset in mathematics, whereas they will, approach mathematics with confidence and enthusiasm. We are very excited about continuing to work to further develop the capacity of all of our teachers, teach them possibilities for developing rich mathematical tasks for their students, and determining next best steps for all students to be better prepared to accept having a growth mindset for Mathematics. Mathematics is a CBE District requirements for all School Development Plans and requires our additional efforts to ensure that gaps are reduced and that continued growth is maintained. 

 

Parents, please visit http://www.cbe.ab.ca/glamorgan often. The calendar will be updated as the months progress and activities become confirmed.

 

I thank you for your continued support of Glamorgan School.​

November 13
Leader in Me

When parents of our school community ask us how they can support the school, we like to respond that it would be most advantageous if you could support us with our school’s leadership initiative. Simply, “use the 7 Habits language at home.”

As the school year unfolds, the children are learning the language and meaning of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. By hearing the same language at home and at school, you send a strong message of what you believe is important and that we are all on the same team. In partnership, the message is that we want them to succeed and that we are here to support them.

Our Character Education supports success for each and every Glamorgan student and staff through ‘Personal Development’, ‘Citizenship’ and ultimately ‘Academic Success’. These components of CBE Results technically support our school and community through Character Education. Years ago we started with a ‘Leader in Me’ focus, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which also support our three pillars of care: Care for Our Self, Others and Our Place. 

As a Leader in Me School we are now in our fifth year. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People include:

1.    Be Proactive (You’re In Charge)

2.    Begin With The End In Mind (Have A Plan)

3.    Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

4.    Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

5.    Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood (Listen Before  You Talk)

6.    Synergize (Together Is Better)

7.    Sharpen The Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Please continue to assist us to support your children using the language of the 7 Habits.

The school has acquired a number of publications for students, teachers and parents regarding the teaching and learning of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This collection of books has been graciously provided through Glamorgan School Council. Some of the collection is on display in the cabinet by the main office. Please see our Library Assistant to borrow any our items in the collection.  

November 02
October / November Update

​Children quickly settled into their classrooms, have included new students to the school, while teachers have moved ahead on their agenda of quality teaching and learning from the very first bell. I am very proud and pleased of the dedicated teachers who are working together to ensure that every moment of school counts to maximize our opportunity for learning with your children. Parents and guardians, I thank you for your overwhelming support and partnership for the school based staff.

Parents we are very pleased that Glamorgan School now has a new website which will be more accessible for you from any device. Please check the website frequently for any changes or updates. The front page will list future events. ​

At Glamorgan School we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your child(ren). We strive to provide Personalization of Learning within a Traditional Learning structure, allowing for teaching and learning opportunities to be as unique as each and every student. Together we will continue to strive for excellence! Please directly connect with the classroom teachers as required at any time. If you wish to share kudos or to make us aware of particular feedback regarding the school, please send an email to the school at glamorgan@cbe.ab.ca​​.

Sincerely,
Kevin McDougall
Principal 


October 30
Get Connected

New School Website

We are very pleased that Glamorgan School now has a new website which will be more accessible for you from any device. Please check the website frequently for any changes or updates. The calendar page will list future events. Visit http://www.cbe.ab.ca/glamorgan often. The calendar will be updated October 31 for the months of November and December.

My CBE Account

Parents, to receive important messages from the school, view fees and make arrangements for fee payments, please create a My CBE Account. You are encouraged to visit the site on a regular basis as new fees are added throughout the year. Parents, you may access the page through a link on the main CBE page or directly at cbe.ab.ca/mycbe. If you encounter difficulty accessing your account, please contact the school’s administrative staff.  Directions are also available on the CBE fees webpage www.cbe.ab.ca/fees. As a school we have pulled information from a number of areas to have a reference sheet available for parents to reference to work through the process. It will be located on the parent tab of our school website.  ​

September 04
September Update

​Welcome to Glamorgan School and an exciting new school year. As one of CBE 16 Traditional Learning Centres with Alternate Program mandates, staff will continue to attend to the Standards of Practice which dictates the Guiding Principles and Programming. Alberta Learning provides the Program of Studies, which outlines the curriculum guidelines that all teachers must deliver. It is within these frameworks that Glamorgan School will provide excellent learning opportunities, and incorporate CBE Personalization of Learning with students to allow for students to achieve at their highest possible standard. Together we are all striving for continued excellence.  As the school Principal I am very excited and honoured to lead such a dynamic and professional staff. Glamorgan School is certainly a wonderful place to be and together we are pleased to have an opportunity to work with each of you. 

This August since staffing has been completed we have worked together to build a strong dynamic team. As a Learning Community we have a great deal to look forward to and to be excited about.  

(New Website)  Parents we are very pleased that Glamorgan School now has a new website which will be more accessible for you from any device. Please check the website frequently for any changes or updates. The cover page will list future events.

April 20
Welcome To Our New Online Home

Hello and welcome to our new website!!

The change is part of a system-wide upgrade of all CBE school websites to a new standard. While any technology change takes some getting used to, we hope you'll appreciate the new features such as being able to view it on your smart phone, and being able to find anything on the site using the search tool at the top of the page.

I invite you to explore the pages and check back often for the most current information about Glamorgan School. You can also watch this space for periodic updates and announcements of school-wide importance. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me anytime.​​

Kevin McDougall

 

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