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February 26
Water Main Break in Community

Parents and Guardians,

 

There has been a water main break in close proximity to Mount Royal School.   The CBE Facility Team has been working cooperatively with the City of Calgary to ensure that water is available to the school.  Students are still able to use the washroom facilities and wash their hands.  Bottled water has been available to all students for drinking.   It would be very helpful if students could bring bottled water with them to school tomorrow and Friday.  We will continue to have a supply of drinking water on hand.  

 

We do not know how long it will take for the water main to be fixed but our facility team will work with the City of Calgary to ensure that there continues to be water available to the school. 

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Bradey Thompson

Principal

Mount Royal School​

January 24
January Updates

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

 

Report cards are now available online using your MyCBE Account. Please find attached a guide to accessing the report card. Questions and concerns regarding the report card itself, please direct to your child’s teacher.

Accessing Online Report Cards.pdf 


 There have also been some changes regarding math stems. Please read the attached document for more information about the changes to assessment and reporting in mathematics. 

 K-9 Mathematics Report Card Stem Revision.pdf 

 

A reminder that bookings for Parent/ Teacher Conferences is now open and will remain open until January 29 and 12:00pm. After this time you will be unable to schedule a meeting for the January 30 event. You can find the booking site on your MyCBE Account.


Mr. Burt is on a short-term leave and will be returning the week of February 3rd. If you would like to meet with him after his return, please contact him directly by email at gaburt@cbe.ab.ca to set up a meeting.

On January 27, we will welcome Katie Antulov to our staff as she covers while Mr. Neustaeter is on leave. She will be available with Ms. McNab at Parent/Teacher Conferences on January 30th. 

 

There are no classes for students on January 30th & January 31st, 2020.​

January 10
Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  We hope that you enjoyed a restful break filled with friends, family and connection. We are excited to be back working with students in 2020.  We continue to focus on “Lion Pride” as we work each day to help students to be and do their very best. 

At Mount Royal School, we know that junior high school is a time for exploring new areas of learning in order to help determine passion, interests and aptitudes.  To that end, we offer a variety of complementary programs to support student exploration.  Our second semester begins January 27.  We will pass out new student schedules on January 20.  There will be some opportunity to request course changes though it is limited based on class size and availability.  We make every effort to ensure that students are in courses of interest.

We also want to remind parents and students that there are variety of extracurricular opportunities including sports teams and clubs.  Currently basketball tryouts are underway.  We also have just launched our Karaoke Club, GSA and Archery Clubs.  We encourage all students to listen to announcements and check the calendars to keep track of upcoming opportunities.

As we anticipate very cold weather in the coming weeks, we want to remind students and parents to be sure that students are dressed prepared for the weather.   This includes winter jackets, gloves, hats and footwear.  If you require support in accessing winter clothing please reach out to Ms. Teasdale so that we may provide assistance.

Finally, a reminder that we will be issuing digital report cards this year.  This is an effort to work more efficiently, reduce paper costs and is of benefit to the environment.  Report cards will be visible in your MyCBE / PowerSchool account. Once you log in, there will be a new tab visible on the main screen that says “Report Card”. You will see this tab once the report card is available, but not until then. Report cards will be available on January 24 at 12:30 PM.

September 16
Lion Pride!

​We have had a wonderful startup to the 2019-2020 school year.  Students have come with energy, enthusiasm and a desire to learn. 

We have started the year by reflecting on the concept of PRIDE.  Students and staff shared in our kickoff assembly things that make them proud of themselves, their school and our community. 

We look forward to meeting parents on September 19th from 6:30-8:00.



April 01
Announcement

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be retiring from the Calgary Board of Education at the end of this school year. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and the Mount Royal community for the past four years and this is a wonderful school to end my career on. Your children have brought me joy, laughter, sometimes frustration (lol) and I have cherished every minute of it. I have been fortunate to have such a supportive parent community- you truly work with the school to make Mount Royal a great place to work and learn.

I will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our school until June 30 and will make the transition to the new principal as seamless as possible. Please know you will always be in my heart and mind!

The Calgary Board of Education welcomes input from parents, students and staff regarding the programming and leadership attributes you value. Your input is taken into consideration as part of the hiring process and will support the selection of a new principal for Mount Royal School. It is also shared directly with the successful candidate to inform their entry plan into the school. An online survey will be available on the Mount Royal School website from tomorrow Tuesday, April  2 to Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  You may also click on this link: https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50045488/Mount-Royal-School-Principal-Selection

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February 13
Athletes Don't Vape....

​The students of Mount Royal have taken on the challenge of promoting wellness instead of the vaping trend that is sweeping our city. Our students have a strong belief in strong mind, strong body and would like to be seen as a positive role model for their peers. 

Teachers submitted names of students who they believe are excellent role models to respresent our school in wearing Athletes Don't Vape t-shirts to school. Very quickly other students wanted to participate and now we have an order in for others to join in.

We look forward to seeing how this innitative will impact our student body!

October 15
Below the Waterline

​Last week Dwayne Peace did a presentation for parents that was called "Parenting with Eyes Wide Open". I have heard Dwayne speak on several occasions and have read his newly published book. What stands out for me is his analogy that humans are like icebergs-that we only let others see 10% above our waterline. That most of who we are and what we stand for can be submerged in the 90% below our waterline.

Teens are no different. As parents and teachers we need to spend the time and effort it akes to see what is below our children's waterline-what makes them tick, what are they afraid of, what are they hiding from themselves and others?

Dwayne talks about everyone having a story that no one knows about and that if we took the time, we could gain more compassion, respect, understanding and empathy. Taking the time to look below the waterline is my lesson for the future!

September 27
Parenting Presentation

Parenting Presenting-Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm-8:30 pm-Mount Royal School

Parenting with Eyes Wide Open
2.5 hours – Adults ONLY-no students please

Book will be available at the end for $20 (inc. gst)

This parenting presentation is sponsored and paid for by the Mount Royal School Council.

This session provides the same information to parents that their children received in an abbreviated format and from a different angle. This session will cause parents to think about their parenting style and the bad habits that they have carried over from when they were raised. Parents will view the last 15 minutes of the 60 minute video the students watch. Dwayne will then share what the youth are telling him in the Part 2 small group sessions such as:

  • they are tired of the fighting, screaming and hollering going on in the house
  • they are tired of being compared to their siblings
  • they wish they were closer to their parents
  • they miss spending time with their dad’s
  • why are they under attack when they do something wrong but they are not celebrated when they do something right
  • they are afraid of not meeting their parents expectations…and much more.

There is also a portion of this section that focuses on Dad’s role in the family. This is a very powerful session for parents to attend for the sake of their children.

The book, “Parenting with Eyes Wide Open” was completed due to the many requests by parents to have one for a resource after the adult session was completed.

Please let Mrs. Weber know if you plan to attend this session at nweber@cbe.ab.ca .

 

 

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September 12
Meet the Teacher

​Our annual Meet the Teacher is coming up next week-Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-8:00. We will start with a very brief introduction in the gym of the staff and then allow parents times to speak to any teacher they wish in the same location. I would highly recommend that parents know who their child's TA is so they can connect during this open house.

August 28
School Start Up

​Where did the summer go? Parents, you must be excited as the students to have them come back to school! If you are recieving SchoolMessenger messages from our school you do not need to register your child at Mount Royal as they have been automatically rolled overed from our feeder schools.

On September 4 students return to school as follows:

8:30   Grade 7's only-they will spend time getting to know their TA teacher and how Mount Royal operates before the older students join them.

10:00     Grade 8 and 9

As far as school supplies goes, please ensure your child has the basic supplies: backpack, binder, paper, pencils, calculator, glue,  indoor running shoes for gym. Ipads or personal computers are also a nice option if families are able to provide this as we now have a new Wifi systems that can handle the traffic. Students can either bring their gym strip from last year or purchase a new set in September.

Switching classes-we are asking that parents do not ask to have their child switch into another class. Teachers have spent copious amounts of time creating the best learning environment for their child. Students do not always recognize the best environment for learning which includes they might not be in the same class as their friends. They will still probably be in optiuons, health and PE together anyways.

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Teachers at Mount Royal School were so excited to be able to connect with their students this week in Google Meet! Looking forward to continue next week. Just a few little reminders when engaging in online meetings: https://t.co/f06Ijt12hi

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Our awesome teachers hosted their first Google Meets with our awesome students today. Teachers were so excited to reconnect! Remember to use your gmail-“educbe”account to login and to email teachers if you are having challenges. We are so Proud of all of you! #lionpride. https://t.co/OJVc4R1PqX

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